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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109745530, Entry date: 07/24/2017

Delivery release: SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0

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The process control system SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 is released for sales and delivery.

With more than 25,000 implemented projects in all industries, SIMATIC PCS 7 is by far one of the most successful process control systems (DCS) in the world. The SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 version, which has now been released for delivery, impresses with its many refinements and innovative features that further improve the efficiency of engineering and plant operation, and provide significant enhancements in terms of handling, integration and data consistency to the user. The new version places particular emphasis on the new hardware lines – the SIMATIC ET 200SP HA and SIMATIC Compact Field Unit (CFU) – which bring digitization down to the field level through the effective use of PROFINET's capabilities. Besides investment protection, our customers also profit from a future-proof system that gives them the highest possible flexibility for planning plant extensions or modernization projects!

1 General Information

This sales/delivery release applies to the SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 (EU) process control system as well as to the regional SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 ASIA (Chinese simplified) version.

Software Update Service

Customers who are in possession of an active SUS contract (goods delivery or OSD) at the time of the SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 delivery release will automatically receive the corresponding upgrades in order to update SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.2 to V9.0.

2 Product Features/Scope of Services

Version 9.0 of the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system offers improved functionality, ease of use and user-friendliness thanks to numerous individual measures (for further information, see the section "Product and Ordering Information").

2.1 Highlights of SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 

Hardware highlights

PROFINET – Digitization down to the field level


  • New SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU 410E (E = Entry) for dedicated, small PCS 7 applications (up to 200 process objects, fixed) (see entry ID: 109747903)
  • New CPU 410-5H firmware V8.2 with comprehensive extensions to Profinet IO configurations
    (see enrty ID: 109476571)
  • Redundant Profinet IO configuration (R1) and system redundancy (S2)
  • Sequence of Events (SoE) for Profinet IO
  • Configuration in Run for H-System (H-CiR) and Single System (CiR) with Profinet IO
  • New memory concept
  • New security functions and protection mechanisms through Security Incident
    Event Management (SIEM) and protection of Profibus DP and Profinet IO interfaces
  • 2 step firmware update


  • New, high-availability I/O system SIMATIC ET 200SP HA for the increased demands of process automation (see entry ID: 109747953)
    Flyer: SIMATIC ET 200SP HA 

SIMATIC Compact Field Unit (CFU)

  • Maximum flexibility thanks to a distributed installation and combined advantages of the digital fieldbus with traditional IOs' (see entry ID: 109749357)
    lyer:SIMATIC Compact Field Unit

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 Industrial Workstations

  • The delivery release of the SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 software also includes pre-installed instances of SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 Industrial Workstations. These SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 Industrial Workstations are based on the SIMATIC IPC systems and Microsoft operating systems in the following list.
  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 RACK IPC547G, IPC647D and IPC847D with the Microsoft operating systems Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB 64bit for ES/OS Single Station and OS Client systems as well as Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition 64bit for OS Server.

  • SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 BOX IPC627D/IPC677D with the Microsoft operating systems Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB 64bit for SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 BOX OS Client and SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 BOX ES/OS systems as well as Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit for SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 BOX RTX systems.

  • NEW: SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 IPC427E/IPC477E OS Clients with the Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB 64bit operating system

Software highlights

Operating systems

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1, 64 Bit (English version only)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1, 64 Bit
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB, 64 Bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, 64 Bit

To see which of these operating systems are suitable for the various station types of the process control system, please refer to the "Readme" file for:

SIMATIC PCS 7 Engineering System (ES)

  • More efficient engineering
  • Equipment phase type (EPH) concept

SIMATIC Logic Matrix

  • More flexibility with alarm configurations

  • Variable color schemes for cause & effect

  • Improved visualization in the viewer

  • New printing functions

SIMATIC PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (APL)

  • Kalman filter
  • Scalable faceplates
  • Faceplate online help


  • Efficient field device integration, supports FDI step1. (Standard for Field Device Integration)
  • Access to PROFINET networks and components
  • Volume operation in field device management


  • BATCHML import
  • Equipment phase type integration
  • Web Client for OS controls

SIMATIC Management Console (SMMC)

  • Direct interface for transferring inventory data to the iBase database in the Global Services Platform (GSP)
  • Extension of the inventory data of a plant with non-configured components and non-SIMATIC components via an import interface
  • Inventory data is extended by all the components of the SIMATIC ET 200SP HA and SIMATIC Compact Field Unit, which are connected via PROFINET.

SIMATIC PCS 7 Operator System (OS)

  • Alarm Wizard
  • Web Client extensions
  • OPC UA support


  • 2 factor authentication for increased access protection

SIMATIC PCS 7 documentation

  • New HTML 5 based system documentation for improved handling and quick retrieval of information

SIMATIC PCS 7 asset management

  • Cyclic data export
  • Support for new hardware
  • Improved device management
  • Flat system architecture

3 Product and Ordering Information

3.1 Catalogs

Online catalog and ordering system (Industry Mall)

The catalog information, order data and prices can be found in the Industry Mall https://mall.industry.siemens.com 

ST PCS 7 V9.0 catalog: "SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system - system components"

ST PCS 7 V9.0 catalog

3.2 Printed Material, Flyers, Trade Press Articles

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 website

Trade press article "Process Magazin" (in German)

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 - Room for new perspectives

PROFINET in the process industry 


SIMATIC Compact Field Unit 


3.3 System Documentation

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 manuals

The manuals of the SIMATIC PCS 7 V9.0 process control system can be found under the following link and are updated as required: http://www.siemens.com/pcs7-documentation.

3.4 Manufacturer's Declaration

We state herewith that our standard software product SIMATIC PCS 7 was developed, tested, approved and produced in accordance with the stipulations of valid quality management for the Siemens AG, Process Industries and Drives – Process Automation (PD PA).

 SIMATIC PCS 7 V90 Manufacturer Declaration (196,1 KB)

4 Customer Support

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