IGSS offers an interface for connecting IGSS to Simatic S7/400, Simatic S7/300 and S7/200 using TCP/IP network.
The driver uses S7 functions for exchanging data between IGSS and Simatic S7 Series PLCs. The driver can only be used on network which allows TCP/IP traffic through port 102 (check your firewall settings).
The Simatic PLCs must be equipped with an Ethernet interface port or Ethernet CP board. Applicable CP boards are e.g. CP443-1 or CP443-1 IT for the S7/400 and CP343-1 for the S7/300. The PC must have an standard ethernet NIC installed.
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.
|Electrical Interface||:||IEEE Ethernet|
|Types of data||:||String, Fixed Point 8, 16, 28, 32, BCD 16, 32, Float 32, Timer, Counter, etc.|
|PLC types supported||:||S7/200, S7/300 and S7/400 directly on CPU port.
S7/200 equipped with CP243-1 or compatible.
S7/300 equipped with CP343-5, CP343-1 or compatible.
S7/400 equipped with CP443-5, CP443-1, CP443-1 IT or compatible.
|Addressing||:||Node (PLC), Data type, index, bit offset. Simatic S7 Mnemonics are displayed.|
|Supported platforms||:||Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000|
|Max. telegram size||:||240 bytes pr. Telegram|
|Transmission speed||:||10 Mb/sec, 100 Mb/sec|
|Throughput||:||Up til 15 telegrams pr. Channel pr. Second (depending on available bandwidth).|
|Max. number of channels||:||32 channels|
|Max. number of nodes||:||255 nodes|
|PC hardware requirements||:||Standard NIC (Network interface board)|
|PC software requirements||:||Standard Microsoft Windows Protocol stack|