Why SIMATIC Controllers?
- Cost-effective controllers for all performance levels ranging from simple to complex applications
- Scalable offering ensures portability of programs throughout the full range of controllers
- Integrated Safety: Cat 4, SIL 3, PLe safety levels available in each size of the Siemens automation controllers
- Integrated Security: Protection against unauthorized access and intellectual properties
- Integrated Diagnostics: “No programming” diagnostics automatically displayed on all system devices: HMI, controller web server, engineering software and S7-1500 series display
- Commissioning features: Integrated Trace within the controller for fault analysis
- Built-in Communications: Ethernet TCP/IP (onboard all S7-1200/1500 series) for PROFINET IO communications, programming and third-party fieldbus protocols. PROFIBUS is included (either onboard or added module).
- Connections to existing controllers: Options including native PROFINET, PROFIBUS, Modbus, Modbus TCP, TCP/IP and Open Ethernet protocols. Ability to share data via EtherNet/IP without any code modifications to current installed controllers.