Upgrade Control Builder A to 1.4/1
Good morning , please could you support in the following question ?
As U have mentioned before we care thinking to upgrade the CB from version: Aplication Builder 2.6/0 1999 , FucntionChartBuilder 4.6/0 1999, OnlineBuilder 2.6/0 1999,
Windows NT 4.00.1381 to Control Builder A 1.4/1 , Control Builder A 1.4/1 comes along with the following products : Application Builder 4.3/0 , Function Chart Builder 6.4/0 , Bus Configuration Builder 3.2/0 , On line Builder 3.2/0 , AMPL and DB Element Libraries 3.4/0. Also I have read about the backward compatibility regarding to Online builder 3.2/0 and Controllers, According to the information gathered from the controller flash card we got the following :
Product Version : Advant Controller 450*1.1/2
Product Version : Advant Controller 410*1.3/5
Product Version : Advant Controller 410*1.4/1 ,
According to the Control Builder A 1.4/1 release notes , in compatibility section for Online Builder 3.2/0 supports ( is backward compatibility ) with the following target system
AC450 up to version 2.5
AC410 up to version 1.5
But the information from Flash card is older for all of them , it means the online builder would not work properly ,
Because of that , we have two questions:
Should we do the upgrade of the controllers to avoid any incompatibilty ?
Just in case , If the customer could not do the upgrade to Control Builder A 1.4/1 , could we upgrade HMI to SV6.0 keeping the old engineering station ?, I know that could have some properties which with this old version can not be showed in HMI , which it could be a problem , then we would need to upgrade the Master Software to at least which revision for AC450 and AC410
But the correct procedure would be : Upgrade the controller at least 2.5 for AC450 , and 1.5 for AC410 and the master software showed from flash card to a newer, also do we need to verify the catalog number of the the PM, SC520 Revision to verify that any hardware with the new one version. , do you know the manual 3BSEXXXXX where we can get the information ?
Please see the attachment which I have gotten the information from the controller flash card and control builder A 1.4/1 manual
Thanks for your support
I read the document
as CBA 1.4/1 is compatible with:
- AC 410 up to version 1.5
- AC 450 up to version 2.3
The most recent AC 410 version is 1.5/11, i.e from initial release up to most recent.
The most recent AC 450 version is 2.3/12, i.e from initial release up to most recent.
Please note that the version numbers above contain "sub software" versions and you must make a translation from the PROM card you have to what AC400 version it belongs to. Tables in the beginning of the documents referenced below will help with that translation.
Most (all?) legacy and present AMPL PC and DB element libraries are supported (refer to the list on page 11).
You could theoretically stay on whatever version you wish, but, many corrections have been made up to the present versions. Download the revision description and learn what has been corrected from the version you are on up to the current version:
- AC450 Correction 1N (PMR SE-00-001257) that concerns System 800xA not being able to subscribe to properties above index 127.
- AC450 Correction 5F (PMR SE-03-000081) is very beneficial if HMI is a heavy subscriber (typically this happen when OPC DA becomes available for Advant Master controllers and all sorts of clients connects and start to subscribe with "full force").