Trying to change the IP address of a Siemens S7-1200
Hi all, I have no idea what I am doing with PLCs but all I need to do is set the IP address of an S7-1200 that I recently got. I don't know how it has been programmed previously or how it is configured, but I just need to change the IP.
I am using SIMATIC Manager, and I went to 'edit ethernet node' which is what I did with my S7-400, I hit browse and found the device. I am able to see it's current IP address and gateway setting, but if I try to assign a new IP address configuration it says:
'Assigning a permanent IP address is not possible in the current status. Do you want to assign a temporary IP address?'
If I click yes, it will say 'The action cannot be performed in the current status of the module'.
I don't really know what to make of this. Any ideas?
submitted by Melodic-Ball
Email bots and automation
Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to this and have slowly been working through automate the boring stuff. I was wondering about learning projects in parallel with the book learning and hoping for a bit of advice.
I have some knowledge in lower level block/ ladder logic using simatic manager with Siemens PLC systems. I was curious if python could be used to run industrial or small scale automated systems and if so what hardware would it take?
For example an automated garden with sensors and controls for light, moisture, temperature, etc.
Also, I have a crazy number of unread emails and I really don't want to manually deal with them. Any advice on writing a program to sift through my email?
I'm only on chapter 4 of ATBS, which seems to be marketed as the every-mans coding handbook to make redundant office work less manual and more automatic so I'm hoping the latter question gets answered eventually, but I don't know how useful it would be for the prior. Any and all advice welcome.
Immediately realized this post may have broke rule number one, so if this is not the right spot for this post can someone point me to the right subreddit to ask? thanks!
submitted by Astroboyblue