Operator control and monitoring systems SIMATIC HMI – HMI Software

SIMATIC HMI – Efficient to a new levelHMI Software

Innovative, efficient, scalable and open software for the machine-level area and for SCADA solutions.

With the SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal), SIMATIC WinCC and SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture product families, SIMATIC HMI offers visualization and configuration software for the entire HMI spectrum, from the machine-level area right up to SCADA systems:

  • SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal)
    Creation of applications in the machine-level area and of process visualization or SCADA systems
  • SIMATIC WinCC flexible
    Maintenance of visualization solutions in the machine-level area:
  • SIMATIC WinCC V7 SCADA system
    Creation of process visualization or SCADA systems
  • SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture SCADA system
    Creation of applications with a high demand for customer-specific adaptations, large and/or complex applications, as well as projects that demand special system requirements and functions.


WinCC (TIA Portal) is based on the central engineering framework Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) which offers users a uniform, efficient and intuitive solution to all their automation tasks. SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) covers applications in the machine-level area and applications in the process visualization or SCADA environment. WinCC (TIA Portal) offers the uniform and scalable configuration tools WinCC Basic, Comfort, Advanced and Professional for configuring the current SIMATIC HMI operator panels:

  • SIMATIC Basic Panels (without Key Panel)
  • SIMATIC Comfort Panels
  • SIMATIC Mobile Panels
  • PC-based systems for the machine-level area
    • SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced
    • SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional

In addition, WinCC (TIA Portal) offers:

  • Intuitive user interface with maximum degree of operator friendliness
  • Clear configuration of devices and network topologies
  • Shared data management and uniform symbols via controller and HMI
  • Optimum interaction with the controller and HMI in a working environment
  • Powerful editors for efficient engineering
  • Integrated mass data operations for efficient configuration
  • System diagnostics as an integral component
  • Comprehensive library concept


The data volume in modern industrial plants is growing continuously – and along with it the challenges faced by the SCADA solutions used: Enormous data volumes must be administered and archived for the long term. This is accompanied by increasing demands on performance. Technologies, including some from the consumer environment, are finding their way into industry. Globalization calls for higher-level SCADA systems that can be used worldwide – and the need for mobile access to plant information is also growing. On top of all these requirements – in these times of ever increasing (energy) costs – is the need to improve energy efficiency and productivity.

With SIMATIC SCADA systems, you are fit for the future


Efficiency: As a key to greater productivity, SIMATIC SCADA systems combine efficient engineering with high-performance archiving and maximum data security. These features provide the basis for efficient operations management and intelligent production analyses.


We offer stationary and mobile solutions to cover increasing demands – security guaranteed. In this area, we apply more than 15 years of SCADA know-how from all industry sectors. No matter how large or small your request is – we have the right answer.


Stay informed with mobile SCADA solutions anywhere and at any time – including with existing tablet and smartphone hardware. The use of multi-touch gestures in the industrial environment opens the door for modern operating concepts.


Due to the support of international standards and system-internal script and programming interfaces, special requests can also be easily implemented.


The process visualization or SCADA system for visualizing and operating processes, production flows, machines and plants in all sectors – from the simple single-user station through to distributed multi-user systems with redundant servers and cross-location solutions with web clients. WinCC is the information hub for company-wide, vertical integration (process visualization and platform for IT & business integration).

  • All HMI functions on-board with industry-standard functions for signaling and acknowledging events, archiving of messages and measured values, logging of all process and configuration data, user administration and visualization (WinCC basic software).
  • Company-wide, flexible client/server structures with operator stations on the web, distributed servers and data integrity thanks to redundancy
  • Easy to integrate over standard interfaces such as OPC (OLE for Process Control), WinCC OLE-DB, VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), VB script, C-API (ODK)
  • Integration platform in the company thanks to the Historian functionality integrated into WinCC based on the Microsoft SQL Server, standard and programming interfaces and tools and clients for evaluation
  • Modular expansion with options and add-ons as well as individual functional expansions with VB Script, Visual Basic for Applications, C-API (ODK) and integration of ActiveX elements.

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture SCADA system

The SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture addresses applications with high demand for customer-specific adaptations, large and/or complex applications, as well as projects that demand special system requirements and functions.

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture demonstrates its high
performance in networked and redundant high-end control systems in particular. From the field level to the control station, from the machine to the company headquarters – integrated, high-performance communication is ensured. In every situation, a high level of availability, reliable information, fast interaction and user friendliness are guaranteed. Applications can also be changed without interrupting the process. Profitability, efficiency and safety are therefore always in equilibrium.

With its disaster recovery system and SIL3 certification, SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture demonstrates its reliability in a wide range of critical applications. SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture can be used on any platform and is available for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture is open for independent in-house developments, which means that ideas can be turned into new applications quickly and easily.

  • Object-orientation supports efficient engineering and flexible plant expansion
  • For large, distributed systems with up to 2048 servers
  • Scalable – from a small single-user system up to a networked, redundant high-end system
  • WinCC OA can be used on any platform, and is available for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android
  • Hot-standby redundancy and disaster recovery system assure maximum fail-safety and availability
  • WinCC OA offers a platform for customer-specific solutions
  • Extensive driver and interfacing options: S7, SINAUT, OPC, OPC UA, Modbus, IEC 60870-5-101/104, DNP3, BACnet, and many others.
  • Flexible logging of data either in file-based value archive or in a relational database (ORACLE)
  • Modular expansion is possible using options and add-ons as well as individual functional expansions by means of own script language CONTROL, API (C++) and integration of ActiveX elements

PC-based HMI solutions (machine-level / SCADA) with SIMATIC industrial PCs

Our reliable and innovative SIMATIC IPC industrial PCs are the optimal PC hardware platforms. SIMATIC industrial PCs are offered with low-cost software packages. For runtime versions with SIMATIC WinCC V7, WinCC Runtime Professional or WinCC Runtime Advanced visualization software products, as well as the SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) software controller. The simultaneous purchase of industrial PC and software package results in a price advantage.


Perfect interaction for optimum productivity.

  • Price advantage as “Package” comprising hardware and software
  • System-tested solutions reduce testing overhead
  • Simple ordering and synchronized logistics

Only if ordered together with the SIMATIC IPC.