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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109772867, Entry date: 11/13/2019

Delivery release BRAUMAT / SISTAR V8.0

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BRAUMAT / SISTAR V8.0, the industry-specific control system especially for the control and monitoring of recipe-controlled production processes such as in the food, beverages and tobacco industries as well as for comparable batch-oriented production processes.

1. Overview of the range of functions

Based on the Siemens 'Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)' automation concept, BRAUMAT/SISTAR offers the following advantages and benefits for the reliable operation of the plant as well as for efficient and flexible engineering:

  • Robust and proven industrial standard components SIMATIC S7-1500 and SIMATIC S7-400
  • Modular control system with modern distributed server-client architecture
  • Increased availability through optional server redundancy
  • Flexible and simple integration of field devices and drives on the basis of PROFINET and PROFIBUS
  • Seamlessly scalable from the smallest unit up to a large plant network
  • Efficient and plant-wide engineering
  • Simple and quick system expansion and optimization in runtime 

2. What's new in V8.0?


New batch reports

    • Individually configurable report templates with all possibilities of MS Excel
    • Simple assignment of the process values to the KOPs (key operating parameters) for the report 
    • Integral feature (no license is required)

Extended and convenient reporting with PM-Quality

    • Powerful reporting functions with PM-Quality as optional extension
    • Simple and convenient data connection to PM-Quality via SQL adapter
    • Additional license required for PM-Quality

HW Support

Route Control with S7-1500

    • Route Control is now also released for S7-1500

PCU cross coupling

    • Direct cross-coupling and data transfer between different PCUs (AS stations)
    • S7-1500 <-> S7-1500
    • S7-1500 -> S7-400


    • A supplied visualization object provides the visualization in the process picture
    • Integrated in the recipe system
    • Fully automatic operation of single-component and multi-component weighing
    • Reproducible accuracy
    • Free assignment of components to silos and weighers
    • Setting the weighing parameters (e.g. coarse flow, fine flow, tolerances, calibration, etc.)
    • Optional control of the dosing valves by the system

Support of Software Controller

    • CPU 1507S
    • CPU 1505S (is part of the ET 200SP Open Controller, CPU1515SP PC2)
    • Enables new and more flexible system configurations

Integration of frequency converters

    • Based on BRAUMAT ICM incl. 'Faceplate-View'


Extended User Management with PM-Logon as optional extension

    • Support of RFID card readers (LogIn/LogOut)
    • Connection to Microsoft Active Directory (domain management)
    • Additional license required for PM-LogOn

Encrypted communication

    • Encryption of the TCP-IP coupling for the terminal bus via "IPSec"

Simplified licensing

New Single Area Client
    • Attractively priced client for Lean and Full Edition for exclusive operations within the same area

License included for communication between PCU and IOS server
    • The 'Industrial Ethernet SOFTNET-S7 Basis' license is included in the scope of delivery

3. Software requirements

Supported operating systems

BRAUMAT / SISTAR V8.0 is released for the following operating systems:

  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 (32-bit)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate/Enterprise SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition (64-bit)

Note: Not all station types (e.g. IOS server or IOS client) are suitable for every operating system. You can find details in the enclosed readme document.

Required SIMATIC software

BRAUMAT/SISTAR V8.0 is released for the following STEP 7 versions:

  • SIMATIC STEP 7 V5.5 SP4 or higher / V5.6 (for S7-400)
  • SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional (TIA Portal) V15.1 (for S7-1500)

4. Readme

In the enclosed readme file you will find additional information on BRAUMAT/SISTAR V8.0.
You can view this file in portable document format (.pdf):

  BM80-readme.pdf (397,4 KB)

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