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S7 - DALI-Gateway (RS232)

S7 - DALI-Gateway (RS232)

S7 - DALI-Gateway RS232

Would you like to use your PLC for building control or expand it? Are you looking out for an industrialgrade controller instead of a faultprone PC for your DALI bus?
NFT has the solution for you.

We currently offer you a discount of 20% on the S7 - DALI-Gateway (RS232). Please contact us!


You can connect your DALI bus with the communication processor of your industrial-grade controller (PLC) Simatic S7 with the help of the S7 - DALI-Gateway (RS232). All S7 controller models can be considered for this purpose, starting from the S7-1200 to the S7-300 right up to the S7-400 and the ET200S IM CPU.

In future, you can program your subscribers at the DALI bus directly using the Step7. You can implement your building control system application (light management) with the customary S7 equipment. For this purpose, you shall receive a S7 - DALI-Gateway function block library with the functions required for Step 7.

  • Control and evaluation of DALI terminal devices via a PLC.
  • Connection of the gateway to the S7 range of controllers, 1200, 300, 400 or ET200S IM CPU via the RS-232 serial interface.
  • Bi-directional communication between the S7 PLC and DALI subscribers.
  • Control and visualisation of up to 64 DALI subscribers (e.g. Dali electronic ballasts, DALI actuators, etc.).


The Gateway communicates with the S7 PLC via the RS-232 interface, and it can be executed with the help of the Simatic Manager (Step 7). The block library belonging to the NFT S7 - DALI-Gateway (RS232) contains sample projects as well as a communication- and a standard function block to control up to 64 DALI subscribers. Moreover, multiple Gateways can be addressed with one controller. Each Gateway must be connected with one separate communication processor (CP). In this way, the number of Gateways to be controlled is limited to the maximum number of CPs to be administered.


The S7 - DALI Gateway (RS232) of NFT can be located in a control cabinet and mounted on DIN rails right next to the PLC, or it can be installed in a separate sub-distribution box at a distance of up to 800 m from the PLC (based on the RS-232 specification). The power supply can be ensured by tapping it from the PLC or by providing a separate 24V DC power supply source.

Product data sheet S7 - DALI-Gateway (RS232)

Technical data sheet S7 - DALI-Gateway (RS232)



Would you like to have more information?

Please contact us!

Your direct contact person:
Dipl.-Kfm. Daniel Kemme
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NFT Automatisierungssysteme GmbH
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