Latest information and news about SIMATIC Industrial PCs and SIMATIC PC-based Automation
SIMATIC Industrial Flat Panel for practical gesture and multi-touch operation
SIMATIC IFP1900 MT is the first industrial monitor with projected capacitive touch technology (PCT) for gesture and multi-touch operation.
The PCT technology enables efficient and fast operation, even when wearing thin protective gloves. The device with 19 inch widescreen display responds to gestures and operator actions with up to five fingers simultaneously.
More about > Industrial Flat Panel SIMATIC IFP1900 MT
SIMATIC Industrial Thin Client for distributed HMI solutions
SIMATIC ITC Industrial Thin Clients represent powerful control terminals with high-resolution wide-screen touch displays in 12, 15, 19 and 22 inch formats.
Their user-friendliness is particularly advantageous for the realization of distributed HMI solutions with client-server architecture.
They can be used flexibly via RDP, VNC, WEB and Sm@rtServer connection.
More about in our Videos > Industrial Thin Client SIMATIC ITC (Youtube Playlist)
Fanless embedded industrial PCs with 3rd gen. Intel Core i7 processors
The fanless embedded industrial PCs for use in tough industrial environments are equipped with powerful PC technology and third-generation Intel Core i7 processors. The Microbox PC SIMATIC IPC427D and the Panel PC SIMATIC IPC477D are designed for maintenance-free
24-hour continuous use, as well as for stringent requirements regarding temperature, vibration, shock and EMC. The flexibly configurable and expandable units are suitable for demanding, maintenance-free automation solutions, mounted directly on the machine, for example, in wind power or solar plants or in tire manufacture.
The Microbox PC offers flexible installation options. > More about SIMATIC IPC427D
The Panel PC has industrial touchscreen displays in widescreen format, with screen sizes from 12" diagonal. > More about SIMATIC IPC477D
New industrial monitors and Thin Clients in widescreen format
The new highly efficient industrial monitors and thin clients are available as terminals or operating and monitoring devices with touch screen or key-operated fronts, with display diagonals ranging from 12 to 22 inches. The devices are used for machine-level operator control and monitoring, as well as for linking to remote control or SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems.
Industrial Flat Panel SIMATIC IFP are suitable for connection to industrial PCs at distances of up to 30 meters. > More about SIMATIC IFP
Industrial Thin Clients SIMATIC ITC can be used for distributed solutions involving long distances and multiple stations. > More about SIMATIC ITC
Multitouch Gestures - Interactive Operation Concepts with SIMATIC
A design study presents new ideas for innovative operation which Siemens showcased at this year's Hannover trade fair.
A flat panel with continuous glass front and projected capacitive touch technology allows operation with several fingers at the same time. The demonstration shows selected examples for integrated Multitouch functions which are designed to support an intuitive operation with SIMATIC WinCC even better in the future. The design study is intended to encourage discussions with users on key questions regarding the equipment of Multitouch HMI devices to industry standards and to shed more light on Multitouch implementation in the WinCC Runtime and Engineering system.
More about in our > Video Multitouch Gestures - Interactive Operation Concepts with SIMATIC
Integration of MATLAB/Simulink into PC-based automation
MATLAB/Simulink is increasingly in use in automation systems in the development and simulation of complex open-loop and closed-loop control algorithms. Using the IMATIC WinAC S2O Wizard, these modules can be integrated directly into a PC-based automation solution in just a few steps. In this way, a PID controller can be created with MATLAB/Simulink and used in the PC-based controllers with the SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) software controller.
> Detailed application example, example projects and free download of the WinAC S2O Wizard
Video: Experience SIMATIC IPC Quality
Trust is good, quality is better!
To ensure reliable compliance with technical specifications and CE/UL conformity, SIMATIC industrial PCs are developed and produced in-house by Siemens in Germany to the highest standards of quality. Internal test laboratories and more than 50 tests guarantee the products’ high quality.
More about in our > Video SIMATIC IPC Quality (short version)
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Video: Experience SIMATIC Nano IPC
The innovative long term available embedded industrial PCs are performance-optimized with Intel Atom E6x0 processors, extremely compact and flexible and maintenance-free. They are ideal for simple control, visualization and communication tasks, and as data collectors. For rapid commissioning they are also available as turnkey bundles.
More about in our > Video SIMATIC Nano IPC
SIMATIC HMI Devices for Hazardous areas
SIMATIC HMI Devices for hazardous areas can be used directly in hazardous zones 1/21 and 2/22 without the need for special measures such as complex and expensive enclosures or additional certification processes.
More about in our > Podcast Achema 2012 (Youtube)
Universal high-end solution for the industry
With SIMATIC PC-based Automation, Siemens customers can easily expand SPS functionality to a high-performance level thanks to the complete integration of the PC world and S7 program with PC resources such as hardware or software.
Learn more about Simatic PC-Based Automation:
> Blog Hanover Fair
Siemens delivers its 1,000,000th Industry PC
Siemens has achieved another success in PC-based Automation! At the Siemens Industry booth, a prize was awarded for the sales of its 1,000,000th Industry PC.
Winfried Hils, head of Research and Development, System Technology, at HOMAG, received the prize.
More about in our > Blog Hanover Fair
Podcast: SIMATIC HMI - Widescreen displays in industrial use
The innovative products from Siemens with widescreen fronts SIMATIC Nano IPC, Thin Client and Flat Panel have been awarded with the renowned iF product design award 2012. The compact Nanopanel PC is available for central solutions. The Industrial Flat Panel or the Industrial Thin Client can be used for decentral solutions.
> Start Podcast (Youtube)
More about Widescreen displays > siemens.com/simatic-hmi-widescreen
Application example on PC-based automation
The basic structure of a PC-based automation solution is shown based on the example of a SIMATIC IPC427C and the WinAC RTX software controller. The way in which a SIMATIC industrial PC can be used in automation technology is illustrated, from installation and setup of the hardware and software, through programming, all the way to connecting the I/O.
> More about application example on PC-based automation
Multimedia-based guideline for PC-based Automation
In 15 chapters, the new “PC-based Getting Started” multimedia-based guideline provides illustrative tips for an introduction to PC-based automation. The approach is shown step-by-step, including important details concerning first configuration and engineering. With spoken text, a realistic animation leads the user through the contents, making them easy to follow.
> Start Playlist PC-based Getting Started
> Download of all chapters as Zip file
Configuration example for buffering a SIMATIC IPC in the event of a power failure
Remote maintenance of industrial PCs with Intel AMT – Simple configuration
For remote maintenance of industrial PCs with Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) and the SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager a configuration example is available, now. It shows new solutions for secure remote service concepts and supports an easy and quick implementation.
Convince yourself of the various applications.
> More about configuration example
> More about SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager
Siemens Automation Webinar: “New possibilities with PC-based Automation.”
From only sporadic uses, especially for visualization purposes, PCs have found their way into many applications in mechanical and plant engineering. New technologies now open up additional areas of application for PC-based automation concepts. What are they like and what benefits do they bring?
Learn more about this in our new webinar!
> Start Webinar
Siemens Automation Webinar: “New. Nano. Intel Atom”
New compact embedded IPCs with the latest technology open up new fields of application and new machine concepts. How can you benefit from these new IPCs and what are their main features?
Learn more about this in our new webinar!
(User: sim02, Password: Str6060!)
> Start Webinar
New PC options for demanding industrial server applications
The durable 19-inch industrial Rack PCs SIMATIC IPC647C and IPC847C are now available with an array of new options for demanding industrial server applications, ensuring improved system performance and availability as well as data security, like:
- optional hardware RAID controller
- redundant power supply and SAS drives
- 64-bit operating system Windows Server 2008 R2
> More about the new PC options for industrial server applications
New product line of particularly compact industrial PCs with Intel Atom processors
SIMATIC IPC is extending its range of embedded industrial computers to include a new product line of particularly compact and energy-saving PCs in the nano-format. At the core of the SIMATIC IPC227D Nanobox PCs and the all in one SIMATIC IPC277D Nanopanel PCs are the latest generation of Intel Atom processors.
The units are suitable for simple control, visualization and communication tasks and can also be used as data loggers in areas such as machine building, traffic control, building automation systems or energy transmission.
> More about the new nano IPC product line
> Start Podcast Simplified control and visualization with Nano IPCs
High-performance industrial PC for demanding applications
The new 19-inch rack industrial PC, SIMATIC IPC547D, is equipped with high-performance (2nd Generation) Intel Core-i processors up to the four-core processor Core i7 with integral graphic functions.
With its high computing, system and graphics performance, the PC is ideally suited to high-speed processing of large volumes of data in industrial image processing for the tasks of process visualization, data acquisition and data processing.
A redundantly configured power supply, RAID hard disks and solid-state drive offer a high degree of system availability and data security.
> More about SIMATIC IPC547D
Enhanced system availability and efficient service through remote access to industrial PCs
The new software package SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager reduces the number of time-consuming and costly on-site service visits and cuts energy consumption, for example, through the targeted shutdown of plant computers at the end of a production shift.
The new software is particularly beneficial in plants distributed over a wide geographical area, such as those of the automotive, chemical, solar energy and offshore wind industries.
> More about SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager
04/08/2013 | Author: G. Lorenz