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Can I command with Softmotion a 3rd Party Drive through the ctrlX PLC?

Can I command with Softmotion a 3rd Party Drive through the ctrlX PLC?

ericvergara
Occasional Contributor

Hello,

We want to connect a Panasonic MADLT15BF to the Ethercat network,

When we add it in the ctrlX IO Software it seems that a Softmotion Axis is added automatically:

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The problem is that then in the ctrlX PLC we do not know where to place our Panasonic Softmotion axis because under the datalayer instance of the Panasonic we can just insert a Softmotion Rexroth Axis or a Softmotion Standard Axis

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Where do we need to place the Softmotion axis if we want to use the SM3 Libraries with this axis?

Thanks,

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georkueh
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Hello,

is your problem solved already?

kind regards

ericvergara
Occasional Contributor

No,

As I would like to know if it is possible and if not if it is planned to command a 3rd Party drive with Softmotion or PLC Open,

ericvergara
Occasional Contributor

Are there more insights regarding this?

Hello,

I think Panasonic MADLT15BF is an EtherCAT CoE device.

If you want to use SoftMotion for CoE device, first you have to install ctrlX Works V1.20, then install CODESYS SoftMotion 4.13.0.0.package.

And you have to install our Adaption package (Please see attachment).

You can insert SoftMotion CoE axis now (work as SM_Drive_GenericDSP402 axis):

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ericvergara
Occasional Contributor

Hello JimmyWan,

Thanks for the information, I do not have access to the Codesys Softmotion 4.13.0.0, I have the 4.12,

Can you please share it with me?

Many thanks!

Hello,

The SoftMotion package is too big to upload. You can download it from CODESYS website:

https://store.codesys.com/en/codesys-softmotion-sl-bundle.html

But CODESYS SoftMotion 4.12 is also OK!

ericvergara
Occasional Contributor

Hello,

This option is enabled, true, but when I try to add the CoE axis this message appears,

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Any idea why?

I have the Sofmotion 4.13, the adapation package 1.20 and the Core V20,

Thanks,

ericvergara
Occasional Contributor

Ok now is fixed, 

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Hello ericvergara,

How did you fix your problem?

Basically, I try to use one HCS01 and one XCS both in COE but I'm struggling to make them operating.

A special feature in CtrlX IO Engineering as well?

Thanks

ericvergara
Occasional Contributor

Hello Nathanael,

In this case it was a Panasonic axis so I used the "Adding Softmotion CoE Axis" below the Datalayer node and it worked,

With a ctrlX Drive I also experienced this error, when I added the standard .xml version I could not add the Sofmotion CoE Axis below,

ericvergara_2-1693475924970.png

 

 

What I did to solve this it was to go to the Drive Engineering > Master communication > RPDO 0 and generate my own .xml

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After this I added the .xml to the ctrlX IO software so when I scanned the Ethercat I read my .xml of the device

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I transfered this configuration and then in the PLC Engineering I could add the Softmotion CoE axis! 

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Hope this helps,

Mind that there is an error in the MC_Power block of the softmotion using ctrlX Drive with Coe,

Solved in this thread:

https://developer.community.boschrexroth.com/t5/CODESYS-PLC-Add-ons/ctrlX-Drive-as-a-CoE-Slave-drive...

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