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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 the whole object dictionary, can be grouped together in a separate Node Configuration panel. Configuration presets are created and stored as Kickdrive project files, which can be freely distributed along with Kickdrive Zero.

A wide range of CAN hardware interfaces is supported, including fullmo USB2drive, IXXAT USB-to-CAN and VSCOM USB-CAN, as well as CAN/USB products by Lawicel, Peak, Kvaser, Movimento, MHS and Zanthic.

Kickdrive Zero is licensed as Freeware, allowing free of charge use for both commercial and non-commercial applications.

For more complex applications, an advanced software edition is available: fullmo Kickdrive. It offers a greater set of features and much increased flexibility, while remaining accessible and simple to work with. fullmo Kickdrive is a dedicated rapid prototyping tool that allows combining smartphone-like user interfaces with servo drive configuration and control tasks. Applications include automated testing systems, one-click service tools for field service, and standalone multi-axis servo drive control. 
For more information about the Kickdrive family of products, along with software downloads and documentation, visit

About Flachmann & Heggelbacher:
Flachmann & Heggelbacher is a software engineering company established in 1998, based in Neuried, Germany. Specializing in industrial projects and system integration, the firm has earned much acclaim for its Docklight software tool for testing, analysis and simulation of serial communication protocols. The new Kickdrive software family is developed in partnership with fullmo GmbH, Markdorf, Germany, and complements fullmo’s range of highly innovative linear and rotary servo drive products.
Flachmann und Heggelbacher GbR
Waldkirchbogen 27
D-82061 Neuried, Germany
Phone +49 89-38169745-2
Fax +49 89-38169745-9


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