Profinet OPC server for the Siemens PLC

Profinet OPC server

Profinet is an extension of the Profibus protocol for communication over Ethernet. This protocol is applied in Siemens controllers and/or other manufacturers.

Profinet OPC server
Profinet OPC server

OPC server for Siemens

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.

To buy the Simatic OPC server, add the item to the cart and place an order. The website also provides an opportunity to download the demo version in order to get acquainted with the product.

Description of the Profinet OPC server

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:

  • Siemens S7-200

  • Siemens S7-300

  • Siemens S7-400

  • Siemens S7-1200

  • Siemens S7-1500

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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  • A dongle
  • A software key
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A software key is generated for launching the respective OPC server on one computer only. If such a protection mechanism is used, an OPC server cannot be transferred onto other computer. When launching an OPC server for the first time, the code is generated. You should send that code to the sales department. Next, you receive a software key (an unlock code). You should input that key. After that, your OPC server starts, and, in future, never demands that you input the key.
This version has no restrictions on functionality and number of tags during the trial period of 1 month.
A dongle is a small device that plugs into a USB port of a computer and provides the use of the OPC server on the computer. If required, such an OPC server can be transferred onto any other computer: simply plug the USB dongle and install the product, using the delivered distributive. A dongle is sent by mail, and postage is paid by the buyer.
This version supports 32 tags at the most. The version is not trial, it is provided for use in small projects. * without VAT
Demo version The demo version supports unlimited number of tags but an operation time of that version in the run-time mode is limited. In addition, the demo version has some other functional restrictions. 1. 1 hour in the run-time mode. After 1 hour the server goes to the design-time mode, and the run-time mode can be launched again.
2. The server cannot be launched as a Windows service.
3. When connecting a client the server does not start automatically. You should launch the server, using the respective button. After that clients can be connected to the server.
Free version This version supports 32 tags at the most. The version is not trial, it is provided for use in small projects.
Free version does not support redundancy, MQTT, ODBC, IEC 60870-5-104