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Is BACnet available for the Altivar Process Drive?

Published date: 04 June 2020

Issue:
Can the Process Drives work with BACnet?

Product Line:
Altivar 600 and 900 series

Environment:
All serial numbers for Altivar 600 and 900 series

Cause:
N/A

Resolution:
Yes, for the ATV6XX series only.  the ATV9XX series will not have a BACnet option.   The BACnet option card for the ATV600 series is VW3A3725 and supports BACnet MS/TP only.  It does not support BACnet IP.
Please be aware that the Drives firmware on the ATV6XX drives need to be firmware V1.7 or higher.  The ATV660 and ATV680 drives firmware need to be V 1.8 or higher. 
https://www.se.com/ww/en/product/VW3A3725/bacnet-ms-tp-communication-module---altivar-process-atv600/

BACnet IP may be available through a 3rd party bridge (Anybus or Babel Buster have both been used successfully).

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