In the field of automation, the TCP protocol based on Industrial Ethernet is typically deployed for safe, time non-critical (> 25 ms) and multi-system communication.
In accordance with IEC 61508, IEC61511, IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1, failure probabilities in the form of a PFH/PFD value (Probability of Failure per Hour/ Probability of Failure on Demand) have to be indicated for safety functions.
The TIA Portal Tutorial Center is a media system with various videos which gives you an overview of the general functions and tools of the TIA Portal.
The platform-independent OPC UA protocol with the companion specifications extension greatly facilitates standardized cross-manufacturer communication and reduces implementation effort.
Today's process engineering systems are often made up of system landscapes that have grown over many years and include control systems from different manufacturers. The main challenge is to integrate various systems from different manufacturers into one operator control and monitoring system. The automation system that is responsible for the sensors and actuators is of secondary importance.
The FB "BacklashCompensation" on the S7-1500 CPU computationally compensates the mechanical play between a drive and a moving machine part or the play between an encoder and a moving machine part.
Using the TIA Portal as an example, the application example describes how you can integrate the SIMATIC CFU into automation systems using the manufacturer-neutral GSDML (General Station Description Markup Language).
The library for HTTP communication (LHTTP) enables the data exchange of a SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC via the integrated Ethernet interface with another device in the local network or a web server in the Internet via HTTP or HTTPS.
The standard libraries LAcycCom for SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500 and LDPV1 for SIMOTION provide a collision-free coordination of communication resources in the CPU for acyclic data exchange via DPV1 services. Therefore the corresponding functions in these libraries have to be used in the application instead of the existing system functions for the communication with external devices.
The "LPNDR" block library includes several function blocks. With these you can read various device and status information from a PROFINET device and describe parameters.
The videos in the "Automation Tasks" media system show you how easy the latest developments have made it to implement standard automation tasks in less than 10 minutes.
STEP 7 (TIA Portal) offers you the technology object "PID_3Step" to control valves and actuators with integrating behavior for SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500 PLC.
With the integration of the SINAUT project planning in the TIA Portal, the complete communication configuration takes place in one tool. The TeleControl portfolio has been expanded with the TIM 1531 IRC, which can be connected to the central control station as a stand-alone device. This means that one or more RTUs can be used as substations in TeleControl systems with the SINAUT ST7 protocol.
The Interpreter application is used for the easy creation of machine sequences. These sequences can be parameterized with several commands in a program. Several programs can run independently at the same time in the machine to achieve the needed machine functionality.
With firmware V2.6 of the SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC family, an OPC UA client is introduced into the control system. With this extension you can implement M2M communication completely via OPC UA on a SIMATIC S7-1500 controller.
Here you will find an overview of the options and diagnostics of the WinCC channel "SIMATIC S7-1200, S7-1500 Channel".
The blocks of "MindConnectFB" library provides the software for transferring your machine data on the S7-1500 to MindSphere V3.0. It can only be used in conjunction with MindSphere V3.0.
SIMATIC Safe Kinematics allows you to monitor kinematic movements safely. This Getting Started shows you exemplary how to commission and configure SIMATIC Safe Kinematics on the control and drive side.
The “Sample Library for Instructions” offers you a selection of different examples of how the instructions can be used in TIA Portal STEP 7.
The diagnostics of devices, modules and networks play an ever-increasing role in automation technology. By diagnosing with a user program, faulty modules can be detected. This enables you to also program responses to diagnostic messages.