SIEMENS SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC – SIMATIC WinCC V7
SIMATIC WinCC V7 SCADA system
The scalable and open SCADA system for maximum plant transparency and productivity
As a key to greater productivity, SIMATIC WinCC combines efficient engineering with high-performance archiving and maximum data security. With integrated diagnostics functions and flexible production analysis, you shorten the time-to-market and also reduce your plant standstill times.
SIMATIC WinCC is the basis for efficient operations management and intelligent production analyses, so it offers a secure basis for deciding on optimization measures, and thus more productivity at lower cost.
With SIMATIC WinCC, it is possible to implement plants in all industrial sectors and technologies, and easily expand or modernize them by means of options or add-ons, in functional terms or sector-specifically.
You can benefit from the redundancy concepts for enhanced availability, or decide on centralized archiving and analysis of plant information. SIMATIC WinCC offers stationary and mobile solutions to cover increasing demands.
With innovative technology, you have all the important information in view at all times. In this way, SIMATIC WinCC simplifies intuitive operation and monitoring of the production plant – even remotely. 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 to modern operator concepts.
Since international standards and system-internal script and programming interfaces are supported, special requests can also be easily implemented.
SIMATIC WinCC backs cross-vendor communication for integrating existing hardware, as well as for simple integration into the IT world. WinCC Specialists are available worldwide as qualified solution providers. These certified and centrally audited partners are ready to implement your individual SCADA project even in diversified client-server architectures with redundancy, or in applications with energy data management systems.
SIMATIC WinCC is designed to be independent of any specific technology or industrial sector, modular in structure, and easy to expand. It is used worldwide in single-user applications in mechanical engineering, as well as in complex multi-user solutions with redundant servers or Web-based client access. References from many industries prove the versatility and performance capability.
SIEMENS SIMATIC WinCC V7
SIMATIC WinCC V7
SIMATIC WinCC V7 Overview
PC-based operator control and monitoring 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 corporation-wide vertical integration.
The basic system configuration (WinCC basic software) includes 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.
The WinCC basic software forms the core of a wide range of different applications. Based on the open programming interfaces, a wide range of WinCC options (from Siemens Industry Automation) and WinCC add-ons have been developed (by Siemens-internal and external partners).
WinCC can be operated with every PC that meets the given HW requirements. The SIMATIC IPC product range is available in particular for the industrial use of WinCC systems. SIMATIC IPCs impress with their powerful PC technology, are designed for round-the-clock operation, and can be operated in both office areas and harsh industrial environments.
SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 SP1
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate (32-/64-bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise (32-/64-bit)
Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, LTSB 2015, LTSB 2016 (64-bit)
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit)
Windows 2012 Server R2 (64-bit)
Windows 2016 Server (64-bit)
Includes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1 (32-bit)
SIMATIC WinCC V7.3
Windows 7 SP1 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate (32-/64-bit)
Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise (32-/64-bit)
Windows 2008 Server SP2 Standard (32-bit)
Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 Standard (64-bit)
Windows 2012 Server R2 Standard (64-bit)
Includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 (32-bit)
Use in virtual environments – for more information see:
SIMATIC SCADA and SIMATIC IPCs
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.
Solutions for all sectors
Multilingual for worldwide usage
Can be integrated into all automation solutions
All operator control & monitoring functions on board
Operator control and monitoring
Reporting, acknowledging, and archiving of events
Collecting, consolidating and archiving measured values (including long-term backup)
Logging and documenting of process and configuration data
Can be configured simply and efficiently
Configuration wizards let the user focus on the essentials
In the picture by means of cross-reference lists and screen property displays
Configuration of multilingual applications
Configuring tool for configuring bulk data
Expandable from single station to client-server configurations
Increased availability by means of redundant servers
Process visualization via the Web with the WinCC WebNavigator or WebUX
Open standards for simple integration
Powerful real-time database Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 (32 bit)
Open for application modules with ActiveX controls
Visual Basic for Applications for individual expansions
OPC for cross-vendor communication
Process visualization with Plant Intelligence
Integrated evaluation functions for the online analysis (statistical process control)
Production optimization with the help of diverse options
Expandable using options and add-ons
Options for scalable configurations
Options for increasing the availability
Options for IT & business integration
Options for SCADA expansions
Options for validation in accordance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11
Options for the use of telecontrol protocols
Part of Totally Integrated Automation
Direct access to the tag and message configuration of the SIMATIC control system
Integrated diagnostic functions for increasing productivity
News V7.4/V7.4 SP1
Supports Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise (64-bit)
Extended functionality for WinCC/WebUX
Expansion to include additional controls
Dynamization can be implemented with VB script and dynamic response dialog
Expansion of the SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 communication channels
Increased number of connections (S7-1500 with up to 128 connections)
Transmission of byte data blocks
Easier configuration with WinCC Configuration Studio
Efficient engineering with “drag-and-drop”
VBA in the WinCC Configuration Studio
Simplified runtime operation
Touch operation in runtime (zoom and pan within “right click” controls)
Adapt “Favorites” system dialog in Runtime
Control toolbar size is configurable
Uniform license model for WinCC DataMonitor, WinCC WebNavigator and WinCC WebUX. Version-independent packages can be cumulated, and WebNavigator and WebUX licenses can be combined
Extended functionality for the WinCC Graphics Designer
Introduction of new controls (BarChartControl for displaying archive tags in a bar chart, and SysDiagControl for system diagnostics of S7-1200/1500 controllers)
New “OPC UA WinCC Channel” communication channel
Remote maintenance via Remote Desktop Protocol
and more …
SIMATIC WinCC is designed for visualization and operation of processes, manufacturing cycles, machines and plants. With its powerful process interface, especially to the SIMATIC family, and the secure data archiving, WinCC enables highly available solutions for the process control.
The sector-neutral basic system enables universal usage in all automation applications. Sector-specific solutions can, for example, be implemented using WinCC options (e.g. FDA options for the pharmaceutical industry) and sector-specific add-ons (e.g. for the water industry).
SIMATIC WinCC is available as a complete package and as a runtime package with 128, 512, 2 048, 8 192, 65 536, 102 400, 153 600, 262 144 PowerTags. PowerTags are data points that are connected to controllers or other data sources over a WinCC channel. Up to 32 alarms can be obtained from one data point. Moreover, internal tags without coupling are available for additional system performance. In addition WinCC also contains 512 archive tags. Additional archive licenses can be obtained for larger quantity structures.
Licenses for a multi-user configuration
The system software with the required number of PowerTags and additionally the option WinCC/Server must be installed on the WinCC server. In the basic configuration, one RT Client License is sufficient for the WinCC Clients 1). An RC Client License is required to configure on clients 1). Remote configuration is possible if WinCC Clients without their own project (Uni Client) are configured on the server project.
1) The SQL Server Express is installed for RT / RC Clients.
The powerful configuration functions of SIMATIC WinCC contribute to a reduced engineering and training overhead and lead to a more flexible use of personnel and greater operational reliability.
Anyone familiar with Microsoft Windows can also operate the WinCC Explorer, the central switching point of WinCC. Even large quantities of data can be processed intuitively and efficiently with the WinCC Configuration Studio.
In combination with other SIMATIC components, the system is also equipped with auxiliary functions, such as process diagnostics and maintenance. All SIMATIC engineering tools work together in the configuration of the functions.
SIMATIC WinCC offers a complete basic functionality for process visualization and operation. To this end WinCC has a number of editors and interfaces that can be used to individually configure this functionality according to the respective application. Expansions of a WinCC station for control tasks are also possible with minimal engineering effort.
Task or configurable runtime functionality
Central project management for the quick access to all project data and central settings
WinCC Graphics Designer
Graphics system for user-defined visualization and operation via pixel-graphic objects
WinCC Configuration Studio
Signaling system for detecting and archiving events with display and control options based on DIN 19235; freely selectable message classes, message display and logging
WinCC Tag Logging
Process archiving for the acquisition, compression and storage of measured values, e.g., presentation in trend and table format as well as further processing
WinCC User Administrator
For managing users and authorizations
WinCC Report Designer
Reporting and logging system for time and event-controlled documentation of messages, operator inputs and current process data in the form of user reports or project documentation in an arbitrary layout
WinCC Global Script
Processing functions with limitless functionality by means of the use of VBScript and ANSI-C
Task or configurable runtime functionality
For communication with subordinate controls (SIMATIC protocols, PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS FMS, DDE and OPC server included in the scope of delivery)
For the open integration of other Windows applications via WinCC, WinCC-OLE-DB, ActiveX, OLE, DDE, OPC, etc.)
For the individual access to data and functions of WinCC and for the integration in user programs with VBA, VB Script, C-API (ODK), C-Script (ANSI-C)
Integration in company-wide solutions (IT and business integration)
WinCC is based on Microsoft technology, which ensures openness and integration capability. ActiveX and .net controls facilitate technology-specific and industry-specific expansions. Cross-manufacturer communication is also possible since WinCC can be used as an OPC client and server in addition to accessing current process values and supporting standards such as OPC HDA (Historical Data Access), OPC Alarm & Events, OPC XML Data Access, and OPC UA.
Just as important: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is available for user-specific expansions in engineering and Visual Basic Scripting (VBS) as an easy-to-learn, open, runtime language. If desired, professional application developers can also use ANSI-C. The Open Development Kit (ODK) simplifies access to the API programming interfaces.
WinCC integrates a powerful and scalable archiving functionality based on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP1 into the basic system. This gives the user multiple and varied options: from high-performance archiving of current process data, to long-term archiving with high data compression, through to a connection to the central information hub in the form of a company-wide Process Historian. Versatile clients and tools for evaluation, the open interfaces, and special options (Connectivity Pack, Connectivity Station, IndustrialDataBridge) provide the basis for effective IT and business integration.
WinCC offers various security mechanisms, such as encrypted communication, to ensure secure operation of the plant. If external networks are accessed, for example, suitable protective measures (incl. IT security measures, such as network segmentation) should still also be taken.
You can find more information on the topic of Industrial Security on the Internet at:
Integration in automation solutions
WinCC is an open process visualization system and provides the option to connect the most diverse control systems.
Approved communication software
Use communication software with the listed product versions (or higher). Corresponding SIMATIC NET upgrades are available for upgrading older versions.
Number of connectable controllers
For the number of controllers which can be connected via Industrial Ethernet CP 1613, the following applies to a message frame length of 512 bytes:
Type of connection
Number of nodes
SIMATIC S5 Ethernet Layer 4 + TCP/IP
up to 60
SIMATIC S7 Protocol Suite
up to 64
SIMATIC 505 Ethernet Layer 4 + TCP/IP
up to 60
up to 128
Via PROFIBUS, a maximum of 8 controllers can be connected with CP 5612, and a maximum of 44 controllers with CP 5613. Industrial Ethernet is recommended when 10 or more controllers are used.
Mixed operation with different controllers
With their multi-protocol stack, the CP 1613 and CP 5613 communication processors enable the parallel operation of two protocols, such as for the mixed operation of different controllers, via a single bus cable. WinCC supports the operation of two similar interface boards only in connection with the channels SIMATIC S5 Ethernet Layer 4 (2 x CP 1613), SIMATIC S7 Protocol Suite (2 x CP 1613, 2 x CP 5613) as well as PROFIBUS DP (4 x CP 5613; max. 122 slaves for each CP 5613). In addition to communication via Industrial Ethernet CP 1613 or PROFIBUS CP 5613, one CP 5612/5622 can be used in each case for communication with SIMATIC S7 via MPI.
Communication between the clients and the server is via TCP/IP protocol. Setting up a separate PC LAN is recommended. For small projects with a correspondingly low incidence of message frames, SIMATIC NET Industrial Ethernet communication can be used for both process communication (WinCC/server ↔ PLC) and PC-PC communication (WinCC/client ↔ WinCC/server).
Channel DLL PROFIBUS DP
In accordance with the PROFIBUS standard, DP/slaves are always permanently assigned to a DP master; i.e. a second WinCC station (DP/master) cannot access the same controllers (DP/slaves). This means that redundant operation of two WinCC stations is not possible using the PROFIBUS DP connection.
Connection to controllers from other manufacturers:
If a native driver is not available, OPC (OLE for process control) is available for connection to third-party controllers.
Current notes and information about OPC servers from various suppliers can be found at:
WinCC supports the standards:
OPC Data Access 2.05a
OPC Data Access 3.00
OPC XML Data Access 1.00 (Connectivity Pack/Connectivity Station)