NI SoftMotion Support for AKD C and N Drives

Updated Aug 29, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW SoftMotion Module
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

  • Does NI SoftMotion Support Kollmorgen AKD C an N drives?
  • I am trying to add the Kollmorgen AKD C drive as an EtherCAT slave to use with NI SoftMotion but I can't get the drive to be recognized by the project. How can I add these drives?
  • I have added a Kollmorgen AKD C drive to my NI EtherCAT Master but cannot bind the drive to a SoftMotion axis. How can I bind the axis?


Currently, NI SoftMotion only supports the Kollmorgen AKD P drives. This means that the C and N AKDs will not work with SoftMotion, axes cannot be bound to these drives and require a separate ESI file to be added to a NI EtherCAT Master. 

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