Profinet solution for AC800f
we are upgrading our plant, with that some new equipment has to be bought.
as of now we are using a AC800F together with an old PILZ for furnacecontroll. The PILZ we use today is connected by PROFIBUS.
but now we face the problem that a new PILZ has to be installed, because the old one is outdated. The new one only uses PROFINET, and as i understand it the AC800F dont have a module for this.
What is the best thing to do here? we still need our 800F for all the other things we control down there. is there a standalone module for profinet or does anyone have any other smart solutions? im very novice when it comes to PROFINET.
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There is no PROFINET module available for AC 800F. AC 900F will in future have a PROFINET interface.
Until then you could think about using a different Zone 2 capable PC, like the iSiS 1202 PC from http://www.isis-ex.com/.
If you want to stay with PILZ you could think about using a PROFINET-to-PROFIBUS converter / gateway, like the Anybus X-gateways http://www.anybus.com/
Hope that helps