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Old 05-30-2011, 11:14 PM
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Will IGS driver communication with Siemens

I would like to know whether IGS driver communicates with S7300 siemens PLC instead of S7A driver.
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Thumbs up is possible to communicate siemens S7-300 using IGS
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:16 AM
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IGS and S7 - 300


You can communicate to the S7- 300 CPU's via Industrial Ethernet thru the IGS driver. All that is needed is a standard ethernet card, no special interface card is required.

Below are some sections from the IGS help

Here is the link to the driver on the support site

The Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver provides an easy and reliable way to connect Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet devices to OPC Client applications, including HMI, SCADA, Historian, MES, ERP, and countless custom applications. It is intended for use with Siemens S7-200, 300, 400, and 1200 PLCs. There are two options for communications:
  • <LI value=1>Industrial Ethernet TCP/IP interface communication processor (CP). The protocol used is S7 Messaging on Industrial Ethernet (ISO 8073 Class 0) over TCP/IP as defined in RFC1006.
  • Hilscher's NetLink adapter. Only an MPI port is required. The Netlink adapter does not support the S7-200 model.
The driver requires no special libraries or hardware. A standard Ethernet card is all that is needed.

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:26 PM
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Thanks for you reply.
Which is the best driver to use for communication with S7300 siemens PLC either S7A or IGS?
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