SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller

The functionality of the new controller generation made available for PC-based Automation

The SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller offers the advantages of the SIMATIC S7-1500 standard controller on industrial PCs. As a result, you will benefit from maximum user friendliness and scalability in performance as well as efficient engineering due to the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal.



As with all SIMATIC controllers, messages pertaining to system diagnostics can be called up via a click. Easy-to-use motion functions are already integrated.

Analogous to the SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller, PC-based automation comes with maximum system availability: The software controller operates absolutely independently of the Windows system – this ensures the controller's continued operation during restart or even in case of Windows failure.


Flexible controller for special machines with high requirements in terms of performance and functions

  • Integrated system functions analogous to Advanced Controllers SIMATIC S7-1500

  • Integration of user-specific functions via open interfaces (e.g. C++ / Matlab)

  • Flexible connection to any interfaces (e.g. IT) and field bus systems

Application with industry-standard SIMATIC IPCs

  • Free scalability over the whole IPC product range

Compliance with sector- and customer-specific requirements

  • Integration of PC software, e.g. for image processing

  • All functions in one device, eased communication

  • High computing power and integration of complex algorithms in the control program

  • Integration of model-based software development (e.g. Matlab / Simulink)

Increased system availability

  • Rapid controller startup

  • Windows reboot during ongoing operation (e.g. updates)

  • Continued controller operation also in case of Windows failure

Engineering efficiency

  • Complete engineering in the TIA Portal: No Windows settings required on the controller

  • Easy integration of high-level languages in the user program

  • Easy realization of interfaces to PC applications with ODK 1500S

  • Direct integration of Simulink models in the user program with Target 1500S

  • Full compatibility with S7-1500

Security Integrated

  • Know-how protection for machine manufacturers

  • Access protection for end users