Communicating with Kollmorgen AKD in LabVIEW without SoftMotion

Updated Jul 17, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • AKD Series Servo Drive
  • AKM Brushless Servo Motor

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • Saphir GModBus Over TCP Toolkit
  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module

Driver

  • NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP

Issue Details

I need to write and read simple commands to my Advanced Kollmorgen Drive (AKD) in LabVIEW without NI SoftMotion. What are my options?

Solution

You can use any compatible industrial protocol that LabVIEW has a driver for, such as Ethernet/IP or Modbus. Just make sure there are commands that you can send to the AKD:

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