echolink S7-compact

Protocol Converter for Data Exchange Between Different Controllers

echolink S7-compact enables simple and fast integration of SIMATIC S7-200/300/400 controllers into Ethernet networks. This enables programming, configuration and SCADA applications such as STEP7, TIA Portal, WinCC or OPC Servers to robustly and cost-effectively access up to 32 automation devices in parallel. The adapter can be plugged directly into the MPI connection and replaces expensive Siemens CP communication processors. The looped-through programming device socket allows retroactive piggyback mounting.

For configuration purposes, echolink s7-compact can be integrated as a programming device in the familiar STEP7 or TIA Portal development tools. In addition, a web interface is available for basic settings, e.g. the PROFIBUS subscriber address or the IP address. SIMATIC S7-200/300/400 controllers without Ethernet connection can also be connected to SIMATIC S7-1200/1500 controllers with Ethernet connection via the adapter. echolink s7-compact can be supplied with power directly via the SIMATIC S7 or via the 24 V connection.


Integration of S7-200, S7-300 and S7-400 into 10/100 Mbit Ethernet Networks

  • Direct communication with one or several controllers in any kind of TCP network structure
  • Support of up to 16 simultaneous connections
  • Use of standard TCP/IP for communication within plant or company networks and with the Internet
  • Expansion of participants using MPI or PROFIBUS via pass-through PG port
  • Interference-free integration into existing control systems
  • Centralized configuration of all adapters in the network via NetCon S7 software
  • Power supply directly from controller or via external power supply
  • Cost-effective solution alternative

Programming Adapter Supporting all Relevant S7 Engineering Tools

  • Interface for programming controllers via Ethernet
  • Compatibility with STEP7, TIA-Portal, WinCC and WinCC flexible
  • Display and configuration of the adapter in STEP7 or TIA portal

Application Integration through RFC1006 and OPC UA

  • Connection to HMI station and PLC directly via RFC1006 Ethernet protocol
  • Support of OPC and OPC UA by using dataFEED OPC Suite for integration into higher-level systems, e.g. for production management

Order lnformation

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware echolink S7-compact
Documentation Download (see below): Product handbook and configuration tutorials
Order Numbers  
GPL-CS-191000 echolink S7-compact
Additional Products and Services  
LRL-DY-134501 dataFEED OPC Suite
LRL-DY-132101 dataFEED OPC Server Siemens
GAA-DX-145111 uaGate SI
GAL-YY-143101 echocollect e (and other echocollect variants)
110-1000-01 Training “Industrial Ethernet – Troubleshooting in Automation“, 3 days

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