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Multi Panel -- Setting up and parameterizing hardware -- Using additional components
What options are there for direct data communication between an FM 357-2 and a panel or Runtime (ProTool, WinCC flexible)?
Which can be connected directly to a panel?
What settings are to be made when connecting a printer to a Windows-based panel?
How can you transfer data via USB from a WinCC flexible configuration computer to a Windows-based operator panel and which USB cables can be used for this?
How can you switch off the "Sleep" function on Brother printers?
What settings do you have to make to be able to print on a network printer with a Windows-based panel (except the 170 series)?
Connecting two printers to a panel with serial interfaces
Which external storage media can you use with the SIMATIC panels and which memory card interfaces do they have?
Mobile Panels -- Setting up and parameterizing hardware -- Using additional components
What options are there for direct data communication between an FM 357-2 and a panel or Runtime (ProTool, WinCC flexible)?
What settings are to be made when connecting a printer to a Windows-based panel?
What settings do you have to make to be able to print on a network printer with a Windows-based panel (except the 170 series)?
Which can be connected directly to a panel?
How can you transfer data via USB from a WinCC flexible configuration computer to a Windows-based operator panel and which USB cables can be used for this?
Which hardware can be connected to the USB port of HMI operating devices?
Which external storage media can you use with the SIMATIC panels and which memory card interfaces do they have?
Touch Panel / Operator Panel -- Setting up and parameterizing hardware -- Using additional components
What options are there for direct data communication between an FM 357-2 and a panel or Runtime (ProTool, WinCC flexible)?
What settings are to be made when connecting a printer to a Windows-based panel?
Which can be connected directly to a panel?
Printed page shifted in the log file with graphic machines and printer EPSON LQ300 
How can you transfer data via USB from a WinCC flexible configuration computer to a Windows-based operator panel and which USB cables can be used for this?
Floppy disk drive on OP 15, OP 17 and C7-624
How can you switch off the "Sleep" function on Brother printers?
What settings do you have to make to be able to print on a network printer with a Windows-based panel (except the 170 series)?
Cable for loading the configuration onto OP/TP
Connecting two printers to a panel with serial interfaces
Which external storage media can you use with the SIMATIC panels and which memory card interfaces do they have?
What settings are to be made when connecting a printer to a Windows-based panel?
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Configuration:
Except in the case of an Ethernet connection, the printer is configured entirely in the Control Panel of the SIMATIC HMI operator panel.

  • Double-click on the "Printer" icon and the printer configuration dialog opens.


Fig. 01
 
Printer Language Choice of printer
Port Interface
Network Network address of the printer
Paper Size Paper format
Orientation Alignment of the printout
Draft Mode / Color / CMY Print quality
Table 01: Explanation

Serial port RS232

  • You must set the printer language, printer port, paper size, orientation (portrait or landscape), color or black-and-white print and the quality of the printout.
  • Use the IF2 or IF1A port for connecting the printer via the serial interface. The pin assignments are also in the Printer list.


Fig. 02

Notes:
In order to be able to use the serial interface on the operator panel (IF 2) for communication with the printer, you must clear the check mark for "Remote Control" under "Serial" in the "Transfer Settings" dialog.

Please refer to the Printer list at the end of this entry for the printer settings of the printers released.

USB interface

  • You must set the printer language, printer port, paper size, orientation (portrait or landscape), color or black-and-white print and the quality of the printout.
  • Use the USB1 port for connecting the printer via the USB interface.


Fig. 03

Note:
Please refer to the Printer list at the end of this entry for the printer settings of the printers released.

Ethernet interface - Network printer

  • The settings required to print with a SIMATIC HMI operator panel on a network printer are given in Entry ID: 18720136.

 
Fig. 04

Ethernet interface - Print server (as from WinCC Flexible 2008 SP1)

  • You must set the printer language, printer port, paper size, orientation (portrait or landscape), color or black-and-white print and the quality of the printout.
  • You must select the "PrintSever" port for printing on a print server via Ethernet.
  • In the "IP:Port:" input field you enter the IP address and the port for communication with the print server.
    Use ":"as separator character between IP address and port; for example: "192.168.56.23:9100"
  • The print server uses the "RAW" mode.


Fig. 05

Note:
Please refer to the Printer list at the end of this entry for the printer settings of the printers released.

  • In this case, the operator panel must be configured for network operation. The necessary settings are in the device manual concerned in each case.
    Entry ID: 13336639 also includes instructions for how to integrate an operator panel in a network.
The following SIMATIC HMI operator panels support printing via a print server:
  • xP 177, Mobile Panel 177
  • xP 277, Mobile Panel 277, Mobile Panel 277 IWLAN, Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN
  • Mobile Panel 277 IWLAN V2, Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN V2, Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN (RFID Tag)
  • MP377

Printer list:
The following entry includes the official printer list of all the printers that are released for use with SIMATIC operator panels. Also included are all the cables that can be used plus their pin assignments.
"Released Printers for SIMATIC Panels and Multi Panels", Entry ID 11376409.

 Entry ID:14668901   Date:2010-06-10 
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