Getting Started

SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort  Panels
Overview

About this guide

Welcome to the complete guide to get started with the SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panels. On this page you find all the information you need to get started smoothly. From general information to some limitations as well as free of charge resources.

The whole guide consists of the following chapters:

 

  1. General information and limitations
  2. Installation
  3. General Downloads
  4. Industrial Edge
Chapter 1

General information and limitations

We worked really hard to bring the Unified Comfort Panels to the market. Despite our greatest efforts, some software features did not make it to the first release version. But no worries, we are definitely going to fix this with one of the following updates. Please be aware of the following topics:

1. Differences between simulation in engineering and device runtime

Depending on the functionalities you are using, it may happen, that the simulation may behave slightly different compared to the runtime on the Unified Comfort Panel. Which functionalities are affected can be found here.

2. Differences between engineering and runtime functionality

We already activated some functionalitiesin the engineering that are not yet available on the device. That allows us to deliver this functionality just by providing a new firmware for the devices. There will be no need for you to get a new TIA Portal version. Which functionalities are affected can be found here.

Chapter 2

Installation

We always recommend to use the latest version of our TIA Portal Engineering Framework. The SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panels are available from TIA Portal V16. For the download of the project to the device you need at least Update 1. Make sure, that you have installed the latest update to your engineering station. To do so, please use the Automation Software Updater, or the download the latest update from Siemens Industry Online Support here.
Chapter 3

General Downloads

In this chapter, you find all the offerings we have, to make it as easy as possible for you to switch from your current visualization system to the SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panels.

Demo projects

Projects that include a large number of the functions of WinCC Unified and the Unified Comfort Panels. The projects are available for all display sizes of the Unified Comfort Panels.

Data2Unified Add-In

If you are already working in TIA Portal and you have some existing projects, this Add-In can help you to convert some existing data to WinCC Unified.

SIMATIC HMI Template Suite

A library full of ready to use screen templates you can reuse for your application. The tool based wizard allows you to configure your navigation structure and generate it automatically into your TIA Portal project.

Generation change manual

You are used to the SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels and want to switch over now to the Unified Comfort Panels? Or are you completely new to SIMATIC HMI? This documentation containseverything you need to know.

Chapter 4

Industrial Edge

Here you will find all information you need to use the integrated Industrial Edge functionality of the Unified Comfort Panels. Industrial Edge enables you to extend the device functionality with apps.

Industrial Edge applications in conjunction with the SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panel

In this example the Edge Apps "Send Mail" and "MQTT" are provided free of charge. With the supplied documentation you can start up, test and use them for your application directly on your operator panel.

Edge App "Performance Insight" [Temporarily free of charge]

Individual key performance indicators (KPIs) can be calculated and visualized with Performance Insight. Performance Insight offers the possibility to analyze and optimize machines and aggregates directly on the Unified Comfort Panel.

 

This app is available free of charge until 01.03.2021 for download via Industry Online Support and can then be ordered via MLFB.

Edge App "Energy Manager" [Temporarily free of charge]

Energy Manager with a pre-defined dashboard allows an analysis of media consumption, costs and the corresponding CO2 emissions.

 

This app is available free of charge until 01.03.2021 for download via Industry Online Support and can then be ordered via MLFB.