Basic Controller SIMATIC S7-1200

Take control of communication

SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers by Siemens are the intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with extended communication options and integrated technology functions. They are available in standard and failsafe versions.

System overview

SIMATIC S7-1200 – Be flexible thanks to networking possibilities

SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers are the ideal choice when it comes to flexibly and efficiently performing automation tasks in the lower to medium performance range. They feature a comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated communication as well as especially compact and space-saving design.

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Impressive functionality


SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers are continously developed further

SIMATIC S7-1200 Firmware 4.5

  • New webserver
  • OPC UA enhancement by methods and integrated diagnostics 
  • Compact read/write ASCII-files
  • GetSMCInfo
  • Timestamp format
  • MRP master functionality for CPU 1215/1217
  • Configured OUC connections
  • More retentive memory
  • S7-1200 Motion Control axis control panel
    (Jogging and velocity specification during non-position-controlled operation)
Product range

The SIMATIC S7-1200 modules at a glance

The S7-1200 controller is designed as a compact CPU, which means that IOs are already integrated. Yet the S7-1200 station can be equipped with additional IO modules to enlarge the capabilities of the PLC.

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