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Be flexible thanks to networking possibilities

SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers are the ideal choice when it comes to flexibly and efficiently performing automation tasks in the lower to medium performance range. They feature a comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated communication as well as especially compact and space-saving design.

Take control of communication

Communication modules increase the versatility of SIMATIC S7-1200 offering several open communication protocols as serial communication, PROFIBUS, IO-Link, AS‑Interface, PROFINET, Industrial Ethernet, Telecontrol as well as innovative vertical and horizontal protocols as MQTT and OPC UA providing massive storage and data analisis system possibilities. Those attributes are the best foundation for digitalization and are the drivers of new applications and business models such as predictive maintenance or machine learning.

Protection concept for the controller

The security concept of SIMATIC S7-1200 includes communication integrity. Security Integrated protects your investments, helps prevent the reproduction of machines, and helps to ensure a high level of plant availability.

Highest machine safety

One system for standard and fail-safe applications: One controller, one communication system, and one engineering environment for standard and fail-safe automation. Safety Integrated means the easy connection of PROFIsafe devices via PROFIBUS and PROFINET, and data consistency between standard and fail-safe program components. It offers support for mixed option using fail-safe and standard I/O assemblies.

Ready for the digitalization

SIMATIC S7-1200 has technological integrated functions such as HSC, PTO/PWM and Motion Control.

Programming compatibility

SIMATIC S7-1200 und S7-1500 share the same engineering framework TIA Portal, so in case of reach the maximum possibilities of SIMATIC S7‑1200 it is possible to make a simple controller upgrade to SIMATIC S7‑1500, no migration effort is needed.

The vision of smart data analytics

Industrial Edge Computing is seamlessly integrated into SIMATIC S7‑1200 by using a technology module as platform for multiple functions: Based on SIMATIC Industrial OS, the SIMATIC S7‑1500 technology module TM MFP is prepared for Siemens Industrial Edge applications on the control level thanks to Edge runtime. Connected via Ethernet and scalably to any SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU, the multifunctional platform thus combines the advantages of a cloud with the strengths of a local solution and allows various data collecting and optimization concepts: local, cloud-based and hybrid.

Individually expandable

SIMATIC S7-1200 has dedicated modules which increase the CPU added value offering specific automation tasks:
-Energy Meter
-Condition Monitoring System CMS
-Weighing systems SIWAREX

Efficient engineering

TIA portal provides you with complete access to the entire digitalized automation system, from digital planning to integrated engineering to transparent operation. Simulation tools decrease the time-to-market, diagnostic and energy management functions increase productivity of your plant, and you enjoy greater flexibility and transparency thanks to connect to the management level.

Source: SIMACIC S7-1200