VLT® Fieldbus options

  • Overview
  • Software

Operating an AC drive using a fieldbus reduces system costs, makes communication faster and more efficient and provides an easier user interface.

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  • Provides wide compatibility, a high level of availability, support for all major PLC vendors and compatibility with future versions 
  • Fast, efficient communication, transparent installation, advanced diagnosis and parameterization and auto-configuration of process data using GSD-file
  • Acyclic parameterization using PROFIBUS DP-V1, PROFIdrive or Danfoss FC profile state machines, PROFIBUS DP-V1, Master Class 1 and 2
  • Offers robust, efficient data handling thanks to advanced Producer/Consumer technology
  • ODVA’s AC drive profile supported using I/O instance 20/70. 21/71 secures compatibility to existing systems
  • ODVA’s strong conformance testing policies ensure that products are interoperable
  • Standardized handling and interoperability for high flexibility and low costs
  • The VLT® CANopen MCA 105 option for the VLT® AutomationDrive is fully equipped with both high-priority access to control and status of the drive (PDO Communication) and access to all parameters through acyclic data (SDO Communication)
  • For interoperability the option has implemented the DSP402 AC drive Profile
  • A complete electronic refrigeration and control system for monitoring and controlling refrigeration plants
  • Simple connection to ADAP-KOOL® Lon network – after entering a network address, press a service pin to start the automatic configuration procedure
  • Developed for building automation, it enables communication between individual units in the same system (peer-to-peer) and supports decentralizing of control
  • No need for main station (master-follower)
  • Units receive signals directly
  • Supports Echelon free-topology interface (flexible cabling and installation)
  • Supports embedded I/Os and I/O options (easy implementation of decentral I/Os)
  • Sensor signals can quickly be moved to another controller using bus cables
  • Certified as compliant with LonMark ver. 3.4 specifications
  • The VLT® BACnet/IP MCA 125 option optimizes the use of the VLT® HVAC Drive together with building management systems (BMS) using the BACnet/IP protocol or running BACnet on Ethernet.
  • The option has two Ethernet connectors, enabling daisy-chain configuration with no need for external switches. The VLT® BACnet/IP MCA 125 makes it easy to control or monitor points required in typical HVAC applications, and reduces overall cost of ownership.
  • Besides standard functionality, the option provides:
    • COV (Change Of Value)
    • Read/Write Property Multiple
    • Alarm/Warning notifications
    • PID Loop object
    • Segmented data transfer
    • Trending
  • The BACnet protocol is an international protocol that efficiently integrates all parts of building automation equipment from the actuator level to the building management system
  • Using the BACnet option, it is possible to read all analog and digital inputs and control all analog and digital outputs of the VLT® HVAC Drive
  • All inputs and outputs can be operated independently of the functions of the drive, and therefore work as remote I/Os:
    • COV (Change of Value)
    • Synchronization of RTC from BACnet
    • Read/write Property Multiple
    • Alarm/Warning handling
  • A special version of the PROFIBUS options that emulates the VLT® 3000 commands in the VLT® AutomationDrive
  • The VLT® 3000 can be replaced by the VLT® AutomationDrive, or an existing system can be expanded without costly change of the PLC program
  • For upgrade to a different fieldbus, the installed converter is easily removed and replaced with a new option. This secures the investment without losing flexibility
  • A special version of the PROFIBUS options that emulates the VLT® 5000 commands in the VLT® AutomationDrive
  • The VLT® 5000 can be replaced by the VLT® AutomationDrive, or an existing system can be expanded without costly change of the PLC program
  • For upgrade to a different fieldbus, the installed converter is easily removed and replaced with a new option. This secures the investment without losing flexibility. The option supports DPV1
  • Uniquely combines the highest performance with the highest degree of openness. The option is designed so that many of the features from the VLT® PROFIBUS MCA 101 can be reused, minimizing user effort to migrate PROFINET, and securing the investment in a PLC program
  • Same PPO types as the MCA 101 PROFIBUS for easy migration to PROFINET
  • Built-in web server for remote diagnosis and reading out of basic drive parameters
  • Support of MRP
  • Support of DP-V1 Diagnostic allows easy, fast and standardized handling of warning and fault information into the PLC, improving bandwidth in the system
  • Support of PROFISAFE when combined with MCB 152
  • Implementation in accordance to Conformance Class B
  • Ethernet is the future standard for communication at the factory floor
  • Based on the newest technology available for industrial use, it handles even the most demanding requirements. EtherNet/IP extends commercial off-the-shelf Ethernet to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) – the same upper-layer protocol and object model found in DeviceNet
  • The MCA 121 offers advanced features such as:
    • Built-in high performance switch enabling line-topology, and eliminating the need for external switches
    • Device Level Ring (DLR) topology for higher system availability
    • Based on CIP™, makes the reuse of PLC program possible when migrating from DeviceNet to EtherNet/IP
    • Built-in web server provides remote diagnosis and reading out of basic drive parameters
    • E-mail notification provides fast access to warnings or alarm information
    • Unicast and Multicast communication for improved network utilization
    • Certified by ODVA for fulfilment of the newest standard
  • Modbus TCP is the first industrial Ethernet-based protocol for automation
  • Connects to Modbus-TCP-based networks. It is able to handle connection interval down to 5 ms in both directions, positioning it among the fastest performing Modbus TCP devices in the market. For master redundancy it features hot swapping between two masters
  • Other features:
    • Built-in web-server for remote diagnosis and reading out basic drive parameters
    • Configure an email notification to send an email message to one or more recipients, when certain alarms or warnings occur, or are cleared
    • Dual Master PLC connection for redundancy
  • Offers connectivity to EtherCAT-based networks using the EtherCAT Protocol
  • Handles the EtherCAT line communication in full speed, and connection towards the drive with an interval down to 4 ms in both directions. This allows the MCA 124 to participate in networks from low performance up to servo applications
  • EoE Ethernet over EtherCAT support
  • HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) for diagnosis via built-in web server
  • CoE (CAN Over Ethernet) for access to drive parameters
  • SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) for e-mail notification
  • TCP/IP for easy access to drive configuration data from MCT 10
  • Emulates VLT® 5000 commands (I/O instances and explicit messages) in the VLT® AutomationDrive which means that a VLT® 5000 can be replaced by the VLT® AutomationDrive, or a system can be expanded, without costly change of the PLC program
  • For a later upgrade to a different fieldbus, the installed converter can easily be removed and replaced with a different option. This secures the investment without losing flexibility

Software

Software
Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives DeviceNet EDS 02 Feb, 2011 RL 2.0 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives EtherNet/IP EDS 27 Jun, 2016 RL 59.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives PROFIBUS GSD 03 Nov, 2010 RL 76.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives PROFIBUS PCA Block 19 Mar, 2008 RL 465.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® FCP 106/FCM 106 PROFIBUS GSD 08 Mar, 2017 RL 4.6 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® HVAC Drive FC 102 LNS Plug-in 23 Jun, 2008 RL 3.7 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® HVAC Drive FC 102 LonWorks 13 Mar, 2009 RL 97.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA101 PROFIBUS GSD 03 Nov, 2010 RL 76.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA104 CANopen EDS 23 Jun, 2014 RL 82.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA120 PROFINET GSDML 21 Feb, 2018 RL 719.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA123 POWERLINK XDD 02 Aug, 2013 RL 27.0 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA124 EtherCAT XML 17 Dec, 2012 RL 20.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD200 DeviceNet EDS 20 Jun, 2008 RL 678.0 B ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500 DeviceNet EDS 19 Nov, 2010 RL 4.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500 PROFIBUS GSD 10 Nov, 2008 RL 2.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500/200 PROFINET GSDML 16 May, 2018 RL 2.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD600/500/200 EtherNet/IP EDS 16 May, 2018 RL 6.5 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 CANOpen EDS 09 Dec, 2016 1.20 RL 15.5 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 Ethernet/IP EDS 09 Dec, 2016 1.20 RL 5.1 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 POWERLINK XDD 09 Dec, 2016 RL 15.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 PROFIBUS GSD 10 Oct, 2016 1.0 RL 4.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 PROFINET GSDML 09 Jul, 2018 RL 4.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 PROFINET GSDML 11 Jun, 2019 RL 9.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VLT® Soft Starter USB Drivers 06 Mar, 2017 RL 1.1 MB ZIP