S7-1500 Communication Modules
Interfaces for communication via PROFINET and in part PROFIBUS DP as well are already integrated in the S7-1500 CPUs. Communication modules increase the communication capabilities of the
S7-1500 through additional communication functions or more interfaces.
Communication modules enhance flexibility and performance of automation solutions using the SIMATIC S7-1500/ET 200MP. Additional interfaces enable realization of complex automation structures or process optimization through connection to the enterprise management level.
Communication modules for data exchange using point-to-point coupling
Within a centralized architecture with SIMATIC S7-1500 as well as in decentralized architecture with SIMATIC ET 200MP PtP Communication Moules are employed. Serial interfaces can be used to connect e.g. barcode or RFID readers for non-contact data transmission.
Four communication modules are available for connecting automation components via serial interfaces.
Communication module for connecting to Industrial Ethernet
With high-performance communication functions and integrated security functionality, 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
Communication module for connecting to PROFIBUS
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