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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 57775348, Entry date: 02/01/2012

How can you convert REAL values displayed in the program comparator of SIMATIC S7 F Systems V6.1 to a floating point number?

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In SIMATIC S7 F Systems V6.1 REAL values converted when comparing two safety programs are displayed in hexadecimal format.

Fig. 01: Output of the program comparator in F Systems V6.1

In the versions prior to SIMATIC F-Systems V6.1 and as from version V6.1 SP1 REAL values are displayed in floating point number format.

The output format of the values in the program comparator cannot be changed by means of system settings. In order to be able to check the values in the program comparator you must use the program provided in the download specified below. This program converts the HEX numbers into floating point numbers.



Application for displaying hexadecimal numbers as floating point numbers.

DTR.zip ( 4 KB )

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The screens in this FAQ were created with PCS 7 V7.1 SP3 and F Systems V6.1.

Floating point numbers

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