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The ideal system for every task
Our automation systems are synonymous with excellence because of our commitment to superior engineering and technology. For more than 50 years, Siemens has consistently advanced technological progress in automation. Our systems cover all industry requirements and set the standards in their respective fields.
SIMATIC Industrial Automation Systems
Every machine or plant has individual requirements for system performance and application complexity. With its extensive range of controllers, Siemens offers the perfect control solution for each application.
The Basic Controllers S7-1200 with a range from small to middle size applications, the Advanced Controllers S7-1500 for medium and complex applications, the Distributed Controllers ET 200SP for decentralized applications and the Software Controller S7-1500 for PC-based applications.
Basic, Advanced, Distributed and Software Controllers are also available as fail-safe versions for implementation of fail-safe applications.
Basic Controllers – Be flexible thanks to networking possibilities
Basic Controllers are the intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with integrated communication and technology function. It is available in both standard and safety versions
SIMATIC S7-1200: Easily adapted to suit your needs
Automation solutions must be compact, scalable and flexible. S7-1200 CPUs are available as standard and failsafe versions. They are scalable in terms of their performance and are equipped with integrated IOs, integrated PROFINET interface for programming, HMI connections, distributed IOs and distributed drive architectures. The S7-1200 can be optimally adapted to your individual requirements by means of pluggable signal modules and communication modules.
SIMATIC S7-1200 basic controllers impress with their comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated IOs as well their particularly compact space-efficient design. They are the intelligent choice for everyday automation tasks with a small project scope. The S7-1200 CPUs with Safety Integrated handle standard and safety-related tasks – without additional hardware. You save on wiring workload and are much more flexible in adapting safety circuits and managing operating modes. Thanks to standardized telecontrol protocols, you can connect SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers directly to your control center without programming being required.
A decisive advantage is the integration of the S7-1200 in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal
(TIA Portal): SIMATIC controllers and SIMATIC panels thus access a common database, a uniform operating concept and central services. For you, this means significantly less engineering work. The user-friendly and innovative operability of the TIA Portal as well as the integrated system diagnostics contribute to efficient working.
Thanks to their performance and functionality, SIMATIC controllers support scalable automation solutions, which are thus cost-efficient in all cases. The functionality of the SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers is derived consistently from the SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers developed for more complex tasks. This ensures uniform procedures and thus maximum efficiency in engineering, operation and maintenance as well as during migrations.
Advanced Controllers – Increase productivity with the ultimate power
Advanced Controllers automate not only complete production plants, but also applications which demand the greatest performance, flexibility and networking capability.
A new addition to the portfolio is the SIMATIC S7-1500 T-CPUs and CPU 1518 ODK.
Besides the standard controller of SIMATIC S7-1500 also the SIMATIC S7-300 as well as the SIMATIC S7-400 are part of the family of Advanced Controllers.
SIMATIC S7-1500- Increase productivity with the ultimate power.
Through its many innovations, the new SIMATIC S7-1500 controller sets new standards for maximized productivity. This benefits small-series machines as well as complex installations that place high demands on speed and deterministics. The SIMATIC S7-1500 is seamlessly integrated in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) for maximum engineering efficiency.
The SIMATIC S7-1500 is modularly structured, with scalable functionality.
Each controller consists of
- A central processing unit (CPU) for executing the user program
- One or more power supplies
- Signal modules as inputs/outputs
- And technology and communication modules as required.
- And Safety? It’s integrated in the F-modules, of course!
SIMATIC S7-300- Proven multiple times!
The SIMATIC S7-300 is used in many applications worldwide and has been proven successful millions of times.
Powerful, compact and cost-effective
The SIMATIC S7-300 universal Controllers saves on installation space and features a modular design. A wide range of modules can be used to expand the system centrally or to create decentralized structures according to the task at hand, and facilitates a cost-effective stock of spare parts.
Do you want to further utilize the investment into your machine or plant? The well-engineered, proven controller SIMATIC S7-300 will be available at least until 2020. Our 10 years spare part commitment starts thereafter.
Need even more power and performance for your machine?
This controller generation integrates the latest and future-proof technologies into an automation system with enhanced system features. Together with the engineering system TIA Portal, the common engineering platform for all SIMATIC controllers, you are well prepared for ever faster market changes, constantly shorter product life cycles, and the increasing competition and cost pressures
SIMATIC S7-400 process controller: a powerful solution
Part of the SIMATIC process controller series, the S7-400 has been designed for system solutions in the fields of manufacturing and process automation.
This process controller is ideal for data-intensive tasks that are especially typical for the process industry. High processing speeds and deterministic response times ensure short machine cycle times on high-speed machines in the manufacturing industry.
Distributed Controllers – Save space with the smallest footprint
Decentralized intelligence essentially contributes to increased machine and plant flexibility and is thus becoming a decisive competitive factor.
Increasing networking facilitates the incorporation of autonomously operating intelligent units on the field level in integrated communication.
The Distributed Controller ET 200 CPUs combines compactness and flexibility. SIMATIC Distributed Controllers are used for machines with a distributed architecture and for series machines with limited space available.
It combines the advantages of a SIMATIC S7-1500 with the design of a SIMATIC ET 200SP.
Distributed intelligence in a minimum footprint
Thanks to their compact design, Distributed Controllers are particularly suitable for series machine manufacturing. They can be accommodated in small control boxes directly on the machine. In networked plants, connection to a production line’s central control cabinet is realized via PROFINET.
The relocation of intelligence from the central control cabinet to Distributed Controllers on the individual stations entails positive effects on a plant’s availability. Faults on one station can be rectified without leading to a standstill of the entire plant.
SIMATIC ET 200SP- High Performance in a very compact design
SIMATIC ET 200SP CPUs with PROFINET feature the same functionalities as the CPU 1511 / CPU 1513 of the S7-1500 controller system, e.g. integrated trace function, integrated system diagnostics, integrated security, web server and fully symbolic programming.
These CPUs come with 3 integrated Ethernet ports, 2 Ethernet connection ports can be flexibly selected by means of bus adapters as a cost saving feature.
The CPUs can also be configured as interface modules with the iDevice functionality. As advantages can be mentioned an interference-resistant configuration due to short signal and encoder wiring and reduced wiring requirements.
The CPUs supports the additional functions as PROFIenergy, Isochronous mode, configuration control and DP master.
Distributed Controller based on SIMATIC ET 200pro
SIMATIC ET 200pro is a very compact, rugged and powerful I/O system in degree of protection IP65/67. CPUs based on S7-1500 and Interface modules with CPU functionality based on S7-300 for connection to PROFINET or PROFIBUS are available both as standard and fail-safe version.
The portfolio is rounded off by a comprehensive module spectrum. In addition to power modules and digital as well as analog signal modules, motor starters and an RFID module are available. Thanks to its rugged design, ET 200pro is also applicable with increased mechanical loads