Siemens Corp's new Simatic S7-1500 family of controllers is aimed at mid- to high-level automation applications.
With integrated motion control, security and safety functions, the line is easily commissioned with a Siemens TIA Portal engineering software. The software offers a standardized operating concept for the controller, operator interface and drives, shared data storage and automatic consistency of data throughout the system, according to Siemens.
And, for the first time, the controllers feature a color display for full plant transparency.
All controllers in the S7-1500 family have two, built-in, standard Profinet interfaces. The largest controller in the line has an additional Profinet interface onboard with a separate IP address, allowing network isolation to integrate into the corporate network.
Siemens Corp., is a U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Siemens AG.
For information, www.usa.siemens.com/simatics.