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.
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.