Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 40227286, Entry date: 10/06/2015

What are the functional differences between the different SIMATIC panels?

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The TIA Selection Tool provides you with the option of selecting an operating device directly according to your technical demands.

TIA Selection Tool
The TIA Selection Tool facilitates device and module comparisons.
(See FAQ responses about the TIA Selection Tool.)

Home page of the TIA Selection Tool

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

  • In the ST 80 Katalog (Link)
    On the overview page that opens you enter the name of the "ST 80" catalog under "Filter".
  • In the manual for WinCC Professional V13.0 (in Entry ID 92323076)
    or for WinCC Advanced V13.0 (in Entry ID 91479053)
    • Section 10.11.5 - Device dependency

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      Section 10.15 - Performance features 

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  • In the device-specific operating instructions of each panel

To help you find the required technical information faster in the Online Service & Support Portal proceed as follows:

  • Enter the text of the panel or its article number in the top right search field.
  • Click the product in the Product Links window.
  • In the window that opens you click the "Technical/CAx data" tab. This gives you all the technical data of the selected product.

More information about the range of functions of the SIMATIC HMI operator panels is available in the Online Help of WinCC flexible and WinCC (TIA Portal).
A configurator for easy selection of SIMATIC HMI operator panels is available in the Industry Mall.

Excel Table
The Excel table provides a comparison of discontinued devices. (The list is just an excerpt and is no longer updated. In future please use the Industry Online Support, the TIA Selection Tool or the Industry Mall.)

 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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