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How can you communicate data between the S7-200 and the S7-300 via PROFIBUS DP?
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The S7-200 can be incorporated as slave in a PROFIBUS DP netw ork w ith the EM277 module. The process is
described below taking the example of an S7-226 (slave) connected to an S7-314C-2 DP (master).

The figure below show s the sample configuration:


Fig. 01

Configuration of the slave (S7-200)
The activities here are limited to setting the PROFIBUS DP address that must match the configuration in the master.

No. Procedure
1 Sw itch off the module's pow er supply.
2 Set the defined PROFIBUS DP address on the EM277. To do this you turn the low er address sw itch so that the
arrow points to the desired number ("3" in the sample configuration).


Fig. 02
3 Sw itch the module's pow er supply on again.

A new ly set PROFIBUS DP is recognized only after turning the pow er supply on.

Configuration of the m aster (S7-300)

Here you integrate the EM277 module in your S7-300 configuration, connect it to the PROFIBUS DP and configure the
data communication betw een master and slave.

No. Procedure
1 Create a new project in the SIMATIC Manager.
2 Insert an S7-300 station and a PROFIBUS DP netw ork in the new project.
3 Open the "HW Config" editor and insert a channel, pow er supply and a CPU 314C-2 DP. Connect the CPU to the
PROFIBUS DP segment.


Fig. 03
4 You must integrate the EM277 in the hardw are catalog of STEP 7 afterw ards using a GSD file, because it is not
included by default. The GSD file for the EM277 is located in the Internet on the SIMATIC Customer Support
w ebsite in Entry ID:  113652 (/cs/document/113652/profibus-gsd-files-%3a-simatic?lc=en-w w ) .
Detailed instructions on how to import a GSD file in STEP 7 are available in Entry ID:
 2383630 (/cs/document/2383630/how -do-you-integrate-a-gsd-file-into-the-step-7-hw -config-for-profibus-or-
profinet?lc=en-w w )
5 To find the new module quickly you can use the Find function in the hardw are catalog.


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