Consistent SIMOTION SCOUT engineering

Implement SIMOTION projects in 20 percent less time

SCOUT combines motion control tasks, PLC tasks, technology functions, and drive configuration in a single system. It provides you with all the tools you need to develop and manage your SIMOTION projects in a user-friendly, clearly organized “navigation center.”  SCOUT makes all phases of engineering much more efficient, and helps you fully exploit the capabilities of SIMOTION with SCOUT TIA in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal). 

Discover how you can solve all tasks from programming and parameterization to tests and commissioning as well as diagnosis in a consistent system


Engineering – from a single source

More efficiency for your SIMOTION project

SCOUT is the user-friendly platform for quickly and efficiently developing software projects for your production plant. From project management and programming to configuration and parameterization as well as testing and commissioning – with SCOUT, you have perfect control over every step.


For simple, convenient programming of SIMOTION applications, SCOUT offers fast access to all the necessary tools:

  • Motion Control Chart (MCC)
  • Ladder Logic (LAD)
  • Function Block Diagram (FBD)
  • Structured Text (ST)
  • PLC Open

Manage projects

SCOUT includes all devices from the controller to the drives. In addition to common data management, the platform offers integrated library and comparison functions and provides you with convenient access to all editors via the project navigator. 

Parametrization and configuration

SCOUT lets you configure axes and drives and create and optimize cam disks. For configuration, all technological objects (axes, cams, cam disks, etc.) are organized in a clear tree structure. Filters allow you to display user programs as needed. With the easy-to-use SIZER software, you can configure drives, motors, and even suitable cables.

Testing and commissioning

All values relevant for testing are recorded in real time. A Motion Control Chart (MCC) enables process monitoring via flow charts and provides information on program and variable status.

You can commission drives and optimize controllers directly from SCOUT, using straightforward watch tables for value monitoring.

Even more engineering convenience with option packages

Graphic configuring with Drive Control Chart (DCC)

The additionally available Drive Control Chart (DCC) option package permits convenient graphic configuring in SCOUT, with no programming knowledge required. In addition, device functionality can be extended by means of freely available control, calculation, and logic blocks.

Graphic creation and optimization of cam disks

You can use the CamTool graphic extension package to create and optimize cam disks. CamTool supplements the CamEdit cam disk editor that is already included in SCOUT.

The curve is displayed in an x-y diagram with fixed points, lines, and interpolation points in accordance with VDI 2143. CamTool then uses these elements to automatically create a homogeneous, continuous curve that can then be optimized using the mouse.

Comprehensive support from project planning to commissioning


SIMOTION inside TIA Portal

All the motion control functions of SIMOTION are available via the TIA Portal.

Fast and convenient controller dimensioning with SIZER

The SIZER configuration tool greatly simplifies the configuration for low voltage drive systems.

SCOUT engineering software

SCOUT: implement SIMOTION projects simply and efficiently

SCOUT is the result of many years of experience in developing automation solutions. Via the intuitive and flexible user interface, you have total control over all process steps all the way to commissioning.

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