The SIMATIC S7-1500 controller family is being upgraded with a pair of advanced CPUs that give the controller family motion control capabilities. The 1516T-3 PN/DP and 1516TF-3 PN/DP, handling tasks and functions such as speed, position, gearing, camming, and kinematic control.
The two new controllers come equipped with TIA Portal V15 and Controller Firmware V2.5. Programs including Cam Editor, Kinematic Configurator and Trace are standard elements in the TIA Portal V15, no option package is required.
The motion controllers fill the performance gap between S7-1515T/TF and S7-1517T/TF, providing motion resources to support a max of 80 position axes.
For environments that have stringent safety requirements, the S7-1500 Technology Failsafe (TF) Controller combines standard, motion and safety operations in one controller with one programming tool and one network. The upgrades to the product line also feature built-in diagnostics for motion, safety and drives, trimming the time spent for commissioning and reducing downtime once the equipment is up and running.
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