SPS-VISU Virtual Plant Simulation and Software PLC in ONE Software Tool
This page describes SPS-VISU for S7-300 PLCs (and compatible PLCs). If you want to work with a S7-1200 or LOGO! you need SPS-VISU Micro.
What can you do with SPS-VISU?
Create a virtual machine/plant with the integrated construction kit.The virtual plant has virtual sensors and actuators.Connect the virtual plant with the integrated S7- or S5-Software PLC to make a virtual commissioning.So you don’t need any hardware to simulate the PLC program and the virtual plant.In a second simulation mode you can connect the virtual plant with a real S7-PLC (S7-300, S7-400, Pro-Edition only).SPS-VISU writes the virtual sensors to the real PLC and read the states of the outputs to dynamize the virtual actuators. In this case the integrated Software-PLC is not used.SPS-VISU can be used for PLC training purposes.Professional users can use SPS-VISU to find hidden logical bugs in the PLC program.
SPS-VISU Key features:
- Create a virtual plant with the integrated editor
- Software-PLC for S7-300 included (compatible with WinSPS-S7, Step7 V5.x and TIA Portal V11 from SIEMENS)
- Software-PLC for S5-PLC included (compatible with Step5 from SIEMENS)
- You can use SPS-VISU with WinSPS-S7, Step7 V5.x or TIA Portal V11,V12,V13 from SIEMENS
- Communication between SPS-VISU and Step7 V5.5 or TIA Portal V11,V12,V13 via TCP/IP
- You don’t need a real PLC for simulation (see Simulation Mode 1)
- Simulation Mode 1: SPS-VISU simulate the S7-PLC program and the virtual sensors and actuators of the plant
- Simulation Mode 2: SPS-VISU simulate only the plant (virtual sensors and actuators) and synchronizes the simulated IO’s with the real S7-PLC
- Create virtual plant with ease (no script language, configuration over simple dialogs).
SPS-VISU is available in different editions:
|Edition||Software-PLC (max. lines of code in a cycle)||Connection to a real S7-PLC||Compatible with WinSPS-S7, Step7,TIA-Portal||Price|
|Classroom licence (Pro-Edition)||app. 80000||Yes||Yes||699€|
|Multiple Classroom licence (Pro-Edition)||app. 80000||Yes||Yes||999€|
Can be used with the following operating systems:
- Windows 10 (32- and 64 Bit)
- Windows 8 (32- and 64 Bit)
- Windows 7 (32- and 64 Bit)
- Windows XP (32 Bit)
- For all Editions: Home, Pro, Ultimate
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
- Q: Can I replace the projects (plants) between SPS-VISU and SPS-VISU Micro?
A: Yes this works, because both programs has the same project structure
- Q: Do i need a real PLC to simulate my PLC program?
A: No you don’t need any hardware. Only “SPS-VISU Micro” needs the device to simulate the virtual plant