Profinet is an extension of the Profibus protocol for communication over Ethernet. This protocol is applied in Siemens controllers and/or other manufacturers.
Siemens programmable logic controllers are widely distributed not only in Europe but all over the world. This Profinet OPC server for Simatic supports many S7 series devices. It provides high performance, high-speed data exchange and fast response. The Siemens OPC server allows various apps to communicate with controllers. The software technology interrogates inputs, outputs, data blocks, counters, memory cells, and timers.
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Profinet OPC Server of the InSAT company is developed as a plugin for Multi-Protocol MasterOPC Server. The Profinet plugin enables Multi-Protocol MasterOPC Server to collect data from, and control Siemens controllers over Ethernet networks. The following controllers are supported:
Main features of Profinet OPC server
Tags automatic import (tags of DB blocks section and I,Q,M,C,T memory sections)
Support TCP and ISOTCP connection types
Monitoring variables values
Remote access to the server via DCOM
Simultaneous connection with several devices
Simultaneous operation with several clients (both via OPC DA and via OPC UA)
Import of tags
Profinet OPC server supports direct tags import from a Siemens project within two steps. First, while in the programming environment of the Siemens controllers (e.g. TIA Portal), you need to export the required data blocks or variables. Which secondly can easily be imported using the OPC server special utility. The tag import function significantly reduces configuration time, and eliminates errors in cases when variables are assigned addresses manually by the user. In this way Profinet OPC server grants an easy way of collecting data from and controlling Siemens controllers.
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