Diagnostics Tab Explained

The Motorcortex Generic App contains a diagnostics tab in which the system and drive diagnostics can be displayed. In this section you will lean how to use the diagnostics tab.

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Main Controls [1]

Using the Main Controls you can switch the system on (Engage) and off.

Generic Control Case I/O [2]

Generic Control Case I/O shows the status of internal inputs and outputs of the Generic Control Case (GCC). If you do not have a GCC you can ignore this.

  • Circuit breaker Diagnostics, In normal operation the LEDs are off, If one of the circuit breakers is tripped, the Circuit Breaker Us or/and Circuit Breaker Up LEDs turn RED. A tripped circuit breaker can be reset by means of pressing Reset Circuit Breakers.

  • System Status Diagnostics, the Status Lamp Color describes the state of the system by means of the LED color. Refer to the Generic Control Case Status Lamp for status lamp color explanation.

Drive Diagnostics [3]

The Drive Diagnostics presents status and warning information from the connected servo drives. For convenience certain standard bits in the Status word are connected to LED indicators that have the following meaning:

Alarm Description Status Word (binary)
error System error xxxx xxxx x0xx 1000
wa Warning alert xxxx xxxx 1xxx xxxx
ve Voltage enabled xxxx xxxx xxx1 xxxx
sod Switch on disabled xxxx xxxx x1xx 0000
rtso Ready to switch on xxxx xxxx x01x 0001
qs Quick stop active xxxx xxxx x00x 0111

System Logs [4]

The System Logs give in formation about the logs made in the system, only visible after the application is deployed to the controller.

With Drive Service Data Object (SDO) [5]

With Drive Service Data Object (SDO), the Ethercat SDOs are read out by using the Read SDOs button. This will present the data of SDO Error codes with Error Descriptions and the two STO status lights per connected slave. Note that the SDO mappings and meanings are vendor specific so they may not represent the status of your device.