The follow-ups to the S7 300/400 have been on the market for around ten years now, and the SIEMENS S7-1200 and S7-1500 CPUs have also proven themselves time and again in this time.
Kitted out with processors from a newer generation, as well as the ability to establish Ethernet and Profinet connections, a replacement is clearly already an upgrade in itself. It offers the opportunity to set up plant-wide networks and automate your entire production processes, which is a crucial step toward Industry 4.0-style manufacturing.
The SIEMENS TIA S7-1200 and S7-1500 PLCs represent the latest industry standard, meaning spare parts are guaranteed to be available in the long term.
And in the case of conversions, the entire PLC unit – including the CPU and input/output modules – is replaced in full.
Now’s the time to start thinking about upgrading your plant control system. By scheduling your conversion during a vacation closedown or typically quieter period, you will be safeguarding yourself against the inconvenience of a complete system failure caused by a defective component.
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