AC800M and Drives
I would like to configure and maintain ABB's drives via AC800M. Drives are connected to AC800M by Profibus-DP in first case, by ModuleBus in second case and by DriveBus in third case. Is there possibility to configure and maintain ABB's drives using DriveSize software via AC800M as gateway?
Drives can be connected to AC 800M in the following ways:
Module Bus optical link (not electrical)
PROFIBUS DP-V1 via CI854-CI830, CI801 (configuration similar to Module Bus, standard drive only)
PROFIBUS DP-V1 via NPBA-12 or RPBA-01
DriveBus via CI858 (configuration almost similar to ModuleBus)
As ABB is having range of drive products, which specific drive you are using for specific application? you can check for 'Drive window / Drive window light' sw tool there is several other 'Drive PC tools' are available check in ABB solutions bank.
Thanks for reply. I suggest it would be ACS550/ACS850. The way to connect ACS depends from possibility to make parameterizing and diagnosing through AC800M. If DriveWindow supports communication to drives through AC800M the only question what inteface should be in AC800M. Does DriveWindow support communication to drives through AC800M?
In addition to mentioned above,
those parameters that are available for read/write from communication interfaces or hardwire is enough for you to have full control of the drive.
DriveWindow is the ABB drive commissioning and maintenance tool. Need to upload software to the drive and set some basic parameters. That's all. The further control can be done from external interface or drive panel (if such exist). Also, it is not a freeware.
If your commissioning still at the design stage and your Level1 automation system is based on AC 800M I advice you to choose CI858 (DriveBus) as the one interface to all ABB drives.
To Maintain ABB Drives via AC800M with Drivebus or Module Bus , there is a Possible way using 'ibaBM-DDCSM' (DDCS Monitor) Module. But IBA is not ABB software, U have to buy from IBA.
One DDCSM Module can Support 8 Drives.
DriveSize Software = To do sizing of Drives & Motors.
DriveWindow Software = To do Parameter configuration & Software.