Basic Controller SIMATIC S7-1200

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SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers by Siemens are the intelligent choice for compact automation solutions with extended communication options and integrated technology functions. They are available in standard and failsafe versions.

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System overview

SIMATIC S7-1200 – Be flexible thanks to networking possibilities

SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers are the ideal choice when it comes to flexibly and efficiently performing automation tasks in the lower to medium performance range. They feature a comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated communication as well as especially compact and space-saving design.

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Impressive functionality


SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers are continously developed further

SIMATIC S7-1200 Firmware 4.5

  • New webserver
  • OPC UA enhancement by methods and integrated diagnostics 
  • Compact read/write ASCII-files
  • GetSMCInfo
  • Timestamp format
  • MRP master functionality for CPU 1215/1217
  • Configured OUC connections
  • More retentive memory
  • S7-1200 Motion Control axis control panel
    (Jogging and velocity specification during non-position-controlled operation)
Product range

The SIMATIC S7-1200 modules at a glance

The S7-1200 controller is designed as a compact CPU, which means that IOs are already integrated. Yet the S7-1200 station can be equipped with additional IO modules to enlarge the capabilities of the PLC.

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Get more information from our online catalog, the Industry Mall, configure your controller solution inside TIA selection Tool or download the complete overview of modules in a PDF file.

Basic controllers

The ideal choice for simple automation solutions


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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.

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.


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