How can you transfer a WinCC flexible project serially to a panel?
For the serial transfer of a WinCC flexible configuration you must make settings on the panel and in WinCC flexible.
There are four different cables with which you can make a serial project transfer:
- Zero modem cable
- USB host-to-host cable
- RS232/PPI multimaster cable
- USB/PPI multimaster cable (released as from "E-Stand 05" and WinCC flexible 2005 SP1)
- With Micro Panels you can transfer a project only via a PPI multimaster cable.
- Please refer to the relevant manual of each operator panel or Entry ID: 19109408 for information on which cable can be used for which panel.
- If you wish to integrate your configuration PC in an existing PPI network, for example, you must transfer the network parameters. Please note that the node address of the PC in the network must be unique.
Settings on the operator panel
The figures below are from the TP177micro and MP370, because not all serial transfer options are possible with each panel. The illustrations might differ from operator panel to operator panel, because not all the functions are available for each operator panel.
Settings on the panel
Versions A, B, C - multimaster cable and zero modem cable
Settings in "Control Panel"
In the case of some operator panels (e.g. TP170micro) the "Transfer" menu is not in the Control Panel. If this is the case, you can also skip this point and go straight to Transfer mode (Point 3).
Open the Transfer dialog in the "Control Panel".
Fig. 01 - Control Panel
When using a multimaster cable or zero modem cable, Channel 1 must be enabled for the transfer. If available (not with TP177micro), you can also enable the "Remote Control" option for Channel 1.
Fig. 02 - Transfer Settings
Version D - USB host-to-host cable
|Settings in "Control Panel"|
If you are using a multimaster cable or zero modem cable, you can skip this point and go directly to Point 3.
A special driver is needed for transfer with a USB host-to-host cable. This driver is on the WinCC flexible Installation CD under "CD2 or CD3 > Support > DeviceDriver > USB > Win2000 or WinXP". More information on how to install the driver, for example, is available in Entry ID 19142034.
Open the Transfer dialog in the "Control Panel".
Fig. 03 - Control Panel
Transfer with the USB host-to-host cable is enabled in Channel 2. For Channel 2 you select the entry "USB". For Channel 2 you also set a check mark for "Enable Channel" and if you wish, "Remote Control".
Fig. 04 - Transfer Settings (MP370)
Close "Control Panel"
Settings on the configuration PC
For serial project transfer between panel and configuration computer you only have to make settings in WinCC flexible. You do not have to make any settings on the "PG/PC interface" for project transfer.
In the case of access from a configuration computer via STEP 7 Micro/WIN to an S7-200 via PPI, for example, you must select the relevant adapter, e.g. "CP5512(PPI)" in the "PG/PC interface".
Settings in WinCC flexible
As an option you can also integrate the WinCC flexible project into a STEP 7 project. In the case of systems that are to communicate with an S7-200 CPU, you need STEP 7 Micro/WIN in addition.
Fig. 05 - Connections
Version A - Non-integrated project
If you have created an integrated WinCC flexible project or would like to integrate it into STEP 7, you can go directly to Point 2b. You cannot integrate Micro Panels into STEP 7.
Select the relevant communication driver and define the interface and the network parameters you wish to use. Once you have transferred the configuration using a zero modem cable, for example, the connection(s) configured, e.g. MPI or Ethernet is(are) transferred.
Fig. 06 - Connection parameters
Version B - Integrated project
|Define the station|
If you are not using an integrated project, you can skip this section and go to Point 3. You cannot integrate Micro Panels into STEP 7.
If you have not already inserted the project in the SIMATIC Manager, you can do this via the menu "Project > Integrate in STEP 7..." of WinCC flexible.
Fig. 07 - Open NetPro
Regardless of the cable and transfer method you wish to use for project transfer, in NetPro and in WinCC flexible you can configure any connection to the SIMATIC station that is possible with the operator panel concerned and the SIMATIC station(s) used.
The following example takes an MPI connection to the controller.
Fig. 08 - Connect station
Fig. 09 - Select station
Fig. 10 - Project transfer
Settings on the USB/PPI multimaster cable:
The USB/PPI multimaster cable ("E-Stand 05") doesn't have any DIP switches and can be used for project transfer as from WinCC flexible 2005 SP1.
Settings on the RS232/PPI multimaster cable:
RS232/PPI multimaster cable
You do not have to set the baud rate on the multimaster cable for project transfer.
Fig. 11 - DIP switches
More information is available in the following entries.
|Project transfer (released cables,...)||Entry ID 19109408|
|Communication between SIMATIC station and panel in the following manuals:
"WinCC flexible 2005 Communication Part 1"
"WinCC flexible 2005 Communication Part 2"
|Entry ID: 18797552|
Entry ID: 18797249
|Recommended cables (USB host-to-host cables)||Entry ID: 19142034|
|Installing USB drivers||Entry ID: 19142034|
|OS update (serial)||Entry ID: 19701610|
Micro, OP, RS232, RS485, USB, HMI