SoftMotion Geared Axes Become Unsynchronized After Hitting Limit Switch

Updated Jul 2, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • Kollmorgen Drive and Motor Cable

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

Issue Details

I am synchronizing two motor drives with SoftMotion Gearing, but one of the drives becomes disabled after hitting a limit switch. Re-enabling the drive is required to move the motor again. How do I resolve this?

Solution

There are multiple potential causes for this behavior. Try the following troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue:
  • If you are wiring the same limit switch to both drives, consider wiring it only to the master drive.
  • If using Kollmorgen AKD drives, ensure that the settings in the SoftMotion Axis Configuration does not conflict with any settings in the Kollmorgen Workbench software.

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