Data exchange with PLC programming environments

E3.PLC Bridge

E3.PLC Bridge is the E3.series application used for bidirectional exchange of PLC data between E3.series electrical and fluid projects and PLC programming software.

E3.PLC Bridge comprises export and import modules that enable initial and incremental transfer of the following information:

  • Hardware module type
  • Item designation
  • Physical addresses
  • Symbolic addresses
  • I/O comments
  • Start address
  • Component and device attributes
  • Pins and their configuration
  • Module layout
E3.series 2014

The following import/export modules are available for E3.PLC Bridge:

  • AutomationML Interface (a format specified by IEC 62424)
    • Certified interfaces for E3.series are available for Siemens TIA Portal and Mitsubishi MELSOFT Navigator
    • In addition, any PLC programming software that supports AutomationML format can be used to import/export data
  • B&R Automation Studio
  • ABB Automation Builder

As a prerequisite for the use of E3.PLC Bridge, PLC-relevant E3.series attributes must be allocated in the E3.series component database configuration. The required attributes can be created using a script provided by E3.PLC Bridge.