S7-1500

S7
Overview
• Modular, scalable, and universally usable system in IP20 level of protection
• The system solution for a variety of automation applications in discrete automation
• Highest performance with excellent usability
• Configurable exclusively in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal with STEP 7 Professional V12 or higher

Performance
• Increase in performance throughS7
o Faster command execution
o Language extensions
o New data types
o Faster backplane bus
o Optimized code generation
• Powerful communication:
o PROFINET IO (2-port switch) as standard interface;
from CPU 1515-2 PN, one or more additional integrated PROFINET interfaces, e.g. for network separation
o Expandable with communication modules for bus systems and point-to-point connection

Integrated technology
• Motion Control integrated without additional modules:
o Standardized blocks (PLCopen) for connection of analog and PROFIdrive-capable drives
o The Motion Control functionality supports speed-controlled and positioning axes as well as external encoders
o Positionally precise gearing between axes
• Comprehensive trace functions for all CPU tags for real-time diagnosis and sporadic error detection;
for effective commissioning and quick optimization of drives and controls
• Comprehensive control functionalities:
e.g. easily configurable blocks for automatic optimization of the control parameters for optimum control quality
• Additional functions through available technology modules:
e.g. high-speed counting, position detection, or measurement functions for signals up to 1 MHz
Safety Integrated
Protection of personnel and machinery – within the framework of an integrated complete system
• Failsafe SIMATIC S7-1500F controllers for processing standard and safety programs on the same controller.
Generation of the failsafe and standard user program is carried out in the TIA Portal with the same editors; this enables failsafe data to be evaluated like standard data in the standard user program, for example. Due to this integration the system benefits and the comprehensive functionality of SIMATIC are also available for failsafe applications

Security Integrated
• Password-based know-how protection against unauthorized reading and modification of program blocks
• Copy protection for greater protection against unauthorized copying of program blocks:
With copy protection, individual blocks on the SIMATIC memory card can be tied to its serial number so that the block can only be run if the configured memory card is inserted into the CPU.
• Rights concept with four different authorization levels:
Different access rights can be assigned to various user groups. The new protection level 4 makes it possible to also restrict communication to HMI devices.
• Improved manipulation protection:
Changed or unauthorized transfers of engineering data are detected by the controller.
• For use of an Ethernet CP (CP 1543-1):
o Additional access protection by means of a firewall
o Setup of secure VPN connections (V12 SP1 or higher)

Design and handling
• CPUs with display for plain text information:
o Information about article numbers, firmware version, and the serial number of all connected modules can be displayed
o Setting the IP address of the CPU and additional network settings directly on site, without programming device
o Display of occurring error messages directly as plain text message, meaning reduction in downtime
• Uniform front connectors for all modules and integrated potential bridges for flexible potential group formation simplify stock keeping and reduce wiring costs
• Integrated DIN rail in the S7-1500 mounting rail:
quick and easy installation of additional components such as miniature circuit breakers, relays, etc.
• Central expansion with signal modules:
for flexible adaptation to any application
• System cabling for digital signal modules:
for fast and clearly arranged connecting to sensors and actuators in the field and simple wiring inside the control cabinet
• Power supply:
o Load power supply modules (PMs) for supplying the module with 24 V
o Power supply modules to supply power to the internal module electronics via the backplane bus
• Distributed expansion:
o Use of up to 30 signal modules, communication modules, and technology modules via the PROFINET interface module IM 155-5 for the ET 200MP I/O system
o No difference in terms of handling and system functions in central and distributed operation

Integrated system diagnostics
• Integrated system diagnostics for CPUs, activated by default:
o Consistent plain text display of system diagnostic information in the display, TIA Portal, HMI, and web server, even for drive messages. Messages are updated even if the CPU is in STOP state.
o System diagnostics integrated in the CPU firmware. Configuration by user not required. The diagnostics is automatically updated on configuration changes.

Application
The SIMATIC S7-1500 is the modular control system for a variety of automation applications in discrete automation.
The modular and fan-free design, simple implementation of distributed structures, and convenient handling make the SIMATIC S7-1500 the cost-effective and user-friendly solution for the most diverse tasks.
Application areas of the SIMATIC S7-1500 include:
• Special machinery
• Textile machinery
• Packaging machinery
• General mechanical engineering
• Controller building
• Machine tool manufacture
• Installation systems
• Electrical/electronics industry and the skilled trades.
• Automotive
• Water/wastewater
• F&B
Several CPUs of different performance levels and a comprehensive module range with many convenient functions are available. Failsafe CPUs facilitate use in failsafe applications. The modular design allows users to use only the modules they require for their applications. In the case of task expansions, the controller can be upgraded at any time by means of additional modules:
High industrial strength thanks to high electromagnetic compatibility and high resistance to shock and vibration enable universal use of the SIMATIC S7-1500.

Product Ranges
Standard CPUs

 

 

Features

CPU
1511-1 PN

CPU
1513-1 PN

CPU
1515-2 PN

CPU
1516-3 PN/DP

CPU
1517-3 PN/DP

CPU
1518-4 PN/DP

Work
memory for program, integrated

150
KB

300
KB

500
KB

1
MB

2
MB

4
MB

Work
memory for data, integrated

1
MB

1.5
MB

3
MB

5
MB

8
MB

20
MB

Load
memory

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Display
diagonal

3.45
cm

3.45
cm

6.1
cm

6.1
cm

6.1
cm

6.1
cm

Command
execution times

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0.06
µs

0.04
µs

0.03
µs

0.01
µs

0.002
µs

0.001
µs

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0.072
µs

0.048
µs

0.036
µs

0.012
µs

0.003
µs

0.002
µs

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0.096
µs

0.064
µs

0.048
µs

0.016
µs

0.003
µs

0.002
µs

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0.384
µs

0.256
µs

0.192
µs

0.064
µs

0.012
µs

0.006
µs

Bit
memories, timers, counters

S7
counters/timers

2048
each

2048
each

2048
each

2048
each

2048
each

2048
each

IEC
counter

arbitrary
(only limited by the work memory)

IEC
timer

arbitrary
(only limited by the work memory)

Bit
memories

16
KB

16
KB

16
KB

16
KB

16
KB

16
KB

I/O
address range

Inputs

32
KB (all inputs are stored in the process image)

Outputs

32
KB (all outputs are stored in the process image)

Motion

No.
of axes

Up
to 6

Up
to 6

Up
to 30

Up
to 30

Up
to 96

Up
to 128

Communication

PtP

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

PROFINET

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

1
x PN (and via CM)

1
x PN (and via CM)

1
x PN (and via CM)

2
x PN (and via CM)

PROFINET
IO IRT

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

PROFIBUS

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

Yes
(via CM)

1
x DP (and via CM)

1
x DP (and via CM)

1
x DP (and via CM)

Web
server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fail-sage
CPUs

Features

CPU

1511F-1
PN

CPU

1513F-1
PN

CPU

1515F-2
PN

CPU

1516F-3
PN/DP

CPU

1517F-3
PN/DP

CPU

1518F-4
PN/DP

Work
memory for program, integrated

225
KB

450
KB

750
KB

1.5
MB

1.5
MB

6
MB

Work
memory for data, integrated

1
MB

1.5
MB

3
MB

5
MB

5
MB

20
MB

Load
memory

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Plug-in
via SIMATIC Memory Card

Display
diagonal

3.45
cm

3.45
cm

6.1
cm

6.1
cm

6.1
cm

6.1
cm

Command
execution times

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0.06
µs

0.04
µs

0.03
µs

0.01
µs

0.002
µs

0.001
µs

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0.072
µs

0.048
µs

0.036
µs

0.012
µs

0.003
µs

0.002
µs

<![if !supportLists]>·   <![endif]>Fixed-point operations

0.096
µs

0.064
µs

0.048
µs

0.016
µs

0.003
µs

0.002
µs

<![if !supportLists]>·   <![endif]>Floating-point operations

0.384
µs

0.256
µs

0.192
µs

0.064
µs

0.012
µs

0.006
µs

Integral
interfaces

PROFINET
IO IRT

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

1
x PN IO IRT (2-port switch)

PROFINET

1
x PN

1
x PN

1
x PN

2
x PN

PROFIBUS

1
x DP

1
x DP

1
x DP

Standards,
approvals, certificates

SIL
according to IEC 61508; to SIL 3 in each case

PL
according to ISO 13849; to PLe in each case

SIL
according to IEC 61508; to SIL 3 in each case

PL
according to ISO 13849; to PLe in each case

SIL
according to IEC 61508; to SIL 3 in each case

PL
according to ISO 13849; to PLe in each case

SIL
according to IEC 61508; to SIL 3 in each case

PL
according to ISO 13849; to PLe in each case

SIL
according to IEC 61508; to SIL 3 in each case

PL
according to ISO 13849; to PLe in each case

SIL
according to IEC 61508; to SIL 3 in each case

PL
according to ISO 13849; to PLe in each case