Monday, January 20, 2014

UPDATE 21 JAN 2014

FAQ

>Why is the "WinHlp32.exe" file for the Field PGs not installed automatically when you install STEP 7 Micro/WIN V4.0 in Windows 7?
For products: 6ES7810-2CC03-0YX0; 6ES7810-2CC03-0YX3
Description The Microsoft file 'WinHlp32.exe' is not a component of Windows 7; it belongs to the earlier Microsoft operating systems. The executable file 'WinHlp32.exe' is needed to display 32-bit help files with the '.hlp' file name extension. You must install this application to display '.hlp' files in Windows 7. ...
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>How can you recover defective licenses and authorizations?   (2014-01-15) [772175]
Instructions If a license key or authorization is defective,  please refer to your hotline for licenses and authorizations: ...
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 >AS-Interface: Compatibiliy for AS-i Power24V (2014-01-13)   [42806066]
QUESTION: Which AS-i slaves can be employed with the new system extension AS-i Power24V?  ...
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>With the S7-1200, why do you get the message indicating that the signal board is not available because of an incorrect type?  (2014-01-10) [85239632]
Description: You get this message because there is a difference between the version of the signal board integrated in the CPU and the version of the signal module configured in the device configuration. There are currently two versions of the S7-1200 analog input board, V1.0 and V2.0. If you configure the signal board version V2.0 in the device configuration, but have slotted the same type but version V1.0 in the CPU, you get this message in the diagnostics buffer: 'Hardware comp ...
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>Why is the "WinHlp32.exe" file for the Field PGs not installed automatically when you install STEP 7 Micro/WIN V4.0 in Windows 7? (2014-01-10) [86140286]
Description: The Microsoft file 'WinHlp32.exe' is not a component of Windows 7; it belongs to the earlier Microsoft operating systems. The executable file 'WinHlp32.exe' is needed to display 32-bit help files with the '.hlp' file name extension. You must install this application to display '.hlp' files in Windows 7. ...
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>How can you access user-defined web pages of the S7-1200 directly?  (2014-01-14) [67184104]
Introduction You can use user-defined web pages to transfer data to the CPU. For this the user must be logged on. The input fields for logging on are located in the top left corner of the standard web pages. The user must first open the standard web page, log on there and then use the user-defined web pages to write data to the CPU. This FAQ response provides users with the option of logging on directly to the user-defined web page. ...
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>Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 2 - User Defined Webpage (2014-01-10) [75311612]
Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 2 - User Defined Webpage...
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UPDATES 
 

>Firmware 1.3.6 of the GPRS Communications Module for S7-1200 Released for Delivery (2014-01-14) [86217872]
Firmware 1.3.6 for the GPRS communications module CP 1242-7 (6GK7242-7KX30-0XE0) has been released for delivery.  The new firmware version includes changes to avoid a module fault when using SIM cards with 5-digit PIN and/or a 19-digit SIM ICCD. ...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

UPDATE 15 JAN 2014

Data communication between several S7-1200 with or without Telecontrol Server Basic
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. It is aimed at providing a selection aid, so as to find the best variant based on the technical parameters and with consideration to the conceptual requirements. Furthermore, this application description focuses on the provision of helpful advise for the configuration and parameter assignment of the selected variant.

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How can you share runtime-generated parameters between several S7-1200 PLCs with a KTP Basic Panel?

Description
Your application consists of one master project which you want to run simultaneously on several PLCs. While commissioning the first PLC, miscellaneous specific parameters will be generated which shall be used for all other PLCs. Archive these parameters in your KTP Basic Panel, and retrieve them on your other PLCs, instead of commissioning every single PLC. The KTP Basic Panel allows for the archiving and retrieving of these parameters, while being connected to an S7-1200 PLC, using its retentive recipe function....

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Which settings do you have to make in the TIA Portal to read out messages and status information over the CPU's web server and display them in the web browser?
Description
The CPUs with integrated PROFINET interface have a web server. The web server gives you the option of monitoring your CPU via the internet or via the internal company intranet.
This enables evaluation and diagnostics over great distances.
Messages and status data are displayed on HTML pages. You need a web browser to access the HTML pages.

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With the S7-1200, why do you get the message indicating that the signal board is not available because of an incorrect type?


Description
You get this message because there is a difference between the version of the signal board integrated in the CPU and the version of the signal module configured in the device configuration. There are currently two versions of the S7-1200 analog input board, V1.0 and V2.0. If you configure the signal board version V2.0 in the device configuration, but have slotted the same type but version V1.0 in the CPU, you get this message in the diagnostics buffer: "Hardware component not available because of incorrect type".
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Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA Portal)
Description
SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 2 - User Defined WebpageUser Defined Webpages can be invaluable tools for diagnostics and control on the factory floor. End users that have many remote automation systems can have greater transparency for all their systems directly on a smart phone/device.
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