Delivery release for SIMATIC S7-1500 CPUs and S7-1500 compact CPUs with new article number
The CPUs with the new article numbers are spare part-compatible with their predecessors (exchange of SIMATIC memory card).
Affected modules from the Advanced Controller SIMATIC S7-1500 series:
Article number OLD
Article number NEW
CPU 1511-1 PN
CPU 1513-1 PN
CPU 1511C-1 PN
CPU 1512C-1 PN
Compatibility and required components:
Orders stating the previous article number will be fulfilled. If there is no available stock for this article number, the system automatically converts it to the new article number and fulfills the order.
The predecessor controllers will no longer be available for sale.
The reworked controllers will be supplied with Firmware Version V2.5. The handling of firmware versions which could not be selected in the TIA Portal is explained in 109744163
Firmware version V2.5 can also run on controllers with the current article numbers. A description of the new functions in firmware V2.5 is available at the following entry 109753989 .
Until further notice, further firmware versions including additional functions will be available for modules with existing and new article numbers.
The new modules are functionally compatible with their predecessor versions and replace them as spare part-compatible.
When replacing a device:
When replacing a CPU (e.g. 6ES7511-1AK01-0AB0) with a compatible successor type (e.g. 6ES7511-1AK02-0AB0), the TIA Portal project does not need to be changed; upgrade of the TIA Portal project is not required.
Configuration with older software versions
Because the new article numbers, e.g. 6ES7511-1AK02-0AB0 are not included in TIA Portal versions < V15 it is possible to do the engineering for these CPUs by using the article number of the previous versions, e.g. 6ES7511-1AK01-0AB0.