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FAQ Which interface modules of the ET 200SP and ET 200SP HA are compatible with the explosion-proof IO modules and released in PCS 7, TIA Portal and STEP 7?

Intrinsically safe explosion-proof IO modules are available for the SIMATIC ET 200SP HA and SIMATIC ET 200SP IO modules. With these modules, field devices such as intrinsically safe sensors, actuators and HART field devices can be integrated directly into the plant in a hazardous area.

09/16/2021
ID: 109802025
(0)
FAQ Why does the WinCC on-screen keyboard not work in the login dialog on the WebNavigator client?

The on-screen keyboard enabled in WinCC WebNavigator does not respond during the login dialog. This is a system behavior in WinCC V7 as well as in WinCC Professional.

For products: 6AV6362-1....-....
09/14/2021
ID: 109801650
(0)
FAQ SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500: Error while loading: Why is the loading process aborted as long as MC_POWER or MC_TorqueLimiting is enabled?

A changed (instance) data block cannot be loaded in RUN if it contains instance data of an MC_Power instruction and the associated axis is enabled, in other words if "MC_Power.Status" or .StatusWord.X0 (Enable) have the value TRUE. Or MC_TorqueLimiting is enabled, that is if "MC_TorqueLimiting.Busy" or .StatusWord.X26 (TorqueLimitingCommand) have the value TRUE..

09/14/2021
ID: 109781646
(2)
FAQ Which Microsoft Updates have been tested for compatibility with SIMATIC PCS 7?

Microsoft regularly rectifies security gaps in its products and makes these fixes available to users via product updates.

09/07/2021
ID: 18490004
(32)
FAQ Compatibility Tool for Automation and Drive Technology

The Compatibility Tool is a function provided by the Industry Online Support with which you can select compatible software products or check the compatibility of existing configurations.

09/07/2021
ID: 64847781
(150)
FAQ SIMATIC S7-1500 (T): Is DSC possible when using external position encoders?

The use of DSC in connection with external encoders is only possible with the S7-1500T. The motor encoder of the drive must be configured as the first encoder for the technology object.

09/06/2021
ID: 109802035
(0)
FAQ Which IO modules of the ET 200SP HA are released with which header modules/interface modules in SIMATIC PCS 7?

Compatibility Overview

09/06/2021
ID: 109801065
(0)
FAQ What is the Bit Patter Test, which influence has the parameterization of the Module and what is the impact?

For a comprehensive answer of this question, see the explanations and notes in the documentation.

09/06/2021
ID: 109801902
(0)
FAQ When you open a project in STEP 7 V5.7, why do you get the error message 3280:709 "Project or library are on a write-protected medium or are protected by a rights assignment"?

Change to the more recent procedure "Always assign CPU-oriented unique message numbers" in your project or install the option package S7-PM if you still have to use the "project-wide message number procedure" in your project.

For products: 6ES7810-5CC14-0YA5, 6ES7810-4C.12..
09/03/2021
ID: 109801568
(0)
FAQ How do you combine two independent network cards into one group in MS Windows 10?

In Windows PowerShell, you can combine two independent Gbit Ethernet interfaces into one logical unit using the teaming functionality.

09/03/2021
ID: 25413238
(1)
FAQ Conversion of the interface cover for the SIRIUS 3SK2 safety relays per device

What should be considered for the interface covers for the SIRIUS 3SK2 safety relay system?

09/03/2021
ID: 109801988
(0)
FAQ How do you install driver and software for AI hardware accelerator card on SIMATIC IPCs (with Windows 10 or Industrial Linux 2.0)?

You want to use an AI hardware accelerator card on SIMATIC IPCs with Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC or Industrial Linux V2.0 or higher.

For products: 6AG4141-.....-....
08/30/2021
ID: 109798114
(0)
FAQ TM Drives Firmware Update with TIA Portal V17

Instructions for the firmware update of all TM drives with the TIA Portal V17

08/30/2021
ID: 109801617
(0)
FAQ How do you do a SIMATIC HMI operating system update (firmware update, OS update) on operator panels or perform a "Reset to factory settings"?

Below we provide you with an overview of when you must update an operating system and how to do the update depending on the software used.

08/30/2021
ID: 19701610
(33)
FAQ Why are messages of the PLC in WinCC OS displayed with a time stamp that is incorrect by one or more hours?

The time stamp of messages from the automation system does not contain any information about the time zone used or about summer or winter time. If the configurations of PLC and HMI differ, this leads to an offset of the displayed time.

08/27/2021
ID: 7604251
(1)
FAQ How do you enable an OPC UA trace on an OpenPCS 7 station?

Systems for production planning, process data evaluation and process management that are higher-level than the process control system can access SIMATIC PCS 7 process data via the OpenPCS 7 station. The higher-level systems are OPC clients of the OpenPCS 7 station.

For products: 6ES7658-...58-...., 6ES7658-...68-....
08/27/2021
ID: 109801080
(0)
FAQ Why does the attempt to open a WinCC V7 project fail with the message "Server not available - cannot connect to server"?

The cause of the error message may be a corrupted ".mcp" file.

For products: 6AV63.1-....7-5...
08/27/2021
ID: 109801153
(0)
FAQ What is the difference between positively driven contact elements of contactor relays and mirror contacts of power contactors?

This article contains a statement on the difference between the terms mirror contact and positively driven contact.

08/27/2021
ID: 109758261
(2)
FAQ What after-sales information is available on the topic of "SIMATIC PC-based Automation"?

Link to the overview "After Sales Information"

08/26/2021
ID: 109782922
(0)
FAQ Which I/O modules can be used in combination with SIMOTION?

Compatibility list of the I/O modules which can be used with SIMOTION.

08/23/2021
ID: 11886029
(1)
 
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