AC450 connect to AC800M migration. Looking for a Library in AC800M that is a good fit for the operators.
I am looking for some input from individuals who have migrated from the Advant Master (AC400) connect in the 800xa with no library or custom library to an AC800M library. I have a pilot system running with the Minerals Library on it. The operators do not seem to like the change from the look and feel of (AC400 base). The programming blocks obviously have changed quite a lot with a new concept for interlocking through PCC connections. I have the impression that the Pulp and Paper library is a good fit for user that had the Advant Master system before. We are in the Cement industry so I understand ABB thinking that the minerals library was good fit. Some of our greatest issues with the Advant Master system is limit data present to operators through the interlocking, one connection to a IB or IC interlock that has multiple connections to it in the programming that must be met to activate the 1 interlock.
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Regarding BMI lib I found biggest shortcoming in missing SEQ Hmi object, which is well designed in PP lib.
Also PP objects have more interlocks. Interlock texts are longer than in AC450.
So definitely I recommend migration with using PP lib. There are also possibilities to translate original control logic in automated way, I have only good experience with that. Conversion tool saves a lot of time.
Definitely manual translation is a long painful nightmare and everyone do mistakes. So my recommendation is automatic translation with using PP lib.