Integrated functions in all SIMATIC Controllers
In addition to their scalability, every controller offers integrated system functions such as efficient engineering, high performance, innovative design, reliable diagnostics, Safety Integrated, Technology Integrated, and Security Integrated. This allows great flexibility in the design or adaption of automation solutions, without having to constantly accumulate more knowledge and expertise.
The seamless integration of SIMATIC Controllers in the shared TIA Portal engineering framework enables the consistent storage of data, the smart library concept, and a uniform operating philosophy. This makes the use of universal functions especially easy.
Each controller can be set up and wired differently. The SIMATIC Controller portfolio offers modular, compact, and PC-based CPUs.
The integrated system diagnostics with efficient fault analysis and fast troubleshooting cuts commissioning time and minimizes downtime in production. Faults are uniformly indicated in the engineering on the HMI, in the Web server, and in the display of the SIMATIC S7-1500.
Fail safe SIMATIC Controllers offer the greatest possible level of integration: one controller, one communication system, and one engineering for both standard and failsafe automation.
Technology functions for counting and measuring tasks, closed-loop control, and motion control are integrated into all SIMATIC Controllers. Technology CPUs are used for sophisticated motion control tasks.
Intellectual property and the investment it represents are safeguarded by the integration of knowledge protection, protection against copying and manipulation, and extra password protection for access to program content.