The Siemens S7-1200

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The Simatic S7-1200 is Siemens's programmable controller aimed at stand-alone and basic automation applications, and is often referred to as their Basic or Compact controller. From my perspective as a long time Rockwell user, the S7-1200 seems to be most similar...

Siemens Releases New Advanced and Redundancy Controllers

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Siemens expands its Advanced Controller and Redundancy Controller portfolios. Two new Advanced Controllers have been added to the Simatic S7-1500 line, both of which combine standard, safety and motion control into a single device. The 1515SP PC2 T CPU and fail-safe 1515SP...

How To Add Profinet I/O & Drives To S7-1500 (Video, TAS 24)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem walks us through how to add PROFINET (Ethernet) I/O and Drives to an S7-1500 using TIA Portal: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366833029...

Exchange Data Between Simatic S7 PLCs on Different Subnets

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Easy data exchange between two Siemens Simatic S7 PLCs on different Ethernet subnets using a PN/PN Coupler Suppose you have two Simatic S7 PLCs, like a S7-1200 and S7-300, on different Ethernet subnets and you need to exchange some data...

Siemens S7-1200 Overview (P50)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Luis Narvaez from Siemens provides us with an overview of the S7-1200 line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast: [vimeo 388577957 w=750 h=420] Listen to...

Automation Talk: Thoughts, Impressions, and Goings-on for March 6, 2019

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I'm very fortunate to be able to catch up with so many connections, blog readers, and forum posters each week. Often our discussions go in some interesting directions, many of which I think our readers here would also enjoy hearing...

Siemens S7-1500 Compact Starter Kit Unboxing (S40)

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In this episode of The Automation Show we unbox a brand new Siemens S7-1500 Compact PLC Starter Kit: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 40 Show Notes: Special thanks to Siemens for...

What's New With Siemens PLCs and HMIs (S43)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from the Siemens Manufacturing In America 2020 virtual event's PLC and HMI presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode...

Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit (Video, TAS 11)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show we open a brand new Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368562755 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode 11 Show Notes: Siemens...

First Time Using A Siemens Basic Panel (Video, TAS 23)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I connect a Siemens KTP-700 Basic Panel to a S7-1200 for the first time: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366830832 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode...