Configuring the SIMATIC FM 350-2 Counter Module in SIMATIC PCS 7
Every automated system involves counting, dosing, or measuring. Sensors and actuators supply signals that are read by a counter module, evaluated by an automation system (AS) and visualized on an Operator Station (OS).
Figure 01 - Reading, evaluating and visualization of counter values
The 8-channel counter module SIMATIC FM 350-2 can be used for universal and exact counting and measuring tasks up to 20 kHz. With its integration you can realize the following tasks for process automation:
- Measurement of flow quantity
- Measurement of rotational speed
You can start and stop the count process either via the user program (software) or via external signals (hardware).
This entry was created with SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP1 and SIMATIC FM 350-2 firmware version V6.0, the procedure is valid for higher versions of SIMATIC PCS 7.
Documentation (2,6 MB)
Manual "SIMATIC S7-300 FM 350-2 Counter Module"