Communicating With Kollmorgen AKD in LabVIEW Without SoftMotion

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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
  • 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?

Solution

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 Library for LabVIEW

You could check for the commands available referring to the manuals below: