Compability between AC800m and CP650
We have a system with an AC500 controller and an CP650 HMI panel. Now we are going to change the AC500 to AC800m for controlling an ACS355 Drive.
Then the problems is:
Is the CP650 compatible with the AC800M, and is there any documetation where this is described. Can you use PB610 Panel Builder 600 software together with this setup?
What is the recomended comunication option between these three components(AC800M, CP650, ACS355). The systems is to be installed in a safe enviroment and is a non critical system.
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There should be no problem with Your setup. The ACS355 has wide range of fieldbus adapters available (Modbus RTU, PROFIBUS DP, DeviceNet, CANopen, Ethernet, Profinet, EtherCAT & LonWorks) and a build in Modbus/RS-232 port. The Panel (CP650) has 1 Ethernet port and 2 RS232/422/485 ports which can be used for Modbus TCP and RTU accordingly and AC 800M easily tops both of former with loads of connectivity - PROFIBUS and MODBUS included.
In Your case I would use Modbus TCP for connection between Panel and Controller and either some kind of Modbus or PROFIBUS/Profinet for connecting Controller and Drive - You have a wide choice, so just pick to Your liking.
You will need Panel Builder for programming the HMI and Control Builder M for AC 800M application.
Why change the AC500 ? The AC500 can talk to the ACS355 very easily. There is a standard device configuration for this drive communicating via Profibus.
Even if you have to upgrade the AC500 CPU to more powerfull model this would almost certainly be much cheaper than buying an AC800M and new programming tools.
Yes AC800M is overkill for just one ACS355. It's more common to see AC800M controlling a chain of ACS800 drives via optical DriveBus, especially in marine segment.
Perhaps your AC500 is underspec-ed? Try PM59x. There's already an embedded fieldbus (Modbus RTU/ASCII) built into ACS355, which AC500 can conveniently tap into without additional hardware.