S7-1200 PLC CP 1243-1 Communication processor 6GK7243-1BX30-0XE0

SIEMENS Communications processor CP 1243-1 for connection of SIMATIC S7-1200 as additional Ethernet interface and for Connection to control centers via Remote effect protocols (DNP3, IEC 60870, TeleControl Basic), security (Firewall, VPN)

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Description

Order No.: 6GK7243-1BX30-0XE0 6GK72431BX300XE0 Communications processor CP 1243-1 for connection of SIMATIC S7-1200 as additional Ethernet interface and for Connection to control centers via Remote effect protocols (DNP3, IEC 60870, TeleControl Basic), security (Firewall, VPN)6GK72431BX300XE0_datasheet_en

Overview

The CP 1243-1 communications processor is used for connecting the SIMATIC S7-1200 to telecontrol centers via remote networks and telecontrol protocols (DNP3, IEC 60870-5-104, TeleControl Basic), and for safe communication via IP-based networks.

The CP has the following features:

Ethernet-based connection to TeleControl Server Basic, e.g. via Internet

Data transfer of measured values, control variables, or alarms optimized for telecontrol systems

Automatic sending of alert emails

Data buffering of up to 64,000 values ensures a secure database even with temporary connection failures

Secure communication via VPN connections based on IPSec

Access protection via stateful inspection firewall

Support of SINEMA Remote Connect with autoconfiguration

Clearly laid out LED signaling for fast and easy diagnostics

Compact industrial enclosure in S7-1200 design for mounting on a standard mounting rail

Fast commissioning thanks to easy configuration using STEP 7

Application

By using the CP 1243-1, the S7-1200 can be used as a remote terminal unit (substation) in telecontrol applications. Typical uses include the collection of measured values in geographically widely distributed outdoor areas (level measurement for water tanks) or centralized opening and closing of valves (oil/gas transport in pipelines).

Plants in water, wastewater or environmental sectors:

Irrigation systems

Drinking water supply

Monitoring of power networks for consumption metering and cost control

District heating networks

Wind farms

Plants in the oil and gas sector

Oilfield water injection

Pipelines

Transportation systems

Ventilation control in tunnel systems

Traffic control

Regardless of the telecontrol features of the CP, it can also be used purely for security applications if the automation system is to be connected securely to a higher-level IT network. This ensures that, within the framework of a network segmentation, the SIMATIC S7-1200 is protected against unauthorized access from Industrial Ethernet networks. The CP 1243-1 allows secure access via an Industrial Ethernet connection and allows the data transferred between devices or network segments to be protected from manipulation and industrial espionage.

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