Based on neural networks, the SIMATIC S7-1500 TM NPU by Siemens is an intelligent unit that helps solve complex machine-related automation tasks using Artificial Intelligence. The neural networks permit efficient processing and easy integration of the solution in terms of quantity structure as modules can be plugged in one behind the other. Besides, the TM NPU module allows human expert knowledge, for example in complex pattern recognition, to flow into automation by processing input data via neural networks.
The sensor technology compatible with Gigabit Ethernet / USB C interfaces and production data transferred from the CPU (USP) can be used as input data. The unit adapts fast and easy to changing circumstances as there is no need to program complex algorithms for each product.