19" (or larger) Profibus Panel for 800xA
A customer wants to connect a (minimum) 19" Panel or Panel PC to a 800xA controller via Profibus. ABB panels are available till 15", so I need to use a panel from another supplier. I guess I cannot connect a 19" Siemens Panel (or any other vendor) via Profibus. So I think I have to use a Panel PC. Does anyone have experience with connecting an IPC or Panel PC with Panel 800 Runtime via Profibus to a 800xA Controller?
The similar solution, that is possible, is using of Profibus DP communication module CI854, connected to AC800M controller, and Panel with integrated Profibus interface, connected as a slave to CI854. In this case you will need GSD file for the panel.
CI854 could work only as Profibus DP master.
In case it is not absolutely necessary to use Profibus, you can use the panel with serial port RS485 - Modbus RTU and integrated serial COM3 port in AC800M. COM3 is RS232, so most probably you will need one RS232/485 transducer.