Efficient self-diagnostics (front status LEDs for fan and temperature, SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor)
High degree of data security due to RAID1 (mirror disks system) or RAID5 (striping with parity)
“Hot swap” removable drive bay in RAID configuration (replacement of hard disk during operation)
Fast identification and replacement of the hard disk in the event of a fault by means of HDD alarm LEDs for RAID configurations
Solid-State Drive (SSD) in single level cell (SLC) architecture
Redundant power supply with “hot swap” functionality (replacement of power supply module during operation)
High flexibility and user friendliness during commissioning, operation and service
Preinstalled and activated operating system
IAMT (Intel Active Management Technology) functionality for remote access to the IPC (remote maintenance)
Fast restoration of the delivery status of the hard disk(s) thanks to restore DVD
Low noise output thanks to controlled fans
Universal implementation as an industrial workstation or server
RAID1/RAID5 onboard (a PCI slot is not occupied by the RAID Controller)
Flexible applications in many different positions with telescopic rails or as tower industrial PC.
High degree of flexibility and expandability thanks to integrated interfaces and 7 slots (PCI and PCI-Express)
High industrial compatibility and compactness for 24-hour use in an industrial environment
Maximum processor performance (in maximum configuration) without loss of power (throttling) at ambient temperatures of up to 40 °C
Distinct product design with fully-coated, dirt-resistant surfaces
Metal enclosure with a high degree of electromagnetic compatibility for use in industrial areas and in domestic, business and commercial environments
Suitable for installing in space-saving control cabinets only 500 mm deep
Dust protection thanks to overpressure ventilation concept with fan on the front and dust filter
Special hard disk holders and card retainers for protection against vibration and shock
Cost reductions through high investment security
Availability of at least 1.5 years, guaranteed availability of spare parts for 3 years
System-tested with SIMATIC components
Certification for worldwide marketing (cULus)
Support for legacy interfaces (PS/2, COM, LPT)
Installation compatible for many device generations
Worldwide service and support
The SIMATIC IPC547D offers system integrators, cabinet designers, plant constructors and mechanical equipment manufacturers a 19″ rack PC platform for high-performance applications and IT applications at the control and cell levels. It can be used for:
Process and visualization applications
Industrial high-end image processing
Quality assurance/monitoring tasks
Measuring and control tasks
The SIMATIC PC547D has the CE mark for use in the industrial sector as well as in residential and commercial areas, and small businesses. In addition to industrial applications, it can therefore also be used in building services automation or in facilities open to the public.
The SIMATIC Rack IPCs can be ordered in connection with WinCC flexible, WinCC RT Advanced, WinCC or WinAC RTX/F as SIMATIC HMI packages at favorable prices.
Multi Core processor technology
Thanks to the use of two or four processor cores, the Multi Core processors are ideally suited to multi-thread application programs and multitasking. Several demanding applications – such as visualization applications with demanding graphics or programs executing extensive calculations – can be executed at the same time to enhance the response time of the system.
Thanks to energy-optimized Multi Core technology and outstanding energy-saving properties, the Core processors permit the execution of highly complex applications even at increased temperatures up to 40 °C without loss of performance.
The SIMATIC IPC547D is preconfigured for Multi Core technology with Intel Core processors and Microsoft operating systems, and offers higher performance and better multitasking in the industrial environment.
The multi-display architecture with its modern functions for desktop and application management supports working with several screens and therefore considerably enhances productivity. The SIMATIC IPC547D with an optional dual-head graphics card (PCI Express x16) is optimized for industrial multi-display environments. The following screen modes are supported: Native DualView, Span or Big Desktop, Clone.
Connection options: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D
In addition, in the SIMATIC IPC547D you can use the two already existing onboard graphics interfaces in combination with the optional dual-head graphics card is used so that operation with up to four monitors is possible.
Integrated monitoring functions: Temperature inside enclosure, fan speed (CPU, power supply and front fan), program execution (watchdog), battery
Expanded diagnostics/messages via Ethernet, e-mail, text message and for direct transfer to SIMATIC software via OPC (optionally via SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor):
Operating hours counter
Hard disk status, also for RAID configurations
Automatic logging of all alarms by means of a log file
Capability for central monitoring of networked SIMATIC IPC
IAMT functionality (Intel Active Management Technology)
This feature allows remote access to the IPC (for service work) even if the operating system is shut down for diagnostics and troubleshooting:
Controlled startup/shutdown of the IPC
Access to BIOS settings and possible BIOS update
Measures by means of remote access in the event of a fault, e.g. reboot
Software updates from integrated ISO image
RAID controller onboard
RAID1 (mirroring) for automatic data mirroring on two SATA hard disks, or RAID5 (striping with parity) for optimized utilization of capacity with high degree of fault tolerance on three SATA hard disks.
All-metal 19″ enclosure for flush mounting (4 U) for high electromagnetic compatibility and mechanical ruggedness; lacquered on the outside
Prepared for mounting on telescopic rails
Horizontal and vertical installation is possible. It can be used as an industrial tower PC with the appropriate kit
Lockable front flap for authorized access to front swap media, operator controls (Reset, Power), USB interfaces, front fan and dust filter
Card retainer for PC modules for safe transport (vibration and shock)
Replacement of PC components (e.g. PC cards or HDD) with a single tool
Replacement of the dust filter without tool
Dust protection by means of overpressure ventilation using bearing seated front fan through filter
6 slots for installing drives
Front: 1 x 3.5″; 3 x 5.25″ or 1 x 3.5″; 1 x 5.25″; 3 x HDD removable drive bays (low profile)
Internal: 2 x 3.5″
Graphics on-board, Intel HD 2000 integrated in the processor, up to 2560 x 1600 pixels, 60 Hz, 32-bit colors
2 x Intel Gbit Ethernet (RJ45, teaming-capable)
11 x USB 2.0: 8 x rear, 2 x front, 1 x internal e.g. for software dongle with optional interlocking
PCI-Express graphics card x16 (Dual Head: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D), 512 MB, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 85 Hz, 32-bit colors
Adapter cable (DVI-I to VGA) for the onboard graphics interface (1 x VGA) for connecting an analog monitor
Serial ATA 3.5″ hard disks with NCQ technology
Solid-State Drive (SSD) Serial ATA 2.5″ with SLC technology
Internal installation: 1 x 500 GB 1 x 1 TB RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB, mirror disks), RAID controller onboard 1 x 50 GB SSD (SLC)
Installed on front in low-profile removable drive bay (hot swap in RAID configuration): 1 x 500 GB 2 x 500 GB RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB, mirror disks), RAID controller onboard RAID5, 2 TB (3 x 1 TB, striping with parity), RAID controller onboard 1 x 50 GB SSD (SLC) RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB, mirror disks), RAID controller onboard + 1 x 50 GB SSD (SLC) (operating system installed on SSD, if configured)
Optical drives: DVD-ROM or DVD±R/RW
1 x COM2 and 1 x LPT on rear
100 … 240 V AC, 50 … 60 Hz redundant
Country-specific power cable
Preinstalled and activated operating systems
Windows XP Professional Multi-Language (32-bit)
Windows 7 Ultimate Multi-Language (32/64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition incl. 5 multi-language clients (32-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition incl. 5 Clients Multi-Language (64-bit)
1) Can only be used on 64-bit operating systems
Front view of SIMATIC Rack IPC547D, with front door open
Rear view of SIMATIC IPC547D
A Tower Kit can be ordered as an accessory for converting the computer into an industrial tower PC.
See “Ordering data for accessories”
Ethernet The integrated Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 Mbit/s; teaming-capable) can be used for IT communication and for exchanging data with PLCs such as SIMATIC S7 (using the “SOFTNET S7” software package).
Other interfaces As for connecting other I/O devices, 5 free slots are available for PC modules and 2 free PCI Express x16 slots for optional graphics expansions as well as 11 USB 2.0 and serial/parallel interfaces.