The new open product is especially sturdy, powerful and highly modular. Simatic S7-mEC integrates control, HMI and PC functionality in one device. The new embedded controller is configured and commissioned the same way as a standard Simatic-S7-300 controller.
Simatic S7-mEC comes equipped with the latest PC technology, for example, with an Intel Core Duo processor. The new device features the same design, sturdiness and modularity as a S7-300 controller and can be expanded via standard S7-300 I/Os and PC interfaces.Like all other Simatic controllers, the new embedded controller can also be configured and programmed using Simatic Step 7. Furthermore, the ODK (Open Development Kit) interface enables the standard Step 7 program code to be expanded, for example, with C/C++ code. Users are also able to install their own PC applications or functionalities for HMI, such as WinCC flexible Runtime. The HMI functions are configured using Simatic WinCC flexible.
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