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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 31536572, Entry date: 06/03/2009

Connecting external periphery to PCS 7 via IE/PB Link PN IO

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If PCS 7 is used on an unit with PROFIBUS (DP and PA) devices, which are connected to PROFIBUS DP Master (automation stations) from external manufacturers, the users often wish to configure and parameterize these field devices with the PDM too.

Purpose of this document
The application shows how, in an existing system, field devices at a profibus from an external manufacturer can be parameterized via PCS 7 with the Process Device Manager (PDM).

Main contents
The steps for the configuration of the IE/PB Link PN IO on a PCS 7 Engineering Station (ES) are described by in the example of the connection with a PROFIBUS PA device at a SIEMENS DP/PA Link.

This entry was created with SIMATIC PCS 7 V6.1 SP1 and V7.1, the procedure is transferable to higher versionen PCS 7.

  Connecting external periphery to PCS 7 via IE/PB Link PN IO (864,5 KB)

09/2008 First release
05/2009 Revision IE/PB Link PN IO incl. PCS 7 V7.1

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