CPs for Advanced Controllers
Communications processors for SIMATIC S7-1500/400/300 Advanced Controllers
Industrial communications networks form the lifeline of digital enterprises, whether in the process industry, manufacturing industry, or in energy supply systems. Fast, reliable, seamless dataflows are essential for future-proof business success. This requires high-performance system interfaces: CPs for additional functions increase the flexibility and performance of the SIMATIC S7-1500, S7-300 and S7-400 Advanced Controllers. That means they can do a perfect job of meeting all the demands associated with highly efficient industrial networks and boost your competitiveness.
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Communications processors for Advanced Controllers at a glanceImproved security, flexibility, and performance for industrial networks and the digital factory: CPs for SIMATIC S7-1500/400/300 Advanced Controllers cover a broader range of uses thanks to additional functions including security functions, integration into the IT infrastructure at the customer’s plant, and network separation. They also allow for flexible expansion to include additional PROFINET interfaces.
Easy data transfer from SIMATIC S7-1500 to Cloud-based applications
The CP 1545-1 with CloudConnect functionality enables easy and reliable transfer of all IoT data from the SIMATIC S7-1500 to MindSphere or other Cloud solutions – e.g. Microsoft Azure or IBM Cloud – which support the standardized MQTT protocol.
The CloudConnect function is easy to configure with a few input screens in the TIA Portal. All necessary parameters are first specified for the different cloud platforms. The data intended for the cloud is then selected from the tag management of the SIMATIC S7-1500 and saved as topics to be transferred with the corresponding trigger conditions. The CP thereby reduces the data volume by transferring the individual data points in different cycles or when the value lies outside a defined range.
The integrated SPI firewall enables the CP 1545-1 to protect the SIMATIC S7-1500 station against unauthorized accesses. The CP 1545-1 enables integration into an IPv6 infrastructure: Parallel to connection to cloud applications, it supports connection to additional automation devices, for example HMI, via Industrial Ethernet by means of the SIMATIC S7 protocol.
- Easy IIoT data transfer to cloud-based solutions
- Event-based communication reduces network load and data-sharing costs
- Configuration in the TIA Portal is super-easy – access the cloud with just a few clicks of the mouse
Use cases for the CP 1545-1
What would an application using the CP 1545-1 look like in a system based on Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)? One example: Instead of connecting every individual sensor to the Cloud, the SIMATIC S7-1500 aggregates field data and links it as appropriate with additional process-relevant information. The CP 1545‑1 then transmits it to a Cloud platform, e.g. MindSphere, which supports the MQTT standard.
Communications processors for SIMATIC S7-1500 Advanced Controllers
The microprocessor in the CPs for SIMATIC S7-1500 Advanced Controllers reduces the CPU needed to control communication tasks, as well as making additional connections and communications options possible, e.g. with PGs/PCs, master computers, operating and monitoring systems, and SIMATIC S7 systems.
Use case with CM 1542-1
The CM 1542-1 communication module for SIMATIC S7-1500 makes it possible to segment the automation network from higher-level networks for separate automation tasks. The CM 1542-1 then takes charge of controller communication to ease the burden on the CPU and offers high plant availability by supporting the media redundancy protocol (MRP). Network separation permits the connection of identical machines with the same IP addresses in the lower-level PROFINET networks.
Communications processors for SIMATIC S7-400 Advanced Controllers
Within the controller family, the SIMATIC S7-400 is designed for system solutions in manufacturing and process automation in the medium to upper performance range. By interfacing the SIMATIC S7-400 via communications processors, the controllers can be directly integrated into Industrial Ethernet networks.
The CPs for the SIMATIC S7-400 relieve the controller CPU of communication tasks and enable additional connections and network interfaces. Additionally, special CPs for standardized data exchange are offered via OPC UA and for PRP redundancy procedure.
Communications processors for SIMATIC S7-300 Advanced Controllers
Our comprehensive CP portfolio also includes a wide variety of CPs you can use to integrate the modular SIMATIC S7-300 controllers, which have proven their value millions of times over, directly into Industrial Ethernet networks. These offer a low-cost way to build up small electrical star, tree, and line structures based on Industrial Ethernet. Or to benefit from integrated security, IT and Internet functions in addition. We offer the right version for your PLC requirements, in lean, standard or added value versions.
The communication processors have multi-protocol capability and support the following protocols: PG/OP, S7, PROFINET and IT communication, and open communication (SEND/RECEIVE).
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