- July 05, 2018
- ADVANCED Motion Controls
July 5, 2018 - DriveWare 7.4.2, the latest version of a free software tool for configuring ADVANCED Motion Controls DigiFlex Performance servo drives, is available for immediate download.
This latest edition of DriveWare now includes stepper motor configuration, allowing users to configure drives to run stepper motors in addition to the servo motors that were previously supported. Two-phase stepper control is new to DriveWare, and three-phase stepper control now has direct support. DriveWare 7.4.2 is designed to be backwards compatible with older drives and project files. Older project files will be updated automatically when opening them with DriveWare 7.4.2. Servo drives with older versions of firmware will be able to run stepper motors after they receive a firmware update upon connecting to DriveWare 7.4.2. This means any existing Digiflex Performance drive can now run stepper motors.
Also added was support in DriveWare for CANopen RPDO 27 and RPDO 28 for all our DPCANIA and DPCANTA drive models. These can be used to avoid sudden surges during motor startup.
The latest version of DriveWare maintains the interface, loop control, oscilloscope, and Motion Engine of previous versions. ADVANCED Motion Controls plans to continue updating DriveWare and adding more features over time.