Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 35538370, Entry date: 07/31/2009
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How can you visualize the current status of the CPU on a WinCC flexible operator panel?

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This FAQ describes how to visualize the current status of a CPU and have it displayed reliably on a panel.

Please follow the instructions in the PDF file.

Attachment: CPU_Status_anzeigen_e.pdf ( 1066 KB )

Sample program:

1. Complete evaluation of the CPU status:

Attachment: CPU_Status_anzeigen.zip ( 6035 KB )
 

Components Product and version designation
HMI software WinCC flexible 2008 SP1
HMI Panel PC Runtime
CPU S7 300 CPU / S7 400 CPU
Software STEP 7 V5.4 SP2
 

2. Evaluate connection status without alarm display:

Attachment: CPU_Status_anzeigen_SP1.zip ( 1871 KB )
 

Components Product and version designation
HMI software WinCC flexible 2008 SP1
HMI Panel PC Runtime
CPU S7300 / S7400

Runnability and test environment:
The tables above list the components that have been used to create this entry and verify the functions described.

Keywords:
Life bit monitoring, Communication monitoring, Connection monitoring, Connection status, PLC connection interrupted, Stop, Run