SIMATIC PCS 7 Distributed Control System - USA


Process industry plants must satisfy increasingly stringent demands in terms of flexibility, scalability, availability, safety and security while still securing maximum protection of investment for life cycles that may exceed 30 years. Siemens process control technology provides the smart answer to these complex and competing requirements. 
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SIMATIC PCS 7 V9 Process Control System

More flexibility in process automation: expanded opportunities in the smallest spaces

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9 Process Control System - Distributed Control System

When we developed Version 9.0 of our proven distributed control system, we focused on the future-oriented opportunities of digitalization right through to the field level. That’s why we expanded our system solution to include particularly powerful and compact hardware products that support PROFINET, the world-leading industrial Ethernet standard – allowing for greater freedom in plant design and operation.


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Digitalization down to the field level

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9 paves the way for plant-wide digitalization. Thanks to total PROFINET support, our trail blazing system bridges not only the gap of communication down to the field level, but also the gap between now and the future. Or more precisely, toward digitalization.

From well-proven to future-proof: PROFINET

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9 is based on PROFINET, the world’s leading industrial Ethernet standard. PROFINET is playing a key role in the digital transformation of the process industries, providing the prerequisites for powerful, plant-wide communication in real time - which is indispensable in the era of Big Data. PROFINET enables end-to-end diagnostics, monitoring and evaluation of process-relevant data as well as the creation of flexible and easily scalable network structures. A further advantage: cost savings across the entire plant life cycle because your wiring costs are so much lower, and because freely scalable redundancy lets you set your plant availability individually.


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From local to global: SIMATIC Compact Field Unit (CFU)

Integrating of field devices is no longer a time-consuming exercise: the new SIMATIC CFU (Compact Field Unit) makes it easier than ever before. This compact hardware innovation initializes connected field devices automatically and integrates them into the process control system. What previously took 30 minutes now takes less than one. The SIMATIC CFU combines a digital fieldbus with traditional I/Os and is suitable for direct field use through to Ex-Zone 2. This substantially reduces the footprint of the entire I/O system resulting in significant cost savings on cables and terminal points as well as in design and documentation. The device also reduces the risk of errors in operation, makes plant expansions or modernizations easier, and cuts the costs of the hardware FAT.


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From major all-rounder to compact specialist: SIMATIC ET 200SP HA

In any facility, space comes at a premium – and at a cost. Our solution is the SIMATIC ET 200SP HA. The compact, modular periphery creates space in the control panel, providing advantages for system designers and operators. Its highly scalable structure makes it possible to precisely align expansions in the control panel with actual needs. Tool-free connection using push-in terminals and fixed wiring cuts the costs of engineering, assembly and wiring. The SIMATIC ET 200SP HA reduces the footprint of your entire system and the expanded temperature range and conformal coating make it ideally suited for field use. Further advantages include Change in Run thanks to a redundant layout, and a greater number of modules on the head station (increased from 12 to 56).


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Further highlights

Well thought-out down to the details

In addition to the highlights – PROFINET, SIMATIC CFU and SIMATIC ET 200SP HA – the latest version of our process control system comes with a whole range of innovations that also play their part in increasing process automation efficiency.
Success Stories

Optimizing processes with a systematic approach

All around the world, innumerable companies in every industry rely on SIMATIC PCS 7 to systematically optimize their processes.