Network Node

The Node Page displays information about your node and allows you to read and write memory values through SDOs.

Node Info

Read your node's information
  • Node Name displays the name of your node. (A node can be a Drive/Inverter or an IO Block)

  • Vendor displays the vendor ID specified in the manufacturer's ESI file.

  • Product displays the product ID specified in the manufacturer's ESI file.

  • Revision displays the revision number specified in the manufacturer's ESI file.

  • Station Alias The EtherCAT station alias.

  • Serial # represents your nodes' uniquely identifiable ID. Every node will have a different Serial #.

  • Digital In displays the number of Digital Inputs your node contains.

  • Digital Out displays the number of Digital Outputs your node contains.

  • Analog In displays the number of Analog Inputs your node contains.

  • Analog Out displays the number of Digital Outputs your node contains.

  • Segments The number of segments on this node.

SDO Read

  • Index is used to address an entry within the object dictionary. Indexes can represent a single object (variable) or multiple objects (an array or record).

  • Sub-Index is used to access individual elements of an object dictionary entry/index.

    • For single object dictionary entries such as an Unsigned8, Boolean, Integer32, etc. the value for the sub-index is always zero.

    • For complex object dictionary entries such as arrays or records with multiple data fields the sub-index refers to fields within a data-structure pointed to by the main index. Index counting starts with one.

  • Read Type allows to specify how you want to insert your Byte Count. As an Integer or as a String.

  • Byte Count is used to specify the size of the object dictionary entry/index.

  • Continuous Toggle-Button allows you to read the specified index periodically. (No need to press Read button)

  • Read Button allows you to read the specified Index.

  • Signed CheckBox allows you to display the result as a signed value instead of an unsigned value.

  • Result Field displays the read specified Index value.

  • Dec-Hex-Bin-Str ListBox allows you to change the way your result value is displayed.

SDO Write

  • Index is used to address an entry within the object dictionary. Indexes can represent a single object (variable) or multiple objects (an array or record).

  • Sub-Index is used to access individual elements of an object dictionary entry/index.

    • For single object dictionary entries such as an Unsigned8, Boolean, Integer32, etc. the value for the sub-index is always zero.

    • For complex object dictionary entries such as arrays or records with multiple data fields the sub-index refers to fields within a data-structure pointed to by the main index. Index counting starts with one.

  • Read Type allows to specify how you want to insert your Byte Count. As an Integer or as a String.

  • Byte Count is used to specify the size of the object dictionary entry/index.

  • Value is used to specify the value that will be assigned to the specified Index.

  • Write Button allows you to write the specified Value to the specified Index.