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Siemens S7PLC configuration in TIA Portal Software


For the SIEMENS PLC we have TIA (Totally Integration Automation V13) software for programming of PLC. SIMATIC STEP 7 in the TIA Portal – the engineering system in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal With SIMATIC STEP 7 in the TIA Portal, users can configure, program, test, and diagnose all modular and PC-based SIMATIC controllers


 We have TIA V13 version and its integration of below 3 software.

1.      Step 7 for SIMATIC series PLC programming
2.      WinCC Professional for SCADA , HMI programming and designing
3.      Start Drive for SIEMENS G120 series AC-DC Drive configuration
Here we will see how TIA software look like and features of TIA , how to configure PLC with TIA
So here is the first view of TIA when we open TIA in PC from the TIA Icon.
TIA has two type of View.
  •          Portal View
  •          Project View

STEP 7 Basic provides a user-friendly environment to develop controller logic, configure HMI visualization, and setup network communication. To help increase your productivity, STEP 7 Basic provides two different views of the project: a task-oriented set of portals that are organized on the functionality of the tools (Portal view), or a project-oriented view of the elements within the project (Project view). Choose which view helps you work most efficiently. With a single click, you can toggle between the Portal view and the Project view.

The Portal view provides a functional view of the project tasks and organizes the tools according to the tasks to be accomplished. You can easily determine how to proceed and which task to choose.

1. Portals for the different tasks
2. Tasks for the selected portal
3. Selection panel for the selected action
4. Changes to the Project view
The Project view provides access to all of the components within a project.
1. Menus and toolbar
2. Project navigator
3. Work area
4. Task cards
5. Inspector window
6. Changes to the Portal view
7. Editor bar
So here is first portal view of TIA.




Now we will create the first project in TIA. So the view will be like as below.
So there are multiple options available from there we will go for Open the Project View.

So now we are switching from Portal view to Project View. From the project view we will do hardware configuration, networking and programming of devices.




Now in project view we will do first hardware configuration of the PLC Controller, so we will go to Device from Project Tree and then click on Add new Device.
Project Tree / Device / Add new Device

So the window will open and from there you need to go for Controller, so you will find many controller series from there select the exactly controller series and model which you have available.

For the controller model and series no details you can find on PLC body as below.



So here we have S7-1200/CPU 1214C AC/DC/Rly / 6ES7 214-1BG40-0XB0



While click on 6ES7 214-1BG40-0XB0 you will find Controller PLC image right side and technical description below side.

Now select OK with confirming exactly PLC controller. So we will get Device View in TIA portal as below image.

From the device view you will get all PLC hardware information like how many modules can be connected with this PLC from the rack of PLC.

So see image in this PLC we can connect max 8 IO modules right side of PLC and max 3 communication module left side of PLC.

Now from the Properties of PLC you will get an Option General and then go to Ethernet Address of PLC.

Here S7-1200 PLC has Ethernet port for the communication so we will check IP address of PLC and programing PG/PC IP address for communication.



After set IP address of PLC and PC , we will download the PLC hardware from TIA to PLC. Means we are doing Hardware configuration first. 

Please find the below image in which you will get an Option Download to Device from Top side of TIA.



While click on Download Option, one window will open as below.



So in this window we will set Type of PG/PC interface as PN/IE.
PG/PC Interface: Intel (R) Ethernet Communication I217-LM (Ethernet Driver)
Also tick On Show all compatible Device Option.

Then click on Start Search button and connected PLC device will be shown on box.
Select that PLC and click on Load Button. Give OK while loading is going on.

After Successfully hardware configuration, we will go for programming of PLC , so first we should know about Input and Output addressing of the PLC which is available.

So from the PLC Properties IO Tags option is available, from IO Tags you will get addressing range of PLC.

Symbolic and absolute addressing
All global tags (such as, inputs, outputs, memory bits) have both an absolute and a symbolic address. You can define which is to be displayed or with which is to be programmed (see slide).
When you use a symbolic address (for example, "M_Jog_RIGHT") to which an absolute address has not yet been assigned, you can save the block but you cannot compile and download it into the controller.

When you use an absolute address (for example, M16.2), it is automatically assigned a symbolic standard address (for example, "Tag_1") which you can change.

So for S7-1200 PLC starting digital Input address is I0.0 and output address is Q0.0
Analog Input starting is IW64 and Output QW64.




Now we will Open Program Block Main OB as shown in Fig and we will find Network window like this, from Network widow we can take NO/NC contact, output relay coil and many other instructions from Instructions Window.



Just Check Below video for  Siemens PLC SCADA HMI Pogramming & hardware Configuration 


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