SoftMotion Drive Interface (SDI) Plug-in Feature Compatibility

Publish Date: Jan 14, 2019 | 1 Ratings | 5.00 out of 5 | Print

Overview

SoftMotion Drive Interface (SDI) allows the LabVIEW SoftMotion Module to communicate with third-party EtherCAT motor drives using plug-ins. SDI Plug-ins are packages of VIs and support files that allow users to integrate these drives without customizing low level EtherCAT communication. This document lists the SDI Plug-ins that are currently available for download and a feature compatibility table.

The VI Package for each plug-in contains complete descriptions of homing modes, unit scaling, I/O compatibility, and other plug-in specific features. The minimum software set version applies to LabVIEW, SoftMotion, and the NI-RIO driver. The installation link below requires that VI Package Manager be installed.

Drive Vendor Bosch-Rexroth Copley Controls Delta
Drive Model IndraDrive
Cs, C, M, Mi, ML
Accelnet Plus
Xenus Plus
Xenus Plus Compact
Stepnet Plus ASDA-A2-E
SoftMotion Position Moves Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive-based Velocity Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive-based Torque Mode Yes Yes No Yes
Limit and Home Switches Yes Yes Yes Yes
Position Capture (Touch Probe) Yes Yes Yes Yes
General Purpose Digital Inputs No Yes Yes No
General Purpose Digital Outputs No No No No
Find Reference Moves        
Home Partial1 Partial1 Partial1 Full
Forward Limit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Limit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Index Yes Yes Yes (req. encoder) Yes
Absolute Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scan Engine Periods2 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10ms
(Some models: 250, 500us)
1, 2, 4, 5ms
500us
1, 2, 4, 5ms
EtherCAT Distributed Clock Yes - Required Yes - Required Yes - Required
Supported Firmware Versions 20V08, 20V10,
20V12, 20V14
2.54 and later 1.643.366
and later
Minimum NI Software Set Version 2016 2016 2016
VI Package Installation Link Install Install Install

 

Drive Vendor Dunkermotoren Elmo Maxon Mitsubishi
Drive Model BG EC Gold MAXPOS 50/5 MR-J4-TM
SoftMotion Position Moves Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive-based Velocity Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive-based Torque Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Limit and Home Switches Yes Yes Yes Yes
Position Capture (Touch Probe) No No Yes Yes
General Purpose Digital Inputs Yes Yes Yes No
General Purpose Digital Outputs No Yes Yes No
Find Reference Moves        
Home Full Partial1 Partial1 Partial1
Forward Limit Yes Yes Yes No
Reverse Limit Yes Yes Yes No
Index Yes Yes Yes Yes
Absolute Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scan Engine Periods2 1, 2, 4, 5, 6ms
250, 500us
2, 4, 6, 8ms 1, 2, 4, 5ms
250, 500us
1, 2ms
250, 500us
EtherCAT Distributed Clock No Yes - Required Yes - Required Yes - Required
Supported Firmware Versions 01.86.00.76 01.01.11.00
01.01.11.09
0x0121 B0 through B3
Minimum NI Software Set Version 2016 2016 2016 2016
VI Package Installation Link Install Install Install Install

 

Drive Vendor Panasonic Sanyo Denki Schneider Electric Yaskawa
Drive Model MINAS A5B SANMOTION R
Advanced (RS2)
Lexium 32M
Lexium 32i
Sigma-7
100/200V
SoftMotion Position Moves Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive-based Velocity Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drive-based Torque Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes
Limit and Home Switches Yes Yes Yes Yes
Position Capture (Touch Probe) Yes Yes No Yes
General Purpose Digital Inputs Yes Yes Yes Yes
General Purpose Digital Outputs Yes Yes No Yes
Find Reference Moves        
Home Partial1 Full Full Full
Forward Limit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Limit Yes Yes Yes Yes
Index Yes Yes Yes Yes
Absolute Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scan Engine Periods2 1, 2, 4ms
250, 500us
1, 2, 4ms
250, 500us
1, 2, 4, 5ms
500us
1, 2, 4ms
250, 500us
EtherCAT Distributed Clock Yes - Required Yes - Required Yes - Required Yes - Required
Supported Firmware Versions 1.01 through 3.04 58.4.05 32M - V1.26
32i - V1.06
8.00, 8.03, 8.06
Minimum NI Software Set Version 2016 2016 2016 2016
VI Package Installation Link Install Install Install Install

 

Drive Vendor Parker Hannifin
Drive Model P Series E Series Compax3
SoftMotion Position Moves Yes Yes Yes
Drive-based Velocity Mode Yes No Yes
Drive-based Torque Mode Yes No No
Limit and Home Switches Yes Yes Yes
Position Capture (Touch Probe) Yes Yes No
General Purpose Digital Inputs Yes Yes Yes
General Purpose Digital Outputs Yes Yes Yes
Find Reference Moves      
Home Full Partial1 Full
Forward Limit Yes Yes Yes
Reverse Limit Yes Yes Yes
Index Yes Yes Yes
Absolute Yes Yes Yes
Scan Engine Periods2 1, 2, 4, 5ms
500us
1, 2, 4, 5ms 1, 2, 4, 5ms
500us
EtherCAT Distributed Clock Yes - Required No Yes - Required
Supported Firmware Versions 0.90, 0.93, 0.94 All 2017R09-76 and later
Minimum NI Software Set Version 2016 2016 2016
VI Package Installation Link Install Install Install

Note 1: SoftMotion supports 8 of DS402's possible modes to find a home switch. Drives with "partial" support listed in this table support a subset of these modes, but are still able to perform a move to the home switch. See the plug-in's release notes for full documentation on supported modes.

Note 2: The supported Scan Engine periods are heavily dependent on the LabVIEW Real-Time Controller used as the EtherCAT Master and the number of drives in the EtherCAT network. Periods lower than 4ms should only be used with high performance controllers.

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