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Gudday
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Ben here, in this groov your Siemens video I'm gonna show you how you can quickly
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build and view mobile interfaces
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for your Siemens s7 PLC now to do this
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I'm gonna need three things: groov Server for Windows
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a tag server that connects the Siemens PLC
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and my Siemens s7 1513 PLC
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it's a simple three-step process first
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I'll enter the s7 tags I want to see in groov into
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my tag server I'm going to be using Kepware's KepServerEX
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installed on a Windows computer second
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I'll add the tag server into groov Build and import those tags
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and third I'll attach gadgets to those tags
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then save and view the data on my desktop web browser
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and on my samsung galaxy s4 smartphone
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So if you're ready, let's get started, I'm going to remote desktop to a Windows 7 PC
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I've already downloaded and installed Kepware's KepServerEX
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free trial that'll run with all features and drivers
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for a full two hours just like groov server for Windows
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so this means that together it's the perfect way
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to trial all steps in this video for free
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let's go ahead and open up KepServer's configurator
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and click new channel give it a name
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I'm gonna call it Siemens and from the drop-down driver list
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I'll choose Siemens TCPIP ethernet you know but before I move on
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just take a look at all the other drivers supported
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all of these systems are now compatible with groov and this means
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that while this video is covering Siemens PLCs connecting to groov
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these three steps largely apply
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to anything in this list okay sorry I got a little excited there
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so let's get back to work click next
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and if you have more than one interface card be sure and select that one
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that the Siemens s7 controller is on go ahead and select the defaults for all
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the remaining dialogs
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now that the channel was created let's go ahead and
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add a device I'm gonna give it a name in this case I'm gonna call it
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s 715 13 for my PLC here
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and select the device the ID is the IP
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address accept the defaults on the next few dialogs
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and okay there we go so now that we have a channel
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and a device let's add a few tags right click
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and select new tag I'm gonna add a digital
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output give it a name and put the address in
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in my case it's the first output of the card so it's called
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q0 dot 0 and the type is a boolean
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Now let's also add a variable right click and select new tag
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give it a name and the meme address of this is
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qd6 and the type is a float
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that's it I'm done with step 1, now
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let's automatically import those tags into groov
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I'm gonna flip over and use the Mac now and I'm gonna be using my favorite browser Chrome
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but I could just as well use any browser like
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Safari on the Mac or Internet Explorer 10
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running on Windows or Firefox on Linux
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Well anyway you get the idea just make sure
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that you log into groov with admin rights so
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once you do that go ahead and click on the gear icon
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and select switch to groov Build now click on
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configure devices in tags: first
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we have to add our tag server: I'm gonna call it
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Siemens and go ahead and put in the address
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and the port of the tag server next I simply import those tags from that
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server
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by clicking on import tags: boom
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that's it I'm done with step two
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the last step is the really fun part building your page
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in groov with no programming let's start by dragging a button onto the page
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and connecting it to the digital output on the S 7
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so go ahead and click and drag the button gadget from the gadget palette
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let's select the Siemens tag server then imported tags then Siemens
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then the device here's our digital output point
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click it and click update gadget give the button a name
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you can change the colors if you like we're done
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so let's go ahead and try it out click on file
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save all changes and switch to groov View, now here we go
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you know if there's a button I just got a click on it
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yep works a ripper
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now let's hook up a gauge to that variable in the s7
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go back to groov Build and from the gadget palette let's select the tags tab
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now drill down to the tag you want select the round gauge gadget
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and set the range for it ok
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now you know while we're here let's throw an image on the page as well
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drag the image gadget over browse for the image
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aah too easy we're done let's save the project
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and check it out here it is on my browser
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but let's check it out on my android smartphone
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yep as expected it looks
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and works just awesome
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How easy is that? It was real simple
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to add the s7 tags into KepServer and then groov automagically
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imported all those same tags: it was easy then to hook those tags to gadgets
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and don't forget groov automatically built the mobile pages
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while I built the desktop pages we did not have to write a single line of code
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groov your Siemens s7 it's a simple three-step process
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for more information check out groov.com
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till next time, cheers mate!
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