Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 45047113, Entry date: 06/14/2016
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How can you determine the "E-Stand" (product version) of an operator panel?

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The E-Stand describes the current hardware version of a component against the version at the first rollout. It can be unterstood as a product version and is a important indicator for hardware changes which appear on the product life cycle. The FAQ shows where you can find the product version on the label.

Description
The "E-Stand" (product version) identifies products with the same order number but with changes compared with the version as delivered. These can be upwardly compatible enhancement of functions or the use of new components.
The "E-Stand" of an operator panel is given on the rating plate (on the back of the operator panel). There are two different types of rating plate depending on the operator panel:


Fig. 01: Operator panel with "E-Stand" 1


Fig. 02: Operator panel with "E-Stand" 3

Note
The X stands for the first figure in a series and at the same time identifies the "E-Stand". In the figure X, 4, 5, 6, the X stands for the number 3 and thus means "E-Stand" 3.

The changes that lead to the product release concerned are declared in the Change handbook for products on the Support pages. Further Information: http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/10805558/133200

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