Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is an industrial computer control system that continuously monitors the state of input devices and makes decisions based upon a custom program to control the state of output devices. Siemens SIMATIC controllers offer much more than powerful hardware for controlling machines and plants of all kinds. Through constant innovations, SIMATIC controllers enable innovative machine concepts, individually tailored to your automation system.
SIMATIC S7-1200 – Basic Controller
The SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is an intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with integrated communication and technology functions, which is available in both standard and failsafe versions.
SIMATIC S7-1500 – Advanced Controller
SIMATIC S7-1500 is the latest controller generation with top performance and therefore the most future-proof controller with optimal system performance. This advanced controller automates not just complete production plants but also applications that demand the greatest performance, flexibility, and networking capability.
Distributed Controllers are used for machines with a distributed architecture and for series machines with limited space available. They combine the advantages of the top performing SIMATIC S7-1500 with the compact design of a SIMATIC ET 200SP. With SIMATIC ET 200pro, a CPU module with S7-1500 technology is available as a modular space-saving solution for tough environmental conditions near the machine.