How to get comunication to the HART trasmitters at a S800 RIO with xEpi and PACTware?
System: AC800F with S800 RIO, CI840 bus couplers and analog input cards AI895 and AI845. Master class 2 is a xEpi from Trebing and Himstedt. As FDT-System I use PACTware.
Now I want using the xEpi to configure the devices below the S800, but ther is no comunication possible because the S800 block the FDT comunication to the HART trasmitters.
Im sure that the S800 is the problem, because when I want to configure a PA trasmitter at the samt PROFIBUS strand as the xEpi it will works with PACTware.
The statment of the ABB support is that the S800 does not accept an Comm master, whitch is not from ABB.
For the CI801 bus coupler ther is a solution with moving XML files from the Freelance instalation folder to the PACTware folder. But this does not works for CI840.
Can someone help me?
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I can suggest that you should use control builder F as Profibus-DP master class 2 to configure you HART & Profibus PA transmitter. Please check with your Freelance control builder F version, FDT (base & shared component) version and DTM version compatibility for device integration. You can get that information from device integration library release notes from DIC(device integration center) in solution bank.
From your question write-up needs to clarify certain things like you have written “As FDT-System I use PACTware.” Actually FDT standardizes the communication and configuration interface between all field devices and host systems. FDT provides a common environment for accessing the devices’ most sophisticated features. Any device can be configured, operated, and maintained through the standardized user interface – regardless of supplier, type or communication protocol. Hence FDT is not a system it is an open common platform to provide interface
Second thing CI840 is Profibus DP slave and AI895 & AI845 are hart enabled S800I/O facilitates hart communication over Profibus, hence cannot block communication.
If you want further help in configuring your HART & Profibus PA transmitter through freelance frame pls feel free to contact on forum.