Our fastest controller for automation


SIMATIC S7-1500 – probably the fastest controller worldwide

Using the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller gives you top performance and built-in viability into the future. You can turn the most sophisticated machine designs into reality thanks to the modular structure of the controller, which provides reliable assistance as you work your way through the digital transformation.

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Flexible system offers total scalability

The SIMATIC S7-1500 features a modular design and can be scaled in terms of its functionality, so you can adapt assemblies and functions perfectly to suit your machine design.

Versatile assemblies offer top performance

Different central processing units (CPU types) are available for multiple performance classes. A wide range of signal modules for input and output as well as technology modules for special technological functions, such as counting, and centralized and decentralized communication modules are available to serve as interfaces to the machine or plant. The SIMATIC S7-1500 is approved for protection class IP20 and designed for installation in a control cabinet.

Overview of SIMATIC S7-1500/ET 200MP modules

The heart of the SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers

The central processing units (CPU) are the heart of the SIMATIC S7-1500. They execute the user program and network the controller with other automation components. Thanks to numerous innovations, the CPUs of the SIMATIC S7-1500 deliver the ultimate plus in productivity and efficiency. 

Scalability, performance and usability

The signal modules or peripheral modules of the SIMATIC S7-1500/ET 200MP form the interface between the controller and the process. Via the connected sensors, the controller records the current process status and triggers corresponding reactions of the actuator. The digital and analog modules provide exactly the inputs/outputs that are required for the respective task. They can be used both centrally, i.e. directly at the SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU, and decentrally in the SIMATIC ET 200MP IO system. Analog modules possess expanded functions like oversampling or clock synchronism.

The specialists in the system

Technology modules which can be used either centrally in the SIMATIC S7-1500 or decentrally in the SIMATIC ET 200MP IO system offer signal preprocessing close to the hardware for extremely fast counting and measuring as well as precise position detection for incremental and SSI absolute encoders. The intuitive parameterization and efficient programming is done by technology objects in the TIA Portal. A fast reaction to internal or external incidents and counter values is supported by various process alarms. The behavior of the TM modules regarding a "CPU stop" can be parameterized.


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Counter assembly

Counting and position detection module


Time-based IO module

Interface module for PTO (Pulse Train Output)

Weighing module

Weighing module

Artificial intelligence


More flexibility and performance

Interfaces for communication via PROFINET and in part PROFIBUS DP as well are already integrated in the CPUs. Communication modules increase the communication capabilities of the S7-1500 / ET 200MP providing additional functions or additional interfaces and increase the flexibility and performance of automation solutions with SIMATIC S7-1500 / ET 200MP. Additional interfaces enable realization of complex automation structures or process optimization through connection to the enterprise management level.


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RS232, max. 19,2 kb/s

RS232, max. 115,2 kb/s

RS422/485, max. 19,2 kb/s

RS422/485, max. 115,2 kb/s

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8 Port IO-Link Master


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PROFINET (see CPU interface)

Ethernet (Firewall)


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PROFIBUS DP Master/Slave (125 DP Slaves)

PROFIBUS DP Master/Slave (32 DP Slaves)

Easy entry

Everything for an easy start: The SIMATIC S7-1500 Starter Kit with the compact CPU for standard applications or the technology CPU for extended motion control requirements. Utilize our Starter Kits to program, install, connect and commission quickly and easily.

60 years of SIMATIC anniversary edition:

In 2018 Siemens celebrated 60 years of SIMATIC. On the occasion of this anniversary every SIMATIC S7-1500 Starter Kit is now extended with TIA portal options.


In addition to STEP 7 Professional, the licenses for the option packages SIMATIC ProDiag S7-1500 for 250supervisions and SIMATIC OPC UA S7-1500 Small for secure, reliable communication independent of vendor and platform are currently included.


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Tangible benefits

The ultimate plus for productivity and efficiency

Use the SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers for all aspects of production automation and applications for medium-sized and high-end machines that are demanding in terms of performance, communication, flexibility, and technology.

Perfect interaction between SIMATIC S7-1500 and SIMATIC ET 200MP

The ET 200MP I/O system in protection class IP20 is scalable and is used both as centralized I/O with S7-1500 and in distributed configurations with PROFINET or PROFIBUS. The SIMATIC ET 200MP uses the same assemblies as the central controller for its distributed I/O system.

Support and services

Further information

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Support Services

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Spare Parts Services 

Siemens Industry's spare parts services are available worldwide and provide smooth and fast supply of spare parts – and thus optimal plant availability.

SITRAIN - Digital Industry Academy

Further education for all Siemens industrial products - directly from the manufacturer, individually, with the latest methods.


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Configure your new machine with the SIMATIC S7-1500

The right configuration is essential to ensure optimum mechanical engineering. Configuring the SIMATIC S7-1500 for your application is quick and easy with the TIA Selection Tool. The TIA Selection Tool is available as a desktop version for downloading, or as a cloud-based option. Try it out!

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