Maximum compactness and industrial functionality
with Intel Core2 Duo processors


The SIMATIC Rack PC 647B is an extremely compact and powerful industrial PC in 19″ design.

With a height of only two standard units and with a small mounting depth, it is particularly suitable for space-saving implementation of fast computing and visualization tasks such as the processing of images and data –with simultaneous optimum utilization of the space in standard 19” control cabinets (from 500 mm).

To allow maximum performance at ambient temperatures up to 50 °C, it is equipped with powerful and energy-saving Intel Core2 Duo processors.

Despite its high compactness, it can be flexibly scaled and expanded by multiple integrated interfaces and slots.

Additional advantages at a glance

■ High data transfer rates due to two teaming-capable Gigabit-Ethernet connections
■ Optional PROFIBUS/MPI or PROFINET interface with three ports for the costeffective
connection of I/O field devices or for coupling SIMATIC S7
■ 3 long slots (2 x PCI, 1 x PCIe x16)
■ Dual-Monitoring via a PCI-Express x16 graphics card (optional) for high graphics performance
■ ADD-Card: DVI-D connection for monitor (optional)
■ 6 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports, two of which are arranged on the front
■ Front fan can be replaced without tools
■ Housing is easy and fast to open with only one screw.
■ Comprehensive diagnostics/signaling functions (temperature, fan, watchdog)
■ Front LED display e.g. for the status of Ethernet, PROFIBUS-/PROFINET communication

SIMATIC Rack PC 647B Technical data

The new SIMATIC Rack PC 647B

SIMATIC Rack PC 647B Released for Delivery

The new SIMATIC Rack PC 647B is herewith released for delivery. It is a compact 19″ 2HU Rack PC with Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessor technology.


Maximum compactness with highest industrial functionality
and Intel Core 2 Duo technology

The new 19-inch SIMATIC Rack PC 647B is a member of the scalable Rack PC family with long-term availability. Although it is the smaller brother of the SIMATIC Rack PC 847B it has identical performance features and the same footprint. The industrial design of the SIMATIC Rack PC 647B is unique both in its optical appearance as well as in the mechanical features – it fulfills highest requirements on robustness and industrial suitability and permits applications at ambient temperatures up to 50 °C, without loss of performance and with full configuration.

The SIMATIC Rack PC 647B furthermore features maximum flexibility and compactness in 19″ IPC technology:

  • 3 free PCI / PCI Express slots to mount long expansion cards
  • many integral interfaces for communication at field or control level
  • small mounting depth for mounting in shallow 500 mm cubicles
  • for universal use as industrial Workstation or Server in the manufacturing industry

The following features are also available: graphic expansion options (Dual Monitoring or DVI connection) for demanding visualization tasks, comprehensive diagnosis via front LEDs to increase system availability and a front USB port (with theft protection for the USB device if the front flap is closed).

Salient features

  • Excellent system performance for demanding computing and visualization tasks
    • Intel ® microprocessors: Core® 2 Duo or Celeron M
    • Intel chipset: 945GM Express and ICH7R
    • Intel Graphic Media Accelerator GMA 950
    • PCI Express technology (PCIe x16 Slot)
    • Dual Intel GBit Ethernet controller and on-board PCI Express bus
    • DDR2 667 Memory technology up to 4 GB
    • SATA Hard disks with up to 160-Gbyte capacity and NCQ technology
  • Good industrial suitability
    • Unique industrial design and compact housing concept (2HU mounting height: 88 mm, mounting depth: 444 mm)
    • Maximum processing power up to 50°C ambient temp. with optimized cooling concept (only 3 fans)
    • Dust protection with fan-controlled overpressure ventilation
    • High shock and vibration immunity and high EM compatibility
  • High industrial functionality and flexibility
    • PROFIBUS or PROFINET (3x RJ45) interfaces (optional)
    • 6 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports, of which 2 are on front side, 1 can be used with front flap closed
    • 2x PCI, 1x PCIe x16 (PEG), all long
    • 1x DVI Interface via adapter card or Dual Monitoring (2 x DVI) via PCIe graphics card (optional)
    • Audio (Micro, Line Out)
    • CompactFlash drives accessible from inside (optional)
  • High system availability and service-friendly design
    • RAID1 onboard (no ocupation of PCI slots for RAID controller)
    • Easy identification of a faulty hard disk in RAID configuration (HDD ALARM LEDs)
    • Front-side filter and fan replacement without tools
    • Efficient self-diagnosis with DiagMonitor software
    • Teaming functionality (2 x GBit Ethernet)
    • Restore and Recovery DVD of the ready-to-run operating system
  • High investment security
    • Platform with long-term available Intel Embedded components: at least 2.5 years, thereafter 5-year spare part availability
    • Member of the scalable Rack PC family with identical performance features and same footprint as Rack PC 847B
    • System tested with SIMATIC hardware and software
    • Certifications and approvals for worldwide marketing (cULus and FCC)

Application areas

The SIMATIC Rack PC 647B provides machine, system and panel builders with a compact, highly flexible 19″-rack PC platform for machine-oriented, industrial use:

  • Measurement, control and closed-loop control of process and machine data
  • Visualization of manufacturing tasks
  • Image processing as part of quality checks
  • Data aquisition and management

The SIMATIC RACK PC 647B has a CE label allowing its use in industrial, domestic and commercial areas and can therefore be employed both in industry and in building automation or public facilities. With its low mounting depth of only 445mm it can be mounted in 500mm or 19″ panels without any problems.

Mechanical design

Basic design:

  • All-metal 19″ housing (2HU) for mechanical robustness (vibration/shock) and good EM compatibility
    • Suitable for horizontal mounting and prepared for mounting on telescopic rails
    • Lockable front flap for authorized access (access protection) to front-side replacement media, operating elements (Reset, Power), USB port, front fan and dust filter
    • Card retainer for PC modules for safe operation and transport (vibration, shock)
    • Housing cover can be opened by undoing only one screw and PC components (e.g. PC cards or HDD) replaced with only one tool
    • Front fan and dust filter can be replaced without any tool
    • Dust protection by overpressure ventilation with ballbearing fan via filter
    • 3 Slots for drives:
      • Front side: 2 x HDD changeable frame (low profile); 1 x optical drive (Slimline)
      • Inside: 2 x 3.5″ (in optional shock and vibration-damped drive holder) as alternative to a changeable frame
  • Graphics onboard on PCI-Express bus, integrated in Intel GMA950 chipset, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 75 Hz, 16-bit colors
  • Interfaces:
    • 2 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet (RJ45, teaming capability)
    • 4 x USB 2.0 on rear side, 2 x USB 2.0 on front side (1 can be used with the front flap closed)
    • 2 x PS/2, COM1, COM2, LPT1, VGA
    • Audio: Line Out, Mic
    • 3 fee slots for expansions (all long): 2 x PCI, 1 x PCI-Express x16 (PEG)
  • Power supply: 110/230 V, 50/60 Hz AC, country-specific power cables

Options / configuration options:

  • Microprocessor:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo T7400, 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 4-Mbyte L2 Cache with Extended-Memory-64 (EM64) and Virtualization (VT) technology
    • Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2-Mbyte L2 Cache with Extended-Memory-64 (EM64) technology)
    • Intel Celeron M 440, 1.86 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1-Mbyte L2 Cache
  • Main memory from 512 Mbyte to 4 Gbyte DDR2 667 SDRAM (configured as Dual Channel for best performance from 2 Gbyte and higher)
  • Fieldbus onboard: PROFIBUS/MPI, CP5611-compatible or PROFINET, 3 x RJ45, CP1616-compatible
  • Graphic expansion:
    • Graphic card PCI-Express x16, (Dual Head: 2 x VGA or 2 x DV-I), 128 Mbyte, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 75 Hz, 32-bit colors
    • Adapter (ADD Card) via PCI-Express x16-Slot, (1 x DVI-D) to connect a digital monitor
  • Drives:
    • Serial ATA 3.5“ hard disks with NCQ technology
      • Mounted inside in vibration and shock-absorbing drive holder, or on front side in changeable frame (Hot Swap in RAID1 configuration):
      • 1 x 80 Gbyte
      • 1 x or 2 x 160 Gbyte
      • RAID1, 2 x 160 Gbyte (RAID Controller onboard)
    • Optical drive DVD±R/RW Slimline
    • CompactFlash drive, inside
  • Country-specific power cable
  • Pre-installed operating systems:
    • Windows XP Professional Multi-Language
    • Windows Vista Ultimate Multi-Language
    • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition incl. 5 Client Multi-Language
  • SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor
  • SIMATIC PC/PG Image Creator