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Progea updates Movicon SCADA/HMI software to support Siemens PLCs

June 062014
Progea updates Movicon SCADA/HMI software to support Siemens PLCs

June 6, 2014 - Progea’s Movicon SCADA/HMI software now supports data exchange via Ethernet with the newest Siemens PLCs, specifically the S7-1200 and 1500 models.

Movicon integrates all of the tools that ensure effortless, fast, and clear data flow. Data exchange with control systems such as PLCs is easily configured and guarantees top performance. Also, by using specific wizards, Movicon SCADA/HMI software makes it possible to automatically import and configure project variables directly from the PLC files, thus trimming down configuration times and reducing errors.

More specifically, the S7TCP driver, which is already embedded in all Movicon installations, can be configured to exchange data with latest-generation control modules programmable via TIA Portals. Through the PLC development environment, a user can verify that read/write access from HMIs and remote access settings are enabled, and that Data Blocks use absolute addressing.

On the Movicon side, exchanging data is as easy as setting the ID, Rack, Slot and IP address of the device.  This functionality is backed with the ability to import tags: Siemens files (e.g. .s7p, .AWL, and .SDF) are read and a list of project variables is automatically populated, which saves valuable time.

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