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Labview for SPS

Hello,

in our company we use Labview to define the operation of plants for different customers. Now a customer wants to operate a plant which should be build from our company with a Siemens SPS. The plants of the customers of our company are usally very similar.

Is it possible to use the defined Labview project in an easy way for operation with a Siemens SPS?

 

We saw there is a possibility to use C/C++ with a Siemens SPS. Would it be a solution to migrate the Labview project to C/C++? If yes how?

 

Best regards,

CB1000

 

 

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I have not heard of a Siemens SPS before.

 

I can tell you, there really is no way you'd want to try to "migrate" LabVIEW to C/C++.  Though it is possible to build LabVIEW VI's into .dll's that can be called by other languages.

 

Is SPS a software program by Siemens?  What does it do?  What interface does it have that you can communicate with it?  There are a number of ways LabVIEW can talk to other software via TCP/IP or other communication protocols.

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Hi,

 

the English term for SPS is PLC, and Siemens sells a lot of them...

 

You cannot convert your LabVIEW project into a PLC program (to put it in simple words). There are toolkits available to communicate with a Siemens PLC from LabVIEW, but this probably isn't what you want to do?

Best regards,
GerdW

using LV2011SP1 + LV2017 (+LV2020 sometimes) on Win10+cRIO
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@GerdW wrote:

the English term for SPS is PLC, and Siemens sells a lot of them...


Well that explains a lot.  I searched for "Siemens SPS" and just found a conference.

 

Yeah, PLCs are all there own thing, using Ladder Logic.  But I have communicated with PLCs using EthernetIP (NI has a good toolkit for this) and simple DIO (usually "Part Good" and/or "Part Bad" lines).


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PLC's I know.  "SPS"  I've never heard that abbreviation before.

 

I'm using Modbus TCP/IP to communicate with PLC's.  And they are using ladder logic for their internal programming.

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Hi,

 

SPS is German for "Speicher-Programmierbare Steuerung" (here)...

Best regards,
GerdW

using LV2011SP1 + LV2017 (+LV2020 sometimes) on Win10+cRIO
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