Solutions with loadable function blocks
A flexible and low-cost alternative to hardware-based solutions for technological tasks.
Optionally loadable function blocks offer a flexible and low-cost alternative to hardware-based solutions for technological tasks.
Software blocks can be employed universally on the hardware platforms SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400, C7, ET 200 S and WinAC.
SIMATIC offers software solutions specially designed for control and positioning engineering.These loadable function blocks can be obtained as a software license.
Parameterization of functions is easy and userfriendly with the parameterization masks. These masks can be obtained with the software license or as a separate package.
Standard SIMATIC modules such as signaling modules and counter modules are used for linking encoders and actuators in central or distributed configurations.
Software-based solutions are ideal for simple positioning and control tasks such as pressure and temperature control.
The following software packages are available:
Standard PID Control
Pre-configured control structure
Modular PID Control
Library of standard function blocks
Online self-tuning for all controllers
Easy Motion Control
Position-controlled motion control, synchronism
Area of application
Rubber and plastic processing machines
Paper and printing presses
Chemical and process engineering
Furnace, heating and cooling systems
Flexible solution using specific block calls in the user program
Low-cost solutions for low-end applications
User-friendly engineering integrated into STEP 7; short training times
Performance/dynamic response scalable by selecting the starting platform: SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400, C7, ET 200S, WinAC
High degree of flexibility with respect to connection of setpoint/actual value interfaces