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Operator Panel With CANopen Interface

Operator Panel With CANopen Interface

Baldor Electric Company's KPD202-501 is a compact IP65-rated operator panel with a CANopen interface. The operator panel features a backlit 4-line x 20-character LCD surrounded by six programmable function keys. A further 15 keys are provided for the input of numeric values, together with four pairs of keys which can be used for functions such as jogging individual machine axes.

The panel can be accommodated with minimal impact on layout and requires a rectangular cutout in the fascia; built-in mounting clamps secure the unit by compressing its bezel gasket against the surrounding fascia. Once mounted, the panel has an IP65 protection rating. The connections that are needed are a 24V dc power feed and the desired communications link. The panel is equipped with a CANopen port, which offers a choice of D-type and RJ45 plug-in connectors and a user-selectable RS232/485 serial port.

No special programming software or tools are required and the KPD202-501 can be programmed direct from the motion controller to which it is connected, using Baldor's versatile Mint programming language. The operator panel is compatible with Baldor's NextMove multi-axis controllers and Mint programmable drives, including the new Mint Lite versions of the MotiFlex e100 and MicroFlex e100. Where CANopen is not available, the panel can be operated as a standard VT100 terminal over its RS232/485 serial port.

An optional plug-in I/O expansion module is available. The module provides four optically-isolated digital inputs and four optically-isolated digital outputs, each of which can be operated over the CANopen bus as standard DS401 remote I/O, for use with ancillary devices such as push button interfaces and indicator lamps. The inputs can be configured as PNP or NPN, whilst the outputs are PNP only. The I/O can be directly controlled from within the Mint language.

Operator Panel With CANopen Interface
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