Powerful advanced controller for standard and fail-safe functions

  • 13 MB user memory for high-end applications
  • C/C++ code standard 
  • Engineering package combines high-level languages with Step 7 
  • Generates code automatically from Simulink models


Monday, January 9, 2017 10:04 am EST



Siemens new Simatic® S7-1518-4 PN/DP ODK controller easily handles the most advanced standard and fail-safe automation applications.

The controller features a large 13 MB user work memory and up to 32 GB load memory with memory card. It offers a one nanosecond bit performance and six nanosecond performance for floating point arithmetic.

Up to 128 drive axes with isochronous operation in the 250-microsecond isochronous operation range may be connected without additional modules.

High-level language programs are generated in an Open Development Kit and are integrated into the Step 7 program of the controller. Existing codes, such as algorithms written in C/C++ and complex Simulink models, are automatically generated in the controller as well.

The S7-1518-4 PN/DP and has four integrated communication interfaces: a Profinet interface with 2-port switch for communication to the field level, two Profinet interfaces and a Profibus DP interface.

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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Hollie Davis
Phone: (770) 751-4882; E-mail: Hollie.Davis@siemens.com