Sercos International is releasing a new version of the Sercos Monitor as a free download. The diagnostic tool is continuously further developed by Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Systemtechnik in Esslingen, Germany, to facilitate a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the data traffic in Sercos III networks for users and suppliers.
The new version supports the new 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 visualisation of the Sercos timing.
With the oscilloscope function signals can be visualised for easy analysis of value-over-time. The free configurability supports a broad variety of application options.
For example, process data such as torque and speed values can be visualised individually or even collectively. The graphical visualisation of the Sercos timing provides a quick and easy overview on the structure of the configured Sercos communication cycle.
Optimisations and improvements also relate to the execution of long-term measurements especially to record and analyze sporadic errors more easily. Furthermore, additional monitoring functions (eg, 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 were implemented.
In addition, with the new version, 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.