‘Option card' connects Danfoss VLT AutomationDrive to Profinet-based networks

MCA120 features a built-in Web server for remote diagnostics and visual confirmation of basic drive parameters, as well as an e-mail, says Danfoss Drives.


Danfoss Profinet option card  for VLTR Automation Drive
The Danfoss Drives VLT Profinet MCA120 Option Card, expanding the Ethernet communication capabilities of its VLT AutomationDrive to Profinet-based networks. This option card handles a single connection with an Actual Packet Interval down to 1 ms in both directions, positioning it among the fastest performing Profinet devices in the market, according to the company.

The MCA120 features a built-in Web server for remote diagnostics and visual confirmation of basic drive parameters, as well as an e-mail notifier that can send a message to one or more recipients should certain warnings or alarms occur, and/or are cleared.

Supported application protocols include Profinet for control and parameter setting, HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) for diagnosis via the built-in Web server, and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) for email notification. The Profinet Option Card also supports DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) for automatic IP address configuration, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) for file up- and download, TSC (Transparent Socket Channel) for easy access to drive configuration data from Danfoss' MCT 10, and DCP (Discovery and Configuration Protocol) for making topology and neighborhood recognition, and IP-address assertion, possible from a PLC. Sales information available via e-mail.

- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor

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