SIMATIC HMI Key Panels

The shrewd alternative to long-stroke keys

In the past, operator input to a machine was only rarely possible without permanently wired operator controls. Whether you were dealing with emergency stop, pushbuttons, switches, indicator lights, or key-operated switches:  all these controls had to be planned, ordered, installed, wired, labeled and maintained. Their time-consuming and often error-prone individual installation constituted a significant cost item in control cabinet construction. Siemens proves that it can be done more efficiently and cost effectively – with SIMATIC HMI Key Panels.

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Benefits

Save on costs, not on functionality

The SIMATIC HMI Key Panels impress users by offering maximum flexibility in the most restricted space – and at an extremely favorable price. They also offer an abundance of other benefits.

Significantly simpler …
With the SIMATIC HMI Key Panels, many basic functions can be combined to optimize costs, and the configuring and installation overhead can be reduced to a minimum. Compared to conventional installation, the use of a pre-assembled, ready-to-install key panel reduces the wiring overhead to a minimum,

 

… faster …


cutting out the openings, installing the keys, laying and attaching the cables, and engraving and fitting the labels. All these work steps meant that the installation and wiring of individual long-stroke keys and switches used to be extremely time consuming – and the process was also highly error-prone. All that is now in the past thanks to the SIMATIC HMI Key Panels. Time savings of up to 80% are now possible.

 

... and more cost-effective
You also profit from significant savings in material costs. Integration into a key panel pays off, even from just three keys. Keys that are not required initially can be activated later at any time by configuring.

Compact and rugged
Fast, space-saving attachment of the compact devices using clamps or a PRO empty enclosure – in the control cabinet as well as next to the machine.

 

Simply everything in view
The illuminated pushbuttons can be labeled individually and all have dimmable LED backlighting. In addition, process-controlled display of five colors (red, green, blue, white and yellow) is possible.

 

High availability and integral diagnostics
Faults can be bridged by means of an integral redundancy mechanism. A wire break or component failure, for example, can be offset by the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) for networks with a ring topology.

Safe data traffic with PROFINET
With two PROFINET-enabled Ethernet interfaces onboard and integral switch functionality, the KP8 PN can be integrated extremely easily into existing automation networks – without costly cabling or additional hardware.

 

24 V voltage supply can be looped through
The SIMATIC HMI Key Panels can be installed next to each other without gaps, and the 24 V voltage supply can be simply looped through from the neighboring panel.


Safety Integrated

With its integral safety functionality, the KP8F PN guarantees error-free transfer of safety-related signals via PROFIsafe. There are two fail-safe inputs for the connection of a SIL 3 emergency stop pushbutton, for example.

Product range

All Key Panels at a glance

SIMATIC HMI KP8- the compact keypad operator panel 

With the Key Panels SIMATIC HMI KP8 Siemens offers a compact keypad operator panel designed for PROFINET environments at a favourable price.

Eight large and ergonomic keys, which can be illuminated in five different colors form a unit. For larger control panels you can add further units without a gap and electrically connected due to integrated Ethernet switches as well as looped through 24 V DC.

SIMATIC HMI KP8

SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN offers 8 large illuminated pushbuttons which can easily be labeled with labelling strips. The keys feature tactile feedback. Thus they can be reliably operated even when wearing gloves. You can set five colors (blue, green, red, yellow, white) and the brightness of the keys via the STEP 7 hardware configuration. 8 I/O PINs are available on the rear side; these I/O PINs can be used to connect additional control elements.

The Key Panels can be installed next to each other without gaps, due to the integrated Ethernet switch the units can be part of a line topology and even the 24V DC can easily be looped through.

Device

SIMATIC HMI KP8

Number of keys

8

LED colors

red, yellow, green, blue, white

Digital input

8

Digital output

8

Interfaces

2 x RJ45 for PROFINET with integrated switch

Degree of protection

IP 65 front if mounted, IP 20 rear

Front panel

98 x 155 mm (W x H)

Installation cutout

68 x 129 mm (W x H)

Depth

49 mm

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SIMATIC HMI Key Panels with Safety Integrated 

With the Key Panel KP8F and the larger KP32F SIMATIC HMI offers keypad operator panels designed for PROFINET environment and failsafe applications. 8 rsp.32 large and ergonomic keys, which can be illuminated in five different colors form a unit.
For larger control panels you can add further KP32 or KP8 units without a gap and electrically connected due to integrated Ethernet switches as well as looped through 24 V DC.
With the help of the integrated PROFIsafe communication, this Key Panel can be used for fail-safe operation with SIMATIC  S7 failsafe CPUs. The two/four additional fail-safe inputs can be used for failsafe signals, e.g. sensors with floating contacts. One/rsp. two emergency stop buttons according to SIL 3 can be connected.

SIMATIC HMI KP8F

With the help of the integrated PROFIsafe communication, this Key Panel can be used for fail-safe operation with SIMATIC S7 failsafe controllers. The two additional fail-safe inputs of the KP8F can be used for failsafe signals, e.g. sensors with floating contacts.
The KP8F can be addressed by two controllers via the Shared Device PROFINET function. Two emergency stop buttons according to SIL 2 or one according to SIL3 can be connected.

Device

SIMATIC HMI KP8F

Number of keys

8

LED colors

red, yellow, green, blue, white

Digital input

8 + 2 additional failsafe inputs

Digital output

8

Interfaces

2 x RJ45 for PROFINET with integrated switch

Degree of protection

IP 65 front if mounted, IP 20 rear

Front panel

98 x 155 mm (W x H)

Installation cutout

68 x 129 mm (W x H)

Depth

49 mm

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SIMATIC HMI KP32F

SIMATIC HMI KP32F offers 32 large illuminated pushbuttons which can easily be labeled with labelling strips. You can set five colors (blue, green, red, yellow, white) and the brightness of the keys via the STEP 7 hardware configuration.
On the rear there are 16 I/O PINs for direct connection to sensors and actuators,16 digital inputs and 4 additional failsafe inputs.

The Key Panels can be installed next to each other without gaps, due to the integrated Ethernet switch the units can be part of a line or ring topology and even the 24V DC can easily be looped through. The KP32F can be addressed by two controllers via the Shared Device PROFINET function. Due to the Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP) the availability of data in ring topologies can be further increased.

Device

SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN

Number of keys

32

LED colors

red, yellow, green, blue, white

Digital input

16 + 4 additional failsafe inputs

Digital I/O

16

Interfaces

2 x RJ45 for PROFINET with integrated switch

Degree of protection

IP 65 front if mounted, IP 20 rear

Front panel

295 x 155 mm (W x H)

Installation cutout

275 x 135 mm (W x H)

Depth

45 mm

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