Hi. We are upgrading 800xA from 5.1 Rev A to 800xA 6.1, and AC450 to AC800M Controllers in one of the site. For loadcell communication, we were using DSXW in AC450. We are planning to retain DSXW rack and communicate it with New AC800M via AF100 Bus. But I cannot find DSXW Hardware library to add this in control builder. Suggest me a solution for this.
Are you going to keep the DXSW 110 together with AC800M ? This board is not supported in AC800M, It's only supported in AC450, using PC element SCALE and SCALE-DOS. So if you are going to keep the DSXW 110 you better keep this AC 450 for some years and spend money on software upgrade and preventive maintenance actions. i.e replace voltage regulators, power supply and single point of failure central rack boards.
DSXW 110/111 are in the obsolete life cycle phase since year 2017. so make sure that the customer have spare parts. ABB are not obligated to offer new or repaired boards anymore, check with your ABB sales responsible for current status and availability.
Another question: You say that you are going to communicate via AF 100 ? You may keep the S100 rack in combination with AC800M as most standard S100 I/O boards are supported in AC800M. but you cannot use AF100. You must use CI856 in AC800M and DSBC 176 in the S100 I/O rack.
I was looking for a solution for this for a long time and finally found this. There is a product of ABB called IT1 - Universal Weighing Terminal, which can read the loadcell inputs and provide us a 4-20mA signal.
I am not sure if it would be useful for the case which you asked, as it been over an year. Hope this helps for your future requirements