How do you connect the SIMATIC Field PG to the bus system to parameterize and diagnose the distributed I/O devices?
From STEP 7 V5.4 SP2 onwards, STEP 7-external tools (Device Tools) are integrated for parameterizing and diagnosing distributed I/O devices via the Tool Calling Interface (TCI) in STEP 7. The following distributed devices are concerned:
- PROFIBUS DP V1 Slave
- PROFINET IO devices
- The device tool must support the TCI specification. TCI is a calling interface specified by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). You can use the TCI calling interface to transfer configuration from the Engineering Tool to the Device Tool.
- The device tool and STEP 7 have to be installed on the same computer.
You have the following options for connecting the SIMATIC Field PG to the bus system to parameterize and diagnose the distributed I/O devices via the TCI calling interface.
SIMATIC Field PG is connected to the same bus system as the distributed I/O devices
Fig. 01: SIMATIC Field PG and distributed I/O devices in the same bus system
SIMATIC Field PG is not connected to the same bus system as the distributed I/O devices
It is possible to parameterize and diagnose the distributed I/O devices from a different bus system via the TCI calling interface.
Here you need a data record gateway. The modules below support the data record routing function and can thus be implemented as data record gateway.
|CPU412-2 PN||6ES7412-2EK06-0AB0||from V6.0|
|CPU414-3 PN/DP||6ES7414-3EM05-0AB0||from V5.1|
|CP443-5 Extended||6GK7443-5DX04-0XE0||from V3.0|
|IM151-8(F) PN/DP CPU with DP master module 6ES7138-4HA00-0AB0||6ES7151-8AB00-0AB0
|IM151-8(F) PN/DP CPU with DP master module 6ES7138-4HA00-0AB0||6ES7151-8AB01-0AB0
You can parameterize DP slaves connected to the PROFIBUS from the MPI network or from the Industrial Ethernet via the data record gateway.
Fig. 02: Parameterizing DP slaves from MPI / Industrial Ethernet