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Is it just me, or is search broken on KAS 3.02 online documentation? 

I'm going to just use the 3.01 docs for now.

I'm controlling my PCMM from a custom C# .NET Windows application which is also controlling some other hardware. I can currently communicate with the drive via http get/set requests. But what is the recommended method to communicate with the drive? Is Modbus the way to go? Is there a recommended modbus library?

I'd like to be able to select from the loaded cam profiles on the control panel, and remotely. Is there a way to populate a Combo-Droplist with the names of all loaded cam profiles? Or to get a list from a global variable?

The following table provides a resource for what firmware is associated with each release of the KAS IDE. This includes both firmware for the drive built into the AKD-PDMM controller, as well as the firmware for other drives that may be used within KAS.

I have one AKD Ethercat axis configured and working in KAS IDE, but have 4 identical axes.  How can I copy/duplicate the working axis in my IDE config?

The following video goes through the steps needed to create a subprogram (sometimes called User Defined Function Block or UDFB), call the UDFB in another PLC program, and monitor code inside the UDFB while a project is running. This is useful for when similar or identical code needs to be called in multiple locations or for multiple axis.

This page covers the new features, changes, defect fixes, and known issues in an KVB (Kollmorgen Visualization Builder) software release. KVB is a separate software package that is integrated with the KAS (Kollmorgen Automation Suite) IDE and Runtime software.

Information contained in this release note is subject to change.

The following videos show how to configure AKD servo drives inside of the KAS IDE software. The drive setup screens found in the AKD Workbench software are embedded into the KAS IDE software, but you have to have a project running on your controller or turn on Online Configuration Mode.

First video shows accessing drive configuration screens while a program is running


The following video shows the steps required to make an online change to PLC code with the KAS IDE software. This allows the user to make changes without having to stop the project from running on a controller.


Series of three videos showing how to add camming to a PLCopen project in the KAS IDE with a PDMM or PCMM controller. The first video shows how to use the cam creation tool in the KAS IDE to create a cam profile by specifying master and slave points. The second video shows adding the MC_CamTblSelect function block in PLC code and selecting the cyclic, master absolute, and slave absolute options. The third video shows adding the MC_CamIn function block, filling in the inputs and outputs, and finally running your project to see the cam profile run on an axis in the simulator.