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SIMATIC WinCC exible Flexibility in every HMI application from Micro Panels to PCs

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WinCC exible


September 2005

SIMATIC WinCC exible Flexibility and security of investment

There are two software families in the range of SIMATIC HMI operating and monitoring products. SIMATIC WinCC exible is the innovative HMI software package under Windows for all applications close to machines and the process in machine-tool, serial machine-tool building and plant engineering. The engineering software allows you to carry out consistent conguration of all SIMATIC HMI operator panels. In this connection, the operator units range from Micro Panels, that are designed for applications with SIMATIC S7-200 controllers (Micro Automation), through to local solutions using SIMATIC Panel PCs and local control rooms with standard PCs. Even if concepts using Sm@rtClients and servers allow cross-plant access to tags and pictures, distributed operator stations and remote control, WinCC exible today supports the principle of singleuser solutions. WinCC exible Runtime offers a cost-effective solution for basic operating & monitoring functions, including an alarm and logging system and expansion via options on an asrequired basis. The runtime functions that are available on SIMATIC HMI operator control and monitoring devices (Panels, Micro Panels, Mobile Panels and Multi Panels) depend on the device class. The scalable SIMATIC WinCC process visualization system is available for more complex PC-based applications in the elds of plant and mechanical engineering. Version 6 of WinCC offers complete SCADA functionality under Windows for all branches of industry ranging from single-user systems through to distributed multi-user systems with redundant servers and cross-site solutions using Web clients. With its integrated process database (Historian), WinCC is the information exchange for cross-company, vertical integration, and offers more transparency for production by means of Plant Intelligence. With WinCC exible, SIMATIC HMI has made a signicant step in innovating its software landscape. However, this is only the rst step on the meticulously planned path to realize the ambitious idea of creating one software platform for all HMI tasks ranging from conguring Micro Panels through to process visualization by means of a multiusercapable SCADA system. SIMATIC HMI will approach this path on a step-by-step basis and in an exemplary way will link innovation and continuity to guarantee long-term security of investment. Thanks to the ability to apply existing conguration data, this has already been implemented for users of SIMATIC ProTool and ProTool/Pro. This brochure is based on the SIMATIC WinCC exible 2005 version.

SIMATIC WinCC exible


Product range ......................................... 4 System features ...................................... 7 Overview of functionality........................ 9

SIMATIC WinCC exible basic system Engineering .......................................... 10 Runtime functionality ........................... 15

SIMATIC WinCC exible options SIMATIC WinCC exible/Archives ........... 18 SIMATIC WinCC exible/Recipes ............. 19 SIMATIC WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess .... 20 SIMATIC WinCC exible/ISm@rtService .. 22 SIMATIC WinCC exible/OPC-Server ....... 24 SIMATIC WinCC exible/ProAgent .......... 25 SIMATIC WinCC exible/Audit ................ 26 SIMATIC WinCC exible/ChangeControl . 27

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SIMATIC WinCC exible Product range

SIMATIC HMI With SIMATIC HMI, Siemens Automation and Drives offers you a complete range for many different tasks in the eld of operation and monitoring from a single source. From operator control and monitoring devices and visualization software for machine-level HMI through scalable SCADA systems (process visualization) for a wide variety of different requirements in process visualization: We offer you a nely graduated range of innovative and economic products and systems. SIMATIC HMI operator interfaces All SIMATIC HMI operator panels are eminently suited to being deployed close to machines in a harsh industrial environment they are extremely vibration-resistant, with safe ash data memory for operation with no fan tted, and with IP 65 protection on the front and high levels of EMC compatibility. You carry out conguration (on Micro Panels and above) on a user-friendly basis using the appropriate WinCC exible engineering software. Push Button Panels Tthe bus-compatible alternative to conventional keypad operator panels. They are preassembled and ready for use. Conguration software is not required. Adaptations are performed on the device via parameterization, without a special conguration software. Micro Panels Tailored to applications with the SIMATIC S7-200 Micro PLC for automation tasks in the lower performance range. Mobile Panels The portable operator panels facilitate operator control and monitoring at the actual scene of the event with direct access and visual contact to the process. They offer simple and secure hotswapping and can be used exibly on machines or systems. Panels For the efcient operation and monitoring of machines in various performance classes either as Touch Panels (TP) with touch-sensitive displays or as Operator Panels (OP) with membrane keyboards. Multi Panels These can be used for operator control and monitoring in the same way as the panels, with operation by means of touch screens or membrane keyboards. The main differentiation of Multi Panels (MP) are their high performance, openness and expandability due to a Windows CE based operating system. They also allow the integration of several automation tasks on one platform. Panel PCs SIMATIC Panel PCs are suitable for use in standard switching cabinets, consoles and control boards. SIMATIC HMI offers three different device categories that are customized in an optimum way for various industrial requirements: from embedded PCs through to powerful keyboard and touchscreen devices with high-quality 18 displays.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Process visualization

Single-user PC


Internet client

WinCC SCADA system


Machine-level human machine interface

Push Button Panels

Micro Panels

Mobile Panels


Multi Panels

Panel PCs

HMI software WinCC flexible

SIMOTION Motion Control

SIMATIC controllers

Other automation systems

Field level, drives

Product range

SIMATIC WinCC exible Product range

SIMATIC WinCC exible engineering software The WinCC exible product range includes innovative engineering tools for consistent conguration of all SIMATIC HMI operator control and monitoring devices as well as PC-based systems using WinCC exible Runtime. You can congure all the current HMI devices in the SIMATIC HMI product range as well as local PC single-user solutions using WinCC exible. WinCC exible is available as several variants that are graduated on a price and performance basis that can extend one another and are tailor-made for individual classes of operator control and monitoring devices in an optimum way. In this context, the larger software package always includes the conguration options of the smaller packages. SIMATIC WinCC exible Micro Micro Panels: OP 73micro, TP 170/177micro SIMATIC WinCC exible Compact Same as WinCC exible Micro plus 70 Series Panels: OP 73, OP 77A, OP 77B 170 Series Panels: TP/OP 170, Mobile Panel 170 TP 177A, OP/TP 177B Mobile Panel 177 C7 devices: C7-635 (touch & keys) C7-636 (keys) SIMATIC WinCC exible Standard Same as WinCC exible Compact plus 270 Series Panels: TP/OP 270 270/370 Series Multi Panels: MP 270B, MP 370 SIMATIC WinCC exible Advanced Same as WinCC exible Standard plus Panel PCs and standard PCs SIMATIC WinCC exible runtime software With SIMATIC HMI operator control and monitoring devices, the runtime software is on-board and, depending on the equipments hardware, this gives you different HMI functionality and performance proles. For PC platforms, WinCC exible Runtime can be used on a graduated basis through the use of PowerTags: 128, 512 or 2048 PowerTags Only those variables with process connection to the controller count as PowerTags. Variables without a process link, constant limit values of variables as well as (up to 4000) messages are available with the core product. Powerpacks Powerpacks allow you to increase the number of useable PowerTags. As your application grows, so does WinCC exible. Start off with the smallest tag count and then add tags via Powerpacks as your requirements increase. Powerpacks also allow you to upgrade your engineering software to grow from an initial use of Panels and Multi Panels (in WinCC exible Standard) to full deployment of PC solutions (WinCC exible Advanced). Options You can obtain individual functional or vertical market extensions to the engineering and runtime software in the form of WinCC exible options. Some options are already integrated as standard functions in some operator panels; others are only available from specic device classes onwards.

WinCC flexible Advanced WinCC flexible Standard Engineering (ES) WinCC flexible Compact WinCC flexible Micro

Archives Recipes

Integrated (depending on panel) Integrated (depending on panel)


Runtime (RT)

Sm@rtAccess Sm@rtService OPC-Server ProAgent

for 177 panels and above (color) for 177 panels and above (color) MP 270 and above for 270 series and above for 270 series and above MP Touch 10", 12", 15"

SIMATIC Micro Panels

SIMATIC Panels and Mobile Panels 70/170 Series

SIMATIC Panels and Multi Panels 270/370 Series

PC-based WinCC flexible Runtime

Audit ThinClient/MP

Runtime (RT)

= available as option
Engineering (ES) ChangeControl for WinCC flexible Compact/Standard/Advanced

WinCC exible Engineering software and target systems

WinCC exible Runtime options for Panels, Multi Panels and PCs

Product range

SIMATIC WinCC exible Product range

stations on-site via the Internet with Panels and Multi Panels from OP/TP 177B and above as well as PCs using WinCC exible Runtime: SIMATIC WinCC exible/OPC-Server In conjunction with the SIMATIC WinCC exible/OPC-Server option, you can use Windows-based systems like SIMATIC Panel PCs with WinCC exible Runtime or SIMATIC Multi Panels for tasks close to machines and the process while at the same time communicating with OPC-capable applications via an Ethernet connection. SIMATIC WinCC exible/ProAgent SIMATIC WinCC exible/ProAgent makes possible selective and rapid process diagnostics with plant and machinery. Due to its complete integration into the SIMATIC process diagnostics world, ProAgent offers a consistent solution based on STEP 7, the Engineering Tools S7-PDIAG, S7-GRAPH and S7-HiGRAPH and on SIMATIC S7 control systems S7-300/400 and WinAC. SIMATIC WinCC exible/Archives Process value archiving and alarm logging using WinCC exible/Archives is for acquiring and processing process data from an industrial plant/machine. In this context, you can document the course of the process; check the rate of utilization or quality of production; or verify repeated error status conditions. SIMATIC WinCC exible/Recipes The WinCC exible/Recipes option is for managing data records that contain connected machine or production data. You can, for example, transfer the contents of a data record from the operator panel to the controller to switch production to another product variant. SIMATIC WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess The WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess option makes available simple client/server mechanisms for Panels and Multi Panels from OP/TP 177B and above and for PCs with WinCC exible Runtime: Display and enable operator input to screens using the Sm@rtClient concept Communication between HMI stations using the SIMATIC HMI HTTP protocol Web service (SOAP) for accessing tags from external applications via VBA macros SIMATIC WinCC exible/Sm@rtService You can use the WinCC exible/Sm@rtService option for remote control, diagnostics and maintenance of operator SIMATIC WinCC exible/Audit In applications that need traceability and simple validation, SIMATIC WinCC exible/Audit allows you to conveniently congure GMP-relevant functions, to record operator inputs in Audit Trails and to easily comply with legal requirements. SIMATIC WinCC exible/ChangeControl WinCC exible/ChangeControl makes it possible to version and track changes in projects. To do this, the system consistently manages the conguration data in a database and carries out version management (with a rollback function). In the nal analysis, this provides unbroken vercation of the change history for the entire life cycle and makes validation easier. Software updates You can download free of charge on the Internet Hardware Support Packages, which allow you to congure SIMATIC HMI Panels that are new on the market, as well as Service Packs to remove bugs and faults in software. If desired, you can use our Software Update Service, which automatically provides you with all the Upgrades and Service Packs that are released over a period of twelve months at a xed price per installed WinCC exible Engineering System or option.

Product range

SIMATIC WinCC exible System features

Implement on a exible basis WinCC exible is ideal for use as the HMI software in all applications in which operator control and monitoring is required on site whether in production and process automation. WinCC exible is designed for use in all industries, and offers a single software solution for SIMATIC HMI operator control and monitoring devices from the smallest Micro Panel up to PCs under Windows 2000 / XP (engineering software and PC runtime software). You can transfer projects to different HMI platforms without needing to convert the projects. Connectivity to SIMATIC S7 via PPI, MPI, PROFIBUS-DP and PROFINET (TCP/IP), to SIMATIC S5 and SIMATIC 500/505 via serial link and via PROFIBUS DP, to SINUMERIK 810D / 840D / 840Di, drivers for controllers made by leading manufacturers and via OPC (OLE for Process Control) ensure that you always have the right connection for a wide variety of automation solutions. Multilingual engineering software that can be switched at the push of a button; the option of creating projects with up to 32 languages at the same time up to 16 of which (device-depending) you can switch online at the same time are

Highlights Implement on a exible basis Provide operator access close to the process and/or machine level For applications on operator panels and PCs (using a single software solution) Connectivity to a wide variety of automation solutions Worldwide deployment (multiple languages available) Highest conguration efciency Convenient user interface Libraries, reusable faceplates Intelligent tools Multilingual congurations Importing tag lists in Excel format Text import/export in Excel format (Unicode) Innovative HMI concepts Plant-wide access to tags and screens Distributed HMI stations Networking standalone production cells Local control room solutions Link to the Ofce world Web enabled Service and Diagnostics Automatic e-mail dispatch Remote control of HMI stations Remote diagnostics and download Traceable and easy to validate Versioning and tracking project changes Tracking of manufacturer processes by means of Audit Trails Validation support in engineering and at runtime Part of Totally Integrated Automation Can be integrated within SIMATIC STEP 7, SIMATIC iMap and SIMOTION Leverage prior Siemens investment while implementing new technologies Use existing ProTool conguration data excellent reasons for using WinCC exible on a worldwide basis. Coupled with web-based service concepts, OEMs and large multinational companies can promote their business globally.

System features

SIMATIC WinCC exible System features

Highest conguration efciency The WinCC exible engineering software is based on the latest software technologies; it is available in ve languages (plus four Asian ones included in the ASIA version) and has a simple user interface that offers conguring engineers: Libraries with ready-made objects and reusable screen modules (faceplates) Intelligent tools to easily create projects, for graphic conguring of a screen hierarchy and of motion paths, as well as for conguring bulk data Support for multilingual engineering with automated text translation and text export and import function Innovative HMI and automation concepts Using the WinCC exible/ Sm@rtAccess option, operator stations have access to each others tags and screens. This yields innovative TCP/IP communication-based concepts for the HMI and automation tasks that you have to solve: Operator stations with plant-wide access to current process values and screens Networking standalone production cells Distributed operator stations for operating large, physically distributed machines Local control room solutions with options for central archiving, analysis and further-processing of process data Link to Ofce applications Web enabled Service and Diagnostics The WinCC exible/ Sm@rtService option gives you new service concepts: Event-driven sending of e-mail and text messages to the service staff Remote control of on-site stations across the Web Diagnosing operator stations using ready-made diagnostic functions and screens Service and maintenance functions (downloading projects, downloading/uploading recipes) Traceability and simple validation WinCC exibles Audit und ChangeControl options offer high levels of support to mechanical and plant engineers that must meet strict quality requirements with regard both to the products to be manufactured and to the manufacturing process User-friendly conguration of GMP-relevant functions (Good Manufacturing Practice) Recording of operator inputs in Audit Trails with an electronic signature and comment for PCs and 270 Series Panels and above Versioning and change tracking of projects Easy fulllment of the legal requirements for traceability according to EU 178/2002 and 21 CFR Part 11 Part of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) TIA, with its unique consistency, makes it possible to use WinCC exible to reduce engineering and lifecycle costs. TIA is also the basis of integrated system and process diagnostics. Apart from this, you can integrate WinCC exible within the scope of TIA in different engineering worlds (SIMATIC Step 7, SIMATIC iMap and SIMOTION Scout); this means that it supports integrated, reduced engineering congurations. Leverage prior Siemens investment while implementing new technologies Compatible application of complete ProTool projects for Windows-based devices means that you can use all your previous engineering effort with WinCC exible, protecting prior investments. In a later expansion stage, this is also planned for projects of the SIMATIC WinCC process visualization system V6.

System features

SIMATIC WinCC exible Technical data

Type WinCC exible Runtime The specications are maximum values Operating system Windows 2000 SP4/ XP Professional SP1 XP Professional SP1 MUI 500 400 400 30,000 2000 40 800 500 500 3500 2048 4000/500 80 8 1024 500 100 Process values (max. 100), messages 500,000 Short-term archives, sequential archives (max. 400 p. archive) CSV (Comma Separated Variable) and interfacing to ODBC database (database not included in scope of supply) 1000 2000 5000 32 10 200 16

System requirements Operating system

WinCC exible Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP Professional SP1/2 for multi-language congurations Windows 2000 SP4 MUI, Windows XP Professional SP1 MUI Pentium IV (RT: Pentium III 800 MHz) Pentium IV, 2.0 GHz 1024 x 768 (RT: VGA) 1280 x 1024 (RT: SVGA) 512 MB (RT: 128 MB) 1 GB (RT: 256 MByte) 1 GB (RT: 100 MB) 3,5/1,44 MB For software installation

Diagrams Fields per diagram Variables per diagram Static text Graphics objects Complex objects per picture (e.g. bars) Trend curves Graphics lists Text lists Number of entries in symbol lists Variables Messages bit-triggered/analog Message text (no. of characters) No. of process values p. message Message buffer size Pending message events Archive Archivable data Max. number of entries per archive (incl. sequential archive) Archive types Data storage format

Processor Minimum Recommended Resolution Minimum Recommended RAM Minimum Recommended Hard disk (free memory) Diskette drive CD-ROM drive

Integration Siemens PLCs SIMATIC S7 PPI MPI PROFIBUS-DP, TCP/IP (Ethernet), integr. interface (WinAC) AS 511 PROFIBUS-DP NITP PROFIBUS-DP HTTP/HTTPS (Ethernet) PROFIBUS-DP

Recipes Elements per recipe Records per recipe Password protection User privileges No. of user groups Visual Basic scripts Online languages, max.

SIMATIC S5 SIMATIC 500/505 SIMATIC HMI HTTP Protocol SIMOTION SINUMERIK Non-Siemens PLCs Allen Bradley GE Fanuc LG GLOFA Mitsubishi Modicon OMRON OPC (Client + Server)

Communication SIMATIC S7 MPI interface/PROFIBUS DP interface Number of connectable partners, max. WinCC exible Runtime permits up to 8 connections, depending on the scope of conguration (communication) SIMATIC S7 PPI interface Number of connectable partners, max. 1 for WinCC exible Runtime SIMATIC S5 PROFIBUS DP interface Number of connectable partners, max. 1 for WinCC exible Runtime Multi-protocol operation Yes; OPC client or SIMATIC HMI HTTP protocol are additive, that is, they can be used in combination with other controller connections

DF1 DH485 SNP SNPX GM FX MP4 Modbus Link Multilink Data Access V2.0 + Data Access V1.1 (COM) V1.0 (XML) client only

Technical data

SIMATIC WinCC exible Engineering Convenient, efcient and exible

A simple and convenient user interface The engineering software is based on the latest software technology (e.g. Microsoft .NET); it is currently available in the European languages German, English, French, Spanish and Italian (plus in conjunction with the ASIA variant) in the Asian languages Chinese (Chinese simplied); Taiwanese (Chinese traditional), Korean and Japanese. The software contains a range of editors and tools for different conguration tasks. You carry out conguration using up to 32 screen layers. For conguring the screens, you have available convenient functions for zooming in and out, for rotating and aligning objects. In WinCC exible, you can set up a working environment that exactly matches your needs. The conguration of WinCC exibles working environment is user-linked to the user who is logged on to Microsoft Windows. This means that you can start your conguration task in a familiar environment immediately. During engineering, the system displays on the conguration computers monitor a working environment that is oriented toward the task you are carrying out at any one time. Here, you will nd everything you need to do your work on a userfriendly basis: the project window for representing the project structure (project tree) and for managing the project,
Setting the conguration using the Project Wizard WinCC exible Advanced Clear due to task-oriented windows

the tool box containing different object and access to the object library, the object window for choosing objects that you have already created (including copying into the screen using Drag & Drop), the workspace in which you can create screens (layout and links), the property window to parameterize objects in the workspace.

Intelligent tools for efcient conguration WinCC exible provides you with a range of intelligent tools for efcient conguration. Using the Project Wizard, for example, you can create a basic project, including navigation and system screens, using just a few user default settings. The system uses dialogs to navigate and enable you to choose the desired objects, and to create the project at the push of a button. The basic structure of a project includes the controllers and operator panels that are used, including the plant conguration, the start


Tool box

Project window

Property window Object window



SIMATIC WinCC exible Engineering Convenient, efcient and exible

can use the advantages at conguration of a large number of objects, e.g. when creating and editing tags. If you create several tags with a process connection that are created one after the other in the controllers memory, you can have the system automatically increment the address range for each variable. You can, however, also change identical settings for several tags at one time, e.g. the tag type or the connection. Convenient nd and replace functions allow you to carry out a project-wide search for objects, to carry out central rewiring of tags and to nd and replace texts. Apart from this, the cross reference list gives you direct access to all the objects in the project. You can also conveniently group conguration data in one project documentation report and print it with the screens being stored as separate graphics les.
Conguring a motion path

screen and screen navigation, the system and diagnostics screens, and the libraries. You can of course manually change the settings that you made using the Project Wizard if required. Graphic conguration makes it easier to carry out complex conguration tasks like dening motion paths or creating screen navigation. The motion path of a screen object is composed of the start point and the end point, which you can easily determine using the mouse. You assign a variable to this motion path. At runtime, the variable value then determines the relative position of the object on the motion path. Table-based editors make it easier to create and edit objects of the same type, e.g. for tags, texts or messages. You
Conguring (faceplates)

Handling graphics in different formats is much easier. Using a graphics browser, you can display supplied graphics and your own pictures, process them and integrate them in a project screen using Drag & Drop. If you want to process the image, the system automatically starts the associated external editor. When placing graphics using Drag & Drop in the workspace in the open picture, the system opens a graphic display or makes possible labelling of a pushbutton or softkey. Get there quicker with reusable faceplates WinCC exible has a large number of basic and enhanced objects and graphics that are scalable and can be dynamized; you can use these objects in your pictures. The Symbol Factory, for example, contains a large number of general and vertical market representations with different colour depths. Apart from this, you can combine project-specic faceplates from simple picture objects and store them in the library. You can carry out modications in the entire project from one central location and the system then changes the module at the same time in all the screens of the project where it is used. Referencing does this using a type/instance concept.



SIMATIC WinCC exible Engineering Multilingual, expandable and future-enabled

Multilingual with automatic translation WinCC exible also supports you in an optimum way when creating multilingual congurations in up to 32 languages (16 of which can be switched online, depending on the target device) for worldwide deployment. Switchable views allow operators to enter conguration data on a multilingual basis. You can manage language-dependent texts and graphics in a central text library that carries out automatic translation on the basis of the system- and user-specic dictionaries. Using an import and export interface in Excel format, you can now further-process any texts from the project you like in Unicode format using external tools, e.g. for service providers to translate the texts into another language. This is particularly interesting if you are a machine tool builder with worldwide operations and you want to translate your WinCC exible project to Asian pictogram languages (Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, and Japanese). Individual extensions using VBScript As standard, WinCC exible offers a large number of dynamic options for objects. However, if you want to be even more exible, in projects with 270 Series Panels and above you have available VBScript, which is a powerful and easy to learn script language based on Visual Basic. You can immediately leverage your Visual Basic knowledge. The IntelliSense function allows you to quickly program accesses to runtime objects and to simply establish control sequences within the script. Script debugging is possible during engineering using the Simulator and, if required, at runtime. Security of investment by taking over conguration data WinCC exible is enabled for the future and offers security of investment because WinCC exible is a consistent furtherdevelopment of the ProTool family. You can apply existing projects on an as is basis and use them for a project with WinCC exible. In the case of Windows CE-based devices (170/270/370 Series Panels and Multi Panels) and PCs, this works without you needing to make any changes at all. With

Extract from the system dictionary

other target systems (OP7, OP27/37, TP27/37 RMOS Panels), you can convert the conguration data for an appropriate device that WinCC exible supports (e.g. OP 7 to OP 77B); after this you can carry out customizing and add additional functions if required. Applying and reusing entire projects from SIMATIC WinCC V6 is planned for a later WinCC exible expansion stage.

WinCC flexible 2005

Compatible CE-Panels Multi Panels Panel PCs

Conversion RMOS-Panels e. g. OP7, OP/TP 27, 37

ProTool V5.2 and above

Taking over conguration data Compatible or by conversion

WinCC exible can now import tags from other systems as Excel les. This is possible for general tag lists. Apart from this, there are converters for leading manufacturers programming software (e.g. Rockwell RS Logix 500, Modicon Telemecanique PL7, GE Fanuc VersaPro) that convert the manufacturer-specic formats in the Excel xls format.

Export to .csv

Import from Converter .xls

Convert to Excel format Import into WinCC exible



SIMATIC WinCC exible Engineering Integrated in automation systems

Integration in SIMATIC STEP 7 Due to integration in the conguration interface of SIMATIC STEP 7 (V5.3 and above), it is possible to manage WinCC exible projects within STEP 7 and to share the use of communications settings, tags and messages. This results in considerably fewer errors and in the nal analysis much less time and effort for conguration. In an integrated application situation, Simatic Manager, a component of STEP 7, supports project management. The SIMATIC Manager gives you access to all the objects of WinCC exible. In this connection, the system makes it possible to create/copy/delete HMI devices or even individual HMI objects like screens or recipes, for example. During conguration, you directly access the STEP 7 symbols and data blocks, that you specied when you created your controller program. This means that you no longer have to dene tags within WinCC exible. Integration in SIMATIC iMap Component based Automation (CbA) is the response to the increasing inuence of mechatronics in mechanical and plant engineering. As a new concept of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), CbA supports consistent modularization due to component technology in mechanical and plant engineering. This means that at the engineering and commissioning stages you can achieve exceptional increases in productivity. Component-based automation is based on the PROFINET standard dened by the PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. The SIMATIC iMap engineering tool makes possible graphic combination of distributed applications on a cross-plant basis and it is an integral component of the SIMATIC software landscape. Graphic conguration takes the place of timeconsuming and costly programming of communications relationships between intelligent devices.

WinCC exible integrated in the SIMATIC Manager

Accessing STEP 7 symbols from WinCC exible



SIMATIC WinCC exible Engineering Integrated in automation systems

Creating a PROFINET components in WinCC exible

Integration in SIMOTION SCOUT Based on an innovative system approach that combines control tasks (typically logic functions), motion control functions and technologa functions, SIMOTION is an optimized system platform for automation solutions of machines focusing on motion control and technological tasks. The motion control system consists of the SCOUT engineering system, the technology packages and a common runtime system for various SIMOTION platforms. Integrating WinCC exible in SIMOTION SCOUT will provide the same advantages as integration in SIMATIC STEP 7; apart from this, it offers complete integration in the SIMOTION SCOUT user interface as well as automatic generation of process screens in dependence on congured technological objects. These can be axis screens for manual operation for a machines congured axes, for example.

Completed and tested modules for mechanical components, electronics and software for individual machine functions speed up the creation of complex machines. This reduces the number of faults and errors and reduces total costs. Using WinCC exible, you create the HMI view of a module, that consists of one or more faceplates and that you group into a total module together with the control section. In the SIMATIC iMap interconnection editor (V2.0 and above), you connect together the interfaces of the modules on a graphical basis. You do not need to program the communications relationships. The system then uses this interconnection information and the HMI sections in the modules to automatically create the basis of visualization using WinCC exible. In this context, you use a PC in conjunction with the PROFINET OPC Server as the visualization platform. In this way, the system supports modular machine concept based on PROFINET CbA.

Integrating WinCC exible in SIMOTION Scout



SIMATIC WinCC exible Runtime functionality

Basic functions and options The runtime functionality depends on the features of the target system and you can expand it using options. Some of the options are only available for Operator Panels of a specic class and above, others are integrated to a certain extent. SIMATIC WinCC exible Runtime offers you all the features you need for PC based HMI: User management and access protection (user groups, passwords, permissions) Windows-compliant user interface with language support Process representation using vector graphics, I/O elds, bar graphs, curve displays, etc. Message system with free message classes, acknowledgement and archiving Report and logging system (shift, batch and message logs) Visual Basic script for user functions Archiving messages and process values (option), Recipe management (option), OPC communication (option), Service & Diagnostics across the Web (option), Sm@rtClient/server concepts (option), Process diagnostics (option). Logging and tracking of operator actions (option) Due to its individually scalable system functionality, with WinCC exible you only pay for the functionality that you need to solve your current HMI task. Coupled with Powerpacks to increase the number of PowerTags (cf. page 5), this provides low initial costs. You can also exibly extend the runtime functionality at any time using Visual Basic scripts. VBScript is a component of the WinCC exible engineering software. User administration and access protection If necessary, you can activate access protection. In this context, it is possible to create user groups that have specic privileges. To be able to carry out particular operator inputs, users must log on to the HMI system with their user names and passwords. Other user management functions include time for automatic logout, password aging and blocking users by the administrator.

WinCC exible Runtime Furnace representation

Using WinCC exible/Audit, the system records all relevant changes to tags and any operator actions as Audit Trails and saves them to a CSV le (cf. page 26). Operator actions of this type can include, for example, entering process values, starting recipes or acknowledging messages, as well as messages from user management like logging a user on and off. You can provide additional prompts for an electronic signature and a commentary in the case of operator actions like entering specied values or saving and loading recipes. This is of course automatically logged in the Audit Trail. Language support for multilingual projects You can congure texts and graphics on a language-dependent basis. In this connection, the project can include up to 16 online languages (including Asian and Cyrillic texts). You can then switch between these languages at runtime. This means that different operators can choose the optimum language setting for their own needs. And if the supplier of a machine or plant is responsible for servicing and maintenance abroad, the service personnel can if necessary switch on-site from an Asian language to English, for example, if you have congured this feature. Operating and representation options The options that operators of a machine or plant have depend on how the project was created and the functionality that the operator panel has that is being used. This functionality is provided to operators by means of a number of congured picture objects on the user interface. Depending on your operator panel, you can operate WinCC exible Runtime using a keyboard and mouse or a touchscreen.



SIMATIC WinCC exible Runtime functionality

WinCC exible Runtime cement manufacture

In WinCC exible, the system carries out visualization by means of a Windows-conformant user interface that is composed of parameterizable screen objects and screens that you create on a project-specic basis: Static text and graphics display as well as vector graphics Graphics displays for different standard graphics formats, e.g. bmp, .jpg, .wmf Pushbuttons, switches and sliders for process operation Date/time elds Numeric and alphanumeric input/output elds Symbolic and graphic input/output elds Fields for status/forcing variables Dynamizable graphics from the symbol factory Bar charts and analog displays Trend graphics with paging and zoom functions and cursor line Alarm displays, alarm window with operator controls, alarm indicator Recipe displays

Sm@rtClient displays and HTML browser for plant-wide displaying of tags and screens Technological faceplates created from basic objects Alarms and messages Alarms indicate events and states on the HMI device which have occurred in the system, in the process or on the HMI device itself. You can either log alarm events on your printer or save them to the message archive (Archives option) for further processing and evaluation. In this connection, WinCC exible differentiates between user-dened alarms that show process status conditions or acquire process data from the PLC on the operator panel and log it and predened system messages that show specic system status conditions of the operator panel or the PLC. The system generates user-dened alarms in WinCC exible in three ways: Bit alarms, Analog alarms, Alarms via alarm procedure Alarm_S with SIMATIC S7.



SIMATIC WinCC exible Runtime functionality

Mixing plant with a displayed message window

Using freely denable alarm classes, you can determine the acknowledgement response and the representation of the alarm events. Alarms can have the status active, active/acknowledged, activated/deactivated or active/deactivated/acknowledged. In this connection, WinCC exible differentiates between different acknowledgement mechanisms, which means that the operator as well as the PLC can acknowledge messages. Error, operation and system are predened alarm classes with specic properties. This classication is adequate for many applications. Using freely denable alarm classes, you can determine the acknowledgement response and the representation of the alarm events on an indidual basis. For displaying messages on the screen, you can use congurable alarm displays, which can be one line long or occupy an automatically displayed alarm window. The alarm indicator shows you that a alarm is pending.

Reports In WinCC exible, reports are used to document process data and completed production cycles. You can report messages and recipe data in order to create shift reports, output batch data, or to document a manufacturing process for the acceptance test. You can create separate report les for reporting different types of data. You can set the triggering of the output separately for each report le. You can choose to trigger the output of data at a specic time or in dened intervals, or by other events. In this way, you can selectively congure individual logs for different requirements. In this context, you can design the layout in any way you like.



SIMATIC WinCC exible/Archives Archiving process values and messages

Process value archiving and alarm logging using WinCC exible/Archives is for acquiring and processing process data from an industrial plant/machine. Evaluating archived process data then gives you information about the operating status of the plant/machine in the course of the industrial process (production, machining, processing, etc.). In this context, you can document the course of the process; check the rate of utilization or quality of production; or verify repeated error status conditions. In WinCC exible, you can select from the following log types: Circular log Segmented circular log Circular log which sends a system alarm message when it is full Circular log which executes system functions when it is full. Trend displays To represent and evaluate archived process values, you can use a congurable trend display in your screens. A cursor line helps you to read off the values. Archiving and evaluation You can export acquired process values and messages for long-term archiving either manually or on a processcontrolled basis. Depending on the length of the archiving period, you can save the process data in sequence or cyclic archives either as CSV les or in ODBC databases (e.g. Micro-

Benets Early detection of danger and disturbances Avoidance of down times due to predictive diagnostics Increased product quality and productivity due to regular evaluation of archives soft Access). In this context, the system uses all the archiving media that Windows supports. Curve displays can be supplied with different values depending on the conguration: Log: For displaying the logged values of a tag Realtime pulse triggered: For time-triggered display of values Realtime bit triggered: For event-triggered display of values History bit-triggered: For event-triggered display with buffered data acquistion Archiving and evaluation The values from external and internal tags can be saved in data logs. You can individually specify the log in which each tag will be saved. Logging cycles are used to ensure continuous acquisition and storage of the tag values. In addition, data logging can also be triggered by events, e.g. when a value changes. These settings can be made for each tag individually. In runtime, the tag values which are to be logged are captured, processed and stored in an ODBC database (e.g.: MS Access, only for PC projects) or a le. Depending on the hardware conguration of the HMI device, the data may be logged locally (on the hard disk of a PC or on the storage card of a panel) or, if present, on a network drive. Saved data can undergo additional processing in other programs, e.g. for analysis purposes. Alarm logging Using WinCC exible, you can log alarms and document operating and disturbance status conditions of the industrial plant. The system saves all the messages of a alarm class in one message archive; in this connection, you can, in principle, assign the same archive to several message classes. Archiving of messages can be carried out automatically or on an operator-controlled basis. An archive can be stored in an ODBC database or in a le. The complete range of functions of the database is available for further-processing and evaluating the archive data.

Trend representation using a congurable trend display


WinCC exible/Archives

SIMATIC WinCC exible/Recipes Recipes Managing data records in recipes

Benets Simple transfer of recipes to the controller Clear representation in table form of the data elements Representation in a technological context across several process screens Import/export functions of data records for further-processing using other tools (e.g. Microsoft Excel)

The WinCC exible/Recipes option is for managing data records that contain connected machine or production data. You can, for example, transfer the contents of a data record from the operator panel to the controller to switch production to another product variant. Recipes are often used for parameterizing plants/machines in manufacturing industry but especially in the context of batch-oriented production in the food or plastics industries. Pre-assignment of recipes With WinCC exible, you can use a separate editor to conveniently create recipes and the associated data records and to pre-assign them with data. The following data entry options are available: Data entry during runtime Data import during runtime (using a csv.* le) Data entry during conguration Displaying and managing recipes at runtime A congurable table object is for displaying and managing data at runtime. If necessary, you can also represent

Recipes presetting data records during conguration

the individual data record elements directly as standard input/output elds across several process screens. This means that the system can present the data to operators in clear technological views. Data exchange with the controller, storage and logging Data record elements are linked to the process via a direct tag link with the tags in the controller. It is possible to transfer the data records in both directions, i.e. specications from the operator stations result in production data from the controller. In this context, powerful interfaces make possible synchronized data exchange with the controller. You can store the data records on local data carriers or on a network drive; if desired, you can also import and export them in CSV format. To record individual production and process sequences, it is possible to document the data records in the form of a batch or shift log.

Recipe picture

Recipe display

WinCC exible/Recipes


SIMATIC WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess Innovative HMI concepts

of three clients are possible) with one channel always being reserved for service purposes (see the Sm@rtService option). In the case of communication using the SIMATIC HMIHTTP protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), HMI stations have read and write access to each others tags. The station that makes its tags accessible to another station functions as an HTTP server, with the other one functioning as an HTTP client. The server function can also be activated at conguration at a click of the mouse button. You congure the connection on the client in the same way as the connection to a controller. At runtime, Panels or Multi Panels can manage up to eight HTTP connections; PC systems can even manage up to 16. In both cases, operator stations can be servers and clients at the same time, with both stations needing a separate license in this case. Communication is carried out using the TCP/IP protocol, i.e. via Ethernet or Intranet/Internet. External standard applications like Microsoft Excel can also have read and write access to tags. This is carried out by means of the higher level Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and a VBA script that is embedded in the application. Exchanging data between operator stations and between operator stations and higher level systems based on Ethernet Networks reduces the load on the eld bus, since process variable values that are needed on a multiple basis only need to be requested once by the controller from an HMI station across the eld bus and can then passed on to several interested clients across the Ethernet or the Intranet/Internet. On the whole, this yields innovative concepts for HMI and automation tasks. Distributed operator stations Operating large, physically distributed plant and machinery is made much easier, since you can use WinCC exible to congure distributed operator stations such that operators can carry out exclusive operating and monitoring from different locations and all this with just one conguration. This means that it is only necessary to make changes to the conguration once. The operator sees the same screen at every operator station, with only one station being operatoraccessible at any one time (coordinated operation). Networking standalone production cells Plant-wide read and write access to tags makes it possible, for example, to easily exchange data between what were originally standalone sections of a production system (i.e. automation units; c.f. the example application):

Innovative concepts Distributed operator stations for operating large, physically distributed machines Local operator stations with plant-wide access to variables, e.g. networking standalone production cells Local control room solutions with options for central archiving, analysis and further-processing of process data Link to the Ofce world Simple client/server mechanisms The WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess option makes available simple client/server mechanisms for Panels and Multi Panels from OP/TP 177B and above and for PCs with WinCC exible Runtime: Display and enable operator input to screens using the Sm@rtClient concept Communication between HMI stations using the SIMATIC HMI HTTP protocol Web service (SOAP) for accessing tags from external applications via VBA macros Within the scope of the Sm@rtClient concept, a station can make its screens available to another station. In this context, the rst station functions as a Sm@rtServer and the second one functions as a Sm@rtClient. The server function can easily be activated in the device settings by a mouse click. The system can represent the screen on the Sm@rtClient using a Sm@rtClient display in View only mode; in the same way, you can also set up a fully-edged, coordinated operator station. In this context, coordinated operation implies that at any one time only one station has operator input status, i.e. either the Sm@rtServer station or the Sm@rtClient station. Depending on the basic hardware, a Sm@rtServer can supply up to ve clients at the same time with updated process screens (in the case of PCs; with (Multi) Panels, a maximum Benets Flexible solution for location-independent access to HMI systems and process data Simple, fast conguration of communications relationships between the operator panels Reduction in load on eld buses using TCP/IP communication between the operator panels


WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess

SIMATIC WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess Innovative HMI concepts

Example of a large-scale machine with several operator stations

Automatic activation of the lling process as soon as the cleaning process is nished Warning message to the cleaning, lling and labeling station if the packing station cannot accept any more bottles due to a disturbance Local control room solutions Plant-wide access to tags and screens even allows you to set up favorably priced, local control room solutions. In this context, you can display at a higher level head station (client) important process values from the local operator stations (servers) and if required, make operator inputs to them on a central basis. If you use a PC for the head station, this yields additional options for archiving, analyzing and further-processing the acquired process data. Link to the Ofce world It is also possible to exchange data using tags between WinCC exible and Ofce applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel) using an appropriate (Excel) script. In this way, you can use a standard tool to carry out analysis and statistical calculations and, if necessary, to derive specications for optimizing production.
Sm@rtAccess Large machine with distributed operator stations

Using WinCC exible/OPC-Server (c.f. page 24) offers further options for linking to higher level systems (SCADA systems, production management systems, ERP applications) for further-processing.

Sm@rtAccess Control room solution with switchable view to local stations (Sm@rtClient display)

Sm@rtAccess Control room solution with central access to tags and screens

WinCC exible/Sm@rtAccess


SIMATIC WinCC exible/Sm@rtService Service and diagnostics via Web

Automatic e-mail dispatch WinCC exible can automatically send e-mails to the maintenance personnel via an SMTP server (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Dispatching e-mails of this type can be triggered by the following events: The system reporting a specic alarm class Actions for a parameterizable standard function (e.g. change in the value of a tag, a script, etc.) or user action The potential contents of this type of e-mail are: Reference An alarm text containing process values (maximum of 256 characters) Date/clock time E-mail address for responses If you use e-mail/SMS gateways, you have access to standard networks (an external service provider is necessary for this) and, in critical situations, the system can even send a text message to your cell phone from the local station. For this, you need an external service provider.

Service and diagnostics via Web Selective, event-driven reporting of errors via e-mail and text messages Diagnosing operator stations using ready-made diagnostic functions Service and maintenance functions (downloading projects, downloading/uploading recipes) Remote control of an on-site station across the Internet with the help of Microsofts Internet Explorer You can use the WinCC exible/Sm@rtService option for remote control, diagnostics and maintenance of operator stations on-site via the Internet with Panels and Multi Panels from OP/TP 177B and above as well as PCs using WinCC exible Runtime. A typical service situation could look like this: the local station informs the service staff by e-mail or a text message and the engineer then contacts the station across the Internet and diagnoses the situation. There are a number of standard diagnostic functions available for this including remote control. After this, engineers can make the necessary modications including even downloading a complete project. Apart from this, they have the option of downloading recipes or parameter sets.


ISDN/DSL Modem/Router

Internet Service Provider

WWW, MES, Office area

Industrial Ethernet


Sequence in a typical service case

Sm@rtService Automatic dispatch of e-mails / text messages


WinCC exible/Sm@rtService

SIMATIC WinCC exible/Sm@rtService Service and diagnostics via Web

Number or IP adress of the operator panel

Benets Global access of the service and maintenance personnel to machines/plants Increasing productivity by quickly eliminating disturbances or down times Avoiding expensive on-site service callouts additional installation effort) not just the selected screen but also the layout of the device on-site, including, for example the membrane panel of a keyboard unit. Using this tool, you can then make inputs to the operator panel in the same way as if you were on-site, with the only difference being that you dont actually press the keys, rather you click on them with your mouse.

Sm@rtService Diagnostics and maintenance options

Diagnostics and maintenance The local station makes available standard HTML pages for diagnostics and maintenance, which you can supplement on an as-required basis. The standard functions below can be activated from the home page: Remote controlling the station Starting and stopping runtime for maintenance purposes Remote access to recipe data records, passwords and system-specic information (e.g. system messages) Accessing the stations les using a le browser Downloading conguration data To exclude unauthorized access, it is possible to activate password protection; depending on the functions to be triggered (e.g. system diagnostics, le browser etc.), you can congure different passwords. For access to critical tags in the target system, you can congure additional password protection. Within the scope of the maintenance functions, you can transfer the latest conguration data, recipe data records or passwords to the operator panel without a service engineer needing to be present on-site. Remote control via Internet Explorer For remote operating and monitoring stations using WinCC exible, you only need a standard browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 SP1 and above). On the standard remote control HTML page, you can download the executable Sm@rtClient Viewer that allows you to view (without any

Sm@rtService Remote control of an on-site station across the Internet

Sm@rtService Remote control of a operator panel via Sm@rtClient Viewer

WinCC exible/Sm@rtService


SIMATIC WinCC exible/OPC-Server Non-proprietary communication

network using the OPC Browser from the OPC servers Tag Management. PCs with WinCC exible Runtime can also be OPC DA clients and acquire data from other OPC servers, e.g. process values of any controllers that are connected via OPC to WinCC exible or process specications from higher level applications for controlling production. The OPC client is delivered as standard with WinCC exible Runtime.

Benets Incorporation of automation components from different vendors into an automation concept Saving of development costs through communication Reduction in load on eldbuses

OPC (OLE for Process Control) designates a standardized, open and non-proprietary software interface. OPC is based on COM (Component Object Model), DCOM (Distributed COM) Windows technologies or on XML (Extended Markup Language). Using the SIMATIC WinCC exible/OPC-Server option, you can use Windows-based systems like the SIMATIC Panel PC with WinCC exible or SIMATIC Multi Panels, for example, for tasks that are close to machines and the process. At the same time, they can communicate with any OPC-capable application across an Ethernet. In this connection, WinCC exible Runtime or the SIMATIC Multi Panel as an OPC server makes available current process data for one or more OPC clients. From PC platforms, you can make available current process data in this way via OPC DA (Data Access) or, in the case of multifunctional platforms via OPC XML, to several OPC clients. This means that locally acquired data is available on a plantwide basis to provide important information at a central location or to make possible (central) archiving of process data. Among other things, linking to SCADA (e.g. SIMATIC WinCC), MES, ERP or Ofce applications is possible. You can choose the relevant tags on the OPC client across the entire

OPC communication with higher level systems


WinCC exible/OPC-Server

SIMATIC WinCC exible/ProAgent Higher availability due to process diagnostics

Increases in productivity are being increasingly achieved by saving costs. Maintenance is becoming of increasing importance. Of prime importance is the elimination of faults as fast as possible with as small a personnel overhead as possible. In the ideal case, the operating personnel should also handle part of the maintenance tasks. Operating personnel are on site, are acquainted with the sequences, and can intervene rapidly. This saves time and costs. This is where ProAgent supports the operating personnel with fast fault identication especially in the automobile industry and machine tool construction sector. When a process fault occurs, SIMATIC ProAgent provides information on the location and cause of the fault and provides support with fault rectication. ProAgent provides a solution which is tailored to SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400 and WinAC. It can be used in combination with the S7-PDIAG, S7-GRAPH and S7-HiGraph engineering tools for STEP 7. The ProAgent option package contains standard views that are updated during runtime with process-specic data. Standard views instead of conguration ProAgent is available for different equipment and software platforms from the SIMATIC HMI range: Operator Panels and Multi Panels, WinCC exible and WinCC. ProAgent contains standard views that are geared to the requirements of process diagnostics on a plant or a machine. This is based on the interaction of STEP 7 option packages and ProAgent. During conguration, the data relevant to process diagnostics, such as symbols, comments, alarm texts, are stored in a standardized database organization. During runtime, the standard screens are lled with process-specic data. The standard views include alarm view, unit overview diagram, diagnostic detail view, motion view, sequencer operating view.

Benets Integral component of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA): increases productivity, minimizes the engineering outlay, reduces the lifecycle costs Provides support in locating and correcting faults, improves plant availability and reduces downtimes, There is no additional conguration effort for the diagnostics functionality due to automatic generation of the diagnostics-relevant portions for control and HMI Reduces PLC memory and processor usage No special user know-how required fort he operator Unloading the controller with regard to memory required and program execution times Function Context-sensitive activation of the diagnostics based on a process error message Output of the operands with symbolic code and comment Changeover is possible between LAD, STL and the signal list Supportive troubleshooting by direct process access when using the motion view Output of the incorrect operand directly in the message, complete with address, symbol and comment1) Consistency check in RT: icons are used to identify inconsistent diagnostics units. Fast error localization is possible during the start-up phase with regard to the congured data. Direct, context-sensitive switching to the diagnostics view for each unit through the use of ProAgent functions Context-sensitive switching to STEP 7 (LAD/STL/CSF editor, S7-GRAPH, HW-CONFIG (on system fault messages), fully automatic support S7-GRAPH OCX for graphic representation of sequencers (overview representation)

Process diagnostics using WinCC exible/ProAgent and the STEP 7 Engineering Tools

WinCC exible/ProAgent


SIMATIC WinCC exible/Audit Traceability and simple validation

Audit makes it easier to construct machines for these sectors of industry, since the important functions to meet these requirements are already offered as-standard, which means that it is possible in this way to qualify individual machines or standalone plant sections at the suppliers and not until integration in the complete plant. At the same time, Audit Trails are also suitable for tracking manufacturer processes to increase product quality as required by guideline EU 178/2002, for example. Secure access control including electronic signature Even the basic system guarantees access protection which means that only authorized personnel have access within the scope of their responsibility at the operator panel. In this context, each user is assigned to a user group with dened function privileges. This prevents unauthorized users, from changing recipes or starting process steps without permission, for example. Since all activities in the plant must be uniquely assigned to specic individuals, the login and logout processes must be logged in the Audit Trail with a time stamp. Apart from this, you must meet other regulations, e.g. two-component authorization comprising a user ID and password, password aging (to ensure that passwords are renewed on a regular basis), blocking users by the administrator and automatic logout if users are inactive for a relatively long period of time are additional system functions that ensure high quality standards in production and make validation easier. You can provide additional prompts for an electronic signature and a commentary in the case of operator actions like entering specied values or saving and loading recipes. This is of course automatically logged in the Audit Trail.

Benets Conforms to the GMP requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the pharmaceutical industry Reduced time and effort for engineering and validation Available for SIMATIC Panels and Multi Panels of the 270 Series and above as well as for PC-based solutions Matched in an optimum way for mechanical and plant engineers who must meet strict quality requirements with regard to the products to be manufactured as well as to the manufacturing process (e.g. when supplying machines and plant subsystems in applications that are subject to compulsory validation) WinCC exibles Audit und ChangeControl options offer high levels of support to mechanical and plant engineers that must meet strict quality requirements with regard both to the products to be manufactured and to the manufacturing process. Validiation and traceability Ready for Validation now also applies to machine-level applications. The WinCC exible/Audit option covers the main requirements of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for compulsory validation of applications according to CFR 21 Part 11 in the pharmaceutical industry, to active ingredient manufacture in the pharmaceutical industry and to some extent in the cosmetics industry and in the precision chemical industry if it is integrated in the pharmaceuticals sector or markets basic products.

Audit Trail Displayed using a viewer

Parameterizing GMP-relevant tags


WinCC exible/Audit

SIMATIC WinCC exible/ ChangeControl Versioning and tracking changes

Recording operator actions in Audit Trails In operation, the system records all relevant changes to tags and any operator actions in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as Audit Trails and saves them to a CSV le. Operator actions of this type can include, for example, entering process values, starting recipes or acknowledging messages, as well as messages from user management like logging a user on and off. It is possible to visualize in a user-friendly way the Audit Trails that are registered in the project using the Audit Viewer. Then you can see exactly who operated what and when all this with a minimum of conguration effort! Apart from this, a checksum is used to ensure that the data in the Audit Trail has not been tampered with. Tracking changes in manufacturing processes by means of Audit Trails is possible from 270 Series Panels onwards. Two variants of the option package are offered: WinCC exible/Audit for Panels WinCC exible/Audit for PCs Archiving and logging WinCC exible makes it possible to carry out archiving and logging in dependence on the requirements, i.e. on a local basis, or, in distributed systems on a central basis too. In this context, local means that the CSV les are stored on the operator panel. On the other hand, central means that the system uploads these les cyclically, for example, to a PC in a local control room or to a higher level SCADA system (e.g. SIMATIC WinCC). For this, there is support for solutions for long-term archiving and data recovery. Benets Consistent saving of conguration data Management in a database Version management for changes to the project data (with a rollback function) Comparison of conguration data Tracking of changes to congurations Contiguous verication of the change history for the entire life cycle Validation support Makes validation easier Support in retaining the validated status of the plant Once a machine or plant has been commissioned and validated, it may be necessary to make changes to the conguration due to the machine or plant being adapted or extended. In this connection, you must record all the changes to a plant from the start of production for the entire service life and, with software in particular, you must document reproducible versions. This means that you must log the changes in conguration, in a similar way to runtime operation, in the Audit Trail of the conguration: what is known as the Change Log. Using the WinCC exible/ChangeControl option, it is also possible to carry out versioning and change tracking of WinCC exible projects. This means that, amongst other things, the of FDA Change Control requirements are complied with. In general, you can use ChangeControl to secure interim status conditions in the case of complex innovations or extensions and to carry out a rollback. OEMs and custom machinery builders can benet from this capability that enables you to manage your projects with a clear overview, record delivered customer versions and later modications, for example. In the case of sub contracting work, tracking changes via ChangeControl may provide the basis for calculating the time and effort needed for modications. Versioning and the rollback function are particularly required in the automobile industry.
Management of project versions in ChangeControl

WinCC exible/ChangeControl


More information on the Internet

SIMATIC WinCC exible Homepage www.siemens.com/wincc-exible SIMATIC WinCC exible Options www.siemens.com/wincc-exible-options SIMATIC WinCC exible Traceability www.siemens.com/wincc-exible-audit SIMATIC WinCC exible Validation www.siemens.com/wincc-exible-fda SIMATIC Panels www.siemens.com/panels SIMATIC Panel PCs www.siemens.com/panelpc Service and Support www.siemens.com/automation/service&support SIMATIC Contact Partners www.siemens.com/automation/partner
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