Configuring PROFINET® devices

Adding PROFINET® devices

  • Double-click the Profinet (x) node in the PLANT area.

The / Profinet controller editor group opens.

  • Select the Device List editor.

Add the PROFINET® devices in the Device List editor. To do this, proceed as follows:

  • Select Select type here in the first row of the Device List editor.

The Role Picker opens. Only those elements from the COMPONENTS area that you can actually use are displayed in the Role Picker.

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  • Select the relevant PROFINET® device in the Role Picker.

The PROFINET® device is automatically added and mapped under the Profinet (x) node in the PLANT area.

  • Proceed as described above to add more PROFINET® devices.
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Assigning online devices

After adding PROFINET® devices to the project, you must assign each configured PROFINET® device to the corresponding PROFINET® device of your actual bus configuration (online device). By performing this assignment, you are giving the PROFINET® devices their IP settings and their PROFINET® device names. To do this, proceed as follows:

  • Double-click the Profinet (x) node in the PLANT area.

The / Profinet controller editor group opens.

  • Select the Online Devices editor.
  • Select the appropriate network card from the drop-down list.
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  • Click on the Button_Netzwerk_scannen00057.bmp button to search the network for connected PROFINET® devices.

You can see the configured PROFINET® devices under Name of station (Project).

You can see the PROFINET® devices that have been found online in the network (online devices) under Name of station (Online).

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If you select the PROFINET® device (Select online device here) under Name of station (Online), the PROFINET® device found in the network (the online device) receives the IP settings of the configured PROFINET® device.

Note:
In delivery state, the PROFINET® device does not have an IP address.

  • When starting up the PROFINET® device for the first time, choose the device under Name of Station (Online).

The PROFINET® device receives the IP settings of the configured PROFINET® device.

If you select the device (Select project device here) under Name of station (Project), the configured PROFINET® device receives the IP settings of the online device found in the network.

  • Select the desired device.

The configured PROFINET® device has now been assigned to an online device. The Icon_Haekchen00060.png icon in the Status column indicates that the assignment was successful.

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Adding I/O modules

Once you have added all the PROFINET® devices from your bus configuration to the project, you can add the I/O modules connected to the PROFINET® device. There are two ways to add I/O modules. You can add I/O modules manually or have them read automatically.

Adding I/O modules manually

To add I/O modules manually, proceed as follows:

  • In the PLANT area, double-click on the PROFINET® device whose I/O modules you wish to add.

The editor group for the selected PROFINET® device opens; axf-f-bk-pn-1 in the example.

  • Select the Module List editor.
  • Select Select type here in the first row of the Module List editor.

The role picker opens. Only those elements from the COMPONENTS area that you can actually use are displayed in the role picker.

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  • Select the relevant I/O module in the role picker.

The I/O module is added and shown in the PLANT area under the Profinet (x) node for the respective PROFINET® device.

  • Proceed as described above to add more I/O modules.
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Reading I/O modules automatically

The following requirements must be met before you can read in the I/O modules of a PROFINET® device automatically:

  • The controller has valid IP settings.
  • The PROFINET® device has valid IP settings and is connected to PLCnext Engineer (see Assigning online devices).

To read the I/O modules of a PROFINET® device automatically, proceed as follows:

  • Under the Profinet node in the PLANT area, right-click on the PROFINET® device whose I/O modules you wish to read in.
  • Select Read Profinet modules from the context menu.
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The I/O modules connected to the PROFINET® device are now read automatically.

 

 

 


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• Published/reviewed: 2022-09-14 • Revision 046 •