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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 64181993, Entry date: 07/29/2013

Configuration of Frequency Converters with the APL Channel Block „FbDrive” in SIMATIC PCS 7

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In modern automation projects, not all the components are supplied by the same company. You often have the situation that the supplier of the process control system is not the same as the supplier of the drives. Moreover, not every customer needs the complete and extensive range of functions for the drives, which can be retrieved by specifically tailored block libraries, most of them chargeable.

For the integration of the frequency-controlled drives Siemens therefore offers a modern motor channel block „FbDrive”, which is part of the PCS 7 standard library Advances Process Library (APL) allowing for an integration of all drives which support the telegram type 1 or 20 into PCS 7. The specifications of the telegram types 1 and 2 are described in detail in the „Profiles Drive Technology PROFIdrive”.

In addition, this variant is also interesting for the integration of Siemens drives such as SINAMICS and MICROMASTER. As the complete performance range is not always needed. By interconnecting the motor channel block „FbDrive” with the APL function block „MotSpdCL”, the complete function range of the PCS 7 operation, monitoring and supervision is available. The configuration, parameterization and commissioning of the drives takes place in the usual PCS 7 environment.

Main contents
The integration of a frequency-controlled drive is explained and completely configured as an example with a SINAMICS CU240S DP F and a prefabricated template, which is also a part of the PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (APL).
The focus will be on the following issues:

  • Channel block „FbDrive”
  • Telegram type 1 and 20
  • Integration of the template
  • Hardware configuration
  • CFC engineering
  • Extension of the APL template

This configuration instruction describes the integration of frequency-controlled drives which support the standard telegram types. As an example the Siemens drive SINAMICS CU240S DP F is configured, all the other drives will be configured in exactly the same way.
This application does not refer to the DriveES PCS 7 APL library which is available separately for a fee and covers the complete performance range of the SINAMICS and MICROMASTER drives.

This Application Example is valid for PCS 7 8.0 and higher.
All drives which support the standard telegram types 1 or 20 of the technical specification „Profiles Drive Technology PROFIdrive” and of which a compatible Electronic Device Description File (EDD) or a General Station Description (GSD) is available, can be integrated in PCS 7 V8.0.


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Additional Keywords
Frequency Converter, Frequency Inverter, Motor, Drive, Engine, Machine, Integration, Configuration, Engineering, FbDrive

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