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S7-HMI Adapter
S7-HMI-AdapterS7-HMI Adapter is a DLL driver which, by means of an HMI Adapter, allows a Super-Flash application to communicate with Siemens S7-300/400 PLC.

The communication protocol foresees that the Super-Flash application carries out the role of master and the peripheral HMI Adapter that of slave. The two are connected by means of a serial RS232. The HMI Adapter in turn communicates with the Siemens S7-300/400 PLC by means of the MPI network. The MPI architecture has a multi-point structure; the current firmware of the adapter limits the maximum number of nodes accessible on the MPI network to one, even if the communication protocol between the HMI Adapter and the PC is already set up to dialogue with a maximum of four nodes.

Architecture
The advantages of S7-HMI Adapter
Functional
Using an HMI Adapter to communicate with the Siemens S7-300/400 PLC is one of the most economical solutions available on the market and allows you not to insert hardware components in the PC.
Versatile
As well as with the original Simatic S7 HMI Adapter, the S7-HMI Adapter driver is also able to communicate with other adapters, among which we point out Helmholz SSW7-HMI 700-751-9VK21, which can be supplied directly by Automa.
Economical
It is possible to purchase S7-HMI Adapter in Runtime version; the license can be used for a single application.
Technical Card of S7-HMI Adapter 2.1 SP1
Description
By means of an HMI Adapter, the S7-HMI Adapter driver allows a Super-Flash application to communicate, with the Siemens S7-300/400 PLC
Characteristics
  1. Multi-resource: Thanks to the S7-HMI Adapter driver, the following resources of the Siemens S7-300/400 PLC are accessible: data word in data block, memory flag (marker), Input, Output.
  2. Fast: the S7-HMI Adapter driver offers the possibility of exploiting a baud rate up to 115,200.
  3. Powerful: the minimum object to access is 16 bit word, but it is also possible to manage double 32 bit words. The protocol used by the driver allows access "to blocks" with a maximum size 128 words.
Limits
  1. Just a single node of the PLC is available for each HMI Adapter, even if the communication protocol between the HMI Adapter and the PC is already preset to dialogue with a maximum of four nodes. However, it is possible to use several HMI Adapters on separate RS232 Ports
  2. The current version of the driver does not deal with the following PLC resources: timer, counter, status of the CPU, and date-time of the PLC
Minimum Requirements
  1. Windows 2000/XP Operating System
  2. WRunfile 3.2
Product Contents
The package supplied, available on CD or downloadable from this site in the FreeDownload section, contains:
  1. S7-HMI Adapter 2.1 SP1 Driver (DLL)
  2. Documentation: Operating Manual
  3. Super-Flash demo application
  4. Smartkey Drivers
  5. SHINYX conversion tool and related Operating Manual
Download Runtime S7-HMI Adapter Driver
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