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After successfully Deploying a application it is time to configure your EtherCAT devices. In this section we will use a example to show how to configure your EtherCAT with the motorcortex Ecat Tool. For this example we have made use of a Beckhoff EP2316-0003 IO module.
NoteYou can connect any EtherCAT device(s) to your Motorcortex Controller. Take care to make use of the supplier instructions when connecting new ethercat device’s.
With your EtherCAT device connected it is time to configure your Ethercat device(s) using the Motorcortex Ecat tool.
Login to Motorcortex.io.
Ecatbutton. This will open a new
tabwith the Motorcortex Ecat tool.
fetchto fetch the current EtherCAT configuration file on the Controller.
In the menu on the left
Deviceswill show up that are pre-configgured. Users of the GCC will need to keep the
GCCdomain. all other domains have to be deleted.
Next we will add a new domain by clicking the
In this new domain you have to add a new device by pressing the
Within the tool a new window will pop up. Press the
Scan Busbutton to scan for all Available Ethercat Devices.
The fist 3 devices shown are GCC components. These are already configured so we can
uncheckthese. If we have checked the devices that we want to add we can push the
Click on your device. This will show your device configuration.
Every EtherCAT supplier should supply a
ESI.xmlfile upload the
ESI.xmlin the Motorcortex Ecat thiss will fill in your PDO’s automatically.
deploybutton to deploy your new configuration to your machine.
Go back to your motorcortex.io project and under
Create Packagepress the
Fill in the IP of your controller. per default this is
Your configuration will be added to your project.
Renamethe configuration to keep track for later use.
Congratulations you have configured your EtherCAT devices.
The next step is to Play with our Application. play