Even the standard version of the innovative SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system offers you high-quality control functions that can be configured, commissioned, operated and monitored with on-board system resources. In short - APC is homogeneously integrated in SIMATIC PCS 7: in the engineering system, in the operator stations and in the automation systems.

Advantages of integrated APC:

  • Fully integrated in SIMATIC PCS 7 – i.e. same look and feel in engineering and operation

  • APC functions are included by default in the standard library of SIMATIC PCS 7 (APL) i.e. no additional costs for licenses

  • High availability of APC functions due to use of redundant controllers


Even if you have already standardized other APC systems in your company, SIMATIC PCS 7 is open for these solutions. You can connect these systems to PCS 7 via standard interfaces and thereby use these functions with PCS 7.

Advantages of coupled APC:

  • Open for your existing solutions when you have already standardized other APC solutions

  • Open for other 3rd party APC tools that are not included in the standard version of SIMATIC PCS 7

  • Standard procedure for comprehensive APC solutions