The SIMATIC S7-1500 significantly increases performance with a fast backplane bus, PROFINET interface, and shortest reaction times.
SIMATIC S7-1500 – The ultimate plus for productivity and efficiency
The SIMATIC S7-1500 Advanced Controllers convince with their ultimate power that provides maximum performance for medium-sized to high-end machines with high demands on performance, communication, flexibility, and technology functions.
Overview of SIMATIC S7-1500 modules
The SIMATIC S7-1500 features a modular design and can be scaled in terms of its functionality.
Different central processing units (CPU types) are available for multiple performance classes. A wide range of signal modules for input and output as well as technology modules for special technological functions, such as counting, and centralized and decentralized communication modules are available to serve as interfaces to the machine or plant. The SIMATIC S7-1500 is approved for protection class IP20 and designed for installation in a control cabinet.
Central processing units
The central processing units (CPU) are the heart of the SIMATIC S7-1500. They execute the user program and network the controller with other automation components.
The signal modules or I/O modules form the interface between the controller and the process. They can be used in centralized as well as in decentralized configurations.
Technology modules (TM) offer hardware-level signal pre-processing for rapid counting, measurement and position registration for a variety of encoders.
S7-1500 Central processing units
The central processing units (CPUs) are the heart of the SIMATIC S7-1500.
Features and customer benefits
Thanks to numerous innovations, the CPUs of the SIMATIC S7-1500 deliver the ultimate plus in productivity and efficiency. The hardware is extremely compact. Highly integrated, highly versatile components and modules save space in the cabinet and reduce the spare parts inventory overhead.
SIMATIC ET 200MP / S7-1500 Signal Modules
The signal modules or I/O modules provide the interface between the controller and the process. The controller detects the current process status by means of the connected sensors and triggers the corresponding actuator reactions.
The digital and analog modules provide exactly the inputs/outputs that are required for the respective task. They can be used both centrally, i.e. directly on the CPU, as well as locally in the ET 200MP I/O system. 25 mm and 35 mm modules are available.
The analog modules possess expanded functions like oversampling, measuring range adjustments or scaling of measured values.