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SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 - HMI Software

Supplier: Siemens Ltd.

WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 is the latest version of HMI software from Siemens, providing improved engineering performance, support for numerous new devices and various other enhancements.


Overview of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 - HMI Software:

WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 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 SP1 has support for new devices in the SIMATIC HMI panel family, improved engineering features and performance, 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 SP1 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 SP1 - HMI Software:

Engineering Enhancements of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 - HMI Software: 
  • High-performance integrated operation with STEP7 in the SIMATIC Manager (e.g. faster starting, synchronization and generation) 
  • High-performance delta generation and saving of projects 
  • Saving of a project under a previous version ("WinCC flexible 2005" or "WinCC flexible 2004 SP1") 
  • System dictionary enhanced with Asian languages 
  • Tag converter for tag lists for GE Fanuc and Schneider controllers
Dynamic Faceplates of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 - HMI Software:
  • Linking to dynamic attributes such as foreground/background color and flashing 
  • Hiding/Displaying as well as user authorization 
  • Linking of the faceplate to structure tags 
  • Usage of internal variable and scripts
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 27x series panels up to PCs
Real-time Capability for time-critical Inputs through PROFINET IO
  • Fast direct keys with the SIMATIC OP/TP 177B and the OP/TP/MP 277 series panels
  • Hand wheel and direct keys at the SIMATIC Mobile Panel 177 PN and 277 
  • Diagnostics alarms via system error reporting
  • Diagnostics of the Ethernet interface via SNMP
New Runtime Functions of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 - HMI Software: 
  • Targeted troubleshooting via configurable alarm filters 
  • New functions for "small" panels (OP 73, OP 73micro, OP 77A, TP 177A, TP 177micro) 
  • USB keyboard drive for OP 77B 
  • MODBUS TCP/IP driver for Schneider controllers, including routing support
New device support of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 - HMI Software:
  • OP/TP 277
  • MP 277
  • Mobile Panel 277
  • Panel PC 47 and 57

New Features of SIMATIC WinCC Flexible 2005 SP1 - HMI Software:

Real-time Capability for time-critical Inputs through PROFINET IO

Remote field devices (I/O devices such as signal modules but also HMI operator devices) can be integrated directly or via so-called IO controllers into the Industrial Ethernet (PROFINET IO).

Together with WinCC flexible 2005 SP1, SIMATIC HMI operator devices of the 177 series and 277 series classes support PROFINET IO. With it, time-critical operations - as carried out with the DP direct keys via PROFIBUS - are now also possible on the basis of Industrial Ethernet.

This concerns the direct keys with panels ranging from the OP/TP 177B up to the Multi Panel MP 277 as well as the direct keys and the hand wheel with the Mobile Panels 177 and 277, each in the model for PROFINET use. In parallel to this, the "regular" communication with the process of course still takes place (tag values, alarms).

Diagnostics alarms on PROFINET occur via "system error reporting" - for panels as well, since they are to be viewed as PROFINET IO devices.   

More Engineering Efficiency through dynamic Picture Modules

The dynamic properties of the picture elements of a picture module - such as design, visibility and operability - can now be connected with tags. With this, for example, the individual components of the picture module, but also the entire picture module, can be displayed and hidden depending on a tag value in runtime. Picture modules can from now on be employed very conveniently and without a lot of "wiring work", since they can be linked with structured data types (structure tags).

The big advantage in doing so is that each usage of the picture module in a picture only requires the configuration of one structure tag at the module for the complete connection. Externally, for example, a structure tag can thus be assigned whose structure elements internally are divided among multiple objects that are to be made dynamic. Within a picture module, module-internal tags can be created, which can be used for making properties of individual module elements dynamic as well as for the parameterization of functions, but also can be further processed by an internal script.