The WinMOD Configurations connect the automation system by different manufacturers to WinMOD Systems.

WinMOD Configurations

The WinMOD Configurations connect the automation system by different manufacturers to WinMOD Systems. The outstanding features are real-time performance, the combinability and scalability from small to large WinMOD Projects.

The available WinMOD Configurations enable the virtual connection of all standard automation systems (AS). For each AS product, several configurations are available for different operating conditions. For the selection of configuration, it is recommended to take advise from the WinMOD Team. The goal in selecting the WinMOD Configurations must have best possible performance in run mode and avoidance of software changes in AS. It is possible for connected AS to transmit cyclic, acyclic and safety signal.

Configuring the WinMOD Configuration

The connection between the project in AS system and the project in WinMOD System can transmit several thousand signals. The WinMOD Configurations provide assistance functions to assist in editing. They use existing engineering data:

  • from the programming system of AS
  • from the planning tools (E-Plan)
  • from the user-specific database mapping

Currently available WinMOD configurations (Further configurations are in preparation)

  • A740 for automation systems with PROFIBUS DP Multislave-Emulation
  • A750 for SIMATIC S7/ PCS7 Simulation PLCSIM (subsequent product A755)
  • A755 for SIMATIC S7/PCS7 Simulation for Remote Coupling with S7 PLCSim
  • A756 for SIMATIC S7/PCS7 Simulation for Remote Coupling with S7 PLCSim Advanced
  • A770 for SIMATIC S7 with MPI coupling (RS-232 and TCP/IP)
  • A780 for SIMATIC PCS7/S7 with PROFIBUS DP & PROFINET IO
    (Release until SIMULATIONUnit version 8.x)
  • A800 for SIMATIC S7-Controller with PROFINET IO/ PROFIBUS DP
  • B110 for Ethernet/IP coupling for Allen Bradley (Rockwell AS)
  • I200 for TCP/IP coupling for TwinCAT (Beckhoff)
  • I300 for TCP/IP coupling for B&R systems (control and fleet management systems)
  • X520 for INTERBUS Multislave-Emulation and PC WORX (PHOENIX CONTACT)
  • X620 for automation systems with MODBUS coupling (RS-232 or RS-485)
  • X620 I/O for automation systems with RS-232 or RS-485 for variable I/O coupling
  • X630 for automation systems with MODBUS coupling (TCP/IP)
  • X630 I/O for automation systems with TCP/IP (MODBUS) for variable I/O coupling
  • X640 Configuration Add-On for Configuration X630 for Modbus TCP Multislave Simulation
  • X700 for PROFINET IO Multidevice-Emulation and PC WORX (PHOENIX CONTACT)
  • Y200 with DLL Shared Memory for external applications
  • Y500 OPC – Client

Integration of the WinMOD Configuration into project settlement

In the WinMOD Project, the WinMOD Configurations are described as the structure of simulated field devices. In the first part of  WinMOD Project, every signal in the WinMOD System Software can be connected to a configurable WinMOD Signal Element. Therefore, the signal value can be visualized and can be actively adjusted to the appropriate setting.

Scaling

WinMOD Systems can be connected to multiple communication channels with appropriate communication equipment. They can be from similar or different WinMOD Configurations. In communication with the scalability and multi-instance capability of the WinMOD System Software, task-specific, very complex and large-scale WinMOD Projects can be realized.

Development

The WinMOD Configurations belong to core competence in WinMOD System Platform. The development of WinMOD Configuration is given by

  • new neutral communication profiles such as OPC UA, PROFINET via TSN and many more
  • new manufacturer specific communication for the Virtual Commissioning (for ex. Simulation Unit)
  • new possibilities for data exchange with the engineering tools of the AS manufacturers (eg TIA openness) or AML-based configuration data

The resulting development requirements in terms of feasibility, real-time capability and performance are significant. The selection of WinMOD Configurations for the project specific requirements must be consulted by WinMOD Consultants to ensure the feasibility and selection of best conceptual configuration.

Information about new configurations or updates can be found under the menu item News. For more information please contact our WinMOD Team.