SIEMENS SIMATIC WinCC HMI system – SIMATIC WinCC flexible ES

SIMATIC WinCC flexible ES

  • Uniform family of engineering tools for configuring SIMATIC HMI operator panels, the operator controls of SIMATIC C7 units, SINUMERIK Panel PCs as well as the PC-based visualization software WinCC flexible Runtime.
  • Runs on Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise / Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise
  • Current version:
    • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP5 Micro
    • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP5 Compact
    • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP5 Standard
    • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP5 Advanced

WinCC is a modular system. WinCC is used to visualize the process and configure a graphic user interface. You will use the user interface to operate and observe the process. WinCC offers the following possibilities:

● WinCC allows you to observe the process. The process is displayed graphically on the screen. The display is updated each time a status in the process changes.
● WinCC allows you to operate the process. For example, you can indicate a setpoint from the user interface or you can open a valve.
● WinCC allows you to monitor the process. An alarm will automatically signal in the event of a critical process status. If, for example, a predefined value is exceeded, a message will appear on the screen.
● WinCC allows you to archive the process. When working with WinCC, process values can either be printed or electronically archived. This facilitates the documentation of the process and allows subsequent access to past production data.

Components of WinCC
Its basic components are the Configuration Software (CS) and Runtime Software (RT)
● WinCC Explorer forms the core of the Configuration software. The entire project structure is displayed in WinCC Explorer. The project is also administered here.
You can retrieve different editors from the WinCC Explorer. Each editor belongs to a certain partial system of WinCC.
The most important partial systems of WinCC are:

process unitEditorFunction
Graphics SystemGraphics DesignerConfiguring Screens
Signaling systemAlarm LoggingConfiguring messages
Archiving systemTag LoggingArchiving data
Report systemReport DesignerCreate layouts
User AdministrationUser AdministratorAdministering users and user rights
Communication Tag managementConfigure communication

Application

SIMATIC WinCC flexible Compact/Standard/Advanced are engineering tools for configuring SIMATIC HMI operator panels, the operator controls of SIMATIC C7 devices, SINUMERIK Panel PCs as well as the PC-based WinCC flexible Runtime visualization system.

Depending on the selected product, various target systems can be configured:

WinCC flexible Compact

In addition to the target systems that are configured using WinCC flexible Micro:

  • Basic Panels: KTP400 Basic, KTP600 Basic, KTP1000 Basic, TP1500 Basic
  • Mobile Panels: Mobile Panel 170, Mobile Panel 177
  • 70 series Panels: OP 73, OP 77A, OP 77B
  • 170 series Panels: TP 170A, TP 177A, TP 170B, TP 177B, OP 170B, OP 177B
  • 170 series Multi Panels: MP 177
  • C7 devices: C7-635 (Touch/Key)
WinCC flexible Standard

In addition to the target systems that are configured using WinCC flexible Compact:

  • Mobile Panels: Mobile Panel 277
  • 270 series Panels: TP 270, TP 277, OP 270, OP 277
  • 270 series Multi Panels: MP 270B, MP 277
  • 370 series Multi Panels: MP 370, MP 377
  • C7 devices: C7-636 (Touch/Key)
WinCC flexible Advanced

In addition to the target systems that are configured using WinCC flexible Standard:

  • Standard PC
  • SIMATIC Panel PC: IPC277E, IPC277D, IPC477E, IPC477D, IPC677D
    SIMATIC Box PC: IPC227E, IPC227D, IPC427E, IPC427D, IPC627D, IPC827D
    SIMATIC Rack PC: IPC347E, IPC547G, IPC647D, IPC847D
  • SINUMERIK Panel PC: HT8, OP08T, OP010, OP012, TP012, OP015, TP015, OP015A


Technical specifications

System requirements
(minimum requirements)

WinCC flexible Engineering Software

Operating system

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1, Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, LTSB Enterprise (64-bit)

Processor

Pentium 4 (or comparable) processor running at 1.6 GHz or faster

Resolution

1024 x 768 or higher

Main memory (RAM)

≥ 1 GB,
≥ 512 MB for WinCC flexible Micro

Hard disk (free memory space) 1)

≥ 2 GB 2)
≥ 1.2 GB for WinCC flexible Micro 3)

DVD drive

for software installation

1) In addition to WinCC flexible, Windows also requires free hard drive space; e.g. space should be reserved for the page file. The following formula has proven itself in the past: The size of the swap file = 3 x the size of available RAM. For further information, refer to your Windows documentation

2) When installing one language. An additional 200 MB are required for each further language. In the case of different partitions for system and configuration: System partition approx. 700 MB, project partition approx. 1.3 GB.

3) When installing one language. An additional 80 MB are required for each further language. In the case of different partitions for system and configuration: System partition approx. 600 MB, project partition approx. 600 MB.