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Firmware on an AKI-CDB Panel can be loaded either by Ethernet or by USB.

Setup if Loading via Ethernet 

If loading via Ethernet, make sure that the computer IP address is in the same range as the AKI - CDB Panel and that the subnet mask is the same.  The computer will need to be set with a static IP address.  If you need to set it as static or change the IP address you can do it through the Network Properties:


Attached is an example of using the Kollmorgen HMI (AKI) and recipe motion task to an AKD.

From the Kollmorgen Visualization Builder under the list of System Tags there is a tag called New Screen ID and its definition.


If you click Add->System Tag in the Tag list, you can assign your desired Modbus address to it. The one shown is the one I used just for testing purpose so I could change the value using USER.INT1 in Workbench Terminal. Change it to the one you need for your case.

The following procedure outlines setting up Modbus RTU communications between the AKI HMI and a third party device.  With a Modbus TCP/IP connection between the PxMM and the same AKI HMI this configuration allows data to be transferred between the ModBus RTU device and the PxMM


Select “Other Modbus Devices” check box in the IDE Controller Configuration

Visão Geral

Para visualizar os alarmes dos drives AKDs na IHM AKI é necessário cadastar todos os alarmes de cada drive no Alarm Server da IHM e inserir código no programa fonte do PLC. Este documento ensina a usar as opção de importação de tabelas e códigos de para facilitar a implementação dos alarmes no projeto de controle.

Importando a lógica de alarmes para o PLC

O arquivo Alarm.xk5 contém o código necessário para a visualização de todos os alarmes para um drive AKD na IHM.


To view the AKDs alarms on the HMI AKI is necessary to register all alarms of each drive in the HMI Alarm Server and insert code in the PLC source program. This document teaches the use of import tables and PLC source program to facilitate the implementation of alarms in the control project.

A KVB project can easily be created from within the KAS IDE software.  Following are the step-by-step instructions.  KVB (Kollmorgen Visualization Builder) is the software used for developing HMI screens and programs for the AKI series HMI panels.  Variables in the KAS program can be linked to tags in KVB using Modbus addresses, but this is all handled quite simply by the KAS IDE.  The term “tag” in KVB refers to a variable.  These tags can be linked directly to objects, such as an analog numeric field, so as to view or edit the value of the tag.  Tags can also

This document demonstrates how to program the AKI HMI and AKD-T ( BASIC ) to  enter ( or view ) decimal values on the AKI screen and how scaling works in the AKI and AKD BASIC drive.

Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB) software contains built in System Tags that give users access to information generated in the panel, and has a C# scripting engine that allows them to add custom logic.