Think N Do via Ethernet to Profibus DP


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Bruce Darden

I have a PC console which runs our hoist application using Think N Do Studio 7.X. The console is protable and plugs into many locations, so we use Ethernet. Our variable speed drives are manufactured by SEW Eurodrive and are Profibus DP compatible.

I need an Profibus DP master which can act as a gateway between the drives and communicate via Ethernet to the PC.

Suggested hardware so far is a Siemens S7-300 PLC and a Hilscher PKV40 Gateway. Our system needs a few I/O points, so there is some preference for the PLC.

Anyone have experience here?

Dean Norton - WAGO Corporation

You may want to consider checking out the WAGO I/O IPC (version with Profibus Master). This product offers PC Based Functions (Built-in interfaces = 2 Ethernet Ports - for your gateway requirement, 2 USD ports, DVI, Serial COM, and memory card) in a PLC Package (in cabinet DIN rail mount Profibus Master with add on I/O). Since your requirement for I/O is relatively small... this system also accommodates this by being able to add digital and analog I/O in increments of 1,2,4, or 8 channels in a 12mm wide package. Cost of the controller is around $1200.00 list. In addition, WAGO has experience with SEW. You can find the controller data sheet below and a SEW application note below.


Connection of SEW MoviDrive via Function Block:

If you require additional information, please feel free to contact me.

Dean Norton
WAGO Corporation
1-800-346-7245 (DIN RAIL)