With its extended ambient conditions, the SIMATIC S7-1500 can be used almost anywhere. Many controllers can be operated in a temperature range from -25°C to +60°C and at altitudes up to 5 000 m as standard. A wide range of SIPLUS Controllers is available for requirements beyond this.
The SIMATIC S7-1500 is
a modular, scalable, and universally usable system in IP20 degree of protection
the system solution for a variety of automation applications in discrete automation
maximum performance combined with excellent usability
configurable in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal with STEP 7 Professional V12 or higher
Increase in performance through
Faster command execution
New data types
Faster backplane bus
Optimized code generation
PROFINET IO (2-port switch) as standard interface;
from CPU 1515-2 PN, one or more additional integrated PROFINET interfaces, e.g. for network separation, for connecting further PROFINET devices or for high-speed communication as an I-Device
OPC UA server (data access) and client as runtime option for the easy connection of SIMATIC S7-1500 to non-Siemens devices/systems
Expandable with communications modules for bus systems and point-to-point connection
Motion Control integrated without additional modules:
Standardized blocks (PLCopen) for connection of analog and PROFIdrive-capable drives
The Motion Control functionality supports speed axes, positioning axes, relative synchronous operation (synchronizing without specification of the synchronized position), as well as external encoders, output cams and probes.
Extended Motion Control functions such as absolute synchronous operation (synchronizing with specification of the synchronized position), camming and functions for controlling kinematics are also integrated in the technology CPUs.
Comprehensive trace functions for all CPU tags for real-time diagnostics and sporadic error detection;
for effective commissioning and quick optimization of drives and controls
Comprehensive control functionalities:
e.g. easily configurable blocks for automatic optimization of the control parameters for optimum control quality
Additional functions through available technology modules:
e.g. high-speed counting, position detection, or measurement functions for signals up to 1 MHz
Protection of personnel and machinery – within the framework of an integrated complete system
Fail-safe SIMATIC S7-1500(T)F Controllers for processing standard and safety programs on the same controller.
The fail-safe and standard user programs are created in the TIA Portal with the same editors; fail-safe data, for example, can therefore be evaluated like standard data in the standard user program. Due to this integration the system benefits and the comprehensive functionality of SIMATIC are also available for fail-safe applications.