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article image The CPU comes standard with a 12Mbs to 187.5Kbs MPI port.

VIPA, represented in Australia by Automation Warehouse , has released the new SPEED7 CPU 314/ST, which is programmed by STEP7 from Siemens.

Instruction set compatible and more than 10x faster (0.014µs) than a Siemens S7-400, the new SPEED7 is built into the very competitive S7-300 type housing.

The SPEED7 CPU represents an excellent alternative for any user with a S7-300 or S7-400 project.

The CPU 314/ST is shipping with 2Mb work memory and 2Mb load memory. 16 Digital I/O is also included plus 4 analogue inputs and 2 analogue outputs and 1xPT100 and 4x100Khz high-speed counters onboard.

A 10/100Mb TCP/IP port comes onboard standard for programming or SCADA connection. A standard 12Mb Profibus DP Master/Slave port is integrated into every CPU.

A special high speed parallel bus is available to the left of the CPU for communication processors, function modules, fast digital input cards and fast analogue input cards. To the right of the CPU a standard S7-300 card from Siemens or 300V cards from VIPA can be connected.

The new CPU comes standard with a 12Mbs to 187.5Kbs MPI port for the Siemens MPI adapter cable or by using the low cost VIPA Green cable for programming.

The MPI port can connect to operator panels simultaneously as programming with a laptop. The MPI port also supports Siemens Global Data communications to up to 8 partners. These partners can be VIPA 100V, 200V, 300V, 300S, 500V, Siemens S7-300 and S7-400 CPUs.

Also included is a MMC slot for program backup or storage of complete symbols and comments from STEP7. It uses a standard MMC so that users can read and write to it, also via a standard MMC card reader. Any file type can be stored on the MMC in this way, for example, Word, Excel, Access, pdf and CAD, in fact any type at all.

Users can configure the SPEED7 CPU with existing STEP7 and cables, or can use the VIPA WinPLC7 software.

VIPA also supplies the MPI cables that autodetect PPI/MPI/Teleservice environments and allow programming to all VIPA and Siemens S7 CPUs.

A free CD and brochures on automation products are available from Automation Warehouse Pty Ltd.

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