Simulate 800xA Profibus DP link
Is there any way to simulate profibus the same way we do with opc communication when checking "Simulate Hardware" option?
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When you check the "Simulate Hardware" option, this configures the soft controller to simulate the hardware - it has nothing to do with OPC. It is simply a basic simulation that the hardware "exists" and will allow you to test forcing of IO points etc. This is done at the controller level, not the OPC layer.
If you google "simulating profibus" you will see there really isnt much available - profibus messages are relatively simple but are quite specific to the slave device you are trying to communicate with. Your best option is probably just to actually connect the device you want to communicate with to an AC800M controller in your office.
This post is a bit out of date but sums up the issue quite well ... http://control.com/thread/1026206263#...
Maybe someone else knows of a third party profibus simulator ?