Sunday, October 13, 2013

OCTOBER v2 UPDATE



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++ Applications & Tools / Task / Technology / Control Technology

 + Programming Guideline for S7-1200/S7-1500 (2013-09-30) [81318674]
Task The new control generation SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 has an up-to-date system architecture, and together with the TIA Portal offers new and efficient options of programming and configuration. It is no longer the resources of the controller (e.g. data storage in the memory) that are paramount but the actual automation
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+ How is numerical integration for the S7-1200/1500 programmed in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)? (2013-10-01) [42469594]
Instructions The integral is the mathematical calculation of the area under a given function curve. However, there is often no mathematical correlation in practice, but rather an analog value which varies over time. The integral calculation includes the totaling of those trapezoidal areas that spread between the last two function values and the time. This trapezoidal area is identical to the product of the average of the two process values and the time interval. ...
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+ Library for determining statistical distributions in the S7 CPU (2013-10-10) [81662739] Task To make a statement about the statistical distribution of measured values from a process, rather complex calculations are required. More extensive evaluations are usually made on PCs. The raw data required for that are transferred from an S7 CPU. ...
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+ How do you parameterize the "TM_MAIL" instruction to send e-mails with the SIMATIC S7-1200? (2013-09-02) [67262019]
Description The TM_MAIL instruction sends an e-mail using SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) by means of TCP/IP over the Industrial Ethernet connection of the CPU. You need an Ethernet-based internet connection or a TeleService adapter for the connection with telephone network lines. ...
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 + How do you change the IP addresses of controllers and connection parameters on the Basic Panel (WinCC (TIA Portal))? (2013-09-04) [67653385]
Description WinCC V12 As from WinCC V12 you can change the IP addresses of controllers (S7 1200 and S7 1500) and the connection parameters directly over the Control Panel on the Basic Panel. A description of this function is available in the compact operating instructions 'Basic Panels Extensions with WinCC V12 (TIA Portal) in the section entitled: 'Basic Panels Extensions with WinCC V12 (TIA-Portal) > Devices with graphical Control Panel
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 + Which SNMP requests can the S7-1200 receive and reply to? (2013-09-02) [79993228]
Description The S7-1200 supports the transfer of management information over the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The S7-1200 can receive and reply to SNMP requests. Information about the properties of SNMP-compatible devices is available in the so-called MIB files (Management Information Base). The S7-1200 can reply to the SNMP variables of the following MIBs: MIB II, standardized in RFC 1213 ...
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 + How do you enable the ad-hoc mode when you call the TRECV instruction? (2013-09-02) [79993470]
Description In order to be able to receive data in an S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 or S7-1500 using Open User Communication over Industrial Ethernet you call the TRECV instruction in the CPU's user program. ...
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 + What are the requirements for installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12? (2013-09-05) [50204569]
Description The latest version of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 is available from your Sales partner. You should observe the points below before installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12. Hardware requirements Software requirements Administrator rights Parallel installation of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 and other versions of STEP 7 Compatibility with other SIMATIC HMI products ...
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+ Which PROFINET services are supported by SIMATIC panels.  (2013-10-10) [42957394]
Description The overview below (Attachment 1) shows which PROFINET services are supported by SIMATIC HMI operator panels. ...
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

OCTOBER v1 UPDATE

FAQ


+ TIA Portal - An Overview of the Most Important Documents and Links (2013-08-05) [65601780]
   TIA Portal The new Automation Framework for SIMATIC This site gives you an overview of the most important documents and links for the TIA Portal.
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+ How in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) can you access the unstructured data
types bit-by-bit, byte-by-byte or word-by-word and symbolically?
   Description In the case of S7-1200 (as from firmware V2.0) and S7-1500 you have the option of accessing bit-by-bit the tags of the Byte, Word and DWord data types. For this you need STEP 7 V11+SP1+Update (or higher). The partitioning of a memory area (Byte or Word, for example) into a smaller memory area (Bool, for
   example) is also called memory slicing. Fig. 01 shows the symbolic bit, byte and word access to operands. ...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 2 -  User Defined Webpage (2013-08-16) [75311612]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIAPortal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 2 - User Defined Webpage...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 8 - Simple AS-Interface (2013-08-16) [75311929]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 8 - Simple AS-Interface...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 3 -  GPRS to SMS (2013-08-16) [75312320]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 3 - GPRS to SMS...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 9 - SIMATIC App (2013-08-16) [75312637]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 9 - SIMATIC App...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 5 - HMI to SCADA (2013-08-16) [75312933]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 5 - HMI to SCADA...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 1 - Simple Movements (2013-08-16) [75313272]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 1 - Simple Movements...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 4 - Simple HMI (2013-08-16) [75313273]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 4 - Simple HMI...
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 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 6 - Distributed Networks (2013-08-16) [75315170]
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 6 - Distributed Networks...
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+ Which panels and flat screens does Siemens currently offer for hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmosphere (Ex2/22)?
   Product Notes This entry contains all the SIMATIC HMI panels, panel PCs and flat screens that Siemens is currently offering for hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmosphere (Ex2/22).
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  + What is the meaning of the system constants in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) with S7-1200/1500? (2013-08-19) [78782835]
   Description Unlike S7-300/400, in which the hardware and software components are identified through logical addresses or diagnostics addresses, in S7-1200/1500 the identification is over the system constants. All the hardware and software components (like interfaces, modules, OBs, ...) of the S7-1200/1500 have their own
  system constants. The system constants are generated automatically when the device configuration is created for the central and remote IOs. ...
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  + How do you import variables from MS Excel into a PLC data type in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)? (2013-08-19) [78786898]
   Description In STEP 7 (TIA Portal) you can import your variables from Microsoft Excel into your PLC data type. Prepare your data in Microsoft Excel as shown in Fig. 01. Then proceed as follows to import your variables to STEP 7 (TIA Portal). In Excel you mark all the cells that include your variables and save the data in the
   buffer memory using the key combination 'CTRL+C'. ...
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 + How in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) can you access a network folder in a VMWare? (2013-08-19) [78788417]
   Description If you install STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 on a VMware and store the project on a shared drive, under certain circumstances it might happen that you have no write rights for your program. After opening your project you get this message: 'Open project (0080:000014) - the memory area is write-protected. ...
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 + How do you configure cyclic data exchange between an S7-1200 CPU (with CP 1242-7) and the Telecontrol server? (2013-06-18) [73941299]
   Description The 'Cyclic data exchange' function is used to send data cyclically from the CP 1242-7 to the Telecontrol server. The CP 1242- 7 does not send the data automatically to the Telecontrol server but only when the Telecontrol server requests it (read/fetch). ...
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 + What’s important for a direct Modbus connection between a SIMATIC HMI and a SIWAREX WP231? (2013-06-20) [75340699]
Question: What’s important for a direct Modbus connection between a SIMATIC HMI and a SIWAREX WP231? 

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 + In STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11, how do you download a project into an S7-1200 CPU when you have previously downloaded with STEP 7 V12?  (2013-06-19) [74930238]
   Description In STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11 you cannot download a project into an S7-1200 CPU when you have previously downloaded  with STEP 7 V12. The download procedure is aborted with an internal system error. ...
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 + Why does the start of the executable file take 30 to 40 seconds when installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal)? (2013-06-20) [75160695]
   Description In some cases the start of the executable file takes 30 to 40 seconds when installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal), which gives the impression that the program is not being executed. The reason for this behavior is that the executable file has a digital signature and the server does not receive an answer from the revocation list over the internet. Right-click the executable file (Start.exe) and open the 'Properties' in the pop-up menu that opens. In the 'Start.exe ...
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