Basic Controller SIMATIC S7-1200, Basic Panels and TIA Portal
The difference is in the combination

System Overview

SIMATIC S7-1200 basic controllers impress with their comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated IOs as well their particularly compact space-efficient design. They are the intelligent choice for all everyday automation tasks with a small project scope. The S7-1200 CPUs with Safety Integrated handle standard and safety-related tasks – without additional hardware. You save on wiring workload and are much more flexible in adapting safety circuits and managing operating modes. Thanks to standardized telecontrol protocols, you can connect SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers directly to your control center without programming being required.

A decisive advantage is the integration of the S7-1200 in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal
(TIA Portal): SIMATIC controllers and SIMATIC panels thus access a common database, a uniform operating concept and central services. For you, this means significantly less engineering work. The user-friendly and innovative operability of the TIA Portal as well as the integrated system diagnostics contribute to efficient working.

Thanks to their performance and functionality, SIMATIC controllers support scalable automation solutions, which are thus cost-efficient in all cases. The functionality of the SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers is derived consistently from the SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers developed for more complex tasks. This ensures uniform procedures and thus maximum efficiency in engineering, operation and maintenance as well as during migrations.