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Siemens S7-300 PLC & Mach3 system with CS Lab
« on: December 02, 2014, 06:43:12 PM »
I am searching for a way to connect a Siemens S7-300 PLC to a Mach3 system and CS Lab ( retrofitting an old Mazak portal milling with toolchanger of 25 tools and a lot of operations before and must thereafter be carried out , including pressure control hydralickpress and compressed air flow , etc. )


A you tube video of a S7-200 I did find but that is different from the S7-300

A lot of people on the internet who say it can be done. But nowhere can I find out how it should be done exactly .
Does anyone have a manual or something. Or maybe an example of S7 Software how it is done.

Is there someone who has a manual or something like that.
 
Hope someone can help me.


Grtz

Frederik

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Re: Siemens S7-300 PLC & Mach3 system with CS Lab
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 02:52:07 PM »
Seems to be manuals available by doing a google for the PLC, here is one.
https://www.automation.siemens.com/doconweb/pdf/SINUMERIK_SINAMICS_03_2013_E/S7_SFC.pdf?p=1

If you are good at VB then you may not even need a PLC as the IP-S and IP-A can be expanded on the I/O.

I have used a PLC on my Chiron and it communicates with Mach via Modbus, not sure if your PLC is capable of doing that?
Hood

Re: Siemens S7-300 PLC & Mach3 system with CS Lab
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 03:49:07 PM »
Siemens uses profibus or simolink as a standard. Modbus cards are available but not cheap as is most things related to Siemens product. I would look at Automation Direct PLCs as a cheaper and better alternative to Siemens. The S7-200 are an obsolete product and the S7-300 series on the way out as well.      
Re: Siemens S7-300 PLC & Mach3 system with CS Lab
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 04:10:39 PM »
Seems to be manuals available by doing a google for the PLC, here is one.
https://www.automation.siemens.com/doconweb/pdf/SINUMERIK_SINAMICS_03_2013_E/S7_SFC.pdf?p=1

If you are good at VB then you may not even need a PLC as the IP-S and IP-A can be expanded on the I/O.

I have used a PLC on my Chiron and it communicates with Mach via Modbus, not sure if your PLC is capable of doing that?



Hood




Hi Hood,

what brand and type please

grtz

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Re: Siemens S7-300 PLC & Mach3 system with CS Lab
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 04:24:56 PM »
Its a DL-06DR from Automation Direct.
See pic of it in the Chiron cabinet.
Hood
Re: Siemens S7-300 PLC & Mach3 system with CS Lab
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2014, 03:45:10 PM »
What kind of setup in Mach 3 would you recommend?
Setting up serial modbus or TCP modbus?
Which one is the best or the most easy to set up?


Grtz,
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Re: Siemens S7-300 PLC & Mach3 system with CS Lab
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2014, 04:02:51 PM »
I prefer the serial Non Plugin interface.
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