In TIA Portal, the HMI visualization software is an embedded version of WinCC Basic, which is very similar to the WinCC versions used in conjunction with Step7. This is good information for those who do not have or use TIA Portal for programming Siemens PLC’s and HMI stations.
In the previous video, I showed you how to configure some of the online parameters for the HMI terminal and how to make a logical Profinet connection between the HMI to a PLC, using the “Network View” configuration.
In this video, I will add a simple set of logic to the PLC that was added to the hardware configuration in the previous video. I will also define tags in the HMI environment required to access values in the PLC.
In the next video, I will create an HMI screen and add some objects to the screen that will interact with the PLC program I will create in this video.