GSD file for CM572 DP and Communication with AB controller.


I have a profibus network in which ABB PLC PM581 with CM572-DP module is connected.

In this network 8 No. of ACS850 and 8 No. of Encoders are connected on profibus network.In this network CM572-DP working as a master for all drives.

On the other end AB(Rockwell Automation) PLC 1756-L72 with MVI56PDPMV1(Prosoft Profibus Comm.Module) is installed.

Here i want to send and receive the data from AB PLC to ABB PLC.In this case i want GSD file for CM572-DP and PM581.

My another question is i want to add AB PLC in existing profibus network(which contains CM572-DP,PM581 and 8 no. of ACS850 Drives)in this case from where should i connect AB PLC in profibus means from CM572-DP or the last node.Actually i want to make AB controller as master(because the MVI56PDPMV1 card is profibus master.).

So my question is in which location should i need to add AB 1756-L72.

And i need GSD files for CM572-DP and PM581 for this.

Please guide me.I have attach a pic.



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asked 3 months ago



Dear friend,

CM572 DP is a PROFIBUS Master module.

If you want to send/receive the DATA from AB PLC to ABB PLC, AB PLC will be a slave.So AB PLC will connect it on CM572 slave line.

If you want to send/receive the DATA from ABB PLC to AB PLC, ABB PLC will be a slave.So ABB PLC will connect it on MVI56PDPMV1 slave line. In ABB PLC ,PROFIBUS DP slave functionality is provided by a AC500 CPU over FBP interface.


answered 3 months ago


By quantum@99 on 12/5/2017 | Like (0) | Report

from where i can get GSD file for CM572-DP and PM581

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in addition to the above answer of vigneshwaran92rce, you need to consider if is more convenient to modify the actual configuration where ABB PLC is the master with CM572 and re-write the complete configuration with AB master and ABB slave.

Are you sure that AB can not give you a solution with AB 1756-L72 slave instead of master ?

IMHO is more simple to insert in the network AB such a slave rather than redoing the whole configuration.

Flavio Mussolin   

answered 3 months ago


By quantum@99 on 12/5/2017 | Like (0) | Report

Please send the link of GSD file for CM572-DP

By Flavio Mussolin on 12/5/2017 | Like (0) | Report

You not have understand, CM572 not have file GSD!
Every slave have file GSD, not master...

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