500S - PC based plc controllers

500S is powered by "SPEED7", which is one of the fastest control systems worldwide and is programmable with STEP7 from Siemens. The integrated work memory of the 500S CPU with its outstanding memory management can be expanded up to 8MByte if required.

The 500S CPU has been designed for operation in a PC slot with a PCI interface. An OPC server for communication between CPU and PC is included in the scope of delivery. Peripherals are connected using the integrated Profibus-DP master interface.

The 500S CPU is equipped with an Ethernet interface for PG/OP communication and the CPU 517S/NET has been extended using a very fast Ethernet CP for communication via a network. Our SPEED7 high-speed performance and the scalable memory makes this system ideal for complex control tasks.


High speed for every use
  • Integrated SPEED7 processor for top performance and optional expansion of the performance
  • Clever memory management & data security
  • Integrated work memory - operation without additional memory card!
  • Flexible extension of the memory using a Memory Configuration Card (MCC)
  • Integrated battery backed RAM memory
  • External power supply of the CPU for independent operation

Comprehensive communication capability and modern protocols
  • Ethernet-, PROFIBUS-DP and MPI interfaces on board
  • Long-term investment security
  • 24 month warranty
  • Certifications: cULus and CE

500S PCI PLC controller

500S: PC Controller

The system 500S CPU SPEED7 represents a full PLC CPU in the form of a PCI bus card for PC-based applications. Windows operating systems 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP and W7-32bit are supported. The scope of performance corresponds to that of a SPEED7 CPU from System 300S. Programming is achieved using the standard programming tools VIPA WinPLC7 or Siemens STEP7. For connection to the process beingh controlled, an MPI and a PROFIBUS-DP master interface are available. In addition, depending on the CPU type, a CP 543 for communication tasks is integrated. The scope of supply includes the OPC Server.

After hardware installation, the plug-in card from the PC is connected as "Intel Ethernet integrated interface". To operate the card independent from of the PC, it will be supplied externally with DC 24 V. The CPUs memory for code and data is already integrated. It can be expanded by inserting a MCC memory card into the MMC slot. Program back-up and data MMC cards are also supported.

Due to the high performance and scalable memory, the CPUs of the 500S controller are especially suitable for complex control tasks.

Operation Safety

  ⇨  External power supply for the CPU (autarchic operation)
  ⇨  ESD / Burst 61000-4-2/IEC in accordance with IEC 61000-4-4 (up to level 3)
  ⇨  Shock resistance in accordance with IEC 60068-2-6 / IEC 60068-2-27 (1G/12G)

PLC CPU modules available

Module Part Number Description More Information
515-2AJ02CPU 515S/DPM - SPEED7 technology, SPEED7 technology, 1 MB work memory, Memory extension (max. 2 MB), PROFIBUS-DP master515-2AJ02 Datasheet 
517-2AJ02CPU 517S/DPM - SPEED7 technology, SPEED7 technology, 2 MB work memory, Memory extension (max. 8 MB), PROFIBUS-DP master517-2AJ02 Datasheet 
517-4NE02CPU 517SN/NET - SPEED7 technology, SPEED7 technology, 2 MB work memory, Memory extension (max. 8 MB), PROFIBUS-DP master and CP 543517-4NE02 Datasheet