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Beckhoff CX RTE Softmotion - EtherCAT Master

  • igunadi

    igunadi - 2021-07-17

    Hi there,
    I have a project on Beckhoff CX5140, the CX Internal side seems to be able to scan modules just fine (CmpCX5000Mpd). However, the EtherCAT Softmotion Master is unable to scan devices, showing Orange triangle.

    Tried uninstalling TwinCAT - Intel PCI Ethernet Adapter and install CmpEt1000Drv but unsuccessful
    Tried creating another EtherCAT task for the second Master that will need to scan for Yaskawa Drives

    Any pointers from Codesys masters :) Thank you.

  • eschwellinger

    eschwellinger - 2021-07-17

    should work with cmpEt1000drv.

    Another option is to use EK1110 and connect the drive to the backplane EtherCAT.



    Last edit: eschwellinger 2021-07-17
  • igunadi

    igunadi - 2021-07-17

    Hi Edwin,
    If I want to use the build in EtherCAT ports on the CX, what would be the proper step. By default Beckhoff installed the EtherCAT Intel PCI Ethernet Adapter driver in Windows.

    I have tried the following:
    Tried removing it from Windows Device Manager but it right away reinstall.
    Tried to update driver to cmpET1000Drv from the RTE install folder
    *Tried to just add cmpET1000Drv component on the RTE configuration. The log failed and say no driver installed.

    Looks like the PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1533 (Beckhoff Ethernet Device) is listed on the inf of cmpET1000Drv.



    Last edit: igunadi 2021-07-17
  • eschwellinger

    eschwellinger - 2021-07-19

    as long you do not see the CODESYS driver installed in the windows device manager it will not work.
    Does Windows revert to the Twincat driver after reboot/bootup (if so disable secure boot) or is it more like the CODESYS cmpt1000 driver fails on installation?



    Last edit: eschwellinger 2021-07-19

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