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Universal connection – New connecting cable supports efficient system cabling 

The new universal connecting cable can be used flexibly on the controller side, for example with Simatic S7-1500 IO modules, Simatic S7-1200 controllers, with distributed Simatic ET 200SP IO system and with Logo!.

Simatic Top connect offers innovative and efficient system cabling, replacing time-consuming and error-prone single wiring. With the new universal connecting cable, this system cabling is now also available for the 25 millimeter IO modules of the Simatic S7-1500, for the Simatic S7-1200 controller, for the Simatic ET 200SP IO system and for the Logo! logic module. 
Various connection concepts possible
On the controller side of the universal connecting cable the loads are labeled and assembled with wire-end ferrules. Terminal blocks may feature push-in, screw or spring-type terminals. On the digital connection module side, an IDC (Insulation Displacement Connector) ensures error-free contact. With the selection of a corresponding connecting module, a wide range of connection concepts for digital signals can be implemented. This includes electrical isolation or potential equalization using coupling relays, overload and short-circuit protection using optocoupler modules, and disconnect terminals for measuring individual signals when commissioning or during operation. 
Established and reliable in use
Simatic Top connect components for Simatic S7-1500 and Simatic S7-300 controllers as well as for Simatic ET 200 MP und ET 200M IOs are proven and already on the market. 
MediaService application reports may be based on previously published Siemens technical articles.


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