SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) Runtime SW

More transparency for production


The runtime functionality is determined by the features of the HMI device used, such as available memory capacity or the number of function keys and can be extended by means of options. Some options are only available for panels above a specific class, while others are integrated..

All HMI functions on board
Industry-standard HMI functions are part of the basic equipmentof the system::

  • Fully graphical visualization of the process sequences and statuses, including dynamizable graphics, bar graphs, and gauges

  • Operating the machine or plant via an individually configurable operator interface, e.g. with buttons, switches, and sliders

  • Reporting and acknowledging of events

  • Logging of measured values and alarms

  • Reporting of current process data and recorded log data

  • User administration including their access rights

Universally scalable
With SIMATIC HMI operator devices, the runtime software is on-board and, depending on the equipments hardware, this gives you different HMI functionality and performance profiles. For PC platforms, SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced and SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional are available as independent products.

  • SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced 
    with 128, 512, 2K, or 4K Power Tags1) covers the applications with PC-based operating and monitoring solutions for single-user systems in the vicinity of machines

  • SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional 
    with 128, 512, 2K, 4K , 8K, or 64K PowerTags1) is the PC-based process visualization or SCADA system for visualizing and operating processes, production sequences, machines and plants in all industries

To be able to meet growing requirements, the visualization must be expandable at any time without causing technology incompatibilities or requiring completely new configurations. Investment protection is a top priority. WinCC provides the required integrated scalability, from the small single-user solution with panels to the client/server solution with a central Microsoft SQL server for data archiving and web operator stations. With the corresponding options, the respective Runtime basic system can be scaled. For example, distributed operator stations at the machine level with WinCC Smart Server, or Client/Server and cross-site web client architectures with the options for WinCC Runtime Professional.

Powerpacks give the user the option to adapt both the engineering software and the runtime packages to increasing requirements at any time. Powerpacks for WinCC Runtime Advanced or WinCC Runtime Professional allow the user to increase the number of usable PowerTags1) of the Runtime software.


Suitable protective measures (among others IT-Security, e.g. network segmentation) have to be taken up to ensure a safe operation of the plant. You find further information about the topic of Industrial Security on the Internet under

1) Only process tags that are connected to the controller or other datasources via a WinCC communication channel are designated as Power-Tags. Up to 32 alarms and up to 256 user-definable analog alarms canbe derived from one PowerTag. Moreover, internal tags without processlinking are available for free as additional system performance.