Connecting ControlLogix to Simatic S7-300 via Ethernet

In this article I'll walk you through how to setup a connection between an Allen Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L36ERM controller, and a Siemens Simatic S7-300 PLC CPU 315-2PN/DP via Ethernet using the Prosoft PLX31-EIP-SIE Gateway. There is a really big problem...

Creating your first Siemens S7-1500 Program (Video, TAS 20)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem of Siemens walks us through how to create a new program for a Siemens S7-1500: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366826557 w=750 h=420] The...

Siemens Releases New Advanced and Redundancy Controllers

Siemens expands its Advanced Controller and Redundancy Controller portfolios. Two new Advanced Controllers have been added to the Simatic S7-1500 line, both of which combine standard, safety and motion control into a single device. The 1515SP PC2 T CPU and fail-safe 1515SP...

How To Add Profinet I/O & Drives To S7-1500 (Video, TAS 24)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem walks us through how to add PROFINET (Ethernet) I/O and Drives to an S7-1500 using TIA Portal: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366833029...

Exchange Data Between Simatic S7 PLCs on Different Subnets

Easy data exchange between two Siemens Simatic S7 PLCs on different Ethernet subnets using a PN/PN Coupler Suppose you have two Simatic S7 PLCs, like a S7-1200 and S7-300, on different Ethernet subnets and you need to exchange some data...

Siemens S7-1200 Overview (P50)

In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Luis Narvaez from Siemens provides us with an overview of the S7-1200 line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 388577957 w=750 h=420] Listen to...

Automation Talk: Thoughts, Impressions, and Goings-on for March 6, 2019

I'm very fortunate to be able to catch up with so many connections, blog readers, and forum posters each week. Often our discussions go in some interesting directions, many of which I think our readers here would also enjoy hearing...

First Time Using A Siemens Basic Panel (Video, TAS 23)

In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I connect a Siemens KTP-700 Basic Panel to a S7-1200 for the first time: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366830832 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode...

The Siemens S7-1200

The Simatic S7-1200 is Siemens's programmable controller aimed at stand-alone and basic automation applications, and is often referred to as their Basic or Compact controller. From my perspective as a long time Rockwell user, the S7-1200 seems to be most similar...

Siemens vs. Allen-Bradley PLCs: One Engineer's Perspective

Are you an experienced controls engineer working in manufacturing or integration with an in depth knowledge of Allen-Bradley and have recently been introduced to Siemens? For eleven years I've predominately with Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers, which is not very surprising as...