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FAQ How do you incorporate an operator panel created with WinCC flexible 2008 into a local network in order to save archive data on the PC?

An example to explain how to integrate an operator panel into a network. Other network constellations are possible, but these generally require further knowledge of networks.

01/14/2019
ID: 13336639
FAQ How resistant to chemicals are the SIMATIC HMI operator panels and Industrial PCs?

Information about the chemical resistance of the fronts/surfaces of our SIMATIC HMI operator panels.

01/14/2019
ID: 39718396
FAQ Which SIMATIC HMI operator panels does Siemens currently offer for hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmosphere (Ex2/22)?

SIMATIC HMI operator panels available for hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmosphere (Ex2/22)

08/29/2018
ID: 291285
FAQ Why is the selected communication driver marked red in the "Connections" menu in the HMI configuration?

Cause and solution and information about which current and older panels can communicate with SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 PLCs.

06/27/2018
ID: 109475049
FAQ When upgrading your TIA Portal project to V15 why do you get an error and the message indicating that the HMI device is not supported?

Older operator panels are no longer supported in TIA Portal V15.

02/02/2018
ID: 109754931
FAQ Which SIMATIC HMI operator panels and Industry PCs have a shipbuilding certificate?

Shipbuilding certificates of the classification societies for SIMATIC HMI operator panels and Industry PCs

01/30/2018
ID: 36727563
FAQ When scrolling through alarm logs, how do you avoid the view being reset when new alarms arrive?

When scrolling through alarm logs in an alarm display, the window content suddenly shifts if a new alarm arrives while viewing. This FAQ response describes how to retain the scroll position in the view despite arrival of new alarms.

12/07/2017
ID: 109737950
FAQ Which GSDML files are there for SIMATIC HMI operator panels with PROFINET IO?

GSDML files ("General Station Description Markup Language") contain "profiles" with device properties like interfaces etc. which are the basis for configuring communication with such devices. This FAQ response compiles sources for the GSDML files of the SIMATIC HMI operator panels.

07/07/2017
ID: 29339880
FAQ How do you use a script to determine whether a storage drive with removable media (USB stick, SD/MM card) is ready for writing on an HMI device?

This FAQ response includes a sample script which checks whether a storage medium is available on an HMI device and whether or not it is ready for writing. You can change the script to suit your requirements.

03/17/2017
ID: 89855157
FAQ What connecting cables are there for connections between the operating units and the different controllers?

SIMATIC operating units can communicate with many different controllers. For this you need different cables and cable types. This FAQ response gives you an overview of the types of communication, the cables that can be used and their interface assignments.

11/15/2016
ID: 29034071
FAQ Which hardware can be connected to the USB port on HMI operator panels?

Connection of external devices to the USB port of HMI operator panels.

02/23/2016
ID: 19188460
FAQ How do you change the date format on PCs and SIMATIC operator panels with WinCC flexible Runtime?

You can change the date format on a PC via the Windows Control Panel under "Regional and Language Options". On a Windows-based panel, you can change the date format in the Control Panel under "Regional Settings". ...

06/15/2015
ID: 32199678
FAQ How on a Windows-based panel can you use a script to save and read out data in a text file?

VB scripts permit you to store any data on the operator panel on a USB removable medium. This FAQ response explains how to program such scripts.

04/07/2015
ID: 26107211
FAQ How do you migrate a SIMATIC WinAC MP project from SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP2 to SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) V11/V12?

Instruction The following FAQ deals with the migration of SIMATIC WinAC MP projects (SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP3) to SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) V11 SP2 Update 3 or newer. A migration of SIMATIC WinCC flexible 2008 SP3 projects is only possible from SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) V11 SP2 Update 3. ...

09/29/2014
ID: 65766912
FAQ Why is the "WinAC MP" option not available for the MP 277 (configuration environments: WinCC (TIA Portal) and WinCC flexible)?

Background To ensure the supply of spare parts it was necessary to modify the SIMATIC MP 277 8' / 10'. The updated devices are therefore delivered with a new device image. ...

09/08/2014
ID: 101378874
FAQ How can you safely copy or move archives in WinCC flexible?

Description The function list below in the WinCC flexible manual is recommended for copying/moving archives. ...

06/16/2014
ID: 64929232
FAQ How do you establish a direct connection between HMI Panels and frequency converters (SINAMICS and Micromaster)?

Application example about direct connection between HMI Panels and frequency converters.

05/23/2013
ID: 29522676
FAQ How can you access tags of an operator panel using an Excel application with WinCC flexible 2008?

This FAQ response describes how you can access the tags of an operator panel with an Excel application. Instructions...

03/15/2013
ID: 19439822
FAQ Why can you not access an enabled folder in Windows XP SP3 on a panel?

Description On a panel it is not possible to access an enabled folder from a computer with the Windows XP SP3 operating system installed. ...

03/06/2013
ID: 50052548
FAQ Which HMI components can you connect with S7-200 CPU and what should you watch out for when doing so?

Configuration Notes:   You can connect a SIMATIC S7-200 CPU with different types of HMI devices. Here you must take into account differences in communications protocols, baud rates and the number of connections possible. The HMI device always plays the active part in the communication. This entry covers the following two aspects: One HMI component can communicate simultaneously with multiple SIMATIC S7-200 CPUs ...

02/25/2013
ID: 14188898
 
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