VLT® Fieldbus options

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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

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Programming guide CANopen English Multiple 20 Nov, 2020 8.4 MB PDF
Programming guide EtherNet/IP FC 280 English Multiple 13 Jun, 2016 8.7 MB PDF
Programming guide PROFIBUS DP FC 280 English Multiple 30 May, 2016 8.3 MB PDF
Operating guide VLT ® Modbus RTU English Multiple 28 Oct, 2011 1.5 MB PDF
Operating guide VLT® 5000 Converter MCA 114 English Multiple 16 Oct, 2013 3.1 MB PDF
Programming guide VLT® CANopen MCA 105 English Multiple 15 Jun, 2015 1.5 MB PDF
Programming guide VLT® DeviceNet MCA 104 English Multiple 14 Dec, 2015 931.0 KB PDF
Operating guide VLT® FCD 300 PROFIBUS Converter MCA 117 English Multiple 01 Nov, 2019 1.3 MB PDF
Programming guide VLT® HVAC BACnet/IP MCA 125 English Multiple 01 Feb, 2017 945.7 KB PDF
Operating guide VLT® HVAC Drive FC 102 LonWorks English Multiple 11 Nov, 2008 2.2 MB PDF
Operating guide VLT® Modbus TCP MCA 122 English Multiple 02 May, 2013 3.4 MB PDF
Programming guide VLT® PROFIBUS DP MCA 101 English Multiple 13 Jan, 2016 2.0 MB PDF
Installation guide VLT® Profinet MCA 120 English Multiple 09 Jul, 2014 3.4 MB PDF
Programming guide VLT® PROFINET MCA 120 English Multiple 24 Oct, 2014 1.6 MB PDF

Software

Software
Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives DeviceNet EDS 31 May, 2021 RL 2.2 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® EtherNet/IP Add-on Instructions 27 Sep, 2013 RL 443.0 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 EtherCAT XML 01 Mar, 2022 RL 71.5 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 30 Oct, 2020 RL 14.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VLT® Soft Starter USB Drivers 06 Mar, 2017 RL 1.1 MB ZIP