The Sercos Monitor is a diagnostic tool for detailed analysis of the data traffic in Sercos III networks. It is available as a free download.
This version supports the features of Sercos version 1.3.1, as well as the recording and analysis of CIP Safety frames, the S/IP protocol and hot-plug procedures in a Sercos III network. Special highlights are the oscilloscope function and a graphical visualization of the Sercos timing.
The oscilloscope function lets users visualize signals for analysis of value-over-time. The configurability supports many application options. For example, data such as torque and speed values can be visualized individually or collectively. The graphical visualization of the Sercos timing provides a quick and easy overview on the structure of the configured Sercos communication cycle.
Optimizations and improvements also relate to the execution of long-term measurements especially to record and analyze sporadic errors easily. Additional monitoring functions, such as communication phase change, SVC timeouts and connection monitoring, enhancements of the Telegram Expression Language for a more exact definition of trigger and filter conditions, and enhancements to the Diagnostic Trace are included.
A direct export of the Sercos Monitor configuration from the CoSeMa open source driver is possible. This eliminates the need to create the configuration of the Sercos Monitor based on a conducted phase switching.
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