With smaller client-server systems it is possible to use a SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS server with dual-channel functionality. This implements the communication with the APACS/QUADLOG controllers and the SIMATIC PCS 7 automation systems via two separate communication channels.
The SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS V9.0 runtime software is based on the SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 operator system.
You can find information on the product range and the ordering data for SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 in the ST PCS 7 catalog.
The following software components are required depending on the configuration of the SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ operator system as a single station or client/server combination (single or redundant server):
SIMATIC PCS 7 ARCHITECTURE
OS single station
SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS Single Station Pack V9.0 (2 000 PO)
SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS Server Pack V9.0 (2 000 PO)
SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS Redundant Server Pack V9.0 (2 000 PO)
SIMATIC PCS 7 OS Software Client V9.0
(See section “OS Software” in ST PCS 7 catalog)
The number of process objects (PO) supplied with the software components in the table is expandable with SIMATIC PCS 7 OS Runtime licenses from the “OS Software” section of the ST PCS 7 catalog. In this section of the catalog, you can also select additional software for SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ operator systems.
Appropriate basic hardware for a PCS 7/APACS+ operator station as a single station, server or client version can be found in the section “Industrial Workstation/IPC” of the ST PCS 7 catalog.
Communication between the APACS+/QUADLOG controllers on the M-Bus and the SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS on the Industrial Ethernet plant bus usually takes place via the Industrial Ethernet module IEM (see last paragraph of this section). In the case of small configurations with limited expansion, a SIMATIC PCS 7/APACS+ OS station can also be directly linked to an APACS+ MBUS segment by means of an APACS+/QUADLOG MBI PCI card.