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S300/S600 Serial Firmware and Motor Database
Download Procedure
Download S300/S600 Firmware Procedure
The field upgrade of firmware in the SERVOSTAR® 300 & SERVOSTAR® 600 series
product requires the application program (CANDownload213a.exe), which can be
obtained from www.DanaherMotion.com. The following steps are provided for the use of
this software utility.

Firmware Download Process and Servo Drive Set-up
The 24 VDC power supply must be on to the servo drive and the servo drive must also
be software disabled. An RS-232 serial port connection (null modem) between the
computer and the servo drive (connector X6) must exist. CANDownload213a.exe, along
with the firmware file (allxxx), must be accessible by your computer.
1) Run the CANDownload213a.exe software, which is the software package that
controls the firmware download process.
2) Select the drive platform from the picture and the firmware file to download in the
File to Download selection box. Locate the appropriate directory in which the
firmware file (allxxx) is stored and select the file. The file shows up in the
selection box as shown below.

4) Set the communication Port and Baud Rate in the Serial Port Settings selection box. Locate the Port selection box and select the correct port for your computer (usually COM1). Locate the proper segment large firmware >=4. Document Number: A-S6/S3-006/020-33 Initial Release: April 2005 Initial Release www. In the Baud Rate selection box.00 (lall) for S600 or firmware (all) for S300.3) Select the Firmware Segment in the General Settings selection box as shown below.DanaherMotion.com Page 2 .400 as shown below. This sets the file download with the proper file size. select 38.

6) Press Download.5) Set the download mode in the RS-232 only selection box. 7) The warning screen below appears. Make sure the software enable is turned OFF and the high voltage is removed before proceeding. Document Number: A-S6/S3-006/020-33 Initial Release: April 2005 Initial Release www.DanaherMotion.com Page 3 . Place a check mark in the binary box to use high-speed transfer in the download process (shown below).

Make sure you have saved all your motion tasks before proceeding.DanaherMotion. If problems occur click Help and go to the troubleshooting section. the success screen pops up. 9) The software initiates communication and set-up for the drive.com Page 4 . The drive displays a ‘-‘ in the left most character on the 3 digit display while it is setting up. Press Yes to continue.8) The next warning screen appears. 11) When the process is complete. Document Number: A-S6/S3-006/020-33 Initial Release: April 2005 Initial Release www. 10) When set-up is complete. The status bar appears. the ‘-‘ moves to the center character on the 3 digit display and the firmware transfer begins.

2) 3) Launch Hint.12) Cycle the 24 VDC supply to the servo drive (turn off then back on) and the firmware download is complete! 13) Close the CANDownload213a.exe file resides on your computer. Motor Database Download Process and Servo Drive Set-up The 24 VDC power supply must be on to the servo drive and the servo drive must be software disabled. 1) Copy the mbase file into the same directory as the Hint. This starts the process of updating the motor database file that resides in the servo drive (shown below). The files must be in the same directory for the process to work properly. 4) 5) When the memory locations stop changing. Set the communication rate in the servo drive and Hint. An RS-232 serial port connection (null modem) must exist between the computer and the servo drive.6 kBaud for S600 and 38.4 kBaud for S300.bat and press Enter to get a prompt (Æ). Type UPDATE MBASE and press Enter. Cycle the 24 VDC supply to the servo drive (turn off then back on) and the motor database download is complete! Document Number: A-S6/S3-006/020-33 Initial Release: April 2005 Initial Release www.com Page 5 .exe to 9. the process is complete.exe software package and your servo drive is ready to set-up for your application.DanaherMotion.

and a wide range of models off the shelf for the fastest possible delivery. Call the nearest office for ordering and application information and assistance or for the address of the closest authorized distributor.DanaherMotion. 7) If the number is greater than 0. technical assistance.exe software package and your servo drive is now ready to set-up for your application. 8) Customer Service Danaher Motion products are available globally through an extensive authorized distributor network. call the Customer Service Center listed below for assistance. VA 24141 USA Phone: 1-540-633-3400 Fax: 1-540-639-4162 Email: customer.com Website: WWW.com Page 6 . Danaher Motion sales engineers are conveniently located to provide prompt attention to customer needs. Close the Hint. If you do not know who your sales representative is.support@danahermotion.com Document Number: A-S6/S3-006/020-33 Initial Release: April 2005 Initial Release www. These distributors offer literature. A motor count should display on the screen.DanaherMotion. the process was successful. If a number does not appear. as shown below. contact us at: Danaher Motion 203A West Rock Road Radford. type MDBCNT and press Enter.6) To verify that the download was completed successfully.