FAQ# MTN-7N9NFW Published: 10/15/2010

Question:Is it possible to verify if an axis is present on the system via the MotionWorks IEC application program?
Answer:Yes, there are a couple ways. An ErrorID of 4625 (invalid axis) will be output if a PLCopen function block is executed with an AXIS_REF axis which is not defined or not present on a system. The example in the attached pdf shows logic to indicate that an axis is not present on the system.

Another method, available in firmware version 2.0 and higher, is to read parameter 1330, which indicates the Mechatrolink communication status of the specified axis.

Product Information:

Product Group:Motion
Product:MotionWorks IEC, MP2000iec Series, MP2300Siec, MP2310iec, MP2600iec
Category:Instructions; Programming; Start-Up / Installation; Troubleshooting
Part/Model#: MotionWorks IEC, MP2300Siec

Other Information:

Link to related files:MTN-7N9NFW.pdf

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