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The steps shown here are for the Siemens S7-1200 Ethernet series.

Info

Online Simulator: Yes

Multi-connect: Yes, Max 3

Info

The instructions listed here provide only the basic configuration steps. Refer to the Siemens PLC documentation for current, complete details.

  1. In the S7-122 application, create the PLC program and tag and then download them to the PLC.
  2. Select Go offline.
    EasyBuilder will connect to the PLC to get the tag data.
  3. Select Siemens S7-1200 (Ethernet) for the PLC type.
  4. Click Settings and enter the PLC IP address.
  5. Select the PLC that is not connected to any PC and click Get tag info.
  6. If the software used is a version later than TIA Portal V11-SP2, a FunctionBlock directory dialog will appear where you define the mapping from FB to DB in this directory then click Check OK.
    The tag information will be retrieved and a successful message displayed.

LoopEdge DeviceHub Configuration

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Supported Device Types

S7-1200 Data Type

EasyBuilder Data Format

Description

Bool

bit

Byte

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

8-bit

SInt

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Signed

8-bit

USInt

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

8-bit

Word

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

16-bit

Int

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Signed

16-bit

UInt

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

16-bit

DWord

32-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

32-bit

DInt

32-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Signed

32-bit

Real

32-bit Float

32-bit

UDInt

32-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

32-bit

Char

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

USInt

CREF

Struct

Date

16-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

UInt

DTL

ErrorStruct

IEC_COUNTER

IEC_DCOUNTER

IEC_SCOUNTER

IEC_TIMER

IEC_UCOUNTER

IEC_UDCOUNTER

IEC_USCOUNTER

NREF

Time

32-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

DWord

Time_Of_Day

32-bit BCD, Hex, Binary, Unsigned

DWord

Array

 

Bool, Byte, SINT, USInt, Word, Int, UInt, DWord, Dint, Real, UDInt

Struct

 

Bool, Byte, SINT, USInt, Word, Int, UInt, DWord, Dint, Real, UDInt

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