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New Features

  • AKD2G Drive Integration:
    • Single and Multi-Axis drive variants
    • Features not yet available: firmware download, capture, I/O, feedback #2-5
    • Note: Please contact Kollmorgen for latest AKD2G firmware and KAS software.
  • New PCMM Dual-Core model
    • Supported with PLCopen Motion Engine
    • PipeNetwork Motion Engine is not fully supported yet.
  • Windows 10 Support (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • PAC software support has been removed due to hardware End-of-Life

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.

Any ideas why this doesn't work?  PCMM, AKD on EtherCAT, v3 of KAS IDE.

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File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz single-core PCMM. Note: PCMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz). This is a patch version for the initial v3.01 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.01
Release Date 
Friday, January 4, 2019
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for single-core PCMM. Note: PCMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz). This version is a patch to the v3.01 initial release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.01
Release Date 
Friday, January 4, 2019
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for single-core PCMM. Note: PCMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz).
Language 
English
Release 
3.01
Release Date 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz single-core PCMM. Note: PCMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz).
Language 
English
Release 
3.01
Release Date 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Features

  • AKD2G Drive Integration:
    • Single and Multi-Axis drive variants
    • Firmware download
    • Digital and Analog I/O
    • Features not yet available: Capture, Feedback #2-5, Backup/Restore
    • Note: Please contact Kollmorgen for latest AKD2G firmware and KAS software.
  • PCMM Dual-Core model
    • Fully supported with PLCopen and PipeNetwork Motion Engines
  • Multiple KAS versions installed on the same computer
  • IDE Ease-of-Use Enhancements

The attached KAS projects are blank templates for users that want to start completely from scratch. They do not have sample code, control panels, and KVB projects that other template programs built into the KAS IDE software have. They only contain calls to subprograms that are available at this KDN page (https://www.kollmorgen.com/en-us/developer-network/initialize-ethercat-communication-and-motion-engine/) and will call initialization code to build any cam profiles, PLCopen axis, and Pipenetwork blocks setup in the Project Explorer of the KAS IDE software.

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.

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