sean1002

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  1. KINETIX 300 EDS FILE

    Hi Ken, Thanks for the input. I've spent a bit more time today working on this project. The guys at Hilscher sent me a setup file for the Generic modular adapter. I reduced the amount of data I'm trying to read and write to the drive to 16 Bytes input and 16 Bytes output. I'm now able to see some data from the drive in my PLC data file. So devicenet is happy. However the drive goes into fault after about 10 - 15 seconds with a communication error. I suspect it only likes to read and write the assemblies in their entirety and not partially, as i'm trying to do.This only happens when the drive is connected to the Nettap. If I unplug the network cable from the drive it doesn't fault. I think you may be right that the amount and format of data in the assemblies is too much for devicenet to handle. I may try to mask out some data in the gateway so I only read and write what I actually need over devicenet.
  2. KINETIX 300 EDS FILE

    Good luck sorting it out. The tech support guys at Hilscher have suggested I try using one of their generic EDS files. They've sent a sample file of how they think it might work. I'm working on site at the moment so won't get to try it till the weekend. Will let you know how I get on. I would also be very interested to get your thoughts on the EZ EDS option. Thanks.
  3. KINETIX 300 EDS FILE

    Thanks Kaiser_will. We had many issues with different versions of Java when we first started working with this unit. We now have the drive  configured and working on discrete I/O but are looking to control and monitor it via the Ethernet IP port. The info on the pull up resistors is interesting though.
  4. KINETIX 300 EDS FILE

    Hi Ken, I'm using a device called NetTap NT100-RE-DN made by a company called Hilscher. It comes with configuration software Sycon.net.
  5. KINETIX 300 EDS FILE

    We are trying to control a kinetix 300 with an existing PLC5 which has a devicenet scanner in the rack. We are using a gateway to connect from the devicenet network to the Kinetix drive. The gateway is setup as a slave on the devicenet network and scanner on the Ethernet side. We have downloaded the EDS file for the kinetix 300 from the rockwell download site. When we import the EDS file into the gateway setup we don't see any Input or Output assemblies. Is there an EDS file for ethernet IP that describes the hardware in its entirety? Specifically parameter 113, 114 and 115. The gateway is functioning correctly as a slave on devicenet.