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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 KAS IDE contains a Simulator that can help to shorten development time. The Simulator provides the following advantages.

  • Machine software development can start before (or parallel with) bringing in production.
  • Run the full application: HMI, PLC and I/O
  • Shorten development time, by limiting down time waiting for other engineers (mechanical, electrical…) to test, fix and tune the real machine.
  • Save cost, by limiting broken hardware due to software bugs.

The following video reviews the  IDE Simulator operation:

Starting with a project template saves the user development time. KAS Project Starter Templates contain:

  • code for programming motion and machine code
  • an internal control panel for developing and debugging programs
  • a HMI program to use with the Kollmorgen AKI HMI’s.

The user can then build on this foundation to complete their application. The following video reviews key features in the KAS project starting template.

Starting with the 3.04 release of KAS there are PLC function blocks to send or receive data with TCP/IP communication. The below video goes through the two attached sample programs. One is a program with TCP/IP receive function blocks that in the video is run on a PDMM controller. The other has TCP/IP send function blocks and is run on the simulator on a development computer. Under the video is an application note going through which new function blocks need to be used an in what order in order to send and/or receive TCP/IP data.

File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz).
Language 
English
Release 
3.04
Release Date 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 1.2 GHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM Runtime version and KAS IDE version must be identical (e.g. both must have version 3.00.x.zzzz).
Language 
English
Release 
3.04
Release Date 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM 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 v.3.03 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.03
Release Date 
Thursday, June 11, 2020
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 1.2 GHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM 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 v3.03 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.03
Release Date 
Thursday, June 11, 2020
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 800 MHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM 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 v.3.03 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.03
Release Date 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
File Description 
KAS Runtime Firmware for 1.2 GHz AKD PDMM. Note: PDMM 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 v3.03 release.
Language 
English
Release 
3.03
Release Date 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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