Siemens Adds New Power and Performance to Micro PLCs with Time-Saving Engineering Tools and Motion, Modem Modules | Automation.com

Siemens Adds New Power and Performance to Micro PLCs with Time-Saving Engineering Tools and Motion, Modem Modules

Siemens Adds New Power and Performance to Micro PLCs with Time-Saving Engineering Tools and Motion, Modem Modules
ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 1, 2002 - Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., today released Version 3.2 of its micro PLC programming software, SIMATIC STEP 7 Micro/WIN 32, in conjunction with the release of two new advanced S7-200 expansion modules - the EM241 Modem Module and the EM253 Position Module.

Micro/WIN32 V3.2 adds powerful configuration wizards for both the EM241 and EM253 modules. Now, using a modem or configuring a motion profile has been reduced to completing the entries on the Wizards. Tasks that previously took hours can now be completed in a few minutes.

The EM241 Modem Module expands the functionality of the S7-200 Micro PLC into remote communications. Four modes are supported by the EM241 Module: Micro/WIN connection for remote programming and debugging, Modbus master/slave communication, alpha-numeric messaging and numeric paging, and CPU-to-CPU communications.

The EM253 Position Module is an S7-200 special function module that
generates the pulse trains used for open loop control of the speed and position for either stepper motors or servomotors. It features high-speed control capabilities (up to 200,000 pulses per second) and can handle up to 25 profiles with up to four speed changes per profile. Advanced S-Curve profiling allow smooth starting and stopping of motion profiles.

STEP 7 Micro/WIN32 V3.2 is a Microsoft Windows compatible development environment for programming, documentation, machine startup and maintenance for the company's micro PLCs. Micro/WIN is IEC-1131 compliant and includes Statement List, Ladder, and Function Block Diagram programming languages.

Existing users will discover new debugging features including a control panel for motion startup and visual display of execution status. The "Tips and Tricks" application notes on the STEP 7 Micro/WIN 32 documentation CD has been expanded and is available in a HTML format.

Visit Siemens' home page at: http://www.sea.siemens.com/
Headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets the world's broadest range of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.

Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global
electronics and engineering company. It employs some 450,000 people in 193 countries, and reported worldwide sales of more than $74 billion in fiscal 2001 (10/1/00 - 9/30/01). The United States is Siemens' largest market, with nearly 80,000 employees and sales of $18.9 billion for fiscal 2001. For more information about Siemens in the U.S., go to www.usa.siemens.com

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