Programmable Controller Saia PCD2 system

  • Saia PCD2.M4x60 controllers

    Base units with 4 slots for I/O modules

    - PCD2.M4160 Basic controller with 4 I/O slots, not expandable, max. 68 I/O's

    - PCD2.M4560 Basic controller with 4 I/O slots, expandable up to 64 I/O slots, max. 1028 I/O's

    Up to 3 integrated communication interfaces, can be expanded to max. 14 communication interfaces with plug-in modules. Integrated AutomationServer in all CPUs.

  • Saia PCD2.M5 controllers

    Base units with 8 slots for I/O module

    - PCD2.M5440 Basic

    - PCD2.M5540 Extended with Ethernet switch

    - PCD2.M1xxx*

    Up to 4 integrated communication interfaces, can be expanded to max. 15 communication interfaces with plug-in modules. Integrated AutomationServer in all CPUs.

     

    *not proposed for new projects

  • Saia PCD2 input/output modules

    Modules with various functions with plug-in terminals

    - PCD2.Axxx Digital output modules

    - PCD2.Bxxx Combined digital input/output modules

    - PCD2.Wxxx Analog input/output modules

    - PCD2.Exxx Digital input modules

  • Saia PCD2 interface modules  

    Plug-in modules to expand the communication interfaces (up to 4 modules or 8 interfaces)

    - PCD2.F2xxx 2 serial interfaces RS-232, RS-422/RS-485

    - PCD2.F2150 BACnet® MSTP

    - PCD2.F2610 DALI

    - PCD2.F27x0 M-Bus

    - PCD2.F2180 Belimo MP-Bus

    - PCD7.F1xxS 1 serial interface RS-232, RS-422/485, Belimo MP-Bus

    - PCD7.F7500 Profibus DP

  • Saia PCD2 memory modules

    Plug-in memory modules for data and program backup

    - PCD7.R-SD SD flash memory cards for PCD3.R6xx

    - PCD7.R5xx Flash memory module for slots M1 & M2

    - PCD2.R6xx Basic module for SD flash memory card for slots 0…3

PCD2

  • Is it possible to use a 16 DI/O module on the base addresse 240? (FAQ #101671)
  • Why does the BACnet "Upload/Merge" not work on very busy IP networks? (FAQ #101417)
  • Does a PCD automatically generate "gratuitous ARP" telegrams? (FAQ #101045)
  • Why can't I connect a PCD2.M480 (with firmware 039) over the serial PGU port? (FAQ #100738)
  • The error LED is on and the history contains the message XOB 20 / 25 missing (FAQ #100690)
  • I forgot the password for my PCD/PCS! How can I access it again? (FAQ #100639)
  • Which extension memory chips are recommended / supported (FAQ #100507)
  • Is the XOB 5 "No response from I/O module (I/O Quit Failure)" supported by the PCD3? (FAQ #100501)
  • Can the S-Net MPI-Port on the PCD3.M5xx0 and on the PCD2.M5xx0 be used as standard RS-485 Port (FAQ #100500)
  • Why can't I connect a PCD over Ethernet after replacing its Ethernet module? (FAQ #100156)
  • Can input/output modules be changed under tension (hot-plug)? (FAQ #100111)

PCD2 / _Firmware Classic

  • Why the RS-485 S-Bus communication between the PCD master and the slave does fail sometime, if FW 1.28.20…1.28.33 is used? (FAQ #102026)
  • PCD Firmware 1.28.16 or 1.24.69 fix the Ethernet frame padding information leakage (FAQ #102011)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.28.11 and FW 1.28.37? (FAQ #102010)
  • Lon Bindings lost after power off / on with FW 1.26.15 (FAQ #101999)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.24.67 and FW 1.26.31? (FAQ #101987)
  • What is the meaning of the PCD history entry ‘FWDnld UnknownFW’? (FAQ #101959)
  • How to find more information based on the error message "SF not loaded"? (FAQ #101568)
  • What does CSF stand for? (FAQ #101566)
  • Which hardware revision of the PCD2.M5_ is needed for firmware 1.14.23? (FAQ #101490)
  • What are the differences between firmware 1.10.51 and 1.14.23? (FAQ #101470)
  • Why can't I send more than 512 bytes using the STXT instruction? (FAQ #101468)
  • Can I have more than 16 COBs? (FAQ #101467)
  • Why is the error bit 7 or 8 set when I try to execute a "Backup DB to flash"? (FAQ #101466)
  • What are the differences between firmware 1.10.16 and 1.10.51? (FAQ #101422)
  • How to define a comma as separator in interpreted texts? (FAQ #101392)
  • Potential data loss on SD cards bigger than 256 MBytes (FAQ #101377)
  • Overview of the current production firmware versions (FAQ #101304)
  • What does "Saia PCD® COSinus" stand for? (FAQ #101297)
  • How to implement a software watchdog (FAQ #101285)
  • Why does the S-I/O communication no longer work on a PCD3 or a PCD2.M5? (FAQ #101244)
  • What is the "WebServer2" on Saia PCD® COSinus systems? (FAQ #101191)
  • Can I calulate with IEEE floating point values on a PCD system? (FAQ #101188)
  • Can I read a value from a PCD text and copy it into a register? (FAQ #101187)
  • Is it possible to search an expression within a PCD text? (FAQ #101186)
  • Why do I sporadically get communication errors when connecting a PCD/PCS in "Secure S-Bus Data Mode"? (FAQ #101180)
  • The XOB 8 is no longer called on the systems Saia PCD® COSinus. (FAQ #101137)
  • What criterias are to be fulfilled for sending e-Mails from the PCD? (FAQ #101054)
  • Why do I get a "68k add Error" when writing a text on the S-Web Server? (FAQ #101049)
  • Why is the message: "Failed to get data on alarm.exe" displayed on the alarming page? (FAQ #100963)
  • Is it possible reading the PCD "IP address" from the user program? (FAQ #100952)
  • How does the system watchdog work? (FAQ #100908)
  • Why are broadcast telegramms not working anymore on the PCD3 or PCD2.M480 (FAQ #100798)
  • New firmware version names for Saia PCD® COSinus systems (a.bb.cc) (FAQ #100741)
  • Different handling of the TBSY flag (in MC mode) between PCD3 / PCD2.M5 and older systems (FAQ #100655)
  • Booter update on PCD2.M150 (FAQ #100606)
  • Firmware download on a PCD2.M150 (FAQ #100598)
  • S-Bus Slave on Port 3 doesn't work with FW 020 on the M480 (FAQ #100389)
  • lose Hardware settings after Firmware update (FAQ #100366)
  • FW depending differences in the handling of the diagnosic flags (FAQ #100321)
  • Incompatibility of old FW and new Profibus DP configurator (FAQ #100319)
  • Which Flash chip to use for which usage? (FAQ #100309)
  • Error LED of PCD is lit! How to find the problem? (FAQ #100269)
  • What EPROM burner is recommended to create firmware chips for PCD's? (FAQ #100256)
  • Baudrate limitation on serial ports (FAQ #100252)
  • Communication interface isn't reset on SW watchdog restart with option XOB0 enabled (FAQ #100243)
  • Software Watchdog mustn't be used with FW 0C1 on PCD2.M150! (FAQ #100218)
  • Firmware version naming of non-Saia PCD® COSinus systems (FAQ #100176)
  • Not all History entries can be found in the Online Help of PG5 (FAQ #100173)
  • Why is the instruction DSP not supported on Saia PCD® COSinus systems? (FAQ #100034)

PCD2 / _Firmware xx7

  • What are the differences between PCD2.M487 firmware 1.315 and 1.10.53? (FAQ #101601)
  • Why does the Error LED of my PCD2.M127 blink? (FAQ #101472)
  • What is the difference between PCD2.M177 firmware version 3.123 and previous versions? (FAQ #101450)
  • What does "Saia PCD® COSinus" stand for? (FAQ #101297)
  • What criterias are to be fulfilled for sending e-Mails from the PCD? (FAQ #101054)
  • New firmware version names for Saia PCD® COSinus systems (a.bb.cc) (FAQ #100741)
  • Why can't I connect a PCD2.M480 (with firmware 039) over the serial PGU port? (FAQ #100738)
  • Which Flash chip to use for which usage? (FAQ #100309)
  • Can the xx7 operating system be updated (FW update)? (FAQ #100059)

PCD2 / Axxx

  • Why stays the output low even if the condition is true and a value should be transmitted? (FAQ #100413)

PCD2 / Cxxx

  • Why does the PCD2.R6000 not work if a PCD2.C2000 is used on the same system? (FAQ #101414)
  • What are the difference between the PCD2.K106 versions? (FAQ #101068)

PCD2 / Exxx

  • Why doesn't the input card work correctly? (FAQ #100456)

PCD2 / Fxxx

  • Does the PCD support the MP-Bus light protocol and it’s possible connect up to 16 Belimo devices to one MP-Bus line? (FAQ #102016)
  • It’s possible to connect more than 8 MP-Bus devices on a MP-bus line (F180 or F280/F280 card)? (FAQ #102015)
  • Why the configuration of the DALI devices over PCD2.F2610 or PCD3.F261 and the F-Box ‘Dali Cfg Manger’ does not work correctly? (FAQ #101900)
  • Why does my RS-232 S-Bus communication not work with the PCD2.F2xx0 and PCD3.F2xx module? (FAQ #101775)
  • Why do I get the error "Missing value" when reading some M-Bus devices? (FAQ #101762)
  • Incompatibility of PCD2 /PCD3.F27x(0) and "Hydrometer M-Bus Receiver 868" (FAQ #101717)
  • Why can't I read data from a CALEC aquametro energy master device? (FAQ #101710)
  • How to Download a Firmware to a PCD2.F2xxx or PCD3.F2xx Module (FAQ #101688)
  • What is new in the SBC M-Bus library 2.7.006? (FAQ #101604)
  • Why do some M-Bus devices not work on all ports of a PCD2.M5 or a PCD3? (FAQ #101382)
  • A PCD2.W3x0 conflicts with a PCD2.F2xx0 or a PCD2.R6000 on a PCD2.M5xxx (FAQ #101262)
  • Communication in Bus Terminal topology doesn't work on PCDx.F2xx Module! (FAQ #101091)
  • Different handling of the TBSY flag (in MC mode) between PCD3 / PCD2.M5 and older systems (FAQ #100655)

PCD2 / Hxxx

  • Incompatibility between version B2.34 and version $2.36 of the FB library for PCD2.H32x modules (FAQ #100871)
  • Why does the PCD2/3.H210 generate too few pulses in high temperature environments? (FAQ #100727)
  • Why does the FB Home not work on a PCD2/3.H210? (FAQ #100698)
  • Are the limit switches of the PCD2/3.H31x absolutely necessary? (FAQ #100465)
  • Why is only the SSI position of one axis of an PCD2.H32x read? (FAQ #100432)
  • Can a PCD2.H32x slave module also be used as master? (FAQ #100410)
  • Difference of the Command "RdIndexRg" for the PCD2.H31x modules (FAQ #100391)
  • How to organise the used FBs best? (FAQ #100294)
  • LEDs for CCO and TCO of PCD2.H110 don't work correctly with FPGA version HC3 (FAQ #100272)
  • Why isn't it possible executing a second homing after an aborted homing? (FAQ #100222)
  • Why is the TCO output of the PCD2.H110 not detected by the interrupt input of a PCD2.M480? (FAQ #100180)
  • Why is it important that the motor driver is enabled after the initialisation of the H3xx? (FAQ #100132)
  • Some PCD2.H31x aren't compatible with PCD2.M48x or PCD2.M170 (FAQ #100126)
  • Procedure after an emergency stop of a PCD2.H31x (FAQ #100072)
  • How is the flag "Ondest_X" of the PCD2.H31x used? (FAQ #100064)
  • Problems reading position of linear encoders with high resolutions with PCD2.H311 (FAQ #100061)
  • Bad capture of Index Position with PCD2.H310 (FAQ #100058)
  • Set the absolute position of PCD2.H21x to zero (FAQ #100057)
  • The CPU gets blocked during the FB HOME for PCD2.H21x (FAQ #100048)
  • PCD2.H150 reads bad value after power up (FAQ #100046)
  • H Module FB's of PG5 need directives $GROUP and $ENDGROUP (FAQ #100036)
  • Why are FB parameters defined as register and not as constant? (FAQ #100033)

PCD2 / Kxxx

PCD2 / Mxxx

  • It’s possible to suppress the PCD Alarms on BACnet? (FAQ #101975)
  • Which Texts are writeable/editable during Runtime on a PCD? (FAQ #101801)
  • Lifetime expectancy of the Renata Lithium battery on recent PCD compared to previous PCD generations (FAQ #101780)

PCD2 / Txxx

  • Why does the analogue modem not always answer to incomming calls? (FAQ #101278)
  • Error in the Belimo MP-Bus TI regarding passiv external sensors (FAQ #100989)
  • Is it possible to have more than one MP-Bus master in a Fupla File? (FAQ #100958)
  • Why is it no more possible to build an old Belimo MP-Bus project with PG5 1.4.300? (FAQ #100957)
  • PCD2.T814 doesn't work correctly due to incorrectly plugged cable (FAQ #100939)
  • Why are all MP-Bus FBoxes green but all values are zero? (FAQ #100744)
  • VAV box - PT1000 sensor doesn't work (FAQ #100621)
  • A application with pager is not working anymore with the modem PCD2.T814 or M716-KS1 (FAQ #100548)
  • PCS1.T814 and T851 can be assembled ONLY on PCS1 Modification 4! (FAQ #100523)
  • Problem with first serie of PCD2.T814 modems (FAQ #100502)
  • What is the difference between a PCD2.T813 and a PCD2.T814 modem? (FAQ #100469)
  • The default standby mode "DTMF+PGU" doesn't work properly (FAQ #100437)
  • Why do I have to set the MSN number on a ISDN modem (FAQ #100434)
  • Modify auto answer mode on PCD2.T813! (FAQ #100308)
  • How to read data regarding the line quality from a PCD2.T813? (FAQ #100304)
  • Why is my Modem "blacklisted"? (FAQ #100303)
  • DTMF and SMS functions in dependence of the modem and telephone type (FAQ #100221)
  • PCD2.T850 ISDN Modem not available when placed behind a PBX (FAQ #100200)
  • Hardware Reset address of internal modems PCD2.T8xx and PCS1 (FAQ #100182)

PCD2 / Wxxx

  • Why do the output of the PCD2/3.W6x5 not deliver stable signals? (FAQ #102014)
  • What is the signification of the I/O words of a PCD2/3.W525 module? (FAQ #101552)
  • Why do I get wrong values when reading a PCD2/3.W340 with media mapping? (FAQ #101416)
  • A PCD2.W3x0 conflicts with a PCD2.F2xx0 or a PCD2.R6000 on a PCD2.M5xxx (FAQ #101262)
  • What exactly is a PCD2/3.W721 and can I order it? (FAQ #101247)
  • Why do the outputs of PCD2/3.W525 not work? (FAQ #101204)
  • Replacement possibilities for PCD2.W5x0 and PCD3.W5x0 modules (FAQ #101151)
  • What is the IL code needed for the PCD2/3.W525 cards? (FAQ #101080)
  • Replacement possibilities for PCD2.W1xx modules (FAQ #101033)
  • Which module to use for Pt100 / Ni100 measurements? (FAQ #101032)
  • Connecting "special" temperature sensors to analogue modules. (FAQ #100926)
  • Why is the range of analogue (current-) input modules specified as 0(4)..20 mA? (FAQ #100675)
  • Analogue modules read wrong values while beeing online with PG5 (FAQ #100631)
  • Shall the terminal 16 of the PCD2/3.W745 be connected to ground? (FAQ #100604)
  • What is the reason for the error "underflow" of the PCDx.W745? (FAQ #100499)
  • Frozen PCD2/3.W3x5 and PCD2/3.W6x5 modules (FAQ #100475)
  • Sampling time of PCD2/3.W6x5 modules (FAQ #100395)

PCD2 / Rxxx

  • Are there known problems when accessing the PCD FTP server with FileZilla? (FAQ #101586)
  • Why can't I use the whole memory of my flash card for my files? (FAQ #101558)
  • What is the signification of the error: "Failed to copy to/from Flash..." (FAQ #101502)
  • Do I have to compress a SD card every time I deleted a file? (FAQ #101494)
  • Why does the PCD2.R6000 not work if a PCD2.C2000 is used on the same system? (FAQ #101414)
  • Why does only one PCD2.R6000 work on my PCD2.M5xxx? (FAQ #101275)
  • A PCD2.W3x0 conflicts with a PCD2.F2xx0 or a PCD2.R6000 on a PCD2.M5xxx (FAQ #101262)
  • How to copy the content of one SD flash memory card to another? (FAQ #101251)
  • How many characters can be written on the file system with one write access? (FAQ #101154)
  • The correct syntax for files and directories is necessary on the filesystem (FAQ #101153)
  • File- or directory- names with spaces are not allowed on the filesystem (FAQ #101152)

PCD2 / M5xxx

  • Why do the output of the PCD2/3.W6x5 not deliver stable signals? (FAQ #102014)
  • Inputs of a W525 could be perturbed from an other input? (FAQ #102007)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.24.67 and FW 1.26.31? (FAQ #101987)
  • MUKE error 100xxxxxH (FAQ #101933)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.22.48 and FW 1.24.69? (FAQ #101921)
  • How many onboard I/O are available on a PCD2.M5x40? (FAQ #101907)
  • Can the PCD7.R610 SD card memory be used on any PCD device? (FAQ #101890)
  • It's possible to connect a Ethernet Port of a PCD directly to Power over Ethernet (PoE)? (FAQ #101847)
  • Why is there an offset to the current PCD time in the Trending timestamp of a Web project if the FW 1.20.nn is used? (FAQ #101834)
  • On PCD2.M5 and PCD3 CPU's without Ethernet port and equipped with the FW 1.20.25, it's not possible to communicate over the port 0 and 1. (FAQ #101823)
  • What are the differences between firmware 1.16.69 and COSinus FW 1.22.61? (FAQ #101820)
  • On a NT PCD the S-Bus slave gateway port doesn't communicate after programm restart of the gateway PCD! (FAQ #101802)
  • Why is the modem "MDLS144 onbit" no longer working on a new PCD? (FAQ #101718)
  • Why does the PCD no longer run due to "BNt FAIL AI00006"? (FAQ #101712)
  • Why does the user program no longer work correctly after a restore from flash? (FAQ #101680)
  • Why does my PCD7.F7500 not work on my PCD2.M5540? (FAQ #101655)
  • Why has the PCD lost the program while updating the firmware to 1.16.xx? (FAQ #101625)
  • What are the differences between firmware 1.14.23 and 1.16.69? (FAQ #101624)
  • What for is the "Extension memory backup size" in the Device Configurator used? (FAQ #101623)
  • How does the "Backup user program to file system" on PCD3 and PCD2.M5 work? (FAQ #101622)
  • Important remark when updating the PCD firmware to 1.16.xx (FAQ #101587)
  • Important remark when updating the PCD firmware from 1.10.xx or 1.14.xx to 1.16.xx/1.20.xx (FAQ #101535)
  • Why is the USB communication to my PCD lost after a program download? (FAQ #101518)
  • What do parameters 'speed' and 'priority' mean which get displayed on the status page of the PCD? (FAQ #101513)
  • Which hardware revision of the PCD2.M5_ is needed for firmware 1.14.23? (FAQ #101490)
  • Why do I get IP communication errors from time to time on a PCD2.M554x? (FAQ #101473)
  • How to extend the amount of available Flags on a PCD? (FAQ #101447)
  • What are the reasons for a "Bus Error" on a PCD2.M5 or a PCD3? (FAQ #101418)
  • Why does the PCD2.R6000 not work if a PCD2.C2000 is used on the same system? (FAQ #101414)
  • Firmware dependencies for the "DB Access Library" (FAQ #101372)
  • Is the "full duplex" mode supported by the Ethernet ports of a PCD? (FAQ #101365)
  • Why are the inputs 8100 and 8101 continously "high" in my fupla file? (FAQ #101363)
  • Why does the PCD go into halt when using temporary data (TEQU)? (FAQ #101293)
  • Meaning of the error codes for DB backup to flash (FAQ #101284)
  • Why are the DBs not correctly restored after a "restore program from flash"? (FAQ #101279)
  • Is Modbus supported by Saia PCD®s? (FAQ #101270)
  • A PCD2.W3x0 conflicts with a PCD2.F2xx0 or a PCD2.R6000 on a PCD2.M5xxx (FAQ #101262)
  • If I do change the TCP/IP settings of the PCD2.M5 CPU with the eDisplay (PCD7.D3100E), when are the new TCP/IP settings are activated? (FAQ #101168)
  • Is parity mode working on all ports of PCD3 and PCD2.M5 CPU? (FAQ #101103)
  • Is it possible to use two different TCP/IP addresses for the two TCP/IP connectors of the PCD2.M5 CPU? (FAQ #101097)
  • Why do the onboard outputs on a PCD2.M5xxx not work? (FAQ #100944)
  • Why doesn't my CPU go in RUN after download, even if this download option has been activated? (FAQ #100942)
  • On the Profibus-DP or Profi-S-I/O master it isn't possible to read or write registers with address > 4095 from the slave (FAQ #100927)
  • What is the minimum distance between PCD2.Mxxx CPUs and PCD2.C1xx extension rack? (FAQ #100892)
  • How to dump the memory of a PCD (with Saia PCD® COSinus firmware)? (FAQ #100833)
  • RTS and CTS signs are crossed on Slot A#1 and A#2 (Hardware Version A and Prototypes) of the PCD2.M5540 (FAQ #100831)
  • Can I use the character mode with XON/XOFF protocol on NT-PCD's? (FAQ #100700)
  • Why does a PCD7.F120 not work when used on a PCD3 or a PCD2.M5? (FAQ #100646)
  • Is it possible to download an xx7 firmware to a classic PCD and invers? (FAQ #100557)
  • Why does the "Error 335:...Invalid register number" appear on build? (FAQ #100491)
  • New systems do not support the baudrates below 1200Baud (FAQ #100394)
  • MPI communication on the Profi-S-Net port of a PCD2.M480, PCD2.M5xxx or PCD3.Mxxxx (FAQ #100284)
  • PCD7.D7xx terminal works on PGU port of PCD2.M110 but not on PGU port of PCD2.M150! (FAQ #100188)
  • Why the LED's of the Profi-S-Link adapter (PCD8.K120) are not switched on? (FAQ #100177)

PCD2 / M4x60

  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.28.11 and FW 1.28.37? (FAQ #102010)
  • It’s possible to use the ‘old’ PCD7.F1xx module (not the PCD7.F1xxS) on PCD1.M2 and PCD2.M4x60 CPU’s? (FAQ #102005)
  • It’s possible to use the PCD7.W600 analogue input module on a PCD2.M4x60? (FAQ #101993)
  • Why the PCD7.W600 analogue input module doesn’t work on a PCD2.M4x60? (FAQ #101992)
  • What are the differences between the COSinus firmwares FW 1.24.67 and FW 1.26.31? (FAQ #101987)
  • Why it’s not possible to communicate with a modem which is connected to a PCD2.M4x60? (FAQ #101986)

PCD2 / W6x5

  • Why it’s not possible to change the value of the analogue outputs of the PCD2.W605/W615/W625 card, if the PCD2.W6x5 card is plugged in a PCD2.C1000 or PCD2.C2000 extension? (FAQ #102030)
  • Why do the output of the PCD2/3.W6x5 not deliver stable signals? (FAQ #102014)

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