Siemens S7-200 Programmable Logic Controller
The Siemens S7-200 Programmable Logic Controller offers the user a powerful performance for a host of control applications, in a compact design which is perfect for small spaces. The modular design allows users to install whatever application modules best suit their particular requirements, and it has an extensive data and program memory.
The S7-200 is a very popular and affordable choice for beginners in engineering programming, and offers both basic and more advanced functionality in all the five CPU models. The S7-200's superlative real-time response increases efficiency, quality and safety, with the RS-485 port achieving a data transmission rate of up to 187.5 kb/s.
The built-in STEP 7-Micro/WIN software and add-on instruction library pursues Siemens' stated objective to make programming an S7-200 PLC as user-friendly as possible, and to minimise program development time. More and better installation wizards help program developers configure the more complex or routine tasks, and a context-sensitive Help function is also built in.
Communication with other devices is enabled by the programmable Freeport mode, and the PPI protocol system bus ensures trouble-free networking. Any device can be connected, including user-specific items such as barcode scanners, modems, non-Siemens PLCs, PCs and more. A broad range of expansion modules offer optional digital or analogue add-ons such as HMI functions, remote diagnostics, Internet/Ethernet communications, precise temperature measurement, weighing and positioning, scalable to individual requirements.
The consistently modular design of this compact, high-performance controller offers maximum flexibility for future expansion, making the S7-200 an economical and effective control solution for customised automation systems.