Object description and parameterization

Object description and parameterization 1:

EtherCAT XML Device Description

The display matches that of the CoE objects from the EtherCAT XML Device Description. We recommend downloading the latest XML file from the download area of the Beckhoff website and installing it according to installation instructions.

Object description and parameterization 2:

Parameterization via the CoE list (CAN over EtherCAT)

The EtherCAT device is parameterized via the CoE-Online tab (double-click on the respective object) or via the Process Data tab (allocation of PDOs). Please note the following general CoE notes when using/manipulating the CoE parameters:

  • Keep a startup list if components have to be replaced
  • Differentiation between online/offline dictionary, existence of current XML description
  • use “CoE reload” for resetting changes