New modular failsafe controller reduces wiring, saves space

  • Standard and safety-related functions in one device

  • Connects to Profinet without additional hardware

  • Flexible and expandable


Thursday, January 5, 2017 9:18 am EST



Siemens new compact and modular Simatic® S7-1212 FC controller performs standard and safety-related automation tasks in a single device.

Using Siemens TIA Portal V14 engineering software and firmware V4.2, safety-related devices, including Siemens Sinamics drives, are easily networked with Profinet and Profisafe, reducing hardware and wiring requirements.

The S7-1212 FC controller has 100 KB integrated program/data memory and a 2 MB load memory. It features integrated standard I/O, eight digital inputs, six digital outputs and two analog inputs.

The controller is expandable with up to three communication modules, two signal modules and one signal board.

Siemens Digital Factory (DF) offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.

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