The IGSS32 Siemens Sinec H1 ethernet communication interface offers connection to Simatic S5 Series of PLCs equipped with H1 interface boards e.g. CP1430 or CP143. The communication interface also supports Simatic S7 equipment with e.g. CP443-1, CP443-1 IT and other ethernet CP’s with ISO or TCP/IP interfaces.
The driver uses ISO transport layer (layer 4) or ISO over TCP/IP (RFC1006) connections to communicate with the PLCs.
The IGSS32 system polls the PLC equipment cyclically according to one of four user-defined time intervals. The time intervals are configurable from 100 milliseconds to 999 seconds. The system automatically groups process data in data blocks – thus fully exploiting the the communication link in relation to the present configuration.
It is possible to apply event-oriented communication. Then the PLC equipment has control over when and which data to send to the IGSS32 system. In this way the use of available communication bandwidth can be optimised.
|Electrical Interface||:||10 Mbit Ethernet CSMA/CD|
|Protocol||:||ISO transport (layer 4) or ISO over TCP/IP (RFC1006) + Siemens SEND/RECEIVE|
|Types of data||:||String, Fixed Point 8, 16, 28, 32, BCD 16, 32, Float 32, Timer, Counter, Siemens Teleperm, Fixed point 13 with 2 alarm bits.|
|PLC types supported||:||Simatic S5 and S7 series PLCs with Sinec H1 ISO transport communication interface boards e.g. CP1430, CP143, CP535, CP443-1.|
|Addressing||:||Node (PLC), block (DB), word (16 bit), bit offset (a whole number of words is read or written)|
|Supported platforms||:||Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000|
|Max. telegram size||:||512 bytes per telegram|
|Throughput||:||Up to 10 telegrams per node per second (depending on available bandwidth).|
|Max. number of nodes||:||32 if event-oriented communication is not used.
21 if event-oriented communication is used.
|PC hardware requirements||:||Siemens CP1413/CP1613 board or 3. Party ethernet interface board.|
|PC software requirements||:||Siemens S7/1413/CP1613 for Windows 95/NT or Siemens Softnet S7 for industrial ethernet.|