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The SIMATIC Box PC 827B (IPC827B)is ideally suited for industrial PC applications and provides high processor performance in compact space:

  • Compact design
  • Expandable (5 slots for expansion modules)
  • Scalability
  • High performance
  • High degree of ruggedness
Series Name: SIMATIC Box PC 827B
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Reduction in standstill times thanks to high system availability

  • Efficient self-diagnostics (SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor ≥ V 3.1, optionally available)
  • Solutions for data security (preventative data backups, Image Creator, optionally available)
  • Service-friendly design (modifications, servicing)
  • Additional hardware and software options (secondary hard disk or RAID1 configuration)

Cost reductions through high investment security

  • High product continuity through long-term secure functionality in hardware and software (support for legacy interfaces)
  • Secure replacement availability of the components (5 years)

Reduced costs through high industrial functionality

  • High industrial capability through extremely robust design, even against strong vibration and impact loads, and with high ambient temperatures (ventilation design)
  • Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) components including integrated PROFIBUS/MPI interface (optional) and Ethernet interface, system-tested SIMATIC software package
  • Sufficient flexibility and expandability (2 free slots) in the most compact space

Cost minimization through time savings

  • Configured, turn-key systems
  • Preinstalled operating systems for fast commissioning
  • Integrated interfaces for communication on the field or process control level


Basic data


Panel mounting device, box


  • Celeron M 440
    1.86 GHz, 533 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB),
    1024 KB Second Level Cache or
  • Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.66 GHz,
    667 MHz Front Side Bus,
    2048 KB Second Level Cache
  • Core 2 Duo T7400, 2.16 GHz,
    667 MHz Front Side Bus,
    4096 KB Second Level Cache

Main memory

  • 256 MB SDRAM (DDR2)
  • Expandable up to 4 GB SDRAM (DDR2)

Slots for add-ons

  • 2 x PCI 290 mm long, 2 x PCI 240 mm long and 1 x PCIe x4 185 mm long
  • 2x PCI 290 mm long, 2x PCIe x4 265 mm long and 1x PCIe x4 185 mm long


  • Graphics memory 8 to 128 MB SDRAM, partially using dynamic sharing of system RAM
  • VGA: 1600 x 1200 / 32-bit color depth / 85 Hz
  • DVI-I: 1600 x 1200 / 32-bit color depth / 60 Hz

Power supply

  • 120 V / 230 V AC, 190 W; varying voltage
  • 24 V DC, 210 W

Both with bridging of transient loss of voltage according to NAMUR: Max. 20 ms at 0.85 rated voltage

Drives and storage media

Hard disks

  • 1 x 3.5″ hard disk or
  • 2 x 2.5″ hard disk or RAID1 system
    Capacity see order forms

DVD drive

DVD burner

Flash drive

Slot for CompactFlash card



2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps (RJ45)


12 Mbps (isolated potential, compatible to CP 5611), optional


10/100 Mbps (CP 1616 onboard), three RJ45s; optional


  • External: 4x USB 2.0 high current
    (max. 2 can be simultaneously operated as high current)
  • Internal: 1x USB 2.0 high current, 1x USB 2.0 low current
  • Front panel ports: 1x USB 1.1, 1x USB 2.0,
    both high current


Serial V.24 port


1x DVI-I (VGA monitors can be connected with a DVI/VGA adapter)

Monitoring and safety functions


  • When permitted temperature range is exceeded
  • Warning messages from application program that can be analyzed: local, via LAN (DiagMonitor, optionally available )


  • Failure of device and power supply fans
  • Warning messages from application program that can be analyzed: local, via LAN (DiagMonitor, optionally available )


  • Monitoring function for program execution
  • Restart can be parameterized in the event of a fault
  • Warning messages from application program that can be analyzed: local, via LAN (DiagMonitor, optionally available )

LED display

2 LEDs for displaying system status 2 of these can be programmed by the user1

Transient voltage interruption

Up to 20 ms buffer time with full load

Buffer memory

2 MB battery-buffered SRAM1

1Contact Customer Support for information about addressing the LEDs or the SRAM under a Windows operating system.

Optional accessories

Vertical mounting brackets

For space-saving installation in the control cabinet, ports facing up/down or forward

Graphics adapter

  • DVI-I to VGA adapter

Used to connect a monitor with a VGA port to the Box PC

  • DVI-I to VGA and DVI Y-adapter (dual display)

Used to connect two monitors to the Box PC

Optional expansions

SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor software
≥ V 3.1

Software tool for monitoring local and remote SIMATIC PCs:

  • Watchdog
  • Temperature
  • Fan speed
  • Hard disk monitoring (SMART)


  • Ethernet interface (SNMP protocol)
  • OPC for integration in SIMATIC software
  • Client server architecture
  • Layout of log files

SIMATIC PC Image Creator software

Software tool for saving data locally

PCI Multi-I/O module

Provides one parallel and one serial interface


Operating systems

  • Without
  • Preinstalled / supplied on restore CD/DVD:
    • – Windows 2000 Professional SP4 MUI*
    • – Windows XP Professional SP2 MUI*
    • – Windows XP embedded SP2 English on CompactFlash
    • – Windows Vista Ultimate

*MUI: Multi Language User Interface; 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian)



  • Integrated configurable monitoring functions (program execution (watchdog) for internal housing temperature, processor temperatures, disk drive temperatures and RPM of the two fans)
  • Enhanced diagnostics / messaging via Ethernet, e-mail, SMS, and for direct input in SIMATIC software applications via OPC (optional via SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor ≥ V 3.1):
    • – Operating hours counter
    • – Hard disk status
    • – Automatic logging of all messages to a log file
    • – Options for central monitoring of networked SIMATIC PCs
  • RAID1 for automatic data mirroring on two hard disk volumes
Areas of application


The SIMATIC Box PC 827B provides engineers building machines, plants and switching cabinets with a high performance, expandable PC platform for industrial application on the plant floor:

  • Measurement, controlling and regulation of process and machine data, for example, for redundant process control systems and transport systems in production facilities
  • Operating and visualization tasks with separate display / monitor solutions, for example, large-scale displays in automotive production
  • Data logging and processing, for example, production data logging, distributed process control

The SIMATIC Box PC 827B is CE certified for use in the industrial sector as well as in residential and commercial areas, and small businesses. In addition to industrial applications, it can also be used in building automation or in facilities open to the public.

SIMATIC Box PC 827B Product Manual


Manual & Datasheet

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