Performance-optimized automation systems for the process industry
Automation for the SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS neo distributed control systems: optimal performance for every application
Automation task, application area and performance requirements determine the choice of suitable hardware for process automation. CPU performance, communication interfaces and special features such as high availability and fail-safe should match the respective application perfectly. The flexibly configurable automation systems based on the CPU 410 and SIMATIC S7-400 for the SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATICS PCS neo distributed control system are suitable for demanding applications in the process industry. They are used thousands of times over and are appreciated around the globe. You can also use the SIMATIC S7-400 to develop customary STEP 7 or TIA Portal applications.
Modular automation system
An automation system in modular configuration is available for the SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS 7 neo distributed control systems. As a result, automation performance can be finely scaled across a broad range. The robust and scalable automation system is a state-of-the-art, future-oriented all-round system for the process industry. At the heart of the automation system is a controller (AS 410) based on the SIMATIC S7 CPU 410, whose performance and range of functions can be expanded using SIMATIC S7-400 components. Alternatively, SIMATIC PCS 7 also supports the complementary 412, 414, 416, and 417 CPUs. This highly modular structure enables the automation system used in the SIMATIC distributed control systems to deal with all process industry tasks.
You can also use the SIMATIC S7-400 to develop customary STEP 7 or TIA Portal applications.
The right solution for every taskThe scalable portfolio of the SIMATIC family enables an optimal solution for every application area. An automation system based on the CPU 410 or a complementary SIMATIC S7-400 CPU are particularly suitable for the often more demanding tasks of the process industry.
The scalable, modular automation system
The AS 410 automation system is the preferred system for plants with distributed control technology from Siemens. This automation system is scalable and designed for different safety and availability levels – from the cost-effective standard solution for small and medium-sized plants to redundant systems for large production plants. The CPU 410-5H is the fastest and most powerful controller for process automation on the market. Performance is scaled according to the number of process objects. This enables a single hardware and firmware platform to cover all deployment scenarios, application sizes and performance ranges.
For a single station, a standard automation system with a basic configuration, you have the option of specifically increasing availability by implementing a redundant configuration of the power supply or the Industrial Ethernet communications module, and combining these measures.
A redundancy station, an automation system with a redundant structure, offers significantly higher availability with its redundant CPUs. It operates according to the 1oo2 principle, in which at least one subsystem always remains active in the event of a fault.
Flexible automation systems you can use to optimally implement your applications
Long-term security of investment in process automation
Plant operators enjoy long-term benefits from the CPUs in the SIMATIC S7-400 series. These automation systems are constantly updated and always reflect the state of the art. They are suitable as an inexpensive entry level for smaller plants in the lower performance range with limited peripheral expansion, to the high-end range for large compound plants with very computing-intensive tasks and almost unlimited processing of process signals.
Siemens offers plant operators the best security of investment with a long-term supply of spare parts, availability, and compatibility with SIMATIC PCS 7 V7/V8.
Protecting people, plant, and the environment
The complex processes in the process industry are associated with high demands on functional safety. With Safety Integrated you use an innovative safety technology characterized by its flexibility and reliability.
Flexible, powerful hardware base for present and future requirements
Industrial process control technology from Siemens bundles a broad portfolio of innovative technologies, systems, and components to create a unique product.
Discover our powerful SIMATIC PCS neo and SIMATIC PCS 7 distributed control systems, our future-proof automation systems, flexible and robust I/O devices, and our solutions for industrial communication.