The Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 controller is a programmable automation controller (PAC) from the SIMATIC family of controllers. It offers high performance in a compact, cost-effective package. The Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 controller can be used for stand-alone or distributed control applications for small and medium process industries and building management solutions that require high performance – with an excellent price/performance ratio.
The Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 controller packages technology proven in powerful automation controllers over the years and delivers high performance with an excellent price/performance ratio. Technical data:
Field bus: CAN 2.0b. Max. speed: 250 kbit/s
Controller unit (CPU): 2x 32-bit Intel Xeon 6th generation processors
I/O: Max. 28 CAN controllers MAX 16 bidirectional UARTs max eight asynchronous serial ports (both hardened) Max 4 GPIO for automation up to 4 A/D converters and 3 D/A converters
Memory: 16 Mbyte RAM, HSB-SDRAM
The Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 controller is available as a standard product with embedded options that should be chosen depending on the application requirements and system design. The following options are available.
Packed with innovative technology and a highly productive programming environment based on modern, object-oriented software concepts, this controller offers unique system integration capabilities across all industries and applications.
It also includes all the features of PLCs – programmers can learn about programmable logic controllers to use it. This is all made possible by using an instruction set that removes the need for assembly language programming while simultaneously being compatible with easy-to-use structured graphic symbols developed by Siemens called STEP 7® Ladder Logic.
The Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 controller is the World’s most advanced computer controller.
It is the only computer in its class to offer programmable logic (PLC) I/O, control, and monitoring.
It is suitable for use in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, and machine building, as well as building automation, oil & gas, and process industries.
The Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 controller has a 32-bit architecture based on the latest ARM9 processor technology. It can be used in oil and gas applications and any controller with high-performance requirements, as well as embedded applications.
It is the only computer in its class with the power to connect up to 15 ErP-Inform compliant drives (2AA).
The SIMATIC S7-1500 industrial computer family is the perfect example of how Siemens develops technology that sets standards and integrates it into friendly, easy-to-use products. The enhanced user interface, excellent performance, and outstanding security features make it stand out from its competitors.
The SIMATIC S7-1500 is capable of controlling up to 500 axes. It has a 128 Mbyte Flash module, the largest and most modern RAM, and a powerful operating system controlling your processes and applications. In addition, it delivers high availability with redundant modules for the highest availability in a controller: best-in-class failover times are less than one millisecond.
SIMATIC S7-1500 advantages:
Ultramodern software technology comprises modern object-oriented components with an extended set of languages that simplify accessing all software package elements.
An integrated operating concept that includes all your plant and process functions, helping you run your operations and applications at the highest level.
The most powerful industrial computer in the World today: with its performance, features, and capabilities, it outperforms any other single controller or desktop computer.
Reliable: fault tolerance based on redundant modules and ultra-fast synchronous communication with its powerful operating system.
Modular: a scalable modular architecture that allows units to be added depending on the requirements of your application.
SIMATIC S7-1500 is available for all industries and applications requiring maximum PLC performance.
In addition, this PLC is also available in a PC native version, ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses with existing programming experience.
SIMATIC S7-1500 features include:
A powerful operating system (OS) that offers high availability, redundancy, and a fault-tolerance concept with synchronous communication.
The most up-to-date hardware technology, including an innovative large memory footprint and high processing performance.
A fast and efficient I/O concept based on PC/104 PLUS and PCI Express Technology is ready for the future – no changes are needed when upgrading your controller.
Fault-tolerance: redundant modules with a unique control concept and unique fault handling provide high availability.
Highly flexible: flexible enough to be used in any application that demands a PLC controller.
A structured input platform for the fast programming of structured graphics symbols.
You need this controller in your facility; the following reasons will explain why:
Industrial computers have come a long way, but the SIMATIC S7-1500 is still unmatched in its class. It’s designed for the highest performance levels, availability, and flexibility with the latest technology.
This controller can handle most applications that require maximum performance from a PC-based PLC, from large, highly automated processes in the automotive industry to smaller applications in the food & beverage, oil & gas, and new food industries.
For those who want to build applications in structured graphics with assets that can be used for any application, the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller is available on a native PC.
SIMATIC S7-1500 offers the best performance, and it has all the features necessary for your applications:
Ultra-efficient CPUs cores that support multi-tasking ensure greater performance than similar 12-bit processors.
PCI Express allows ultrafast communication with up to 15 drives.
Programmability: a well-known Siemens feature, this time adapted for Ladder Logic programming, making it easy to use and even simpler.
You can start with a few controllers for simple applications and then add more as your needs expand. You’ll have complete control over your plant floor or production line whether or not you’re in an office at home.
The SIMATIC S7-1500 will control up to 500 axes, but it is also ideal for controlling other equipment on your factory floor, such as conveyor systems, robots, and more. Depending on your application, you can use the SIMATIC S7-1500 for the following:
Automated production lines.
Single machine or multiple machines in a production line.
Various control modules for redundancy and synchronization.
Concurrent programming from multiple PCs with the native version; is easy to use and quick to deploy; it is ideal where IT has limited support.