Siemens Industry Automation Division launched SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU410-5H, a powerful, versatile, and rugged CPU for the process industry. This new addition is one of the fastest and most powerful controllers in the market and covers all applications, application scopes, and performance range with a single hardware and firmware platform. Also, the new dimensioning model allows users to define the performance required of the system. SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU 410-5H gives users of the SIMATIC PCS 7, a high-performance controller with a computing capacity that can meet the high demands of the process industry. The controller is designed for round-the-clock industrial use and capable of withstanding tough temperature, vibration, shock, and EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility) requirements. The additional coating of the PCBs and electronic components, which comply with ISA-S71.04 Severity Level G, enhances reliability and performance in humid and corrosive environments. The CPU comes as a standard high-end version in terms of memory, power, and communication interfaces. It also has a fail-proof design by default and is equipped with all functions for safety applications. Users can define the required application-specific performance themselves with the system expansion card (SE card). This card allows the performance to be adapted at any time without replacing the CPU. For example, more process objects can be loaded simply by enhancing the memory. This eliminates the need for adding a new CPU, simplifies spare part management and reduces the associated costs.