Assembling your SOMANET hardware

Usually your SOMANET node comes pre-assembled. In case you order your modules individually this article covers all necessary steps to assemble your SOMANET hardware.

Important

Please strictly stick to these assembling instructions to avoid damaging your hardware.

Normally, a SOMANET node is composed out of three boards: Drive or IO, Core and Com. An additional Core to Debug Adapter allows to program and debug your node. An illustrative example could be a node consisting of...

  • SOMANET Com EtherCAT
  • SOMANET Core C2X
  • SOMANET Drive 1000 with Heatsink attached
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What do I need?

The Synapticon SOMANET Node Mounting Kit includes all the required parts to assembly your node.

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3 x 18 mm M2 Bolt, 2 x 10 mm M2 Bolt, 6 x 4 mm Spacer

Assembling

Servo NodeIO Node

Important

In case you are assembling a node that doesn’t require a heatsink (for example a Servo Node 50 EtherCAT) it is much easier to follow the steps as described for IO nodes.

Note

Usually the Drive module comes already with a heatsink attached. In case you acquired it separately, please make sure you have the corresponding heat pad glued to the Drive module.

  1. Prepare the Drive module with three 4 mm spacers. Make sure that the IF2 connector faces up, so it can be interfaced by the Core module.
  2. Stack the Core module above the Drive module. Make sure the IF2 connector faces down and the IF1 connector faces up. It is important that the IF connectors are properly linked, a click sound should attest it.

Note

The drilling pattern of the boards avoid the possibility of confusing the connectors.

  1. Complete the node by adding the Com board. Place the last pair of spacers between Com and Core Board. IF1 connector must be faced down and a click sound should assure that a proper connection is achieved. Screw the bolts to the heatsink.

Important

SOMANET devices normally get their power supply over the Drive module. Refer to the specific documentation of your Drive module for further information.
Additionally, for certain applications you might require power supply over the Core board. Check your Core board documentation for more details.

Important

In the specific documentation for each SOMANET board you will find information about its connectors and how to get them properly wired up.

  1. Prepare the IO module with three bolts facing upwards and place three 4 mm spacers on top. Make sure that the IF2 connector faces up, so it can be interfaced by the Core module.
  2. Stack the Core module above the IO module. Make sure the IF2 connector faces down and the IF1 connector faces up. It is important that the IF connectors are properly linked, a click sound should attest it.

Note

The drilling pattern of the boards avoid the possibility of confusing the connectors.

  1. Complete the node by adding the Com board. Place the last pair of spacers between Com and Core Board. IF1 connector must be faced down and a click sound should assure that a proper connection is achieved. Fix the bolts with three M2 nuts.

Important

SOMANET devices normally get their power supply over the Drive module. Refer to the specific documentation of your Drive module for further information.
Additionally, for certain applications you might require power supply over the Core board. Check your Core board documentation for more details.

Important

In the specific documentation for each SOMANET board you will find information about its connectors and how to get them properly wired up.