7. CONNECTION TO FA NETWORKS
The PROFIBUS–DP board provides a field network conforming to
DIN19245. The Power Mate i provides slave and master functions for
In PROFIBUS–DP communication, two types of nodes are involved: a
master station (also referred to as a DP–Master) and a slave station (also
referred to as a DP–Slave). DI/DO data is exchanged between a
DP–Master and DP–Slave according to a data exchange request from the
The DP–Master function is referred to as the PROFIBUS–DP Master
(class1) function (simply referred to as the master function). The
DP–Slave function is referred to as the PROFIBUS–DP Slave function
(simply referred to as the slave function).
The PROFIBUS–DP board can be inserted into an FA network expansion
slot of the Power Mate i.
1 For details of the PROFIBUS–DP, refer to the
“PROFIBUS–DP Operator’s Manual” (B–62924EN).
2 The PROFIBUS–DP board cannot be used with the
DeviceNet board at the same time.
3 When the PROFIBUS–DP slave board and PROFIBUS–DP
master board are used at the same time, the bus connector
manufactured by Siemens described later cannot
sometimes be used as the cable–side connector to be
connected, depending on the axis control card specified.
(Interference between the optical connector on the axis
control card and the bus connector occurs.)