What is Accel-net or Accel-way?


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Jake Thompson

I have a client who wants my PLC to talk to there building management system. They say the building system uses Accel-way and Accel-net with runs over a 485 network. Of course I have no idea what the building system is! I need to find out were I can find out if our PLCs can talk to it. Please help, dont be shy!

Steve Myres, PE

I think these are networking systems from Phoenix Controls, which makes high end airflow controllers for labs, cleanrooms, etc.
You may want to check with SS Technologies. The have a product called X-Link which is used to connect disimilar networks. I'm not sure if they actually support the Excel Way protocol but they do work with a lot of 3rd party software companies that may. They do support all major PLC protocols.