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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109475571, Entry date: 11/14/2019

SIMATIC/SIMOTION Weihenstephan Standards

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This application supports in integrating the Weihenstephan Standards into SIMATIC controllers and the motion control system SIMOTION. The Weihenstephan Standards (WS) define a universal communication interface for connecting machines to higher level data acquisition systems or MES (Manufacturing Execution systems). They also define the data which must be provided for acquisition.

A machine builder is requested to deliver a Weihenstephan Standards compliant machine into a production line. The integration of the Weihenstephan Standards shall be possible without much engineering, test, etc. effort.




Siemens supports the machine builder in integrating a Weihenstephan Standards compliant solution for SIMATIC controllers and the motion control system SIMOTION.

  • Automatic generation of the corresponding data blocks from the device description file PDACONF.xml
  • Reduced engineering effort by means of predefined and tested library blocks to integrate a compliant Weihenstephan server functionality incl. example call
  • Reduced integration costs through standardized data interfaces
  • Program and State Management according to Weihenstephan for SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500 controllers incl. HMI for Comfort Panels
  • High acceptance of the standard in the beverage sector, food production, …

In addition the Weihenstephan client functionality is available for SIMATIC controllers. It can be used, e.g. for machine internal communication to a printer, scanner, …

The software is integrated in the machine application in STEP 7 V5.x by using the ProjectGenerator SIMOTION easyProject for SIMATIC or SIMOTION.

ProjectGenerator: 51339107

PDI (Plant Data Interface) data points: 86302104

Note: The software located in this section is based on Weihenstephan Standards Version 08

  STEP 7 Professional / Basic V13 SP2 (TIA Portal)
  For the usage in newer STEP 7 versions see corresponding system manuals (Compatibility of projects/PLC programs)

    SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500
        SIMATIC Manual CommunicationProtocol 01/2016 (1,3 MB)
        SIMATIC Manual ProgramStateManagement 02/2017 (1,8 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LWeihStd SIMATIC V1.0.6 (1,9 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LWeihStd Example SIMATIC V1.0.4 (STEP 7 Professional only) (7,7 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  WS TIA GenTool V1.0.0 (24,2 KB)

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