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Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB) software has built in alarm features. Users can easily determine when certain values of tags will raise alarms, how they are displayed on the HMI, how they can be cleared, how users can view a history of past alarms, and if text messages or emails should be sent along with certain alarms. The video embedded below goes through the basics of setting alarms and options for how they are viewed on Kollmorgen AKI HMI panels.

New features include TCP/IP Function Blocks, BBH FSoE Master + SafePLC with KAS-IDE and AKD2G w/ SMM, KAS IDE-WorkBench Improvements, new File Management functions, DriveParamStrRead, Multi-select PDO objects, new axis parameter to read PLCopen user units, and more!

The video embedded below goes through how to add security features with Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB). Shows how to create accounts with different levels of security and how to make objects in HMI screens either hidden or disabled unless you login to a certain level of security

Video embedded below shows how to use the Recipe feature built into KVB software to change the value of multiple tags all at once. You can create the recipe ahead of time through spreadsheet views in KVB software, or create new/modify existing recipes on the HMI panel.
Watch a video which shows how to add multiple languages inside one project in the Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB) software. Using a built-in action, the user can change all the strings in an HMI project at once from one language to another. This is helpful as only a single project has to be maintained, no matter where in the world it might be shipped.

Video embedded below will show how you can create and launch a Kollmorgen Visualization Builder (KVB) project from within the KAS IDE software. When this is done, all the variables/tags that have a check in the KVB column of the KAS IDE Dictionary will automatically be given a modbus address and imported into KVB along with the IP address of the PDMM/PCMM controller. Also, the KVB project will be saved along with everything else in the KAS project to one file on your computer with the .KAS extension, so the HMI project and PLC/Motion control project will always stay together.

Below video goes through steps to setup communication between an OPC UA server and an AKI HMI panel using KVB software. Will have to go to the Tag setup screen to add another "controller" to the project which in this case is the OPC UA server. Need to know the URL address where the OPC Server is running, and can setup a login user name and password if it does not support an anonymous login. Also, can setup a default name space number which will make entering the names of tags easier.

Important to note is that the Import Project feature in KVB is for Exter panel based Information Designer project migration to KVB.  If the HMI project was done with Cimrex panels the migration is two stepped where you need to first update the Cimrex Prog project to Information Designer and then next to KVB.


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: