High speed data transfer from ABB to nonABB server
I require a high speed data transfer from ABB (xA and 800F) to a non ABB server (Honeywell MeterSuite). I have a total of 400 analogs and the data transfer cannot be longer than 1 second as these are regulatory devices. OPC and profibus (DP/DP coupler?) are options I am considering. Has anyone had experience doing this? If so can you recommend a possible solution. Speed is the key.
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OPC could be an option, if the Honeywell MeterSuite is an OPC client and would not read the values via single read but define a group and then cyclically reads this. If the Honeywell Metersuite does not have OPC client capability and you need to pump data from the ABB OPC servers into a Honeywell OPC server (into a controller) from where the MeterSuite picks it up then I guess 1 second is challenging.
Regarding Profibus DP/DP coupler, that would depend on the delay the coupler introduces but Profibus with 1.5 MB or higher and only the DP/DP coupler on the line (and maybe a few other slaves) should be fast enough.
I would Choose Modbus TCP if that is supported by the MeterSuite.