Communication for SIMATIC – best connections, thanks to the right CPs
Communications processors (CPs) for the digital factory: Digitalization is picking up speed. More and more devices and components across the entire value chain are generating important data – data that has to be quickly, efficiently, and securely transported, analyzed, and utilized for Industrie 4.0 and the Digital Enterprise. Achieving this requires high-performance industrial communication networks – and system interfaces. With SIMATIC NET, you benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of communications processors and PC software, as well as the extensive expertise of Siemens, the leading network provider. We’ll help you to perform your automation tasks quickly, dynamically, and economically.
Discover our communications processors
High-performance communication for SIMATIC – best connections for industrial networksFlexibly usable and easy to integrate into the system environment: Each individual SIMATIC communications processor contributes to a flexible, high-performance industrial communication network. Regardless of differences, all the CPs relieve your controller’s CPU of communications tasks and facilitate additional connections. They also implement connections both at the automation level and to the IT world and up into the cloud.
Optimal interface for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Industrial digitalization requires high-performance communication networks. Machines, plants, and robots are becoming increasingly communication-capable. The goal is shorter lead times, minimized downtimes, greater efficiency and utilization, and more flexibility for individualized, sustainable production. The requisite data streams and the IIoT require an infrastructure that can handle a seamless horizontal and vertical exchange of data – in other words, high-performance industrial networks.
The system interfaces for SIMATIC permit an optimized network design – with greater performance, flexibility, and security. Whether for Basic Controllers, Advanced Controllers, Distributed Controllers, PGs, PCs, or industrial PCs, SIMATIC NET offers you a variety of communications processors. For example, with each CP you gain additional Industrial Ethernet or PROFINET interfaces, security functions, and possibilities for connecting to ERP and MES systems or the cloud.
Everything you need to know about communications processors for SIMATICHere you’ll find additional information on our system interfaces and communications processors. Support links take you, for example, to FAQs, manuals, product notes, and technical data. Explore all of our communications processors, as well as our practical service offerings.
Expert support for future-proof communication networks
First-class network components and communications processors are an excellent foundation for first-class communication networks. But you also need the relevant expertise in network design and implementation. Where can you get it? From our certified Solution Partners and Siemens experts! They give you professional help in developing your network solution, tailored to meet your specific requirements.