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. In addition, they are a core element for vertical OT/IT integration with IT mechanisms. Future technologies such as AI and Edge are anticipated and integrated. This makes SIMATIC Controllers the perfect basis for innovative solutions and an essential part of our Totally Integrated Automation approach.
Hybrid Event, Nov 23 - Nov 25

SPS 2021 in Nuremberg – There for you

Come to our booth at the SPS in Nuremberg from November 23 to 25, 2021, where you can network with others in person, check out exhibits, and find solutions to problems. All of this will take place, of course, in line with a safety and hygiene concept that complies with the latest regulations.


If you can’t attend in person, simply participate online and take a virtual tour of our 3D showroom, attend lectures and presentations, and talk to our experts.


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.


Podcast: Talking Digital Industries

AI in industry – Chance or risk?

In the fourth episode of “Talking Digital Industries” moderator Chris Brow explores the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on industrial production. How is AI used in manufacturing? What will the factory of the future look like? And who’s responsible for the actions of AI? 

Tune in and find out how AI has already found its way into our daily lives and how it is enhancing the capabilities of machines and men.


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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.


SIMATIC S7-1200 Take control of communication

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.



SIMATIC S7-1500 - Take control of innovations

Advanced Controllers automate not just complete production plants but also applications that demand the greatest performance, flexibility, and networking capability. The SIMATIC S7-1500 system is the most powerful controller and thus the future-proof controller with optimum system features.

The SIMATIC S7-1500T Technology CPUs are provided for demanding and complex motion control functions.

SIMATIC Distributed Controller

Distributed Controller

Distributed Controller - Take control of range

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 on the basis of SIMATIC S7-1500 is available as a modular space-saving solution for tough environmental conditions near the machine. SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controllers offer extended motion control functions as technology CPU variant – for demanding and complex requirements based on S7-1500.

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller

Software Controller

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller - Take control of variety

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. 

Der SIMATIC Drive Controller vereint fehlersichere Technologie-CPU und High-End-Mehrachs-Antriebssystem in einem ultra-kompakten Gerät

Drive Controller

Drive Controller – Take control of motion

SIMATIC Drive Controller is the drive-oriented, space-saving combination of SIMATIC S7-1500, Motion Control and SINAMICS S120 Drive Control.

Integrated technology I/Os and powerful communication interfaces enable the implementation of sophisticated machine concepts.

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 motion control, closed-loop control and more

SIMATIC Safety Integrated – all built in

SIMATIC Safety Integrated

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

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All about SIMATIC controllers at a glance

Support Services

In case of an emergency, Digital Enterprise Services offer you a wide range of services - by phone and online, anytime and anywhere with online support, technical support, the Siemens Industry Service Card and Managed System Services.

Spare Parts Services

he Spare Parts Services from Digital Enterprise Services are available worldwide and ensure a smooth and fast delivery of spare parts - and thus optimal system availability. 

Training Services

Industrial learning for every need with training services, continuously and sustainably. Our experts from SITRAIN and Vizendo Virtual Training Solutions offer the right training for you - classroom trainings, online or virtually. 

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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Our automation experts will be happy to help you implement innovative machine concepts using SIMATIC controllers. Contact us!