I'm having an issue that seems as if it should be really common, but ABB support seems to be having a lot of trouble coming up with a solution for me. Maybe someone hear has dealt with this...
I am commissioning a newer IRC5 (RW6.12) to replace a only slightly older IRC5 running (RW6.07). I believe I have the correct options, EI/P Scanner/Adapter and CIP Safety Adapter. All communication (Safe and Standard) is to be over Ethernet/IP talking to an L33-ERMS safety plc. I am able to communicate with the plc just fine either by creating a safety internal device (EN_Internal_Device_Safe) or a standard internal device (EN_Internal_Device) and using either the generic standard or the generic safety modules in Logix. But, obviously I need both (for basic cell control and for safemove stuff). On the robot it is replacing I am able to create 2 internal devices which communicate with the generic standard-safe module, however... and this is what screws me up, apparently on RW6.08 and beyond you are limited to only 1 internal device on the controller.
While ABB seems to have no idea how to fix this, I can not believe that I'm the only person to come across this problem. Maybe there is a safety/standard internal device template/eds that I could add to the system? Maybe there's a nifty way to modify a cfg file so that two are permitted or that creates a safe/non-safe internal device.
One option I tried but couldn't make work was to downgrade to RW6.07, however for some reason my controller wouldn't let me take it below 6.08.
Hopefully someone a lil more smarter than me has already come up with this and I'm just the first goober to ask the question.
As a long-time lurker I really appreciate this site and have my fingers crossed that one of y'all might know something.