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FAQ What properties, advantages and special features are offered by the protocols TCP, ISO-on-TCP, UDP and ISO Transport?

An overview shows the properties, advantages and special features of the protocols TCP, ISO-on-TCP, UDP and ISO Transport.

08/08/2018
ID: 26171811
(4)
FAQ How do you switch on the line module of the SINAMICS S120?

There are prepared function blocks in the "SINAMICS DriveLib" library for triggering various functions of the SINAMICS S120. Also located in the library is the function block "SINA_INFEED" via which the SINAMICS S120 line module can be triggered.

08/08/2018
ID: 109759490
(1)
FAQ Input expansion of a fail-safe controller with 3SK1

This article contains a statement on the input extension of a fail-safe controller with 3SK1

08/06/2018
ID: 81353885
(2)
FAQ Information about manuals on the topic of "CPU and CP Compatibility"

In an automation system, a communication processor (CP) can only be operated with a CPU. In the system test, the relevant CPUs are tested with the separate Ethernet CPs and released accordingly.

08/03/2018
ID: 26561772
(6)
FAQ How do you synchronize the time between an S7-1200 CPU and an HMI operator panel?

Synchronize the system time of your HMI operator panel with the system time of your S7-1200 CPU by configuring tags and blocks and incorporating the configuration in your HMI operator panel.

08/03/2018
ID: 39182145
(9)
FAQ In STEP 7 (TIA Portal), how do you load the "Program Blocks" with the PLC tags and PLC data types from the CPU into the programming device?

Load the software from the CPU into your PG. For this you create a new project and configure an unspecified CPU.

08/03/2018
ID: 41885693
(19)
FAQ How do you replace a CPU 41x with the CPU 410-5H Process Automation?

This entry provides comprehensive documentation on making the change from a CPU 41x to a CPU 410-5H. It also includes basic information about updating/upgrading the PCS 7 software plus the Hardware Upgrade Package "HUP CPU410-5H".

08/01/2018
ID: 85014617
(5)
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.

08/01/2018
ID: 64847781
(116)
FAQ How can you efficiently collect diagnostics and system information?

The SIMATIC Assessment Suite - Data Collector (SAS-DC) - formerly known as SIMATIC Diagnostics Tool (SDT) - enables you to simply and easily collect diagnostics and system information from computers or other devices.

07/26/2018
ID: 65976201
(30)
FAQ Important settings when using Motion Control functions with an Open or Software Controller

If you are using a software controller on a SIMATIC IPC without NVRAM, it might happen that if the IPC is not shut down properly, there is data loss, the absolute value encoder adjustment, for example.

07/25/2018
ID: 109758852
(0)
FAQ Which devices and modules are supported by STEP 7 Professional and WinCC Professional in the TIA Portal?

To create new TIA Portal projects or to migrate projects from earlier versions you must first check that the available hardware components are supported by the current version of TIA Portal.

07/18/2018
ID: 50029532
(9)
FAQ How do you simulate a communication between two S7-400 CPU modules with STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?

With S7-PLCSIM V5.4 SP3 (or higher) you can simulate a communication between two S7-400 CPU modules in a STEP 7 (TIA Portal) project.

07/16/2018
ID: 60497454
(3)
FAQ Why, with GSDML files for SINAMICS drives, is the "Hardware interrupt triggers" field displayed with the selection box for hardware interrupt OBs?

The SINAMICS drives do not support hardware interrupts. The "Hardware interrupt triggers" field is displayed by STEP 7 also with SINAMICS drives, but it has no function.

07/16/2018
ID: 109758575
(0)
FAQ What should you watch out for when using the fail-safe communication blocks in a ring topology?

If, for the AS-AS communication via the F communication blocks (F_SENDBO / F_RCVBO, F_SENDR / F_RCVR and F_SDS_BO / F_RDS_BO), you are using an Ethernet network with ring topology with non-switching (bumpless) redundancy (HRP "High Speed Redundancy Protocol", for example, Entry ID: 109739600), packages might be lost if there is an error in the ring.

07/16/2018
ID: 109758414
(1)
FAQ How does a slave axis of camming behave during "Direct synchronous setting" (SyncProfileReference = 2)?

When 'direct synchronous setting' is performed for a slave axis with the aid of the "MC_CamIn" motion control function in camming using the "SyncProfileReference" = 2 parameter setting, the cam is offset based on the current positions of the two axes and the two axes are synchronized immediately.

07/13/2018
ID: 109758886
(2)
FAQ Which external storage media can you use with the current SIMATIC panels and which memory card interfaces do they have?

Interface-compatible operator panels and storage media.

07/11/2018
ID: 21847868
(625)
FAQ Placement of Siemens Eplan macros with placeholder objects

This FAQ describes how to use Siemens Eplan macros with placeholder objects in Eplan electric P8.

07/11/2018
ID: 109758230
(0)
FAQ How you can run a silent installation of SITOP UPS Manager?

Silent installation of the SITOP UPS Manager allows administrators to automate the installation of the UPS software, aiding integration of UPS technology in the serial production of machines.

07/04/2018
ID: 109757862
(0)
FAQ Hybrid motor starter with electromechanical switching devices

This entry contains information about voltage peaks at switching off the running motor.

07/04/2018
ID: 109758696
(3)
FAQ What is the difference between lead-acid and lithium battery technologies?

The new lithium iron phosphate batteries used in the UPS1100 5Ah LiFePO4 has many benefits over the common lead-acid variants. With these advantages comes a few tips on how the lithium batteries are to be shipped, charged and protected.

07/03/2018
ID: 109757858
(2)
 
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