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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109758153, Entry date: 06/06/2018

Delivery release for INOX Comfort Panels and IFP INOX with glass front

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With immediate effect, selected HMI devices with glass front and high degree of protection IP69K have been released for sales and delivery to meet the challenging requirements arising in the food and pharmaceutical industry. The range of Panels and Panel PCs with stainless steel front for hygienic areas is being expanded by the following products:

Affected products / product names

  • SIMATIC HMI TP900 Comfort INOX PCT (PCT - Projected Capacitive Touch)


  • SIMATIC IFP2200 INOX MT ETH (ETH – Ethernet)


Article number

TP900 Comfort INOX PCT


TP1200 Comfort INOX PCT




Table 1: Overview with article numbers

Please note the delivery times.

Due to material bottlenecks on the supplier market, delivery times of up to 75 working days are to be expected temporarily.


Planning regarding tests and certifications

The devices are delivered with CE conformity. Further tests and certifications are scheduled to take place until the end of calendar year 2018:

  • Further country-specific approvals, such as UL, cULus

  • Certificate for food processing: DGUV certification

  • Approval for hazardous areas: IECEx, ATEX Zone 2/22, UL Class 1, Div. 2

  • Approval for cleanrooms

Bild 1: Übersichtsbild mit (von links nach rechts) IFP2200 INOX MT ETH, TP1200 Comfort INOX PCT, TP900 Comfort INOX PCT; Änderungen vorbehalten

Fig. 1: Overview picture with (from left to right) IFP2200 INOX MT ETH, TP1200 Comfort INOX PCT, TP900 Comfort INOX PCT; subject to change

Product descriptions: Major product features

Areas of application

  • the food and beverage industry with areas in which high-pressure washers are used (IP69 respectively IP69K degree of protection)

  • the pharmaceutical industry where resistance to disinfectants and cleanroom compatibility (planned) is required

  • hazardous areas (planned) in accordance with IECEx, ATEX Zone 2/22, UL Class I, Div. 2

The products have a glass front with capacitive touch sensor. This design allows for single-touch operation of Comfort Panels and multi-finger operation of IFP2200 INOX MT ETH.

Technical features of the devices with glass front:

  • High degree of protection on the front (IP69K and IP66K)

  • High breaking strength of the glass (single-pane safety glass), shock-resistant according to EN62262 IK08 (5J, ball drop test)

  • High scratch resistance (Mohs hardness 6)

  • High chemical resistance (tests for resistance list coming soon)

  • DGUV certification (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e.V. - German Social Accident Insurance) (planned)

  • Cleanroom certification (planned)

  • ATEX certification to Zone 2/22 (planned)

Requirements for product use (compatibility, technical requirements, required accessories)

  • The listed devices are compatible with the underlying SIMATIC standard devices regarding functionality and mounting cutout (W x H).

  • As with the familiar INOX Panels, all devices come with an additional clamping frame to evenly distribute the contact pressure of the seal even with a thinner control cabinet wall thickness starting at 1.5 mm.

Service packages will soon be available for replacement of seals by the customer.

The Comfort Panels with glass front and PCT Projected Capacitive Touchscreen can be configured as of TIA Portal V15.

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