Siemens Industry Online Support
Siemens AG
Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109476620, Entry date: 10/31/2019

Siemens Conversion Studio: Migrating Controller Software from Rockwell to Siemens

  • Entry
  • Associated product(s)
You are looking for an efficient way of migrating a Rockwell controller software to a SIMATIC S7-1500 based solution. You will be supported by Siemens Conversion Studio.

In the course of a migration from a Rockwell system to a solution with SIMATIC S7-1500, the controller software can either be implemented entirely new or be converted. Both is usually a manual process, hence time consuming and subject to errors.
Further difficulties arise from the fact that documentations are not always kept up to date or may even be lost entirely.

Automated with a tool, the controller software can be converted into those components that allow similar views in the new target system. More complex structures and instructions can be implemented to a limited extend. Here, Siemens Conversion Studio provides options for efficient migration.




The following controller families are supported:

  • PLC-5
  • SLC 500
  • ControlLogix/ CompactLogix

Programming languages:

  • LAD (KOP)


  • Fast implementation by selecting an automated migration
  • Reduced error quota by adopting routine compilations

If a migration is coming up, please contact your regional contact person. There, you obtain further information and support also for tool-supported migration of code.
Contact persons worldwide



Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
Rate entry
no rating
Requests and feedback
What do you want to do?
Note: The feedback always relates to the current entry / product. Your message will be forwarded to our technical editors working in the Online Support. In a few days, you will receive a response if your feedback requires one. If we have no further questions, you will not hear from us.