Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 29677957, Entry date: 07/02/2008

How do you configure a PC station as PROFINET IO controller for connecting to a S7 station (as PROFINET IO device) for the SIMATIC NET OPC server with the SIMATIC NET PC software?

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In this example, a standard network card is used that realizes the communication via the OPC server as PROFINET IO controller with a S7 station as PROFINET IO device on the Industrial Ethernet.

General information:
You can choose between two different configuration tools:

  • NCM PC:
    NCM PC is supplied with the SIMATIC NET CD and permits you to create PC projects and open STEP 7 projects. However, it is not possible to use this software to edit the S7 blocks in the STEP 7 project.
  • STEP 7:
    STEP 7 is a separate software package and permits you to create S7-400, S7-300 and PC projects. It is possible to use this software to edit the S7 blocks.
It is a prerequisite that STEP 7 is installed and that the configuration of the S7 station already exists.

Please follow the instructions below for configuring the PC station.

Guide_IOController_e.pdf ( 1414 KB )

SIMATIC NET PC software, Configuration, Guideline, SOFTNET PN IO, PROFINET IO controller