Siemens Integrated PLC and Motion Control with New CPUs in the SIMATIC S7-300 Programmable Controller Family

Siemens Integrated PLC and Motion Control with New CPUs in the SIMATIC S7-300 Programmable Controller Family
As the most widely sold PLC worldwide, Siemens SIMATIC S7-300 has successful reference applications in virtually every industry. As part of Siemens constant effort to provide enhanced value to its customers, they have introduced two new CPUs to the S7-300 family addressing the increased user demand for tightly integrated PLC and motion control.

The innovative SIMATIC S7 315T-2DP and S7 317T-2DP, integrate automation and motion control within the proven family of compact SIMATIC S7-300 PLCs. Users can combine standard IEC-61131 PLC programming with PLCopen compliant motion control functionality in a single high performance unit, fully integrated with the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation architecture.

In addition to exact single-axis positioning, the Technology CPUs are particularly suitable for complex, synchronized motion applications. The use of isochronous PROFIBUS also enables the deterministic control of high-speed and time-critical processes for distributed axes and synchronous operation applications.

These Technology CPUs are designed for machines demanding both high PLC performance and motion control functions, for applications such as: Filling and Wrapping; Processing and Assembly; Flying Shears; Carton Assemblers and Labeling Machines; etc.

Integration of automation and motion control in a single SIMATIC CPU provides significant savings in engineering and operation:

  • The use of a common control platform allows improved program and machine performance
  • Utilizing the same platform reduces spare parts inventory and training overhead
  • A single user program for automation and motion control reduces system integration effort and costs

    The S7-300 Family
    Since its introduction in 1994, the S7-300 programmable controller has been the choice of many of the world’s leading manufacturers. The S7-300 has the world’s largest installed base of any of its competitors, with hundreds of thousands of units in use across the globe.

    PLCopen is a vendor independent organization involved in the development and design of international standards for motion control applications. For more information on PLCopen please visit the web site at PLCopen.