The SP7 toolkit enables quick, easy and smooth Ethernet-based communications between LabVIEW™ and Siemens S7 PLC controllers – entirely without expensive OPC connections and without integrating complex bus systems.
Functions are available that enable efficient reading and writing of different data types: Among others, data modules, flags (DB, M) and digital and analog input and output groups (DI/DO/AI/AO) can be addressed and/or actuated. The modular toolkit can be used on all target platforms supported by LabVIEW™ for data exchange, including CompactRIO systems, and is not restricted by other master/slave systems. To help users get started, many examples relating to different scenarios in measurement and testing applications are already integrated.
- LabVIEW® 2011 or newer
- S7-200, -300, -400, -1200 or -1500 with integrated Ethernet interface
- VI Package Manager for the installation