Communicating With Kollmorgen AKD in LabVIEW Without SoftMotion

Updated Feb 27, 2023

Reported In


  • AKD Series Servo Drive
  • AKM Brushless Servo Motor


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module


  • NI-Industrial Communications for Ethernet/IP
  • NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT

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?


You can use any compatible industrial protocol that LabVIEW has a driver for, such as NI-Industrial Communication for Ethernet/IP, NI-Industrial Communication for EtherCAT and MODBUS Communication Palette available through the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

You can check for the commands available by referring to the manuals below: