Economic S7 with large displays and high end functionality
The new shooting star for 16:9-Panels in medium sizes offers chances because of its unique price/performance ratio in the S7-world. These devices will be a large showcase for your application. They do not only contain a brilliant WVGA touch panel, they provide a very strong PLC with the instruction set of a S7-315-2PNDP too. And not enough: a number of interfaces are integrated as well: Ethernet (S7-communication, TCP, UDP), Modbus (TCP, RTU), CAN (CANopen and Layer2), RS232 and RS485 (free ASCII) and optional Profibus DP V0 (Master, Slave) make a power device from this Panel-PLC. This allows all users to grade up its visible technology and even the PLC behind into a new class. But the necessary budget for that power will stays low. And from mid 2016 all in the new generation 2-design.