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Delivery Release for SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3

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With immediate effect, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 is available for delivery. As a full version, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 replaces its immediate predecessor, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2. The sale of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 ends with the availability of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3.

With immediate effect, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 is available for delivery. As a full version, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 replaces its immediate predecessor, SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2. The sale of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 ends with the availability of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3.  

SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 can be ordered as update package for the previously delivered version SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 (SP1 / SP2) (order number 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX3).

1. What's new?

The product quality of SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 has been further improved with Service Pack 3. Compared to SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP2 (see entry ID 78397743), the following important changes with respect to functionality and scope of delivery apply:

  • Support of WinCC V7.4 and WinCC V7.3 Second Edition (SE)
    SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 has been released for use with SIMATIC WinCC V7.4 and WinCC V7.3 Second Edition (SE). SIMATIC WinCC V7.2 is still being supported.
     
  • Support of PCS 7 V8.1 and V8.0 SP2
    SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 has been released for use with SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 and V8.0 SP2. In addition, SIMATIC PCS 7 V7.1 SP4 is also supported.
     
  • Support of the Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012
     
  • Support of the Program Microsoft Excel 2013
     
  • Powerrate Wizard
    With SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 the powerrate Wizard has been enhanced with new functions:

    a) Preview
    The wizard offers you a preview of the pending changes in the WinCC project.
    You can review these changes for completeness and accuracy and confirm or cancel then as required necessary.

    b) Summary
    The wizard then offers a summary overview of the changes made to the project.
    You can export these changes as a CSV file and editing them, for example in Excel, or save them for
    documentation purposes.

Note:
In the case of a migration using S7-300 and WinCC to the improved data interface, archive data can be lost.
To avoid a loss of data, please read FAQ entry 60307962

2. Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements for SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3

SIMATIC powerrate can be employed with PCS 7 or WinCC SCADA. For the installation, the hardware requirements of the respective products apply:

  • PCS 7
  • STEP 7 and WinCC SCADA

Approved CPUs - SIMATIC powerrate with PCS 7 is released for:

  • S7-400 CPUs supported by PCS 7
  • WinAC RTX 2010 SP1
  • WinAC RTX 2010 SP2

Approved CPUs - SIMATIC powerrate with WinCC SCADA is approved  for:

  • S7-400
  • S7-300
    – SIMATIC S7 CPU 319-3 PN/DP from V2.5
    – SIMATIC S7 CPU 317-2 PN/DP from V2.6
    – SIMATIC S7 CPU 315-2 PN/DP from V3.1
    – SIMATIC ET 200S CPU IM151-8 PN/DP from V3.2
    For S7-300 controllers we recommend a firmware version V3.x and higher. If the PROFIenergy I-Device blocks PRx_PE_RD and PR3_PE_IDEV are used, CPUs with a firmware version V3.2 and higher must be used.
  • WinAC RTX 2010 SP1
  • WinAC RTX 2010 SP2

 

Software Requirements for SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3

SIMATIC powerrate can be employed with PCS 7 or WinCC SCADA. The following versions are released:

  • SIMATIC PCS 7
    • PCS 7 V8.1 SP1
    • PCS 7 V8.1
    • PCS 7 V8.0 SP2
    • PCS 7 V7.1 SP4
       
  • SIMATIC WinCC
    • WinCC V7.4
    • WinCC V7.3 Second Edition
    • WinCC V7.2 Update 1 or higher (Update 2 is recommended)

For the use with WinCC V7.4, WinCC V7.3 Second Edition or WinCC V7.2, the following installations are required:

  • WinCC Minimum installation
    Together with the WinCC minimum installation, the following options are also installed:
    – Basic Process Control
    – WinCC User Archives - required for load management and batch-related energy data acquisition
  • SIMATIC Net
  • STEP 7

Note:
For the use of SIMATIC powerrate, WinCC has to run in the integrated operating mode with STEP 7.
The optionally supported STEP 7 editors CFC, SFC and SCL are not required for WinCC SCADA.

powerrate Reports is released for the following versions:

  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2003

Note:
For the above operating systems and Microsoft Office products the specifications in the releases of the relevant WinCC and PCS 7 versions are applicable.

 

3. Ordering data

SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3 for WinCC / PCS 7

Product Name

Order Number

SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3, ES + OS-Runtime 1) 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX0
SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3, Upgrade V3.x -> V4.0 SP3, ES + OS-RT 1) 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX4
SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3, Trial License (30 days) 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX7
SIMATIC powerrate V4.0 SP3, Update V4.0 (SP1 / SP2) -> V4.0 SP3 6AV6372-1DE04-0AX3

1) For the operation on a WinCC / PCS 7 OS stand-alone system or server and any number of automation systems. When using additional WinCC / PCS 7 OS stand-alone systems or servers, a license is required for each WinCC / PCS 7 OS stand-alone system or server.

 

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