Freelance AC800M OPC AE Item

Hello:

I hace a Freelance 2016 System and I want to read data from AC800M system by OPC-S.

The issue is on menu: "System\OPC item list->OPC Item (Window)" when I press the "Synchronize" button I just get Items only from the OPC DA Items, NOT on the OPC AE.

- On the AC800M I can se the happy face on both opc's.

- The On the AC800M PC, the Freelance "OPC Tunnel Configuration" is configure as Fallow:

DA: ABB.AC800MC_OpcDaServer.3

AE: ABB.AC800MC_OpcAeServer.3

My question is:

Is it possible to get AE Data from AC800M in Freelance? if it is possible Is there any aditional configuration for the Alarms and Even Server?


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raudales   

asked 2 months ago
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Hello Raudales,

if my memory serves me correctly, the AC 800M AE server does not support the browsing interface (for some unknown reason). At least it was that way like 6 years back. That is the reason why you do not get OPC AE items in the list.

Dieter Henkel   

answered 2 months ago


 


By raudales on 10/16/2017 | Like (0) | Report

So it is not possible to Include the Alarms and Events? Is there a workarround to overcome this issue?


By Dieter Henkel on 10/16/2017 | Like (0) | Report

You could put an 800xA system or a Compact HMI over the AC 800M and Freelance and use the 800XA for Freelance connect (for 800xA) or the PLC connect feature of Compact HMI.The Freelance OPC server would provide data and alarms to the 800xA/ compact console.
There is also the possibility to import the OPC items from file (right click into the DA or AE list), but I haven't done this myself and cn't describe the structure needed. You could try to export the AE list of some other AE OPC server and see whether you could use the same structure for AC 800M OPC Server.


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Hello Raudales,

if my memory serves me correctly, the AC 800M AE server does not support the browsing interface (for some unknown reason). At least it was that way like 6 years back. That is the reason why you do not get OPC AE items in the list.

Dieter Henkel   

answered 2 months ago


 


By raudales on 10/16/2017 | Like (0) | Report

So it is not possible to Include the Alarms and Events? Is there a workarround to overcome this issue?


By Dieter Henkel on 10/16/2017 | Like (0) | Report

You could put an 800xA system or a Compact HMI over the AC 800M and Freelance and use the 800XA for Freelance connect (for 800xA) or the PLC connect feature of Compact HMI.The Freelance OPC server would provide data and alarms to the 800xA/ compact console.
There is also the possibility to import the OPC items from file (right click into the DA or AE list), but I haven't done this myself and cn't describe the structure needed. You could try to export the AE list of some other AE OPC server and see whether you could use the same structure for AC 800M OPC Server.


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