In this video, you will learn more about the hardware used for PCS7. This knowledge will be helpful in a future video that covers the configuration of the PCS7 Hardware and PCS7 Network components.
The architecture showing a general representation of a Siemens PCS7 system includes the major hardware components that are found in most PCS7 systems.
We will explore the Siemens PCS7 hardware in more detail and start the discussion of hardware at the Automation System level. The heart of the system is an S7-400 Advanced Controller, which is a special version of the S7-400 series PLC, referred to as the AS-400.