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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 101908495, Entry date: 04/25/2019

WinCC Connection to S7-1500, S71200 and ET 200SP

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Here you will find an overview of the options and diagnostics of the WinCC channel "SIMATIC S7-1200, S7-1500 Channel".

The task is to provide process tags and AS messages of S7-1200, S7-1500 and ET 200SP in WinCC V7.

WinCC V7.2 provides the communication channel "SIMATIC S7-1200, S7-1500 Channel" for connection to S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers. Communication to S7-1200, S7-1500 and ET 200SP can be realized with absolute addressing and from WinCC V7.3 also with symbolic adressing.



WinCC V7.2
  • Communication of the S7-1200 , S7-1500 and ET 200SP with WinCC single-user systems

  • Establishing a secure communication connection between WinCC and the S7-1500 (not possible for S7-1200 and ET 200SP)

  • Absolute access to AS symbol addresses of the automation system

  • Different options for channel diagnosis


  • Absolute and symbolic access to AS symbol addresses and messages of the controller (for single-user and multi-user systems)
  • "Read from AS" functions for reading and applying the AS symbols with an optimized block access
  • System messages (only S7-1500)
  • Chronological reporting (program alarm)

WinCC V7.4

  • "Update" function for synchronizing project changes on the controller side with WinCC
  • ActiveX Control "WinCC SysDiagControl" for system diagnostics in runtime
  • System tag for "Connection check" und "Disconnect connection"
  • Raw data communication

WinCC V7.4 SP1

  • Supports full-text alarms, as for WinCC Runtime Professional V14
  • Supports S7-1500 Software Controllers (S7-1507S)
  • Offline import of configuration data from TIA Portal for absolute and symbolic addresses
  • Setting the prefix/suffix as default value for tags for each connection
  • Automatic update of S7-1500 message

WinCC V7.5

  • System tags for "Connection check" und "Disconnect connection" are created with a click
  • Direct connection of structured data types (e.g., array)

 Registrierung notwendig  WinCC Communication with S7-1500, S7-1200 and ET 200SP (2,3 MB) 

WinCC trainings near you
WinCC system training: 109758633
WinCC advanced training: 109758660

Last Change
Document revision regarding WinCC V7.5.

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