NETLink S7-Compact

Compact PROFIBUS/MPI Adapter for Ethernet Connection of SIMATIC S7 Controllers

NETLink 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 access up to 32 automation devices robustly and cost-effectively in parallel. The adapter can be plugged directly into the MPI connector and replaces expensive Communication Processors. The looped-through programming device socket allows retroactive piggyback mounting.

For configuration purposes, NETLink 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. NETLink S7-Compact can be supplied with power directly via the SIMATIC S7 controller or via the 24VDC 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
  • 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

Technical Data

NETLink S7-Compact
General Information Supported Controllers Siemens SIMATIC S7-200, S7-300, and S7-400
  Housing, Dimensions 40 x 17 x 64 mm (W x H x D)
  Weight Approx. 110 g
  System Requirements No limitation (the driver for SIMATIC NETLink-S7-NET only Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10, 2K3 R2, 2K8 R2, 2K12 R2)
  Configuration Software Web configuration
PC Communication Interface Number 1
  Type Ethernet 10 Base-T, Ethernet 100 Base-TX
  Connection RJ45
  Supported Transfer Rates to PLC 9.6 KBit/s ... 12 MBit/s with automatic detection
  Supported Transfer Rates to PC 10/100 Mbps autom. detection
  Supported Bus Systems PROFIBUS, MPI
  Simultaneous Connections 16 TCP/IP connections
MPI/PROFIBUS Communication Interface Number 1
  Type RS485, isolated
  Connection SUB-D male connector, 9-pin. with PG interface and repeater
  Transmission Rate Max. 12 Mbps autom. detection
  Status Indicator 5 LEDs, 2 of them bicolor
  Voltage Supply 24 VDC, 18–30 V DC
  Current Draw Max. 200 mA with 24 VDC
  Simultaneous Connections 32 MPI / PROFIBUS connections
Ambient conditions Ambient Temperature 0 °C ... +60°C
  Transport & Storage Temperature -20 °C … +80 °C
  Relative Air Humidity 95% RH without condensation
  Pollution Degree 2
  Protection rating IP20
  Approvals CE

Order lnformation

Scope of Delivery  
Hardware NETLink S7-Compact
Documentation Download (see below): Product handbook and configuration tutorials
Order Numbers  
GPA-CS-041000 NETLink S7-Compact
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