Preconfiguration "PmS7 - Ethernet Simatic S7-300/400/1500, VIPA, etc. - Communication set with data and panel"

Communication driver configuration PmS7 - Driver for communication by the S7-TCP/IP protocol.
This preconfiguration can be activated when creating a new object (e.g. by "New object" in the local object menu or by pressing the Insert key after selecting the object) and is included in the group: " / Communication / S7 communication protocol".

This preconfiguration can be used with the objects: PmFolder or PmRoot.

The preconfiguration creates the PmComm communication object and a testing data set. Also the panel with complex graphic items is created for displaying the status.
- Preconfiguration creates an object of type PmFolder containing PmComm object with PmCommData subobject and following objects: PmPanel, PmData.
- The preconfiguration is created including the panel (PmPanel object) functionality as a Web panel.
- The panel is used for communication testing and it is not essential for the functionality.
In the PmComm object named Comm the communication parameters are set (Network address, ...). The required data is defined in the PmData object and connected via the ExtComm to the PmCommData object.
These configurators can be set before the preconfiguration is created:
The name of created objectName of the object created in the application object tree. This is a system name and must not contain diacritics, empty string, spaces and the first character must not be a number.

Default: "S7_comm"

Network addressNetwork address to which the communication will be connected. The address can be entered by both IP address (e.g. or by name (e.g. server11).

Macro expression can be used for input (it is evaluated while the application is launching).

After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmComm > Settings of the Ethernet parameters > Network address
Communication refresh rate [ms]The time period in milliseconds to be used for reading the data by the PROMOTIC application. After this preconfiguration is created, the configurator is se to: PmCommData > Parameters > Communication refresh rate [ms]
Rack(0-7) Specifies the rack number where the CPU for communication is located. The default value is 0.
CPU Slot(0-31) Specifies the slot number where the CPU for communication is located. (Caution: it is NOT the slot of the communication card!)
- Very often the value is 2.
- For built-in Ethernet interface (e.g. S7-1200, S7-1500, CPU1512SP ..) the value is 1.
Create examples of testing dataA set of exemplary data is created
Create panel "Received data"Creates a panel that monitors the statistics of communication values
Panel titleDisplayed in the panel header
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