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Establishing an online connection

to SINAMICS G120 drives (as from V4)


SINAMICS G120
FAQ July 2013

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What do I have to take into account when I wish to establish an online connection
to SINAMICS G120 drives (as from V4)?

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Table of contents

Table of contents
1

Introduction .................................................................................................... 4
1.1
1.2

Overview ......................................................................................................... 6
2.1
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2

What is the special feature of SINAMICS G120 drives as from


V4? ................................................................................................... 4
What is the difference between S7 routing and data record
routing? ............................................................................................. 4

SINAMICS G120 and teleservice ....................................................... 6


Teleservice via a CPU ....................................................................... 6
Teleservice directly to the fieldbus ..................................................... 7
SINAMICS G120 and SIMOTION ...................................................... 8
IE/PB PN IO link as data record gateway ........................................... 8
IBH link S7++ as data record gateway ............................................... 9

Configuration ................................................................................................ 10
3.1
3.2
3.3

Hardware and software components used ....................................... 10


IE/PB PN IO link as network transition (gateway) ............................. 11
IBH Link S7++ as network transition (gateway) ................................ 16

History .......................................................................................................... 21

Contact person ............................................................................................. 21

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1 Introduction
1.1 What is the special feature of SINAMICS G120 drives as from V4?

Introduction

1.1

What is the special feature of SINAMICS G120 drives


as from V4?
For all SINAMICS G120 CUs as from V4 (CU230P-2DP, CU240B-2DP, CU240E2DP, CU240E-2DP F) as well as for all converters/inverters of the G120C, ET200S
and ET200pro series, standardized PROFIdrive data records are used for
communication with SCOUT-PG/PC (alternatively, STARTER) via PROFIBUS DP
(or PROFINET). If a SINAMICS G120 is connected to an IO controller using
PROFIBUS DP and a PG with engineering software via Ethernet, then this IO
controller must have the function for data record routing from Ethernet to
PROFIBUS DP.
In this case, SINAMICS CUs must have a firmware version V4.3.2. Data record
routing is not supported for devices with older firmware versions.
For SINAMICS G120/G120D devices with a firmware version < V4, S7
communication is used to establish the connection to the PG/PC via PROFIBUS
DP (or PROFINET).
The current SIMATIC S7 CPUs have data record routing functions (exception
SIMATIC T-CPU). Data record routing is required for communication from
PROFINET, PROFIBUS and MPI networks to PROFIBUS DP.
On the other hand, SIMOTION controls only support the S7 routing function
(data record routing is not supported!). In this case, an appropriate data record
gateway must be used (see Chapter 2.2).

Note

A list of suitable SIMATIC-CPUs for data record routing is provided at the


following link:
http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/50037141

1.2

What is the difference between S7 routing and data


record routing?

S7 routing
Standard S7 routing is used to transfer data beyond a system's own network limits.
In this case, information can be sent from a transmitter (sender) to a receiver via
the various networks.
To do this, special device technology is required, which must provide this
functionality. The target station does not have to support the S7 routing function.

Note

A list showing the devices that support the S7 routing function is provided
at the following link:
http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/584459

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1 Introduction
1.2 What is the difference between S7 routing and data record routing?
Data record routing
Data record routing represents an expansion of the "standard S7 routing", and is
used for drives, for example.
Data, sent using data record routing, in addition to the parameterization of the
communication devices involved, also includes device-specific information (e.g.
setpoints, limit values and similar). The field devices themselves do not have to
support data record routing, as these devices do not transfer the information
contained.

Note

The following link will tell you the preconditions that must be fulfilled for data
record routing:
http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/7808062

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2 Overview
2.1 SINAMICS G120 and teleservice

Overview

2.1

SINAMICS G120 and teleservice

2.1.1

Teleservice via a CPU


For teleservice via a CPU it is mandatory that this CPU supports the data record
routing function.

Note

A list of suitable SIMATIC-CPUs for data record routing is provided at the


following link:
http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/50037141

Communication between a teleservice adapter and CPU is realized via S7


communication; communication between CPU and SINAMICS G120 is realized
using standard data records.
Data record routing in a PROFIBUS network is supported
Fig. 2-1

Note

In this case, it must be observed that the teleservice adapter and the SINAMICS
G120 must be operated at different CPU interfaces!

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2 Overview
2.1 SINAMICS G120 and teleservice
Data record routing in a PROFINET network is presently not supported
Fig. 2-2

2.1.2

Teleservice directly to the fieldbus


With this configuration, the teleservice adapter is connected directly to the fieldbus.
In this case, the teleservice adapter must support the data record routing
functionality and not the CPU.
Fig. 2-3

Note

From STEP7 V5.5 SP3, data record routing is possible via the Teleservice
Adapter IE Basic.
Teleservice Adapter II does not support data record routing!

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2 Overview
2.2 SINAMICS G120 and SIMOTION

2.2

SINAMICS G120 and SIMOTION


SIMOTION control systems only support the S7 routing function
(data record routing is not supported!); as a consequence, access from a PG/PC
via the SIMOTION control to SINAMICS G120 connected on PROFIBUS is not
possible without first employing additional measures. In this case, a corresponding
gateway must be used, which assumes the function of the data record routing,
therefore allowing a SINAMICS G120 to be accessed from a PG/PC.

2.2.1

IE/PB PN IO link as data record gateway


The IE/PB PN IO Link forms, as autonomous component, the seamless
transition between Industrial Ethernet and PROFIBUS.
In addition to the PROFINET communication services, it also provides the following
functions:
S7 routing
S7 routing allows PG/PC communication across networks.
All S7 stations connected to PROFIBUS can be remotely programmed
from the PG connected to Industrial Ethernet. Data of S7 stations
connected to PROFIBUS can be accessed from operating and monitoring
stations (e.g. WinCC flexible RT) connected to Industrial Ethernet.
Fig. 2-4

Data record routing (PROFIBUS DP)


The IE/PB PN IO Link can also be used as gateway for data records,
which are to be sent to field devices (DP slaves). This means that
PGs/PCs, which are not connected to PROFIBUS, and which therefore
have no direct access to field devices, can send data records to field
devices via IE/PB PN IO Link. This means that PROFIBUS DP field
devices can be parameterized and diagnosed on a PC connected to
Industrial Ethernet via the IE/PB PN IO Link.
Fig. 2-5

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2 Overview
2.2 SINAMICS G120 and SIMOTION

2.2.2

IBH link S7++ as data record gateway


The IBH Link S7++ from IBHsoftec (http://www.ibhsoftec.com/IBH-Link-S7-PP) can
be used, just like the IE/PB PN IO Link, as network transition (gateway)
between Industrial Ethernet and PROFIBUS DP.
Further, using IBH Link S7++, it is possible to parameterize PROFIBUS field
devices using acyclic services (DPV1). Different communication routes are
possible to do this:
S7ONLINE interface (via IBHNet driver)
Data record routing
When using data record routing it must be observed that IBH Link S7++ must be
configured using NetPro, i.e. it must be integrated and networked in the
corresponding STEP7 project.
Fig. 2-6

The IBH Link S7++ can also be used as gateway for data records, which are to
be sent to field devices (DP slaves). This means that PGs/PCs, which are not
connected to PROFIBUS, and which therefore have no direct access to field
devices, can send data records to field devices via IBH Link S7++.

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3 Configuration
3.1 Hardware and software components used

Configuration
Configuring the IE/PB PN IO Link and the IBH Link S7++ as data record
gateway is explained in the following chapters, when a SINAMICS G120 drive (as
from V4) is operated as PROFIBUS DP slave connected to a SIMOTION control
system.

3.1

Hardware and software components used

Hardware components
Table 3-1
Component

NOTE

Qty.

MLFB / order number

Note

SIMOTION D455-2 DP/PN

6AU1 455-2AD00-0AA0

V4.3 SP1 HF12

CBE30-2

6FC5312-0FA00-2AA0

--

SINAMICS G120 CU240B-2 DP

6SL3244-0BB00-1PA0

V4.5 HF11

SINAMICS training case

6ZB2480-0CD00

--

IE/PB PN IO link

6GK1411-5AB00

V2.1

IBH link S7++

http://www.ibhsoftec.com
/IBH-Link-S7-PP

V02.150

Please note that for establishing a stable online connection to a SINAMICS G120
drive (as from V4) via the IBH Link S7++ as data record gateway at least
firmware version V02.150 hast to be used.

Standard software components


Table 3-2
Component

10

MLFB / order number

Note

STEP 7

6ES7 810-4CC10-0YA5

V5.5 SP3

SIMOTION SCOUT

6AU1810-1BA43-1XA0

V4.3 SP1 HF12

Drive ES Basic

6SW1700-5JA00-4AA0

V5.5

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3 Configuration
3.2 IE/PB PN IO link as network transition (gateway)

3.2

IE/PB PN IO link as network transition (gateway)


To configure the IE/PB PN IO Link as pure network transition between
Industrial Ethernet and PROFIBUS DP, proceed as follows.

Table 3-3
No.

Action

1.

It is assumed that a project with a SIMOTION control system and SINAMICS G120 has already
been created. Open the project in the STEP7 SIMATIC Manager engineering system.

2.

Insert a new station, type SIMATIC 300, and open its HW configuration.

3.

From the hardware catalog under SIMATIC 300 > Gateway, take the IE/PB PN IO Link
with firmware version V2.1 and insert it into the HW configuration.

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3 Configuration
3.2 IE/PB PN IO link as network transition (gateway)

No.

Action

4.

As gateway, the IE/PB PN IO Link has an IP address and also a PROFIBUS address.
Assign an IP address as well as the matching subnet mask and select the already created
Ethernet subnet, to which the SIMOTION control system is also connected.

5.

Then assign a PROFIBUS address and select the PROFINET subnet that has already been
created, to which the SINAMICS G120 is also connected.

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3.2 IE/PB PN IO link as network transition (gateway)

No.

Action

6.

The data record routing (gateway) function is already activated as default, and when required, can
be deactivated or activated by double-clicking on IE/PB PN IO Link under the Options >
Activate data record gateway tab.

7.

In NetPro, the IE/PB PN IO Link has been created as gateway between Ethernet and
PROFIBUS.

8.

The IP address configured in HW Config must now be assigned to the IE/PB PN IO Link. Via
PLC > Ethernet > Edit Ethernet Node open the window to browse the Ethernet network.

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No.

Action

9.

Browse the Ethernet network for Ethernet nodes using the Browse button, and then select IE/PB
PN IO Link. Enter the IP address configured in HW Config, and assign this using the Assign
IP Configuration button.

10.

Save and compile the HW configuration of the IE/PB PN IO Link.

11.

Load the configuration to the module.

12.

Then change to the SIMOTION SCOUT engineering system, and there, open the properties of
SINAMICS G120 (Right-click > Properties).

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No.

Action

13.

Change over the access point from DEVICE to S7ONLINE. You can access a window to select
online access by pressing the "Set S7ONLINE addresses" button.

14.

Under the Module Addresses tab, as gateway for SINAMICS G120 (PROFIBUS address 2),
select the IE/PB PN IO Link (IP address 192.168.0.2).

15.

Using the IE/PB PN IO Link as gateway, you can now establish an online connection to
SINAMICS G120 and parameterize this.

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3 Configuration
3.3 IBH Link S7++ as network transition (gateway)

3.3

IBH Link S7++ as network transition (gateway)


To configure the IBH Link S7++ as pure network transition (gateway) between
Industrial Ethernet and PROFIBUS, proceed as follows.

Table 3-4
No.

Action

1.

Insert the CD supplied with IBH Link S7++ in your PG/PC drive and double-click on
IBHAutorun.exe. You can install the IBHNet driver for the IBH Link S7++ under the
menu item Hardware/driver.

2.

After the installation, under Start > Programs > IBH softec GmbH > IBHNet > Manage
IBHNet stations open the window in which you can make the settings for IBH Link S7++.

3.

You can search for the IBH Link S7++ available in the network using the "IBH Link S7" button.
If several network cards are installed, in the next window select the network card that you wish to
use.

4.

Select IBH Link S7++ and open its settings using the "Settings" button.

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No.

Action

5.

Activate the Configuration with NetPro option and transfer the configuration using the
"Save permanently" button. The IBH Link S7++ now behaves like a CPU, in which a
configuration from the HW configuration can be loaded.

6.

It is assumed that a project with a SIMOTION control system and SINAMICS G120 has already
been created. Open the project in the STEP7 SIMATIC Manager engineering system.

7.

Insert a new station, type SIMATIC 400, and open its HW configuration.

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No.

Action

8.

The IBH Link S7++ is configured as SIMATIC CPU 412-2 PN with firmware V6.0.
First insert the Universal Rack UR2 (6ES7 400-1JA01-0AA0) and the Standard Power
Supply 407 4A (6ES7 407-0DA00-0AA0) in the HW configuration.

9.

As gateway, the IBH Link S7++ has an IP address and also a PROFIBUS address.
Assign an IP address as well as the matching subnet mask and select the already created
Ethernet subnet, to which the SIMOTION control system is also connected.

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No.

Action

10.

By double-clicking on MPI/DP interface (X1) of the CPU, open the settings on the
PROFIBUS side. Change over the interface type from MPI to PROFIBUS.

11.

Then assign a PROFIBUS address and select the PROFIBUS subnet that has already been
created, to which the SINAMICS G120 is also connected.

12.

Save and compile the HW configuration of the IBH Link S7++.

13.

Load the configuration to the module.

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No.

Action

14.

In NetPro, the IBH Link S7++ has been created as gateway between Industrial Ethernet and
PROFIBUS in the form of the SIMATIC CPU 412-2 PN.

15.

Now proceed in the same way as was described for steps 12-14 in Chapter 3.2.

16.

Using the IBH Link S7++ as gateway, you can now establish an online connection to
SINAMICS G120 and parameterize this.

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4 History
3.3 IBH Link S7++ as network transition (gateway)

History
Table 4-1
Version
1.0

Date
07/2013

Change
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