Operator interface Tech Note 23 - TNOI23
This technical note presents how to connect a Red Lion G3 HMI with an AC Tech SCF Variable Freq. Drive using RS485 communications. The same setup can be used to program a Modular Controller Enhanced Master.
Red Lion Controls CR1000 Human Machine Interface (HMI), CR3000 HMI, DA Series Data Station, Data Station Plus (DSP), G3 HMI, G3 Kadet HMI, Graphite® Controller, Graphite HMI, Modular Controller (MC), and ProducTVity Station™ (PTV)
See Figure 1:
Refer to Figure 2 for the RS485 Communication port information for the AC Tech SCF Drive:
Figure 3 presents the communication cable pinout between the G3 and the AC Tech SCF Variable Freq. Drive:
Crimson Communication Setup:
RS485 Comms Port (as shown in Figure 4.)
- Driver on RS485 port: Modbus Universal Master
- Protocol Type: Modbus RTU
- Slave Response Timeout: 500 ms
- Baud Rate: 9600
- Data Bits: 8 bits
- Stop Bits: Two
- Parity: None
Comms Device (ACTECH1 as shown in Figure 5.)
- Drop Number: 1
- Ping Holding Register: 25
AC Tech SCF Drive Settings
The following settings are mandatory for the communication to work:
- Parameter # 15 = 02 serial enable with timer
- Parameter # 43 = Drop address #
NOTE: Modbus register 40002 using Red Lion equipment is the equivalent of Register 1 in the AC Tech drive.
See SCF Series Drives Modbus Control Operation by AC Tech for register numbers explanations.
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