SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) Runtime Software

SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) Runtime Software

More transparency for the production

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.

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Product range

The Runtime Software products at a glance

WinCC in the TIA Portal is the software for all HMI applications ranging from the simplest operation solutions with Basic Panels to SCADA applications on PC-based multi-user systems. With SIMATIC HMI operator devices, the runtime software is on-board. For PC platforms, SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced and SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional are available as independent products.

The integrated runtime modules of Basic and Comfort Panels

With SIMATIC HMI operator devices, the runtime software gives you different HMI functionality and performance profiles depending on the equipments hardware.
Industry-standard HMI functions are part of the basic equipment  of the system:

  • Operating the machine or plant via an individually configurable operator interface, e.g. with buttons, switches, and sliders
  • Visualization of the process sequences and statuses with dynamizable graphics, bar graphs, and gauges
  • Reporting and acknowledging of events
  • Logging of measured values and alarms
  • Reporting of current process data and recorded log data
  • Administration of users and their access rights

 

The Runtime modules of the SIMATIC HMI operator devices offer HMI-functionality according to the classes of the panels.
Basic Panels offer basic functionality and limited quantity frameworks for most of the functions, while Comfort Panels as well as Mobile Panels support an advanced range of functions and extended quantity frameworks

 

  • Input/output fields for displaying and modifying process parameters
  • Buttons are used for direct triggering of functions and actions. Up to 16 functions can be configured simultaneously on buttons.
  • Graphics can be used as icons instead of text to "label" function keys or buttons. They can also be used as full-screen background images.
  • The configuration tool contains a library with extensive graphics and diverse objects.
  • Vector graphics - Simple geometric basic forms (line, circle and rectangle) can be created direct in the configuring tool
  • Predefined for labeling function keys, process pictures and process values in different font sizes
  • Curve functions and bars are used for graphical display of dynamic values
  • Language selection: - 10 online languages, 32 configuration languages incl. Asian and Cyrillic character sets
  • Language-dependent texts and graphics
  • User administration (security) in accordance with the requirements of the different industries
  • Authentication with user ID and password
  • User-group-specific rights
  • Alarm logging - Discrete messages  /  Analog messages
  • Freely-definable message classes (e.g. status/fault messages) for definition of acknowledgment response and display of message events
  • Message history
  • Recipe management
  • Help texts for process screens, messages and variables
  • Browser control for easy access to the Web server of the S7 and LOGO!
  • Arithmetic functions
  • Limit value monitoring for reliable process control of inputs and outputs
  • Indicator light for indicating machine and plant statuses
  • Scheduler for global function execution in case of global events
  • Archiving of process values and alarms on USB stick in .txt format
  • Template concept for creation of screen templates (screen elements configured in the template appear in every screen)
  • Vector graphic (various line and plane objects)
  • Dynamic positioning and dynamic showing/hiding of objects
  • Display of up to 8 trends per trend field
  • trend curve graphic with scroll and zoom functions for accessing the history and flexible selection of the representation period
  • read ruler for determining current values and display in a table
  • Comprehensive graphics libraries (SIMATIC HMI Symbol Library)
  • Icons: slider, gauge, clock
  • Cyclic function processing by alarm clock
  • Multiplex function for variables
  • Discrete alarms and analog alarms (limit alarms)
  • Freely-definable message classes (e.g. status/fault messages) for definition of acknowledgment response and display of message events
  • Status and fault messages with message history
  • Preconfigured message screen, message window, and message line
  • Archiving of messages and process values (on SD/multimedia card/USB flash drive, etc. or network drives via Ethernet)
  • Various archive types: Circulating and sequence archive
  • Storage of archive data in standard Windows format (CSV)
  • Online evaluation of process value archives using trend curves
  • External evaluation using standard tools (MS Excel, MS Access) is possible
  • Alarm log and shift log
  • 32 online languages, 32 configuration languages including Asian and Cyrillic character sets
  • Recipe management with additional data storage (on SD/multimedia card/USB flash drive, etc.)
  • Online/offline processing on the panel
  • Storage of recipe data in standard Windows format (CSV)
  • External processing using standard tools (MS Excel, MS Access) is possible
  • PG functionality STATUS/FORCE VAR in combination with SIMATIC S7
  • Diagnostics display in combination with SIMATIC S7 supports fast troubleshooting
  • Screen selection from PLC permits operator control from the PLC
  • isual Basic Script offers flexibility through implementing new functions incl. interfacing to tags (comparison operations, loop-through, etc.)
  • Help texts for process pictures, alarms, and tags
  • Arithmetic functions
  • Limit value monitoring for reliable process control of inputs and outputs

SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced (TIA Portal) - PC-based HMI solution for single-user systems directly at the machine

The range of functions of WinCC Runtime Advanced includes the centralized HMI components for visualizing and reporting, and it can be expanded to suit requirements and costs by using optional packages.

  • Basic package for visualization, reporting and logging, user administration, can be expanded flexibly with VB scripts
  • Basic package expandable by means of option packages
  • Can be integrated into automation solutions based on TCP/IP networks
  • Expanded service concepts with remote operation, diagnostics and administration over the intranet and Internet in combination with email communication.
  • Visualization via Windows- compliant user interface
    Made up of parameterizable screen objects and faceplates created on a project-specific basis
  • Alarms and messages
    Discrete alarms and analog alarms as well as event-driven Alarm-S/Alarm-D message procedure with SIMATIC S7
    The new alarm and diagnostics concept of the S7-1500 controller is also supported
    Freely-definable alarm classes for definition of acknowledgment response and display of alarm events
  • Logging of alarms and process values
    Logging in files (e.g. CSV or TXT file) and Microsoft SQL databases
  • Recipes
    Generation of data records for machine data or production data
    Display or entry of data records via a configurable screen object or via process screens distributed within the project
  • Documentation of process data, alarm events, and recipes
    Time or event-driven report output
  • Individually expandable
    Flexible expansion of integrated system function using Visual Basic script
  • Language support for multilingual projects
    Up to 32 online languages
    Language-dependent texts and graphics
  • User administration
    User-oriented access protection according to requirements of regulated sectors
  • Open communication
    OPC server
    - Use of the visualization system as a data server (OPC Server) for higher-level automation components, e.g. control systems or systems in the office area
    - OPC-DA-Server: tags, e.g. process values
    Communication between HMI systems is established on the basis of Ethernet networks, or via the Intranet/Internet
    - Read and write access to tags
  • WinCC SmartServer for the remote control via the Intranet and Internet
    Display and control of process screens on remote PC or Panel
    A SIMATIC HMI system can be used to control or monitor another system remotely; entry level for client/server configurations for distributed operator stations or for solutions with head end or control room

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Supported operating systems

  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate SP 1 (32 Bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate SP 1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 (32 Bit) (only SIMATIC IPC)
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 (64 Bit) (only SIMATIC IPC)
  • Windows 8.1 Professional/Enterprise(64 Bit)
  • Windows 10 Pro Version 1709 / 1803 (OS Build 16299 /17134) (64 Bit)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1709 / 1803 (OS Build 16299 /17134)(64 Bit)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (OS Build 14393) (64 Bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 (64 Bit)  (full installation)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition x64 (64 Bit)  (full installation)
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard  (full installation)
 
Recommended Hardware
Siemens recommend SIMATIC IPC for visualization tasks and offers packages with WinCC Advanced RT at a special price.
Yet of course you can use any PC that meet the requirements below.
Notice : In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required.

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

 

Processor

Intel® Atom™ 1.3 GHz*

RAM

min 4 GB

Screen resolution

1280 x 800

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

 

Processor

Intel® Celeron™ 1.4 GHz*

RAM

min 4 GB

Screen resolution

1280 x 800

SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Advanced is available as a software package with a defined maximum of PowerTags. The term PowerTags is used to identify process variables and area pointers that have a process link to the controller.
Variables without process link, constant limit values of variables, and messages (up to 4 000 bit-triggered messages) are also available for additional system performance.

Powerpacks to increase the number of tags or upgrade to WinCC RT Professional are available to provide scalability of the basic package.

Owners of a V15 license can update their program version to V15.1 free of charge
> www.siemens.com/tia-portal-trial

The table below shows the available licenses of the basic packages.

 

 

SIMATIC WinCC RT Advanced V15.1

Article No.

Basic Package (Software and License Key for download)

 

Single license 128 Power Tags

Single license  512 Power Tags

Single license  2 048 Power Tags

Single license  4 096 Power Tags

Single license  8 192 Power Tags

Single license  16 384 Power Tags

Basic Package (Software on DVD/License Key on USB stick)

 

Single license 128 Power Tags

Single license  512 Power Tags

Single license  2 048 Power Tags

Single license  4 096 Power Tags

Single license  8 192 Power Tags

Single license  16 384 Power Tags

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  • Upgrades

  • Powerpacks and

  • SUS contracts

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SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional (TIA Portal) - The SCADA system inside TIA Portal

With SIMATIC WinCC Professional Siemens offers a SCADA system which is perfectly integrated in the TIA Portal and with which you are optimally prepared today for the requirements of the increasing digitalization of production processes.

SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional is a PC-based operator control and monitoring system for visualization and operator control of processes, production flows, machines and plants in all sectors – from the simple single-user station through to distributed multi-user systems and cross-location solutions with web clients.

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