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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109482305, Entry date: 02/05/2016
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Announcement that Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 will be phased out

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The product phase-out for Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 is announced for February 1, 2016.

The product phase-out for software product Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 for TIA integration of drives in STEP 7 V5.x is announced for February 1, 2016.

The product phase-out is scheduled:

  • Product phase-out announcement effective from February 1, 2016
    Until the product cancellation, it will be possible to order Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 for the new parts business.
  • Product cancellation/discontinuation from October 1, 2016
    After this date, Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 will only be available as spare part. On this topic, please contact your Siemens contact person.

The following article number for Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 is allocated status “Product phase-out announcement" effective February 1, 2016:

Article number
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6SW1700-5JA00-5AA0Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 floating license and the type of use/quantity: User/1
6SW1700-5JA00-5AA1Drive ES Basic V5.5 SP5 floating license and the type of use/quantity: User/60
6SW1700-5JA00-5AA4Upgrade Drive ES Basic V5.x --> V5.5 SP1/SP2/SP3/SP4/SP5 upgrade license

How will the TIA integration of drives in STEP 7 V5.x also be guaranteed in the future - and how will it be ensured that existing STEP 7 V5.x customer projects can be processed?

STEP 7 V5.x projects with only SINAMICS and/or MICROMASTER 4 drives:
From STARTER Version V4.3 SP2, these STEP 7 V5.x integration attributes (Drive ES Basic functionality) will be provided free of charge.
This means STARTER installs the object managers (SlaveOM and DeviceOM) when a STEP7 full version V5.x has been installed. This only applies to the relevant drives that are supported by the STARTER commissioning tool! You can also obtain the appropriate statements under the current STARTER product information.

STEP 7 V5.x projects, which (also) include MASTERDRIVES, DC-Master, MICRO-/MIDI-/COMBIMASTER with CB15/CB155 or SIMODRIVE drives:
For this purpose, the new software product "Drive ES Basic Maintenance" V5.6 will be available, where a license fee will be charged.
This software product guarantees the integration of these drive systems in STEP 7 V5.x and ensures that existing STEP 7 V5.x customer projects with integrated drives remain functional.

"Drive ES Basic Maintenance" will include the following commissioning tools:

  • DriveMonitor
  • SimoCom U
  • SimoCom A

At the product cancellation/discontinuation (October 1, 2016) of "Drive ES Basic", information will be provided about the first delivery and the scheduled L price for this successor product.

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