SIEMENS Rack PC SIMATIC IPC547E

SIMATIC IPC547E

IPC547E long and short enclosure design

SIMATIC IPC547E

The SIMATIC IPC547E is a rugged industrial PC in 19″ rack design (4 U).

It offers:

  • Maximum performance
  • Attractive price
  • Intel Core i technology 4th generation

Benefits

Maximum system performance for complex automation and visualization tasks
  • State-of-the-art PC technology (e.g. Intel Core i processors 4th generation with Turbo Boost 2.0, hyper-threading and virtualization technology)
  • Memory and graphics controller integrated into processor for extraordinary memory and graphics performance
  • Maximum performance (e.g. Intel Q87 chipset, DDR3 1600 memory with support of dual channel technology)
  • High data transfer rates (e.g. with serial ATA solid-state drives up to 240 GB, serial ATA hard disks up to 1 TB, dual Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express 3.0 technology)
Reduction in downtimes through high system availability
  • Secure 24-hour operation (high MTBF, variable-speed fan)
  • Efficient self-diagnostics (front status LEDs for fan and temperature, SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor)
  • High degree of data security due to RAID1 (mirror disk system) or RAID5 (striping with parity), also with additional hot spare hard disk
  • “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 option in conjunction with RAID1 (data in the RAID1 network on hard disks, preinstalled and activated operating system on solid-state drive)
  • 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 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 400 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

Application

The SIMATIC IPC547E 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
  • Data acquisition/management

The SIMATIC IPC547E has the CE mark for use in the industrial sector as well as in residential and commercial areas. 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.

Function

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 IPC547E 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.

Multi-display technology

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 IPC547E is optimized for industrial multi-display environments with an optional dual-head graphics card (PCI Express x16). The following screen modes are supported: Native DualView, Span or Big Desktop, Clone.

Connection options: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D

Additionally, on the SIMATIC IPC547E you can use the two or three already available onboard graphics interfaces in combination with the optional dual-head graphics card which enables operation with up to five monitors.

Monitoring functions

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
  • System state
  • 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.

Integration

Integrated interfaces:

  • 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 for PC modules, 2 free PCI Express x16 slots for optional graphics expansions, USB 3.0 and 2.0 as well as serial/parallel interfaces are available.

Dimensional drawings

All dimensions in mm. For mounting cut-out see Technical Specifications.

SIMATIC IPC547E, Rack PC

Technical data of the telescopic rails

Carrying capacity per pair, min.

30 kg

Full extension length, min.

470 mm

Rail thickness, max.

9.7 mm

Mounting screws

M5 x 6 mm

The fixing screws of the telescopic rails should not project more than 5 mm into the enclosure.

The enclosure is prepared for the following telescopic rails:

  • Rittal: Type 3659.180 for 600 mm cabinet / Type RP 3659.190 for 800 mm cabinet
  • Schroff: Type 20110-072

SIMATIC IPC547E, Rack PC, short enclosure

Design

Basic design (for options with enclosure depth of 446 mm)
  • All-metal 19″ enclosure for flush mounting (4 U) for high electromagnetic compatibility and mechanical ruggedness
  • 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 hard disks) 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: 3 x 5.25″ / 4 x low-profile HDD removable drive bay, 1 x 5.25″ (slimline)
    • Internal: 2 x 3.5″
  • Graphics on-board, Intel HD graphics / Intel HD graphics 4600 integrated in the processor, up to 3 840 x 2 160 pixels, 60 Hz, 32-bit colors
  • Interfaces:
    • 2 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45, teaming-capable)
    • 4 x USB 3.0: 2 x at the rear, 2 x at the front
    • 7 x USB 2.0: 6 x rear, 1 x internal e.g. for software dongle with optional interlocking
    • 2 x DisplayPort V1.2, 1 x DVI-I, 1 x COM1, 2 x PS/2
    • Audio: Line In, Line Out, Micro
  • 7 spare slots for expansions (all long):
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Gen 3
    • 1 x PCI-Express x16 (4 lanes)
    • 1 x PCI-Express x8 (1 lane)
    • 4 x PCI
  • Power supply:
    • AC (100 … 240 V, 50 … 60 Hz)
Design variations (for options with enclosure depth of 446 mm)
  • Processors:
    • Intel Core i7-4770S (4C/8T, 3.1 (3.9) GHz, 8 MB cache, iAMT)
    • Intel Core i5-4570S (4C/4T, 2.9 (3.6) GHz, 6 MB cache, iAMT)
    • Intel Pentium Dual Core G3420 (2C/2T, 3.2 GHz, 3 MB cache)
  • Main memory configuration from 2 GB up to 32 GB, DDR3-1600 SDRAM (configured as dual channel for the highest performance from 4 GB upwards)
    • Available memory configurations: 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB 1), 16 GB 1), 32 GB 1)
  • Graphics expansion:
    • PCI-Express graphics card x16 (Dual Head: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D), 512 MB, up to 2 048 x 1 536 pixels, 60 Hz, 32-bit colors
    • Adapter cable (DVI-I to VGA) for the onboard graphics interface (1 x VGA) for connecting an analog monitor
  • Drives:
    • Serial ATA 3.5″ hard disks (HDD) with NCQ technology
    • Solid-State Drive (SSD) Serial ATA 2.5″ with MLC technology
    • Internal installation:
      1 x 500 GB HDD
      1 x 1 TB HDD
      2 x 1 TB HDD
      1 x 240 GB SSD
      RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks) 2)
    • Installation at the front in low-profile removable drive bay (“hot-swap” in RAID configuration):
      1 x 500 GB HDD
      1 x 1 TB HDD
      2 x 1 TB HDD
      1 x 240 GB SSD
      RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks) 2)
      RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks) 2) + 1 x 1 TB HDD as hot spare
      RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks) 2) + 1 x 240 GB SSD (operating system installed on SSD if configured)
      RAID5, 2 TB (3 x 1 TB HHD, striping with parity) 2)
      RAID5, 2 TB (3 x 1 TB HHD, striping with parity) 2) + 1 x 1 TB HDD as hot spare
    • Optical drive DVD±R/RW (slimline)
  • Additional interfaces:
    • 1 x COM2 and 1 x LPT at the rear
  • Power supply:
    • Redundant: 2 x AC (100 … 240 V, 50 … 60 Hz)
  • Country-specific power cable
  • Preinstalled and activated operating systems
    • Windows 7 Ultimate Multi-Language (32/64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition incl. 5 Clients Multi-Language (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition incl. 5 Clients Multi-Language (64-bit)

1) Can only be used with 64-bit operating systems

2) SATA RAID controller onboard in Intel Q87 chipset

IPC547E front view, front flap open

IPC547E rear view of interfaces

A Tower Kit can be ordered as an accessory for converting the computer into an industrial tower PC.

IPC547E with Tower Kit

See “Ordering data for accessories”

Basic design (for options with enclosure depth of 356 mm)
  • All-metal 19″ enclosure for flush mounting (4 U) for high electromagnetic compatibility and mechanical ruggedness
  • Prepared for mounting on telescopic rails
  • Horizontal installation is possible
  • Card retainer for PC modules for safe transport (vibration and shock)
  • Replacement of PC components (e.g. PC cards or hard disks) 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
  • 2 slots for installing drives
    • Internal: 2 x 3.5″
  • Graphics on-board, Intel HD graphics integrated in the processor, up to 3 840 x 2 160 pixels, 60 Hz, 32-bit colors
  • Interfaces:
    • 1 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    • 2 x USB 3.0 at the front
    • 6 x USB 2.0 at the rear
    • 1 x DisplayPort V1.2, 1 x DVI-I, 2 x PS/2
    • Audio: Line In, Line Out, Micro
  • 7 spare slots for expansions (all long):
    • 1 x PCI-Express x16 Gen
    • 1 x PCI-Express x16 (2 lanes)
    • 1 x PCI-Express x8 (1 lane)
    • 4 x PCI
  • Power supply:
    • AC (100 … 240 V, 50 … 60 Hz)
Design variations (for options with enclosure depth of 356 mm)
  • Processors:
    • Intel Pentium Dual Core G3420 (2C/2T, 3.2 GHz, 3 MB cache)
    • Intel Celeron G1820 (2C/2T, 2.7 GHz, 2 MB cache)
  • Main memory expansion from 2 GB up to 16 GB, DDR3-1600 SDRAM (configured as dual channel for the highest performance from 4 GB upwards)
    • Available memory configurations: 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB 1), 16 GB 1)
  • Graphics expansion:
    • PCI-Express graphics card x16 (Dual Head: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D), 512 MB, up to 2 048 x 1 536 pixels, 60 Hz, 32-bit colors
    • Adapter cable (DVI-I to VGA) for the onboard graphics interface (1 x VGA) for connecting an analog monitor
  • Drives:
    • Serial ATA 3.5″ hard disks (HDD) with NCQ technology
    • Internal installation:
      1 x 500 GB HDD
      1 x 1 TB HDD
      2 x 1 TB HDD
  • Additional interfaces:
    • 1 x COM2 and 1 x LPT at the rear
  • Country-specific power cable
  • Preinstalled and activated operating systems
    • Windows 7 Ultimate Multi-Language (32/64-bit)

1) Can only be used with 64-bit operating systems

IPC547E short enclosure design, front flap open

IPC547E short enclosure design, interfaces

Technical specifications

IPC547E
(enclosure depth 356 mm)

IPC547E
(enclosure depth 446 mm)

General features

Design

19″ rack PC, 4 U

Processors

  • Intel Pentium Dual Core G3420
    (2C/2T, 3.2 GHz, 3 MB cache)
  • Intel Celeron G1820
    (2C/2T, 2.7 GHz, 2 MB cache)
  • Intel Core i7-4770S
    (4C/8T, 3.1 (3.9) GHz, 8 MB cache, iAMT)
  • Intel Core i5-4570S
    (4C/4T, 2.9 (3.6) GHz, 6 MB cache, iAMT)
  • Intel Pentium Dual Core G3420
    (2C/2T, 3.2 GHz, 3 MB cache)

Chipset

  • Intel H81
  • Intel Q87

Main memory

  • From 2 GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM
  • Dual channel support
  • 2 DIMM base
  • Expandable up to 16 GB 1)
  • From 2 GB DDR3-1600 SDRAM
  • Dual channel support
  • 4 DIMM base
  • Expandable up to 32 GB 1)

Spare slots for expansions (all long)

  • 1 x PCI Express x16
  • 1 x PCI-Express x16 (2 lanes)
  • 1 x PCI-Express x8 (1 lane)
  • 4 x PCI
  • 1 x PCI Express x16
  • 1 x PCI-Express x16 (4 lanes)
  • 1 x PCI-Express x8 (1 lane)
  • 4 x PCI

Graphics

  • Onboard Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics controller integrated into the processor
    Dynamic video memory up to 1.7 GB; up to 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60 Hz image refresh rate and 32-bit colors
  • PCI Express graphics card (Dual Head: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D) in the PCIe x16 slot (optional), 512 MB;
    up to 2048 x 1536 pixels at 60 Hz image refresh rate and 32-bit colors

Operating systems

  • None

Preinstalled and activated (supplied on restore DVD):

  • Windows 7 Ultimate MUI (32/64-bit)

MUI (Multi-Language User Interface, 5 languages): English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Project-specific on request:

  • Linux 2)
  • Other
  • None

Preinstalled and activated (supplied on restore DVD):

  • Windows 7 Ultimate MUI (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 incl. 5 Client MUI (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 incl. 5 Client MUI (64 bit)

MUI (Multi-Language User Interface, 5 languages): English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Project-specific on request:

  • Linux 2)
  • Other

Power supplies

  • 100 … 240 V AC, 50 … 60 Hz, with bridging of short-term power failures: max. 20 ms at 0.85 % rated voltage
  • 100 … 240 V AC, 50 … 60 Hz, with bridging of short-term power failures: max. 20 ms at 0.85 % rated voltage
  • Redundant 2 x 100 … 240 V AC, 50 … 60 Hz

Drives

Hard disks, SATA 3.5″ with NCQ technology

Solid-state drives, SATA 2.5″ with MLC technology

Internal installation

  • 1 x 500 GB HDD
  • 1 x 1 TB HDD
  • 2 x 1 TB HDD

Internal installation

  • 1 x 500 GB HDD
  • 1 x 1 TB HDD
  • 2 x 1 TB HDD
  • 1 x 240 GB SSD
  • RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks) 3)

Installation at the front in removable drive bay (low-profile)

  • 1 x 500 GB HDD
  • 1 x 1 TB HDD
  • 2 x 1 TB HDD
  • 1 x 240 GB SSD
  • RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks), “hot swap” 3)
  • RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks), “hot swap” 3)
    + 1 x 1 TB HDD as hot spare
  • RAID1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB HDD, mirror disks), “hot swap” 3)
    + 1 x 240 GB SSD (operating system installed on SSD if configured)
  • RAID5, 2 TB (3 x 1 TB HDD, striping with parity), “hot swap” 3)
  • RAID5, 2 TB (3 x 1 TB HDD, striping with parity), “hot swap” 3)
    + 1 x 1 TB HDD as hot spare

DVD±R/RW, 5.25″ (slim), SATA

  • 8 x 8 x 6 x (DVD media)
  • 24 x 10 x 16 x (CD media)

Slots for drives

Internal:

  • 2 x 3.5″

Front:

  • 3 x 5.25″ / 4 x low-profile removable drive bay
  • 1 x 5.25″ (slimline)

Internal:

  • 2 x 3.5″

Interfaces

Ethernet

1 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)

2 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45, teaming-capable)

USB 3.0

  • 2 x front (high current)
  • 2 x front (high current)
  • 2 x rear (high current)

USB 2.0

  • 6 x rear (high current)
  • 6 x rear (high current)
  • 1 x internal (high current), e.g. for USB dongle with optional interlocking

Serial

9-pin COM2 (V.24) (optional)

9-pole COM1 (V.24); COM2 (V.24) (optional)

Parallel

LPT (optional)

VGA

Optionally via adapter cable

DVI-I

1 x

DisplayPort V1.2

1 x

2 x

PS/2

2 x (keyboard, mouse)

Audio

1 x line in; 1 x line out; 1 x mic.

Monitoring functions

Basic functionality

Message locally via DiagBase software

Temperature

When permitted operating temperature range is exceeded

Fans

Speed monitoring

  • 1 x front fan
  • 1 x CPU fan
  • 1 x power supply fan

Watchdog

  • Monitoring of program execution
  • Monitoring time can be parameterized in software

Monitoring functions via the network

SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor Version V4.4.x.x or higher (optional)

Remote monitoring capability for:

  • Watchdog
  • Temperature
  • Fan speed
  • Battery
  • Hard disks (SMART)
  • System/Ethernet

Communication:

  • Ethernet interface (SNMP protocol)
  • OPC for integration in SIMATIC software
  • Client server architectures
  • Structure of log files

Front LEDs

  • POWER (PC switched on)
  • HDD (access to hard disk)
  • TEMP (temperature monitoring)
  • FAN (fan monitoring)

Environmental conditions

Degree of protection

IP30 front, IP20 rear according to EN 60529

Dust protection

With the front door closed according to IEC 60529 filter class G2 EN 779, 99% of particles > 0.5 mm are filtered

Protection class

Protection class I compliant with IEC 61140

Vibration load during operation 4)

IEC 60068-2-6, 10 cycles

  • 20 … 58 Hz: 0.015 mm
  • 58 … 200 Hz: 2 m/s2 (approx. 0.2 g)

Shock load in operation 4)

IEC 60068-2-27

  • Half sine: 9.8 m/s2, 20 ms (approx. 1 g), 100 shocks per axis

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Emitted interference

EN 61000-6-3;
EN 61000-6-4; CISPR 22 / EN 55022 Class B; FCC Class A; EN 61000-3-2 Class D; EN 61000-3-3

Immunity to conducted interference on supply lines

  • ±2 kV (IEC 61000-4-4, burst)
  • ±1 kV (IEC 61000-4-5, symm. surge)
  • ±2 kV (IEC 61000-4-5, asymm. surge)

Noise immunity on signal lines

  • ±2 kV (IEC 61000-4-4, burst, length > 30 m)
  • ±1 kV (IEC 61000-4-4, burst, length < 30 m)
  • ±2 kV (IEC 61000-4-5, surge, length > 30 m)

Immunity to static discharge

  • ±4 kV, contact discharge (IEC 61000-4-2)
  • ±8 kV, air discharge (IEC 61000-4-2)

Immunity to high-frequency radiation

  • 10 V/m; 80 to 1000 MHz, 80 % AM (IEC 61000-4-3)
  • 3 V/m; 1.4 to 2 GHz, 80 % AM (IEC 61000-4-3)
  • 1 V/m, 2 to 2.7 GHz, 80 % AM (IEC 61000-4-3)
  • 10 V, 150 kHz to 80 MHz, 80 % AM (IEC 61000-4-6)

Immunity to magnetic fields

30 A/m, 50/60 Hz (IEC 61000-4-8)

Ambient temperature during operation

5 … 40 °C

5 … 40 °C

Note:
Limitations for operation of DVD±R/RW

Humidity during operation

5 … 80 % at 25 °C (no condensation)

Approvals and safety regulations

Safety directives

IEC 60950-1; UL60950; CSA

Approvals

cULus 60950

CE marking

For use in industrial areas as well as domestic, business and commercial environments:

  • Emitted interference: EN 61000-6-3:2007
  • Noise immunity: EN 61000-6-2:2005

Dimensions and weights

Installation dimensions (W x H x D) in mm

434 x 177 x 356

434 x 177 x 446

Weight, approx.

15 kg

19 kg

1) Memory information: In order to use a memory expansion with more than 4 GB, a 64-bit operating system is required. In the case of configurations with 4 GB, the visible memory can be reduced to about 3.5 GB or less (with 32-bit operating systems).

2) Suitable for specific LINUX versions in accordance with the specifications of the Siemens manufacturer’s declaration “Suitable for Linux”

3) SATA RAID controller onboard in Intel Q87 chipset

4) Restrictions with operation of optical drives and hard disks in removable drive bays

Note regarding SIMATIC PC operating system licenses

The accompanying operating system license is only valid for installation on the SIMATIC IPC supplied in each case. Installation can only be performed on these SIMATIC systems in accordance with Microsoft OEM licensing regulations.