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  1. Hi Guys, I need your various suggestion and helps on this issues. Past few days we facing an issues whereby the gantry of Z-axis which using the Kinetix 5500 servo drive straight crash down on the conveyor. The fault was Excessive Velocity Error and the first thing we took a look was the teaching and the speed. Somehow the teaching value of the motor and the speed was alright, we are running the axis on 100% speed. We have no idea the fault might be on the wiring or it might be the acceleration of the motor speed. We use to run this machine onsite at various customer, and this happens past few days. We run out of idea and we will be very much appreciated if there is any helpful idea could be bring up to. Steps taken so far; - Verify encoder value - Checked teaching position - Verify speed,acceleration and deceleration value was correct - Power motor connector was shielded  
  2. Kinetix 300 servo drive

    Is there a real-time help resource for this thing other than the worthless AB site, on which the support page has been giving an error message for 2 weeks?
  3. I am looking to replace a SIC Hiperface encoder with a standard 1024 encoder. I see how to change the protocol here but am wondering what else I would have to change. Thanks for your help!
  4. I know it may sound stupid but I am new with Studio 5000 and trying to build a project where I have to home my servo drive other than the position to zero and it is not fix but rather decided by a safety switch. What I am looking for is a dynamic Home position Entry which I am able to find it in the axis parameter but not in the CIP_Structure. Is any kind of motion FB for home position set entry? Any help would be useful. Thanks PS: Studio 5000 v30, Kinetex 5500 v7.01, L33ERM processor
  5. Is there a way to monitor the Temperature of a Servo Motor on Allen Bradley Servo motors... MPL? PLC: CompactLogix 1769-L30ERM Drive: Kinetix 6500   Motors: MPL-B310P-MJ72AA, and  MPL-B560F-MJ72AA I would like to be able to monitor the temperature, and flash a warning screen on the HMI if the Motor gets too hot, or perhaps shut down the operation before the Motor overload trips. The drive and PLC are connected through Ethernet IP What I don’t know is if that Motor heatsink temperature information is available to the PLC.
  6. HI  , I would like to ask you for your opinion    THIS IS MY PROBLEM WITH THE kinetix 6500  The equipment was working fine , but now i cant make to servo move with the program, cant run the test or autotuning    Status in front of servo drives say running. Everything is green, no errors,     when I activate the MSO  I can hear a click  at servodrive, but the servo is not energized, because i dont hear the usual noise when the servo is energized, I have check the cables and conectors, everythig is fines, I check the servo resistence , no shortcuts or open lines, The wierd part is when the servos are in the running state i can move by hand, they are supossed to be locked.     after that I activate the home MAH, or test or autotuning , or a direct command ,and then it  fails  When i try to jog . move, test or  autotuning  the servo it says s55 velocity error or excess positon error, i can not get servo to move at all I can see the position from the encoder back to the plc. I have turned the servo and i see the position at actualposition     Before the equipment was working , moving , I just swith it off one day, and the next day I couldnt make it move   Best regards    I have added the programm as an attachment k6500.ACD
  7. Kinetix 6000 MAPC issues

    Hi guys, been using this site for a long time, it has come in handy alot. However I have recently taken on my first servo project, heres an overview of the project We have a filling machine that has a separate dosing system to the filler head. It used to keep the dosing in time by adjusting a 0-10v signal to an inverter to make sure that a flag makes a sensor in a set window. I have installed an encoder on the filling head and an mpl servo to the dosing. I have then used an MAPC instruction to follow the encoder, the cam is 0-360 and it follows a straight linear line. I have installed of this as a temporary set up on one of the filling machines (we have 2) and it is working perfectly. I have now installed this on the second machine as a permanent set up with a panelview plus 7, L71 cpu. However it is giving a very strange problem on first power up, the encoder is giving the exact same position as before it was powered down. however as soon as the MAPC executes the servo axis  faults, giving an overspeed fault. the servo doesnt even look like its attempting to move (however it is through a 10-1 gearbox). if i then home the encoder it then runs absolutely perfectly until it is powered down again. I am beginning to think it may be to do with the master lock and cam lock position, as the cycle stop position of the two machines are different. however I just cant seem to get my head around i the difference between them.   Hopefully that makes sense any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks Rhys   c1_dosing.ACD
  8. Kinetix 6500

    Hello All, I'm completely new to the motion control systems and I'm interested in learning servo programming and motion control. I was trying to find a good resource that I can start learning from A-Z, but I couldn't find any. I have a demo kit with compactlogix processor and two kinetix 6500 drives with servo motors. What is the best way to learn it. If you guys have any resources or basic sample program please help me. Any learning material would be helpful. Thank You All
  9. Servo gearing

    should be an easy question.......have a machine with several AB Kinetix 350 servos......no problem gearing them together or gearing them to an Ether/IP encoder. can't seem to find any method to gear them to a local io encoder channel. any suggestions? thanks, bob
  10. Kinetix 5500 with Mpl motors

    Hi everyone. I am after some feedback from anyone who has used the Kinetix 5500 drives with Mpl motors on a motion project containing up to 12-18 axis. How reliable have they been? What logix firmware did you end up with?  I have used both the Kinetix 6000/6500/300 drives in the past but would like another opinion before I attempt to promote this product to my customer. Thanks 
  11. Motion Axis Gearing (MAG)

    Has anyone had any experience with motion axis gearing on Kinetix 5500 Drive with VPL servo motor. I have a project with a 5370 L33 ERS compact logix controller, one of the items we are doing is tapping a drilled hole. I have set it up to do an approach with one servo with a MAM command then MAG the other servo as the master. It is to tap, MAS, then return, un-link and go home. When I tap the hole it will tap about six holes flawlessly then on the seventh hole it starts its tap and when it stops to reverse it faults the axis when the axis goes to reverse after MAS. The fault that I receive is Feedback past factory limit. I also found that every time this happens I find 6 data packets lost. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks
  12. I have an application using Kinetix 6500 servos and Compactlogix PLC. The app requires a change to the MasterPositionFilterBandwidth(MPFB) at particular times during gearing motion depending on the circumstances. This value can be changed instantly using an SSV instruction but I have found the new MPFB value does not take effect until the Axis is stopped or turned off. Once either of these has occurred, the new MPFB value becomes active on the next gearing motion instruction. Can anyone help me with how I can make this MPFB value take effect immediately?
  13. Small Wire Winder Project

    I have a project I am starting and I have to be able to wind a small diameter wire onto a 1/16" shaft, .5 to 1.5" wide and 13 layers at a max speed of 2,000 rpm. Is there anyone who has done something like this and have some sample code? I am gearing 2 Kinetix 350 drives with 2 AB servos.I have a separate tension unit that I have to communicate via RS485. Not to concerned about that. As the coil winds the traverse will move the wire back and forth.