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FAQ What remedies are available if the IO controller detects sporadic, transient failures of the IO device?

Sporadic, transient (approx. 1s) failures of PROFINET IO devices produce the following message in the diagnostics buffer of the IO controller:

10/21/2019
ID: 109771776
(1)
FAQ When is it possible with PDM to access the PA slaves that are connected to an S7-1200 or S7-1500?

You have the following options for connecting the PA slaves to an S7-1200 or S7-1500.

10/21/2019
ID: 109771783
(0)
FAQ How do you configure and program an S7 connection and the "PUT" and "GET" instructions for data transfer between an S7-1500 CPU and an S7-1200 CPU?

You can use the S7 Communication, for example, for data transfer via the integrated PROFINET interface and Industrial Ethernet interface of the S7-1500 CPUs and S7-1200 CPUs.

10/14/2019
ID: 82212115
(8)
FAQ How do you change the CMS firmware for the MindSphere connection back to the CMS firmware without MindSphere connection?

Instructions for changing the CMS firmware for the MindSphere connection back to the CMS firmware without MindSphere connection.

For products: 6AT8007-1AA10-0AA0, 6AT8007-1AA20-0AA0
10/07/2019
ID: 109770202
(0)
FAQ How do you implement automatic switching between summer time and winter time with SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels and TIA Portal?

Comfort Panels have a system function for switching between summer time and winter time. The plant-wide and consistent changeover between time zones is ensured by the fact that the Comfort Panel is configured as a time slave of an S7-1200/1500 PLC.

09/13/2019
ID: 109482675
(3)
FAQ What is the meaning of the error message "Invalid/inconsistent firmware present" when configuring a SIPLUS SM 1281?

The error message is displayed if you have loaded only the hardware configuration into the CPU but not yet any program or you are using the wrong version of the LSM1281 block library.

09/11/2019
ID: 109749077
(0)
FAQ Are SIMATIC controllers free of silicone?

The S7-300/S7-400 and the S7-1200/S7-1500 SIMATIC controllers are free of silicone releases (in the specified operating temperature range).

09/03/2019
ID: 109770478
(1)
FAQ How do you program and parameterize Modbus/TCP communication between S7-1500 CPUs and S7-1200 CPUs?

Modbus/TCP communication between S7-1500 CPUs and S7-1200 CPUs is presented. The instructions "MB_CLIENT" and "MB_SERVER" are called and parameterized in the user program of the S7-1500 CPU and the S7-1200 CPU.

08/15/2019
ID: 102020340
(6)
FAQ How do you read out the IP address of the PROFINET interface of a S7-1500 CPU in the user program?

You can read out the IP address of the PROFINET interface of a S7-1500 CPU from the user program. You can use the PROFINET data records for this.

08/15/2019
ID: 82947835
(5)
FAQ Which modules support the "S7 Routing" function in S7 subnets?

This entry shows which modules support the "S7 Routing" function in S7 subnets to be able to operate cross-network PG/OP communication through S7 Routing.

08/01/2019
ID: 584459
(4)
FAQ How do you load the project data if the version of the firmware installed in the S7-1500 CPU cannot be selected in the hardware catalog of your version of STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?

You can also load the project data into the S7-1500 CPU even if there are differences between the configured module and the destination module (online).

07/02/2019
ID: 109744163
(7)
FAQ Information about product-related environmental protection

Validity: Products of the Operating Company DI (Digital Industries) and Business Unit SI CP (Control Products) of Siemens AG.

06/17/2019
ID: 39200038
(19)
FAQ How do you connect the SM 1281 to the MindSphere?

With FW3.1 MS the SM 1281 has the option of connecting directly to the MindSphere.

For products: 6AT8007-1AA10-0AA0, 6AT8007-1AA20-0AA0
05/23/2019
ID: 109762834
(6)
FAQ How do you connect the RS485/RS422 interfaces of SIMATIC and SIPLUS modules for serial communication?

Serial communication is possible via the RS485 and RS422 interfaces with the modules below, . The terminal assignments are given in the diagrams.

04/23/2019
ID: 109736665
(7)
FAQ Which IO controllers and IO devices support the following functions in STEP 7 (TIA Portal): IRT, prioritized startup, MRP, MRPD, PROFIenergy, Shared device, MSI/MSO, I device, clock-synchronized mode and option handling?

An overview shows which PROFINET functions you can configure in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) for the PROFINET IO controllers and IO devices.

04/23/2019
ID: 102325771
(9)
FAQ What application cases are there for the various data point configurations in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) with the TeleControl CP of the TIM?

The data point configuration provides different options for changing the sending of data to the application. This entry explains the interaction between transfer type, transfer mode and trigger for the configuration of data points as events.

03/15/2019
ID: 109753103
(0)
FAQ What are the requirements to be met by know-how-protected blocks so that you can compile them also in other projects?

You cannot compile know-how-protected blocks if they are not released for use in a library.

02/06/2019
ID: 62411893
(5)
FAQ How do you change the faceplates for TIM 1531 IRC, CP 1243-8 IRC or CP 1542SP-1 IRC?

There are new faceplate files available for connecting the above-mentioned communication modules directly to the SINAUT ST7cc server (SINAUT SW ST7cc up to version V3.1 SP3).

12/05/2018
ID: 109757412
(0)
FAQ How can you read input words in the address range from 9999 to 65535 with the SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500 via Modbus RTU?

In STEP 7 V14 (TIA Portal) and higher the "Modbus_Master" instruction provides with V2.4 and higher for SIMATIC S7-1200/S7-1500 the option of reading out the extended address range (9999 - 65535) of input words (function code 04) of a Modbus slave.

12/05/2018
ID: 109474481
(9)
FAQ How do you diagnose a rolling bearing with the SM 1281 taking into account the bearing data and fault frequencies?

The SM 1281 can analyze the bearing components of a rolling bearing in such a way that you can obtain information about how urgent it might be to make replacements. For this the SM 1281 needs bearing-related data as described in this entry.

For products: 6AT8007-1AA10-0AA0
11/21/2018
ID: 109761652
(3)
 
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