[Etherlab-users] dynamic PDO unmapping

Graeme Foot Graeme.Foot at touchcut.com
Thu Sep 17 03:25:52 CEST 2020


As far as I'm aware you would need to place each slave into its own domain and then not queue the domain for the slave you want to skip.

Otherwise if a domain is queued, the whole domain data is sent.  I think you would need to deactivate the master and reconfigure all the slaves to change the domains and exclude a slave from it.

Another option you could investigate is to see if you could stop the slave responding to the PDO's at the slave end.  One option would be to place the slave into PREOP.  It may take a number of cycles to transition, and the slave probably won't continue to run your embeded program so it's not a great option.  Otherwise the slave may have some SDO's that control whether it responds to the incoming PDO information, but not likely and also has SDO delays.

The best option would be the first one (with multiple domains) as you have a small number of slaves.  Each domain will add a little extra overhead to the frame, but as there are few slaves they should all still fit fine in one ethercat frame.



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Subject: [Etherlab-users] dynamic PDO unmapping


I'd like to unmapp PDOs dynamically or to stop sending PDO data to a particular slave.

My EtherCAT network includes 6 slaves, among them digital inputs / outputs modules and servodrives modules.

I have developped safety functions embeded into the servodrives modules. For instance, in case of emergency stop, the embeded program reads digital safety emerency input and configures a torque setpoint to stop the motor very quickly.

The problem is that EtherCAT master sends PDO frames continuously to all the slaves, in particular torque setpoint PDO to servodrive. Therefor the setpoint configured in embeded program is replaced by the one sent by EtherCAT master.

So I'd like to know if it is possible to stop sending temporarly PDO to a particular slave or unmapp these PDOs.

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