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SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels


Cost-efficient, high-resolution visualization solutions

Cost-effective operation and monitoring in the 2nd Generation

With their sophisticated HMI basic functions, SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels 2nd generation are the ideal entry-level series for simple HMI applications.

The device series offers panels with 4", 7", 9" and 12" displays, and combined key or touch operation

The innovative widescreen displays are high resolution with 64,000 colors. They can be installed in portrait mode and are especially energy-efficient due to their 100% dimmable brightness.

The innovative user interface opens up a wide range of operations with improved usability through new controls and graphics. The new USB interface allows you to connect a keyboard, mouse and barcode scanner and supports easy archiving of data on a USB stick.

The HMI Basic Panels 2nd Generation at a glance

Ideal entry-level range for simple HMI applications

Engineered in the TIA Portal

Installation compatibility with SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels and existing SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels 4“ and 6“

Flexible scalability within the HMI range

High-resolution, dimmable wide-screen displays with 64.000 colors

Innovative user interface and improved usability thanks to new controls and graphics

Touch / key functionality for intuitive operation

Interface for connection with various PLCs


Archiving via USB stick

Improved process quality

Visualization allows for considerably increased process quality with compact plants or smaller applications. Featuring all important HMI basic functions, SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels 2nd Generation thus open up completely new possibilities in terms of operation and monitoring also in the field of mechanical engineering at a particularly attractive price.

Like all other devices in our product range, Basic Panels  2nd Generation offer proven SIMATIC quality and, regardless of display size, numerous software functions as standard – for example, alarm logging, recipe management, trend functions and language switching.

SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels 2nd Generation can be configured via SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) in the cost-efficient Basic Edition which already offers the outstanding usability and  unprecedented engineering efficiency of the Engineering Framework. The user can easily create visualization applications within short time.

As the software is scalable, he can start with a small solution and further expand it any time as required – for example by increasing the number of tags or change to panels of another performance range.

SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) V13 SP1 includes new features for Basic Panels 2nd Generation such as:

  • Backup/Restore of all data directly at the Panel with a USB stick for quick and easy device exchange

  • Integration of a web browser in the project in order to communicate easily with web servers of PLC and Drives

High resolution wide-screen displays

SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels 2nd Generation are available with high-resolution wide-screen displays from 4“ to 12“. These also support configurations with portrait orientation.

Their high resolution and color depth of 64,000 colors facilitate improved process visualization. The displays’ brightness is dimmable up to 100 %, offering optimum flexibility.

Innovative graphical user interface
The new innovative user interface provides a great variety in terms of experiencing and operation. The new SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels feature user-friendly touch screens and particularly handy, freely configurable keys.

Improved usability
The new USB interface facilitates the connection of keyboard, mouse or barcode scanner and supports easy data archiving on a USB stick.

Perfect interaction
Thanks to a PROFIBUS or PROFINET interface, SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels 2nd Generation allow for connection with various PLCs. The visualization of applications of the Basic Controller SIMATIC S7-1200 offers particularly great added value.