The Premier Integration Experience
September 23, 2020
Rockwell Automation Foundations Lab Premier Integration Demo
Benefits of the Rockwell Premier Integration Experience
Rockwell Automation presents Premier, the ultimate controller and device integration system. Connecting controllers, VFDs, and other components over one ethernet, this system allows complete configuration and control over drives in one program. Easy to navigate and access, Premier is the perfect tool to manage and track systems, even remotely.
By way of ethernet, Premier links the myriad components of a system with corresponding objects in the computer program. To set up the controller, download the PowerFlex Lab program where objects representing VFDs, controllers, remote I/Os, ethernet switches, etc. can be chosen. The program is installed with built-in, basic pre-settings, which allow for personalization later when connected to specific systems. With built-in samples, there is no need to build objects from scratch.
The ability to configure an entire drive through one, cohesive program eases drive processes and enhances control. With Studio 5000 Logix Designer, the drive can be completely configured via ethernet. This system enables the programing of parameters, minimum and maximum speeds, overloads, and more all in one toolset. Premier Integration allows the user to monitor machine health remotely and maintain control.
Premier Integration Demo (video and play-by-play with screenshots)
Demonstration of Premier Integration between the Rockwell Automation ControlLogix Controller and PowerFlex 525 variable frequency drive (VFD).
In this demo, we are connected to a computer which is connected to the Rockwell Automation Foundations lab over ethernet. In the lab video feed below, you can see that controller #13 and VFD #13 are controlling the motor on the bottom left. With Premiere Integration, you connect everything over ethernet and utilize built-in objects for VFD’s, controllers, remote I/O, ethernet switches, and many other devices to correspond to these components.
We’ve downloaded the PowerFlex Lab program to the ControlLogix controller and with Premier Integration, we can configure the entire drive through Studio 5000 Logix Designer. Simply add the drive to the ethernet, find the IP address, and then program any parameters on the VFD through one toolset.
Here’s the RSLinx Classic Gateway controller connected to a PowerFlex drive through ethernet.
Below is an I/O configuration that shows the two VFD’s and the controller with input/output modules.
PanelView 5510 HMI and View 5000 Emulator which comes with Studio 5000 View Designer. Again, View Designer and Logix Designer are both part of Studio 5000 and come with the program.
Within PanelView 5510 there are different objects that you can get through the library which are available for PowerFlex 525 and PowerFlex 755 as samples. They are already built and there is no need to build them yourself from scratch.
Look at View 5000 Emulator next to the lab video feed. When you hit start, you can clearly see the motor spinning in the lab (visible within video).
In the View 5000 Emulator, you can look at components such as a speed indicator and a trends screen showing speed and current.
There is a Faceplate screen.
Maintenance screen with minimum and maximum speeds.
Information screen with time and description of Fault.
Controls on left to Start, Stop, and Hold the motor.
Arrow on right for more trends including output frequency.
Navigate other screens in PanelView 5000 using the lower arrow to access an Alarm Summary, Alarm Manager, Settings, and back to Home.
Alarm Summary screen showing Drive Start Inhibit and Drive Fault.
Hold/Unhold the drive.
Presenter concludes demo of Premier Integration between Rockwell Automation ControlLogix controllers and PowerFlex VFD’s.
To learn more about Premier Integration, ControlLogix controllers, PowerFlex VFD’s, and other Rockwell Automation offerings, contact your Buckles-Smith representative or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.