Drive Manager for SIMATIC (DM4S-01) is a plug-in device tool that can be easily installed into the STEP 7 and TIA Portal. It utilizes the TCI interface of the SIMATIC PLC to communicate with the drives connected to PROFIBUS or PROFINET network.
Drive Manager for SIMATIC offers several useful ready-made features that simplify the setup of ABB low voltage drives used in combination with SIMATIC S7 PLCs including:
- Network connection over PROFIBUS and PROFINET (single point of access)
- Online and offline configuration of drives
- Monitoring of drive actual values
- Export to/import from the drive dedicated PC tools
- Saving drive parameter settings within the SIMATIC PLC project