The SoftPLC PLC S7-315 / PLC S7-416 executes a program in the same manner as a hardware PLC. The advantage of executing a PLC program this way is, that the PLC status can be displayed in real time. Since the Soft PLC behaves like a original SIMATIC® PLC, the programming tools S7 for Windows® and STEP®7 can be used. Online connections can be established serial, via Ethernet, via PROFIBUS DP and directly on the same PC. Even for project engineering and diagnostics of the PROFIBUS DP S7 for Windows® or the original STEP®7 tool can be used. The program of a S7-PLC or a Siemens Win AC® SoftPLC including PROFIBUS DP configuration can be transferred to the SoftPLC PLC S7-315 / PLC S7-416.
To meet the demands of our customers and provide flexibility, a variety of hardware and software platforms are available that are supported by the SoftPLC. The S7 version can be installed on systems using Windows 2000/XP and Vista. For OEM applications, also a S7 Windows CE version is available for almost every CPU architecture.
The SoftPLC can access standard I/O boards as well as numerous intelligent hardware boards available to control bus systems widely used in the industry:
Also a driver for Modbus TCP is included. Modbus TCP is used by companies like Wago and Phoenix Contact.
The configuration of the fieldbus is very comfortable.
Signal state watching and modification of the I/Os is simplified by the integrated IO monitor:
Online - Functions
Direct Online Access with S7 for Windows® or STEP®7
Data exchange with the SoftPLC can be established with S7 for Windows® or Siemens STEP®7.
If the programming system is installed on the same PC, the SoftPLC can be reached directly. The necessary drivers are included.