Compact and powerful

The SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller is the first controller of this type to combine the functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications and central I/Os in a compact device.

The already installed and preconfigured SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller, the PC-based version of SIMATIC S7-1500, is used for control. This controller is operated independently of Windows and thus ensures high system availability. This facilitates the controller's rapid start-up and supports Windows updates and reboot during ongoing operation. Even a failure of Windows does not have any impact on the controller.


The SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller provides know-how and access protection and features important automation functions, for example for axis positioning, integrated system diagnostics or interfaces to Profinet.

The open controller is flexibly expandable by ET 200SP modules and is optimized for series machine manufacturing as well as for machines with distributed architecture.

Thanks to its compact design, the ET 200SP Open Controller requires only minimum space and can be accommodated in compact control boxes directly on the machine.

The SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller allows for the realization of automation solutions with a particularly favorable cost-performance ratio. For instance, visualization can be simply realized via a SIMATIC Industrial Flat Panel connected via the graphics interface, optionally also with multitouch functionality. For commissioning purposes, mouse and keyboard can be directly connected via USB interfaces. At the same time, the Gigabit Ethernet interfaces support high-performance connection to higher-level networks.

  • "All in one"
    - Controller with central I/Os
    - Visualization and Windows applications
    - PC interfaces for monitor, mouse and keyboard
    - Gigabit-Ethernet

  • High system availability
    - Software Controller independent of Windows
    - Support of Windows restart during ongoing controller operation

  • Compact and modular
    - Small footprint
    - Comprehensive portfolio of I/O modules
    - Single-line expansion with up to 64 module

  • Ruggedness
    - Continuous operation at ambient temperatures of 60°C without power loss
    - Zero maintenance through fan-free design
    - High EMC compatibility
    - Resistance to vibration and shock loads

  • User-friendly design
    - Externally accessible bulk memory - protected against unauthorized access
    - Integrated run/stop switch for the controller
    - Additional memory capacity via SD card
    - PROFINET onboard: Replaceable bus adapter for flexible connection

  • Efficient engineering in the TIA Portal
    - no Windows settings for the software controller required
    - Reusability of S7 programs on other hardware platforms