Release for sale and delivery of the SINAMICS Intelligent Operator Panel 2 (IOP-2) with firmware V2.3
The SINAMICS Intelligent Operator Panel IOP has been available since June 2017 in a revised version as the SINAMICS IOP-2 with firmware V2.x. Since December 2018, new functions have been available with the firmware update V2.3. Firmware V2.3 is provided as a download (see chapter Downloads) and, from January 2019, it will also be available with the IOP-2 ex stock.
- Support of new SINAMICS converters
- Infrastructure converters G120X, G120XA (see entry 109762168)
- Revised commissioning concept for quick and easy commissioning of standard applications
- Integrated commissioning concept for SINAMICS G converters G120, G120X, G120XA, G120P, G120C, G120D, G110M and SIMATIC ET 200pro FC-2 as of firmware version V4.7 SP3.
- Commissioning of the converters via
- Quick commissioning for simple applications
- Extended commissioning for applications with more comprehensive requirements
- During the commissioning, only the parameters needed for the application have to be entered. Default values are assigned to all other parameters.
- Quick and direct access to the important parameters. No longer any sequential process as with the IOP-2 V2.2 wizards.
The SINAMICS IOP-2 stands out due to the following features:
|High-contrast color display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixel.||High image quality with color information that allows the fast recording of information|
In conjunction with the door mounting kit, the
Degree of protection IP55 provides protection against internal dust deposits and against water jets (from all directions)
Central sensor control field with integrated control keys
|Simplifies the input of values, navigation through lists and menus, and commissioning with wizards.|
|The new input concept using wizards speeds up the commissioning of SINAMICS G drives||Intuitive, fast commissioning|
|One article number for the provision of all of the user interface languages (including Chinese)||Simple ordering procedure and stock keeping|
|The design of the IOP-2 is open for future function extensions, wizards and languages||High flexibility and security of investment|
|Quick, easy upgrading to new function release via USB port. |
The new device software can be transferred without consideration of update modes (in contrast to the previous IOP).
Flexibly adaptable and always up-to-date.
Easy, time-saving handling of the update process.
Table 1: IOP-2 - Important features
Application fields / typical applications
The SINAMICS Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP-2) is an extremely user-friendly and powerful operator panel for SINAMICS standard drives. The SINAMICS IOP-2 supports both entry-level personnel and drive experts.
It is easy to commission standard drives thanks to the high-contrast, graphics-capable color display, the central sensor control field, the menu-based operation and the application wizards.
A drive can be largely commissioned without needing a printed parameter list – as the parameters are displayed in plain text, and explanatory help texts and the parameter filtering function are provided. Additional application wizards guide you through the commissioning of specific applications, such as conveyor systems, pumps, fans and compressors (see downloads). Commissioning can be carried out via quick commissioning or extended commissioning.
- The SINAMICS IOP-2 can be used in conjunction with the SINAMICS G120, G120X, G120XA, G120P, G120C, G120D, G110M, G110D and SIMATIC ET 200pro FC-2 converters.
- The IOP-2 can be plugged directly onto SINAMICS Control Units G120, G120P and on the compact SINAMICS G120C converter and the G120X, G120XA infrastructure converters.
- Also available as SINAMICS IOP-2 handheld. It can also be used on distributed converters via connecting cable with optical interface.
- With the door mounting kit, the IOP-2 can be installed, for example, in control cabinet doors (achievable degree of protection is IP55/UL type 12 enclosure).
Product properties and technical details
The SINAMICS IOP-2 offers the following main product features:
User-friendly commissioning of the SINAMICS G converters via
Quick commissioning without expert knowledge
|Series commissioning using the clone function|
|User-defined parameter list with a reduced number of self-selected parameters|
|Simple local commissioning using the handheld version|
Integrated plain text help function to locally display and remove fault messages
|Reduction of downtimes due to user-friendly signaling and diagnostic functions|
|The diagnostics of the converter are displayed in plain text, and can be used locally on-site without documentation|
|The support function assists in determining and analyzing the current drive configuration|
Fast and direct access to product information, FAQs, downloads.
High-contrast, graphics-capable color display to show status values, such as pressure or flow in bar charts, output fields or curve displays
|High degree of operator friendliness and intuitive operation|
|The membrane keyboard with central sensor control field and integrated control keys simplifies the input of values, navigation through lists and menus, and commissioning with wizards.|
|Status display with freely selectable units to specify physical values|
|User-specific parameter names in the status screen|
Intuitive manual operation of the drive possible without additional tools; manual/automatic mode switching
|"Manual" operating mode can be configured on a customer-for-customer basis using BiCo interconnections in the drive (p8542, p8543). The settings can be made in the SINAMICS IOP-2, "Open-loop control" menu.|
|The operating mode switchover at the SINAMICS IOP-2 (manual/auto using the IOP button) can be deactivated, or can be switched over by an external signal, for example, a key-operated switch (digital input of the Control Unit or via the PLC).|
|Yellow/black safety bar notifies users of activated safety functions|
|Easy cloning of specific settings of the IOP-2 user interface such as the status screen, language settings, illumination duration, date/time settings, parameter backup mode, and "My parameters". Once set, settings can easily be transferred to many other IOP-2s.|
Available user interface languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Czech, Polish, Turkish, Finnish and Simplified Chinese.
|Update of device functionality (e.g. languages, firmware) via USB||Can be flexibly expanded|
Table 2: Overview of the essential product features
Preconditions / dependencies
The SINAMICS IOP-2 with firmware V2.3 can be used with the SINAMICS converters G120 (CU240B-2, CU240E-2, CU250S-2), G120X, G120XA, G120P (CU230P-2), G120C, G120D (CU240D-2, CU250D-2), G110M, G110D and SIMATIC ET 200pro FC-2 with a SINAMICS Pool firmware version from V4.4 to V4.7 SP10 (G110D with GP Pool firmware V3.6; G120X/ XA with V4.7 SP11 OA V18.104.22.168.1).
A detailed overview of the supported drive systems and their associated firmware releases can be found in entry ID 67273266. The IOP firmware ≥ V2.0 can only be used on the IOP-2 device hardware.
Functions no longer supported
The following functions of its predecessors (6SL3255-0AA00-4Jx1, x = A/C) are no longer supported by the IOP-2:
- Commissioning, control, diagnostics, monitoring of the following SINAMICS converters:
- SIMATIC ET 200pro FC (GP Pool)
The product has been replaced by its successor SIMATIC ET 200pro FC‑2.
- SINAMICS S110 (CU305)
A first generation IOP with firmware version V1.6 SP2 will remain available for these drive systems for a transitional period (see announcement of product phase-out of the first IOP generation).
New commissioning concept as of IOP-2 V2.3
The new commissioning concept for SINAMICS G converters G120, G120X, G120XA, G120P, G120C, G120D, G110M and SIMATIC ET 200pro FC-2 will only be supported as of SINAMICS Pool firmware version V4.7 SP3. For converters with older firmware versions, V2.3 automatically provides the wizards from IOP-2 V2.2.
Extended commissioning currently does not support dialog-guided configuration of application functions such as PID and Boost. The known application wizards from IOP-2 V2.2 can be made accessible again by reloading on IOP-2. Please contact your Siemens contact person in this regard (intranet).
The IOP-2 supports the following certificates: CE, UL/CSA, C-Tick/RCM, EAC.
At the moment, there is not yet a KC certificate for the IOP-2 (certification of machines and plants in Korea). The certification is in progress. As soon as we receive the certificate, this will be communicated.
Announcement of product phase-out of the first IOP generation
The phase-out (P.M400) of the first IOP generation was announced on October 1, 2017. Product cancellation (P.M410) is scheduled for October 1, 2019. No more additional functions are planned for the first IOP generation. Additional functions will only be implemented on the basis of the IOP-2.
The following products are affected:
|Products||Article number||Announcement of product phase-out|
|Intelligent Operator Panel IOP V1.6 SP2 |
with 13 user interface languages (without Chinese)
|Intelligent Operator Panel IOP V1.6 SP2|
with the user interface languages Simplified Chinese,
English and German
|IOP handheld (incl. IOP 6SL3255-0AA00-4JA1)||6SL3255-0AA00-4HA0||2017-10-01|
Table 3: Ordering data
With the delivery release of the new IOP-2, the following components will become available for ordering:
|Product||Article number||Scheduled start of delivery|
The IOP-2 is currently supplied ex stock with FW V2.2. V2.3 is expected to be available from 01/2019. Firmware V2.3 is also available as a download -> see Download
|SINAMICS IOP-2 handheld|
for mobile wired use of the IOP-2 with SINAMICS G120, SINAMICS G120C, SINAMICS G120P, SINAMICS G110D, SINAMICS G120D, SINAMICS G110M or SIMATIC ET 200pro FC-2.
Includes: IOP-2 (6SL3255-0AA00-4JA2), handheld housing, rechargeable batteries (4 x AA), charging unit (international), RS 232-connecting cable (3 m), USB cable (1 m)
|Available for delivery|
SINAMICS door mounting kit IP55
|6SL3256-0AP00-0JA0||Available for delivery|
RS 232 connecting cable with optical interface
|3RK1922-2BP00||Available for delivery|
Table 4: Order data
Third-party software – license conditions and copyright notes
You can find the copyright notes on the third-party software, especially Open Source Software, as well as applicable license conditions for this type of third-party software in the file READ_OSS.HTM file.
Special note for resellers
The notes and the license conditions contained in the READ_OSS.HTM file must be passed on to the purchaser in order to avoid the reseller and purchaser from violating the licensing conditions.
Availability of the source code
Some license conditions of third-party software components used in this product may oblige us to provide you with the source text and further information for these components. You can find this information either directly on the product itself or with the product (e.g. on a mass storage medium, DVD). Should this not be possible due to technical reasons, Siemens will send you this OSS Source Code against payment of the handling expenses. Please contact the address specified at the end of this section regarding this matter.
Customer Services DF&PD
DF CS SD CCC TS
Gleiwitzer Str. 555
90475 Nuremberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (911) 895 7222
Readme_OSS.html (1.1 MB)
|Firmware download IOP-2 V2.3 (V02.03.00.00.26) |
with 14 user interface languages and an application wizard for the reinstallation of an existing IOP-2 with article number 6SL3255-0AA00-4JA2
Note: The firmware cannot be used on a first-generation IOP (6SL3255-0AA00-4JA1, 6SL3255-0AA00-4JC1)!
| IOP-2_Firmware_V02_03_00_00_26.zip (8.1 MB)|
|Overview of available firmware releases for the IOP||See 67273266|
Table 5: Downloads
Catalogs, advertising publications, image database, Internet presentation
|Catalog||Catalog D31 - German|
|Catalog D31 - English|
|SINAMICS IOP-2 Internet||SINAMICS G120 -> supplementary system components|
|SINAMICS G120 -> Supplementary system components|
|SINAMICS G120 brochure||SINAMICS G120 - the modular frequency converter|
|SINAMICS G120P brochure||SINAMICS G120P – the specialist for pumps, fans, and compressors|
|Image database - IOP||Image database; enter search text "IOP-2"|
Table 6: Catalogs and brochures
|Operating instructions - Intelligent Operator Panel 2 (IOP-2) - 11/2018 edition||See 109755879|
Table 7: Documentation