SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels are designed for implementation of high-performance visualization applications on the machine-level. High performance, functionality and numerous integrated interfaces offer the greatest convenience in high-end applications.
For operator control and monitoring, SIMATIC HMI products are “state of the art”. They are the intelligent response to increasingly complex processes and stringent requirements for the operation of machines and plants.
The newly developed SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels are the first choice for solving complex HMI applications.
They feature state-of-the-art technology, outstanding performance as well as integrated functionality and come in high quality aluminum fronts from size 7” or larger. The new SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels are seamlessly integrated in the TIA Portal via WinCC. This innovative engineering framework represents the key to the full performance capacity of Totally Integrated Automation.
Brilliant displays in widescreen format
Up to 40% larger visualization area than conventional displays: Complex operating screens can also be clearly displayed and divided into sections for application control and application monitoring
The high resolution, 16 million colors, and a wide viewing angle up to 170°, allow optimal readability and a detailed process display
Minimized energy demand and maximized display service life: The brightness of the LED backlight can be dimmed by up to 100% to adapt to the lighting conditions of the application.
More about widescreen displays in industrial environment
The Comfort Panels which were the first widescreen SIMATIC product family received the well-known iF product design award in 2012
Numerous objects supporting scaling and dynamization, which facilitate the creation of faceplates and their archiving in a library – for reuse (throughout the project or for individual machines)
Centralized modification control of the blocks ensures consistency
Energy efficiency due to PROFIenergy
PROFIenergy actively controls the current consumption of all automation components
Disconnection of individual loads or entire production units when they are not required
Coordinated switching ensures a high degree of plant reliability
Continuous investment protection through easy integration in existing standards
Maximum data security if power fails
In case of a power failure, Comfort Panels buffer sufficient energy to correctly terminate all active archives and to back up the data already archived in RDB format. This ensures the retention of all data in the archive in a cost-efficient manner and without the use of a maintenance-intensive battery.
To fully ensure the retention of individual, not yet archived data, the use of an uninterruptible power supply unit is recommended
Precise diagnostics made easy
Increased plant availability
When connected to SIMATIC Controllers, diagnostic information can be read out directly via the Comfort Panel
Cost savings – no additional diagnostic hardware is required
Optimum interaction between controller and HMI
All shared functions are displayed identically
Intelligent editors are context sensitive and show only those functions that can be used (e.g. functions, properties, libraries)
Thanks to split screen techniques, several editors can be opened at the same time so that data can be exchanged using drag & drop
The shared database ensures data consistency throughout the entire automation project
Comprehensive library concept
Structured management of program blocks and faceplates as well as devices in the library – including screens, tags, and alarms (incl. properties)
They are available for further programming tasks or configurations
Easy to operate
Intuitive, fast entries due to familiar and easy-to-operate operator control similar to that of a mobile phone keypad
Eased user guidance thanks to function keys with LEDs
Additional operating reliability through tactile feedback of all keys – for example important when working with gloves
More interfaces – less hardware costs
Easy integration in existing system structures and networks thanks to PROFIBUS and PROFINET standard interfaces
- From 7“ device upwards: 2 PROFINET interfaces with integrated network switch
- From 15“ upwards: Additional third PROFINET interface
Audio In/Audio Out interface for playback of sound files via integrated Media Player
Easy connection of external devices (printers, USB flash drives, mouse, keyboard, etc.) via 2 integrated USB host interfaces
Optimum convenience during commissioning and servicing
Simple download of projects via low-cost standard cables.
All Ethernet settings can already be made during configuration
Continuously saved device image through automatic backup of all data on SD card
Simple transfer of panel data to replacement device: Replug SD card – confirm – get going
Can be used in many sectors and regions
EMC compliance for all important world regions
Applicability in hazardous areas and shipbuilding