Siemens' Ethernet module links micro PLC to automation system

10/01/2002


Alpharetta, GA- Siemens Energy & Automation Inc . introduced on Sept. 30 a new communications processor, CP 243-1, for its Simatic S7-200 micro PLC that eases connections to Ethernet networks.

CP 243-1 communications processor is linked to 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet with RJ45 connectors and to a 24-V power supply by a terminal strip. The module can be installed on a DIN rail or surface mounted for integration of S7-200 into existing Ethernet networks.

Likewise, the Simatic CP 243-1 extension module for the S7-200 provides seamless, high-speed data exchange between S7-200 CPUs or to higher-level automation systems, such as Simatic PLCs or HMI products, as well as to PC-based systems via an OPC interface. Combined with other S7-200 expansion modules, CP 243-1 can also serve as an intelligent gateway between Ethernet and a field-level Profibus network or AS-interface device network.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me