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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 63272442, Entry date: 09/26/2012
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Delivery release for Motion Control System SIMOTION Version V4.2 SP1 HF12

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With immediate effect, the SIMOTION Software Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 has been released for delivery. This release includes the Engineering System SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone V4.2 SP1 HF12 as well as the SIMOTION Runtime Software V4.2 SP1 HF12 which is supplied with the SIMOTION SCOUT.

With immediate effect, the Control Units SIMOTION D4xx and D445-2/D455-2 with Software Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 have been released.

With immediate effect, the SIMOTION C240/C240 PN with Software Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 has been released.

With immediate effect, SIMOTION P320-3 and SIMOTION P350-3 with Software Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 have been released.

Contents

1. General information

2. Scope of functions

3. Compatibility

4. Test certificates

5. Components released

6. SIMOTION SCOUT / SIMOTION Software Update Service contracts on delivery

7. Further information

1.   General information

With immediate effect, SIMOTION V4.2 SP1 HF12 has been released for delivery. We generally recommend that you replace the Version V4.2 SP1. The Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 for SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone completely replaces the existing Versions V4.2 SP1 HF1 delivered for the SIMOTION Engineering Systems.

Users who have already concluded a valid Software Update Service contract for SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone automatically receive the SIMOTION SCOUT V4.2 SP1 HF12 (on DVD). According to the contractual conditions applying to Software Update Service contracts, the contract owner of a valid SUS contract automatically receives all engineering software versions which have so far been introduced in production. Computers which have already been upgraded to the previously released Version V4.3 SP1 keep this version. All computers with Version V4.2 SP1 which are still used should be upgraded to the Version V4.2 SP1 HF12.

All licenses for SCOUT V4.2 remain valid.

2.   Scope of functions

Various functional restrictions applying to the Engineering System and runtime kernels have been corrected in SIMOTION V4.2 SP1 HF12.

More detailed information is provided in the Readme file.

/cs/pool/doc.gif Readme.rtf ( 933 KB )

3.   Compatibility

SIMOTION SCOUT Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 is compatible with the Versions V4.1, V4.0 and V3.2.

Projects which have been created with older versions

  • can be upgraded to the new version (for example, if the existing project shall be extended by functions included in the Version V4.2 SP1 HF12). The relevant description is included in the Readme file resp. in the manual.
  • can also be processed with the SCOUT Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 (only the project data are converted upwards). If required, you can afterwards store the project data in the formats V4.1, V4.0 and V3.2. Projects which have been created under V3.0 or V3.1 must be upgraded before to the Version V3.2 using an older SCOUT version.

The topical SIMOTION compatibility list stating the software and hardware combinations can be found under 18857317.

Note regarding the TopLoading application
The Toploading application V1.9 is required when using the TopLoading application with SIMOTION V4.2 SP1 HF12. Due to several interface changes in SIMOTION V4.2 SP1, the Version V1.8 of the application is no longer supported.

4.   Test certificates

In general, the SINAMICS Safety Integrated functions provided by SINAMICS / SIMOTION are certified by independent institutes. You can obtain a list of the components which have been certified so far from your local Siemens office. If you have any questions regarding certifications which have not yet been completed please contact your local  Siemens contact person.

SIMOTION D Kernel/Firmware Versions V4.2 SP1 HF12

SINAMICS Integrated drive software version

V2.6 SP2 HF13 (V02.60.45.22)

V4.4 HF12 (V04.40.23.25)

Firmware Version "Safety Integrated Basic Functions"

V02.60.40.00 (CU)

V04.40.22.00 (CU)

Firmware Version "Safety Integrated Extended Functions"

V02.60.45.13 (CU)

V04.40.23.04 (CU)

Control Units supported

D410, D425, D435, D445, D445-1, CX32

D445-2, D455-2, CX32-2

For the current status of available certificates regarding international standards and machine safety (German Technical Inspectorate (TÜV), German Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (BGIA)), see the following link: http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/de/13305690/134200

5.   Components released

SIMOTION SCOUT

Order numbers

Designation

Version

6AU1810-1BA42-1XT7

SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT V4.2 SP1 HF12 DVD, Demo/Trial Version with trial license

V4.2 SP1 HF12

6AU1810-1CA42-1XT7

SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.2 SP1 HF12 DVD, Demo/Trial Version with trial license

V4.2 SP1 HF12

 

Note:

The above-stated order numbers must be ordered as spare part since otherwise the latest version (currently V4.3 SP1) is delivered.

The SIMOTION Engineering Systems SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone are delivered with a trial license. With this license, the use is restricted to 14 days following the date of first use. With the trial license, the software may only be used for testing and validation. The standard licenses for V4.2 continue to be valid. This ensures a normal use of the Engineering System.

Use the license which you have acquired for SIMOTION SCOUT V4.2 SP1 for licensing the SIMOTION SCOUT V4.2 SP1 HF12.

The delivery version of the following SIMOTION SCOUT DVDs is also migrated to V4.2 SP1 HF12. Users who have not signed a Software Update Service contract can upgrade the Versions V4.2 SP1 which they have received so far to the new Version V4.2 SP1 HF12 using the above-stated order numbers. As the license V4.2 remains valid, you can upgrade several computers with a delivered Version V4.2 SP1 HF12. When selecting the order number, please observe the SCOUT or SCOUT Stand-alone product line used in each case.

  • 6AU1810-1BA42-1XA0   SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT V4.2 SP1 DVD
  • 6AU1810-1BA42-1XE0   SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT V4.2 SP1 Upgrade DVD
  • 6AU1810-1CA42-1XA0   SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.2 SP1 DVD
  • 6AU1810-1CA42-1XE0   SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.2 SP1 Upgrade DVD

 

SIMOTION C and SIMOTION D

The Memory Cards for SIMOTION C and SIMOTION D4xx/D4x5-2 are supplied with a newer SIMOTION version. As per August 2012, this is the Version V4.3 SP1 HF1. The Firmware V4.2 SP1 HF12 is supplied with the SIMOTION SCOUT. If required, you can upgrade / downgrade the SIMOTION hardware to V4.2 SP1 HF12. For SIMOTION D and SIMOTION C, the firmware can also be downloaded from the Product Support, see 31045047 and 31263919.

With the device Update Tool for upgrading SIMOTION devices, SIMOTION provides a user-friendly solution. The Firmware Support Package V4.2 SP1 HF12 is supplied with the SIMOTION SCOUT. For SIMOTION D and SIMOTION C, the Firmware Support Package can also be downloaded from the Product Support, see 33119786.

SIMOTION P

SIMOTION P320-3 is supplied ex factory with a newer SIMOTION kernel. As per August 2012, this is the Version V4.3 SP1 HF1. In addition to further software versions, the restore DVD comprises the Version V4.2 SP1 HF12.

SIMOTION P350-3 is supplied ex factory with the SIMOTION kernel V4.2 SP1 HF12 if the Version V4.2 has been stated via the Z option when ordering. The kernel V4.2 SP1 HF12 is stored on the SCOUT DVD and can be used for upgrading / downgrading the SIMOTION P platforms to the Software Version V4.2 SP1 HF12.

6.   SIMOTION SCOUT / SIMOTION Software Update Service contracts on delivery

SIMOTION SCOUT / SIMOTION Software Update Service contracts

Users who have concluded a valid Update Service contract for SCOUT or SCOUT Stand-alone automatically receive the Hotfix 12 for SCOUT V4.2 SP1 (on DVD). Users who have not signed a Software Update Service can order the current software version stating the above-stated order numbers. For more detailed information, please contact your local Siemens office.

7.   Further information

Further information on the new functions provided by SIMOTION V4.2 SP1 is included in the delivery release for SIMOTION V4.2 SP1 (50534427).