S7-200 PPI
Because of the S7-200 PPI Networks connected to PC over Com port, maximum network count specified by PC's Com port count. Can not connect to one PLC from two different Networks.

In Properties window;
PC Serial Port, determines the serial port that used for Network connection.

PC Baudrate, determines Baudrate of connection.

PC PPI Address, a PC should have an address in the PPI network. This field used for determining this address.

Poll Interval,  determines period of queries that send to PLC. This value ignored while writing data to PLC. Data is written to PLC immediately at the time of the command executed.
Groups that created in the station and Tags that belong to group
Tag List Menu
In Tag list, Rows can be selected by clicking on left side title of the Row. Multiple Rows can be selected by pressing Ctrl key while selecting rows or dragging the mouse.

Selected rows can be deleted by pressing Delete key on the keyboard or selecting Delete command from the right click menu on the related row.
Deleting a Tag
Tag List Menu
Grup Menu:

When right click on Group, Group Menu opens which allows group related operations.
Cycle, determines group's read period in cycle.
All Tags will be listed when Station selected.

When Network selected the Tags listed which belongs to last selected group or station

Specifying group cycle
Delete, deletes the group.
Creating a New Network:
Deleting the group
Writing a value to PLC
First information in this group is Tag Count.
Good is the number of successul communication since Network has been activated.
Bad indicates failed communication count.

Query Byte Count: Most important information of this group. Query is calculated according to entered variable addresses. Then it is sent to PLC. According to calculated query, the byte count that PLC should sent is shown here.

WinTr tries to read all Tags in the group at once. If entered addresses are sequental, all list read at once. In WinTr, maximum 32 byte can be read at once for  S7-200 PPI standart. Calculated query size is shown as the Query Byte Count in the Statusstrip. If you see different count than you estimated, there could be an error.


Adjusting Query Byte Count for Best Performance:

Query Byte Count should be maximum to get high performance. For example we have 13 byte data communication in our Network. Communication performance will be change according addresses to be read .

If 13 byte is reached sequentally, communication performance will be maximum. In this case Query Byte Count will indicate 13.

Status Strip
MB 0
MW 1
MW 3
MD 5
M 9.6
M 9.7
M 10.5
MW 11

Query Byte Count:
1 Query:13 Byte
MB 0
MW 0
MW 2
MD 4
M 8.6
M 8.7
M 9.5
MW 10

Query Byte Count:
1st Query: 1 Byte
2nd Query: 12 Byte
MB 0
MW 0
MW 2
MD 5
M 8.6
M 8.7
M 9.5
MW 10

Query Byte Count:
1st Query: 1 Byte
2nd Query: 4 Byte
3rd Query: 4 Byte
4th Query: 4 Byte
MB 0
MW 0
MW 2
MD 5
M 8.6
M 8.7
M 9.5
QW 10

Query Byte Count:
1st Query: 1 Byte
2nd Query: 4 Byte
3rd Query: 4 Byte
4th Query: 2 Byte
5th Query: 2 Byte
Activating Networks
Disconnecting the Network
Query Byte Count Scheme
Query Byte Count Scheme
Query Byte Count Scheme
Query Byte Count Scheme
If same bytes are reached repeatedly, this will cause adverse effect on communication performance.
Tag Name Column: Each newly created Tag will be named with a unique name. This name can be changed by user with another unique name.



Value Type Column: Siemens S7 PLC's data types selected from this column. All types read and transferred to PLC in S7 format. But they are displayed in Windows standart.


Displayed Data Types:
Boolean
0 or 1
Usigned int8
0 to 255
Signed int8
-128 to +127
Usigned int16
0 to 65535
Signed int16
-32768 to +32767
Unsigned int32
0 to 4294967295
Signed int32
-2147483648 to +2147483647
Floatpoint
32-Bit (Siemens name is Real) Named as Single as well.
BCD
Binary-Coded Decimal
S7-200 PLC's  I, Q, M, V, S, SM, T, C, AI, AQ and AIW registers can be read and written by WinTr.
Address information specifies data size. For example M 0.0 is one bit size, MD 8 is 4 byte size. Suitable value types determined according to address that entered in this field.

Register addresses can be typed without a space. For example mw8 will be recognized as MW 8.

Tag List:

The list at the right side which contains created tags.
Tag List
Data type table
Creating a new network
When right clicked on Network, a menu opens which contains Network and Station groups.
Sample application scheme
S7-200 PPI Tab
S7-200 PPI Tab
WinTr can connect multiple PLC Networks from different serial ports via PPI adapters. Thus it is not required to all PLCs located in the same network. In this way, increasing PLC count has no effect on communication speed. The other advantage is not required that  connect all PLCs in same Network for accessin them from single SCADA. Standart RS 485 converter or USB to RS 232 converter can be used as a S7 adapter. PLC Vcom Software, that used for that adapters, should be minimum 2.68 version.

Maximum network count specified by PC's Com port count and it can be extended by USB-Serial converters. Networks read and written asynchronously but PLC stations read and written sequently by their PPI addresses.

Each network can contain up to 126 PLC station. This number varies according to PLCs addressing feature. Because maximum PLC number in the Network is limited by PLCs addressing feature.
According to PPI protocol, PLC stations read and written sequently by their PPI addresses.
PPI addresses are located in the PLCs and they assigned by programmer as unique addresses.
Created Network
Created Network
Properties window
Network menu
Sample application scheme
Network Menu - Network Group:

Network group made up by two item as Properties and Delete.
Network menu
Properties, displays Properties window which contains Network settings.
Network menu Network group
Network menu Network group
Properties window
Network Menu - Station Group:

Station group, that in the Network's right click menu, contains Add command which adds a station inside the Network.
Adding new station
Delete command in the Network menu Deletes the Network.
Deleting the Network
Deleting the Network
Network Menu
Adding new station
Station menu
Station Menu:
When right clicked on the station, a menu opens which contains Station and Group groups.
Station Menu - Station Group:

Station menu
Station Menu - Station Group
In this group;

Address, determines address of the group that will connect.

Name, determines station's name in the SCADA.

Delete, deletes the station.

Station Menu - Group Group:

Station Menu - Station Group
Station Menu - Adding a group
Grup menüsü
In Group Menu;
Grup menüsü
Specifying group cycle
Determining group name
Determining group name
Name, determines group's name.
Deleting the group
Tag List
Groups that created in the station and Tags that belong to group
Tags that belong to station
Deleting a Tag
Creating a Tag
Writing a value to PLC
Notifying PLC Tags that can not be accessed
Notifying PLC Tags that can not be accessed
Status Strip
Deleting a Network:

A menu opens when right clicked on the Network. Selecting Delete will delete the Network.
Deleting Network
Deleting Network
Additionally, Network can be deleted from the Network Menu as described at bottom.
S7-200 PPI module located in the Connection Manager and used for communicating Siemens S7-200 devices using PPI standart.
When right mouse button clicked in the white area at the left, a menu opens. A new Network is created by clicking Add in this menu.
Creating a new network
Tag values will be read from PLC adresses and shown in the Read Value column in both connection types.

The PLC variables that can not be accessed for any reason will be notified with the red background.
To write a PLC, value must be entered to related row's Write Value column then pressed Enter key on the keyboard.

Groups:

Tags are created in Groups.
Maximum 128 group can be created.
Groups are created for improving communication performance.
By creating Tags in different groups, some Tags can be read at each cycle, some Tags can be read rarely according to specified group cycle parameter.
In this way some PLC values can be read quick, some values can be read slow.
The Tags that read and write to PLC are created in this list. Additionally Tag values can be monitored and set in this list.

Group must be selected to adding or deleting Tags in this list.

If group not selected, Tag values can be monitored or set but Tags can not be added or deleted.

By selecting the group, only the tags, which belongs to that group, are listed.
Tags that belong to station
Tag Creating and Deleting Operations:
Bottom line of the Tag List will be ready for the creating Tag after selecting the group.

Adress Column: Tag's address inside the PLC should be entered this in column. The Tag which will read and write to register will be created by pressing Enter key after typing register address.
Creating a Tag
Tag List menu opens when right mouse button clicked on Tag List.
On Tag List menu;

Insert, inserts new Tag above the selected Tag.

Cut, cuts selected row or rows.

Copy, copies selected row or rows.

Paste, pastes copies or cut tags.

Delete, deletes selected row or rows.

Monitoring and Setting Tag Values

Tag values that inside the PLC can be monitored and set in this tab. Network connection must be activated to do this.

Activating Network Connection

Created Network connection can be activated by clicking on Connect button that located in the S7-200 PPI toolbar or by clicking Connect button on the WinTr toolbar.
Connect Button that located on WinTr Toolbar activates all Networks.
Connect button on the S7-200 PPI tab toolbar activates only selected Network.
Disconnecting Network

If all networks activated by Connect button on the WinTr toolbar, all network connections will be disconnected if pressed again same button.
If Disconnect button pressed that on the S7-200 PPI tab's toolbar, network will be disconnected just for a time then it will reactivated immediately.

If Network connection activated by Connect button on the S7-200 PPI toolbar, next Disconnect button will deactivate the network.



Status Strip:

StatusStrip that locates bottom of the S7-200 PPI tab, contains information about Network connection.
Gap between the bytes that will read has negative effect on communication performance also.
Following 2 illustarations showing lower performance communication.
Activating Networks
Disconnecting the Network
This menu contains only Add command which creates a new group.
S7-200 PPI Connect button
WinTr Connect button
WinTr Connect button
S7-200 PPI Connect button
Station Menu - Adding a group
Tag List Menu

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