Company: Siemens Corp., Washington, DC
Equipment Brief: Siemens Simatic S7-1200 line of compact controllers now features both standard and failsafe functionality, delivering new levels of safety for standalone, simple machine control applications. The new Simatic S7 1214FC and S7 1215FC controllers and corresponding failsafe I/O modules offer compact, powerful and cost-effective, failsafe control, according to the company. The scalable controllers provide fast throughput with easily reproduced control cabinets, while their TÜV-certified Failsafe-library handles all conventional safety functions. Enhanced standard and safety diagnostics reduce downtime. Safety relevant documentation is provided with a standard-compliant Failsafe-Program printout. Both failsafe controllers are DC/DC/DC or DC/DC/Rly variant. They include 24 integrated standard inputs/outputs and an integrated Ethernet interface. Expandable up to eight standard or fail-safe signal modules, the controllers feature one signal board, up to three communication modules (CM), two integrated 0 to 10 V standard analog inputs and two 0 to 20 mA analog outputs.