S7-1500 Communication Modules
Interfaces for communication via PROFINET and in part PROFIBUS DP as well already integrated. Communication modules increase the communication capabilities of the S7-1500 through additional communication functions or more interfaces.
Highlights and customer benefits
Communication modules enhance flexibility and performance of automation solutions using the SIMATIC S7-1500.
Additional interfaces enable realization of complex automation structures or process optimization through connection to the enterprise management level. Serial interfaces can be used to connect e.g. barcode or RFID readers for non-contact data transmission.
CM PtP: Serial communication via point-to-point connection
Four communication modules are available for connecting automation components via serial interfaces.
Connection of legacy and external systems possible
Connection of data readers or special sensors
Can be used centrally and in decentralized ET 200MP peripheral system
Variety of physical interfaces, e.g. RS232 and RS422 or RS485
Predefined protocols, e.g. 3964(R), Modbus RTU or USS
Application-specific protocols based on Freeport (ASCII)
Uniform programming interface for all modules
Diagnostics alarm for simple fault remediation
CP 1543-1: Industrial Ethernet connection with security functionality
With high-performance communication functions, the CP 1543-1 communication module opens up additional areas of use for the S7-1500.
Secure connection to Industrial Ethernet via Stateful Inspection Firewall in addition to CPU password protection
Configurable access rights for local and remote access
Simple alarms via email and transmission of production data to control computer via FTP(S) file transfer
Flexible integration in IPv6-based infrastructure
Possibility of segmentation for constructing identical machines with the same IP addresses
Overall project planning – including security functionality – integrated in TIA portal
CM 1542-5: High-performance PROFIBUS module
The CM 1542-5 supports the functions PROFIBUS DP-Master and PROFIBUS DP-Slave according to international standard IEC 61158/61784. This module enables connection of PROFIBUS devices to S7-1500 controllers that do not have a PROFIBUS interface on the CPU
Simple expansion of the system using additional PROFIBUS strands
Separation of PROFIBUS subnets for separate automation tasks possible
Enhanced system performance by relieving the S7-1500 CPU of communication tasks
Connection of PROFIBUS slaves from external vendors
Cost-effective module replacement through network separation in the event of a failure
Project planning integrated in TIA Portal V12