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The SIMATIC S7-1200 micro PLC and the SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels feature SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic engineering software for simple-and-speedy programming, networking and commissioning.

The micro PLC’s central unit is fully compatible with a range of I/O and communications modules, providing flexible extension options. The system also offers a PROFINET interface for easy networking and communication between the engineering system, controllers, and HMI.

  • 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

SIMATIC S7-1200 CPUs 

The SIMATIC S7-1200 system is available in four models, CPU 1211C, CPU 1212C, CPU 1214C and CPU 1215C. 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 as well as CPU 1215C 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.

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.

Space-saving design

All SIMATIC S7-1200 hardware has been specifically designed to save space in the control panel. The new CPU 1215C, for instance, includes two PROFINET Ports and is only 130 mm wide. CPU 1214C has a width of 110 mm, and 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 efficiency and flexibility during installation.

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 memory

The 100 KB working memory of CPU 1215C makes it ideally suited for applications that require a larger program process area. 4 MB of data can be 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

CPU 1215C has 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.

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 high-speed outputs control speed, position and duty cycles

The SIMATIC S7-1215C 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.

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.

  • S7-1200 Signal modules

Signal Boards, Signal Modules

Signal boards can be added to the CPU to increase the number of digital or analog inputs and outputs, RS485 communication and battery board to the controller for your application requirements without increasing the controller‘s footprint.

The SIMATIC S7-1200 system comes in four different models, CPU 1211C, CPU 1212C, CPU 1214C and CPU 1215C, that may each be expanded to exactly fit your machine requirements.

Signal modules can be connected to the right side of the CPU to further expand the digital or analog I/O capacity.
CPU 1212C accepts up to two, CPU 1214C and CPU 1215C both accept up to eight signal modules.

  • S7-1200 Communication 

Integrated PROFINET Interface 
The SIMATIC S7-1200 supports communication with PROFINET IO devices as a PROFINET IO controller. By means of the integrated Web-server, information can be called via the CPU and process data via a standard Web browser. Data can also be archived from the user program during runtime.

Utilizing established TCP/IP standards, the integrated PROFINET interface provided with the SIMATIC S7-1200 can be used for programming or to communicate with HMI devices and additional controllers. As a PROFINET IO controller, SIMATIC S7-1200 now supports communication with PROFINET IO devices and drives.

The interface consists of a noise-immune RJ45 connector with auto-cross-over functionality, which supports Ethernet networks and features a data transmission rate of up to 10/100 Mbit/s.

Communication with third-party devices

Seamless integration of devices from other manufacturers is possible with the integrated PROFINET interface on the SIMATIC S7-1200. It is possible to connect and communicate with multiple third-party devices utilizing the supported open Ethernet protocols TCP/IP native and ISO on TCP.

This communication capability, which is configured with standard T-Send/T-Receive instructions provided by the integrated engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic, offers you an even higher level of flexibility in designing your automation solution.

Easy communication modules

Up to 3 communication modules can be added to any of the SIMATIC S7-1200 CPUs.

The RS485 and RS232 communication modules are fit for serial, character-based point-to-point connections. The library functions USS drive protocol and Modbus RTU Master and Slave protocols are already included within the SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic engineering system.

  • Automation Tasks using SIMATIC S7-1200

AT 1 - Simple Movements

AT 2 - User Defined Webpage

AT 4 - Simple HMI

AT 5 - HMI to SCADA

Note: Most of these Information are exist on Siemens Website.