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Application for Control Technology

PC-based Automation with SIMATIC WinAC


Basics for the Solution of Automation Tasks Based
on WinAC RTX

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Preamble
Foreword
The SIMATIC Windows Automation Center (WinAC) offers you an open,
versatile and robust basis to realize your automation solution on a PC-
based basis.
Its full compatibility with SIMATIC S7 combined with interfaces to the
(open) PC world enables you to combine your classic automation tasks with
the options of the PC world. The use of SIMATIC industrial PCs provides a
powerful and robust platform for your automation solution with WinAC.
Eight examples were developed to provide a quick lead-in to PC-based
automation with SIMATIC WinAC. They consist of the sample code and an
extensive documentation. Using these examples the user can familiarize
with the individual topics on a task-specific basis.
Classification of the examples
The automation tasks described in the examples are related to typical tasks
occurring in automation technology:
Controlling
Communication
Visualization
Technology.

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The individual examples
To enable optimum use of PC-based automation we have developed one
example from the classic PLC world and one from the open PC world for
each of the four typical automation tasks (controlling, communication,
visualization, technology).
All eight examples with their allocation to the respective automation tasks
are shown in the figure below. This example which deals with Automating
with WinAC RTX (RTX: Real-Time Extension) is displayed with a red
margin.
Fig. 1-1


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Basis of the examples
All examples are based on a virtual mixing process. Using this mixing
process the different tasks and automation components from the product
range of PC-based automation are applied.
System picture
The following figure shows the system picture of the mixing process. The
red margin indicates the components described in this example.
Fig. 1-2


Warranty, Liability and Support
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Warranty, Liability and Support


We do not accept any liability for the information contained in this
document.
Any claims against us - based on whatever legal reason - resulting from the
use of the examples, information, programs, engineering and performance
data etc., described in this document shall be excluded. Such an exclusion
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negligence, or injury of life, body or health, guarantee for the quality of a
product, fraudulent concealment of a deficiency or breach of a condition
which goes to the root of the contract (wesentliche Vertragspflichten).
However, claims arising from a breach of a condition which goes to the root
of the contract shall be limited to the foreseeable damage which is intrinsic
to the contract, unless caused by intent or gross negligence or based on
mandatory liability for injury of life, body or health. The above provisions
does not imply a change in the burden of proof to your detriment.
The Application Examples are not binding and do not claim to be complete
regarding the circuits shown, equipping and any eventuality. They do not
represent customer-specific solutions. They are only intended to provide
support for typical applications. You are responsible in ensuring that the
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Table of Contents
1 Task.................................................................................................................. 7
2 Configuration of the Automation Solution................................................... 8
2.1 Display of the components involved ................................................................. 8
2.2 Required components....................................................................................... 9
2.3 Basic performance data.................................................................................. 10
3 WinAC RTX Basics ....................................................................................... 11
4 Installation of Hardware and Software ....................................................... 13
4.1 Preliminary installation.................................................................................... 13
4.2 Hardware installation ...................................................................................... 14
4.3 Installation of WinAC RTX .............................................................................. 16
5 Operating WinAC RTX.................................................................................. 17
6 Embedding of WinAC RTX in Totally Integrated Automation (TIA).......... 19
6.1 Installing the PC station.................................................................................. 19
6.2 Process interface of WinAC RTX.................................................................... 22
6.3 WinAC RTX and STEP 7................................................................................ 26
7 Operating the Example Program................................................................. 30
8 Bibliography.................................................................................................. 32



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1 Task
Task / overview
This application explains the basic factors of automation with
WinAC RTX. The following tasks are described in this application:
Installation and optimization of the PC platform
Installation of hardware and software for WinAC RTX
Process interface for WinAC RTX
Configuration of WinAC RTX
Support in case problems with the real-time capability of the
PC platform occur.
Programming example: Recipe data management in data blocks
Note The interaction of WinAC RTX with other Windows applications on a PC
as well as the tuning of WinAC RTX are described in Example 3/8:
Configuration and Operation of WinCC as well as Tuning of WinAC RTX
Basic figure of the automation solution
The following figure shows the basic interaction of the automation
components described in this document.
Fig. 1-1

Customer benefit
Powerful control due to powerful PC platform.
PC platform is composed of standard components.
Full industrial capability due to robust industrial PC.
Deterministics, real-time behavior and high operating stability due to
RTX real-time extension by VenturCom.
Fully compatible with SIMATIC S7.
Configuration of the automation station with the standard SIMATIC
tools.

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2 Configuration of the Automation Solution
This chapter shows the hardware configuration of the automation solution.
The required hardware and software components are listed in tabular form
in chapter 2.2 Required components.
2.1 Display of the components involved
The following overview picture shows the hardware configuration of the
example and the respective software components.
Fig. 2-1


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2.2 Required components
The hardware and software components for SIMATIC PC station and I/O
are listed in the following tables.
Instead of the rack PC listed below it is also possible to use another
industrial PC (e.g. panel PC). You can order the components listed in the
tables directly in the Siemens A&D Mall at
https://mall.automation.siemens.com.
The FAQs are available on the A&D Support home page at
http://support.automation.siemens.com/ (enter the FAQ ID in the search
field).
Hardware components of the SIMATIC PC station (WinAC station)
Instead of the rack PC listed in the table another industrial PC (e.g.
panel PC) can also be used.
Table 2-1
Component No. MLFB/Order number Note
Industrial PC
SIMATIC Rack PC IL 40 S
1 6AG4011-1CA21-0JX0
Configurator: See
FAQ ID 17128155


Communications
processor
CP 5613 A2 for
PROFIBUS, PCI card
1 6GK1 561-3AA01
I/O hardware components
Table 2-2
Component No. MLFB/Order number Note
Load current supply
PS 307 2A
1 6ES 7307-1BA00-0AA0
Interface for ET200 M
IM153-2
1 6ES7 153-2AA02-0XB0
Simulator module
SM374
1 6ES7 374-2XH01-0AA0
Mounting rail L=480mm 1 6ES7 390-1AE80-0AA0
Hardware components for the PG/PC
Table 2-3
Component No. MLFB/Order number Note
Programming device
Power PG
1 6ES7751-0BA21-0LB2 Configurator: See
FAQ ID 17128155;
CP 5611 integrated

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Software components of the SIMATIC PC station (WinAC station)
Table 2-4
Component No. MLFB/Order number Note
SIMATIC WinAC RTX V4.1 1 6ES7671-0RC04-0YA0 SIMATIC NET CD
is included in the
WinAC package.
Software-components of the PG/PC
Table 2-5
Component No. MLFB/Order number Note
STEP 7 V5.3 1 6ES7 810-4CC07-0YA5
Example project
This example application consists of the following components.
Table 2-6
Component Note
21004765_WinAC_SK_CODE_v11.zip This zip file contains the STEP 7
project (incl hardware configuration
for both stations, connection
configuration, S7 programs in STL
source code).
21004765_WinAC_SK_DOKU_v11_e.pdf This document
2.3 Basic performance data
Information on the most important basic data of the WinAC RTX system
software is listed in the following table. You are provided with an overview
of the performance of this application and its components. A complete list
of the WinAC RTX performance data is available on the Internet at
https://mall.automation.siemens.com.
Table 2-7
Feature WinAC RTX
Main memory PC main memory fully usable
Load memory PC main memory fully usable
Retentivity (only with
UPS!)
All data (T, C, M and DBs as well as diagnostics buffer)
Information on UPS: See FAQ ID 17241008
S7 counter / S7 timer 512 / 512 (all retentive)
Block size 64 Kbytes
Number of blocks Limiting only by available PC main memory
Total number of DP
connections
4 (with CP5613 A2)
Connections 64
DP master equidistant Yes

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3 WinAC RTX Basics
What is WinAC RTX?
The Windows Automation Center with real-time extension (WinAC RTX)
offers the functionality of a programmable logic controller (PLC) in a PC-
based environment, e.g. Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional. The
controller performing the control tasks in WinAC RTX is the Windows Logic
Controller (WinLC).
Windows Logic Controller RTX (WinLC RTX)
The Windows Logic Controller with real-time extension (WinLC RTX) is the
key element of WinAC RTX. It executes the S7 program on the PC and
controls the connected distributed I/O. WinLC RTX is completely code
compatible with other SIMATIC S7 controllers. This ensures that existing
S7 programs of an S7-300 or S7-400 controller are also executable on
WinLC.
With regard to its functions WinAC RTX can be compared to an S7-400.
RTX real-time extension
WinLC RTX uses the real-time extensions (RTX) for Windows by
VenturCom. These extensions enable the following functions:
Deterministic operation with predictable response times.
Isochronous mode (equidistance, constant bus cycle time).
In case of a Windows system failure (blue screen) the process control
of WinLC keeps running independent of the operating system and can
thus be properly shut down (via interrupt OBs).
Performance of WinLC RTX
If you are interested in details on the performance of WinLC RTX please
refer to Example 4/8 entitled Operator Control and Monitoring with
WinCC. Among other things, this application deals with the following
topics:
The WinLC RTX cycle
Tuning for WinLC RTX (priorities, cycle times, idle times, etc.)
Visualization with WinCC.

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Software architecture
The figure below shows the configuration of a WinAC RTX system. It
illustrates the separation between Windows operating system and the RTX
real-time system by VenturCom on which WinAC RTX is based.

Process interface for WinAC RTX
The process interface of WinAC RTX is performed via PROFIBUS DP.
PROFIBUS communications processors (e.g. PCI card CP 5613 A2) are
plugged into the PC and configured as interface modules (IF modules) in
HW Config (as for the S7-400).
The CPs configured as IF modules are addressed via real-time hardware
drivers. This enables the isochronous mode (equidistance of the bus
cycles) for the connected DP master systems.
Up to four CPs can be configured as IF modules for WinAC RTX.
System communication with WinAC RTX
The system communication with WinAC RTX is performed via CPs which
are plugged into the PC. These CPs are configured via HW Config of the
SIMATIC PC station.
S7 communication is used for the system communication of SIMATIC S7
stations. To use S7 communication it is required to install the SIMATIC
NET PC software on the WinAC PC (the delivery of WinAC includes the
current SIMATIC NET CD).

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4 Installation of Hardware and Software
This chapter describes the installation of the components for the
application. It is divided into the following sections:
Topics
Chapter Title Page
4.1 Preliminary installation 12
4.2 Hardware installation 13
4.3 Installation of WinAC RTX 15
Installation sequence
A specific installation sequence should be followed to ensure correct
installation of the SIMATIC components. The components according to
their installation sequence are listed in the following table.
Table 4-1
No. Instruction Target system
1 STEP 7 V5.3 (or higher), see 4.1 Preliminary installation PG/PC
2 SIMATIC NET PC software V6.2 (or higher), see 4.1
Preliminary installation
WinAC station
3 Installation of the CP 5613 A2, see 4.2 Hardware
installation
WinAC station
4 WinAC RTX V4.1 (or higher), see 4.3 Installation of WinAC
RTX
This installation is divided into the following steps:
1. Installing and checking the VenturCom RTX
extensions
2. Installing and authorizing the WinAC RTX software
WinAC station
4.1 Preliminary installation
Introduction
It is absolutely necessary to install STEP 7 and the SIMATIC NET software
before installing WinAC RTX.
STEP 7
STEP 7 is installed on the PG/PC which is intended for the configuration
and the programming of the automation stations. Alternatively you can
install STEP 7 on the PC (WinAC station) on which WinAC is to run.
At this point the installation of STEP7 will not be described. The installation
takes place in the familiar Windows environment and is self-explanatory.

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SIMATIC NET
The SIMATIC NET PC software is installed on the same PC (WinAC
station) on which WinAC is to be installed. The software package includes
all aids required to install and operate a PC station.
Operating SIMATIC NET as described in this application does not require a
licensing.
From STEP 7 version 5.2 the Advanced PC Configuration procedure is
used to put PC stations into operation. It enables the configuration of PC
stations directly in STEP 7. Prior to the use of Advanced PC Configuration
we strongly recommend to read manual /2/ SIMATIC NET Commissioning
PC Stations Quick Start.
4.2 Hardware installation
Installation of the CP 5613 A2
Install the CP 5613 A2 in an available PCI slot of the rack PC. Proceed as
follows (see also FAQ ID 14179890, available on the A&D Support home
page at http://support.automation.siemens.com).
Depending on the automation task you can install up to four CP 5613 A2 in
the PC for process communication (for up to four DP master systems) with
WinAC RTX. The number of CPs is not limited for the system
communication (e.g. S7 communication) with WinAC RTX.
Table 4-2
No. Instruction
1 Turn off the SIMATIC PC and pull the mains plug.
Please observe the ESD measures for electrostatic sensitive devices. They
are available in each SIMATIC PC manual (/5/).
2 Open the PC (see manual of the device).
3 Plug the CP5613 A2 into an available PCI slot (see installation instructions
/6/).
Note
To use the isochronous mode for constant bus cycle time on PROFIBUS DP
it is required to install the CP 5613 A2 in a PCI slot without interrupt sharing.
In case of the Rack PC IL 40 P3 (6AG4010-0...) slots 1 or 3 or 4 are slots
without interrupt sharing. See also FAQ ID 12981782 (PCI slots without
interrupt sharing) or 13589353 (PCI slot numbering in SIMATIC PCs).
If you use a different PC consult the user manual of the PC or of the
mainboard.
4 Shut down the PC.
5 Start the PC. Windows detects the CP.

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Connecting distributed I/O
Distributed I/O is connected to the rack PC via the CP 5613 A2 on
PROFIBUS DP.
To connect the ET 200M I/O for this application proceed as follows:
Table 4-3
No. Instruction
1 Mount the
PS 307 2A power supply
Interface for ET200 M, IM153-2
SM374 simulator module
on a mounting rail (IM153-2 and SM371 connected via bus connector)
2 Connect IM153-2 to the power supply.
3 Connect the power supply to the corresponding supply voltage.
4 Connect IM153-2 to the CP 5613 A2 of the rack PC via a PROFIBUS line.
5 Switch on the power supply of the I/O.

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4.3 Installation of WinAC RTX
Note The PROFIBUS CP (e.g. CP 5613 A2) should be installed before
installing WinAC RTX.
Administrator rights (ADMIN) for your operating system are required for
the installation of WinAC RTX V4.0.

The installation of WinAC RTX is described in the following table.
Table 4-4
No. Instruction
1 The setup program starts automatically after inserting the WinAC RTX CD. If
the program does not start automatically execute the Setup.exe program
on the CD.
2 After selecting the language a dialog box is displayed which guides you
through the installation tasks.
3 Click the install VenturCom RTX button and follow the instructions in the
dialog box.
VenturCom RTX is installed on your PC.
Note
The license number (Runtime PAC Number) and the e-mail address for the
licensing of VenturCom RTX are on the rear of the WinAC RTX CD cover.
Note
If the error message Your System is using a HAL that is not supported by
RTX 5.12 is displayed during the installation of the VenturCom RTX
extensions, please read the FAQ with the ID 17053416 on the A&D Support
home page (http://support.automation.siemens.com).
4 After restarting the PC the functionality of the VenturCom RTX extensions
has to be checked.
Click the Step 2 circle in the WinAC RTX V4.1 Setup dialog. You receive
instructions for testing the RTX extensions.
5 By clicking the Step 3 circle in the installation dialog the installation of the
WinAC RTX software is started.

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5 Operating WinAC RTX
This section provides a brief overview of the use of WinAC RTX. Only the
functions which are absolutely necessary are explained in the following. It is
recommended to read the /1/ WinAC RTX manual for the use of
WinAC RTX.
Starting WinLC RTX
WinLC RTX is started via: Start Simatic PC Based Control
WinLC RTX. The WinAC RTX control panel is opened simultaneously.
The WinLC RTX control panel
The exterior of the WinLC RTX control panel resembles the appearance of
a conventional S7-400 controller. It features the same status LEDs as well
as buttons to change the mode.
The control panel can be shut down during operating WinLC RTX, the
controller keeps running. To restart the control panel double-click in the
task bar.
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Operating WinLC RTX
The symbol in the task bar indicates that the WinLC RTX controller is
running. A green margin signals RUN or RUN-P mode, a yellow
margin indicates STOP mode.
The buttons of the WinLC RTX control panel are explained in the following
table. The point on the right of the button indicates the current mode.
Table 5-1
Button Function
Setting the RUN-P mode
Setting the RUN mode
Setting the STOP mode
A memory reset of the controller is performed
Shutting down the WinLC RTX controller
The controller is not terminated by shutting down the control panel (the
symbol is still in the task bar). To terminate WinAC RTX and thus the
process control proceed as follows:
Table 5-2
No. Instruction
1 Open the WinLC RTX control panel by double-clicking .
2 Select CPU Shut down Controller in the menu.
3 Confirm the dialog box by clicking Yes to terminate the process control.

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6 Embedding of WinAC RTX in Totally Integrated
Automation (TIA)
Introduction
This chapter deals with the integration of WinAC RTX in the automation
world of SIMATIC. You are provided with information on how to configure
the WinAC RTX controller.
Topics
Chapter Title Page
7.1 Installing the PC station 20
7.2 Process interface of WinAC RTX 23
7.3 WinAC RTX and STEP 7 28
6.1 Installing the PC station
A PC station is a PC (e.g. rack PC) as a component in an automation
solution with SIMATIC.
The configuration tool (SIMATIC Manager, HW Config, ...) handles the PC
station in a similar way to a SIMATIC-400 station. In a PC station
components or modules are plugged on a rack, even if this rack is only
virtual. The configuration data are configured with HW Config or NetPro
and loaded to the PC station.
Components of the PC station
The PC station consists of the actual PC and components which are
plugged on a virtual rack using the software. The components
communicate via a PC-internal software bus which can be compared to the
backplane bus of the S7-400. The components can be hardware or
software components.
A selection of possible components is listed in the table below. Only the
components PROFIBUS-CP and WinAC RTX are used in this
application.
Table 6-1
Hardware components Software components
SIMATIC WinAC Slot 412 / 416
(S7-400 controller as PCI card)
Various PROFIBUS or Ethernet
CPs (configured mode has to be
Configured Mode).
WinAC Basis / RTX
SIMATIC NET OPC Server
WinCC
ProTool Pro
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Station Configuration Editor
The Station Configuration Editor is the tool used to plug the components
into a slot of the virtual rack of the PC station. This workstep corresponds to
the hardware plugging of S7-400 modules into an S7-400 rack.
The Station Configuration Editor makes available a virtual rack with 32
slots. You can plug the desired components into these slots mostly
without having to observe slot rules.
The components are configured completely from STEP 7 (via
SIMATIC Manager, HW Config, NetPro, ...).
Open the Station Configuration Editor via:
Start Station Configuration Editor
or by double-clicking in the task bar.
Interface of the Station Configuration Editor
The screenshot below shows the configuration of the PC station after the
installation of WinAC RTX. The red cross in the status field indicates that
no configuration data have been loaded from HW Config.
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Important settings in the Station Configuration Editor
To apply the example project for this application, the following settings
should be made in the Station Configuration Editor:
Change the station name to PCWinAC using the Station Name
button.
WinLC RTX should be on slot (Index) 2.
Note Importing the configuration using the Import Station (XDB import)
function is not possible in WinAC (Basis, RTX, Slot).

The Configuration Console tool
The Configuration Console tool is used to manage the SIMATIC NET
configuration of a PC station.
The tool is opened via:
Start Simatic SIMATIC NET Settings Configuration Console
Functions of Configuration Console
The following table provides a brief overview of the functions of
Configuration Console. A complete description is available in manual /6/
Industrial Communication with PG/PC.
Table 6-2
Field Functions
Applications OPC settings: Terminating OPC server, OPC protocol selection,
symbols, OPC trace, protocol trace
Modules Settings and diagnostics for the existing communications cards:
Selection of mode, version information, address information,
network diagnostics, display of the network stations (only MPI
and PROFIBUS), reading of the softnet DP trace
Access points Managing the access points for SIMATIC software.

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6.2 Process interface of WinAC RTX
Introduction
The process interface for WinAC RTX to PROFIBUS DP is currently e.g.
performed via CP 5613 or CP 5613 A2. In the future a process interface will
also be possible via CP 5611. This enables plugging up to four CPs into the
PC and thus configuring up to four DP master systems.
The CP, analog to the S7-400, is configured as interface module
(IF module) in WinAC RTX. This configuration is performed in the Station
Configuration Editor and described in the following.
CPs which are configured as IF modules are addressed via real-time
hardware drivers. This enables the isochronous mode (constant bus cycle
times) for the connected PROFIBUS DP.
Configuration of the CP 5613 A2 as IF module
To configure a CP 5613 A2 as IF module for WinAC RTX follow the steps
listed in the table below:
Table 6-3
No. Instruction
1 Make sure that the WinAC RTX controller is shut down (in the control panel
via menu CPU Shut Down Controller).
2 Open the Station Configuration Editor via
Start Station Configuration Editor
or by double-clicking in the task bar.

3 Open the WinLC Properties dialog box for WinLC RTX via:
Right mouse click on WinLC RTX Properties
4 Select a slot for the IF
module (e.g. IF1) and
open the Add CP
Module to WinLC
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No. Instruction
5 Select the CP you want to configure as IF module for WinAC RTX from the
list.
Confirm your selection by clicking OK.
6 Confirm the restart request by clicking Yes.
Note
The baud rate of the CP 5613 A2 may be set to 187.5 Kbps after restarting. If
you want to configure the WinAC station using PROFIBUS the PG/PC
interface of the PG has to be set accordingly.
The current bus parameters of a CP 5613 A2 can be displayed in the
WinLC Properties dialog box by clicking the Diagnostics button (requires
that the WinLC RTX controller is started).

Note After configuring a CP as IF module for WinAC RTX it is no longer visible
under Configuration Console. Diagnostics is performed via either
STEP 7 or the WinLC Properties dialog box (by clicking the
Diagnostics button for the corresponding IF module) in the
Station Configuration Editor.
IRQ settings General information
IRQ means Interrupt Request. An IRQ is used to inform the PC processor
that a PC component (e.g. the CP 5613 A2) wants to perform a specific
action. This is done via interrupt lines which are continuously polled by a
controller with regard to an interrupt request. One line is assigned to each
component. 16 interrupt lines (the IRQs) are available in a PC. Two
components can also share a line (interrupt sharing), but this may cause
delays during processing interrupt requests.

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Displaying the current IRQ settings
You can view the current IRQ settings of your PC via the system
information. Simply follow the instructions listed in the table:
Table 6-4
No. Instruction
1 Open the Run dialog box via
Start Run
2 Enter msinfo32 in the Open box and click OK.
The system information is displayed.
3 Navigate in the left tree of the system information:
System information Hardware resources IRQs

The device names of CPs configured as IF modules end with for WinLC
RTX.
IRQs which are not occupied are not listed (in the figure IRQs 7, 10 and 11;
IRQ 2 is always diverted to IRQ 9).
IRQ setting for the PROFIBUS CPs
The installed CP 5613 A2 have to feature an individual interrupt line and an
individual IRQ to use the isochronous mode for constant bus cycle time on
PROFIBUS DP.
This requirs either the installation of the CPs in a PCI slot without interrupt
sharing (see 4.2 Hardware installation) or the deactivation of all
components which use the same IRQ.
If the system information of your PC determined that the CP configured as
IF module shares its IRQ with other modules you can change the IRQ
settings of the CP as described in the following:

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Table 6-5
No. Instruction
1 Open the RTX Properties dialog box via:
Start Programs VenturCom RTX RTX Properties
2 Click the Plug and Play tab.
The modules which are operated with a real-time hardware driver are listed, thus also
the CP 5613 A2 configured as IF module.

4 Open the RTX PCI Device Properties dialog box via:
Right mouse click on the CP Properties
5 Enter an available IRQ between 3 and 15 in the IRQ box (see system information).
Select Device Exclusive in the Disposition box.

6 Click OK to confirm the settings and close the RTX-Properties dialog box by clicking
OK.
7 Restart the PC.

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No. Instruction
8 Check the IRQ settings via the system information.
Possible reasons for unsuccessful settings are listed in the following:
The used PCI slot uses IRQ sharing.
This is the case if you selected an available IRQ for the CP but if a second module
occupies the same IRQ after the restart. There are two options to solve this
problem:
Install the CP in a different (IRQ sharing-free) slot. Refer to FAQ ID 12981782
or 13589353 or the user manual of your PC or mainboard. If no information on
the IRQ sharing-free PCI slots of your PC is available searching for a PCI slot
without IRQ sharing may take a considerable period of time.
Deactivate or remove all devices which use the same IRQ. Such a device may
e.g. be the USB controller (see 5 Optimizing the PC platform for WinAC RTX) or
an Ethernet card (deactivation via device manager).
The selected IRQ has already been used:
Select a different IRQ for the CP.
System communication with WinAC RTX
System communication with WinAC RTX is performed via the CPs installed
in the PC. These CPs are configured via HW Config of the SIMATIC PC
station.
S7 communication is used for the system communication of SIMATIC S7
stations. This topic is described in detail in the application on
Communication: S7 Communication with BSEND/BRCV for WinAC RTX
and S7-300 via Industrial Ethernet (Entry ID: 20987361).
6.3 WinAC RTX and STEP 7
Introduction
This chapter describes the configuration of WinAC RTX with STEP 7. The
intention is to make clear that there are no functional differences compared
to the configuration of an S7-300 or S7-400.
Opening the example project
The information in this chapter is explained using an example project. To
open the example project retrieve the project WinLC_SK.zip, which is in
the 21004765_WinAC_SK_CODE_v11.zip ZIP file, in the SIMATIC
Manager. Subsequently open the project WinLC.

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WinAC RTX in the SIMATIC Manager
The WinAC RTX controller is configured in a SIMATIC PC station. It is
inserted into the STEP 7 project like an S7-400 station.
Note The name of the SIMATIC PC station in the STEP 7 project has to be
identical with the station name in the Station Configuration Editor of the
target PC (on which WinAC RTX runs). See screenshot below.

Configuration in HW Config
The hardware configuration for WinAC RTX is identical to the hardware
configuration of an S7 hardware controller. The configuration of the target
PC (from the Station Configuration Editor) is reproduced in HW Config of
the SIMATIC PC station.
A DP master system is automatically connected to the CPs on the IF slots.
In this system you can configure the distributed I/O of the WinAC RTX
controller.
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Loading the configuration
Depending on how you connect your PG to the WinAC station the following
options of loading the configuration to WinAC RTX are available. The
options and the corresponding procedure are listed in the following table.
Table 6-6
Configuration Procedure
STEP 7 and WinAC RTX
on the same PC
Set the S7ONLINE access point to PC internal in
the Set PG/PC Interface dialog box.
PG and WinAC station
connected via
PROFIBUS
1. Configure a PROFIBUS CP (e.g. as IF module for
WinAC RTX) in the Station Configuration Editor of
the WinAC station.
2. Adapt the HW Config of the STEP 7 project
correspondingly.
3. Set the PG/PC interface of your PG to
PROFIBUS. Make sure that you use the same
bus parameters (baud rate!) as in the target CP of
the WinAC station.
4. Connect your PG to the configured CP of the
WinAC station via a PROFIBUS line.
5. Load the hardware configuration to the
WinAC station (make sure that the PROFIBUS
address is correct).
Note
During configuring the CP 5613 A2 as IF module the
baud rate may initially be set to 187.5 Kbps. It is then
required to set the PG/PC interface on the PG
accordingly.
PG and WinAC station
connected via Industrial
Ethernet
1. Configure an Ethernet CP (e.g. the integrated
Ethernet card of the rack PC) in the Station
Configuration Editor of the WinAC station.
2. Adapt the HW Config of the STEP 7 project
accordingly (same MAC and IP address as in the
WinAC station!).
3. Set the PG/PC interface of your PG to TCP/IP.
Make sure that you use the same bus parameters
as in the target CP of the WinAC station.
4. Connect your PG to the configured CP of the
WinAC station via an Ethernet line.
5. Load the hardware configuration to the
WinAC station (make sure that the IP address is
correct).

Note For simple switching of the PG/PC interface it is recommended to add a
PG/PC object to the STEP 7 project.
The example project already contains this object.

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Loading the S7 program
Loading the S7 program is identical to loading the configuration to the
WinAC station:
Table 6-7
No. Instruction
1 Connect STEP 7 and the WinAC station (see previous section).
2 Select the block folder of the example project WinLC.
3
Load the blocks to the WinAC RTX controller by clicking this button .
PG routing with WinAC RTX
PG routing is not dealt with in this application. The following sections
provide basic information.
WinAC RTX supports PG routing. This ensures that STEP 7 can reach
further S7 stations in other subnets on a PG/PC via the CPs of a
WinAC station.
This requires that the CPs are set to Configured Mode and that they exist
in the configuration of the WinAC station in the STEP 7 project. It is
insignificant whether the CPs are configured as IF modules for WinAC RTX
or not.

Startup and diagnostics with the SIMATIC Manager
The startup and diagnostic tools of the SIMATIC Manager can be applied to
the WinAC RTX controller without restrictions. The procedure is identical to
the procedure in the hardware S7 controllers.
However, the CPs plugged into the PC and used by WinAC RTX dont
make diagnostic information available. Diagnostics of these modules is
performed directly in the WinAC station via the Configuration Console
management console or the Station Configuration Editor.

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7 Operating the Example Program
Introduction
The S7 program of the example program is explained in this chapter. You
are provided with detailed information on the functionality of the program,
the assignment of inputs and outputs on the distributed I/O as well as the
operation of the program.
Note This chapter does not include an extensive program description. This
application does not focus on the S7 program; it focuses on the
configuration of WinAC RTX as well as on the process interface via
distributed I/O.

Functionality of the S7 program
The S7 program from the example project is used to control a virtual mixing
plant and rack. This plant consists of:
A boiler with two inlet and one outlet valves
A mixer for the boiler
A heater as well as a cooler for the liquid in the boiler.
The user has the option to influence the mixing process by selecting
different recipe data records.
Assignment of inputs and outputs
The S7 program is operated via digital inputs. The actual process is
controlled via digital outputs. The assignment of inputs and outputs is listed
in the following table.
Table 7-1
Channel Symbol Function
E0.0 IN_Start_Process Start mixing process
E0.1
E0.2
Selection of recipe:
00: Keep current recipe
10: Select recipe 1
01: Select recipe 2
11: Select recipe 3
A0.0 Out_InValve1 Open inlet valve 1
A0.1 Out_InValve2 Open inlet valve 2
A0.2 Out_OutValve Open outlet valve
A0.3 Out_Heater Turn on heater
A0.4 Out_Cooler Turn on cooler
A0.5 Out_Mixer Turn on mixer
A0.7 Out_Cycle Continuous flashlight (flashes every 10 cycles)

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Operating the program
To start and operate the mixing process follow the instructions listed in the
following table.
Table 7-2
No. Instruction
1 Requirements for starting the mixing process:
The WinAC RTX controller has to be configured correctly
The configuration and the example program have to be loaded to WinAC
RTX
WinAC RTX has to be in RUN or RUN-P mode
The controller is ready to start the mixing process as soon as you see the
flashlight at output A0.7.
2 Select a recipe via the digital inputs E0.1 and E0.2.
3 Start the mixing process with input E0.0.
Switch E0.0 to 1.
4 The status of the controller is indicated at the digital outputs or in the
variable table VAT_1.

5 The mixing process is stopped by setting E0.0 to 0.
The current process is completed.

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8 Bibliography
This list is by no means exhaustive and only gives a selection of
appropriate sources. After installing the respective product most manuals
are available via:
Start Simatic Documentation English
The Product Support is available on the Internet at:
http://support.automation.siemens.com (enter the Entry ID in the search
field).
Table 8-1
No. Topic Title
1 Description of functions and operation of
WinAC RTX V4.1.
Available on the WinAC RTX V4.1 CD or
directly from the control panel: Menu Help
Help on Controller.
SIMATIC WinAC RTX V4.1
2 Description or information on:
General information on the PC tools
Functions of NCM PC
Available in the Product Support; Entry ID:
13542666.
SIMATIC NET
Commissioning PC
Stations Manual / Quick
Start for SIMATIC NCM PC
/ STEP 7 version V5.2 and
higher
3 Manual for industrial communication on PG/PC
with SIMATIC NET.
Available in the Product Support; Entry ID:
2044387.
SIMATIC NET Industrial
Communication with
PG/PC
4 Complete overview of the organization blocks
(OB), system functions (SFC), system and
standard function blocks (SFB) and standard
function blocks as well as IEC functions
contained in the operating systems of the
CPUs of S7-300 and S7-400.
Available in the Product Support; Entry ID:
1214574.
System software for S7-
300/400 system- and
standard functions
5 Manual for SIMATIC Rack PC IL40S
Available in the Product Support; Entry ID:
15317654.
SIMATIC Rack PC IL40S
manual
6 Installation instructions for CP 5613 A2
available in the Product Support; Entry ID:
13664901.
SIMATIC NET product
information / installation
instructions for CP 5613
A2, CP5614, CP5613 FO,
CP5614 FO