SIMATIC Industrial PC SIMATIC Panel PC 677B

Siemens Panel PC 677B

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PC platform with high degree of industrial compatibility for demanding tasks in the area of PC-based automation.

Rugged construction:
The PC is resistant to the harshest mechanical stress and is reliable in operation.

  • Compact design
  • High degree of investment protection
  • Fast integration capability
  • Front panel versions:
    • 12″, 15″ and 19″ TFT Touch
    • 12“ and 15“ TFT Keys
    • 15″ TFT Touch INOX with stainless steel front for special requirements, e.g. in the food, beverages and tobacco industries
  • The operator control unit and computing unit can be placed 30 m apart (optional).

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  • Excellent industrial compatibility due to rugged construction, even when subjected to extreme vibration and shock
  • High level of investment security thanks to assured spare parts availability of the components (for 5 years following the end of active marketing)
  • Excellent continuity of components for machine concepts with a long service life without any new engineering costs
  • Savings in time and costs due to service-friendly equipment construction:
    • Operator control unit and computer unit can be simply hinged open for fast replacement of components or for future expansion
    • USB 2.0 interfaces on the front and rear for quick and easy connection of additional hardware components
  • High degree of industrial functionality thanks to integrated PROFIBUS DP/MPI or PROFINET interfaces (CP1616-compatible) and 2 GB Ethernet interfaces
  • Operational reliability
    Using the optional direct control key module, the process can be operated without delay over PROFIBUS DP independently of the operating system
  • 2 x ≥ 250 GB SATA hard disk system (in single disk system or RAID1 configuration)
  • Reduction in standstill times thanks to high system availability
  • Efficient self-diagnostics (SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor):
    • Solutions for preventative data security
  • Integral component of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA):
    • Enhanced productivity, reduction of engineering costs, reduction of lifecycle costs
    • Spatially separated configuration of computer and operator control unit possible with the Remote Kit (up to 30 m, optionally available as accessories)


The Panel PC 677B comprises a computer unit and an operator control unit.

Components of the computer unit:
  • Rugged metal enclosure, resistant to vibrations and shocks, with high electromagnetic compatibility.
  • Processor:
    • Mobile Intel 945G chip set
    • Intel Celeron M 440/1.86 GHz or
    • Intel Core2 Duo T5500/Dual Core, 1.66 GHz or
    • Intel Core2 Duo T7400/Dual Core, 2.16 GHz
  • Main memory basic configuration: 1 GB
  • 3.5″ SATA hard disk: ≥ 160 GB;
    the special vibration-absorbing hard disk support ensures reliable operation even under extreme mechanical stress
  • Onboard graphics
  • Interfaces:
    • 2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    • PROFIBUS DP/MPI on board, floating
    • PROFINET (IRT-capable), 3-port, switching-enabled, CP1616-compatible
    • 4 x USB 2.0 connection
    • 1 x serial V.24 (9-pin)
  • Retentive memory:
    • 2 MB NVRAM, can be used with WinAC RTX 128 KB (DC versions)
  • Free slots for expansions:
    • 2 x PCI (slots with card retainer)
    • 1 x slot for CompactFlash card
  • Power supply: 110/230 V AC (autorange), 50/60 Hz or 24 V DC
  • DVI-I interface for connecting a further monitor (DVI or VGA) or Flat Panel

Optional additional components:

  • Main memory expansion to 2, 3 or 4 GB
  • SATA hard disk ≥ 250 GB
  • Dual hard disk module 2 x ≥ 80 GB SATA preconfigured as single disk configuration or RAID1
  • Internal CF card slot (empty, instead of hard disks and optical drive; only with Windows XP embedded operating system)
  • DVD±RW±R combo drive
  • 1 x PCIe x 4 / 1 x PCI instead of 2 x PCI slots (with card retainers)
  • Direct key module (for devices with key front)
Components of the operator control unit:

The operator control units are available in the following versions:

12″ Key

  • 12.1″ TFT color display, 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA)
  • Membrane keyboard with international PC character set and 36 additional function keys with LED and an integrated mouse

12″ Touch

  • 12.1″ TFT color display, 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA)
  • Resistive analog touch screen

15″ Key

  • 15.1″ TFT color display, 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA)
  • Membrane keyboard with international PC character set and 36 additional function keys with LED and an integrated mouse

15″ Touch

  • 15.1″ TFT color display, 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA)
  • Resistive analog touch screen

19″ Touch

  • 19.1″ TFT color display, 1280 x 1024 pixels (SXGA)
  • Resistive analog touch screen

The operator control units feature a USB 2.0 port on the front for connecting external peripheral devices, such as a mouse or keyboard. They fulfill the requirements of degree of protection IP65 and NEMA 4. All operator control units are also available without a USB port on the front.

The computer unit is connected via a connecting cable attached at the rear of the operator control unit.

Expansion components


  • PC diagnostics/alarm software for the early detection and diagnosis of PC problems
  • Comprehensive monitoring of temperature, fans, hard disks (SMART), watchdog, BIOS battery
  • Operating hours counter for preventive maintenance
  • Integrated log functions, comprehensive text messages, online help (English/German)
  • Network-wide monitoring via SNMP and OPC interface possible
  • Integrated Web server for monitoring over the network using a Web browser

SIMATIC IPC Image & Partition Creator

  • Software tool for preventive data back-up of the contents of bulk storage (CF cards, hard disks)
  • High-speed restoring of system and data partitions with bit accuracy; user software and special installations are also backed up
  • Software tool for adaptation of mass storage partitioning


  • Mobile memory medium for SIMATIC PC/PG
  • Fast data transfer (USB 2.0) and high memory capacity
  • Ultra-compact and rugged

SIMATIC IPC Service USB FlashDrive

  • Mobile memory medium for backing up/restoring mass memories
  • Pre-installed Image & Partition Creator V3.1
  • Ultra-compact and rugged

SIMATIC Panel PC Remote Kit

  • Spatially separated configuration of computer and operator control unit
  • At a maximum distance of up to 30 m
  • Pure hardware solution, no need to install additional software
  • Maintaining the Panel PC front functionality
  • Additional USB interface on the rear
  • Centralized and distributed configuration with only one basic unit
  • Can be retrofitted

Industrial USB Hub 4

USB I/O can be connected and operated without opening the control cabinet door using the Industrial Hub 4.

  • Industry-standard USB 2.0 Hub, Front IP65
  • Installation in control cabinet door or on DIN rail
  • Inspection window and LEDs for each of the four interfaces


For further information, see “Expansion components”


  • Integrated, parameterizable monitoring functions (program execution (watchdog), temperature inside housing, fan speed)
  • Expanded diagnostics/alarms over Ethernet, by e-mail, as text message, and for direct infeed in SIMATIC software over OPC (optionally through SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor)
  • RAID1 for automatic data mirroring on two SATA hard disks


Integral interfaces:

  • Ethernet
    The integrated Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) can be used for IT communication and for exchanging data with programmable controllers such as SIMATIC S7 (with the “SOFTNET S7” software packages).
    The floating PROFIBUS interface (12 Mbit/s) can be used for connecting distributed field devices or for coupling to SIMATIC S7 (with software package “SOFTNET for PROFIBUS”).
    The three (IRT-capable) PROFINET ports can be used to connect distributed I/O, SIMATIC S7 and drives. The switching-capable ports of the CP1616-compatible PROFINET option support linear and tree topologies (WinAC RTX Version 2008 and higher). Alternatively, the interface can be used as a standard Windows interface.
  • Further interfaces
    For connecting additional I/O devices, 2 spare slots are available for PCI modules or alternatively 1 x PCI and 1 x PCIe x4 modules, as well as a Compact Flash Card interface, 5 USB 2.0 interfaces (Universal Serial Bus) and one serial interface.

Technical specifications






SIMATIC Panel PC 677B 12″ Touch

SIMATIC Panel PC 677B 12″ Keyboard

SIMATIC Panel PC 677B 15″ Touch

SIMATIC Panel PC 677B 15″ Keyboard

SIMATIC Panel PC 677B 19″ Touch

Operator control and monitoring

Accessory components

Touch protective foil, remote kit

Slide-in keyboard labels, direct key module, remote kit

Touch protective foil (not for Inox front), remote kit

Slide-in keyboard labels, direct key module, remote kit

Touch cover foils, remote kit, fixing elements for screw mounting at the front


Screen diagonal

12 in

12 in

15 in

15 in

19 in

Resolution (pixels)

  • Resolution (WxH in pixel)

800 x 600

800 x 600

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1280 x 1024

General features

  • Front panel

12″ TFT Touch

12″ TFT Key

15″ TFT Touch

15″ TFT Key

19″ TFT touch display

  • Expansion components

Uninterruptible power supply (USP), SIMATIC NET communication modules

Uninterruptible power supply (USP), SIMATIC NET communication modules

Uninterruptible power supply (USP), SIMATIC NET communication modules

Uninterruptible power supply (USP), SIMATIC NET communication modules

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS), SIMATIC NET communication modules, DiagMonitor, ImagePartition Creator


  • MTBF backlighting (at 25 °C)

50000 h in 24 h permanent operation, temperature-dependent

50000 h in 24 h permanent operation, temperature-dependent

50000 h in 24 h permanent operation, temperature-dependent

50000 h in 24 h permanent operation, temperature-dependent

50000 h in 24 h permanent operation, temperature-dependent

Control elements

Function keys


36 with LEDs


36 with LEDs


Mouse, at front



Keyboard fonts

  • Alphanumeric keyboard




Touch operation

  • Touch screen (analog/resistive)






Installation type/mounting

central design






Distributed design



Yes; by means of remote kit

Yes; by means of remote kit

Yes; by means of remote kit

Power losses

Power loss in full configuration

140 W max. (15 W included per slot)

140 W max. (15 W included per slot)

140 W max. (15 W included per slot)

140 W max. (15 W included per slot)

163 W max. (15 W included per slot)


Mounting cutout/device depth (W x H

368×290 / 144 (incl. optical drive)

450×290 / 126 (incl. optical drive)

450×290 / 142 (incl. optical drive)

450×321 / 145 (incl. optical drive)

450×380 / 151 (incl. optical drive)

additional mounting depth (optical drive)

21 mm

21 mm

21 mm

21 mm

21 mm


Panel PC in central design, approx.

13 kg

12 kg

14 kg

16 kg

17 kg


Supply voltage

Supply voltage

100 V AC / 240 V AC (autorange) 50/60 Hz; optional 24 V DC



Intel Core 2 Duo technology; Intel Celeron M 440, 1.86 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB SLC; Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB SLC; Core 2 Duo T7400, 2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 4 MB SLC

Data areas and their retentivity

retentive data area in total (incl. times, counters, flags), max.

2 Mbyte battery-backed only DC power supply WinAC RTX 2005 SP1 or higher


Diskette drive

optional: via external USB floppy disk drive

Optical drives

Optional: DVD±R±RW combi drive; on rear, can be operated from side




USB port

1x at front, 4x at rear, USB 2.0 (500 mA)

Free slots

2x PCI or 1xPCI & 1x PCIe x4 (slots with card retainer), 1x slot for Compact Flash Card

Connection for keyboard/mouse


serial interface

COM1: 1 x V.24 (RS232)

Video interfaces

  • Graphics interface

DVI-I usable for additional display unit (VGA via adapter); color depth 32 bits, 8 to 128 MB Shared Memory

Industrial Ethernet

  • Industrial Ethernet interface

Onboard, 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s, RJ45, no plug-in card necessary

Monitoring functions





Status LEDs


Degree and class of protection

Front acc. to EN 60529

IP65 (at the front) acc. to EN60529 and tested acc. to NEMA4

Standards, approvals, certificates


CE, cULus (508)


CE, EN 55011, EN 61000-6-4, EN 61000-6-2

Ambient conditions

maximum permissible installation angle +/-


Relative humidity

  • Relative humidity

Tested to DIN IEC 68-2-3, DIN IEC 68-2-30, DIN IEC 68-2-56: 5% to 80% at 25 °C (no condensation)


  • Vibration load in operation

Tested to DIN IEC 68-2-6: 10 to 58 Hz: 0.075 mm, 58 to 200 Hz: 9.8 m/s2 (1 g)

Shock testing

  • Shock loading in operation

Tested to DIN IEC 68-2-29: 50 m/s2 (5g), 30 ms, 100 shocks

Operating systems

Operating system

Windows 2000 Prof. (Multi Language), Windows XP Prof. (Multi Language), Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Windows Server 2003 Standard 32 bit (incl. 5 clients), Windows XP embedded (English) on CF card, opt. without operating system

Additional info on operating system

Multi Language: Windows 2000, XP: DE, EN, IT, FR, SP, KOR, CHN (traditional), CHN (simplified), JPN Windows Vista and Server 2003: DE, EN, IT, FR, SP; further languages downloadable from Microsoft


SIMATIC Software

Optionally in package with SIMATIC WinCC or WinCC flexible