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FAQ How do SIMATIC and SITOP products support communication via OPC UA?

Overview of the OPC UA communication features supported by various SIMATIC and SITOP products in the form of an Excel table, as well as an overview of other related SIOS articles.

10/20/2021
ID: 109763315
(16)
FAQ How to start an external program with GUI from WinCC Unified?

Other Windows application programs (like Notepad, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Notepad++ etc. ) can be started from WinCC Unified by activating the OpenPipe function.

For products: 6AV2154-....1-6, 6AV2154-....1-7
10/19/2021
ID: 109798677
(0)
FAQ Which energy-measuring components and higher-level systems does the SIMATIC Energy Suite support?

The numerous communication options of the S7-1500 permit the SIMATIC Energy Suite to support any measuring and automation devices for acquiring energy data. Configuration is further facilitated by the standardized procedure of the Energy Support Library for reading out energy data from the hardware of the product families SIMATIC, SENTRON, SINAMICS and SIRIUS.

10/19/2021
ID: 109482454
(6)
FAQ 3RW Soft Starter: Safe switching acc. IEC 62061 (SIL) rep. ISO 13849-1 (PL)

How can safe switching also be ensured when using the motor starters 3RW?

10/19/2021
ID: 67474130
(9)
FAQ PLC-Datentypen für Datenstruktur von Datensätzen der SIMOCODE- und SIRIUS-Produkte

This FAQ provides UDT files describing the data structures of the data sets of SIRIUS and SIMOCODE devices. The detailed description of the data sets can be found in the device manuals.

10/18/2021
ID: 109802405
(0)
FAQ How do you control the ET 200SP TM PTO 2x24V in STEP V15.1/V16 with a TO?

The ET 200SP TM PTO 2x24V module is only available in the module catalog and is known to the technology objects in version TIA Portal V17 and higher. This entry shows you how to control the ET 200SP TM PTO 2x24V in STEP 7 V15.1 (Update 5) and STEP 7 V16 with a motion control technology object.

For products: 6ES7138-6EB00-0BA0
10/15/2021
ID: 109801818
(0)
FAQ Powermanager V4 - integrating JSON device files

With the “Powermanager Device Engineer” tool, JSON device files can be created for your own device types and imported into the software. JSON device files are available for download as a complete download for selected devices that are not included in the regular scope of functions of Powermanager.

10/15/2021
ID: 109798692
(1)
FAQ After installing STEP 7 V5.7, why do you get a message about missing options packages when starting STEP 7?

When you start STEP 7 V5.7, you get the following message: STEP 7 Start (257:57361) Installation data of options packages were found that cannot be used with integrity monitoring turned on. When you open projects, you get a message about missing software packages.

10/14/2021
ID: 109798574
(7)
FAQ What can you do if the connection-specific tags do not work?

You have migrated your project from an older WinCC version to WinCC V7.4 or higher and after that the tags for checking the connections do not work anymore.

10/14/2021
ID: 109775491
(0)
FAQ How do you read out the trend values on the ruler of the WinCC Online Trend Control?

In the following we show you how to output the values on the ruler of the WinCC Online Trend Control.

10/14/2021
ID: 50353471
(2)
FAQ How do you have to configure the circuit breakers to protect the supply voltage for the SIMATIC modules?

The supply voltage for the SIMATIC modules is fed in via an external fuse.

10/14/2021
ID: 109802638
(0)
FAQ How do you easily create an operator input message or Audit Trail entry for a button?

Unlike the IO field, the Graphics Designer object Button does not have an "Operator input message" property. ​Instead of this, use a "direct connection" for buttons to send an "operator input message" if you do not want to work with scripts.

10/14/2021
ID: 109801975
(0)
FAQ What options do you have for displaying and editing archives (WinCC Runtime Professional and WinCC V7 Runtime)?

This article introduces you to the various access options to WinCC archives by means of tools and software systems developed for this purpose as well as their functionalities.

10/14/2021
ID: 56045514
(1)
FAQ SINUMERIK 828: What should you watch out for when updating the CNC software version V4.8 to CNC software version V4.9?

The software version V4.9 offers new functionalities, while version 4.8 SP7 is the final version in the software line V4.8 for bug fixes. The update to version 4.9 introduced 8GB CF cards. This entry provides information on the update.

10/14/2021
ID: 109803361
(0)
FAQ Which SIMATIC NET license do you need to operate a WinCC Unified PC Runtime with more than ten connected PLCs?

You can use corresponding SOFTNET-IE S7 as well as HARDNET-IE S7 licenses to connect a WinCC Unified PC Runtime with more than ten controllers.

10/14/2021
ID: 109802652
(0)
FAQ How do you use a SIMATIC MV320 optical hand-held reader with output status FS:A2 in keypad mode on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel?

You can enable keypad operation with the SIMATIC MV320 optical reader output status FS:A2 on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel by scanning the data matrix codes shown below.

10/14/2021
ID: 109802033
(0)
FAQ How do you use a SIMATIC MV320 optical hand-held reader with output status FS:A2 on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel in conjunction with the SIMATIC HMI Option+ tool?

You can use the optical hand-held reader with the FS:A2 on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel in USB VCOM mode by scanning the necessary configuration codes. These codes can be found in the operating instructions for the SIMATIC HMI Option+.

10/14/2021
ID: 109802064
(0)
FAQ How do you use a SIMATIC MV320 optical hand-held reader with output status FS:A3 on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel in conjunction with the SIMATIC HMI Option+ tool?

You can use the optical reader SIMATIC MV320 with the the output status FS:A2 on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel in USB VCOM mode by scanning the necessary data matrix codes shown below.

10/14/2021
ID: 109802051
(0)
FAQ Why does the automatic start of a WinCC Unified RT on a Windows PC fail with the message "A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the MSSQL$WINCCUNIFIED service to connect." in the Windows event log?

The SQL Server service, which is started together with the runtime, terminates by default after 30 seconds with a timeout when the device is restarted if the startup process is not completed in this time.

For products: 6AV2154-....1-6, 6AV210.-....7-0
10/14/2021
ID: 109798589
(0)
FAQ How do you use a SIMATIC MV320 optical hand-held reader with output status FS:A3 in keypad mode on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel?

You can enable keypad operation with the SIMATIC MV320 optical reader output status FS:A3 on a SIMATIC Comfort Panel by scanning the data matrix codes shown below.

10/14/2021
ID: 109802010
(0)
 
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