Seal of authenticity for SIMATIC S7-300 modules
To ensure that SIMATIC S7-300 modules are original products, they will be provided in a multi-stage process with a seal of authenticity.
Customers can easily check whether their products are original Siemens products based on this seal.
The implementation will take place in several stages and is intended to be completed by the end of 2017
Mixed deliveries of products with and without the seal of authenticity may occur during the implementation.
The implementation increases the functional version of the modules. Aside from the seal of authenticity, there are no technical changes to the product.
You will be informed separately when the implementation is complete.
The seal of authenticity is located on the long side of the module between the two housing parts and consists of a hologram film as safety feature.
SIMATIC S7-300 module with seal of authenticity
Depending on the lighting, the hologram shows the texts
ORIGINAL, GENUINE or VALID together with the copyright Siemens Halske symbol.
Function of the seal
In addition to proof of authenticity, the seal also shows whether a module has been opened without authorization. The seal is destroyed when removed and cannot be re-applied.
This change will be made to all modules of the SIMATIC S7-300 series, i.e. CPUs, IO modules, power supplies, communication and function modules, and the IM153 from the ET 200M product series.