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The KAS PxMM Controllers contain a built in webserver for access to the PxMM without having to work through the IDE. Functionality include:

Below is a video showing the steps to create a new PLCopen axis in the KAS IDE. First you will add an axis by right clicking the PLCopen section in the Project Explorer. After giving the new axis a name, you can open a pop-up window to modify the default axis settings. First, you can select if it is a servo axis that will be mapped to an AKD drive, a virtual axis, or a digitizing axis mapped to an external encoder. Then, you can setup the user units per rev for the axis with the ratio formed between the User Units and Drive Interface Unis parameters.

The following chart outlines the networks (field buses) supported by the PCMM and PDMM and the key  parameters of each.


Hardware Revision Firmware Version Date Remarks
DB 1.6 30.05.2012 Starting version, incl. AKD HWR D and PDMM HWR B
EB 1.13.0 and later 2014-12 Hardware revision for export classification traceability purposes

You have just received new KAS installation files consist of KAS IDE installer and PxMM Controller FW. Follow the steps below to upgrade your KAS System to the newer version.

Below are step by step instructions with screenshots on how to integrate a 3rd Party EtherCAT device onto a network with a PDMM or PCMM controller using KAS IDE software. There are also two embedded videos showing how to access all of these parameters in the software. The first video shows the main three steps to integrate a 3rd party device onto the EtherCAT network including importing an ESI file, scanning the network, and mapping program variables to PDO inputs and outputs.

Attached is a video demonstrating features of the PxMM web server. It can be accessed inside the IDE or directly from a web browser.

Capabilities include:

The following outlines setting up KAS project to read S700 Digital Inputs into a PxMM program:

Through high speed , deterministic PDO channel:

  • Use S700 FW 5.18 or greater

  • Set DRVCNFG3 Bit 16 = 1

Attached are two subprograms that can be imported to the Project Explorer of the KAS IDE software. They are companions to the built in GetCtrlErrors function block which has a Q output that lets the user know if there is an active Alarm or Error, and will populate two boolean arrays of size 100 to let the user know which specific Alarms and Errors are currently active.

Attached is a word doc:

- With a table showing the methods to configure, backup, and restore a PxMM System

- Supporting screen shots