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New controllers with more compact design, more performance and Profinet communication

The Siemens Industry Automation Division has developed four new Simatic S7-300 controllers with a width of just 40 millimeters: the standard controllers CPU 315-2 PN/DP and CPU 317-2 PN/DP and the failsafe controllers CPU 315F-2 PN/DP and CPU 317F-2 PN/DP.

Although they are not as wide, the new controllers with two Profinet interfaces offer considerably more performance and working memory than their predecessors. The two Profinet interfaces enable line structures to be implemented easily and cost-effectively.

The new controllers execute user programs more than twice as fast, e.g. bit commands now only require 25 nanoseconds and the time for word, fixed-point and floating-point arithmetic commands is much shorter than before. The expanded functions of the integrated web server enable user-friendly system diagnostics, for example with automatic page update and a diagnostics buffer for up to 499 entries. What is more, the graphical representation of the Profinet IO topology has been revised. This offers a detailed tabular display of the module status of the connected Profinet stations and a direct link to their web servers.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility und Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.
Reference Number: IIA2009122210e

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
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