SIMATIC S7-1500  Software Controller 

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software PLC

Take control of variety

Use the functionality of the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller on industrial PCs in combination with high-level languages such as C++. The software controller works completely independent of the operating system, which means it also continues to run during restart or even when the operating system fails.

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System overview

The perfect choice for PC-based automation

SIMATIC S7-1500 software controllers combine the advantages of SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers and industrial PCs. This means you benefit from the security of a PLC controller and from the flexibility and independence of an industrial PC. 
Benefits

Winning functionalities

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller – the solution for the toughest demands


SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controllers work on Siemens SIMATIC industrial PCs completely independently of the operating system. In this way, the advantages of SIMATIC controllers are combined with those of PC-based solutions without any adverse effect on the recognized high reliability and system availability of SIMATIC controllers.

Your main advantages and benefits at a glance:

  • Standardization 
    Re-use of program code and use of communication standards
  • Scalability 
    Easy implementation of various performance and functional requirements
  • Avoid downtimes 
    High availability during operation
  • Open for ideas 
    Simple integration of PC applications and existing know-how
  • High productivity 
    High performance in terms of communication, system response and data processing
  • Security 
    Protection of proprietary know-how and protection against unauthorized access 

Fail-safe control for all functions

The SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller is the only software controller with integrated safety functions. Thanks to Safety Integrated, an additional safety controller is not needed. There’s just one system for standard and fail-safe applications – which means substantial advantages in terms of engineering efficiency, safety, and user-friendliness.

 

Safety Integrated provides for the simple connection of PROFIsafe devices via PROFIBUS and PROFINET. With SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Advanced and in the TIA Portal, users create their programs using the same engineering and operating concept for standard and fail-safe tasks. Data consistency functions automatically synchronize standard and fail-safe program components.

Efficient engineering in the TIA Portal

The Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) provides you with complete access to the entire digitalized automation, from digital planning to integrated engineering to transparent operation. The new version shortens your time-to-market thanks in part to simulation tools, increases the productivity of your plant through additional diagnostic and energy management functions, and offers you greater flexibility thanks to a connection to the management level.

 

TIA Portal offers flexible cloud solutions, virtual commissioning with a digital twin, coordinated collaboration in interdisciplinary teams, greater transparency, and integrated energy management.

 

The SIMATIC ODK 1500S supports the development of Windows and real-time library functions for the SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller and enables the integration of Code C++ higher-level languages.

Product range

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller Versions

The right controller for standard and fail-safe tasks

With SIMATIC S7-1500 software controller you have access to the full performance of a SIMATIC S7-1500 controller on industrial PCs. Depending on your tasks you can either use the standard or the fail-safe version, both available in two performance classes.  

Standard Software Controller

With SIMATIC S7-1500 software controller you implement control tasks on SIMATIC IPC. The S7-1500 software controller shows its strength, especially when you want to integrate high-level languages into the automation function or when a direct connection to operating-system-based software is required.

  • Integrated Motion Control functionalities for controlling speed-controlled and positioning axes, support for external encoders, cams/cam tracks, and measuring inputs 
  • Integrated web server for diagnostics and user-defined websites
  • Integrated Ethernet, Profinet and Profibus interfaces
  • Integrated OPC UA server for standardized communication paths 
  • SIMATIC ODK 1500S for the development and integration of control functions and function libraries with the high-level languages C, C++, C# or Visual Basic

The CPU 1507S is optimized for PC-based control tasks with the IPC427E Microbox PC and IPC477E Panel PC. In addition, the CPU 1507S supports the IPC227E, IPC427D, IPC627D and IPC827D Box PCs, the IPC277E, IPC477D and IPC677D Panel PCs, and the IPC647D and IPC847D Rack PCs.

 

The CPU 1508S is optimized for PC-based control tasks with larger quantity structures on the IPC627D and IPC827D Box PCs, the IPC677D Panel PC, and the IPC647D and IPC847D Rack PCs. The CPU 1508S also supports the IPC427E and IPC477E Microbox PCs.

Licensing

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller Standard
Order No. in Industry Mall
Order No. in TIA Selection Tool
CPU 1507S
Single license, Software and License Key for download
CPU 1507S
Single license, Software on DVD /License Key on USB stick 
CPU 1508S
Single license, Software and License Key for download 
CPU 1508S
Single license, Software on DVD /License Key on USB stick
 
 
 

Failsafe Software Controller

SIMATIC S7-1500 software controllers as failsafe CPU implement PC-based automation tasks also for safety-oriented control tasks on SIMATIC IPC. The S7-1500 software controller shows its strength, especially when you want to integrate high-level languages into the automation function or when a direct connection to operating-system-based software is required.

  • Integrated Motion Control functionalities for controlling speed-controlled and positioning axes, support for external encoders, cams/cam tracks, and measuring inputs 
  • Integrated web server for diagnostics and user-defined websites
  • Integrated Ethernet, Profinet and Profibus interfaces 
  • Integrated OPC UA server for standardized communication paths
  • SIMATIC ODK 1500S for the development and integration of control functions and function libraries with the high-level languages C, C++, C# or Visual Basic 
  • No additional safety controller is required with failsafe SIMATIC software controllers; in addition, ready-to-use libraries are available for fail-safe functions
The CPU 1507S F is optimized for PC-based failsafe control tasks with the IPC427E Microbox PC and IPC477E Panel PC. In addition, the CPU 1507S supports the IPC227E, IPC427D, IPC627D and IPC827D Box PCs, as well as the IPC277E, IPC477D and IPC677D Panel PCs.

The CPU 1508S F is optimized for PC-based failsafe control tasks with larger quantity strucures on the IPC627D and IPC827D Box PCs and the IPC677D Panel PC. The CPU 1508S also supports the IPC427E and IPC477E Microbox PCs.

Licensing

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller Failsafe
Order No. in Industry Mall
Order No. in TIA Selection Tool
CPU 1507S F
Single license, Software and License Key for download
CPU 1507S F
Single license, Software on DVD /License Key on USB stick 
CPU 1508S F
Single license, Software and License Key for download 
CPU 1508S F
Single license, Software on DVD /License Key on USB stick
 
 
 
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