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With KVB, recipe data will get lost when adding/removing tags or changing data types on tags (variables). The following procedure outlines how to save the data for use with the changed layout:

The following is based on what was learned and worked through phone and WebEx support. The conventions in this application note cannot be guaranteed to work with your hardware model or software version. We cannot supply a sample HMI project.

The General MODBUS TCP Master is selected for the driver and the target AKD IP Address is selected. This will need to match your target drive’s IP address. Port No. 502 is the standard port# for Modbus TCP.

A recipe can be used in an HMI program to store and select groups of data to be used without having to enter the data each time it is used.  It is easy to create a recipe in KVB by clicking on Insert / Recipe and give the recipe a name. 

A recipe consists of Items and Data.  Each recipe item has a name (any name you want) and a tag.  You can add as many Items to the recipe as needed.  The data (or Runtime Data) consists of groups of tag values.  These groups are called "Runtime Recipe Titles".  Each Runtime Recipe Title contains user defined values for each tag associated with the recipe.  The purpose of the recipe is to allow the user to select and use the data in each Runtime Recipe Title as needed.

Note: I don’t have EzWare Plus software or the HMI and no specifics on software revisions or HMI hardware revisions or models. I have no sample project.

The following is based on what worked and was learned through support.

If a data field is declared as 32 bit in the Maple and you are trying to read an AKD parameter or AKD BASIC variable, the Maple needs an offset of 1 from the WB Help starting address and also word swapping.

For example in the AKD BASIC program

This page contains links to the sample projects created in all versions of KVB.

These projects are for use in AKI panels connected directly to AKD servo drives and communicating over Modbus TCP.  The AKI panel is the master and all AKD drives are slaves.  These projects were NOT created for use with KAS.

 

KVB 2.20 software works with all CDA, CDB, CDC panels without having to do any firmware changes on those HMIs.

File Description: 
Valid for KVB software 2.20 SP2 Build 2.22.353.0. This HMI program is set up to run motion tasks in the AKD drive. The operator can select from 5 motion tasks saved in the drive and run the selected task. The distance and speed of one other task can be edited by the operator. This program is also set up to run a manual jog move in velocity mode. For more information, see the application note included in this package.
Language: 
English
Release: 
2.20
Release Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017
File Description: 
Valid for KVB software 2.20 SP2 Build 2.22.353.0. An HMI program that is setup to work with a Basic program in the AKD Basic drive. Allows the operator to select and execute five pre-programmed position moves saved in the Basic program. The operator can edit the distance and speed of one pre-programmed position move. Indicators show the status of motion. The HMI will indicate if homing is complete and the homing move can be started from the HMI.
Language: 
English
Release: 
2.20
Release Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017
File Description: 
KAS AKI2G datasheet providing overview, features, and specifications for the next generation HMIs.
Language: 
English
Release: 
2.12
Release Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
File Description: 
Mechanical drawing that provides cut-out template and dimensions.
Language: 
English
Release: 
2.12
Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
File Description: 
KAS AKI2G HMI 3D model for CAD programs.
Language: 
English
Release: 
2.12
Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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