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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109755544, Entry date: 12/04/2018

Ethernet communication (ISO Transport protocol) between SIMATIC S5 and SIMATIC S7-1500

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In automation technology, old plants are increasingly having to be completely or step by step converted from SIMATIC S5 to SIMATIC S7-1500. These examples are intended to demonstrate how a SIMATIC S5 can be coupled to a modern SIMATIC S7-1500 via Industrial Ethernet. This application example describes the scenarios for the ISO transport protocol.

One of the standard communication structures for plants is the star structure. A head-end station (PC or SIMATIC head-end station) communicates with several substations. These in turn also communicate with each other via cross-communication. Communication between a control station / SIMATIC S5 head-end station and its substations is often implemented in the SIMATIC S5 with the FETCH/WRITE service (Layer 7 communication). Cross communication between the SIMATIC S5 substations takes place via the SEND/RECEIVE service (Layer 4 communication).

In the course of a partial migration, a SIMATIC S5 station will now be replaced by a SIMATIC S7-1500 station.

The example projects/scenarios in this document show you the possibilities for establishing communication via Industrial Ethernet between the existing SIMATIC S5 controllers and the SIMATIC S7-1500 with the existing protocols and services.

The following figure schematically shows the most important components and variants of this solution::

This example includes 4 variants with program code and configuration instructions showing the most important communication options of the SIMATIC
S7-1500 via FETCH/WRITE and Open User Communication (TSEND, TREV, TSEND_C, TRCV_C) in detail. As hardware interfaces, a CP 1430 TF is used on the SIMATIC S5 side and a CP 1543-1 is used on the SIMATIC S7-1500 side.

You will be provided with master copies which can be quickly used and extended in your own migration projects. Detailed knowledge on the SIMATIC S5 is not required.

Documentation and Sample Project
  Documentation (2,6 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Project for STEP 7 V15 (848,8 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Project for SIMATIC S5 (8,5 KB)

Further Information
Ethernet Communication (ISO on TCP) between SIMATIC S5 and SIMATIC S7-1500 Controllers
Serial communication between SIMATIC S5 and SIMATIC S7-1500

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