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A free CANopen tool for Windows - Kickdrive Zero

Flachmann & Heggelbacher, an industrial software engineering company based in Germany, have released a new Windows software tool, Kickdrive Zero, for configuration and testing of CANopen networks and devices.

Kickdrive Zero offers multiple features for CANopen networks, position drives and other motion-oriented applications in the automation industry. With a clean and easy to use interface, Kickdrive Zero provides an essential set of tools for basic configuration, setup and testing of CAN/CANopen networks and devices. A powerful CAN bus monitor is included, with advanced search and filter functionality, as well as a trace file recorder, for later review of monitored data.  Kickdrive Zero also offers a robust SDO Object Editor and a DS402 servo drive configuration tool.

The Object Editor allows importing XDD and XDC files, the standard file formats for CANopen device description and configuration. The most relevant configuration objects, which are typically only a small fraction of t…