You are not registered yet. Please click here to register!


 
 
plc storereviewsdownloads
This board is for PLC Related Q&A ONLY. Please DON'T use it for advertising, etc.
 
Try our online PLC Simulator- FREE.  Click here now to try it.

---------->>>>>Get FREE PLC Programming Tips

New Here? Please read this important info!!!


Go Back   PLCS.net - Interactive Q & A > PLCS.net - Interactive Q & A > LIVE PLC Questions And Answers

PLC training tools sale

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 12th, 2014, 11:07 AM   #1
Teglaco
Member
Canada

Teglaco is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Milton
Posts: 54
Powerflex 525 Multidrive issues

I am trying to run a 4 drive set with one powerflex 525 as master using E-I/P through the embedded ethernet port. I have 3 PF 523's as its children / slaves through the DSI port. I've done this multiple times with PF 40's with a 22-comm-e on the master. Standard setup, very straight forward.

I'm not able to see the 523's in the online drive. I have created the ethernet link in studio 5000 (V21) with the E-I/P PF 525 (F/W Rev 2.3) as node 0 and the three 523's (F/W rev 1.1) as nodes 1,2 and 3. I can see the PF 525 in linx (V3.57) as a "Multi Drive". All seems well as per the setup short of the F/W in the drives, more on that later.

The issue is:when I click on "Drive" in the module definitions in Studio I don't get the option to "Correlate" as per the install instructions. I get an error "automatic connection failed" as the online drive is missing a device in port 1,2 and 3. This leads me to believe the drive and the modbus network need to be configured and connected properly, manually, from the drives themselves before correlating. Are you still with me? If so, I have them, seemingly, setup correctly.

Master: RS 485 Data Rate (C123) "3" 9.6K
RS 485 Node Add (C124) 100
RS 485 Format (C127) "0" RTU 8-N-1
Multidrive Sel (C169) "2" E-I/P
Drive 1 Add. (C171) 101
Drive 2 Add. (C172) 102
Drive 3 Add. (C173) 103
DSI I/O Config (C175) "3" 0-3 Drives
Slaves: RS 485 Data Rate (C123) "3" 9.6K
RS 485 Node Add (C124) 101, 102, 103
RS 485 Format (C127) "0" RTU 8-N-1
Multidrive Sel (C169) "1" Network Opt
C 171 - 175 left at default.

What am I missing here? Has anyone setup these drives in this configuration and had luck?

As per the F/W issue with the 523's: I had the 525 @ 1.3 and the 523's all from the supplier @ 1.1 with the same results. I thought it might be a F/W issue and upgraded the 525 via ethernet with control flash to 2.3 without issue. The only way I see to change F/W on the 523's is through the USB on the back of the control board with the .pf5 Up Down Flash program that is configured with connection to the drives. When I use that utility I get an "error reading bin" and the flash upgrade doesn't start. I believe the file to be in the right place in the Crogramfiles(x86)controlFLASH/0001/ETC,ETC as thats where I upgraded the 525 from.

Any help appreciated, let me know if you need any more info.

Thanks guys,

Ted
  Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2014, 11:35 AM   #2
Teglaco
Member
Canada

Teglaco is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Milton
Posts: 54
IP for the 525 Master: 10.10.104.50
Sub: 255.255.255.0
Gate: 10.10.104.1
  Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2014, 12:57 PM   #3
Teglaco
Member
Canada

Teglaco is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Milton
Posts: 54
Problem solved.

The 525 comes with the data rate defaulted @ 19.2k.
The 523's come defaulted at 9.6k.

I had setup everything to 9.6k as thats what i've always used for a data rate. Tech support tells me the 525's will ONLY communicate @ 19.2k.

Ugh.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Jump to Live PLC Question and Answer Forum

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Powerflex 525 Losing Parameters at Powerup Joe Vierzba LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 7 August 26th, 2017 07:48 PM
PowerFlex 700L - Any issues in the past with these drives Rob S. LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 3 May 31st, 2014 11:20 AM
Powerflex 525 on Devicenet GraRob LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 1 March 25th, 2014 08:10 PM
PowerFlex 525 Open Loop Metering Pump Control Help shiftedbits LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 5 February 1st, 2014 02:15 PM
New Powerflex 523 califflash LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 7 October 24th, 2013 08:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.


.