Siemens new Simatic S7-1518-4 PN/DP ODK controller easily handles the most advanced standard and fail-safe automation applications. The controller features a large 13 MB user work memory and up to 32 GB load memory with memory card. It offers a one nanosecond bit performance and six nanosecond performance for floating point arithmetic.
Up to 128 drive axes with isochronous operation in the 250-microsecond isochronous operation range may be connected without additional modules.
High-level language programs are generated in an Open Development Kit and are integrated into the Step 7 program of the controller. Existing codes, such as algorithms written in C/C++ and complex Simulink models, are automatically generated in the controller as well.
The S7-1518-4 PN/DP and has four integrated communication interfaces: a Profinet interface with 2-port switch for communication to the field level, two Profinet interfaces and a Profibus DP interface.
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