In this example, a standard network card is used that realizes the communication via the OPC server as PROFINET IO controller with a S7 station as PROFINET IO device on the Industrial Ethernet.
You can choose between two different configuration tools:
It is a prerequisite that STEP 7 is installed and that the configuration of the S7 station already exists.
- 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.
Please follow the instructions below for configuring the PC station.
Guide_IOController_e.pdf ( 1414 KB )
SIMATIC NET PC software, Configuration, Guideline, SOFTNET PN IO, PROFINET IO controller