S5-PCLink

Ethernet Gateway for SIMATIC S5 Controllers

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Product Description

Quick and easy integration of proven S5 technology into modern Ethernet architectures. Program and display STEP5 and capture process data at the same time with only one controller! S5 data can be directly accessed by S7 controllers.

  • Extended Usability of S5 Systems Saves Investment Costs
  • Easy Configuration and Quick Commissioning
  • Data Integration without Changes to the Control Program

Space Saving and Quick to Connect

The electronics of this ultra compact Ethernet gateway are enclosed in a 15-pin D-sub housing. All you need to do on the controller side is connect the S5-PCLink to the programming interface. The S5-PCLink is, ideally, powered by the controller but can also run on external power. Hubs or switches are usually used for connection to Ethernet. An LED shows you the functional state of the unit.

Easy Configuration for Both Local and Remote Access

The S5-PCLink supports 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet with automatic detection. The gateway receives the IP address through manual configuration or from a DHCP server. This allows you to access the connected S5 via Ethernet wherever you are – directly on site or from a remote computer on the network.

Data Integration without Changes to the Control Program

The gateway synchronizes communication with the PLC, providing reliable parallel access to S5 data by multiplexing. No application needs to be interrupted in favor of another. A virtual COM interface allows STEP5 programming via Ethernet. Visualization and SCADA systems can also access the S5 data through an optional OPC server. SIMATIC S7 controllers supporting TCP/IP PUT/GET can read and write data without changes to the S5 project.