S7-200 Basic controllers
Basic controllers are the intelligent choice for applications in the low to mid-performance range. They are available in standard and safety versions. The integrated inputs and outputs as well as the integrated technology functions facilitate both compact and cost-effective solutions. With basic controllers, flexible solutions for simple networking with integrated and optional communication connections can be implemented.
Basic controllers are configured and programmed in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal). You therefore benefit from maximum engineering efficiency, and as applications increase in complexity, you can easily transfer them to Advanced Controllers.
Do you want to continue to count on the advantages of a Basic Controller?
Then you should learn more about the next generation SIMATIC S7-1200 to benefit from new possibilities in your automation solution!
SIMATIC S7-200 Switch now to the successor of the SIMATIC S7-200!
SIMATIC S7-200 stands for a reliable, fast and flexible controller in the micro automation area with a broad scale of modules. Programming was based on the easy to learn engineering software STEP 7 Micro/WIN.
With the new controller generation SIMATIC S7-1200, new opportunities in automation from engineering to production are made possible. Now, common for all controllers the engineering is based on the platform TIA Portal. This enables the smart realization of automation projects even when expanding above the basic area.
Which HMI components can you connect with S7-200 CPU and what should you watch out for when doing so?
You can connect a SIMATIC S7-200 CPU with different types of HMI devices. Here you must take into account differences in communications protocols, baud rates and the number of connections possible. The HMI device always plays the active part in the communication. This entry covers the following two aspects:
One HMI component can communicate simultaneously with multiple SIMATIC S7-200 CPUs
One SIMATIC S7-200 CPU can communicate simultaneously with multiple HMI components
One HMI component with multiple SIMATIC S7-200 CPUs
Below is an overview of HMI components that can be connected with the SIMATIC S7-200. In the following table “Number of S7-200s” stands for the maximum number of S7-200 controllers that can be parameterized with the configuration tool.