IP-S7-Link .Net Advanced MATLAB Code Snippets

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Use one of the different PLC device providers by instantiating an instance of the appropriate PlcDevice class derivates.

>> device = SiemensDevice(IPDeviceEndPoint('192.168.0.80'));

After an instance of (for e.g.) the SiemensDevice class has been created just use the properties provided by the class to setup the appropriate device metadata.

>> device = SiemensDevice(IPDeviceEndPoint('192.168.0.80'));
>> device.Type = SiemensDeviceType.S71200;

In the most scenarios its already enough to create a device using the appropriate device type in the constructor of the device, because the default channel does mostly match the common needs.

>> device = SiemensDevice(IPDeviceEndPoint('192.168.0.80'), SiemensDeviceType.S71200);

The toolbox does provide the ability to define different types of end points through the PlcDeviceEndPoint class. The most common end point implementation to use is the IPDeviceEndPoint class. Using this class it is possible to specify the IP address and optionally the rack and slot number of the PLC.

>> endPoint = IPDeviceEndPoint('192.168.0.80');
 
% Alternatively also specify the rack.
>> endPointWithRack = IPDeviceEndPoint('192.168.0.80', 0);
 
% Alternatively also specify the rack and slot.
>> endPointWithRackSlot = IPDeviceEndPoint('192.168.0.80', 0, 2);

After creating an instance of one of the PlcDevice class derivates just create a new connection associated with the device represented. Creating an instance using this factory method will then return the device provider dependent implementation of the PlcDeviceConnection class.

>> device = SiemensDevice(IPDeviceEndPoint('192.168.0.80'));
>> connection = device.CreateConnection();

To read a single value use one of the Read methods of the PlcDeviceConnection class.

>> value = connection.ReadInt32('DB1.DBD 1')

To read an array of values use the additional read overloads to specify the number of items to read as an array as follows:

>> values = connection.ReadInt32('DB1.DBD 1', 3);

To read a single value using an derivate of the PlcValue class ReadValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> value = PlcInt32('DB1.DBD 1');
>> valueData = connection.ReadValues({ value });

To read an array of values using an derivate of the PlcArray class use one of the ReadValues overloads as follows:

>> values = PlcInt32Array('DB1.DBD 1', 3);
>> valuesData = connection.ReadValues({ values });

To read multiple values at once using derivates of the PlcValue class use one of the ReadValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> value1 = PlcInt32('DB1.DBD 1');
>> value2 = PlcInt32('DB2.DBD 1');
>> value3 = PlcInt32('DB3.DBD 1');
 
>> values = connection.ReadValues({ value1, value2, value3 });

To read multiple arrays of values at once using derivates of the PlcArray class use one of the ReadValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> values1 = PlcInt32Array('DB1.DBD 1', 3);
>> values2 = PlcInt32Array('DB2.DBD 1', 4);
>> values3 = PlcInt32Array('DB3.DBD 1', 5);
 
>> values = connection.ReadValues({ values1, values2, values3 });

To read multiple derivates of the PlcValue class or of the PlcArray class use one of the ReadValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> value1 = PlcInt32('DB1.DBD 1');
>> values2 = PlcInt32Array('DB2.DBD 1', 4);
>> value3 = PlcBoolean('DB3.DBX 1.0');
>> values4 = PlcBooleanArray('DB4.DBX 1.0', 5);
>> value5 = PlcString('DB5.DBB 1', 32);
 
>> values = connection.ReadValues({ value1, values2, value3, values4, value5 });

To write a single value use one of the Write methods of the PlcDeviceConnection class.

>> connection.WriteInt32('DB1.DBD 1', 123);

To write an array of values use the additional write overloads to specify an array of items to write as follows:

>> connection.WriteInt32('DB1.DBD 1', [ 123 456 789 ]);

To write a single value using an derivate of the PlcValue class use one of the WriteValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> value = PlcInt32('DB1.DBD 1', 123);
>> connection.WriteValues({ value });

To write an array of values using an derivate of the PlcArray class use one of the WriteValues overloads as follows:

>> values = PlcInt32Array('DB1.DBD 1', [ 123 456 789 ]);
>> connection.WriteValues({ values });

To write multiple values at once using derivates of the PlcValue class use one of the WriteValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> value1 = PlcInt32('DB1.DBD 1', 123);
>> value2 = PlcInt32('DB2.DBD 1', 456);
>> value3 = PlcInt32('DB3.DBD 1', 789);
 
>> connection.WriteValues({ value1, value2, value3 });

To write multiple arrays of values at once using derivates of the PlcArray class use one of the WriteValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> values1 = PlcInt32Array('DB1.DBD 1', [ 1 2 3 ]);
>> values2 = PlcInt32Array('DB2.DBD 1', [ 4 5 6 ]);
>> values3 = PlcInt32Array('DB3.DBD 1', [ 7 8 9 ]);
 
>> connection.WriteValues({ values1, values2, values3 });

To write multiple derivates of the PlcValue class or of the PlcArray class use one of the WriteValues overloads of the PlcDeviceConnection class as follows.

>> value1 = PlcInt32('DB1.DBD 1', 123);
>> values2 = PlcInt32Array('DB2.DBD 1', [ 4 5 6 ]);
>> value3 = PlcBoolean('DB3.DBX 1.0', true);
>> values4 = PlcBooleanArray('DB4.DBX 1.0', [ true false true false true ]);
>> value5 = PlcString('DB5.DBB 1', 'This is my string value.');
 
>> connection.WriteValues({ value1, values2, value3, values4, value5 });