How to Configure Profibus-DP Network

How to Configure Profibus-DP Network

In this new course what you’re going to learn is to how to configure a Profibus-DP network in both STEP7 version 5.X and TIA Portal.

When you’re going to create a Profibus DP network, there is a hardware setup and also a software setup.

Hardware setup is taking a Profibus cable which is a usually in form of an RS-485 cable and connect your PLC to the remote station or the remote I/O that you have on the field.

Software setup, on the other hand, is configuring a Profibus-DP network in the software so that your PLC and the remote I/O station can actually talk to each other.

The whole idea of using Profibus-DP is to decentralize the network between the PLC and the field devices. That’s where the DP comes from. DP stands for Decentralized Peripherals.

Profibus-DP is here to help you, as a PLC programmer, to decentralize the network between the PLC and the field devices. By field devices, I mean the sensors and actuators that you have in the field or on the factory floor.

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How to Configure Profibus-DP Network

17 Videos

  • 1. Hardware Setup for Profibus-DP

    When you’re going to create a Profibus DP network, there is a hardware setup and also a software setup.
    Hardware setup is taking a Profibus cable which is a usually in form of an RS-485 cable and connect your PLC to the remote station or the remote I/O that you have on the field.

    Software s...

  • 2. What is ET200?

    In the previous lesson we began describing how to use a Profinet-DP network within your control system. As discussed, you are going to place a remote station on the factory floor that will be used with your remote field devices.
    That remote station is going to need an I/O station communicator. ...

  • 3. Software Setup for Profibus-DP- Part 1

    The previous lesson had us discussing Profinet-DP networks and the ET200. This lesson continues where we last left off with instruction on how to set up the network within the STEP7 environment.
    We start by describing the many components we are going to have within our control system. We will w...

  • 4. Software Setup for Profibus-DP- Part 2

    In this lesson we are going to continue discussing the Profinet-DP network software setup. In the previous lesson, we showed you how to add the Profinet-DP network to the control system configuration and that is where we will start in this lesson. We will talk about some different devices that ma...

  • 5. Software Setup for Profibus-DP- Part 3

    This is part 3 of our lessons pertaining to Profinet-DP networks and how to set them up in the software.

    In the previous lesson, we talked about what may be connected to the Profibus-DP network, wherein the catalog the device can be located, Profibus addresses, and how to work with addresses ...

  • 6. How to Use the I/O on the Remote I/O Rack

    In this video, you're going to learn how you can use the I/O on a remote station in the PLC program.

  • 7. How to Install a GSD File in STEP7 V5.X

    How does the PLC understand or know how to interpret the string of data that is received from the device and how to form the proper command string for the device.

    The answer is the GSD File. GSD stands for “General Station Definition” and is a text file which allows the PLC to parse or inte...

  • 8. How to Install a GSD File to TIA Portal

    In previous videos, you have learned how to configure a Profibus-DP network in STEP 7 and TIA Portal and how to install a GSD file using STEP7 version 5.6. Now, I will show you how to install a GSD file using TIA Portal.

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  • 9. Software Setup ProfibusDP (TIA Portal) - Part 1

    In this lesson, you are going to learn how easy it is to configure a Profibus DP Network in TIA Portal.

  • 10. Software Setup for Profibus-DP - Part 2 (TIA Portal)

    In the previous lesson, you learned how to configure the Profibus DP port on a CPU using TIA Portal.

    In this lesson we are going to continue discussing the Profinet-DP network software setup in TIA Portal.

  • 11. Software Setup for Profibus-DP - Part 3 (TIA Portal)

    In our last lesson, I added an ET 200 rack to my project and connected it to my PLC using a Profibus cable. In this lesson I’m going to show you how to add some I/O cards to our rack.

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  • 12. How to Use the IO on the Remote IO Rack (TIA Portal)

    In the last lesson we learned how to configure and add I/O cards to our ET 200 rack.

    In this lesson, I’ll show you how to utilize the newly added I/O in your PLC program.

  • 13. Explained - ET 200 Digital Input Cards

    In the last lesson, we learned about setting up an ET 200S IO rack. Today I’ll be delving deeper into the various types of Digital Input cards available in the ET 200S form factor.

    Many different cards are available, and knowing what makes them different will enable you to choose the right har...

  • 14. Explained - ET 200 Digital Output Cards

    In the last lesson, we learned about different types of Digital Input modules. Today we’ll be delving deeper into the various types of Digital Output cards available in the ET 200S form factor.

    Many different output cards are available, and knowing what makes them different will enable you to ...

  • 15. Explained - ET 200 Analog Input Cards

    In the last lesson, we learned about different types of Digital Output modules. Now it’s time to dig into the world of Analog IO.

    Many different analog IO cards are available in the ET 200S form factor, and knowing what makes them different will enable you to choose the right hardware for you...

  • 16. Explained - ET200S Analog Output Cards

    In the last lesson, we learned about the Analog Input modules available in the ET 200S form factor.

    Today we’ll be learning about Analog Output modules. Knowing what makes these modules different from each other will enable you to choose the right hardware for your specific application.

  • 17. Additional Information for ET200S Components

    The ET 200S lineup contains an extensive array of I/O modules, and your ability to identify effective, cost-efficient hardware will be critical to your success as a controls engineer.

    Thankfully, TIA Portal makes it easy to find more information about these components. Let me show you how it’...