Adjusting the polling interval Kollmorgen WorkBench

Modified on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 at 12:58 PM

How to  improve Kollmorgen WorkBench Software performance over remote connections.

  • Identify which version of WorkBench you would like the change the interval for. Let’s use the version we used today,
  • In Windows Explorer navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Kollmorgen\Kollmorgen WorkBench\.
  • Open the file named WorkBench.exe.config with your favorite text editor (notepad++ worked nicely today).
  • In that file, find the setting named MakoPollingIntervalEthernet.
    1. It will be in an XML tag looking like this:
      1. i. <setting name="MakoPollingIntervalEthernet" serializeAs="String"><value>1000</value></setting>

  • Change that value from 1000 to 5000 (or more if you desire, we discussed experimenting with 7000). Anything less than 1000 is not recommended. The value is in milliseconds.
  • Save your changes to WorkBench.exe.config.
  • If WorkBench was running, restart it for the changes to take effect.