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RapidSetup: Start the network
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Starting the Network with RapidSetup
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Follow the steps to start the EtherCAT network using our RapidSetup tool. Use the table of content for easy step navigation.
1 RapidSetup will open to the Motion Controller page. The Network State should be red “UNINITIALIZED” as shown below.
2 Verify that the EtherCAT.xml file exists and it is found by RapidSetup.
3 If the EtherCAT.xml file is missing:
4 Discover Network Nodes.
5 You should see a non-zero Node Count. (The node count should match the number of ethercat nodes available in your system/topology)
6 Generate ENI File.
Do not proceed with the guide until the EtherCAT.xml file has been created and found.
7 Click the Network Start button.
8 After a few seconds, the Network State should change to green “OPERATIONAL” and the EtherCAT nodes on the network should populate in the project tree.
9 If you do not get an “OPERATIONAL” state, try checking the following:
- 2.Verify that the INtime Kernel "Node A from the tray icon" is running.
- 3.Hardware Nodes must be connected to the NIC which is controlled by INtime.
- 4.The EtherCAT.xml file (your hardware-specific EtherCAT Topology) must be located in the C:\RSI\X.X.XX folder.
- 6.Close RapidSetup, Restart Node A, Open RapidSetup, and run C:\RSI\X.X.XX\RMPNetwork.rta. This will initialize the Network and display relevant error messages.
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