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Release for general availability, Motion Control System SIMOTION Version V4.1 SP1 HF6

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Effective immediately, SIMOTION Software Version V4.1 SP1 HF6 has been released for general availability.
The release refers to the Engineering-System SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP1 HF6 as well as the SIMOTION Runtime software V4.1 SP1 HF6.

Effective immediately, SIMOTION D410, D425, D435 and D445 with SIMOTION V4.1 SP1 HF6 are released. SIMOTION D control modules are operated with SINAMICS firmware V2.5 SP1 HF5.
A new 1 GB CF card (6AU1400-2PA00-0AA0)  will be introduced for SIMOTION D with HF6. This will replace, with full compatibility, the previous 512 MB CF card 6AU1400-2NA00-0AA0.

Effective immediately, SIMOTION C230-2/C240 with software release V4.1 SP1 HF6 is released.
SIMOTION C230-2 and
MMC cards for C240 (6AU1720-1KA00-0AA0) will be supplied with SIMOTION Kernel V4.1 SP1 HF6.

Effective immediately, SIMOTION P350 with software release V4.1 SP1 HF6 is released for general availability.

SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6 should be used when configuring SIMOTION platforms with V4.1 SP1 HF6.

Contents:

1. General
2. Functional scope
3. Compatibility
4. Components that have been released
 

1. General

Effective immediately, SIMOTION V4.1 SP1 HF6 is released for general availability. We generally recommend it use.
For the change to Hotfix 6, both SCOUT as well as also the runtime version of the particular platform should be upgraded.

With the release for general availability, the software is supplied both on CD as well as also DVD (refer to the Order Nos.). Version 4.1 SP1 HF6 replaces the previous supply of V4.1 SP1. The Order Nos. for V4.1 SP1 HF6 will be kept and therefore will not change.

Users with a valid software update service contract for SCOUT or SCOUT Stand-alone will be automatically supplied with the upgrade to SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6 (supplied on a DVD).

When ordering for the first time, all of the customers will receive the software on DVD – even if the Order No. for the CD is specified when ordering. If the software is to really be supplied on a CD, then the software must be ordered as a spare part.

Supply on a CD as data medium will no longer be used for the next software release V4.1 SP2. Information about this will be provided through an update.  

From V4.1 SP1 onwards, the license key will be supplied on a USB stick; this applies both to a full license as well as to an upgrade. The corresponding USB stick is provided in the package supplied. The Automation License Manager is used for transfer and/or upgrade as usual. Instead of the floppy disk drive, only the removable storage device (USB stick) has to be specified as source.

 

2. Functional scope

  • SIMOTION V4.1 SP1 HF6 removes a series of function restrictions for SIMOTION version V4.1 SP1. The use is generally recommended.
    The function restrictions that have been resolved can be taken from the list of limitations and constraints (on the SCOUT add-on CD (CD_5) under: \1_Important).
  • SIMOTION D4x5 and CX32 with Safety Integrated Extended Functions:
  • Safety Integrated Extended Functions can now also be activated via safety-relevant communications "PROFIsafe on PROFIBUS" (previously: Only via terminals of the Terminal Module TM54F).
  • Control (F logic) is realized via SIMATIC F-CPU, which is connected via PROFIBUS with PROFIsafe (e.g. a CPU 317F-2 DP)
  • Max. number of servo axes with Safety Integrated Extended Functions per Control Unit:
  • SIMOTION D4x5: 5

  • SIMOTION D4x5 with connected CX32: 4

  • Controller Extension CX32: 4

Note:

In the readme file associated with V4.1 SP1 HF6, it was incorrectly specified that PROFIsafe has still not been released in conjunction with SIMOTION D4x5. Please ignore this information.

You will find additional information on the subject of Safety Integrated in:

  • In Catalog PM21 - 2008, Chapter 11 or

  • in the Mall https://mall.automation.siemens.com/ under Drive technology > AC drive converters > Low-voltage drive converters > Chassis units SINAMICS S120 > Safety Integrated

  • The use of "WinCC flexible 2007 (V1.2) HF3 integrated in SCOUT" has been released with V4.1 SP1 HF6.
    WinCC flexible 2007 (V1.2) HF3 only has to be installed if WinCC flexible is to operated, integrated in SCOUT. The restrictions (limitations) and data regarding possible scope levels (i.e. number of I/O etc.) can be taken from the readme file for WinCC flexible 2007 (V1.2) HF3.
    In all other cases, WinCC flexible 2007 (V1.2) HF3 does not have to be installed.

Otherwise, the functional scope corresponds to that of software release V4.1 SP1 (refer to Article ID 26366113).

3. Compatibility

SIMOTION SCOUT Version 4.1 SP1 (HF6) is compatible to Versions V4.0, V3.2, V3.1 and V3.0.

Projects that were generated with older versions can also be handled/processed using Version 4.1 SP1 (HF6). When required, project data can be subsequently saved in the V4.0, V3.2, V3.1 or V3.0 format.

Projects, that were generated using older versions can be upgraded to the new version (e.g. if the existing project is to be expanded by functions provided in Version 4.1 SP1). The description should be taken from the readme file or the Manual.

The current SIMOTION compatibility list showing which software and hardware can be combined is available through Article ID 18857317.

 

4. Components that have been released

Order Nos.

Designation

Version

SIMOTION
Engineering-System

6AU1 810-0BA41-1XA0

SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6 CD

V4.1 SP1 HF6  

6AU1 810-0BA41-1XE0

SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6
Upgrade CD

V4.1 SP1 HF6  

6AU1 810-1BA41-1XA0

SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6 DVD

V4.1 SP1 HF6    

6AU1 810-1BA41-1XE0 SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6
Upgrade DVD
V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1 810-0CA41-1XA0 SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP1 HF6 CD V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1 810-0CA41-1XE0 SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP1 HF6
Upgrade CD
V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1 810-1CA41-1XA0 SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP1 HF6 DVD V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1 810-1CA41-1XE0 SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP1 HF6
Upgrade DVD
V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1 810-1HA20-1XA0 DCC SINAMICS V2.0 SP1 HF2 DVD V2.0 SP1 HF2  
6AU1 810-1JA20-1XA0 DCC SIMOTION V2.0 SP1 HF6 DVD V2.0 SP1 HF6  
6AU1410-0AA00-0AA0 SIMOTION D410 DP  
6AU1410-0AB00-0AA0 SIMOTION D410 PN  
6AU1 425-0AA00-0AA0 SIMOTION D425  
6AU1 435-0AA00-0AA1 SIMOTION D435  
6AU1 445-0AA00-0AA0 SIMOTION D445  
6SL3 040-0NA00-0AA0 SIMOTION CX32 Controller Extension  
6AU1 400-2NA00-0AA0

CompactFlash Card (CF) 512 MB
!!! The product is to be phased-out !!!

with SINAMICS S120 drive software and SIMOTION Kernel, can be pre-licensed using Z options

SIMOTION V4.1 SP1 HF6,

SINAMICS V2.5 SP1 HF5

6AU1 400-2PA00-0AA0

CompactFlash Card (CF) 1 GB

with SINAMICS S120 drive software and SIMOTION Kernel, can be pre-licensed using Z options

SIMOTION V4.1 SP1 HF6,

SINAMICS V2.5 SP1 HF5

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0 SIMOTION Controller C230-2 V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1700-0AA02-0AA0 MMC 32MB for SIMOTION C230-2
with boot loader, can be pre-licensed using Z options
 
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0 SIMOTION Controller C240  
6AU1720-1KA00-0AA0 MMC 64MB for SIMOTION C240
with boot loader and firmware, can be pre-licensed using Z options
V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1350-3AK41-1BE2
- Z V41
SIMOTION P350 (V3) Profibus,
Pentium M 2GHz, without DVD-ROM
V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1350-3AK43-1BE2
- Z V41
SIMOTION P350 (V3) Profibus,
Pentium M 2GHz, with DVD-ROM
V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1350-3AK41-2BE2
- Z V41
SIMOTION P350 (V3) Profinet,
Pentium M 2GHz, without DVD-ROM
V4.1 SP1 HF6    
6AU1350-3AK43-2BE2
- Z V41
SIMOTION P350 (V3) Profinet,
Pentium M 2GHz, with DVD-ROM
V4.1 SP1 HF6    

 

SIMOTION update contracts

SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6 will be supplied in SIMOTION update contracts.

Customers that have not entered into an update service contract can order the current software release using the previously specified Order Nos.

The current floating license V4.1 is still valid. This means that it is sufficient to order just one upgrade in order to upgrade several computers to release V4.1 SP1 Hotfix 6. 

For more detailed information, please contact your responsible Siemens office.

 

DCC SIMOTION / DCC SINAMICS

To use DCC, the corresponding product DCC SINAMICS or DCC SIMOTION must be ordered with license. DCC SIMOTION includes the license for DCC SIMOTION and DCC SINAMICS.
Licenses already supplied for V2.0 will remain valid for V2.0 SP1 HF2/6. 
The DCC libraries (DCB) will be automatically installed, and optionally, also the DCC Editor (CFC) with the setup for SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6. It is not necessary to separately install the DCC-DVD that can be ordered.

 

CamTool

The CamTool V2.2 is included as software without license when SCOUT V4.1 SP1 HF6 or SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP1 HF6 is supplied. For CamTool V2.2 the authorization has been changed over from Single License to Floating License. As a result of this changeover, CamTool now has the possibility of saving the License keys on a network drive and the validation using a trial license. When installing CamTool V2.2 for permanent use, a new license is required. Existing licenses V2.1 can be upgraded to V2.2 by ordering an upgrade.
If the possibilities offered with the new license key are not required, the installation of CamTool V2.1 SP1 can be kept. SCOUT or SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP1 HF6 also still work with CamTool V2.1 SP1.

 

 

SIMOTION D: 1 GB CF card to replace the 512 MB CF card
A new 1 GB CF card (6AU1400-2PA00-0AA0) will be introduced for SIMO
TION D. This will replace, with full compatibility, the previous 512 MB CF card 6AU1400-2NA00-0AA0.

Both CF cards will be supplied with SIMOTION Kernel V4.1 SP1 HF6 and SINAMICS Integrated drive software V2.5 SP1 HF5.

The 512 MB CF card is therefore declared as a product to be phased-out and the shipment of 513 MB CF cards will be stopped within the next 3 months.

When the 512 MB CF card is no longer shipped, then this will be automatically substituted with the new 1 GB CF card.

The 1 GB CF card will offer extended possibilities of use in conjunction with future SIMOTION versions (>= V4.1 SP2). This is the reason that we recommend that an immediate changeover is made to the new 1GB CF card.

 

CF card with pre-installed runtime licenses: 

When the 1GB CF card becomes available, this can also be ordered with pre-installed licenses (Z options).
Further, the pre-installed licenses for the 512 MB and 1 GB CF card can be printed on the label below the Order No. when a Z option is specified and ordered.

Example with Z option for D425 MultiAxesPackage + 2 TControl licenses:

6AU1400-2PA00-0AA0-Z
Z=M42+T02

A maximum of 7 different Z options are printed on the label of the CF card. For more than 7 different Z options, instead of the Z options on the CF card, the reference text "Z = see delivery order" is printed on the label; whereby in practice, this case will only occur extremely infrequently.

CF cards as part of a Multi Axes Bundle will not have this additional labeling possibility.

 

Compatibility:

The new 1 GB CF card can be used with all SIMOTION D units where, up until now, the 512 MB CF card was also able to be used. This means, with

D410 (6AU1410-0A*00-0AA0), all kernel versions

D425 (6AU1425-0AA00-0AA0), all kernel versions

D435 (6AU1435-0AA00-0AA1), all kernel versions

D445 (6AU1445-0AA00-0AA0), all kernel versions

Please carefully note that for the 1 GB CF card, presently only 512 MB of data can actually be used; this limit is valid both when using the card with SIMOTION as well as for other uses, e.g. to save or archive documents. (also refer to FAQ article ID 28787276).

 

SIMOTION Multi Axes Bundle: 

Depending on the particular version, a Multi Axes Bundle comprises a SIMOTION D425, D435 or D445 as well as a CF card with "Multi Axes Package"license for the particular SIMOTION D hardware. The Multi Axes Bundle will be changed over to the new 1 GB CF card within the next 3 months.

 

The SIMOTION MultiAxes Bundles (all platforms) that include a control and pre-licensed card will not be shipped with V4.1 SP1 HF6.
 

For additional and more detailed information on Multi Axes Bundle and Z options, please refer to
Catalog PM 21 - 2008