SIMATIC controllers enable innovative machine concepts for your automation system

SIMATIC Controller – Take control of the future

Building innovative machines  with SIMATIC Controllers
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Innovative highlights

Constantly new functions for meeting the highest demands

SIMATIC controllers offer more than just powerful hardware for controlling all types of machines and plants. The capabilities of SIMATIC controllers are constantly being expanded with new functions.
Innovation Stories

Pioneering practical applications

The Innovation Stories tell exciting tales of how companies are already using SIMATIC controllers to implement innovative machine concepts. Let yourself be inspired!

Machines that know when they’re due to fail

An algorithm for machine learning is capable of filtering out critical details from vast amounts of data, such as telltale anomalies. In this way, it can identify impending damage before it occurs.


The right SIMATIC controller for every application

Every machine and plant places its own unique demands on system performance and application complexity. You’ll find the right controller for your application in our interactive SIMATIC controller portfolio.

SIMATIC controller portfolio

The intelligent choice for your automation tasks

Whether you’re looking for compact controller solutions with integrated functions, powerful controllers for the highest demands, or controllers for distributed architectures or PC-based automation, our SIMATIC controller portfolio has the right PLC for your requirements.

Basic Controllers

Basic Controllers – be flexible thanks to networking possibilities

Basic Controllers are the intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with integrated communication and technology functions. They are available in both standard and safety versions.

Advanced Controllers

Advanced Controllers – increase productivity with the ultimate power

Advanced Controllers automate not just complete production plants but also applications that demand the greatest performance, flexibility, and networking capability. SIMATIC S7-1500 is the latest controller generation and therefore the most future-proof controller with optimal system performance.

Distributed Controllers

Distributed Controllers – save space with the smallest footprint

Distributed Controllers are used for machines with a distributed architecture and for series machines with limited space available. They combine the advantages of a SIMATIC S7-1500 with the design of a SIMATIC ET 200SP. With SIMATIC ET 200pro, a CPU module with S7-1500 technology is available as a modular space-saving solution for tough environmental conditions near the machine. 

Software Controllers

Software Controllers – be open and independent

The Software Controllers are used wherever maximum precision and speed are required as well as PC-based automation. The PC-based controllers operate independently of the operating system. 

Drive Controller

Drive Controller

Drive Controller - combines motion control and drive control in a compact format

The new SIMATIC Drive Controller saves space by combining a controller with motion control and a drive control in a single device. Integrated technology I/Os and powerful communication interfaces make sophisticated machine designs possible.

Integrated functions in all SIMATIC controllers

In addition to scalability, every controller offers integrated system functions like efficient engineering, high performance, an innovative design, a variety of diagnostics, Safety Integrated, Technology Integrated, and Security Integrated. This allows flexibility in the design or adaption of automation solutions, without the need to constantly accumulate additional expertise.

Experience more performance, more technology, more motion with SIMATIC Technology

SIMATIC Technology

The perfect basis for all technology tasks.

SIMATIC Safety Integrated – all built in

SIMATIC Safety Integrated

The seamless integration of machine safety in the SIMATIC automation system.

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Further information

All about SIMATIC controllers at a glance

Support Services

Within the framework of Online and Technical Support, Siemens Industry offers a wide range of services. Online Support, Technical Support, Application Support and Managed System Services.

Spare Parts Services

Siemens Industry's spare parts services are available worldwide and provide smooth and fast supply of spare parts – and thus optimal plant availability.

SITRAIN - Digital Industry Academy

Further education for all Siemens industrial products - directly from the manufacturer, individually, with the latest methods.

Automation tasks in 10 minutes or less

Explore our tutorial series and see how simple automation task can be solved in less than 10 minutes.

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