S5 to S7 Upgrades – The conventional way

Although Optima exclusively offer the S57 processor to upgrade critical plant and equipment in stages from Siemens Step 5 to Step 7 and TIA Portal we realise not all our customers wish to take this approach. Well that doesn’t create a problem for us. We are happy to upgrade your plant and equipment using other innovative methods. We can offer a seamless transition from Interbus to Profinet or Masterdrives to Sinamics.

Below, you will find a list of some of the more interesting Siemens Step 5 to Step 7 or TIA Portal conversions we have carried out.

Bespoke Welding Machines’ Seam-Less Upgrade From S5 To Tia Portal

October 16, 2019

Siemens S5 PLC’s are the workhorses of industry which is why Optima still come across them on a weekly basis. Fortunately, our talented team of engineers can apply their engineering skills to a wide variety of machines. This provides a valued upgrade service for our clients. S5 has been so reliable that we are now upgrading ...

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Drive System Retrofit for MasterDrives

September 18, 2019

Optima’s innovative approach to motor and drive upgrades significantly reduces the installation time and minimises risk to your site. All of our systems are thoroughly tested before they are shipped to site, completely eliminating any “out of box” failures. By replacing legacy equipment, your production machine can be future-proofed with the latest technology features and ...

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Don’t replace old for old. Replace old for new at a similar cost (including conversion)

July 1, 2019

When faced with the complete failure of a HMI TP177A, our customer wished to source an equivalent part from the original supplier. Obsolete Siemens TP177A HMI © Siemens AG 2019 Two problems were: 1) The obsolete screen was programmed with an obsolete package – Protool 2) The cost of the old replacement screen was more expensive than a newer and fully supported HMI. After ...

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