AC450, AC800M with 800xA HMI
We are bidding for a Advant migration job. The scope is to migrate existing Advant MB300 Operator stations to 800xA. The existing AC450 controllers will be linked thru redundant connectivity/aspect servers which will have RTA board for interfacing MB 300 network. We will have new 800xA Operator & Engineering stations.
The question is:
Is it necessary to have Advant Engineering Station on Master Bus 300 Network? or is it possible to do all engineering changes for AC 450 controllers from new 800xA engineering station?
Please refer to proposed topology.
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No need to keep Advant Engineering Station, You can do all modificattion of AC 450 through Connectivity servers as it will have Application Builder software.
But the connectivity will be slow if you operate through CS.
If you have a spare RTA board ( PU515) put it in some another widows computer , install Application Builders software in that and connect it control network. Through you can do the modifications of AC450 easy and faster.
I hope you can also keep the Advant engg station also, but the software versions may mismatch with new application Builders software .
If you have PU513 board it will support Win Xp, you can make Enng station also.
As Mr.Vamshi explained I agree with that.You can modify the logics thru CS(PU515A).But it will decrese the speed of network slightly if you have more number of nodes.
I suggest you to have engineering station(PU516A) on MB300 as well serial connection.
Thanks and Regards
Sharan S S