Overview of the Siemens SIMATIC controller portfolio

Siemens offers the right controller for a wide range of automation requirements. The SIMATIC range of
controllers comprises 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.

Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) offers smart automation development, flexible machine concepts, transparent operation, and sustainable solutions that enable access to data to calculate and optimize the product carbon footprint.

Basic Controller - S7-1200
SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers by Siemens are the intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with extended communication options and integrated technology functions. They are available in standard and failsafe versions.

SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers are the ideal choice when it comes to flexibly and efficiently performing automation tasks in the lower to medium performance range. They feature a comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated communication as well as especially compact and space-saving design.

The S7-1200 controller is designed as a compact CPU, which means that IOs are already integrated. Yet the S7-1200 station can be equipped with additional IO modules to enlarge the capabilities of the PLC.

Distributed Controller - ET200SP
SIMATIC ET 200SP is the compact I/O system for the control cabinet.

Distributed Controllers are used for machines with a distributed architecture and for series machines with limited space available. They combine the advantages of a SIMATIC S7-1500 with the design of a SIMATIC ET 200SP. For an independent PC based solution the SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller is available.

SIMATIC ET 200SP impresses with its particularly compact design and simultaneously remarkable performance. You benefit from simple commissioning, individual scalability, maximum flexibility for your applications as well as a comprehensive range of modules.

Advanced Controller - S7-1500
Advanced Controllers automate not only complete production plants, but also applications which demand
the greatest performance, flexibility and networking capability. Sophisticated motion control tasks are implemented
with the technology CPU.

The central processing units (CPUs) are the heart of the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller. They execute the user program and network the controller with other automation components. Thanks to numerous innovations, the CPUs of the SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC deliver the ultimate plus in productivity and efficiency. The hardware is extremely compact and certified to IP20 or IP65/67 standard.