Is it possible to route data sets (PROFIBUS DP) and S7 via the
IE/PB link gateway?
The IE/PB link gateway - as an autonomous component- represents
the seamless transition between Industrial Ethernet and
Besides PROFInet communication services, it additionally
provides the subsequent functions:
- S7 Routing
S7 routing ensures PG/OP communication
transcending networks. All S7 stations of PROFIBUS can be
programmed from the distance from PG towards Industrial Ethernet.
Moreover, data of S7 stations at the PROFIBUS can be accessed from
panel stations (e.g. WinCC flexible RT) at the Industrial
Fig. 1: S7 Routing via IE/PB Link Gateway
- Data Set Routing (PROFIBUS DP)
The IE/PB link
gateway can be used as router for data sets that are directed to
field devices (DP slaves). Thus, PG/PCs that are not linked to
PROFIBUS, and hence do not have a direct access on field devices
are able to transfer data sets to field devices via IE/PB link
gateway. E. g. by means of SIMATIC PDM on a PC at the Industrial
Ethernet, you can parameterize and diagnose a
PROFIBUS via IE/PB link gateway.
Fig. 2: Data Set Routing via IE/PB Link Gateway
More information on IE/PB link gateway can be found in the manual
"SIMATIC NET Net transition IE/PB Link Gateway" under Entry-ID:
7851748 or in the online help of STEP 7.