WinCC OA 3.16 Profisafe driver functionality

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Kalai123
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WinCC OA 3.16 Profisafe driver functionality

Post by Kalai123 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:10 am

Hello everyone,

Can we use demo of WinCC OA 3.16 for testing purpose of profisafe driver for S7-400/1500 PLC's to check the functionality?

or

Do we need a separate license for profisafe driver?

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leoknipp
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Re: WinCC OA 3.16 Profisafe driver functionality

Post by leoknipp » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:12 pm

As far as I know the driver can be started if the system runs without a license (30 minutes demo mode).
If you are using any other license you have to ensure that the license has the profisafe option included.

Please have a look at the WinCC OA Documentation to see the requirements for the PROFIsafe functionality, e.g. a network card of type CP1616 for each WinCC OA host connected to the PROFINET network.

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Leopold Knipp
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kumar.samarth@tcs.com
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Re: WinCC OA 3.16 Profisafe driver functionality

Post by kumar.samarth@tcs.com » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:01 pm

leoknipp wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:12 pm
As far as I know the driver can be started if the system runs without a license (30 minutes demo mode).
If you are using any other license you have to ensure that the license has the profisafe option included.

Please have a look at the WinCC OA Documentation to see the requirements for the PROFIsafe functionality, e.g. a network card of type CP1616 for each WinCC OA host connected to the PROFINET network.

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Leopold Knipp
Senior Support Specialist
Dear Leopold, thanks for the solution. However I have some queries in the solution.
Firstly, as mention above "the driver can be started if the system runs without a license (30 minutes demo mode)" will it work every time when we start the wincc-oa project for 30 minutes or this is the whole demo time we can used for profisafe driver.
Secondly, if this works every time for 30 minutes, then will it support full functionality of Profisafe / safety communication.
Lastly, we does have other Siemens program with licences in the system, will it affect the OA functionality in demo version.

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Re: WinCC OA 3.16 Profisafe driver functionality

Post by leoknipp » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:48 pm

A license of other Siemens products will not have any influence on WinCC OA and its licenses.
If a WinCC OA system is started without a valid license it runs for 30 minutes and restarts then automatically. Then it runs again for 30 minutes and so on.

During the demo period of 30 minutes you can probably use the full range of WinCC OA.
The demo license / demo period must only be used for testing and demo purposes. Running an operational plant without a license is prohibited.

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Leopold Knipp
Senior Support Specialist

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