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EtherCAT to Kollmorgen

Anyone have luck with labview 2019, etherCAT, and a Kollmorgen? I followed NI doc on configuring a third party ethercat and I can’t detect the hardware. On a second note... I find it interesting that They killed NI softmotion.

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I am attempting the same. So far, no luck with EtherCat but willing to try following links:


Connect to AKD drive without Softmotion:


I will not be able to try these until early next week. But would update my findings here.

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I don't think they killed Softmotion, they just didn't release a version for LabVIEW 2019. 

I can see that there is a new version for LabVIEW 2020 released on 14-09-2020.

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But I believe you would have to buy it if you are creating an application which is supposed to be deliver to client or customers.

Any luck connecting with EtherCat? I haven't had a chance yet to look into it.

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