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Delivery Release for SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Control System V8.1

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With more than 13 000 implemented projects in all industries, SIMATIC PCS 7 is one of the world's most successful process control systems (DCS). The newly released SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 system convinces with innovative functions and many detail improvements. It enables you to significantly reduce the engineering and commissioning times and at the same time increase the efficiency and availability of the plant equipment to make the overall operation more effective.

Contents

1 General Information

2 Product features/performance

3 Product and ordering information
3.1 Catalogs
3.2 Brochures
3.3 System documentation

4 Customer Support

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1 General Information

  • The delivery release applies to both the SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 process control system (EU) as well as to the regional version SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 ASIA (Chinese simplified).
  • A demo version of the SIMIT Simulation Framework V8.0 will be delivered together with the SIMATIC PCS 7 Software Media Package V8.1.

2 Product features/performance

Version 8.1 of the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system further enhances the functionality, ease of operation and user friendliness of the process control system with a multitude of individual measures (for supplementary information please see section "Product and Ordering Information"):

Operating systems

SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 will execute under the following operating systems:

  • Engineering Station, single-user system and OS Client:
    • Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate/Enterprise  (32 or 64 Bit)
  • Engineering Station, single-user system and OS Server:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition (64 Bit)

Licensing

  • Further expansion of the "online" form of delivery for SIMATIC PCS 7 software, License Keys and Software Update Service (SUS)

Software Update Service

  • A Software Update Service (SUS) agreement for SIMATIC PCS 7 always requires the latest system version.
  • Customers who have ordered SUS packages before the delivery release of SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 will be supplied with the respective updates to upgrade from SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 to V8.1.
  • Since August 14, 2014 the SUS packages for SIMATIC PCS 7 are also available as download products (for details see entry ID 99861707).
  • Within the scope of a special promotion scheme on the occasion of the introduction of the SUS download products, the download updates for upgrading SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.0 to V8.1 will also be shipped if the corresponding SUS download products are newly ordered until December 31, 2014.

System administration: SIMATIC PCS 7 Management Console (SMMC)

  • Creation of an Inventory Data Profile
  • Linking the Article No. with the online catalog
  • Simultaneously running installation procedures can easily be traced and checked for readiness
  • Comprehensive report on the usage of the licenses

SIMATIC PCS 7 Industrial Workstation based on SIMATIC Rack PCs

  • Basic system SIMATIC IPC647D (2HU) and IPC847D (4HU), planned delivery release: End of 10/2014
    • Depending on the station type the IPC is delivered with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 (64 Bit)
    • Maximum performance with Intel 4th generation Core i3, Core i5 or Xenon processors
    • Main memory up to 32-GB RAM with or without ECC (ECC RAM for high data consistency)
    • Hard drives up to 1 TB (3.5" SATA)
    • RAID 1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB mirror image disk drives), both with and without the option Hot Spare, RAID controller onboard
    • Different SSD configurations (240/480 GB) for high robustness and performance of ES/OS stations or OS servers
    • Optionally with redundant, diagnostic-capable power supply
    • Multi-Monitor operation for 2 screens via onboard interfaces
    • IPC647D 2HU rack with 50 % space saving compared to IPC847D 4HU rack
    • Long-term availability of at least 5 years
    • Guaranteed spare part supply over at least 5 years
  • Basic system SIMATIC IPC547E (4HU), planned delivery release: End of 10/2014
    • Depending on the station type the IPC is delivered with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 Bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 (64 Bit)
    • Intel 4th generation Pentium Dual Core, Core i5 or Core i7 processors
    • Main memory up to 32-GB RAM without ECC
    • Hard drives up to 1 TB (3.5" SATA)
    • RAID 1, 1 TB (2 x 1 TB mirror image disk drives), both with and without the option Hot Spare, RAID controller onboard
    • Different SSD configurations (240/480 GB) for high robustness and performance of ES/OS stations or OS servers
    • Optionally with redundant power supply (not diagnostic-capable)
    • Multi-Monitor operation for 2 screens via onboard interfaces
    • Availability of at least 1.5 to 2 years
    • Guaranteed spare part supply over at least 3 years

SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX systems (OS Client and compact systems)

  • Basic system SIMATIC IPC627D, delivery release planned for end of 11/2014
  • Available as ES/OS Station, OS Single Station (in each case with or without WinAC RTX), or OS Client
  • Configurations without WinAC RTX 2010 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 Bit), configurations incl. WinAC RTX 2010 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32 Bit)
  • ES/OS Station and OS Single Station incl. WinAC RTX 2010 optionally with interface for PROFIBUS (CP5622-compatible) or PROFINET (as from delivery stage 2, approx. end of 02/2015, CP1616-compatible)
  • Maximum performance in a small space with Intel Core i3 or Xenon processor
  • Memory technology DDR3-1600 DIMM (4 GB or 8-GB RAM)
  • 2 x Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 MBit/s; teaming ability
  • Available configuration options:
    •  Core i3-4330TE (2C/4T, 2.4GHz, 4-MB Cache, VT-x), 4-GB DDR3-1600 DIMM, 250-GB HDD SATA; DVD+/-R/RW, 1 x PCIe (x16), 1 x PCI
    •  Xeon E3‑1268Lv3 (4 Cores/8 Threads, 2.3 (3.3) GHz, 8-MB Cache, VT‑d, AMT), 8-GB DDR3-1600 DIMM, 240-GB SSD; DVD+/-R/RW, 1 x PCIe (x16), 1 x PCI
    •  Xeon E3‑1268Lv3 (4 Cores/8 Threads, 2.3 (3.3) GHz, 8-MB Cache, VT‑d, AMT), 8-GB DDR3-1600 DIMM with ECC, RAID 1, 320-GB SATA (2 x 320 GB, 2.5"); DVD+/-R/RW, 1 x PCIe (x16), 1 x PCI
  • Alternative design options with fixed mounted 22" TFT display with touchscreen, maximum resolution 1920 x 1080

SIMATIC PCS 7 Microbox systems (OS Client)

  • Basic system SIMATIC IPC427D or SIMATIC IPC477D, delivery release planned for end of 10/2014
  • Delivered with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 Bit) operating system
  • Powerful embedded industry PC, ultracompact, with Intel Core i7-3517UE processor, no fan required
  • Memory technology DDR3-1066 (4-GB RAM)
  • Available in two configuration options:
    • 1 x HDD, 320 GB
    • 1 x SSD, 160 GB
  • 2 x Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 MBit/s; teaming ability
  • Basic system SIMATIC IPC427D with onboard interfaces for Multi-Monitor operation with 2 screens
  • Basic system SIMATIC IPC477D with 22" touch panel, maximum resolution 1920 x 1080, and USB interface at front

Engineering System

  • Selective loading of CFC charts
  • Block type changes during operation (without AS stop) in the case of system configurations with AS 410
  • Warning message in the case of an attemp to access a CFC/SFC chart that is already in use 
  • Multi-project wide search for CFC charts
  • Automatic archiving

Advanced Engineering System (AdvES)

  • Service Pack 2 for SIMATIC PCS 7 Advanced Engineering System (AdvES) V8.0 with performance improvements during generation by approx. factor of 5; see also entry ID 101094383

PCS 7 Advanced Process Library (APL)

  • Central management of all colors of the OS objects (block symbols and picture blocks)
  • Proportionally scalable block symbols (user objects)
  • User-specific files *.emf can be configured on the block symbols
  • APL Extension with new blocks and functions, e.g.
    • New model-based predictive multi-value controller MPC10x10 for up to 10 coupled regulating and control variables and up to 4 measurable disturbance variables; incl. MPC configurator 
    • New time block with periodic time switch function
    • New channel block for totalizer function in field devices

Operator System

  • OS Multi-User Engineering
  • Support of different APL versions
  • Support of large quantity frameworks
  • Encrypted client-server communication
  • OpenPCS 7 Server supports OPC UA for the access to process values

Process Historian & Information Server (new)

  • Process Historian (Archive server)
    • OPC UA server for reading access to archive tags and messages
    • Significant performance increase with reading access to archive tags
    • Full backup of the PH database for restoration in an emergency: one-time, manual or continuous updating
    • Migration of existing WinCC segments (SIMATIC PCS 7 V7.0/WinCC V6.2 or higher) into the PH database - online and offline (backup)
  • Information Server (Reporting System)
    • Complete revision
    • Significant performance gain when creating reports

Plant Device Management: SIMATIC PDM

  • Integration of SIMATIC PDM V8.2+Update 1
  • With the integrated SIMATIC PDM V8.2+Update 1, SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 is a registered and certified FF-Host in compliance with Hist 61b (Class 61b Integrated Host System)
  • Major expansion of the supported FF field devices
  • For more information see the delivery release of SIMATIC PDM V8.2: 92561254

Plant Device Management: Maintenance Station

  • Parameterization of field devices with SIMATIC PDM on any MS Client
  • Indication of the group diagnostic status of PCS 7 system components (IPC, network components, automation systems) on MS/OS Clients and pure MS Clients
  • Maintenance information of the PCS 7 system components and field components is gathered and represented separately
  • In addition to the identity and diagnostic data the field device parameters can also be exported from the SIMATIC PDM database
  • Filter and parameter export function can be remote controlled via a OPC coupling
  • Improvement of the operator input and representation of information/information sources for different types of maintenance objects.

AS 410 Automation system

  • Two PROFINET interfaces integrated in the CPU
  • CPU 410 Expansion Packs for increasing the performance without replacing the hardware
  • Support of block type changes during operation (TCiR)

Communication: Industrial Ethernet Switches/Industrial Wireless LAN

  • Updating and expansion of the product spectrum of Industrial Ethernet switches SCALANCE X, e.g. with XM-400, X-500
  • Updating and expansion of the IWLAN product spectrum (Access Points and Client Modules)

Communication: PROFIBUS PA, Active Field Distributor

  • Active Field Distributor AFDiSD with extended Fieldbus diagnostics (EFD) for PROFIBUS PA, delivery release planned for 01/2015
  • For use in hazardous locations of Zone 1/21 and 2/22
  • EFD can be switched on by means of an operating mode switch 
  • EFD enables a comprehensive diagnosis of the bus segment, amongst other by identification, capturing and monitoring of:
    • Topology (DP/PA coupler, AFDiSD)
    • Voltage and current in the main and branch lines
    • Signal and noise levels
    • Capacitive unbalance to the shield and the main line

Communication: PROFINET Integration

  • Second PROFINET IO interface available on the CPU 410-5H
  • Remote I/O station ET 200SP with selected I/O module spectrum on PROFINET IO

SIMATIC BATCH

  • Multi-instance of SFC types 
  • Pre-defined batch name
  • Product-specific parameter limit values
  • Picture blocks in APL design

SIMATIC Route Control

  • Picture blocks in APL design

Safety Integrated for Process Automation

  • S7 F-Systems V6.1 Service Pack 2; see entry ID 98207412
  • Safety Matrix V6.2 Service Pack 2; see entry ID 102021000
    Note: When using SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 together with Safety Matrix V6.2+SP1 please be sure to install the Safety Matrix AS/OS Engineering V6.2 SP2!

3 Product and Ordering Information

3.1 Catalogs  

  • Catalog ST PCS 7 2014/15: "Process control system SIMATIC PCS 7 - system components"
    (ordering data without prices)

stpcs7_201415_catalog_de_Web.pdf (German,
         Article No. E86060-K4678-A111-C1)

stpcs7_201415_catalog_en_Web.pdf (English,
         Article No. E86060-K4678-A111-C1-7600)

Corrections for the printed edition of Catalog ST PCS 7 2014/15 in English and German:

  • This affects the ordering data tables of the SIMATIC PCS 7 Industrial Workstations IPC547E (pages 3/15 to 3/17), IPC647D (pages 3/23 to 3/25) and IPC847 (pages 3/31 to 3/32).
  • In these tables please replace the "0" in the 13th digit of the Article No. (represents the preinstalled SIMATIC PCS 7 software) of this table with a "1" in each case.
  • Correction example for SIMATIC PCS 7 Industrial Workstation IPC547E, ES/OS Single Station (page cutout):

  • Online Catalog and Ordering System (Industry Mall)

In the Industry Mall you will find Catalog information in English and German.

3.2  Brochures

  • Highlight Flyer SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1  "Performance you trust: Develop your full potential with the new version of SIMATIC PCS 7"

Performance you trust_de.pdf (German,
         Article No.: E20001-A243-P280)

Performance you trust_en.pdf (English,
         Article No. E20001-A243-P280-X-7600)

  • Brochure "The SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Control System", edition October 2014

br_pcs7_2014_de_Web.pdf (German,
         Article No. E86060-A4678-A131-B4)

br_pcs7_2014_en_Web.pdf (English,
         Article No. E86060-A4678-A131-B4-7600)

br_pcs7_2014_fr_Web.pdf (French,
         Article No. E86060-A4678-A131-B4-7700)

br_pcs7_2014_it_Web.pdf (Italian,
         Article No. E86060-A4678-A131-B4-7200)

br_pcs7_2014_es_Web.pdf (Spanish,
         Article No. E86060-A4678-A131-B4-7800)

3.3  System documentation

  • User manuals

As from 10/20014 the user manuals of the SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1 Process Control System will be available under the following link:
http://www.siemens.de/pcs7-dokumentation

  • Readme file for SIMATIC PCS 7 V8.1, multilingual

101094704

4 Customer Support

Siemens offers service & support for any project phase: From planning to commissioning to maintenance and modernization. An overview of the complete range of services is available on the Internet:

http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_de_WW/service (German)
http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_en_WW/service (English)

A clearly arranged entry page into the Industry Online Support for SIMATIC PCS 7 improves the findability of technical information and solutions:

http://www.siemens.de/industry/onlinesupport/pcs7 (German)
http://www.siemens.com/industry/onlinesupport/pcs7 (English)

With a newsletter subscription you will always get the latest information on your product spectrum. You can register under "mySupport":

http://support.automation.siemens.com

Support can be requested from the Technical Support (Hotline) using the support request procedure:

http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_de_WW/support_request (German)
http://www.siemens.com/automation/csi_en_WW/support_request (English)
 

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