Infrared cameras are ideal for finding apparent temperature differences between components or materials that can point to a potential problem. Whether you’re looking for hot or cold spots or the apparent surface temperature of a component or target area, using infrared cameras with advanced focus systems, IR-Fusion technology, color alarms, and user-defined spot markers help you find problems fast.[Read more…]
Learn the step-by-step measurement sequence for assessing output factors of a variable frequency drive when troubleshooting electrical signals
Learn the 5 steps to measuring output voltage when troubleshooting VFD problems
When troubleshooting the electrical signals within a motor/drive system, think in terms of input vs. output. A variable frequency drive (VFD) transforms the input mains of constant voltage and frequency into a voltage and frequency range that can be varied to control motor torque. Troubleshooting at the input starts with testing power and supply.[Read more…]
Starting 2019 we added the option to bench test the S120 and G120 SIEMENS drives before shippment as an option for the refurbished drives that we supply.[Read more…]
S7 Automation is a complete company dedicated to Siemens Simatic S7 technoligies including PLC / Drives / HMI and of course Programming. We would like to bring your attention to our dedicated programming services launched this month.
Our team has successfully implemented more than 94 project solutions using Siemens S7 PLCs. We have extensive experience with all of the SIMATIC development environment. From beginning your project in whatever IEC 61131-3 coding platform fits, through the PLC-SIM simulator and all the way to your factory floor, our team provides the experience to complete your project on time and on budget.
S7 Automation is a Solution Partner with extensive experience with the following PLC Products:
- Siemens Simatic PLC S7-200
- Siemens Simatic PLC S7-300
- Siemens Simatic PLC S7-300F (Safety / Failsafe CPU)
- Siemens Simatic PLC S7-300T (Technology CPU)
- Siemens Simatic PLC S7-400
- Siemens Simatic PLC S7-400H (Redundant/High Availability)
- Siemens PLC S7-1200
- Siemens PLC S7-1200F (Safety / Failsafe CPU)
- Siemens PLC S7-1500
- Siemens PLC S7-1500F (Safety/Failsafe CPU)
- Siemens PLC S5 & TI-505
- Siemens WinAC – RTX (PC Based Control)
- Siemens Wireless Safety & SCALANCE Switches Networking
On the software side our team has a wide experience with the following Siemens software products:
- Siemens TIA Portal
WinCC Open Architecture (OA)
Step 7 Professional
We have a large library of code that we can bring to your project.
Contact us today to help you design your new Siemens PLC system, upgrade your old system, or debug and maintain your current system.
- Power generation and distribution
- Chemical industry and petrochemicals
- Oil, Gas
- Airport automation
- Waterworks and water treatment plants
- Transport technology
- Traffic flow automation
- Turbine development
|6ES7810-4CC08-0YA5||6ES78104CC080YA5||STEP7 V5.4 programming software|
|6ES7810-5CC10-0YA5||6ES78105CC100YA5||STEP7 V5.4 Programming software professional edition|
|6ES7841-0CC05-0YA5||6ES78410CC050YA5||S7_PLC V5.4 simulation software|
|6ES7807-4BA01-0YA1||6ES78074BA010YA1||Modular V5.1 PID configuration tool|
|6ES7860-1AA10-0YX0||6ES78601AA100YX0||Modular PID function package V5.0|
|6ES7830-1AA10-0YX0||6ES78301AA100YX0||PID standard V5.2 control tools|
|6ES7860-2AA21-0YX0||6ES78602AA210YX0||PID control standard package V5.1|
|6ES7860-4AA01-0YX0||6ES78604AA010YX0||PID self-tuning function package|
|6ES7862-0AC01-0YA0||6ES78620AC010YA0||Redundant software V1.2|
|6ES7658-1EX16-2YA5||6ES76581EX162YA5||CFC software packages, V6.1|
|6ES7811-3CC05-0YA5||6ES78113CC050YA5||SIMATIC S7-HiGraph V5.3|
|6ES7811-0CC06-0YA5||6ES78110CC060YA5||SIMATIC S7-GRAPH V5.3|
|6ES7811-1CC05-0YA5||6ES78111CC050YA5||SIMATIC S7-SCL V5.3|
|6ES7852-0CC00-0YA5||6ES78520CC000YA5||SIMATIC D7-SYS V6.2|
|6ES7852-2CC00-0YA5||6ES78522CC000YA5||SIMATIC D7-ES V6.2|
|6AV6612-0AA31-2CA8||6AV66120AA312CA8||WinCC flexible 2007|
|6AV6612-0AA31-3CA8||6AV66120AA313CA8||WinCC flexible 2008|
|6AV6613-0AA11-2CA5||6AV66130AA112CA5||WinCC flexible 2007|
|6AV6613-0AA11-3CA5||6AV66130AA113CA5||WinCC flexible 2008|
|6AV6612-0AA51-2CA5||6AV66120AA512CA5||WINCC FLEXIBLE 2007|
|6AV6612-0AA51-3CA5||6AV66120AA513CA5||WINCC FLEXIBLE 2008|
PLC and HMI
We continue to carry an extensive stock of Siemens S7 including new and refurbished PLC, CPUs, I/O modules and power supply modules. All our Siemens Simatic S7 range benefits from 12 months warranty ensuring you a total peace of mind.
Also on HMI panels the Siemens OP Series continues to be used worldwide and we have extensive stocks of Panel PC, PG Programmer, Mobile and Touch Panel.
Reconditioned versus Used items
Used is not the same as refurbished and it is very important to understand the difference. A part that has not been refurbished can be a gamble. A used part will still have old components fitted inside and therefore it could have been in use for 10 years or more. Some components, such as capacitors, can have a lifespan of 7 years and will develop faults after this time. This can lead to used parts developing intermittent faults or failing shortly after the warranty period has expired so better be careful.
Slightly more expensive, a reconditioned part should ensure the part lasts a lot longer than the warranty period and reduces the chance of the part being dead on arrival. All the parts we sell from stock receive a full preventative maintenance service. This means we replace serviceable components such as fans, capacitors and relays to ensure the maximum lifespan of our parts.
We have a massive selection of Siemens Simodrive parts in stock including new, refurbished and obsolete items.
New, refurbished and obsolete Simoreg DC Drives are available from Industrial Control. Single and also Four Quadrant in a power range of 6.3kW to 2500kW are available, all with 12 months warranty.
We continue to support a full range of Siemens Micromaster drives. We also have extensive stock of Simovert and Midimaster inverter drives available for immediate dispatch.
This document provides an overview of the different front connectors for
signal modules of the SIMATIC S7-300. The included tables enable the
user to quickly decide which front connector is available for a specific
signal module. The document can also be used to select the front
connectors for the S7-300 compact CPUs and S7-300 technology CPUs
(with integrated signal modules).
Todayâ€™s oil and gas sector is facing brutal competition for an increasingly limited resource so engineers can no longer rely on experience and gut feeling when drilling. Furthermore, getting things wrong can be very expensive.
It is well known that downtime in oil extraction is amongst the most expensive in any industry, with one hour costing up to $1 million in lost revenue, fines and maintenance activities. Whatâ€™s more, the associated safety, environmental and reputation concerns also add to that cost.
Furthermore, oil companies come under extreme scrutiny from regulators, their communities and environmental observers. One way to ensure minimal downtime and zero accidents is to analyze big data.
Petroleum and gas exploration are real-time activities and engineers need â€œas you drillâ€ information to make the right decision. Site operators need to know whether they are going in the right direction, whether to drill horizontally, vertically or stop altogether.
And this is a difficult undertaking. Everything noteworthy happens underground, miles inside the earthâ€™s crust. Or, if you are lucky to be working on a sea rig or platformâ€”braving the fury of the elementsâ€”additional environmental factors need to be taken into account.
Gathering data is crucial for scheduling maintenance activities. It allows site managers to anticipate malfunctions and pro-actively search for solutions while the systems are still functioning.
Beginning the process of looking for a solution once the drilling has been brought to a halt, potentially for safety reasons, is already a lost battle. Site operations personnel need to interpret big data and continuously make provisions in case something goes wrong in the future.
Having this pre-emptive big picture view saves money and potentially lives. Whatâ€™s more, it gives engineers the insight they need to choose the best supply chain solution to suit their needs.
If you are drilling in the North Sea and realize that one of your pumps, motors or inverters is coming to the end of its life, then you must think ahead. Where can you get the part quickly and at a reasonable price? When you finally get it delivered, what guarantees do you have that it will work? When is the best time to schedule the repairs? Will you need additional support during maintenance?
Often you will be in a situation where, for traceability and validation purposes, the new part will have to be identical in every way to the old one. Unfortunately, thanks to the long lifespan of most upstream applications, the old part can often be obsolete, or at the very least extremely rare by the time it needs replacing.
Itâ€™s quite possible that you wonâ€™t have the time or financial resources to wait for the part to come from old stock elsewhere in your business. Equally, as a site manager you wonâ€™t be able to stock all the parts you may or may not need. It can be counterproductive to keep large stocks of rarely purchase items.
Just in time
Just-in-time philosophy teaches us that everything needs to be calculated with extreme precision. You shouldnâ€™t have unnecessary stock taking up space in your warehouse and monopolising the companyâ€™s capitalâ€”this is the challenge set by lean industry thinkers.
Although the savings are considerable when applying lean techniques, oil firms subject themselves to very high risks. A fragile supply chain, with delicate links can result in millions of pounds spent on replacing broken components when an emergency arises.
So it becomes imperative that, as a site manager, you create provision for a robust logistics chain that will not disappoint. The best way to do that is to create relationships with spare part suppliers that are committed to delivering the products you require as you need them.
Try looking for a supplier that doesnâ€™t rely on their warehouse alone, nor on those of a handful of preferred manufacturers. A good supplier will employ multi-sourcing tactics that ensure there is an entire network of manufacturers and distributors available to supply each type of component. This ensures that when a customer in a mission critical market places an order, the supplier can pick and choose the product with the best price and quickest delivery option.
This can sometimes be true even if you need an exact match for a component. For instance, did you know that many Omron and Yaskawa inverters are identical in every way, except the badge on the front? A good obsolete component supplier would,
Supplier qualification is another essential policy to apply to the logistics chain. At Industrial Control we donâ€™t just look at the capacity of one manufacturer. We also do a risk assessment on the financial health of the company, its infrastructure, and product quality and last but not least, company culture.
Energy exploitation companies need to look at their supply chain and only place their trust in companies that can really deliver. However, even after satisfactory audits and financial checks you may end up with a less than ideal provider.
One way of sparing yourself the headache is to partner with a one stop shop that guarantees supply, repairs, service and exchange, alongside a sturdy logistics chain that will not break down.
Modern oilmen know that luck and gut feeling are no longer enough when drilling for that next big win. Assessments of all kinds, countless hours in the lab and big data analysis are the tools they need in order to ensure safe operations, free of unplanned downtime.
SIMATIC S7-1200 Starter Kits
Package 2: SIMATIC S7-1200 + HMI KP300 Basic Panel Starter Kit
CPU 1212C AC/DC/RLY, Input Simulator, KP300 Basic mono PN, SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic
in the TIA Portal, IE TP Cord 2 m, Documentation Collection CD, and more
Package 3: SIMATIC S7-1200 + HMI KTP400 Basic Panel Starter Kit
CPU 1212C AC/DC/RLY, Input Simulator, KTP400 Basic color PN, SIMATIC STEP 7
Basic in the TIA Portal, IE TP Cord 2 m, Documentation Collection CD, and more
Package 4: SIMATIC S7-1200 + HMI KTP700 Basic Panel Starter Kit
CPU 1212C AC/DC/RLY, Input Simulator, KTP700 Basic Panel, SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic
in the TIA Portal, IE TP Cord 2 m, Documentation Collection CD, and more
The general terms and conditions of sale and delivery for products and services in the electronics industry apply.
For the latest information please download the Siemens Simatic Starter Kits 1200 brochure (PDF)
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Siemens Industry Automation Division is launching a new generation of its high-end
industrial PC family Simatic IPC for hostile industrial environments. The new devices
of the D generation support the power multi-core processor types Intel Xeon and
Intel Core i3 to Core i7 of the fourth generation. They are the first box, rack, and
panel industrial PCs of that type on the market. The D devices have 60 to 180 per-
cent higher CPU power than the predecessor models of the C generation. The HD
on-board graphics integrated into the CPU with dynamic frequency now achieves
three times higher graphics performance.
The SIMATIC S7-200 Micro PLC is in a class by itself:
Exceptionally compact yet remarkably capable â€“ especially with respect to its real-time performance â€“ it is fast, features great communication options, and comes with easy to operate hardware and software. But there’s more to it than that:
The SIMATIC S7-200 Micro PLC has a consistently modular design â€“ for customized solutions which are not too large for the present but open-ended enough to be expanded anytime in the future. All this makes the SIMATIC S7-200 Micro PLC a highly effective and economical solution for automated control in the compact performance range.
Micro PLC for simple automation tasks
The fields of application of the SIMATIC S7-200 extend from replacement of relays and contactors up to more complex automation tasks in stand-alone mode, in networks, and within distributed configurations. The S7-200 also increasingly provides access to areas in which special electronics was previously developed for economic reasons.
In addition to the comprehensive basic functionality of the five different CPUs, the modular system technology of the SIMATIC S7-200 offers a wide range of scalable and specific expansion modules for an extremely high range of functionalities in accordance with requirements.
The S7-200 has been proven worldwide in applications covering all sectors as a result of its wide range of exceptional features:
Compact CPU for simple automation tasks – The best compact device if you want to change to an effective solution that performs simple automation tasks very economically. Also available with an extended temperature range.
Expandable compact CPU for more complex tasks – The capable, compact package for more complex machines and small system solutions.
CPU for higher communication and computing requirements – The high-performance CPU for complex tasks that require speed and special communication capabilities.
CPU 224 XP
CPU for simple drive tasks – The CPU 224 version for convenient implementation of simple drive tasks â€“ with two interfaces, two analog inputs and one analog output, as well as two 100-kHz pulse outputs and two high-speed 200-kHz counters.
High-performance CPU for larger technical tasksÂ – The versatile high-performance CPU for complex automation tasks with expanded inputs and outputs as well as two RS485 interfaces.
SIMATIC S7-200 delivers consistently economical solutions. The entire system family features
- powerful performance,
- optimum modularity and
- open communications.
Weltweit bewÃ¤hrt sich die S7-200 durch ihre FÃ¼lle an herausragenden Eigenschaften in Anwendungen Ã¼ber alle Branchen:
- Small and compact â€“ ideal for any applications where space is tight
- Basic and advanced functionality in all CPU models
- Large program and data memory
- Outstanding real-time response â€“ being in total command of the entire process at any time means increased quality, efficiency and safety
- Easy-to-use STEP 7-Micro/WIN engineering software â€“ ideal for both beginners and experts
- Integrated R-S 485-interface or use as system bus
- Extremely fast and precise operational sequence and process control
- Complete control of time-critical processes by time interrupts
Design and functions
- 5 distinct CPUs in the performance range with comprehensive basic functionalityand integrated Freeport communications interface
- A wide range of expansion modules for various functions:
â€“ Digital/analog expansions, scalable to specific requirements
â€“ PROFIBUS communication as a slave
â€“ AS-Interface communication as a master
â€“ Exact temperature measurement
â€“ Remote diagnostics
â€“Â Ethernet/Internet communications
â€“Â SIWAREX MS weighing module
- HMI functions
- STEP 7-Micro/WIN software with Micro/WIN add-on instruction library
- Compelling systems engineering â€“ now featuring precise dimensioning andoptimum solutions for a wide range of different requirements for the completeautomation task
- Memory card for data logging, recipe management, saving of STEP 7-Micro/WIN project, and storageof documentation in various formats
- PID auto-tune function
- 2 built-in serial ports for extended communication options, e.g. with other manufacturersâ€™ devices(CPU 224 XP, CPU 226)
- CPU 224 XP with built-in analog inputs/output
The advanced technology down to the last detail ensures our CPUs deliver excellent real-time response rates:
- 4 or 6 independent hardware counters, each with 30 kHz, 2 x 200 kHz with a CPU 224 XP, e.g. for precise path monitoring with incremental encoders or for high-speed counting of process events
- 4 independent alarm inputs, input filter time 0.2 ms to program action â€“ for maximum process safety
- Pulse-capturing function for signals > 0.2 ms for fast events from the application
- 2 pulse outputs, each 20 kHz, or 2 x 100 kHz with CPU 224 XP with pulse-width modulation and pulse no-pulse setpoint â€“ e.g. for controlling stepper motors
- 2 timed interrupts starting at 1 ms and adjustable in increments of 1 ms â€“ for bumpless control of rapidly changing processes
- Fast analog inputs â€“ signal conversion with 25 Î¼s, 12-bit resolution
- Real-time clock
- Between 1 and 255 ms, with a resolution of 1 ms
- For example: it is possible to record and process signals on screw insertion machine at 3000 RPM after just a quarter turn. This enables very precise recording, for instance, of tightening torques to ensure optimum fastening of the screw.
- Operating independently of each other, of other operations and of the program cycle
- Interrupt triggering when user selectable counted values are reached â€“ reactiontime from the detection of an input signal to switching of an output is 300 Î¼s
- 4-edge evaluation when incremental position encoders are used for exact positioning
- Modular expandability
- 4 independent inputs
- For registering signals in rapid succession
- Response time of 200 Î¼sâ€“500 Î¼s for signal detection/300 Î¼s for signal output
- Response to positive-going and/or negative- going signal edge
- Max. 16 interrupts in one queue depending on prioritization