SIMATIC controllers offer more than just powerful hardware for controlling all types of machines and plants. The capabilities of SIMATIC controllers are constantly being expanded with new functions. In addition, they are a core element for vertical OT/IT integration with IT mechanisms. Future technologies such as AI and Edge are anticipated and integrated. This makes SIMATIC Controllers the perfect basis for innovative solutions and an essential part of our Totally Integrated Automation approach.
Basic Controllers are the intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with integrated communication and technology functions. They are available in both standard and safety versions.
Advanced Controllers automate not just complete production plants but also applications that demand the greatest performance, flexibility, and networking capability. SIMATIC S7-1500 is the latest controller generation and therefore the most future-proof controller with optimal system performance.
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. 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.
The Software Controllers are used wherever maximum precision and speed are required as well as PC-based automation. The PC-based controllers operate independently of the operating system.
The new SIMATIC Drive Controller saves space by combining a controller with motion control and a drive control in a single device. Integrated technology I/Os and powerful communication interfaces make sophisticated machine designs possible.