Installation Procedures #
PLC Model: S7-1200 CPU1214 DC/DC/DC || 6ES7 214-1AG40-0XB0
Step #3: Click Add new device –> Choose SIMATIC S7-1200 —> Select CPU 1214C DC/DC/DC –> Select 6ES7 214-1AG40-0XB0
Step #5a: Upload General Station Description Files (GSD.xml) (Please go to TM Download Center to download the Profinet Setting Package)
Click Options –> Manage general station desctiption files
The GSD file is a master file containing device data via PROFINET. After upload the GSD file, than the PROFINET IO device (robot) will show up in the catalog.
Step #8: Setting PROFINET IO device (robot) Input/ Output Modules
Because the storage space in the PLC is limited, if one PLC wants to control more than one robot, some modules must be discarded. (Module definition is attached in the appendix)
Step #8b-3: Drag all the modules from the catalog to the first PROFINET IO device (robot), and then keep the needed modules and drop the unnecessary modules to reserve space for the second PROFINET IO device (robot)
Note: Users should drag all the modules from the catalog to the PROFINET IO device (robot) in advance than dropping the unnecessary modules.
Note: Users don’t need to set the I/O position manually. The software will arrange it after adding or dropping modules automatically.
Know-how: To Siemens PLC, the name of the device has priority over its IP. It means PLC will recognize the device’s name first and then its IP.
Step #11: Upload User Defined Type Files (*.udt)
User-Defined Data Types (UDT) are commonly used in Programmable Logic Controller Programming in order to group data and maximize code reusability.