Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 28879514, Entry date: 04/27/2011
(1)
Rate

How do you connect the SIMATIC Field PG to the bus system to parameterize and diagnose the distributed I/O devices?

  • Entry
  • Associated product(s)

Configuration Notes
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

Requirements

  • 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.
 

Module Order number Firmware
IE/PB Link 6GK1411-5AB00
6GK1411-5AA00
-
CPU412-2 PN 6ES7412-2EK06-0AB0 from V6.0
CPU414-3 PN/DP 6ES7414-3EM05-0AB0 from V5.1
CPU414-3(F) PN/DP 6ES7414-3EM06-0AB0
6ES7414-3FM06-0AB0
from V6.0
CPU416-3(F) PN/DP 6ES7416-3ER05-0AB0
6ES7416-3FR05-0AB0
from V5.1
CPU416-3(F) PN/DP 6ES7416-3ES06-0AB0
6ES7416-3FS06-0AB0
from V6.0
CP443-5 Extended 6GK7443-5DX04-0XE0 from V3.0
CPU319-3(F) PN/DP 6ES7318-3EL00-0AB0
6ES7318-3FL00-0AB0
from V2.7
CPU319-3(F) PN/DP 6ES7318-3EL01-0AB0
6ES7318-3FL01-0AB0
from V3.2
CPU317-2(F) PN/DP 6ES7317-2EK14-0AB0
6ES7317-2FK14-0AB0
from V3.1
CPU315-2(F) PN/DP 6ES7315-2EH14-0AB0
6ES7315-2FJ14-0AB0
from V3.1
IM151-8(F) PN/DP CPU with DP master module 6ES7138-4HA00-0AB0 6ES7151-8AB00-0AB0
6ES7151-8FB00-0AB0
from V2.7
IM151-8(F) PN/DP CPU with DP master module 6ES7138-4HA00-0AB0 6ES7151-8AB01-0AB0
6ES7151-8FB01-0AB0
from V3.2
IM154-8(F) CPU 6ES7154-8AB01
6ES7154-8FB01
from V3.2

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