SIMOTION P – PC-based motion control

Extensive range of Motion Control functions compactly integrated in an industrial PC: SIMOTION P320-4

SIMOTION P320-4 is a high-performance, ultra-compact and maintenance-free industrial PC that has proven itself even under tough operating conditions. SIMOTION P320-4 combines the ruggedness of a PLC with the full Motion Control functionality of SIMOTION.

SIMOTION P320-4 is available in two high-performance versions:

  • SIMOTION P320-4 E (Embedded)
    Processor: Intel i3 processor (3rd generation)
    Memory: Internal CFast/externally accessible CFast
    Operating system: Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • SIMOTION P320-4 S (Standard)
    Processor: Intel i7  processor
    Memory: Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)/externally accessible CFast
    Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate

SIMOTION P320-4 scope of supply:

SIMOTION P320-4 is delivered including the mass storage and the associated SIMOTION runtime software.

  • Internal mass storage: Windows operating system and SIMOTION runtime firmware
  • Externally accessible mass storage: SIMOTION project and user data
Openness thanks to the Windows operating system

This openness is the distinguishing feature of a PC-based solution:

  • Flexible networking
  • High data storage capacity
  • Data backup concepts
  • Integrated communication

Complex data evaluation, visualization tasks and even engineering can be easily implemented with SIMOTION P directly on the PC. The standardized OPC interface is provided to allow access to SIMOTION variables via Windows software when necessary.

One of the functions of the integrated Ethernet interface is to allow access to data on the integrated web server by means of SIMOTION IT. The communication link uses standard IT protocols, e.g. for the purpose of commissioning, diagnostics and servicing.

Functions such as remote maintenance, diagnostics and teleservice can also be utilized. In addition, standard PC interfaces are available and can be used for purposes such as:

  • Hardware, such as a printer, keyboard, mouse
  • Software, such as visualization software or Microsoft Office programs.
Real-time capability thanks to the SIMOTION operating system

The fully independent SIMOTION operating system runs in parallel to Windows on SIMOTION P. This real-time expansion makes it possible to implement complex Motion Control applications with high performance requirements on the SIMOTION P platform.

High-performance PC technology
  • The latest PC processor technology ensures optimum performance.
  • Fast instruction execution opens up completely new application possibilities in the mid-performance to highperformance range.


  • Open-loop control, Motion Control, technology, visualization and standard Microsoft applications on the same platform – ready to use without the need for time-consuming installation
  • Performance gains due to the latest, powerful PC processor architecture
  • Openness to standard applications on the basis of the Windows operating system
  • Standard PC communication mechanisms can be used over Industrial Ethernet
  • Simple software updates
  • User-friendly operation
  • Flexible networking over the existing communication interfaces. The SIMOTION P320-4 system has an integrated, onboard PROFINET and Industrial Ethernet interface. For applications that also require a PROFIBUS DP connection, the option module IsoPROFIBUS board with two PROFIBUS interfaces is available.
  • Powerful thanks to a range of integrated functions
  • Easy engineering for open-loop control and Motion Control applications in the same program