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Delivery release for SIMOTION Motion Control System version V4.4 HF1/2

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Effective immediately, SIMOTION version V4.4 HF1/2 has been released for delivery.

  

Overview of contents

1. General

2. Functional scope

3. Compatibility

4. Test certificates

5. Released components

6. SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT TIA / SIMOTION update contracts / miscellaneous delivery version

7. New functions not released with SIMOTION V4.4 HF1/2

1. General

Effective immediately, SIMOTION V4.4 HF1/2 is released for delivery.

The release refers to the following components:

  • SIMOTION SCOUT Engineering System, SCOUT Stand-alone and SCOUT TIA of version V4.4 HF2
  • SIMOTION kernel/firmware V4.4 HF1 (contained in the SIMOTION SCOUT scope of delivery)
  • CamTool V3.0 SP3
  • DCC SIMOTION V2.3 HF1
  • SIMOTION CLib Studio V3.3 HF1 (note: customer-specific delivery release)

SIMOTION SCOUT V4.4 HF2  and kernel/firmware version V4.4 HF1 is the first generally released version within main version V4.4.

Users with a valid software update service contract for SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone are delivered automatically with SIMOTION SCOUT/SCOUT Stand-alone, including SCOUT TIA version V4.4 HF2 (DVD delivery).

Effective immediately, the SIMOTION D410-2 and D4x5-2 Control Units with software version V4.4 HF1/2 have been released. New CF cards for SIMOTION D410-2 (6AU1400-1PA23-0AA0) and SIMOTION D4x5-2 (6AU1400-2PA23-0AA0) were introduced with SIMOTION kernel/firmware V4.4 HF1. For availability reasons, the previous CF cards 6AU1400-1PA22-0AA0 and 6AU1400-2PA22-0AA0 will be phased-out in the mid-term. The new CF cards are compatible.

Effective immediately, SIMOTION C240 / C240 PN is released with software version V4.4 HF1/2. The MMC card for SIMOTION C240 / C240 PN (6AU1720-1KA00-0AA0) is delivered with SIMOTION kernel/firmware V4.4 HF1.

SIMOTION P350-3 and P320-3 will be supported until firmware version V4.3. Firmware V4.4 HF1 is no longer available for the two PC-based controllers.
Later, a new SIMOTION P320-4 platform with the V4.4 firmware will be introduced via a hotfix for V4.4.

2. Functional scope

Overview of the new V4.4 functions

SIMOTION V4.4 provides new functions.

The most important new functions are:

  • SIMOTION inside TIA Portal (SCOUT TIA)
  • A host of rounded-off features in SCOUT V4.4 (e.g. sub-folders in the project navigator, control in LAD/FBD, "Go to" function in all editors, new mode selector switch)
  • Extension of trace functions (e.g. trace to memory card)
  • Extension of runtime functions (e.g. text files to memory card)
  • Extension of the handling functions (e.g. path control panel, rounded-off standard kinematics, customer-specific transformation interface)
  • Safety Integrated functional scope in accordance with SINAMICS V4.7
  • SIMOTION as shared I-Device
  • Extensions for Utilities & Applications (e.g. new version of the SIMOTION easyProject project generator; the project generator can now be called directly from SCOUT)
  • New user administration for SIMOTION IT (no default passwords, several security levels, ...)

SIMOTION inside TIA Portal (SCOUT TIA)

With the integration of the SIMOTION motion control system in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal, the comprehensive motion control functionality of SIMOTION, including its deep integration of the drive technology (Integrated Drive Systems, IDS), can now also be used in the TIA Portal.

In addition, the TIA Portal provides new, particularly efficient and user-friendly mechanisms for hardware and network configuring in one consistent fully-graphic editor, as well as the user-friendly connection to the HMI (including the new SIMATIC Comfort Panels and the Basic Panels of the second generation).

All the automation components are united in the TIA Portal project.

Video for the "SIMOTION inside TIA Portal":

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmoHhWyVZ2M (German)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCvuhSzzhi4 (English)

SCOUT TIA V4.4 HF2 configures the SIMOTION C240/C240 PN motion controller as well as the SIMOTION D410-2 and D4x5-2 Control Units, including CX32-2/CBE30-2, in the TIA Portal with kernel/firmware version V4.3 and V4.4.
Also, the so-called SIMOTION Drives in TIA Portal. These are SINAMICS S120 drives with firmware version V4.5 and V4.7 provided they are interconnected with a SIMOTION-CPU via PROFINET or PROFIBUS.
The new SIMOTION P320-4 platform will also be integrated in the TIA Portal later.

In particular, the current version of SIMOTION SCOUT TIA V4.4 HF2 does not support the following SCOUT and TIA Portal functionality:

  • DCC SIMOTION / DCC SINAMICS
  • Scripting of HWCN data; consequently, SIMOTION Easy Project (project generator) and the device update tool are also affected
  • XML export/import of HWCN data (note: XML export/import of the pure SCOUT/SCOUT TIA data is possible)
  • Library concept of the TIA Portal (note: complete SIMOTION device as copy template, however, is possible)
  • Diagnostic channel (HMI) for SIMOTION drives SINAMICS S120 CUs
  • Upload of the HWCN data in the TIA Portal for SIMOTION devices (note: upload of the pure SCOUT TIA data is possible)
  • PROFIBUS: F-Proxy, PROFIsafe slave-to-slave communication (e.g. SIMOTION Drive S120 <> ET 200 Fail Safe)
  • PROFINET: Media redundancy MRPD (note: MRP client is possible), Performance Upgrade, Shared I-Device, Shared Device (e.g. S120 or ET 200) below a SIMOTION CPU, F-Proxy via GSDML (this means: F-Proxy is possible only in the same project via property configuration as RT I-Device or non-isochronous IRT I-Device), F-Proxy on SIMOTION D410-2

The migration of an existing SCOUT V4.4 project (STEP 7 V5.5 SP4) to SCOUT TIA V4.4 (TIA Portal V13) via the "migration tool" of the TIA Portal and the additional existing "migration tool plug-in" of the SCOUT TIA is generally possible. Both are integral components of the TIA Portal installation as well as of the SCOUT TIA installation.
The above deployment notes as well as the deployment conditions of the other TIA Portal clients (such as STEP 7, WinCC) and the advanced documentation must be observed.

The SCOUT V4.4 DVD delivery scope permits not only the installation of SCOUT in the traditional STEP 7 V5.5 SP4 environment, but also the installation of SCOUT TIA in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal of version V13. We recommend that the latest update for TIA Portal is always installed.
A "SCOUT TIA Stand-alone" version is not available. The "SCOUT Stand-alone" delivery package includes SCOUT TIA. This means: The previous installation of a TIA Portal Framework using another TIA Portal client is always required for SCOUT TIA (such as: STEP 7, WinCC, Startdrive).

SIMOTION device proxy in the TIA Portal

In addition to the direct integration of SIMOTION in the TIA Portal, the device proxy is also available as further possibility. The device proxy is a proxy object in the TIA Portal for devices that do not belong to the TIA project. The main field of application for SIMOTION are applications for which the project is held in the traditional STEP 7 V5.5 environment and only the HMI configuring is made in the TIA Portal environment (e.g. for Comfort Panels only available in the TIA Portal).

Preconditions are the licensed installation of:

  • STEP 7 V5.5 SP4
  • SIMOTION SCOUT V4.4 HF2
  • SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 Update 4
  • Totally Integrated Automation Portal V13 Update 2
  • SIMOTION SCOUT TIA V4.4 HF2
  • STEP 7 Professional V13 Update 2
  • WinCC Professional V13 Update 2
  • as well as project-specific extensions ...

The device proxy supports in the SCOUT V4.4 project SIMOTION CPUs with kernel/firmware version V4.4 and V4.3.
Further details are contained in the SIMATIC manual (see 76878921).

The device proxy must be initialized with the U7/PROJECT.MCP file from the project directory.

WinCC flexible 2008 SP3

For the use of WinCC flexible 2008 SP3, Update 4 for WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 is contained in the SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone V4.4 HF2 delivery package.
In the meantime, Update 5 for WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 has been released. For associated notes and the download, see 58860033

SIMOTION Handling - Function extensions

The path control panel is used to commission the handling kinematics. It is therefore possible to control and monitor path objects without a user program.
Applications include the following:

  • Enabling and disabling all connected axes
  • Functional test of path objects and the connected axes
  • Commissioning and setting up the kinematics
  • Cartesian traversing in the BCS or in an OCS
  • Traversing the machines axes
  • Monitoring axis positions and Cartesian coordinates

 

The transformation equations for "3D roller picker" and "cylindrical robot" have been augmented for the kinematic types available in the system. Consequently, SIMOTION covers all common industrial kinematic types.

In addition, a free transformation interface has been added. This allows customer-specific kinematics and their transformation equations to be added to the system and configured appropriately.
Notice: Previously, this was possible in an application only with a standard library ("Kinematic transformation").

The new "Calibrate" SCOUT screenform allows coordinate systems to be calibrated efficiently. The orientation of the Base Coordinate System for the kinematic zero point or an Object Coordinate System with regard to the Base Coordinate System are available for selection. The function also contains a quality check of the selected points, the system calculation of the offset and a simple transfer of the calculated values to the project.

New user administration for SIMOTION IT

SIMOTION kernel/firmware V4.4 brought significant changes concerning the safety and the functionality. This caused major changes at many places that users must observe. The Readme file for SIMOTION IT provides a summary.
(VOL2\Addon\4_Accessories\SIMOTION_IT)

Details are also provided in the appropriate documents:
SIMOTION IT Diagnosis and Configuration
VOL3\Documentation\English\3_SIMOTION_IT\SIMOTION_IT_Diagnostics_and_Configuration.pdf
and at 98993568

SIMOTION IT Programming and Web Services
VOL3\Documentation\English\3_SIMOTION_IT\SIMOTION_IT_Programming_and_Web_Services.pdf
and at 98993590

SIMOTION IT Virtual Machine and Services
VOL3\Documentation\English\3_SIMOTION_IT\SIMOTION_IT_Virtual_Machine_and_Servlets.pdf
and at 98956262.

Detailed information about the new V4.4 functions

A detailed description of the new functions is contained in the following documents:

Simotion_Neue_Funktionen_V44.pdf ( 4725 KB )

Simotion_New_Features_V44.pdf ( 4355 KB )

3. Compatibility

SIMOTION SCOUT version V4.4 HF2 is compatible with version V4.3, V4.2, V4.1, V4.0 and V3.2.

Projects created with older versions, can

  • be upgraded to the new version (e.g. when the existing project is to be expanded by functions of version V4.4 HF2), the associated description is provided in the readme file or in the manual.
  • also be processed with SCOUT version V4.4 HF2 (the project data is only converted upwards). If necessary, the project data can then be saved in the V4.3, V4.2, V4.1, V4.0 and V3.2 formats. Projects created under V3.0 or V3.1 must first be upgraded with an older SCOUT version to a version as of V3.2.

The current SIMOTION compatibility list with the combinations of software and hardware can be found under 18857317.

A parallel installation of SCOUT V4.4 with STEP 7 V5.5 SP4 and SCOUT TIA V4.4 with TIA Portal V13 is possible under Windows 7 SP1 (side-by-side).

NOTICE: A reverse conversion of projects from SCOUT TIA to SCOUT is not possible.

Note for the TopLoading application

When using the TopLoading application with SIMOTION V4.4 , the Toploading application as of V1.9 is mandatory. Version V1.8 of the application is no longer supported because of the interface changes as of SIMOTION V4.2 SP1.

4. Test certificates

The Safety Integrated functions of SINAMICS are generally certified by independent institutes. A list of currently certified components is available on request from your local Siemens office. If you have any questions relating to certifications that have not been completed, please ask your Siemens contact.

The new SIMOTION D CF cards are delivered with kernel/firmware V4.4 HF1 and SINAMICS Integrated drive software.

SIMOTION D kernel/firmware V4.4 HF1 versions

Version of SINAMICS Integrated drive software V4.7 HF1 (04.70.35.04)
Version of the "Safety Integrated Basic Functions" firmware: V04.70.32.00 (CU)

V04.70.35.00 (P2, only for D410-2)

Version of the "Safety Integrated Extended Functions" firmware V04.70.29.00 (CU)

V04.70.28.00 (P2, only for D410-2)

Supported Control Units D410-2, D425-2, D435-2, D445-2, D455-2, CX32-2

The current status of the available certificates with regard to international standards and machine safety (TÜV, BGIA) can be found at: http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/10805436/134200.

5.Released components

SIMOTION SCOUT, incl. SCOUT TIA

Article numbers Designation Version
6AU1810-1BA44-0XT7 SIMOTION SCOUT V4.4 HF2 Engineering System, incl. SCOUT TIA on DVD, demo/trial version with trial license V4.4 HF2
6AU1810-1CA44-0XT7 SIMOTION SCOUT Stand-alone V4.4 HF2 Engineering System, incl. SCOUT TIA on DVD, demo/trial version with trial license V4.4 HF2
6AU1810-1BA44-0XA0 SIMOTION SCOUT V4.4 HF2 Engineering System, incl. SCOUT TIA, on DVD with full license V4.4 HF2
6AU1810-1BA44-0XE0 SIMOTION SCOUT V4.4 HF2 Engineering System, incl. SCOUT TIA, on DVD with upgrade license V4.4 HF2
6AU1810-1CA44-0XA0 SIMOTION SCOUT Stand-alone V4.4 HF2 Engineering System, incl. SCOUT TIA, on DVD with full license V4.4 HF2
6AU1810-1CA44-0XE0 SIMOTION SCOUT V4.4 HF2 Stand-alone Engineering System, incl. SCOUT TIA, on DVD with upgrade license V4.4 HF2

SIMOTION CamTool

Article numbers Designation Version
6AU1810-0FA30-3XA0 SIMOTION CamTool V3.0 SP3 DVD / full license V3.0 SP3
6AU1810-0FA30-3XE0 SIMOTION CamTool V3.0 SP3 DVD / upgrade license V3.0 SP3

SIMOTION CLib Studio (C/C++ programming)

Notice: Customer-specific delivery release

Article numbers Designation Version
6AU1810-1KA33-0XA0 SIMOTION CLib Studio V3.3 / full license V3.3 HF1
6AU1810-1KX33-0AA8 SIMOTION CLib Studio Source Code V3.3 V3.3 HF1

SIMOTION DCC

Article numbers Designation Version
6AU1810-1JA23-0XA0 DCC SIMOTION V2.3 HF1 DVD / full license V2.3 HF1
6AU1810-1JA23-0XE0 DCC SIMOTION V2.3 HF1 DVD / upgrade license V2.3 HF1

SIMOTION D

For SIMOTION D, V4.4 HF1 introduces new 1 GB CF cards for SIMOTION D410-2 and SIMOTION D4x5-2. The previous CF cards (article number 6AU1400-1PA22-0AA0 and 6AU1400-2PA22-0AA0) will be phased-out in the mid-term and remain at the previous delivery version V4.3.x. The new CF cards are compatible.

Article numbers

(new CF cards)

Designation Version/note
6AU1400-1PA23-0AA0 Compact Flash card (CF) 1 GB for SIMOTION D410-2
with SIMOTION kernel/firmware and SINAMICS S120 drive software; current software release; can be pre-licensed with Z options

Notice: Only for SIMOTION D410-2

V4.4 HF1 (SINAMICS V4.7 HF1)

replaces CF card with article number

6AU1400-1PA22-0AA0

6AU1400-2PA23-0AA0 Compact Flash card (CF) 1 GB for SIMOTION D4x5-2
with SIMOTION kernel/firmware and SINAMICS S120 drive software; current software release; can be pre-licensed with Z options

Notice: Only for SIMOTION D4x5-2

V4.4 HF1 (SINAMICS V4.7 HF1)

replaces CF card with article number

6AU1400-2PA22-0AA0

CF cards deployed previously for the D410-2 and D4x5-2 can still be used. Available licenses not yet assigned to a CF card can also be used for the new CF cards.

SIMOTION D410 and D4x5
As already announced with SIMOTION V4.3, no V4.4 HF1 firmware is available for the SIMOTION D410 and D4x5 Control Units being phased-out.
The previous firmware versions are available on the Internet at 31045047

Until further notice, SCOUT versions > V4.4 will support the configuration of SIMOTION D410, D425, D435 and D445-1 with SIMOTION V4.3 functionality and SIMOTION D445 with SIMOTION V4.2 functionality.

It is not possible to configure D410 and D4x5 Control Units in the TIA Portal.

For further details, see D4xx type discontinuation (96312508).

SIMOTION C

Article numbers Designation Version/note
6AU1720-1KA00-0AA0 MMC 64 MB for SIMOTION C240 / C240 PN with SIMOTION kernel/firmware; can be pre-licensed with Z options V4.4 HF1

The C230-2 with article number "6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0" remains available only as spare part and will no longer be supported as of kernel/firmware version V4.2. However, it can still be configured with SCOUT V4.4 with kernel/firmware version < V4.2.

SIMOTION P350-3 / P320-3

SIMOTION P350-3 and P320-3 will be supported up to firmware version V4.3. Firmware V4.4 HF1 is no longer available for the two PC-based controllers.
Later, a new SIMOTION P320-4 platform with the V4.4 firmware will be introduced via a hotfix for V4.4.

6. SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT TIA / SIMOTION SCOUT update contracts / miscellaneous delivery version

SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT TIA

The SCOUT V4.4 DVD delivery scope permits not only the installation of SCOUT in the traditional STEP 7 V5.5 SP4 environment, but also the installation of SCOUT TIA in Totally Integrated Automation Portal V13.
SCOUT / SCOUT Stand-alone and SCOUT TIA V4.4 can be installed on a PC "side-by-side". Only one SCOUT V4.4 license is required.

SIMOTION SCOUT version V4.4 HF2 requires STEP 7 version V5.5 SP4 as options package. SCOUT Stand-alone V4.4 HF2 also provides the STEP 7 components of version 5.5 SP4. SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone have been released for the Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 SP1 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate (32- and 64-bit) operating systems.

SIMOTION SCOUT version V4.4 is the last version that supports the Windows XP operating system. As of version 4.5, it is planned to discontinue support for Windows XP.

SIMOTION SCOUT software versions must be ordered using the above article numbers. New orders of parts for older versions are no longer automatically substituted with SIMOTION version V4.4 HF2. This avoids the necessity to order previous versions as spare part.

SIMOTION SCOUT TIA version V4.4 HF2 requires the installation of the Totally Integrated Automation Portal V13. SCOUT TIA has been released for the Windows 7 SP1 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate (32- and 64-bit) as well as Windows 8 Enterprise (64-bit) operating systems.

SIMOTION SCOUT update contracts

Users with a valid software update service contract for SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone are delivered automatically with SCOUT / SCOUT Stand-alone V4.4 HF2 (DVD delivery), including SCOUT TIA. Users without update service contract can order the current software release using the above article numbers.

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

SIMOTION C and SIMOTION D4xx-2

The MMC for SIMOTION C and the new CF cards for SIMOTION D4xx-2 are delivered with kernel/firmware V4.4 HF1.

Kernel/firmware V4.4 HF1 is contained in the SIMOTION SCOUT scope of delivery. If required, the SIMOTION hardware can be upgraded to V4.4 HF1. For SIMOTION D and SIMOTION C, the kernel/firmware is also available in the product support as download, see 31045047 (SIMOTION D) and 31263919 (SIMOTION C).

SIMOTION offers with the device update tool a user-friendly solution to update SIMOTION devices. The firmware support package V4.4 HF1 is included in the SIMOTION SCOUT scope of delivery. For SIMOTION D and SIMOTION C, the the firmware support package is available in the product support as download, see 33119786.

SIMOTION DCC

The appropriate DCC SIMOTION product with license must be ordered for the application. DCC SIMOTION includes the license for DCC SIMOTION and DCC SINAMICS. Previously delivered licenses for V2.1 and V2.2 SP1 retain their validity for V2.3. Previously delivered licenses for V2.0 require an upgrade license. The setup for SCOUT V4.4 HF2 also automatically installs the DCC libraries (DCB) and optionally also the DCC editor (CFC V8.0 SP4 Update 2). A separate installation of the DCC DVD available for ordering is not necessary.

7. New functions not released with SIMOTION V4.4 HF1/2

The following functions have not been released with SIMOTION V4.4 HF1/2:

  • Safe Brake Test (SBT)

The release is granted only with a following hotfix.

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

 

Update 6th. Oct. 2014:

Contrary to the description in the readme file on the SCOUT DVD the power module PM240-2 has been released for SIMOTION D / SINAMICS Integrated with V4.4 HF1/2.