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Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 40227286, Entry date: 03/03/2016

What are the functional differences between the different SIMATIC panels?

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This FAQ response shows you different ways of obtaining a comparison of the technical data of the SIMATIC HMI operator panels.

TIA Selection Tool

The TIA Selection Tool provides you with convenient comparison options for selecting an operating device according to your technical demands. (See FAQs about the TIA Selection Tool.)
Home page of the TIA Selection Tool

Siemens Industry Mall

The Siemens Industry Mall includes a comprehensive catalog of all the available components along with their technical data. Enter the article number of a specific panel or its type designation to obtain all the product information.
Home page of the Siemens Industry Mall

WinCC (TIA Portal) Manuals and ST 80 Catalog

Detailed technical information on the SIMATIC HMI operator panels is available in the documents below.

Siemens Industry Online Support

In the Siemens Industry Online Support, in the Find mask on the right, you enter the type designation or the article number of the device concerned and then select the desired model under "Product Links".
In the overview that opens you select the link "Technical Data".

WinCC flexible and WinCC (TIA Portal) Online Help

Further information about the scope of functions of the SIMATIC HMI operator panels is available in the Online Help of WinCC flexible and WinCC (TIA Portal).

Excel comparison table

The Excel table below gives you a comparison of discontinued devices (the list is just an excerpt and is no longer updated).
 Registration required 40227286_PanelCompare.xls (281.0 KB)

Operator panels for hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmosphere

An overview of which operator panels you can use in hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmosphere is available in Entry ID: 291285.

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