What is Siemens s7 1200 PLC and where is it used?

24 January 2023 311 Reading time: 47 second

Siemens S7-1200 is a programmable automation controller system produced by Siemens. It is designed for small and medium-scale automation applications, particularly in industrial automation, energy management, and production.

Compared to earlier versions, the S7-1200 is smaller and more cost-effective. The system comes with Ethernet and Profinet interfaces and supports SIMATIC Ladder Diagram (LAD) and SIMATIC Function Block Diagram (FBD) languages for low-level programming.

The S7-1200 comes with multiple input and output modules, which can read various sensors such as analog, digital, and temperature sensors. Additionally, the system offers output modules required to control drives, actuators, and other automation equipment.

The S7-1200 comes with various software tools such as Siemens TIA Portal, SIMATIC S7-1200 Advanced Controller and S7-1200 Basic Controller which are designed to facilitate programming, configuration, and system management.

Due to its versatile, reliable and cost-effective nature, the Siemens S7-1200 is commonly used in small and medium-scale industrial automation projects.

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