The SIMATIC IPC647C is a very rugged, high-performance industrial PC in 19″ rack design (2 U) with excellent industrial functionality.

It offers:

  • Extreme compactness
  • Extreme ruggedness
  • Intel Core i technology

SIMATIC IPC647C Benefits

Extremely compact and industry-compatible for 24-hour continuous use in an industrial environment
  • Compact enclosure design (2 HMs)
  • Suitable for installation in space-saving control cabinets only 500 mm deep
  • Maximum processor performance (in maximum configuration) without loss of power (throttling) at ambient temperatures of up to 50 °C
  • Distinct product design with new front design and fully-coated, dirt-resistant surfaces
  • All-metal housing with high EMC for use in industrial environment
  • 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
High productivity thanks to faster data processing
  • Intel® Core™ processors – with Turbo-Boost, Hyper-Threading and Virtualization technology
  • Memory and graphics controller integrated into processor for extraordinary memory and graphics performance
  • Maximum performance (e.g. Intel QM57 Express Chipset, DDR3 memory with the support of Dual Channel technology)
  • High data transfer rates (e.g. with hardware RAID controller, and SAS hard disks, dual Gigabit Ethernet)
Minimization of downtimes thanks to high system availability
  • Secure 24-hour operation (high MTBF, variable-speed fan)
  • Efficient self-diagnostics (status display for Ethernet and PROFIBUS; alarm indication for fan, temperature, watchdog and hard disks in RAID1 configuration, SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor)
  • High degree of data security due to RAID1 (mirror disk system)
  • High-performance hardware Raid controller (PCIe x8) with Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection module (optional)
  • Rapid identification and replacement of the hard disk in the event of a fault (e.g. front LEDs for HDD alarm in RAID1 configuration)
  • “Hot swap” removable drive bay in RAID configuration (replacement of hard disk during operation)
  • Solid-state drive (SSD) in single level cell (SLC) architecture and ECC memory (optional)
  • Redundant power supply with “hot swap” functionality (replacement of power supply module during operation)
  • Securing of the replaceable components at the front (e.g. USB software dongle) against unauthorized access by means of a lockable door
  • Locked fan cover: Filter mat and front fan can only be replaced when front door is open
  • The enclosure cover can only be opened if the front door is open
  • Service-friendly device setup (modifications, service)
Cost reductions through high investment security
  • Availability of 3 to 6 years, guaranteed availability of spare parts for 5 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
Reduced costs due to time savings for commissioning, operation and servicing
  • High degree of flexibility and expansion thanks to integral interfaces and up to 3 slots (PCI and PCI Express)
  • Preinstalled and activated operating system
  • AMT (Intel Active Management Technology) functionality for remote access to IPC (remote maintenance)
  • Fast restoration of the delivery status of the HDD thanks to restore DVD
  • Low noise output thanks to controlled fan
  • Universal implementation as an industrial workstation or server
  • PROFIBUS or PROFINET interface and RAID1 controller onboard (optional)
  • 2 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s connections (Gbit LAN with teaming capability)
  • Flexible application options in locations with telescopic rails or as desktop industrial PC.
  • Remote maintenance with iAMT technology and SIMATIC IPC Remote Manager software

SIMATIC IPC647C Application

The SIMATIC IPC647C provides mechanical engineers, plant engineers, and control cabinet manufacturers with a high-performance, extremely flexible 19″ rack PC platform for machine-level industrial use:

  • Measuring, open-loop and closed-loop control of process and machine data
  • Visualization of production processes
  • Image processing and editing in the context of quality inspections
  • Data recording and management
  • Server applications

The SIMATIC IPC647C 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 combination with WinCC flexible, WinCC RT Advanced or WinCC as SIMATIC HMI packages at favorable prices.


Multi Core processor technology

Thanks to the use of two processor cores with hyper-threading, the Core i 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 Intel Core i processors operate without any loss of performance even at increased temperatures up to 50 °C in demanding applications.

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 IPC647C with an optional dual-head graphics card (PCI-Express x16) is optimized for industrial multi-display environments. The following multidisplay modes are supported: Native DualView, Span or Big Desktop, Clone.

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

Monitoring functions

Integrated monitoring functions (program execution (watchdog), temperature, fan speed and hard disk status in RAID configuration). Expanded diagnostics/messages via Ethernet, e-mail, text message and for direct transfer to SIMATIC software via OPC (optionally via SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor):

  • Runtime meter
  • Hard disk status
  • System status (Heart Beat)
  • Automatic logging of all alarms by means of a log file
  • Capability for central monitoring of networked SIMATIC PCs
  • RAID1 (RAID controller onboard) for automatic data mirroring on two SATA hard disks
AMT functionality (Intel Active Management Technology)

This feature allows remote access to the IPC for diagnostics and troubleshooting (service work) even with the operating system shut down:

  • Controlled startup/shutdown of the IPC
  • Access to BIOS settings and BIOS update
  • Measures by means of remote access in the event of a fault, e.g. reboot
  • Software updates from integrated ISO image
  • RAID1 (mirroring) for automatic data mirroring on two SAS or SATA hard disks
  • Hardware Raid controller (PCIe x8) (optional):
    • Auto-Rebuild when changing from hard disks
    • Fast rebuild to restore safe state again as quickly as possible
    • Higher system performance by offloading the processor during the rebuild
    • Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection: Protection of the data in the controller cache during power failure


Basic design
  • All-metal 19″ enclosure (2 U) for high mechanical robustness (vibration/shock) and high EMC
  • For mounting in a horizontal and prepared for the mounting of telescopic rails
  • Lockable front door for authorized access (access protection) to swap media at the front, operating controls (Reset, Power), USB interface, front fan and dust filter
  • Card retainer for PC modules for safe operation and transport (vibration, shock)
  • Opening of the enclosure cover with only one screw and replacement of PC components (e.g. PC cards or HDD) with a single tool
  • Front fan and dust filter can be replaced without tools
  • Dust protection through pressurized cooling with front fan mounted in roller bearing via filter
  • 3 slots for installing drives
    • Front: 2 x HDD removable drive bays (low profile); 1 x optical drive (slimline) or 1x CF drive
    • Internal: 2 x 3.5″ (in optional, shock and vibration-damped disk-drive support) as an alternative to removable drive bays
  • Graphics on-board on the PCI-Express bus, Intel GMA HD integrated in the processor, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 60 Hz, 16 bit colors
  • Interfaces:
    • 2 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet interface (RJ45, team capability)
    • 4 x USB 2.0 at the rear, 2 x USB 2.0 at the front (one of which can be used when door is closed), 1 x internal, e.g. for software dongle
    • 2 x PS/2, COM1, COM2, LPT1, DVI-I
    • Audio: Line Out, Micro
  • 3 spare slots for expansions (all long):
    • 1 x PCI
    • 1 x PCI-Express x16
    • 1x PCI-Express x8 (4-lane)
  • Power supply: 100 … 240 V AC, 50 … 60 Hz
Design versions
  • Processor:
    • Intel Core i7-610E (2C/4T, 2.53 GHz, 4 MB cache, Turbo Boost, VT-d, iAMT, EM64T)
    • Intel Core i5-520E (2C/4T, 2.4 GHz, 3 MB cache, Turbo Boost, VT-d, iAMT, EM64T)
    • Intel Core i3-330E (2C/4T, 2.13 GHz, 3 MB cache, EM64T)
  • Main memory configuration
    from 1 GB up to 8 GB, DDR3 1066 SDRAM (configured as dual channel for the highest performance from 2 GB upwards)

    • ECC memory
      Memory tip:
      a 64-bit operating system is required to use a memory with more than 4 GB. In configurations with at least 4 GB, the visible memory can be reduced to about 3.5 GB or less (with 32-bit operating systems) and in configurations with 8 GB, the visible memory can be reduced to about 7.5 GB or less.
  • Fieldbus onboard:
    • PROFIBUS/MPI, CP 5611-compatible or PROFINET, 3 x RJ45, CP 1616-compatible
  • Bus modules with 3 spare slots (2 x PCI, 1 x PCI-Express x16)
  • Graphics expansion:
    • PCI-Express graphics card x16, (dual head with display port: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D via adapter), 256 MB, up to 2 048 x 1 536 pixels, 75 Hz, 32-bit colors
    • Adapter cable (DVI-I to VGA) for the onboard graphics interface (1 x VGA) for connecting an analog monitor
  • Drives:
  • SATA 3.5″ hard disks with NCQ technology or SATA 2.5″ solid-state drive:
    • Mounted internally on the permanent hard disk support:
      1x 50 GB SSD in single level cell (SLC) architecture
    • Mounted internally in vibration/shock-absorbing hard-disk support or at the front in a removable drive bay (hot-swap in RAID1 configuration):
      1 X 250 GB
      1 x or 2 x 500 GB
      RAID1, 500 GB (2 x 500 GB, mirror disks), RAID controller onboard
    • Installation at the front in removable drive bay (hot swap):
      RAID1 1.0 TB (2 x 1 TB, mirror disks), PCIe x8 RAID controller in PCIe x16 slot incl. zero-maintenance cache protection module
  • Optical drive: DVD+/-R/RW, slimline
  • CompactFlash drive, at front
  • Power supply:
    • 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 2003 R2 Standard Edition incl. 5 Clients Multi-Language, 32-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition incl. 5 Client Multi-Language, 32-bit
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition incl. 5 Clients Multi-Language, 64-bit
  • SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor 1)
  • SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator 1)

1) Further information can be found under “Expansion components“.

SIMATIC IPC647C, front view, with open front door

SIMATIC IPC647C, rear view, redundant power supply


Integral interfaces:

  • Ethernet
    The two integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) can be used for IT communication and for data exchange with programmable controllers such as SIMATIC S7 (with the “SOFTNET S7” software package).
    The optional floating PROFIBUS interface (12 Mbit/s) can be used to connect distributed field devices or for coupling to the SIMATIC S7 (with the “SOFTNET for PROFIBUS” software package).
    The optional PROFINET interface can be used for connecting distributed field devices or for controlling drives.
  • Further interfaces
    For the connection of further I/O devices, 2 free slots are available for PC modules, 1 free PCI-Express x16 slot for optional graphics expansions, as well as seven USB 2.0 interfaces, two serial interfaces, and one parallel interface.

Dimensional drawings

All dimensions in mm. For mounting cut-out see technical specifications.

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

Fixing screws

M5 x 6 mm

SIMATIC IPC647C Technical specifications

Order number



Supply voltage

Type of supply voltage

100 – 240 V AC

Line frequency

  • ● Rated value 50 Hz


  • ● Rated value 60 Hz



Processor type

Core i7-610E (2.53 GHz 2C/4T, 4 MB Cache, TB, VT-x, VT-d, EM64T); Core i5-520E (2.4 GHz, 2C/4T, 3 MB Cache, TB, VT-x, VT-d, EM64T); Core i3-330E (2.13 GHz, 2C/4T, 3 MB Cache, VT-x, EM64T)


Hard disk

250 GB or 500 GB SATA HDD, RAID1 HDD, 32 GB SATA SSD, installed internally in the shock and vibration-damped drive rack, or on the front drive support in the swap frame


Type of memory


Main memory

1 GB to 8 GB, ECC optional

Hardware configuration


  • ● free slots

2x PCI, 1x PCIe x16 or 1x PCI, 1x PCIe x8 (4 lane), 1x PCIe x16; all modules up to 312 mm in length are supported


Interfaces/bus type

2x COM, 1x LPT, 1x DVI-I, 2x PS/2, audio (Microphone In, Line Out), 7x USB 2.0, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, PROFIBUS or PROFINET optional


onboard, isolated, max. 12 Mbit/s, CP 5611-compatible

USB port

2x USB 2.0 on front, 4x USB 2.0 on rear, 1x USB 2.0 internal

Connection for keyboard/mouse

2x PS/2

serial interface

COM1: 1 x V.24 (RS232), COM2: 1 x V.24 (RS232C)

parallel interface


Video interfaces

  • ● Graphics interface

1 x DVI-I or 1 x VGA (via adapter) optional

Integrated Functions

Monitoring functions

  • ● Temperature


  • ● Watchdog


  • ● Status LEDs


Standards, approvals, certificates

CE mark


Ambient conditions

Ambient temperature during operation

  • ● Ambient temperature during operation

+ 5 °C to + 35 °C without restrictions; + 5 °C to + 45 °C no burner operation; + 5 °C to + 50 °C no ODD operation; power dissipation of the expansion modules in total less than 30 W

  • ● min.

5 °C

  • ● max.

50 °C

Relative humidity

  • ● Relative humidity

Tested according to IEC 60068-2-78, IEC 60068-2-30: 5% to 80% at 25 °C (no condensation)


  • ● Vibration load in operation

Tested according to IEC 60068-2-6: 10 cycles, 10 Hz to 58 Hz: 0.0375 mm, 58 Hz to 500 Hz: 4.9 m/s² (0.5 g)

Shock testing

  • ● Shock load during operation

Tested according to IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-29: half-sine: 50 m/s² (5 g), 30 ms, 100 shocks per axis


SIMATIC Software

Optional in a package with SIMATIC WinCC, WinCC flexible, or WinAC RTX