Hello dear community,
could you give any tips or links to an example of how to integrate the gateway into a Simatic Manager project, S7 5.5 SP2 ? (PSC7)
I saw some videos with TiA Portal but did not find any for the old software.
As I understood it is needed to introduce the device in the project.
thank you in advance
you don't need to add the gateway ( IOT2040 or MindConnect Nano) to the Simatic Manager Project. You only need to know the DB number, offsets and the datatypes of the variables you want to read from your controller. All the configuration is done on the gateway itself.
I shouldn't matter that the project is done with Simatic Manager instead of TIA Portal.
the easiest way to connect the S7-300/400 to MindSphere is the MindConnect Iot2040 (or MindConnect Nano). But you can't change the gateways software, you can only configure which PLC variables you want to send to MindSphere (and from which PLC you want to read them). The security between the Gateway and MindSphere is ensured by HTTPS and device authentication, which are both mandatory/enforced to connect to MindSphere.