CPs for Advanced Controllers

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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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CPs with CloudConnect for S7-1500

Connect the SIMATIC S7-1500 to the Cloud with CP 1545-1

Want to make IIoT data transfer to cloud-based solutions (e.g. MindSphere) easier? And use event-based communication to reduce network load and data-sharing costs? The CP 1545-1 with CloudConnect functionality is the option you need.

 

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 the Cloud platform, e.g. MindSphere.

CPs for S7-1500

CPs 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 S5/S7 systems.

 

The CP 1543-1 securely connects the SIMATIC S7-1500 with Industrial Ethernet networks and protects it against unauthorized access. The CM 1542-1 is used to connect the SIMATIC S7-1500 to PROFINET networks as a PROFINET IO controller or PROFINET IO device. And the CP 1545-1 enables easy and reliable transfer of all data from the SIMATIC S7-1500 to MindSphere or a Cloud solution that supports the standardized MQTT protocol.

CPs for S7-400

CPs for SIMATIC S7-400 Advanced Controllers

Within the SIMATIC 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 CP 443-1 permits a connection for PGs and operating and monitoring devices, and also for communication between S7 controllers. The CP 443-1 Advanced lets you benefit from a power variant with Gigabit Uplink, Internet and IT functions and an integrated 4-port switch. The CP 443‑1 OPC UA gives you a flexible solution for open and independent data transfers. And if a high level of network availability is required, the CP 443-1 RNA is the ideal solution for redundant network structures.

CPs for S7-300

CPs für Advanced Controller SIMATIC S7-300

Want to integrate the modular SIMATIC S7-300 controllers, which have proven their value millions of times over, directly into Industrial Ethernet networks? We have the ideal communications processors for you, in Lean, Standard, or Advanced versions.

 

The CP 343-1 Lean lets you connect even small applications with Industrial Ethernet at a reasonable cost. The robust, secure Standard CP 343-1 version connects the S7‑300 via Industrial Ethernet, and can also be used as a PROFINET IO controller for PROFINET connections. The CP 343-1 Advanced lets you benefit from integrated security, IT and Internet functions. And if you need small electrical star, tree, and line structures based on Industrial Ethernet, the CSM 377 compact switch module is the product for you.

CPs for Advanced Controllers

Communications processors for Advanced Controllers at a glance

Improved 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.

 

Benefits

  • 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
 
CP 1545-1

Industrial Ethernet 1

1x RJ45 port, 10/100/1,000 Mbit/s 

PROFINET

No

PG/OP communication

Inter-network

S7 communication

Client and server

Open communication

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP: Multicast with UDP 

IT communication

http, e-mail, FTP
CloudConnect
MQTT publish/subscribe
VPN
IPSec
Firewall
Stateful Inspection

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.

 
CP 1545-1
CM 1542-1
CP 1545-1

Industrial Ethernet 1

1x RJ45 port, 10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

2x RJ45 port, 10/100 Mbit/s

1x RJ45 port, 10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

PROFINET

No

PROFINET IO controller or IO device

No

PG/OP communication

Inter-network
Inter-network
Inter-network

S7 communication

Client and server
Client and server
Client and server

Open communication

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP:
Multicast with UDP
TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP:
Multicast with UDP
TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP:
Multicast with UDP

IT communication

http, e-mail, FTP
No
http, e-mail, FTP
CloudConnect
No
No
MQTT publish/subscribe
VPN
IPSec
No
IPSec
Firewall
Stateful Inspection
No
Stateful Inspection
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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 communication processors have multi-protocol capability and support the following protocols: PG/OP, S7, PROFINET and IT communication, and open communication (SEND/RECEIVE).

 
CP 443-1
CP 443-1 Advanced
CP 443-1 OPC UA
CP 443-1 RNA

Industrial Ethernet 1

2x RJ45 port,
10/100 Mbit/s

1x RJ45 port,
10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

1x RJ45 port,
10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

1x RJ45 port,
10/100 Mbit/s

Industrial Ethernet 2
No
4x RJ45 port,
10/100 Mbit/s
No

2x RJ45 port,
10/100 Mbit/s

PROFINET

PROFINET IO controller

PROFINET IO controller
No
No

PG/OP communication

Inter-network
Inter-network
Inter-network
Inter-network

S7 communication

Client and server
Client and server
No
Client and server
S7 H communication 
For S7 H systems
For S7 H systems
No
For S7 H systems

Open communication

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO:
Multicast with UDP 

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO:
Multicast with UDP 

No

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO: 
Multicast with UDP 

IT communication

No
http, e-mail, FTP
Webserver CPU access
Webserver CPU access
OPC UA
No
No
Client and server
No
VPN
No
IPSec
No
No
Firewall
No
Stateful Inspection
No
No
IP access list
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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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).

 
CP 343-1 LEAN
CP 343-1
CP 343-1 Advanced

Industrial Ethernet 1

2x RJ45 port,
10/100 Mbit/s

2x RJ45 port,
10/100 Mbit/s

1x RJ45 port,
10/100/1,000 Mbit/s

Industrial Ethernet 2
No

No

2x RJ45 port,

10/100 Mbit/s 

PROFINET

PROFINET IO device

PROFINET IO controller or IO device

PROFINET IO controller or IO device

PG/OP communication

Inter-network
Inter-network
Inter-network

S7 communication

Server only
Client and server
Client and server

Open communication

TCP/IP, UDP:
Multicast with UDP 

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO:
Multicast with UDP 

TCP/IP, UDP, ISO on TCP, ISO:
Multicast with UDP 

IT communication

No
No
http, e-mail, FTP
VPN
No
No
IPSec

Firewall
No
No
Stateful Inspection
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