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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 83146298, Entry date: 12/04/2013
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Configuring the SIMATIC FM 350-2 Counter Module in SIMATIC PCS 7

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Task
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

Solution
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).

Content of the application example
This application example describes operating modes and functions of the counter module as well as the necessary configuration and integration steps.

Validity
SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 SP1 and SIMATIC FM 350-2
firmware version V6.0 and higher

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Documentation
Configuring the SIMATIC FM 350-2 Counter Module in SIMATIC PCS 7
83146298_PCS7_FM350_en.pdf ( 2646 KB )

 

Further Information

Link

Manual "SIMATIC S7-300 FM 350-2 Counter Module" Entry ID: 1105178

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