I have a customer who has a bunch of ABB Commander 1900 circular chart recorders that control their production line. They do not want to replace all this control with a PLC just yet, but want to do data collection. The controllers can be networked with a RS485 network, and I’ve found that there is a company that has developed an OPC server for this network (MicroMod). Here is their response to my question :
Our Extended MODBUS OPC Server supports Standard MODBUS communications to the ABB Commander Series instrumentation.
Note that the C1900 must have the MODBUS RS-485 Option installed (16th character = .
Details on the OPC Server are available on our web site at:
My question is, has anyone done this yet with Ignition? Is this going to be a big challenge to get Ignition to communicate with 10 chart recorders and log the data as well as provide HMI control of setpoints and such?