If you're reading this, you likely have at least one Siemens S7 PLC on your network being used in your industrial process and need to integrate data from that process. And, like many of our Siemens users, you're likely interested in accessing symbolic references (versus the traditional Siemens variable addresses) supported by newer S7 controllers.
In this video blog, I'll show you how to get started using our Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet driver (part of the Siemens S7 Plus Suite) to connect and gather real-time process data from Siemens S7-1500 and S7-1200 PLC symbolic variables/tagnames for AVEVA Wonderware applications.
Watch this video to learn step-by-step how to get started using the TOP Server Siemens Plus Ethernet driver, including best practices and basic setup, for collecting real-time data from symbolic variables with AVEVA Wonderware applications. For connectivity to Siemens S7-1500 controllers via embedded OPC UA server for symbolic tag addressing? Click Here
Just to summarize, in this video, I've shown you:
- TOP Server best practices when working with Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet.
- How to configure a TOP Server channel using the Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet driver.
- How to configure a TOP Server Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet device.
- How to auto-generate static tags for a TOP Server Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet device.
- How to test communications with your S7 controller with the OPC Quick Client.
- How to use ASCII mode communications diagnostics for S7 Plus Ethernet
And to take the next step and get your S7 symbolic tags into your own client application, visit our TOP Server video resources library (client-specific tutorials are at the bottom).
Don't forget to subscribe to our blog to find out about the latest updates to TOP Server. And, as a reminder, if you need S7-1500 and/or S7-1200 symbolic tag access, you need the TOP Server Siemens Plus Suite, which includes both the Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet driver and also the OPC UA Client driver (if you have a use case requiring access to an S7-1500 with the embedded OPC UA server instead).
Ready to start collecting real-time symbolic tag data from your S7-1500 and S7-1200 PLCs?