Product News: Controls & Controllers
Automation Controller serves plant, machine applications.
Press Release Summary:
December 4, 2012 - Intended for medium to high-end machine and plant automation applications, Simatic S7-1500 is designed for facilitated commissioning and safe operation. Features include configurable diagnostic functions for plant status, TIA Portal integration, as well as Motion Control, Security, and Safety functions. According to individual automation task, CPUs in central configuration can be supplemented with as many as 32 expansion modules in same format as Simatic ET 200MP.
Original Press Release
Siemens Presents New Generation of Controllers for the Medium to Upper Performance Range
Press release date: November 27, 2012
Simatic S7-1500 is geared toward performance and efficiency in automation
With the launch of Simatic S7-1500, the Siemens Industry Automation division is introducing a controller family of the next generation for medium to high-end machine and plant automation. The new generation of controllers is characterized by high performance and efficiency. Its characteristic features include outstanding system performance and a host of functions integrated as standard, including Motion Control, Security for maximum possible plant security, and Safety for safety applications that are easy to implement. Greater efficiency is represented in particular by the innovative design for simple commissioning and safe operation, the configurable diagnostic functions for the plant status and the integration into the TIA Portal for simple engineering and low project costs.
The new generation of Simatic S7-1500 controllers is being launched on the market in stages. Initially, the portfolio will comprise the three CPU types 1511, 1513 and 1516 for the medium performance range, each also available as a F-version (failsafe) for safety applications, with graded performance features. These differ, for example, in the number of interfaces, bit performance and the size of the display and data memory. According to the individual automation task, the CPUs in the central configuration can be supplemented with as many as 32 expansion modules, e.g. with the new communication and technology modules or IO modules, in the same format as Simatic ET 200MP from Siemens.
Simatic S7-1500 has been geared toward performance and efficiency. With regard to overall performance, the technology, security, safety and system performance have been considerably improved. In order to increase efficiency, further developments have been made specifically in the areas of design and handling, system diagnosis and engineering with the TIA Portal.
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