Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 16518346, Entry date: 02/25/2008

How do you configure an S7 connection via MPI with the SIMATIC NET OPC server and the SIMATIC NET PC software?

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In this example, a CP5611 is used for the S7 communication via the SIMATIC NET OPC server to an S7 controller on the MPI bus.

The procedure described here also applies for communication processors CP5613, CP5511 and CP5512.

General information:
The requirement is that one of the two following configuration tools is installed.

  • NCM PC: 
    NCM PC is supplied with the SIMATIC NET CD and permits you to create PC projects and open STEP 7 projects. It is not possible to use this software to edit the S7 blocks in the STEP 7 project.
  • STEP 7:
    STEP 7 is a separate software package and permits you to create S7-400, S7-300 and PC projects. It is possible to use this software to edit the S7 blocks.

Only one of these configuration tools can be installed.

Please follow the instructions below for configuring the PC station.

Guide_S7_MPI_e.pdf ( 1741 KB )

OPC server, S7 connection, MPI, Guideline, Instructions, SOFTNET S7, S7-5613, Set up connection, SIMATIC NET PC software

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