- The Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet driver works in conjunction with KEPServerEX to exchange data between OPC clients and Siemens S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, and S7-1200 PLCs using the TCP/IP Ethernet protocol. The driver talks directly to the S7 PLC using a standard PC network interface card, and does not require additional software packages or libraries.
- Unlike other Siemens S7 to OPC interfaces, the Siemens S7 PLC OPC Server can grant and deny access to tags based on user login. This OPC Server is a powerful tool that enables a secure access to your Control and Automation systems and opens new connectivity horizons to other parties and it combines affordability with a user friendly interface.
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|Title||Siemens AG TIA Portal Ethernet Driver|
|Supported Software||The required versions of software for this driver installer are as follows. |
|Supported Units||Required versions depend on models.|
Please check 'Supported Models / Version' or the required versions of GP-Pro EX.
Required driver versions for different models are listed below
|For details, please read the 'Device/PLC Connection Manual' in the lower part of this page.|
For general information regarding Device connection and documentation conventions, please refer to 'Device/PLC Connection Manual'.
|Updated Contents||Ver. 1.15.09 The following feature was supported. |
|Notes||When using GP-Pro EX before Ver. 4.06.000. Please make sure to transfer a GP-Pro EX project by 'All transfer project' every time tag import has been executed.|
|Limitations||Depending on the data size of imported TIA Portal project, transferring GP-Pro EX project data may be failed. Even if transferring is completed, an error message may be displayed when the display starts up. In that case, please delete unused tags from the TIA Portal project you will import. After that, please try to re-import.|
How to install (This is a self-extracting file.)
Prior to installation, be sure to close all software applications that are running.
- Click on the above file name to download the data to desired folder.
- After the download to your PC is finished, double-click on the file’s icon to start the installer program.
- After the installer starts, follow the instructions given on each screen.
- After installation, execute GP-Pro EX.
- Select [Siemens AG] for 'Manufacturer' and [TIA Portal Ethernet] for 'Series' in [Device/PLC] settings of [System Settings] on the [Project] menu.
Terms and conditions
- Ver. 1.15.09 The following feature was supported.
- TIA Portal V16
- Communication with latest firmware version of each PLC.
- Ver 1.14.09 The following feature was supported.
- There was problem of force termination in GP-Pro EX, when import it if TIA portal project has FB instance into the FB instance member.
- Ver 1.14.08 The following feature was supported.
- The mode is changed to overwrite from skip if tags already registered when import.
- An unknown address error was displayed if set multiple nodes on Ver.1.14.07.
- Ver 1.14.07 The following feature was supported.
- Reduce memory usage by import with filtering necessary tag information.
- By supported to TIA Portal V15.1, some projects become impossible import.
- Ver 1.14.06 The following feature was supported.
- Support the function block (FB) as data type.
- Ver 1.14.05 The following feature was supported.
- TIA portal V15.1
- Import project with including group
- The import process was canceled in V1.13.02 or later, In the case importing a project with including data type 'Timer', if the selected PLC does not support this data type.
- Ver 1.13.04 The following issue was fixed.
- In the Individual Device Settings dialog box, using [Edit] to import tags sometimes caused variables used by parts on the screen to become 'Undefined'.
- Ver 1.13.03 The following feature was supported.
- The indicator for limitation size of TIA portal project was added on Individual Device Setting.
- Ver 1.13.02 The following feature was supported.
- TIA Portal V15
- Some TIA Portal projects cannot be opened when importing the TIA Portal project.
- Ver 1.12.02 (Included in GP-Pro EX Ver. 4.07.300) The following feature was supported.
- TIA Portal V14
- Ver 1.11.01 (Included in GP-Pro EX Ver. 4.07.000) The following issues were fixed.
- Importing the unnamed structure was failed.
- Some TIA Portal projects cannot be opened when importing the TIA Portal project.
- Ver 1.11.01 The following models were supported.
- GP4100 Series (GP4114)
- GP4000 Series
- GP4000H Series
- SP5000 Series (SP5B10)
- Grouped Data blocks and PLC tags cannot be imported.
- Ver 1.10.00 New
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|Latest Version||Previous versions||Revision History|
|Citect Front end driver PSDIRECT||Download V2.7.6||Download V2.6.0|
Patch for Win7
|Siemens Ethernet Backend Driver (Citect part no CT305140)||Version 7.10.57.004||Version 7.10.56.000;Version 7.10.55.004;Version 7.10.54.001;Version 7.10.53.003||V7.10.56.000|
|Siemens Serial MPI Driver (Citect part no CT305142)||Version 7.9.8|
Purchasing the Driver
The PSDIRECT driver is licensed via the CiTect key please order option CT305140 from your nearest Citect Dealer
Drivers Siemens Others Jobs
In large applications where CitectSCADA has to talk to many Siemens PLC's, a need has arisen to have a higher performance Siemens Driver interface. Simatic Net has a lot of limitations on the number of PLCs it can connect to and also the performance of the Siemens API has been an issue. Citect also needed a way to optimise the way the SCADA communicates to the PLCs, because it was too easy to build setups that overwhelmed the S7NT driver - particularly if the user attempted to poll large configurations of Function block instance DB's directly (User Defined types).
The ProSCADA Citect direct interface driver is a front-end / back-end driver, meaning that the driver consists of two parts:
The back-end server polls the data from the PLC's at configurable intervals.
The back-end puts the data in a memory cache.
The front-end is a native Citect driver which reads the data from the cache instantly with 0 delay (does not poll the PLC's).
Advantages over the traditional Citect Drivers
This has the following advantages:
The Polling of the data is completely de-coupled from the rate at which the clients are requesting it, which means the clients cannot choke up the IO server with requests - no matter how badly the system is configured.
With a traditional Citect Driver, all polling is Dynamic & client driven. With this driver each block of data has an individual poll time. This allows each block of data to be optimised to poll as SLOW as is acceptable for that sub-application. This then leaves more resources available for other data that needs to be faster. For example: poll analogs at 5 second interval, setpoints & run-hours at 30 second intervals. Operator perception of speed is associated to digital status and alarm inputs. These can be polled at 0.5 seconds intervals.
The data is already available when a client polls it and data is displayed immediately without delay. For example popup screens open instantly with data from the cache.
The back-end polls raw blocks of data from the PLC. The front-end can then request any data type from this one polled block. This results in substantial efficiencies when you have many mixed data types in close address proximity. For example: Siemens Instance DB's (User Defined types) like the PID loop DB's are very complicated structures containing floats, words & bits. The Citect S7NT driver would generate a poll for each data type whereas this driver would read the information in one network poll block of bytes to be stored in the cache, the Front end driver then processes a Citect Driver request For each datatype from the same cached data.
Communications can be configured and debugged outside Citect. Data can be read from the same cache using a simple OPC client before or while Citect is running.
Advantages over the Siemens Softnet Solutions
This section refers to the Siemens Ethernet back-end. To setup Siemens Simatic Net on a PC and to test the communication can be very tedious. Multiple IO servers have to be used to communicate to more than 20 PLC effectively.
The ProSCADA driver will take 5 minutes to install and run a test with OPC (An Example Citect project is supplied OPC is not used with CiTect). The driver works with any standard 10MB, 100MB or 1GB Ethernet card. To date more than 50 PLCs on a single system have been tested with one standard 100Mb card. More Ethernet cards can be used to communications to PLCs, however there are no real performance or reliability gains. The driver works equally well sharing Citect, Windows workgroups, & Siemens ISO thru 1 Ethernet card. A good Ethernet switch handles different link speeds & network node isolation.
Performance: Siemens has marketing propaganda scaring people into buying their expensive cards with graphs showing performance bottlenecks at the PC card. Our experience is different. The PLC's are the bottleneck & the total Ethernet bandwidth used by the Scada PC Ethernet card is < 5% typically. This driver maximises the communication to all the PLC's on your network by implementing a multithreaded parallel polling strategy. This driver supports up to 64 PLC's on one Network. It has been proven on a system with 50 PLC's & 80 000 IO.
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