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Siemens Controller for Fail-Safe Automation Applications


Siemens new Simatic S7-1518-4 PN/DP ODK controller easily handles the most advanced standard and fail-safe automation applications. The controller features a large 13 MB user work memory and up to 32 GB load memory with memory card. It offers a one nanosecond bit performance and six nanosecond performance for floating point arithmetic.

Up to 128 drive axes with isochronous operation in the 250-microsecond isochronous operation range may be connected without additional modules.

High-level language programs are generated in an Open Development Kit and are integrated into the Step 7 program of the controller. Existing codes, such as algorithms written in C/C++ and complex Simulink models, are automatically generated in the controller as well.

The S7-1518-4 PN/DP and has four integrated communication interfaces: a Profinet interface with 2-port switch for communication to the field level, two Profinet interfaces and a Profibus DP interface.

Siemens Digital Factory (DF)offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

Siemens Corp., www.siemens.com