What are the requirements for using SIMATIC PDM Data Record Routing?
Data record routing is a function within SIMATIC S7 modules. SIMATIC PDM uses this function to access parameters and functions of field devices with PROFINET, PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA and HART communication. SIMATIC PDM is a component of the Engineering Station (ES) and communicates with the automation system (AS) via Ethernet. The AS forwards the request to the field device via PROFINET or PROFIBUS DP. This procedure of data transfer between the plant level and process or field level is called data record routing.
The figure below shows two examples of access options for data record routing from PDM to field devices of the field level.
Requirements for data record routing
The automation system must have the interfaces below for data record routing:
- Ethernet plant bus: CPU/H-CPU with integrated interface or communication processor CP 443-1
PROFIBUS DP field bus: CPU with integrated data record gateway or communications processor CP 443-5 Ext
PROFINET field bus: PROFINET CPU, H-CPU with integrated data record gateway or communications processor CP 443-1
PROFINET as field bus is supported by PCS 7 V8.0 Upd1 and higher. HART communication is enabled through PROFINET with PCS 7 V8.0 SP1. Check the list of released PROFINET modules.
A list of modules released for a specific version of PCS 7 is available in the entry entitled "Which modules and their firmware versions are released for PCS 7 and how can you upgrade them?" in Entry ID 39709060.
1. Interfaces of the Engineering Station (ES)
Data record routing is possible with the ES components below:
|CP 1613 A2||6GK1161-3AA01||PCI|
|CP 1623||6GK1162-3AA00||PCI Express|
|CP 1628||6GK1162-8AA00||PCI Express|
|Desktop adapter network card (IE General)||A5E00718412||PCI|
2. AS components in PCS 7
PCS 7 supports the following interfaces for data record routing:
- Communication processors
- Interfaces of the CPU
|Communication processor||Article number||PCS 7|
|CP 443-5 Extended|
|6GK7 443-5DX02-0XE0 Firmware V3.2 and higher||x||x||x||x|
|CP 443-1 EX30 in AS with standard CPU firmware V5.3.1 and higher|
Interfaces of the CPU
The following versions are possible for data record routing:
- Standard CPU with PROFIBUS DP Interface firmware V5.1 and higher
- Standard CPU PN with PROFIBUS DP and PROFINET interface
- Standard CPU 410-5H Process Automation with PROFIBUS DP and PROFINET interfaces
- Fault-tolerant CPU (H-CPU) firmware V6.0 and higher with PROFIBUS DP and PROFINET interfaces
More information about using PROFINET components and CPU interfaces in PCS 7 is available in the entry entitled "Which components and controllers can be used to set up a PROFINET field bus in PCS 7?" in Entry ID: 82948099.
The matrix below shows the versions of PCS 7 with which you can use the interfaces of the CPU for data record routing.
|PDM data record routing over the interfaces of the CPU||Standard CPU|
V5.1 and higher
|Standard CPU PN|
V5.1 and higher
V6.0 and higher
|PCS 7 V8.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|PCS 7 V8.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|PCS 7 V8.0 SP1 / SP2||Yes||Yes|
Yes using the HUP CPU 410-5H from Entry ID 68627630.
|PCS 7 V8.0||Yes||Yes||Cannot be configured||Yes||Yes|
|PCS 7 V7.1|
including all SPs
|Yes||Yes||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured|
|PCS 7 V7.0 SP1 / SP2 / SP3||Yes||Yes||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured|
|PCS 7 V7.0||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured|
|PCS 7 V6.1 SP2 / SP3 / SP4||Yes||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured|
|PCS 7 V6.1 SP1|
Yes using the PCS 7 HSP from Entry ID 26685708
|Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured|
|PCS 7 V6.1||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured|
|PCS 7 V6.0||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured||Cannot be configured|
If the interface of the CPU is used for data record routing, you must configure that CPU with firmware V5.1 or higher in the Hardware Configuration. With an H system or H CPU you must configure the firmware to be V6.0 or higher.
You can use the AS components below for data record routing:
|Y-Link and IM 153 Redundancy Bundle||No restrictions|
|DP/PA Link / IM 157||No restrictions|
|FF Link||Can be configured in PCS7 V8.0 Upd1 and higher and SIMATIC PDM V8.0 SP1|
|DP/PA coupler||Ex:6ES7 157-0AD00-0XA0 and successor products|
|Not Ex: 6ES7 157-0AC80-0XA0 release 3 and higher and successor products|
|ET 200M||6ES7 153-2AA01-0XB0 and successor products|
|ET 200iS||No restrictions|
|ET 200iSP (PCS 7 V6.1 and higher)||No restrictions|
|ET 200SP||No restrictions|
See the released modules of your version of PCS 7 in Entry ID: 39709060.
3. Data record routing via IE/PB link
If the combination of CPU and communication processor does not support data record routing, you can use the IE/PB Link as data record gateway. In this way, for example, you can access diagnostics and maintenance data from intelligent field devices and field components over SIMATIC PDM.
You can use the IE/PB links below for data record routing.
|IE/PB Link PN IO||6GK1411-5AB00|
4. FAQs, application examples and manuals
|FAQ - Which requirements have to be fulfilled to perform a STEP 7 routing via a |
|FAQ - What is the difference between Routing and Data Record Routing?||7000978|
|FAQ - Inter-subnetwork data record routing via a gateway CPU||20983154|
|FAQ - Which modules and their firmware versions are released for PCS 7 and how can you upgrade them?||39709060|
|Application example - Connecting Third-party IOs to PCS 7 via an IE/PB Link PN IO||31536572|
|Manual - Process Device Manager SIMATIC PDM||37565982|
|Function manual - SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Maintenance Station||109485949|
System requirements, Hardware requirements