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Entry type: Download Entry ID: 19540788, Entry date: 09/21/2004

Application Example: Data Transfer via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) with CP 243-1 IT (S7-200, CP 243-1 IT and ESM TP40)

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How to exchange data between different operating systems via File Transfer Protocol using CP243-1 IT? 

In an increasingly heterogeneous automation structure it is of utmost importance to exchange data between the programmable logic controls of different manufacturers, the platforms and the operating systems.

In recent years, a transfer protocol has also become established in the automation world which has already been the standard for data transfer on the computer world for a long time: It is the FTP (File Transfer Protocol). It is available for almost all of today’s platforms and operating systems.
As FTP server and client, the SIMATIC CP 243-1 IT offers this basic functionality which makes it possible to deliver a cost-effective and capable solution for this task.

The application on hand forms a compact unit of SIMATIC components and a PC. They contain a runnable complete solution with all programs, which is based on the FTP basic functionality of the IT-CP and solves the following automation task:

  • Collecting and quick buffering of process data in the S7 SPU
  • Automatic transfer of process data to a control center via FTP
  • Storing of configuration data on the file system of the CP 243-1 IT .

SH_0449_mae15c_s7200_cp243it_v10_e.exe ( 2490 KB )  

Copy the "SH_0449_mae15c_s7200_cp243it_v10_e.exe" file into a separate folder and launch the file by double-clicking it. 

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