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FAQ How do you download the 3D, CAx and ePLAN data for the SIMATIC products?

You can use the CAx download manager to access the latest product data for your CAD or CAE system.

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FAQ What are the article numbers of the backup batteries for SIMATIC IPCs and SIMATIC Field PGs?

Backup batteries are used to maintain basic functions in the case of a power failure. We explain here how you can determine the article number of the backup battery of your SIMATIC IPC or SIMATIC Field PG.

ID: 64351747
FAQ How do you find the UL certificates for SIMATIC modules?

The following instructions show you how to find the UL certificate on our Support pages taking the example of an S7-1500 digital input module (article number: 6ES7 521-1BL00-0AB0).

ID: 102840331
FAQ What should you watch out for when using Windows XP / Server 2003 on IPCs?

Description Microsoft has announced the end of Extended Support for the operating systems list in Table 01. ...

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FAQ How can you transfer data via USB from a WinCC flexible configuration computer to a Windows-based operator panel and which USB cables can be used for this?

Description The document attached for downloading contains information on the topic of ...

ID: 19142034
FAQ How do you make printouts on different printers in WinCC flexible PC Runtime?

Instructions In WinCC flexible PC Runtime you cannot explicitly specify printers for printouts. All printouts from the WinCC flexible PC Runtime are always output on the default printer set in Windows. ...

ID: 49741726
FAQ Which program changes have to be made in an S5 controller if a line or graphics operator panel with PROFIBUS connection is replaced by a Windows-based operator panel?

Configuration Notes: If you wish to exchange a line or graphics operator panel, which is connected to a SIMATIC S5 controller via a PROFIBUS DP link, for a Windows-based operator panel, this necessitates the program changes described below. ...

ID: 31676209
FAQ Why should a SIMATIC PC not be switched on in the buffered UPS mode?

Description: A UPS protects a computer from sudden drops in supply voltage and related loss of data. The UPS immediately recognizes the loss of voltage provision and provides the computer with voltage a few milliseconds later from the built-in buffer battery. However, a UPS cannot supply the necessary switch-on current for the computer. ...

ID: 31255135
FAQ Which PCI slots in the SIMATIC PCs have exclusive use of the interrupt - i.e. don't share it with other PCI devices?

Configuration notes: Overview of PCI slots without interrupt sharing In the example below we show the assignments of the PCI IRQ lines to the PCI slots of Rack PC 847B. Modules requiring an exclusive interrupt can be used for slot 5 or 8 and 6 or 9 in the APIC mode. ...

ID: 12981782
FAQ How can you calculate the actual local time (summer time or winter time) in the S7-300/400 CPU and then use it on the panel as system time?

There is no time conversion of the S7-300/400 CPU clock to summer or winter time in automation facilities with integrated time synchronization.

ID: 19324378
FAQ How can you use an English operating system with a German keyboard without having to worry about the z and y keys?

Description: You have installed an English operating system on your computer. Upon installation it was assumed that you are using an American keyboard. However, you want to use a German keyboard. This leads problems when logging on and above all when entering the password. You must make sure that you use the z key instead of the y key and vice versa. Once you have logged on, you can create your own configuration with the correct keyboard definiti ...

ID: 902013
FAQ How is the connection between a Windows-based panel and a SIMATIC S5 set up?

Instructions: SIMATIC HMI Windows-based panels do not possess a TTY (20mA) interface which is needed for communication with a SIMATIC S5 PLC. ...

ID: 21923974
FAQ How can I log in on a Windows 2000 computer without keyboard (e.g. Panel PC)?

Description: Normally it is not possible to have other programs start automatically before the Windows 2000 login procedure.  ...

ID: 15293021
FAQ Which settings do you have to make on the TS Adapter IE to transfer a ProTool project via Teleservice?

Configuration Notes: Using the TS Adapter IE (TSA-IE), you can transfer the configuration of a panel or Runtime PC connected to an Ethernet network via the telephone network. ...

ID: 27153767
FAQ How do you switch an operator panel to transfer mode when the autostart's timeout is set to 0 seconds?

Instructions:   No. Procedure 1 If 'Zero Seconds' is set for the delay time ('Autostart' or 'Startup Delay') when the operator panel is started, then the operator panel starts with the corresponding Runtime configuration directly after booting. ...

ID: 23034454
Application example WinCC flexible 2005: Accessing a Panel via an HTML Page Supported by Sm@rtAccess

Problem:   Your customer has different plant sections that are operated via several multi panels. ...

ID: 26331265
FAQ How can I acknowledge alarms in WinCC flexible via the PLC?

Instructions: Proceed as follows to acknowledge error messages via the controller. ...

ID: 19439876
FAQ What measures are taken with SIMATIC PCs to ensure permanent operation of the ATA hard disks?

Configuration Notes: The experience and failure rates of the last few years have shown that permanent operation of ATA hard disks in SIMATIC PCs in no way increases security risks. In this respect numerous measures are employed in particular with hard disks to ensure the high SIMATIC quality standards. When selecting long-term availability ATA hard disks they are put through numerous tests (e.g. mechanical and continuous tests) by our development department before bein ...

ID: 24510769
FAQ Which hard disks are used in SIMATIC PCs and what are the differences between SCSI and ATA hard disks?

Configuration Notes: Both 2.5' and 3.5' hard disks with memory capacities of over 40 GB are used in the SIMATIC PCs. Here both parallel ATA hard disks (PATA) and increasingly serial ATA hard disks (SATA) are used. These have a higher data transfer rate that the PATA hard disks and the slim, shielded SATA cables provide much greater security than the broad, unshielded PATA cable. ...

ID: 24508350
FAQ What factors affect the service life of ATA hard disks and what does the MTBF value mean?

Configuration Notes: Hard disks are sensitive electromechanical products whose reliability is greatly influenced by their surroundings and environment. Alongside relative humidity, power fluctuations or failure, shocks and vibrations, it is above all high temperatures that are a frequent cause of hard disk faults. The reliability of the electronics and mechanics - spindle motor and bearing - depends heavily on it. Inadmissible operating environments (e.g. exceeding of tempera ...

ID: 24510106
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