SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels
High- end operator devices for sophisticated HMI applications
All SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels universally provide the same high-end Functionality. With high-resolution widescreen displays from 4"" to 22"", optionally available with touch operation or control keys, they can be optimally adapted to any application.
One of the numerous innovations compared to previous SIMATIC Panels is the capability of coordinating and centrally shutting down the device displays via PROFIenergy during break times in order to reduce energy consumption.
Comfort Panels are configured using the SIMATIC WinCC Comfort Engineering Software of the new Totally Integrated Automation Portal.
Design and Functions
The high performance of the devices makes short image refresh times possible, enabling the operator to respond quickly to the latest plant status. All SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels have interfaces for PROFINET and PROFIBUS networks, as well as for the connection of a USB periphery.
The LED backlighting of the new SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels is dimmable up to 100 percent. This not only enables energy to be saved, but also allows the brightness of the display to be adapted to the respective application, which is important for example in marine applications.In addition, the energy consumption can also be reduced by means of the standardized PROFIenergy protocol. This makes it possible to centrally shut down loads that are no longer required, and to record energy readings. The displays of the SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels can, for example, be Switched off during short breaks in order to save energy.
The Comfort Panels offer full security against zero voltage without an additional uninterruptible power supply (UPS) by means of two SD cards. This safeguards not only the data in the internal memory, but also the archive and recipes in RDB format against power failure.
A new feature is the option for system diagnosis in connection with Simatic controllers. Diagnostic information, for which a programming device was previously required, can now be read out via the SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panel. Projects are loaded by means of PROFINET , PROFIBUS or standard USB cable. All device settings are performed simply during configuration: this avoids the need to make additional settings on the device and thereby simplifies the commissioning procedure. All data is saved on a system card that is located in the device and that can be used for uncomplicated project transfer.
Integrated high-end Functionality with archives, scripts, PDF/Word/Excel viewer, Internet Explorer, Media Player
The standardized PROFIenergy profile permits a coordinated, centralized shutdown of the devices during idle times
Data security for recipes and archives (RDB format) in the event of power failure, even for plugged in SIMATIC HMI Memory cards
Innovative service and commissioning concept through second SIMATIC HMI Memory card (automatic backup)
Maintenance-free design and long service life of the backlighting