Tuesday, May 27, 2014

UPDATE 28 MAY 2014

SIMATIC S7 S7-1200 Programmable controller System Manual Edition: 03/2014 
>>> DOWNLOAD HERE

What should you watch out for in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) when replacing an S7-1200 V3 with an S7-1200 V4?
>>> READ HERE

How can you access user-defined web pages of the S7-1200 / S7-1500 directly?
>>> READ HERE

 Sales and Delivery Release for new 256-MB SIMATICMemory Card  
>>> READ HERE

 Product Phaseout for S7-1200 V3.0 CPUs 
>>> READ HERE

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Update 26 May 2014

------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "Product discontinuation (update)":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 + Product Phaseout for S7-1200 V3.0 CPUs (2014-05-20) [92275555]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES7211-1BE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   Effective October 1, 2014, the S7-1200 CPUs with version 3 will be
   declared phased-out products. ...
   => CLICK HERE
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "FAQs":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 + How do you open a Word, Excel or PDF document with a Comfort
   Panel? (2014-05-21) [51723931]
   For products: 6AV210.-....1-0; 6AV210.-....2-0; 6AV210.-...
   Description Comfort panels offer the option of opening PDF, Excel
   and Word documents from Runtime. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + How can you play videos on the Comfort Panels and what settings do
   you have to make? (2014-05-21) [62101921]
   For products: 6AV210.-....1-0; 6AV210.-....2-0; 6AV210.-...
   Description The Media Player for Windows CE is installed by
   default on all SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels. Using the Media Player
   you can play video sequences (Maintenance and Servicing of Your
   Plant, for example) or include them permanently in your
   configuration. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + How do you parameterize recognition of the end of a received
   message on the serial communication modules of the S7-1200 and
   S7-1500 CPUs? (2014-04-29) [89674023]
   For products: 6ES7137-6AA00-0BA0; 6ES7241-1AH30-0XB0; 6ES72
   Description This entry describes how to configure recognition of
   the end of a received message. The entry applies for all serial
   communication modules and communication boards of the S7-1200 and
   S7-1500 CPUs. ...
   => CLICK HERE

+ In which countries is the GSM/UMTS module approved? (2014-05-21)
   [91438171]
   For products: 6GK587..; 6GK7242-7KX30-0XE0; 6GK7972-0MG00-0
    The current list of mobile telephone approvals is available at
   this link: ...
   => CLICK HERE

+ In STEP 7 (TIA Portal), why are the display texts, titles and
   comments no longer displayed after opening the project in the
   block editor? (2014-05-21) [41995518]
   For products: 6AV6647-0A..; 6ES7822-0A.02-..; 6ES7822-0A.03
   Description If your project has multiple project languages and you
   want to open your project on another PC with a different user
   interface language of STEP 7 (TIA Portal), the system
   automatically switches the editing language in the project
   languages too. The display texts, titles and comments and the
   texts in the HMI devices are then not displayed if the editing
   language set in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) is not the one used to create
   the texts. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + How can you start specific items in the Control Panel directly
   from the Runtime of a Comfort Panel? (2014-05-21) [59885461]
   For products: 6AV210.-....1-0; 6AV210.-....2-0; 6AV210.-...
   Description For various applications it might be necessary to
   start a system function of the Comfort Panel during running
   operation. This can be done either directly in the Control Panel
   or in Runtime using the 'StartProgram' function. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + How can you graphically display the contents of the tag archive of
   a Comfort Panel or the WinCC Runtime Advanced on the PC without
   WinCC (TIA Portal)? (2014-05-21) [60520367]
   For products: 6AV210.-....2-0; 6AV210.-....3-0; 6AV2104-...
   Description Other than on panels it is often difficult to read tag
   archives and they cannot be displayed graphically without WinCC
   (TIA Portal). Tag values can be archived and evaluated in a CSV
   file in WinCC Runtime Advanced and with a panel. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + How can you access user-defined web pages of the S7-1200 / S7-1500
   directly? (2014-05-21) [67184104]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   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. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + How do you open a project in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) when the message
   "Write-protected project (0100:000310)" is displayed? (2014-05-21)
   [92414547]
   For products: 6ES7822-0A.01-..; 6ES7822-0A.02-..; 6ES7822-0
   Instructions If you cannot open a project in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)
   and the message given above is displayed indicating that your
   project is write protected, you must remove the write-protection
   from the folder in which the project is stored. Open the Explorer
   in Microsoft Windows. Right-click the folder where your project is
   stored and select the 'Properties...' item in the pop-up menu. Go
   to the 'General' tab and under 'Attributes:' disable the write
   protectio ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + What is the significance of the backup files of the STEP 7 (TIA
   Portal) projects? (2014-05-21) [92561565]
   For products: 6ES7822-0A.01-..; 6ES7822-0A.02-..; 6ES7822-0
   Description STEP 7 (TIA Portal) makes copies of you project data
   which are then stored as data backups. If there is loss of data of
   your STEP 7 (TIA Portal) project (due to power failure or Windows
   crash, for example), you can restore your original data from these
   backups. ...
   => CLICK HERE

+ TIA Portal - An Overview of the Most Important Documents and Links
   - Motion (2014-05-12) [90940186]
   For products: 6AV210.-....2-0; 6AV210.-....3-0; 6AV2104-...
   TIA Portal The New Automation Framework This site gives you an
   overview of the most important documents and links for the TIA
   Portal. Both newcomers and experienced TIA Portal users have an
   entry here to the essential information about the TIA Portal. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + How do you uninstall STEP 7 (TIA Portal) completely? (2014-05-16)
   [76325723]
   For products: 6ES7822-0A.01-..; 6ES7822-0A.02-..; 6ES7822-0
   Description Before the complete uninstallation of STEP 7 (TIA
   Portal) make backups of your projects, libraries and licenses. The
   procedure below for uninstalling STEP 7 (TIA Portal) also includes
   a description of how to remove remaining files from your computer.
   This is particularly necessary when reinstallation of STEP 7 (TIA
   Portal) is interrupted and the message is displayed informing you
   that you must first uninstall STEP 7 (TIA Portal) although you
   have already done the uni ...
   => CLICK HERE

------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "Updates":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 + Sales and Delivery Release for new 256-MB SIMATICMemory Card
   (2014-05-20) [91737627]
   For products: 6ES7954-8LC02-0AA0; 6ES7954-8LE02-0AA0; 6ES79
   The portfolio of Simatic Memory Cards for S7-1200 and S7-1500 CPUs
   will be supplemented by a 256-MB card. The new 256-MB Simatic
   Memory Card is herewith released for delivery. ...
   => CLICK HERE

  + Product Phaseout for S7-1200 V3.0 CPUs (2014-05-20) [92275555]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES7211-1BE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   Effective October 1, 2014, the S7-1200 CPUs with version 3 will be
   declared phased-out products. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + Delivery Release for CP 1243-1 IEC (2014-05-20) [92417030]
   For products: 6GK7243-1PX30-0XE0
     The CP1243-1 IEC  is herewith released for immediate delivery.
   ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + Firmware V1.1 for CP 1243-1 DNP3 Released for Delivery
   (2014-05-20) [92417138]
   For products: 6GK7243-1JX30-0XE0
       With immediate effect, the CP 1243-1 DNP3 communication module
   (6GK7243-1JX30-0XE0) will be shipped with firmware version 1.1. In
   addition to a general improvement of the stability the new
   firmware version provides the following enhancements: Su ...
   => CLICK HERE
 
  + Delivery Release for SIMATIC HMI 2nd Generation Basic Panels
   (2014-05-12) [91110965]
   For products: 6AV2123-2DB03-0AX0; 6AV2123-2GB03-0AX0; 6AV21
   The first units of the completely innovated 2nd generation SIMATIC
   HMI Basic Panels with enhanced functional scope have been released
   for delivery in the display sizes 4, 7 and 9 inch. ...
   => CLICK HERE

------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "Manuals / Operating Instructions":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

+ SIMATIC NET
   S7-1200 - Telecontrol
   CP 1243-1 DNP3,
   CP 1243-1 IEC
   Operating Instructions (2014-05-20) [92603608]
   For products: 6GK7243-1JX30-0XE0; 6GK7243-1PX30-0XE0
   Edition: 02/2014 Drawing no.: C79000-G8976-C312-02 1062 KB
   => CLICK HERE
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "Applications & Tools, Tools":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 + S7-based Telecontrol via DNP3 Protocol (2014-05-15) [87447188]
   For products: 6DL5000-7AA07-0XA5; 6DL5002-7AA07-0XA0; 6DL51
   Task The remote stations “Pipeline” and “Oil Tanks” must be
   controlled and monitored from a central control station. ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + Library for determining statistical distributions in a
   S7-1200/1500 CPU (2014-05-16) [81662739]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   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. ...
   => CLICK HERE

+ Migration of plants with SIMATIC (TIA Portal) - Entire systems
   (2014-05-14) [83558085]
   For products: 6ES5090-8MA01; 6ES5095-8FA01; 6ES5095-8FA02;
   Migration of plants with SIMATIC (TIA Portal) - Entire systems In
   order to optimize the performance of a plant is advisable to keep
   it state-of-the-art. A migration to new systems always requires a
   certain know-how. For a successful path to the TIA Portal and the
   new SIMATIC components, Siemens supports you with many tools and
   other help. Here, you can find an ov ...
   => CLICK HERE

 + Migration of plants with SIMATIC (TIA Portal) - Controllers
   (2014-05-15) [83557459]
   For products: 6ES5090-8MA01; 6ES5095-8FA01; 6ES5095-8FA02;
   Migration of plants with SIMATIC (TIA Portal) - Controllers In
   order to optimize the performance of a plant is advisable to keep
   it state-of-the-art. A migration to new systems always requires a
   certain know-how. For a successful path to the TIA Portal and the
   new SIMATIC components, Siemens supports you with many tools and
   other help. Here, you can find an ove ...
   => CLICK HERE
 
 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V13 - System requirements

Please do take note of the System Requirements below for SIMATIC STEP 7 BASIC V13 :-


Supported Operating systems

  • Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate SP 1 (32 Bit)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium/ Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate SP1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 Professional/Enterprise

The following compatibility list gives the compatibility of the different versions of the SIMATIC software packages with the last two versions of STEP 7 and with the various Microsoft Windows operating systems. The list is valid only for the versions given in these files.

To the top of the page

Hardware requirements

Siemens recommends SIMATIC Field PG programming devices as a powerful and rugged platform for STEP 7 Engineering Software, especially when your engineering station is also used for commissioning, servicing and maintenance of your automation system.
Yet of course you can use any PC that meet the requirements below.
Feature
recommended (64 bit OS)
Processor
Core i5-3320M , 3.3 GHz
RAM
8 GB
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080 px

Reference:-
https://www.industry.siemens.com/topics/global/en/tia-portal/controller-sw-tia-portal/simatic-step7-basic-tia-portal/system-requirements/Pages/Default.aspx







Sunday, May 4, 2014

UPDATE 5 MAY 2014

------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "FAQs":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

+ What should you watch out for with the PPI/MPI/DP interfaces if
   you want to use the CP 5711 with a SIMATIC S7-200? (2014-04-29)
   [85669627]
   For products: 6ES7211-0AA20-0XB0; 6ES7211-0AA21-0XB0; 6ES72
   Description The SIMATIC NET CP 5711 is an onboard PB module in the
   Field PG M4 and when used for an S7-200 you must note the
   following system properties with regard to the PPI/MPI/PROFIBUS
   interfaces. PPI: ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE
+ How do you parameterize recognition of the end of a received
   message on the serial communication modules of the S7-1200 and
   S7-1500 CPUs? (2014-04-29) [89674023]
   For products: 6ES7137-6AA00-0BA0; 6ES7241-1AH30-0XB0; 6ES72
   Description This entry describes how to configure recognition of
   the end of a received message. The entry applies for all serial
   communication modules and communication boards of the S7-1200 and
   S7-1500 CPUs. ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

 + "In TIA Portal V13, how do you load project data from a device
   that has been configured with TIA Portal V12?" (2014-04-29)
   [82169157]
   For products: 6ES7822-0A.02-..; 6ES7822-0A.03-..; 6ES7822-1
   Description If, in TIA Portal V13, you load project data from a
   device that you have previously loaded into the device using TIA
   Portal V12, you must open 'Compatibility Mode V12'. However, this
   is only possible if a TIA Portal V12 project is open. ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

+ How do you have bit alarms generated automatically in WinCC (TIA
   Portal) Basic/Comfort/Advanced? (2014-04-30) [91435077]
   For products: 6AV210.-....3-0
   Description WinCC (TIA Portal) provides you the option of
   exporting alarms to an '*.xlsx' file and importing alarms from
   such a file. The download included in this entry contains a file
   that will help you configure bit alarms. Using this file you can
   have bit alarms generated automatically for HMI operator panels or
   WinCC Runtime Advanced. Instead of creating each alarm
   individually, you specify the data of the trigger and
   acknowledgement tags and receive an import file which crea ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

 + Archive data in CSV-files from several field devices (S7-1200,
   S7-1500) in a central station (WinAC RTX) (2014-04-30) [88964239]
   For products: 6ES7611-4FB00-0YB7; 6ES7611-4SB00-0YB7; 6ES76
   Task You want to acquire the process values of several field PLCs
   centrally, archive these data without an expensive archiving
   software, adapt the application flexibly to your plant size.
   Solution ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "Downloads":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

+ Monitoring with Network Cameras and SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels
   (2014-04-28) [65647473]
   For products: 6AV210.-....2-0; 6AV2124-0GC01-0AX0; 6AV2124-
   Description With the help of the Camera Controls images from a
   connected network camera can be displayed on a SIMATIC HMI Comfort
   Panel. ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE


+ Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) - list for SIMATIC products
DESCRIPTION MTBF = Mean Time Between Failures = time between two consecutive failures of a component. 
[UPDATE 2014-04-15]
 more

------------------------------------------------------------------------
#  "Manuals / Operating Instructions":
------------------------------------------------------------------------

+ SIMATIC S7 S7-1200 Programmable controller (2014-04-30) [91696622]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1BD30-0XB0; 6ES72
   Edition: 03/2014 System Manual Part no.: Drawing no.:
   A5E02486680-AG 20606 KB
   => ---> CLICK HERE
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Applications & Tools / Task / Technology / Human Machine Interface
------------------------------------------------------------------------

 + Presentation of the 2nd-Generation Basic Panels (Video)
   (2014-04-09) [84212407]
   For products: 6AV6647-0A..
   Content This entry demonstrates a selection of new functionalities
   of the 2nd-generation basic panels. ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

+ What should you watch out for in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) when
   replacing an S7-1200 V3 with an S7-1200 V4? (2014-04-09)
   [82140966]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   Description From STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V13 onwards you can configure
   the firmware V4 for the S7-1200 CPU modules. This entry includes
   information that you need for replacing an S7-1200 V3 with an
   S7-1200 V4 in your STEP 7 configuration. You need to replace the
   CPU hardware to change from V3 to V4. Example 1 ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

+ How do you commission the TS Adapter IE Advanced using the
   Engineering Tool STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 SP1? (2014-04-08)
   [90736191]
   For products: 6ES7822-1..03-..; 6ES7822-1A.02-..; 6ES7972-0
   Description This entry describes how you commission the TS Adapter
   IE Advanced using the Engineering Tool STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12
   SP1. ...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

+ Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 2 -
   User Defined Webpage (2014-04-11) [75311612]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA
   Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 2 - User Defined Webpage...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 3 -
   GPRS to SMS (2014-04-11) [75312320]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA
   Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 3 - GPRS to SMS...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 1 -
   Simple Movements (2014-04-11) [75313272]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AD30-0XB0; 6ES7211-1AE31-0XB0; 6ES72
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA
   Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 1 - Simple Movements...
   => ---> CLICK HERE

 + Automation Tasks in 10 minutes or less SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 7 -
   Simple Motion Commissioning (2014-04-10) [75403565]
   For products: 6ES7211-1AE40-0XB0; 6ES7211-1BE40-0XB0; 6ES72
   Solve Automation Tasks efficiently with SIMATIC and STEP 7 (TIA
   Portal)  SIMATIC S7-1200: AT 7 - Simple Motion Commissioning...
   => ---> CLICK HERE