We are migrating a current Allen Bradley system to ABB. During the process, at certain points, sounds ( WAV files or something similar I think) are played indicating where they are in the sequence.
Is there a way to do this on 800xA? Can a controller variable trigger the playing of a sound somehow?
Here you can find here how to customize sounds in 800xA:
You will need to define an Alarm Priority Level for each particular sound file.
Provided that you are going to migrate to AC800M...
Alarm priority Level is mapped to the particular Alarm severity range in [Library Structure]\Alarm & Event\Alarm Collection Definitions\OPC AE Server for AC 800M\Alarm Priority Mapping
Alarm Severity is a number in range 0...1000. You can split this range into 32 different Priority Levels, hence the number of sounds is limited to 32.
You must create AlarmCond function blocks with unique Alarm Severity that will refer to the particular Sound file through Alarm priority mapping above.