OBLAC Drives Box

OBLAC Drives Box is a physical machine that comes preinstalled with Linux OS and runs OBLAC Drives and the related services. It supports access over WiFi or local area network.

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Connectors

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Installation

  1. Plug in the power connector; the box will automatically boot.
  2. Connect the box to your local area network using the upper LAN port. This will allow you to access OBLAC Drives over the local area network rather than having to connect to OBLAC Drives Box over WiFi.
  3. Connect the EtherCAT cable to the lower LAN port on the back of the box. Connect this to the SOMANET Servo Node EtherCAT on port IN.
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Open OBLAC Drives

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Open OBLAC Drives in your browser by navigating to http://oblac-drives-networkname.local

Note

Windows users need to install the Bonjour Software to open OBLAC Drives Box at the given URL.
If this is not possible you can still access OBLAC Drives via WiFi by entering the IP address given on the sticker.

Using OBLAC Drives Box with WiFi

A sticker on the side of the box contains the WiFi SSID (access point name) and password. Connect to the WiFi access point using your laptop or computer.

Update OBLAC Drives

You can install newer or older versions of OBLAC Drives using our OBLAC Drives Update Service

It is possible to use OBLAC Drives Box offline and to install and run the previous versions of OBLAC Drives. Newer versions of OBLAC Drives that get installed will be cached on the box, but they will have to be downloaded from the Internet.

That’s it! You may now proceed to commission your SOMANET Servo Node:

Set up your drive system

How to set the parameters for your motor and sensors correctly.

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