Overview of SIMATIC I/O Shield for MindConnect IoT2040¶
SIMATIC I/O Shield device has been plugged-in to MindConnect IoT2040 and set up according to I/O Shield operating instructions. Analog and digital input signals are connected to SIMATIC I/O Shield connectors.
You can find more information about the SIMATIC I/O Shield Modul in the SIMATIC IOT IOT2000 Extension Modules manual. The following picture shows the SIMATIC IOT2000 Input/output Module:
You can select the protocol type SIMATIC I/O Shield while adding a new data source in Asset Manager.
The following picture shows the protocol selection in Asset Manager:
After selecting the protocol you can enter the parameter Name, Description and Reading Cycle.
SIMATIC I/O Shield data point parameter¶
In order to collect the data of your SIMATIC I/O Shield device, you must add new data points.
The signal that has to be recorded can be configured by specifying pin type (analog/digital) and the pin number as it is printed on SIMATIC I/O shield device. For the analog inputs, the read value corresponds to a percentage value between 0 and 1. The percentage value refers to the permissible voltage range between 0-10 V. The read value must be converted accordingly for the connected sensor.
Following inputs can be chosen:
|Input||Pin type||Pin number||Recommended data type|