Upgrading from SIMATIC S5 to S7 Controllers


Upgrading from SIMATIC S5 to S7 Controllers

Oil and gas operators still using Siemens SIMATIC S5 controllers could be missing out on the many digitalization capabilities and benefits of the more modern SIMATIC S7 controller technology, in particular the S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers. Enhancements include faster execution speeds, more compact sizes, integrated security and safety features, greater scalability and improved communications and diagnostics. The TIA Portal, a common software engineering framework, can cut development times as much as 30 percent. By migrating to the SIMATIC S7 platform, oil and gas operators can gain new efficiencies, cost-savings, more operating visibility, a sharper competitive edge and, ultimately, improved profitability.

Originally authored and published by Siemens Industry, Inc.

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