Progea’s Movicon 11TM supports communications with the latest generation of PLCs from the Siemens S7-1200 and 1500 family thanks to Siemens TIA Portal data importer.
The Siemens S7 TCP driver in the Movicon 11 version 18.104.22.168 Build 268 (current release) permits PLC Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 variables to be imported directly from projects created with the Siemens TIA Portal program.
The Data Blocks containing the PLC’s variables to be imported must be created in the TIA Portal by disabling the “Optimized block access” option (PLC S7-1500 and S7-1200 with the 4.0 or later firmware version) or “Symbolic access only” option (PLC S7-1200 with firmware version prior to 4.0).
The Movicon Driver importer therefore permits direct access to the program created in the TIA Portal without having to do anything in the program to enable this such as exporting or mapping data in data blocks. The driver imports the desired PLC’s variables by automatically addressing the data. The communication protocol therefore remains unchanged.