Siemens S5

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Product Overview

The Siemens S5 driver works in conjunction with KEPServerEX to exchange data between OPC clients and Siemens S5 PLCs using the AS511 protocol, which allows a direct connection to the programming port of the PLC. The programming port utilizes a Current Loop connection, requiring the use of either the supplied programming cable or an external RS-232 to Current Loop converter. For more information on wiring and recommendations for Current Loop converters, refer to the product manual. KEPServerEX automatically optimizes data acquisition based on client demand and ensures data integrity through extensive error handling.

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Performance

  • Supports direct Peer-to-Peer Current Loop connections from the PC serial port
  • Supports Ethernet Encapsulation, though the protocol's tight timing requirements may preclude the driver from working in all Ethernet network environments
  • Supports multiple PLC connections when using Ethernet Encapsulation
  • Supports the following Memory Types: I, Q, F, T, C, and Data Block Access by named type
  • Supports all data types
  • Modem Support
    • Automatic dial configuration
    • Multiple phone number management
  • Communication Serialization

Protocols

  • Siemens S5 AS511 Current Loop

Supported Devices

  • Siemens S5-100U, (CPU-100)
  • Siemens S5-100U, (CPU-101)
  • Siemens S5-100U, (CPU-103)
  • Siemens S5-101U
  • Siemens S5-115U, (CPU-941)
  • Siemens S5-115U, (CPU-942)
  • Siemens S5-115U, (CPU-943)
  • Siemens S5-115U, (CPU-944)
  • Siemens S5-115U, (CPU-945)
  • Siemens S5-135U, (CPU-921)
  • Siemens S5-135U, (CPU-922)
  • Siemens S5-135U, (CPU-928)
  • Siemens S5-155U, (CPU-946)
  • Siemens S5-155U, (CPU-947)
  • Siemens S5-90U
  • Siemens S5-95U

Available Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese

Application Support

  • DDE Format CF_Text and AdvancedDDE
  • NIO Interface for iFIX
  • OPC .NET Service (OPC .NET) Version 1.00
  • OPC Alarms and Events (OPC AE) Version 1.10
  • OPC Data Access (OPC DA) Versions 1.0a, 2.0, 2.05a, and 3.0
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Version 1.02
  • SuiteLink and FastDDE for Wonderware

Release Notes

6.2.460.0

7/6/2017

  • Added Chinese language support.

6.0.2107.0

11/15/2016

  • Fixed an issue with string tag addressing for WORD-based PLCs.
  • Added German language support.
  • Added Japanese language support.

5.21.114.0

3/20/2017

  • Fixed an issue with S5 PLC models where the driver calculated incorrect addresses for string tags that use word-based addressing.

5.15.585.0

7/22/2014

  • Enhanced strings to support specifying the characters' byte order.

5.14.491.0

2/18/2014

  • Fixed an issue communicating with models 945, 946, and 947.

5.10.205

11/13/2012

Added support for Communication Serialization.


What Is a Driver?

KEPServerEX is more than an OPC server—it's a connectivity platform for industrial automation and IoT. Simply download KEPServerEX, and then select from Kepware's library of more than 150 device drivers, client drivers, and advanced plug-ins to fit the communication requirements unique to your industrial control system.

A driver is a software component that enables KEPServerEX to meet the connectivity requirements of a specific device, system, or other data source. The driver handles all proprietary communications to the data source for KEPServerEX; the client interfaces handle all supported OPC, proprietary, and open standards connectivity to applications that monitor or control the devices.

Drivers may be licensed individually or in suites. Additional drivers can be licensed on demand as connectivity needs evolve.

Purchasing Information

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