Siemens Expands its Simatic S7-1500 Advanced Controller Portfolio

The Simatic S7-1500 Advanced Controller portfolio has two new technology CPUs for motion control tasks. It offers standard, safety and motion control functionalities for gearing and camming up to the control of kinematics and even challenging motion control tasks can be easily handled in combination with Sinamics servo drive systems. The “Simatic Safe Kinematics” software library safely monitors kinematics in space to protect the machine operator.

Siemens has expanded its Simatic S7-1500 Advanced Controller portfolio for challenging automation applications to include two new technology CPUs that combine standard, safety and motion control functionalities in a single device. The 1515SP PC2 T CPU and fail-safe 1515SP PC2 TF CPU complement the range of Open Controllers. They are suitable for motion control tasks such as gearing and camming, or the control of kinematics with up to four axes – for example for handling applications, such as pick and place, cartesian portal, delta picker and scara robots. Even challenging motion control tasks can be easily handled in combination with the Sinamics V90 PN, S210 and S120 servo drive systems.

The motion of selected kinematics in space is safely monitored with the “Simatic Safe Kinematics” software library for the fail-safe S7-1500 1517TF-3PN/DP technology CPU in combination with Sinamics S120 (FW5.1), for example to protect the machine operator during his work. The speed of selected points, for example the tool center point, and freely configurable zones such as the working and protection areas, are also monitored.

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