Communicate with A/B PowerFlex 70000 and AC800M via Profibus
I am looking to add an Allen Bradley PowerFlex 7000 drive to my existing 800xA 5.1 Rev D system via Profibus DP. I plan to add a Ci854 to an existing PM864 which only has ModuleBus I/O currently. Has anyone done this? What Libraries, DTM's GSD etc are rquired? I'm trying to see if this is even possible.
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Yes, the CI854 is the right module. To Configure it, download the .GSD file for the drive from the A/B website and open it in control builder following the on-line help to create a new hardware library and add devices.
(I assume the A/B drive needs some additional profibus comms module, but your A/B supplier should be able to help you with this)
You do not need a DTM
AFAIK, There is no standard library Function Block or Control Module, for an A/B Drive, so you will have to make your own. You may be able to copy and modify a similar Function Block or Control Module from your existing libraries or perhaps somebody else here has built a drive function block for A/B.