Thursday, June 27, 2013

SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 TRIAL Download

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Sunday, June 23, 2013


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***UPDATE*** Applications & Tools  
Applications & Tools / Task / Technology / Measurement & Sensors

Reading Data Matrix Codes With S7-1200 and Archiving Them in an MS Access Database (Set 27) (2013-06-10) [40603943]
For products: 6AG1211-1AE31-2XB0; 6AG1211-1AE31-4XB0; 6AG12
Task With an unambiguous coding, all the production steps for every part produced can be planned and carried out. The purpose of this application is to identify products reliably with a coding and to trace them after they have been delivered. A reader should read various codes on the surface of the products, and transmit them with RS232 to a SIMATIC S7 station and then to a database.
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Applications & Tools / Task / Technology / Communication

Data communication between several S7-1200 with or without Telecontrol Server Basic (Set 31) (2013-06-19) [58099765]
For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1BD30-0XB0; 6ES72
The task in general terms This application refers to the topic of wireless communication between distributed automation stations via UMTS/GPRS (M2M communication), with and without a control center. The document is broken down into several variants which differ with regard to the transmission protocols and the different hardware components used in the remote stations.

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Measuring & Control S7-1200 Set 24: Switching Loads with S7-1200 and SENTRON PAC3200 via MODBUS TCP (2013-06-10) [58856464]
For products: 6AV6647-0AD11-3AX0; 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES72
Problem Power utilities charge industrial electricity customers not only for the active energy consumed (in kWh), but they also make the kilowatthour rate dependent on a power limit (in kW). The power limit is defined as the average of the total electric power imported over a defined measuring period. If this power limit specified by the power utility is exceeded, a higher kWh price
will be charged for the entire accounting period

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Newsletter June 2013


1) How can you read in the S7-1200 CPU which data has been written by an OPC client to the process image of the CP?
The TC_RECV function of the CP returns always the complete process image. In order to know which values have recently been changed by an OPC Client a flag array “New_Received_TC_Data” has been introduced indicating which values in the process image have been written.  
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2) How can you read the GSM/GPRS network stuatus of the CP 1242-7 in the S7-1200 CPU?

 The GSM/GPRS network status of the CP 1242-7 can be read in the S7-1200 CPU via the Readrecord function and can be stored in a DB in the CPU
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1) Benefits of a Systemwide Migration to the TIA Portal
This set of slides shows the potentials of a migration to the TIA Portal. With the aid of an example system all the components are migrated and the resulting benefits described.
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2) Ports released for Modbus/TCP communication
By default, the protocol uses Port 502 as local port in the Modbus server.
You can set the local port as you wish in the Modbus client. Usually, port numbers starting at 2000 are used.

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1) Measuring& Control S7-1200 Set 22: Data Communication between S7-1200 and SENTRON PAC3200 via MODBUS TCP
Configuration Example describes the data exchange of a S7-1200 controller with one or several SENTRON PAC3200 power monitoring devices based on the Modbus/TCP protocol.
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2)  Industrial Remote Communication S7-1200 Set 30: Data communication between a S7-1200 and Telecontrol Server Basic
Task In a stormwater retention basin, excess water is stored to relieve the sewer system.
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3) Industrial Remote Communication S7-1200 Set 34: Data communication between a S7-1200 and Telecontrol Server Basic via a temporary GPRS connection
Task A temperature feeler that is connected to the programmable logic controller (PLC) continuously measures the room temperature of a storage room.
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