How to add redundant unit to Profibus device? (AC800M, CI854)
does anyone know how to add a redundant unit to a Profibus device which is imported from a GSD file? We have actuators from "Schiebel" which are connected redundant (Line A/B redundancy) to our CI854. I imported the fitting GSD file with the "Device Import Wizard" (which automatically comes up if you select a GSD file) but I could't find any option for redundancy. It must be possible because for other types of actuators we have (AUMA) there is an import file from Solutionsbank which is supporting redundancy....
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The redundancy support is provided by slave device and not decided by master, you must look into the slave GSD file for keywords like " reundancy = 0/1" ( for gsd revision 5 and older) and for "Slave_Redundancy_Supp = 0/1" (for gsd revision 5 onwards) to find out if it is suported by default. Also check the Configuration data of the slave for configurable redundancy settings (enable/disable).
I hope this helps. Contact device vendor for more details on the device capabilities.