EC: Simatic ET 200SP open controller

Machine & Embedded Control - PACs, PLCs: The Simatic ET 200SP open controller is the first controller of this type to combine the functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications and central I/Os in a compact device. This is a Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice Honorable Mention.

10/15/2015


SIMATIC ET200SP Open Controller, SiemensThe Simatic ET 200SP open controller is the first controller of this type to combine the functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications and central I/Os in a compact device.

The already installed and preconfigured Simatic S7-1500 software controller, the PC-based version of Simatic S7-1500, is used for control. This controller is operated independently of Microsoft Windows and thus ensures high system availability. This facilitates the controller's rapid start-up and supports Windows updates and reboot during ongoing operation. Even a failure of Windows does not have any impact on the controller.

The Simatic ET 200SP open controller provides know-how and access protection and features important automation functions, for example for axis positioning, integrated system diagnostics or interfaces to Profinet.

The open controller is flexibly expandable by ET 200SP modules and is optimized for series machine manufacturing as well as for machines with distributed architecture.

Due to its compact design, the ET 200SP Open Controller requires only minimum space and can be accommodated in compact control boxes directly on the machine.

Siemens, www.siemens.com/open-controller 



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