Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 16705498, Entry date: 04/14/2008

How do you configure an FDL connection to the SIMATIC S5 95-U via PROFIBUS for the SIMATIC NET OPC server with the SIMATIC NET PC software?

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In this example, a CP5611 is used to establish the FDL connection with a SIMATIC S5 95-U on the PROFIBUS via the OPC server.

The procedure described here also applies for communication processors CP5613/14 (A2), CP5621 and CP5511/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. However, 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 tools can be installed.

Please follow the instructions below for configuring the PC station.

Guide_FDL95U_OPC_e.pdf ( 2332 KB )

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