Process Portal Upgrade
What is the actual possible upgrade from Process Porta A 2.1 with Control Builder M 3.2/16?
Does the graphic (screens) convertion tool is included in the latest version - 800xA or Compact HMI?
How to estimate the needed tags - license for Compact HMI or 800xA?
Transfer of application for controllers is easy with Control Builder upgrade of project function. But what about visualization part?
Existing project is from medium range.
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PPA version 2.1 upgrades to 800xA version 4,5 and 5.1 using VB graphics.
If you want to use PG2 graphics then convert the VB graphics to PG2 after the upgrade is completed. Yes, the PG2 conversion tool is included in version 5.1
Use "Automation Sentinel" to get pricing and all required licenses for the upgrade. As long as the existing 2.1 system is correctly licensed then Automation Sentinel will give you enough tags for the new system. The upgade path from 2.1 is to 800xA, not compact HMI. ( if you go to compact HMI, then lots of things "break", because there is no object mirroring )
The biggest problem is that there is no direct upgrade from 2.1 to 5.1 (unless they changed this recently) so you have to upgrade to version 4, then version 5. Read the upgrade guide to be sure Exactly what steps you have to follow.
We have done seveal of these upgrades. Contact me off-forum if you wish to discuss.