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Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet Key Features Include

  • Maximum Number of Channels & Devices: 
    • Channels - 256
    • Devices per Channel - 16
    • NOTE: Practical channel/device limits will vary depending on your available system resources
  • Online Automatic Tag Generation from TIA Portal for S7-1500 and S7-1200 from version 16 through 18 (No TIA Portal Exporter required)
  • Supports multiple connections per device
  • Supports Data Block Access and Bit-Level Access
  • InstanceDB (Data Block) Symbols supported (how to enable)
  • Access to password protected controllers 
  • Access to trusted certificate secured PLCs configured in Secure PG/PC/HMI mode using TIA Portal V17 or Higher

Standard Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet Features Include

  • Direct Ethernet connections to S7-1200 and S7-1500 CPUs via built-in Ethernet ports
  • Configurable connection port number
  • Siemens S7 Data Types Supported (Read/Write): Bool, Byte, Char, INT, DINT, LINT, Word, DWord, LWord, REAL, LREAL, SINT, UDINT, UINT, USINT, ULINT, STRING, Date and Time (DT) - read-only, Time of Day (TOD), Time, S5Time, Date, OB_TOD (See Data Type Descriptions in Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet Help File)
    • Starting with V6.12, TIME type is accessible as a Long (DINT) data type
  • Read/Write access to members of complex types: Array, Structure, UDT instance and DTL
  • Array Read/Write/Auto-Tag Generation support for the following Siemens types: Bool, Byte, USINT, SINT, Char, UINT, Word, DWord, UDINT, DINT, Real, and String
  • Uses standard Ethernet Network Interface Card for TCP/IP Communications
  • Specify a Network Interface Card at the channel level
  • Optimized communications allow each device to have a separate thread/channel of communications when under separate channels

Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet Driver Advanced Features Include

  • Driver auto-detects the model (S7-1500 or S7-1200) 
  • The following controller information is logged to the TOP Server event log on connect:
    • IP Address
    • Controller Series
    • CPU Type
    • Firmware Version
    • Controller Component ID (MLFB)
  • Online Automatic Tag Generation directly from S7-1500 and S7-1200 devices from version 16 through 18 (No TIA Portal Exporter required)
  • Redundancy switching via Media Level Redundancy plug-in
  • Supports access to password protected controllers and certificate secured controllers in Secure PG/PC/HMI mode via TLS (TIA Portal V17 and higher)
  • Configurable setting for loading Function Block and Instance Data Block symbols (disabled by default - how to enable)
  • Configurable ability to disable automatic symbol reload upon invalid tag
  • Client array tags limited to 10 for best performance

Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet Supported Devices

  • S7-1500 Family (via built-in Ethernet module) with Symbolic Addressing including S7-15xxH/R devices
  • S7-1200 Family (via built-in Ethernet module) with Symbolic Addressing
  • PLCSIM Advanced - tested by our support team  - connection setup is the same as a regular PLC, and symbolic addressing 

Firmware Support as of V6.14 includes:

  • S7-1200 FW 4.6, 4.5, 4.4, 4.2.1, SPS 4.2
  • S7-1500: FW 3.0.x, 2.9.x, 2.8.1, 2.6, 2.5 SPS 2.0, <1.7

For full details on models and networks supported visit the Siemens Suite Supported Devices page and consult the driver help file.

Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet Supported Protocols / Networks

  • Siemens S7 Comm Plus
  • TCP/IP Ethernet

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