This manual provides a complete overview of the procedures involved in configuring hardware and communication connections with the STEP 7 software. It is designed to support you when depicting the hardware configuration in the form of a STEP 7 project and describes how to establish data exchange between automation systems. The manual is intended for people who are involved in carrying out control tasks using STEP 7 and SIMATIC S7 automation systems. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the examples in the manual "Working with STEP 7 V5.3, Getting Started.
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The first part of the description starts with the basic configuration of the fault-tolerant S7-400H programmable controller and the components making up the S7-400H base system. We then describe the hardware components with which you can expand this base system. The second part describes the software applications with which you can configure and program the S7-400H.
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