S7-1200 CPUs

Interplay makes the difference

Description

The new modular SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is at the core of our new offering for simple but highly precise automation tasks. The SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is modular and compact, versatile, a secure investment, and is powerfully fit for a full range of applications.
A scalable and flexible design, a communication interface that fulfills the highest standards of industrial communication and a full range of powerful integrated technology functions make this controller an integral part of a complete and comprehensive automation solution.
The optimized performance of our SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels, designed for seamless compatibility with this new controller and the powerfully integrated engineering system, ensures simplified development, fast start-up, precise monitoring and the highest level of usability. It‘s the interplay between these products and their innovative features that give you an unprecedented level of efficiency for small automation systems.

Benefit

  • It‘s the Interplay
    The optimized performance of our SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels, designed for seamless compatibility with this new controller and the powerfully integrated engineering system, ensures simplified development, fast start-up, precise monitoring and the highest level of usability. It‘s the interplay between these products and their innovative features that give you an unprecedented level of efficiency for small automation systems.

  • A modular concept for compact automation in a scalable design.
    The SIMATIC S7-1200 features an integrated PROFINET interface, powerful integrated technology functions and a highly scalable and flexible design. This enables simple communication, efficient solutions for technological tasks, and perfectly fits individual automation requirements in a wide variety of applications.

  • Highest efficiency in engineering
    SIMATIC S7-1200 is programmed via the new and fully integrated engineering-system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic with SIMATIC WinCC Basic. SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic is designed to be intuitive, easy to learn and easy to use. This provides you with highest efficiency in engineering. Smart functionalities such as intuitive editors, drag and drop functionality as well as “IntelliSense“ tools simply let you engineer faster. This new software architecture comes from a stable source for future innovations - Siemens has many years of experience in software development and has thus made SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic highly future-oriented.


Design and functions

CPU 1217C

SIMATIC S7-1200 CPUs
The SIMATIC S7-1200 system is available in five models, CPU 1211C, CPU 1212C, CPU 1214C, CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C. Each can be extended to meet any machine’s requirement. The digital and analog I/Os can easily be expanded without affecting the physical size of the controller by installing a signal board inside the front of the CPUs. Connecting signal modules at the right side of the CPU increases the digital and analog I/O capacity even further. CPU 1212C can accommodate two, and CPU 1214C, CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C up to eight signal modules. All SIMATIC S7-1200 CPUs can be equipped with up to three communication modules on their left side for point-to-point serial communication, PROFIBUS Master/Slave, GPRS communication, AS-i and more Fieldbus systems.

New with firmware version 4.0 CPU’s

  • Security Integrated
    Protection against unauthorized code or process value changes; which helps to facilitate increased operational availability.

  • Know-how Protection
    Through password protection unauthorized third parties are not able to open your blocks and thus do not have access to your algorithm.

  • Integrated Trace Function
    For more effective commissioning and faster problem solving we now have a powerful new integrated tool for analysis of interactions with all CPU tags and analog & digital signals.

  • PLCSIM
    Complete controller station configuration, programming & testing; and no hardware is required!

Space-saving design
All SIMATIC S7-1200 hardware has been specifically designed to save space in the control panel. The new CPU 1217C and CPU 1215C, for instance, includes two PROFINET Ports. CPU 1215C has a width of 130 mm, CPU 1217C is 150 mm wide, CPU 1214C has a width of 110 mm. CPU 1212C as well as CPU 1211C are only 90 mm wide. Together with the small footprint of the communication and signal modules, this compact modular system saves valuable space and provides highest concept. SIMATIC S7-1200 allows you to design a controller system to exactly fit your application needs.

Easy and convenient installation
All SIMATIC S7-1200 hardware has built-in clips that allow for easy and convenient mounting on a standard 35-mm DIN rail. These built-in clips can also be snapped into an extended position to provide mounting holes for situations where panel mounting is required. The SIMATIC S7-1200 hardware can be installed in either a horizontal or vertical position providing you with additional installation options. These integrated features offer users maximum flexibility during the installation process and they make the SIMATIC S7-1200 a practical solution for a wide variety of applications.

SIMATIC S7-1200
A modular concept for compact automation in a scalable design.
The SIMATIC S7-1200 features an integrated PROFINET interface, powerful integrated technology functions and a highly scalable and flexible design. This enables simple communication, efficient solutions for technological tasks, and perfectly fits individual automation requirements in a wide variety of applications.

Highlights

Scalable and flexible design
Signal Modules: Up to eight signal modules can be connected to the largest CPUs for the support of additional digital and analog I/Os.
Signal boards: One signal board can be connected to all CPUs, allowing you to customize the CPUs by adding digital or analog I/Os to the controller without affecting its physical size. The modular concept provided by the SIMATIC S7-1200 allows you to design a controller system to exactly fit your application needs.

CPU 1211C, CPU 1212C and CPU 1214C memory
Up to 50 KB of integrated work memory, with a floating boundary between user program and user data is available. In addition to that, up to 2 MB of integrated load memory and 2 KB of integrated retentive memory are available. The optional SIMATIC Memory Card enables the easy transfer of programs to multiple CPUs. It can also be used to store miscellaneous files or to update the firmware of the controller system with the present design.

CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C memory
The 100 KB working memory of CPU 1215C makes it ideally suited for applications that require a larger program process area, and the CPU 1217C has 125 KB working memory. Both can have 4 MB of data stored in its large data storage area, and its 85 µs bit performance makes it the best in its class.

Integrated PROFINET interface of CPU 1211C, CPU 1212C and CPU 1214C
The integrated PROFINET interface is used for programming and for HMI as well as PLC-to-PLC communication. It supports communication with third-party devices using open Ethernet protocols. The interface features an RJ45 connector with auto-cross-over functionality and provides for data transmission rates at 10/100 Mbit/s. It supports up to 16 Ethernet connections and the following protocols: TCP/IP native, ISO on TCP, and S7 communication.

Integrated PROFINET interface of CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C
Both have 2 PN ports that can be used either as HMI connection and switchless I/O or as one programming and one field device port.

SIMATIC S7-1200 Integrated technologies

Integrated technology for counting and measuring, closed-loop control and motion control make the SIMATIC S7-1200 an extremely versatile system for many types of automation tasks.

High-speed inputs and outputs
Up to six high-speed counters were integrated in the system, three with 100 kHz and three with 30 kHz. This enables precise monitoring of incremental encoders, frequency counting, and fast detection of process events. Two high-speed outputs were integrated in the SIMATIC S7-1200 controller as pulse outputs.

1211C, 1212C, 1214C with high-speed outputs to control speed, position
and duty cycles

The high-speed outputs of the SIMATIC S7-1200 controller can be used as pulse train outputs (PTO) and pulse width modulated (PWM) outputs. When configured as a PTO, a 50 percent duty cycle pulse train is provided at a rate of up to 100 kHz for the open-loop speed and position control of stepper motors and servo drives. When these Outputs are configured as a PWM output, a fixed cycle time output with a variable duty cycle controls can be used to control the speed of a motor or position a valve for instance.

1215C and 1217C high-speed outputs control speed, position and duty cycles
The SIMATIC CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C features six high-speed counters (HSC) build in – three with a clock rate of 100 kHz and another three with a clock rate of 30 kHz, using the readily available Signal Boards up to 200 kHz can be achieved as well. Furthermore there are four PTO outputs to control stepper drives simultaneously.
The new SIMATIC S7-1217C covers even more motion applications with the addition of the 5V Line Diver outputs.

PLCopen motion function blocks
The SIMATIC S7-1200 supports the open-loop speed and position control of stepper motors and servo drives. This functionality is easily configured using an axis technology object along with the internationally accepted PLCopen motion function blocks included within the engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic. Absolute, relative and velocity moves are supported in addition to home and jog functions.

Drive commissioning control panel
The drive commissioning control panel included with the engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic simplifies the start-up and commissioning of stepper motors and servo drives.
It provides both automatic and manual control of a single motion axis as well as online and diagnostics information.

PID functionality for closed-loop control
The SIMATIC S7-1200 supports up to 16 PID control loops for simple process control applications. These control loops are easily configured using a PID controller technology object and the supporting editors provided within the engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic. Additionally, the SIMATIC S7-1200 supports PID auto-tuning to automatically compute the optimum tuning values for the gain, integral time and derivative time.

PID commissioning control panel
The PID commissioning control panel included within SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic simplifies the loop tuning process. It provides both automatic tuning and manual control capabilities for a single control loop and it also provides a graphical trend view of the tuning process.