A connection via the panel or EoE to the ctrlX DRIVE has been successfully established.
Select the relevant axis by right hand mouse click.
Next select: Firmware update.
Then select the firmware version file you want the drive to be updated to.
Press button: Update.
Agree to start the firmware update.
Depending on the condition of the axis additionally the axis need to be switched to configuration mode.
Then firmware update by transmitting the data will start.
Wait until “Firmware update” is finished.
Next restart the drive by switching it (24V) off and on again..
Drive will come back again (firmware updated).
The firmware update tab is disabled on my drive, any idea what could be the reason?
Also, where can we get access to the latest CtrlX Drive firmware?
I have the same problem. I'm connected through XF10 using the following method:
Ok so it looks like you need the EtherCAT master to be in PRE OP, you need the drive to be in CM (new operating mode, similar to PM), and you need to connect to the drive via EOE for those instructions to work. I was unable to connect with EOE in the beginning so the only thing I could connect with was the “Control Unit” method. This won’t allow you to make a FW rev apparently.
As for connecting to the drive via EOE, I sort of learned this from the following link:
I think my initial problem was that the default state of the CtrlX Drive Demo units (or at least the one that was given to me) is that the ethercat master is enabled, but EOE is not. Therefore you can't scan for the drive with CtrlX Drive Engineering using the IP Address Search (aka EOE, I believe), so you have to manually enable EOE using CtrlX IO Engineering on the Ethercat master and slave drives (or in this case the CtrlX Drive hosting the Ethercat master as well), before you can scan the drive in.
Also, in case you are not sure about which of the 5 ports on the drive to use, i used the engineering port (XF10) throughout the entire processes mention above.
Hope this helps.
Where can you download the firmware files or see the revision histories? I can't seem to find a download page directly from Google and I'm going in circles trying to navigate the website.
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