C/C++ development for the S7-1500S software controllers just got easier, courtesy of the newest version of the SIMATIC Target 1500S add-on software. This add-on software transfers model-based controller code directly from MATLAB Simulink to the SIMATIC S7-1500S soft controller without any need for high-level programming by the OEM, Manufacturers today are under constant pressure to innovate, whether during the design of a new machine or development of a new program for existing equipment. As a result, fast development of efficient code has become increasingly important. At the same time, OEMs are under pressure to do more with less, by turning out finished software faster with less in-house programming expertise. Target 1500S addresses both pain points.
Target 1500S enables the integration of the code generated by Simulink process models directly into the program cycle of an S7-1500 MFR controller. Developers design the graphical models of the process and run them through Simulink to evaluate performance under realistic conditions and develop C/C++ software code. The target 1500S will automatically generate executable S7-1500 libraries of SOs, transferring directly from Simulink to the PLC CPU after each generation process. The add-on enables OEMs to monitor process values in real time, verify the model, correct any deviations quickly and simply, and then port the executable code directly into TIA Portal Step7.Have an Inquiry for Siemens about this article? Click Here >>