Migration Guide: SIMATIC S5 to SIMATIC S7-1500

 

 

This migration guide contains recommendations and notes for users who are currently using SIMATIC S5 automation systems and plan to migrate to the new SIMATIC controller generation S7-1500. 

The new controller generation SIMATIC S7-1500 has an up-to-date system architecture and, together with TIA Portal, offers new and effiecient programming and configuration options. To be able to use these advantages, it is important that users who are currently using SIMATIC S5 automation systems and plan to migrate to the new SIMATIC controller generation S7-1500 develop a detailed, comprehensive concept for planning and implementing the pending migration. This requires thorough clarification in the run-up to migration. 

 

 

The objective of this document is to support plant migration to a modern controller generation and cover the most important questions that may arise in this context. This document contains recommendations and notes for this migration.

This document covers the following key issues relating to plant migration from S5 to S7-1500:

  • Planning plant migration
  • SIMATIC S5 and SIMATIC S7-1500 system architecture
  • Hardware migration
  • Software conversion
  • Overview of the most important recommendations
  • Comparison of SIMATIC S5 and S7 components

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