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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 29430270, Entry date: 11/20/2018
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Configuration Control with SIMATIC S7

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Configuration Control permits innovative machine concepts in the series production of modular machines that may be adapted to customer requirements as easy as possible.

Configuration Control at module-level

The module-level Configuration Control allows for flexible configuration levels of the distributed and centralised I/O systems within a project. Thus a single STEP 7 project (maximum configuration) may be used for multiple configuration levels of I/O stations.
 


The examples below explain the Configuration Control on device level:

Application example for S7-1500 (with diagnostics) and ET 200SP (PROFINET) based on the "LCC" library
  Documentation (1,5 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Example project for TIA Portal V15.1 (995,1 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Example project for TIA Portal V14 SP1 (1,0 MB)

Application example for diagnosis with activated Configuration Control with S7-1500 and ET200SP
  Documentation (1,3 MB)
  Project for TIA Portal V14 (21,9 MB)
Device configuration as file for TIA Selection Tool (8,4 KB)

Application example for ET 200SP and PROFINET (with CPU 315)
 Documentation (1,1 MB)
 Project for TIA Portal V11 (1,8 MB)


Configuration Control for IO systems

The Configuration Control for IO systems allows for flexible configuration levels and interconnections of stations within a single IO system. Thus a single STEP 7 project may be used for several concrete IO system versions as long as they can be derived from the maximum configuration.
 



The examples below show the Configuration Control for IO systems:

Engineering of the Configuration Control for IO Systems
  Documentation (4,2 MB)
 
Application example of multiple use IO systems with Configuration Control for IO systems


Multiple use IO systems

Multiple Use IO systems means that a single IO system is used for several machines. Thus a PROFINET IO system created in a TIA Portal project may be used for several IO systems since the IP addresses and the device names are set by the IO controller and not in the TIA Portal project.
 


Engineering and commissioning of multiple use IO systems
  Documentation (3,1 MB)
  Project for TIA Portal V14 (8,0 MB)


Select configuration safely

If the various configurations also consist of fail-safe modules and safety functions are added or deselected, it must be ensured that no dangerous states can arise as a result.


The actual configuration can, for example, be selected in a fail-safe data block. Since data cannot be remanently stored in error-proof data blocks, you must define the selection using start values and thus adapt the data block for different projects.

This application example shows you how you can select the actual configuration via the wiring of an F-DI module instead and thus do not have to adapt the user program and also do not require an engineering system during commissioning.

Downloads

  Documentation (1,6 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Example project for TIA Portal V15 (4,6 MB)


Library for Configuration Control (LCC)

The library LCC (Library Configuration Control) for the TIA Portal contains blocks and PLC data types for the following functions:

  • Configuration control on a modular level
  • Configuration control for IO systems


Downloads

  Documentation (2,4 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library LCC V2.0.0 for TIA Portal V15.1 (389,9 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library LCC V2.0.0 for TIA Portal V15 (387,6 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Library LCC V2.0.0 for TIA Portal V14 SP1 (303,8 KB)


Appendix

Further information
Modular machine concepts with PROFINET (Video)


Last revision

  • Library for Configuration Control:
    • Library "OH_S71x00_Library" renamed to "LCC"
    • Library adapted according to programming styleguide for S7-1200/1500 81318674 
    • Blocks and PLC data types versioned as types
  • Configuration Control at module-level
    • Example project upgraded to TIA Portal V14 SP1 and V15
    • Example project updated to "LCC" library
  • Application example "Select configuration safely" added
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