Archived: Why do I Receive a Timeout Error When Deploying to EtherCAT Modules?This document has been archived and is no longer updated by National Instruments
Primary Software: Driver Software>>NI LabVIEW SoftMotion Module
Primary Software Version: 1.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: Driver Software>>NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT
I have an EtherCAT system and am transitioning the host's Scan Engine Mode from Configuration to Active. When I do this I recieve the following error.
Why do I receive this error and how can I avoid it?
This error can occur in NI LabVIEW Real-Time 2009 when deploying 9 or more modules distributed on EtherCAT slave chassis even though no actual problem exists. The reason this error occurs is because deploying to 9 or more modules generally takes longer than the default timeout for the host. However, it can be ignored and the deployment will complete successfully with additional time.
Note: This issue has been resolved in NI LabVIEW Real-Time 2010.
Related Links: White Paper: Setting Up EtherCAT on NI Programmable Automation Controllers
KnowledgeBase 4RCLO26C: Which Controllers Can Be Used With The NI 9144 EtherCAT Expansion Chassis?
KnowledgeBase 4RCL7T6C: What is the Maximum Number of NI 9144 Chassis That Can Be Daisy Chained Together?
Report Date: 09/14/2010
Last Updated: 09/29/2017
Document ID: 5DD7NP00