Advant Controller 70 for Advant Master DCS
Migration and support for ABB Advant Controller 70 for Advant Master DCS, a fully modular controller for small PLC-type applications.
Advant Controller 70 is a modular process controller offering a full set of process control functions, from logic to regulatory control. It also provides a full range of process inputs and outputs for industry-standard d.c and a.c. signal levels and devices, including resistance-temperature sensors and thermocouples. Thus process devices can be wired up to the controllers with a minimum of signal conditioning.
Digital process interfacing modules typically provide 16 channels while analog modules offer 8. Since an Advant Controller 70 can accommodate 12 I/O modules this means up to 192 digitals or 96 analogs per controller or any mix between the two extremes.
Up to 80 nodes can be installed along a single Advant Fieldbus 100, making a system of multiple Advant Controller 70s capable of managing many thousands of I/O.
The controller is programmed in AMPL, the graphic language used throughout Advant with Master software.
It can be programmed while being online to the process, making it easy to fix program errors and adapt the scheme to changing needs. I/O and communication modules can be replaced live to minimize the disturbances caused by hardware failures and system expansions.
Advant Controller 70 is specifically designed for small PLC-type applications, but brings also considerable problem-solving power to analog signal handling and arithmetic applications. It is fully modular, with I/O modules plugged in Module Termination Units.
Advant Controller 70 is perfect to live and grow with, thanks to its multitude of expansion possibilities and its on-line programming capability. Designed to operate in demanding industrial environments it improves productivity, increases competitiveness and obtains peace of mind.
Advant Controller 70 life cycle status
AC70 hardware was moved to the Classic life cycle phase in 2003 and to the Limited phase in 2008 and finally moved into the Obsolete phase in 2015.
Customers still using AC70 controllers are urged to migrate to newer generations of ABB distributed control systems, the closest step being to AC 800M with S800 I/O. The application code can be converted to Control Builder M.