The Siemens Simatic S5 range, which Siemens first released in 1979, is now discontinued and is superseded by the Siemens S7-1200 and S7-1500 ranges, with the new programming environment TIA Portal bringing increased functionality to the range.

WestRock PMA Engineering can upgrade your existing Siemens S5 platform to a modern control system and replicate existing software in new platform. Upgrading will ensure that your existing machines are brought fully up-to-date providing future longevity and reliability to minimise production downtime. Benefits of Siemens S5 platform upgrade: Minimised Downtime – All parts and service items readily available Future Proof – New platforms allow for future multiple recipe changes Improved Performance – Benefit from latest software, secure backups and diagnostics Improved Operation – Simplified operator use With Siemens S5 and Siemens S5 95U platform parts becoming harder to find speak to our upgrades team now on: +44 (0)1493 257 070   Siemens official article:

Siemens SIMATIC S5 – New standards in process control

For over two decades, the SIMATIC S5 was successfully used in the process industry and in manufacturing automation as a complete controller family for a wide range of controller tasks. Many SIMATIC S5 control systems are still in reliable service today, but rapid technological changes and increased market demands place stringent requirements on the automation system of today and tomorrow. A migration from SIMATIC S5 controllers to SIMATIC S7 is therefore always a wise decision. However, an upgrade to a DCS might perform better depending on your application. For these circumstances the “Totally Integrated Automation” (TIA) concept of Siemens offers a lot of interesting possibilities.
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