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This application note details how to setup and use the Security management built in to the KVB software.

It also demonstrates how to import and export Security groups using the USB stick in the AKI/HMI Panel.

Finally it shows how to read the currently logged in user from the AKI/HMI Panel to the PCMM or PCMM controller.

Sometimes a user would like verification that a new recipe has been loaded. The following describes two methods for doing this.

Method 1

Add the System Tag “LatestLoadedRecipeName” and tie it to a string variable (example: LastRecipeLoadedName) in the PxMM. The PxMM will know if the recipe has been loaded if the recipe name changes.

When the recipe changes a AKI popup message could also be displayed:

The popup is created in kvb as a new screen and can appear automatically when  “LatestLoadedRecipeName” changes by setting up in the Actions field: Show Screen” action:

File Description 
This is the runtime for AKI-CDC panels used with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB). Note that the runtime is only for the CDC model HMI panels.
Language 
English
Release 
2.40
Release Date 
Monday, May 7, 2018
File Description 
This is the runtime for AKI-CDC panels used with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB). Note that the runtime is only for the CDC model HMI panels.
Language 
English
Release 
2.2
2.20
Release Date 
Friday, June 9, 2017

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.

With KVB, recipe data will get lost when adding/removing tags or changing data types on tags (variables). The following procedure outlines how to save the data for use with the changed layout:

A recipe can be used in an HMI program to store and select groups of data to be used without having to enter the data each time it is used.  It is easy to create a recipe in KVB by clicking on Insert / Recipe and give the recipe a name. 

A recipe consists of Items and Data.  Each recipe item has a name (any name you want) and a tag.  You can add as many Items to the recipe as needed.  The data (or Runtime Data) consists of groups of tag values.  These groups are called "Runtime Recipe Titles".  Each Runtime Recipe Title contains user defined values for each tag associated with the recipe.  The purpose of the recipe is to allow the user to select and use the data in each Runtime Recipe Title as needed.

This page contains links to the sample projects created in all versions of KVB.

These projects are for use in AKI panels connected directly to AKD servo drives and communicating over Modbus TCP.  The AKI panel is the master and all AKD drives are slaves.  These projects were NOT created for use with KAS.

 

KVB 2.20 software works with all CDA, CDB, CDC panels without having to do any firmware changes on those HMIs.

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.

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