Operator Panel With CANopen Interface 13734

DN Staff

April 8, 2011

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Operator Panel With CANopen Interface

Baldor Electric Company's KPD202-501 is a compactIP65-rated operator panel with a CANopen interface. The operator panel featuresa backlit 4-line x 20-character LCD surrounded by six programmable functionkeys. A further 15 keys are provided for the input of numeric values, togetherwith four pairs of keys which can be used for functions such as joggingindividual machine axes.

The panel can beaccommodated with minimal impact on layout and requires a rectangular cutout inthe fascia; built-in mounting clamps secure the unit by compressing its bezelgasket against the surrounding fascia. Once mounted, the panel has an IP65protection rating. The connections that are needed are a 24V dc power feed andthe 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-selectableRS232/485 serial port.

No specialprogramming software or tools are required and the KPD202-501 can be programmeddirect from the motion controller to which it is connected, using Baldor'sversatile Mint programming language. The operator panel is compatible withBaldor'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 VT100terminal over its RS232/485 serial port.

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

Operator Panel With CANopen Interface


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