SIMATIC Controllers

Siemens offers the right controller for a wide range of automation requirements.  The SIMATIC range of controllers comprises of Basic, Advanced, Distributed and Software Controllers offering impressive scalability and integration of their functions. The engineering in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) enables optimum automation solutions to be found for every application.

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Basic Controllers

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Advanced Controllers

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Distributed Controller

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Software Controller

For simple and stand-alone automation tasks
Basic Controllers are the intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with integrated communication and
technology functions. It is available in both standard and safety versions.

 Basic Controllers

For medium and highly complex machine and plant automation
Advanced Controllers automate not only complete production plants, but also applications which demand the greatest performance, flexibility and networking capability.

 Advanced Controllers

For serial machines with limited footprint and machines with distributed architecture
Distributed Controllers combine the advantages of a SIMATIC S7-1500 with the design of a SIMATIC ET 200SP.

 Distributed Controllers

For PC-based automation
The Software Controller is used wherever maximum precision and speed are required as well as PC-based automation. The PC-based controller is fully independent of the operating system during operation.

 Software Controller

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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.

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