The powerful embedded industrial PC – ultra-compact and maintenance-free – with Intel® Core™2 Duo processors


The Microbox PC SIMATIC IPC427C is the powerful embedded industrial PC for DIN rail mounting, wall mounting, or portrait assembly. It  is ideally suited for the space-saving implementation of highspeed I&C, HMI and communication tasks, e.g. direct at the machine or on ships. The IPC427C is available as an embedded PC-System with pre-installed Software PLC WinAC RTX and/or  visualization software WinCC flexible .

For high performance and robustness in maintenance-free continuous operation 24 hours a day at ambient temperatures of up to 55 °C, it is equipped with:

  • Intel processors up to Core2 Duo

  • DDR3 memory technology up to 4 GB

  • Integrated Intel GMAX4500 Graphics Media Accelerator

  • Intel high-performance SATA solid-state drive SSD type "Extreme" (32 GB) and CF cards as reliable, robust replacements for hard disks

Three PCI-104 expansion slots and a multitude of interfaces make the Microbox IPC427C universally applicable:

  • Two Gigabit Ethernet connections (teaming-capable) for flexible communication with the control and field levels.

  • Four USB 2.0 interfaces and an optional PROFIBUS connection or PROFINET interface with three ports for a high degree of adaptability and flexibility for measuring, open-loop and closed-loop control tasks.

Its components such as PCI-104 modules (optional), battery, RAM or CompactFlash card can easily be replaced when installed.

It offers increased system availability through:  

  • Integrated monitoring functions for mass storage, battery, temperature and program execution   

  • Front-side LED solution for efficient self-diagnostics, e.g. for the status display of critical operating states   

  • Integrated power supply with electrical isolation and mains failure bridging.

Process data can be reliably saved in the event of a power failure thanks to a battery-buffered SRAM.

The SIMATIC IPC427C can be easily and flexibly expanded with a central I/O.

Together with the  SIMATIC IPC427C there are starter packages available which offer a considerable price advantage. (see link on the right)

Design and function

SIMATIC Box PC Front-Buchmontage-Kit

Front portrait installation kit / mounting options
With the new portrait assembly kits, the SIMATIC Box PCs are attached to the mounting wall with their smallest surface to save valuable mounting space.

This way, the interfaces are accessible on the front of the mounted Box PC for maximum user-friendliness.

The existing mounting options (portrait assembly with interfaces on the bottom/top and wall mounting with brackets) are thus supplemented by a further practical option.

High flexibility on account of diverse mounting options

SIMATIC IPC - High flexibility on account of diverse mounting options

Security information

To ensure the secure operation of a plant or machine it is also necessary to take suitable preventive action (e.g. cell protection concept) and to integrate the automation and drive components into a state-of-the-art holistic industrial security concept for the entire plant or machine. Any third-party products that may be in use must also be taken into account. Please find further information at: