AN-315 EtherCAT setup for Panasonic A5B Drive

AN-315 EtherCAT setup for Panasonic A5B Drive

The recommendations within this document applies to the Trio MC464+P876 EtherCAT master and the Trio MC4N-ECAT EtherCAT Master used with the Panasonic Minas A5B EtherCAT servo drive.

When delivered, the Panasonic A5B has 2 features set; the Positive Over Travel Input (POT) and the Negative Over Travel input (NOT). If these are connected to limit switches then the system will work in the usual way until the limit switch is triggered. If limit switches are not connected, then the servo drive must have the POT and NOT functions disabled.

T
he programs should be adapted to suit the application on the machine. For example an initial setup might need to set the parameters in all the drives fitted. Another version of the setup program might be used to set up only one drive when a faulty drive is replaced.

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