Step-by-step

For purposes of this example, we will change the TCP/IP settings to operate within the default network for the LMD, which is in the 192.168.33.xxx address space.

  1. Ensure your computer “Local Area Connection” port matches the IP Address structure of the motor you wish to upgrade. All Lexium MDrive motors ship from the factory at a default of 192.168.33.1. See This Tutorial.
  2. Launch the Ethernet Interface utility from the Lexium Software Suite screen.
  3. Go to the “Adapter (NIC)” drop-down in the upper left and select the correct the adapter the LMD is connected to. If followed instructions above then the selected should be 192.168.33.100.
    • If it does not appear hit the IP address is not present click the “Refresh” button next to the drop-down. Choose the connected adapter and click “Select”. If done successfully the network address should show above the refresh and select buttons.
  4. To connect to a new motor straight from the factory, the default IP addresses for all our Ethernet TCP/IP products is192.168.33.1. Set the Port to 503, and have the TCP button selected. Click “Connect”.
  5.  There will be two connected status indicators. The upper right “Connect” button will be green and change to “Disconnect”. There will also be a message on the status bar indicating the selected NIC adapter is connected to the Motor IP address.
  6. Click the “Read All” button to populate the fields.
  7. Simply change the IP address and then hit the “Write” button. In this scenario, the IP address is changed from 192.168.33.1 to 192.168.33.26. If you were commissioning the device into a machine you would set it to the address defining its target location in the machine.
  8. After clicking the “Write” button, the string “!OK” will be appended to the parameter block title. There is no message/notification/prompt that pops asking you if you wish to change the motors IP address.
    • Follow the same steps if you need to modify the subnet mask or add a gateway address.
  9. Click the “Disconnect” button.
  10. Cycle power to the Lexium MDrive by removing power from the AC side of the supply.

At this point, the device would be ready to be placed in a machine. You may may verify by reconnecting to the LMD using the new IP address, providing the network adapter is configured to match the target network parameters.

Step-by-step: setting up your PC

  1. Ensure your computer “Local Area Connection” port matches the IP Address structure of the motor you wish to upgrade. All Lexium MDrive motors ship from the factory at a default of 192.168.33.1.
  2. If you need assistance in setting up your IP settings to be able to communicate continue reading otherwise scroll down to “Configuring the Motor’s IP Address”.
  3. If the LMD motor has already been changed to a different address, then the following steps will differ slightly. Primarily, the IP address and the subnet mask, ensure they are within the same parameters as the motor.
  4. On a Windows 7 computer, you can access the Local Area Connection Properties by doing the following:
  5. From the “Start” Icon in the lower left-hand corner of your desktop, locate your Control Panel. If you do not see the control panel button, simply type control panel after hitting the windows key.
  6. Open the Control Panel and locate the “Network Sharing Center”
  7. Open the Network Sharing Center and select “Change Adapter Settings”
  8. Locate the “Local Area Connection” and double-click.
  9. Double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  10. Select the “Use the Following IP Address” radio button and enter the following information: 192.168.33.xxx. With xxx being any value between 0-255 except for 1.
  11. After entering in the above IP Address and Subnet Mask information select “OK”
  12. You have now configured your computer to talk to other devices on a network that has an IP structure that starts with 192.168.x.x

Steps

  1. Launch Lexium MDrive Software Suite.
  2. Launch Lexium MDrive Ethernet Interface.
  3. Select appropriate NIC adapter from the drop down menu and press the “Select” button. For the purpose of this example NIC adapter 192.168.33.100 was used.
  4. Enter the IP address in the upper right corner and press “Connect” to establish communication. For the purpose of this example, the motor IP address was 192.168.33.1.
  5. Press “Read All” to test communication and verify application protocol.
  6. The default application protocol for the Lexium MDrive is MODBUS/TCP. In order to create/save user-defined data types, we must change the application protocol from MODBUS/TCP to Ethernet/IP. Please select Ethernet/IP from the Application Protocol drop-down menu and press the “Set”  button.
  7. Press the “OK” button from the Fieldbus application change message and cycle power to the unit from the AC side of the power supply or press the “Reset Drive”   button to save
    the application protocol change.
  8. Press the “Connect” button in the upper right-hand corner to re-establish communications.
  9. Press the “Read All” button to verify that the application protocol change was successfully saved.
  10. Select E.I.P tab to configure implicit inputs and implicit outputs.
  11. Press the “Get”  button to receive the motors current implicit input and implicit output configuration.
  12. Modify the implicit input and implicit output configuration as necessary. Press “Set” after changes have been made.
  13. To create the user-defined data types that can be imported into RS Logix 5000, select File, then select “Save EIP User-Defined Data Types”
  14. Choose the location to save the implicit output user-defined data type and the implicit input user-defined data type. Please note it is not recommended to change the file name from the default value.
  15. Disconnect and Close the Lexium MDrive Ethernet Interface.