STARTER/SCOUT FAQ


How do I change the positive motor rotation direction on a drive?

In the drive expert list set the following parameters in the order prescribed:

  1. p10 = [3]
  2. p1821 = CW or CCW
  3. p10 = [0]

Setting p1821 to CW (Clockwise) or CCW (Counter Clockwise) will change the positive direction of rotation. Positive direction is considered when looking at the motor shaft.

How can I release the brake on a braked motor from STARTER/SCOUT?

The brake can be released by one of the following methods:

  • In the drive expert list set p1215 = [2] Motor holding brake always open
  • Go to “Drive”->” Functions”->” Brake control” and select “[2] Motor holding brake always open”.

What are the reference parameters for?

The drive uses parameters p2000-p2007 to reference any relative values that are specified within the expert list. These parameter values represent 100% of their specified units. Values of 4000 hex for an integer or 40000000 hex for a double integer are used to represent 100% when actual values i.e. speed, are passed in a telegram.

Can I export trace files from STARTER/SCOUT to Microsoft Excel?

Yes. In the “Measurement” tab in the trace window right click on one of the recorded traces. Select “Export measurements”, create a filename and choose a storage location. Select the desired traces for export and click “OK”.

How can I review the previous alarms that are not currently active on a drive?

Go to “Drive”->” Diagnostics”->” Alarms history”

Is there a quick way to access the help on specific parameters?

Yes. Press Shift + F1 then click on the desired parameter. If the help section of the software has been installed, then contextual help on that parameter will be displayed.

I am unable to see any drives using Accessible nodes. What problems could there be?

Several issues could be the cause of this. A few typical causes are listed below:

  • Communication cable is unplugged/damaged.
  • Drive is in a boot up state.
  • Flash card is unplugged.
  • Installed hardware revisions are not correct.

PG/PC

  • Programming device has not been assigned in NetPro.
  • Correct communication path, Device/S7ONLINE, has not been selected.
  • Incorrect communication protocol has been set.

Profinet

  • IP address on the programming device is not set to the range of the drive or is the same address.
  • Using an eWON connection.

Profibus

  • Baud rate is set incorrectly.
  • Node address on the programming device is the same as the drive.
  • “PG/PC is the only master on the bus” is/is not set. This is specific for direct connection to a drive or via a routing method.

How do I see what component hardware revisions I have installed in my STARTER/SCOUT version?

On the top toolbar navigate to: “Help”->” Installed devices…”.

How do I configure the toolbar in STARTER/SCOUT?

Navigate to the top toolbar: “View”->” Toolbars”. Removing the tick from the boxes will remove the shortcut buttons from the toolbar.

I am struggling to connect to a device. What are the potential issues?

Several issues could be the cause of this. A few typical causes are listed below:

  • Communication cable is unplugged/damaged.
  • Drive is in a boot up state.
  • Flash card is unplugged.
  • Installed hardware revisions are not correct.

PG/PC

  • Programming device has not been assigned in NetPro.
  • Correct communication path, Device/S7ONLINE, has not been selected.
  • Incorrect communication protocol has been set.

Profinet

  • IP address on the programming device is not set to the range of the drive or is the same address.
  • Using an eWON connection.

Profibus

  • Baud rate is set incorrectly.
  • Node address on the programming device is the same as the drive.
  • “PG/PC is the only master on the bus” is/is not set. This is specific for direct connection to a drive or via a routing method.








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