The compact SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX process control system can be used as stand-alone devices or also in the plant network. SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX combines all major components of a control system, automation system (AS), operator station (OS) and engineering system (ES) in a compact format. Two product versions are available: one with integrated software controller and another with external controller (modular or embedded automation system).
This setup makes the system predestined for automation of:
Small process applications
Self-contained processes like the control of a reactor, fermenter, or package units
Laboratories or test plants
and makes it suitable as educational and training system.