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Siemens unveils first new generation of S7-1200 PLCs in 10 years

16 April, 2024

At the 2024 Hannover Messe, Siemens is launching the first new generation of its Simatic S7-1200 PLCs for ten years. The new models are designed to help bridge the worlds of OT (operational technology) and IT (information technology), with high communications performance and efficient data-processing, thus boosting output. By connecting the controllers to IT systems, it is also possible to use advanced data analysis in the cloud, for example.

The new S7-1200 G2 PLCs will allow machine-builders to control multiple coordinated axes and simple kinematics. They are said to offer improved processing power, larger memories and dedicated communications, as well as a Near Field Communication (NFC) capability providing access to diagnostic, operational, and device data via an app. Plain text diagnostic information about the PLC will cut downtime and give users quick access to data.

The new controllers – which will be available from the winter of 2024 – are part of Siemens’ Xcelerator platform, allowing users to benefit from the TIA Portal’s standardised approach to engineering. They will support efficient motion control and flexible machine safety, along with other smart functions.

Siemens says it offers full scalability across its Simatic controllers, ensuring the right controller is available for each application.

The new generation of Siemens’ S7-1200 G2 PLCs bridges the worlds of OT and IT

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