The power PLC for the mid to high-end performance ranges
The solution for even the most demanding tasks
With a comprehensive range of modules and performance-graded CPUs for optimal adaptation to the automation task
Flexible in use through simple implementation of distributed structures
Optimal communication and networking options
User-friendly handling and uncomplicated design without a fan
Can be expanded without problems when the tasks increase
Multicomputing: Simultaneous operation of several CPUs in one S7-400 central device. Multicomputing distributes the overall performance of an S7-400. For example, complex tasks in technologies such as open-loop control, computing or communication can be split and assigned to different CPUs. And every CPU can be assigned its own local I/O.
Modularity: The powerful backplane bus of the S7-400 and the communication interfaces that can be connected direct to the CPU enable high-performance operation of a host of communication lines. This permits, for example, the division into one communications line for HMI and programming tasks, one line for high-performance and equidistant motion control components, and one "normal" I/O fieldbus. Additionally required connections to MES/ERP systems or the Internet can also be implemented.