04-23-2012 03:32 PM
Dear Mr../ Mrs..
I have almost no experience with CANopen network. I have a motor controller from Festo with a CANopen interface and the EDS file for it. Furthermore I have an USB-CAN converter from IXXAT and labview drivers for it. So I want to communicate and control this motor controller through the CANopen network - what is the easiest way getting around this problem? And which modules does it require?
I think, that I somehow can use the EDS-file. I can read and write keyvalues in the EDS-file using some basic vi's in labview, but I don't know how these values are transmitted to the controller - and how the controller changes the values in the EDS-file. But as I said I have no experience, so I don't know if this is a part of a solution at all.
Thanks in advance!
07-29-2012 08:26 AM
Were you able to communicate with the Festo controller?
I have the same problem
I have a Festo controller and motor which I want to control throw Labview.
If you did it I would like to know how?
Did anyone else had a problem communicate with FESTO products?
Does anyone have any ideas how to do it?
07-30-2012 08:29 AM
The CANopen USB adapter from XAAT uses CAN protocoll to communicate with the festo device. The EDS file is just a list of SDOs and PDOs the device supports for importing importing these requirements it into the Master software.
The EDS file is not an ective part in the communication. For detailed support for the API from IXXAT you should consider to call them or use there WEB support interface if they have one.