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Entry type: Application example, Entry ID: 21062588, Entry date: 08/17/2006

Micro Automation: Networking automation systems via Industrial Ethernet (MAS 14)

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The SIMATIC S7-200 components used in this application example are currently phased out.
This application can be realized even more effective and easier with the new SIMATIC S7-1200.
The respective application example with SIMATIC S7-1200 is available under entry-ID: 39040038
Furthermore, many useful applications with SIMATIC S7-1200 are available under entry-ID: 35923253

Automation task

Within the framework of a quality assurance measure, process data are to be recorded with time stamp in a controller and archived decentrally. Any controller from the S7 performance range or a PC-based software solution is to be used as archiving station. In addition, PC-based monitoring and controlling of each archiving station is to be possible. It is to be possible to connect all automation stations to an existing Ethernet infrastructure. An unnecessary load of automation and office network must not occur. Configuration, maintenance and monitoring of the automation stations is to be possible from the office network.

Automation solution
For acquisition of the process data with time stamp, the automation solution uses an S7-200 controller ("Basis"). The data are transferred to the archiving station ("Backup") via Ethernet . Optionally an S7-200, S7-300, S7-400 or a WinAC station with Industrial Ethernet interface is used as archiving station. A standard Windows PC with WinCC flexible acts as PC-based visualization station. The Industrial Ethernet interfaces of all stations are connected via SCALANCE X108. SCALANCE X108 is also used to link the automation network to the office network to enable configuration and maintenance from the office network.

The software example on the configuration has the following functionality:
Micro Automation Set 14 contains a startup code designed to modular principles which illustrates the functions described above according to the used hardware. The MicroWIN project in the S7-200 "Basis" controller  simulates a measurement of weight with time stamp and optionally sends these data to one of the following "Backup" stations:

  • S7-200: Archiving the data in the memory cartridge
  • S7-300: Archiving the data in a data block
  • S7-400: Archiving the data in a data block
  • WinAC: Archiving the data in a data block

Startup Code
For the startup we offer you software examples with test code and test parameters as download. The software examples support you during the first steps and tests with your Micro Automation Sets. They enable quick testing of the hardware and software interfaces between the products described in the Micro Automation Sets.


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Flyer (English) 
Micro Application Example (English)
Set14_DocTech_V2d0_en.pdf ( 2237 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7-Micro/WIN Project - Configuration for S7-200 "Basis" for communication with S7-200 "Backup") 
Set14_S7-200-200_V2d0_en.zip ( 14 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7-Micro/WIN Project - Configuration for S7-200 "Basis" for communication with S7-300 "Backup")
Set14_S7-200-300_V2d0_en.zip ( 16 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7-Micro/WIN Project - Configuration for S7-200 "Basis" for communication with S7-400 "Backup")
Set14_S7-200-400_V2d0_en.zip ( 16 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7-Micro/WIN Project - Configuration for S7-200 "Basis" for communication with WinAC "Backup") Set14_S7-200_WinAC_V2d0_en.zip ( 16 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7-Micro/WIN Project - Configuration for S7-200 "Backup") Set14_S7-200_V2d0_en.zip ( 12 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7 - Configuration for S7-300 "Backup") Set14_S7-300_V2d0_en.zip ( 183 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7 - Configuration for S7-400 "Backup") Set14_S7-400_V2d0_en.zip ( 190 KB )
Startup Code (STEP 7 - Configuration for WinAC "Backup") Set14_WinAC_V2d0_en.zip ( 187 KB )
Startup Code (WinCC flexible Project - Project file for the WinCC flexible "HMI" station for monitoring the "Backup" stations.) Set14_WinCCflexible_V2d0_en.zip ( 2490 KB )




S7-200 system manual System manual
WinCC flexible manual Manual

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