As directly mountable or firmly attachable DIN rail device, the adaptors netLINK-MPI and netTAP-MPI replace expensive CP communication processors. The adaptors allow the programming, the visualization and the control of S7-200®, S7-300® or S7-400® PLCs via Ethernet.
The provided driver integrates into all well-known SIMATIC S7® engineering tools like STEP7® or TIA portal as a PG/PC programming interface. The device is set up with the engineering tool or conventional web browsers via the integrated web configuration pages.
The adaptors are suitable to program or change S7-PLC control programs and may serve to engineer HMI devices with the visualization software WinCC. By supporting the ”ISO on TCP“ RFC1006 Ethernet protocol, any third party or SIMATIC® visualization station can be coupled to the PLC. Once integrated into the office or plant network and connected to the internet, remote maintenance and logging over a router are also possible since plain TCP/IP protocol access mechanisms are used.
Organized in a network, direct communication between two or several PLCs via Ethernet can be realized. Even a coupling of PLCs without Ethernet port is possible using two adapters in conjunction. Fully integrated PROFIBUS diagnostics and Master Class 2 DPV1 services allow the unrestricted DP Slave device configuration and parameterization in STEP7®.
Power is supplied by a 24 V DC connector. If supported by the S7 PLC, the netLINK-MPI adaptor may be powered via the D-Sub9 connector and its extra feed-through D-Sub9 connector allows the connection of further devices to the same MPI/DP network.
|Product||Product name||NL 50-MPI|
|Brief description||S7-200/300/400 Ethernet Programming Connector|
|Function||Monitoring, programming and visualizing S7-PLCs over Ethernet|
|Communication controller||Type||netX 50|
|Integrated Memory||RAM||8 MB SDRAM|
|FLASH||4 MB serial flash, with boot loader, firmware und configuration|
|Power supply||Supply voltage||24 V DC ± 6 V DC|
|Current (typically)||57 mA (at 24 V), 72 mA (at 18 V), 48 mA (at 30 V)|
|Connector||Connector for power supply from PLC: via D-Sub from PLC, male connector, 9-pin|
|Connector for external power supply||Mini-COMBICON socket, 3.81 mm, 2-pin|
|Communication interface 1||Communication standard||PROFIBUS|
|Interface type||RS-485, non-isolated (for hardware revision 2 and 3), isolated (from hardware revision 4)|
|Connector||D-Sub, male connector, 9-pin; D-Sub, female connector, 9-pin, as interface for a S7 programming tool with 1:1 connection|
|Communication interface 2||Communication standard||Ethernet|
|Interface type||10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, isolated|
|Auto cross over||supported|
|Displays||LED display||SYS, System status|
|COM, Communication status|
|LNK, Ethernet link status|
|ACT, Ethernet activity status|
|Permitted ambient conditions||Operating temperature range||0 °C … +55 °C|
|Humidity||0 % … 85 % relative humidity (not condensing)|
|Device||Dimensions (L x W x H)||74,3 mm x 40,6 mm x 16,7 mm|
|Weight||approx. 40 g|
|Protection class||IP 20|
|Mounting/Installation||directly on PLC|
|Configuration||Configuration software||SyCon MPI or IBHnet-Treiber|
|Conformance with EMC directives||CE sign||yes|
|Electrostatic discharge (ESD) according to IEC/EN 61000-4-2:1995 (Air discharge method)||10 kV, Criterion A|
|Electrostatic discharge (ESD) according to IEC/EN 61000-4-2:1995 (Contact discharge method)||4 kV, Criterion B|
|Fast transient interferences (Burst), zone B, according to IEC/EN 61000-4-4:1995||1 kV Power supply connectors DC, Criterion B; 1 kV Communication and data lines, Criterion A|
|Surge voltage, zone B, according to IEC/EN 61000-4-5:1995||1 kV CM, 0,5 kV DM Power supply connectors DC, Criterion B; 1 kV CM Communication and data lines, Criterion B|
|Product name||Part number||Brief description|
|NL 50-MPI||1701.430||S7-200/300/400 Ethernet programming connector|