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SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 is now available

Supplier: Siemens Ltd.

WinCC Flexible 2005 is the latest version of HMI software from Siemens, providing improved engineering performance, traceability and validation features for regulated industries, support for numerous new devices and various other enhancements.


Overview of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005:

WinCC Flexible 2005 is the continuing development of the innovative HMI software family from Siemens. It enabling the universal configuration of all Windows based SIMATIC HMI operator devices ranging from the smallest Micro Panel up PC based solutions.
WinCC Flexible 2005 has support for new devices in the SIMATIC HMI panel family, improved engineering features and performance, new traceability and “ready for validation" capabilities that are a first for non PC based HMI software and a host of other innovations.

SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 includes:

  • Engineering software of varying functionality for all operator devices (Windows CE Panels) and PC-based systems
  • Runtime software in various power tag sizes WinCC Flexible Runtime for PC-based (single-user) systems
  • Runtime option software for various functional enhancements

Highlights of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005:

Engineering Enhancements

  • Optimised system performance
  • (n-1) compatibility allowing saving of projects in 2004 format
  • Import mechanism for tag lists
  • Text import/export in xls format (Unicode)
  • Enhanced project documentation capabilities
  • Transfer of configuration data on PROFIBUS via routing (with S7 controllers)

Traceability and "Ready for Validation"

  • Validation support for engineering and runtime systems
  • Tracing of manufacturing processes via audit trails
  • Enhancements to user administration e.g. password ageing
  • Available on HMI platforms from 270 series panels up to PCs

New device support

  • OP73 micro, TP177 micro
  • OP73, TP177A
  • OP177B, TP177B
  • Mobile Panel 177

Enhanced features of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005:

  • Remanent alarm buffer with 177B and Mobile panel 177 devices
  • Support for Sm@rtAccess and Sm@rtService on new 177B devices with PROFINET interface
  • Migration functions from OP17 to OP177B
  • Automation License Manager for license key management
  • Floating licenses for engineering software
  • OPC Server for Multi Panels now support OPC XML DA 1.0
  • New layout for the Sm@rtService html pages
  • ProAgent now support S7-HiGraph