In this example, a CP5611 is used to establish the FDL connection with an S5 station on the PROFIBUS via the OPC server.
The procedure described here also applies for communication processors CP5613/14 A2, CP5621 and CP5511/CP5512.
The requirement is that one of the two following configuration tools is installed.
- NCM PC:
NCM PC is supplied with the SIMATIC NET CD and permits you to create PC projects and open STEP 7 projects. However, it is not possible to use this software to edit the S7 blocks in the STEP 7 project.
- STEP 7:
STEP 7 is a separate software package and permits you to create S7-400, S7-300 and PC projects. It is possible to use this software to edit the S7 blocks.
Only one of these two configuration tools can be installed.
Please follow the instructions below for configuring the PC station.
Guide_FDLS5_OPC_e.pdf ( 2145 KB )
FDL connection, Send, Receive, OPC server, SOFTNET S7, SOFTNET DP, CP5613 A2, CP5614 A2, CP5611 A2, CP5511, CP5512, CP5621 Guidelines, LSAP, CP5431