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The weighing module SIWAREX WP241 can easily be integrated in SIMATIC S7-1200 via the TIA Portal but also can be operated without SIMATIC CPU. It has been designed for monitoring belt scale and weigh belt applications.
The SIWAREX WP241 can be connected directly to a Modbus HMI (Human-Machine Interface) panel through Ethernet connections or an RS485 RTU Interface.
The standard functions for the belt scale control, such as flow rate, belt speed and belt loading can be adapted and extended as required.
The simulation mode allows users to test functions like belt speed, belt loading, flow rate and many others, without a moving conveyor belt.
For commissioning and operation, the TIA Portal project “ready for use” for operator panels is available. SIWAREX WP241 fulfills the requirements of various industries, which uses belt scale applications. In addition SIWAREX WP241 can also be used in hazardous areas zone 2/22.
Integration in automation systems
Other systems via Modbus RTU or ModbusTCP/IP
Ethernet (Modbus TCP/IP, SIWATOOL)
RS 485 (Modbus RTU)
Up to 4 million parts
Internal/external updating rate
Uniform structure and universal communication through the integration in S7-1200
Standalone operation mode without SIMATIC CPU possible
3 programmable digital inputs
4 programmable digital outputs
1 programmable analog output (0/4-20mA)
Speed sensor input
Modbus TCP/IP & Modbus RTU
6 totalizers (individual resettable)
Pulse signal for remote totalizer
Simulation mode for belt load and/or belt speed
Recovery point for easy rebuild of all parameters
Automatic zero tracking function
Easy commissioning via SIWATOOL and PC or via HMI touch panel
Extensive diagnostic functions
Flexible adaption to different requirements
Various calibration options
Can be used in hazardous applications ATEX zone 2