SIMOTION C - Our most modular high-end motion control system


Expandable to up to 16 modules

Peripheral modules from the SIMATIC S7-300 line can be added to SIMOTION C complementary to the integrated onboard I/Os. The modular design in SIMATIC S7-300 design makes the PLC-based motion control system particularly flexible. With its outstanding variety of possible interfaces, SIMOTION C can be integrated in a wide range of environments.

Perfect component selection – from drive to controller: The SIZER configuration tool for Siemens Drives significantly simplifies the technical configuration.

The SIZER configuration tool


The combination of PLC and motion control

Flexible, versatile, powerful: With its outstanding variety of interfaces, SIMOTION C is one of the most communicative motion controllers for servo, stepper, and hydraulic drives.

Flexible performance, a convincing choice for all applications

SIMOTION C can be used extremely flexibly. In addition to the interfaces already integrated, peripherals from the SIMATIC S7-300 modules range can be added to the motion controller, and it scores wherever maximum flexibility in selecting the drives is required.

The PLC-based system can handle a wide range of processor signals and also manages high-end motion control functionalities, such as path interpolation and distributed gearing.

The benefits of SIMOTION C

Learn more about the wide range of SIMOTION C interface variants!

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Flexibility through design variants

Communication for every situation

The SIMOTION C240 and C240 PN variants differ primarily in terms of interfaces. Both controllers have multiple digital inputs and outputs as well as two PROFIBUS interfaces with PROFIdrive and one Industrial Ethernet port.
C240 PN
PROFIBUS interfaces 
Digital inputs
Digital outputs
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Integrated into the TIA Portal

SIMOTION C is also available in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) in the C240 and C240 PN variants with all motion control and PLC functionalities. This facilitates seamless engineering, from control to HMI.

Flexible communication

The available variants of SIMOTION C score primarily with their wide range of interfaces and easy expandability. PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and Ethernet ensure seamless communication with your production environment via the standard interfaces for servo, stepper, and hydraulic drives.

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Additional information

Learn more about the possibilities to make your production processes even more flexible and more efficient with SIMOTION C.

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 

The 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.

Repair Services

Repair Services

Siemens repair services comprise all measures of examination and possibly restoring agreed functionalities of a product. As part of repairs, improvements of the functionality are also possible.

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.


SIMOTION C successfully in use

SIMOTION C has long proven its success in a wide range of application situations. Many well-known customers appreciate the flexibility of the drive coupling.

Flexibility with SIMOTION

Motion control – flexible and communicative

The SIMATIC HMI panels as well as PCs with WinCC flexible or OPC interfaces are suitable operating systems for SIMOTION C. Our experts will be happy to advise you on finding the best configuration for your application.

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