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System overview 3.1/5

SIMATIC WinCC basics 3.1/7

SIMATIC WinCC configuration 3.1/10

Scalability with SIMATIC WinCC 3.1/12

Virtualization with SIMATIC WinCC 3.1/14

Openness with SIMATIC WinCC 3.1/16

Selection and ordering data 3.1/18

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System overview

Figure 3.1/1 Process visualization with SICAM SCC

SICAM SCC process visualization for electric power SICAM SCC functions for use with SICAM and IEC 61850
distribution and transmission systems SICAM SCC is tailored to be used in energy applications
supporting operators with the task of optimizing system
SICAM SCC HMI for SICAM and IEC 61850 management. It provides a fast and clear overview of the
The process visualization and control system is a central ele- system operating states. The specific properties of the HV
ment of the distribution and transmission of electric energy. and MV switchgear in control and monitoring direction
The SICAM SCC HMI system from the SICAM product line is (double commands and double-point indications) are opti-
the optimum solution for your control and monitoring mally implemented in the indication lists and the graphic
requirements. The system is independent of the Siemens process visualization.
substation technology installed. SICAM SCC is compatible
with the SICAM PAS Power Automation System and the prod- SICAM SCC logging that adds value
ucts AK, TM, EMIC and MIC from the SICAM line. And in case The original time stamps are logged in the indication lists in
you are not using a substation controller in your station: ms resolution as generated in the devices. Each indication is
SICAM SCC communicates directly with bay units and protec- displayed with a number of additional information items.
tion devices that support the IEC 61850 communication They provide information about the up-to-dateness of the
standard. As a result, it can be used as an overall HMI system information in the event of a device or communication fail-
for devices. ure (up-to-date/not up-to-date) or an active bay blocking or
telecontrol blocking. In addition, they specify the cause of
SICAM SCC based on SIMATIC WinCC the status change (spontaneous, command) and, in case of a
Common HMI for SICAM and SIMATIC command, they provide information about the source of the
SICAM SCC is based on the SIMATIC WinCC system, one of the operation (local, remote). In addition to process indications,
world-leading process visualization systems, adding the func- command indications are logged, too. Each command opera-
tions required for use as substation operating system of the tion is thus documented completely and in detail, from the
electric process in high-voltage and medium-voltage systems. command initiation by the operator to command output and
The compatibility with SIMATIC WinCC allows SICAM SCC to be feedback from the process after change of status of the con-
used as an add-on together with SIMATIC WinCC on one com- trolled switchgear.
puter. This enables an integrated system solution for visualiz-
ing and controlling the industrial manufacturing processes,
using SIMATIC automation devices (e.g. S7 and PCS7), and the
electric energy process (e.g. with SICAM PAS).

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System overview

SICAM SCC from process visualization to topological status changes to be processed in the station but not trans-
coloring mitted to the higher-level control center.
IndustrialX controls are used to control and monitor the
switchgear in the fully graphical process images (single-line Substations are usually controlled from the higher-level control
diagrams). These switchgear objects support 4 different dis- centers, whereas switching commands are to be rejected by the
play modes (IEC, DIN, SINAUT LSA, SICAM) for circuit break- stations internal HMI; the switching authority is assigned to the
ers and disconnectors. In addition, project-specific bitmaps higher-level control center. If control from the HMI is required for
can be defined to represent the switchgear devices and link operational management reasons, the switching authority can
them with the objects. Setpoint flashing and spontaneous be obtained. If the substation is connected to several control
flashing plus the display of various device and communica- centers, the switching authority can also be assigned to specific
tion states (e.g. up-to-date/not up-to-date, bay blocking and channels. Additionally, different switching authorities can be
telecontrol blocking) are supported with the aim to provide used, e.g. for the different voltage levels.
reliable visualization. Measured values and switchgear states,
which are no longer updated due to a device or communica- SICAM SCC reduced engineering effort
tion failure or an active bay blocking, can be updated manu- Exchanging data with the connected substations frequently
ally from the SICAM SCC operator station. The switchgear involves several thousand indications, measured values and
devices can be controlled either directly or by using Select commands. SICAM SCC provides wizards which considerably
before operate. Topological coloring is available for visual- facilitate the configuration of such information. The configu-
3 izing the process with single-line diagrams. ration tools (SICAM PAS UI Configuration, SICAM TOOLBOX II)
provide the required description of the process data in elec-
SICAM SCC shared substation automation functions tronic form and can be imported conveniently using the SCC
with SICAM PAS wizards. Redundant data entries are thus avoided. SCD files
Additional functions are supported when using the system in can be imported for IEC 61850 devices which are connected
conjunction with SICAM PAS: If, for example, maintenance or directly.
tests have to be carried out for the process domain of a bay
controller, it may not be desirable that status changes are
actually processed by the SICAM PAS substation automation
processing functions nor logged in the HMI. This can be
implemented easily by activating the bay blocking function.
The telecontrol blocking function can be used if you want

Figure 3.1/2 Process visualization with SICAM SCC

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SIMATIC WinCC basics

SIMATIC WinCC the platform on which SICAM SCC operates

Important characteristics overview WinCC/CAS offers the possibility for setting up a scalable,
The WinCC basic software is the core of an integrated system central process data archiving. The WinCC/Web Navigator
comprising WinCC, WinCC options and WinCC Add-ons, all allows you to visualize and operate your plant via the Inter-
designed to build up a solution tailored to your specific net with nearly the same functionality as a WinCC client but
requirements. The basic software itself represents a power- with unbeatable flexibility.
ful, universally applicable process visualization system that
offers all features of a sophisticated HMI software. Virtualization
In addition to WinCC Clients, WinCC Servers can now also be
used with WinCC V7.0 SP3 under VMware ESXi, and engi-
Runtime software neering stations under VMware Workstation or VMware
All HMI functions onboard, this characterizes the runtime Player. This means that complex client/server structures as
component of the WinCC basic software: Starting with a user well as single-user systems can be configured with virtual
administration that meets all requirements of Good Manufac- environments.
turing Practice (GMP), ranging to a user interface with lots of
configurable controls and functions up to a performant mes- Openness
sage and archiving system based on the integrated MS SQL SIMATIC WinCC consistently builds on the highest possible
Server. Reporting and logging system as well as integrated
control technology functions complete the list.
openness and ability to integrate as it is designed for using
standard technologies and software tools: This comprises
basic technologies, operating systems, the ways of commu-
Engineering software nication or the ability to integrate scripts, all on a non-propri-
The engineering component WinCC CS offers a set of editors etary basis.
that leave nothing to be desired when talking about effi-
ciency or user friendliness. Libraries and wizards make the
generation of a project fast and easy and reduce error-prone-
ness considerably. As a software for most complex HMI tasks,
WinCC is able to handle comprehensive projects and mass

The basic system is scalable in all respects by employing
WinCC options. The basic software can already be adapted to
increasing quantity structures by finely graded licenses.
Yet, a chosen license can easily be upgraded in regard to the
number of process tags. By employing WinCC/Server, you can
run WinCC as a client/server application. WinCC/Redundancy
is used to build up a highly available SCADA system.

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SIMATIC WinCC basics

SIMATIC WinCC detailed description of the major function layers and the objects contained in them can be
functions displayed and hidden, depending on the zoom factor.

Basic functionality Message system

SIMATIC WinCC doesnt just acquire process messages and
The runtime application of the WinCC basic software local events, it also stores them in circular archives and then
Overview makes them available as desired on a filtered or sorted basis.
Integrated user management Messages can be derived from individual bits, can be a result
User interface of an alarm message frame directly from the automation sys-
Message system tem or of analog alarms in the case of out-of-limit condi-
Archiving system tions. Individual acknowledgement procedures, a freely
Reporting and logging system definable message structure and configurable archiving as
Control technology functions (Basic Process Control) well as logging of messages are additional features. In the
WinCC Alarm Control, the depiction of the messages can be
Integrated user management individually customized. Extensive selection options, e.g. via
Using WinCC User Administrator, you assign and control a user-specific filter matrix, ensure an optimal overview. The
users access rights for configuration and runtime. As the depiction of messages already swapped out is possible as
administrator, you can set up at any time including at run- well. At the push of a button, the messages depicted can be
3 time up to 128 user groups each containing up to 128 indi-
vidual users and assign them appropriate access rights to
exported or printed out as a report. System-specific functions
can be implemented via freely configurable toolbar
WinCC functions. A total of 999 access rights is possible. functions.
Starting with WinCC V7, SIMATIC Logon is part of the WinCC
basic system. The user administration with SIMATIC Logon Starting with WinCC V7.0 SP1, a search function is offered in
integrates into the security system and user management of the Alarm Editor. The filter options in the alarm system have
Windows and thus meets enhanced security requirements been supplemented by equals for process value blocks and
according to FDA regulations. SIMATIC Logon comprises a contains for text values.
number of security mechanisms and provides a plant-wide
user management.

Figure 3.1/4 Message display via WinCC AlarmControl

The message hit list indicates the average and total times
that specific messages have been pending for (message
duration) and, in a similar way, the average and total
acknowledgement time.

Figure 3.1/3 SIMATIC Logon Service at WinCC basic system

User interface
Using WinCC standards, you can create customized config-
ured user interfaces for any application. You can choose from
a comprehensive range of configurable standard objects.
The online language switching option enables you to switch
online between languages during runtime for projects Figure 3.1/5 Message display with message hit list
created for several target languages. Windows elements
like menus and toolbars can be integrated into the WinCC With the function Alarm Hiding, the operator suppresses
user interface. WinCC makes it possible to represent screen unimportant system status messages on the screen display,
sizes of up to 10,000 x 10,000 pixels using intelligent zoom though they continue to be archived in the background. The
functions. The view of a process screen in runtime can be Hiding List can of course be viewed at any time and individ-
enlarged or reduced using the mouse wheel. When the pic- ual or all alarms be displayed again by selection.
ture has been assigned a zoom factor, the mouse can be
used for panning. After clicking on the mouse wheel, a navi-
gation compass appears. Move the mouse pointer to scroll
the picture in the corresponding direction. Using decluttering,

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SIMATIC WinCC basics

Archiving system
Historical values or value progressions are stored in process At the push of a button, integrated statistics functions
value archives. Besides process values, WinCC also archives enable the determination of min., max., average, and stan-
messages and application data. The archiving occurs in ring dard deviation as well as the integral calculation. A logarith-
archives in the integrated, high-performance MS SQL Server mic depiction of trend curve progressions is also possible.
database at a rate of up to 10,000 measured values and 100 At the push of a button, the process values selected (high-
messages per second. The storage capacity requirements are lighted) in the TrendControl can be exported to a CSV file or
very low due to powerful, lossless compression functions. printed out as a report. In addition, system-specific functions
The WinCC basic system already allows up to 512 archive can be implemented via freely configurable toolbar
tags to be configured. In the final capacity stage, PowerPacks functions.
enable the expansion to up 120,000 tags. A central, option-
ally redundant, long-term archiving can be implemented via Reporting and logging system
a central archive server with the option WinCC/Central WinCC has an integrated logging system that you can use to
Archive Server. print data from WinCC or from other applications. This sys-
tem prints data that was acquired at runtime in configurable
In the TrendControl, current values (online trend curves), his- layouts by means of different types of logs: from message
torical process values, and desired value trend curves can be sequence logs through system message logs and operator
depicted in the same trend display. The depiction of mes- logs up to user reports. Before printing reports, you can save
sages already swapped out is possible as well. In doing so, a
customized scaling of the time axis and the value range can
them as files and preview them on the monitor. WinCC logs
can also contain data from the database and external data in
be performed (e.g. scaling in percent). The time and value CSV format as a table or a curve in a log.
axes of the individual trend curves can be moved online by
mouse movement. This function, for example, can be used
for batch comparisons.

Figure 3.1/6 Online TrendControl

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SIMATIC WinCC configuration

WinCC configuration Centrally changeable objects (faceplates)

The configuration can also be performed using modular
Efficiency and ergonomics in engineering construction: Any graphical object can be grouped with
Overview others to form a new, user-specific faceplate, where only
Overview of the WinCC Editors the interface parameters relevant for the process connec-
Wizards and libraries tion come to the surface. These faceplates are centrally
Engineering of large projects created and managed. Changes are automatically incorpo-
Configuring multilingual applications rated into all places of use.
WinCC Alarm Logging Editor
Overview of the WinCC Editors for configuring the alarm and message system for recording
and logging events with display and operating facilities;
In the life cycle of an automation solution, engineering costs freely selectable message categories, message display and
make up as much as 50 % of the total costs. If you want to sig- reporting.
nificantly lower costs, you will need simple and efficient tools WinCC Tag Logging Editor
for configuring and intuitive operator prompting. SIMATIC for configuring the Archive System which allows the
WinCC provides both. WinCC makes available a range of edi- archiving of process values for acquisition, logging and
tors and interfaces that you can use to individually configure compressing measurement values, e.g. for displaying
the functionality of your respective application: trends and tables and further processing.
3 WinCC Explorer
The WinCC Explorer is the central coordinating point in WinCC
WinCC Report Designer
To document configuration and runtime data, you can gen-
for project management and provides access to all the com- erate logs and reports in WinCC. The supplied layouts cover
ponents of WinCC. It gives you a detailed overview of the the majority of possible applications for documenting your
loaded project and shows all the files that are associated with configuration information, and for logging the runtime
the project. data. Using the WinCC Report Designer, you can change the
WinCC Graphics Designer default layouts or create new layouts that meet your own
Graphics system for designing a user interface. Using the requirements.
wide range of graphics objects, which are offered on several SIMATIC NCM PC
tool palettes, you can easily and quickly create complex pro- Using SIMATIC NCM PC, you can load WinCC projects to the
cess screens. Parameterizing and linking a graphic object to corresponding target systems. This applies to both single-
an internal PLC tag for animation purposes is as easy as can user and multi-user configurations. If required, you can also
be. As soon as a new object has been placed in the picture, load WinCC single-user projects on several computers with-
an easy-to-edit dialog box appears. out needing to duplicate the WinCC project. Any changes to
the WinCC project that may become necessary can be car-
ried out later centrally at one location with the system dis-
tributing the changes to all the affected stations. For this,
you use OS references in SIMATIC NCM PC that only contain
a reference to the corresponding projects.

Figure 3.1/7 WinCC Graphics Designer

Editor for menus and toolbars

Application-specific menus and toolbars can be integrated
into the user interface of the runtime application. These Figure 3.1/8 Object library
new user interface elements can be set up, fixed or mov-
able as usual in Windows.

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SIMATIC WinCC configuration

Wizards and libraries Configuring multilingual applications

Delegating routine tasks helps cutting engineering time: The configuration user interface of the WinCC system soft-
SIMATIC WinCC supports developers by providing wizards ware can be switched between English, German, French,
(assistants) for easy configuration tasks. The message wiz- Spanish, and Italian. WinCC is also offered in an ASIAN ver-
ard, for example, offers default settings that developers can sion for China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. The configuration
confirm or modify. Preview windows show the effect of the user interface of the Asian version of WinCC is switchable
chosen parameters. If the developer confirms the settings, between the respective Asian national language installed
he can implement cost-effective and practical solutions in a and English. With that, configuration personnel from other
very short time. countries can make any necessary changes to the project in
the English configuration environment, e.g. in case of
Once graphic objects have been created, the library makes it maintenance.
possible to reuse them in other pictures and/or projects.
Developers can create company-, technology- or industry-
specific standards, making it quick and easy to create proj-
ects. The objects for those projects are finished and sorted by
topic in the library and can be brought into the pictures via
drag & drop. Inserting objects in the library is just as easy. In
order to be able to make full use of multiple languages in
WinCCs runtime mode, objects like these should be config-
ured in several languages.
Engineering of large projects
To keep an overview of the host of tags, images and functions
that are used in a project, WinCC offers a cross-reference list
that can be generated individually on the basis of filter set-
tings. You create the cross-reference list using the Cross Refer- Figure 3.1/10 Multilingual applications
ence Editor.
The texts for the runtime application can be edited in all pri-
mary languages of Windows. Besides static texts, this also
includes the tooltips. At the push of a button, a switch
between these languages can be executed while in runtime.
For the export and import of all texts in the CSV format, the
WinCC Text Distributor is provided, through which the transla-
tion can be easily carried out via standard tools.
To facilitate the translation of message texts, a text block
library (Text Library) exists, which in tabular form lists the
terms used in the individual languages. Convenient filter
mechanisms make working with large quantity structures

Figure 3.1/9 Cross Reference Editor

For convenient and quick configuration of mass data, WinCC

provides a configuration tool based on Microsoft Excel. You
can read in existing projects and create new ones. In addition
to process connections and process tags, you can edit mea-
sured value archives, alarm messages and the Text Library.

The table format allows convenient editing, which also

includes auto fill-in. Experienced users can expand their
options by using macros based on VBA (Visual Basic for

Figure 3.1/11 Text Distributor

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Scalability with SIMATIC WinCC

Scalability with WinCC Central archive server solutions

Central data management, reliable, high-performance
From single-user system to web-based solution archiving and central backup mechanisms form the basis of a
Overview archive server solution. Integration in the SCADA world, data
Client/server solutions interfaces for access to archived data and analysis functions
Central archive server solutions are the component parts.
Redundant server solutions
Web-client solutions The option Central Archive Server (CAS) was designed for
Thin-client solutions this purpose and is used to export the archived data of all
servers in the system to a computer and manage it. Integra-
To be able to meet growing requirements, the visualization tion of CAS in the WinCC world means that the data remains
must be expandable at any time without causing technology available for the WinCC clients as well as for the WinCC stan-
incompatibilities or requiring completely new configurations. dard interfaces.
Investment protection is a top priority.

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Figure 3.1/12 Client/server solutions Figure 3.1/13 Central archive server solution

On-site PC-based visualization at machines or smaller plants

is a typical WinCC flexible task. To cope with growing require-
ments, regarding functionality and quantities, you can
employ a WinCC single-user system with a corresponding
number of system variables (Power Tags). To face even more
ambitious tasks, you can build up a powerful client/server
system by employing the WinCC/Server option. The server
option allows you to set up coordinated operator stations
(multi-user system) from single-user systems at any time.

In this way, you can deploy a total of up to 12 WinCC servers

and 32 WinCC clients per server in a contiguous plant config-
uration. This allows the overall application to be distributed
among a number of servers, according to the physical plant
structure (e.g. body-in-white-shop, paint-shop etc.) or on a
functional basis (e.g. alarm server, archive server etc.).

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Scalability with SIMATIC WinCC

Redundant server solutions Thin-client solutions

The WinCC/Redundancy option gives the user the opportu- With Simatic WinCC, you can implement client/server config-
nity to operate two linked WinCC server PCs in parallel in urations, in which simply equipped Window PCs, rugged
order to monitor each other. On the failure of one of the Windows CE-based terminals (e.g. SIMATIC Thin Clients) or
servers, the second server assumes control of the entire sys- mobile handheld devices can be employed as operating sta-
tem. When the failed server resumes operation, the contents tions. WinCC uses an innovative thin-client strategy that
of all message and process value archives are copied back to combines the advantages of the Web and terminal server
the restored server. The automatic switch to the redundancy technologies.
partner within the framework of WinCC/Redundancy is not
only carried out in the case of a failed server, but also in the Solutions of this type make minimal requirements of the
case of a faulty process communication. hardware, since the application itself runs on the terminal
server. Up to 25 thin clients can be connected to one termi-
Web-client solutions nal server. In this case, the clients only have the purpose of
The WinCC/Web Navigator makes monitoring and even oper- entering data and of sending this data to a terminal server.
ating a plant possible from the Internet or intranet. The Web The terminal server carries out the actual processing (for
Navigator consists of a combination of Web Navigator Server instance updating process screens) and returns the resulting
and Web Navigator Client. The web server can be a WinCC screen output to the client, which then displays it on its
single-user station or any station in a WinCC Client/Server monitor.
configuration. 3
A Web Navigator Server depending on its license can sup-
ply up to 50 clients with process screens, messages and cur-
rent process data.

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Figure 3.1/14 Web client solution

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Virtualization with SIMATIC WinCC

Virtualization with SIMATIC WinCC In this way, all WinCC guest systems can be monitored via
the central administration of the VMware Server.
Cost-effective, resilient and flexible IT infrastructures
Overview Benefits
Description Virtual technologies permit cost-effective, resilient and flexi-
Benefits ble IT infrastructures. Above that, virtualization provides the
Hardware and software requirements following benefits:
Options released for virtual environments Reduction of the hardware costs
Reduced HW costs by consolidation of several physical com-
Description puters. More cost-effective hardware can be used on the
To reduce the administration and maintenance effort, the client side. Additional application areas: Thin-client solu-
automation world is turning increasingly to virtualization and tions (PC, Panel, mobile PDA).
the opportunity it provides to decouple applications from Reduced effort for maintenance
hardware. This enables centralized management and further Shorter times for updates and backups, because these can
simplifies backing up and restoring the system environment. be executed centrally. Reduced maintenance costs due to
Client environments can be installed once and distributed central administration. Server configuration by means of
among one or two virtualization servers using virtual ses- remote management tools.
sions (instances). Increased security
3 It is also much easier to implement IT security solutions on
Increased security due to remote access and centralized
rights management. Reduced risk of attacks with thin
central virtualization servers than on numerous client sta- clients, central protection on the virtual server. Increased
tions. Last but not least, virtualization eliminates the restric- availability. Hardware replacement on the virtual server
tion of target devices to a particular hardware, thus allowing is possible during operation.
even more complex applications to run on simple, low-cost Increased flexibility
and robust thin clients. In addition to WinCC Clients, Additional clients can easily be connected by starting
WinCC Servers can now also be used with WinCC V7.0 SP3 another VMware Session.
under VMware ESXi, and engineering stations under
VMware Workstation or VMware Player.

This means that complex client/server structures as well as

single-user systems can be configured with virtual environ-
ments. In addition, the engineering can be implemented
with a client-based VMware, which will significantly reduce
the effort for installation and maintenance.

Figure 3.1/15 Virtualization Figure 3.1/16 Benefits of virtualization

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Virtualization with SIMATIC WinCC

Hardware and software requirements Options released for virtual environments

The hardware requirements of VMware ESX and ESXi 4.1 are In addition to the WinCC Basis packages in the European
applicable. In addition, please note the installation instruc- version, the following WinCC options are released:
tions and quantity framework specifications of WinCC for the WinCC/Server V7.0
creation of the guest systems. WinCC/Redundancy V7.0
WinCC/User Archives V7.0
Preconditions for the operation of virtual servers with WinCC WinCC/Web Navigator V7.0
guest systems WinCC/DataMonitor V7.0
The minimum requirements for ESX/ESXi Servers are two WinCC/Connectivity Pack V7.0
processor cores
Terminal and PLC networks must be isolated by separate All other options of SIMATIC WinCC V7.0 have not been
network cards (dedicated, physically separate network tested for compatiblity in virtual environments and are not
cards) released for this purpose. The priority for the use of WinCC
Graphic card setting: 32 MB is in non-virtual environments.
VMware Tools must be installed
The CPU load of the overall system as per VMware must
not be more than 75 %

Preconditions for the guest systems

Two logical processors for one guest system
One logical CPU is sufficient under Windows XP and in the
case of pure client functionality of SIMATIC WinCC
At least two physical modules (one exclusively for the PLC
Isolation of PLC bus, terminal bus, Windows network if
required, the terminal bus and the Windows network can be
The CPU load of the guest system is max. 70 80 %
A reserve is required especially if large data volumes are to
be archived (high IO load)
No dynamic memory administration of the guest system by
the VMware Host
VMware Pause Modus is not permitted

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Openness with SIMATIC WinCC

Openness with SIMATIC WinCC Integration platform

Using standards for easy integration

Operating systems and databases
Integration platform

Right from the start, SIMATIC WinCC has stood for the
highest levels of openness and integration, since it has con-
sistently backed standard technologies and software tools.
Figure 3.1/17 ActiveX elements
Operating systems and databases
MS Windows On the one hand, integrating controls makes configuration
Beginning with the first version, WinCC has always used easier due to the use of ready-made elements that you just
operating systems of the market leader. Whether you use need to integrate; on the other hand, it allows you to protect
Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows XP Professional or industry and technology expertise in encapsulated elements
3 Windows 7, in the final analysis, this means a very safe
investment for you, since you can easily keep up with
and to use them as often as you like with different parame-
ters. With Version7, WinCC not only supports the integration
innovations in operating systems. of ActiveX controls but also customer-specific XAML and .NET
controls, as its WinCC Media Control acts as a .NET container.
MS SQL Server The WinCC/IndustrialX package is available as an option for
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 is integrated in the basic WinCC. It contains a large number of additional ActiveX ele-
WinCC system including its real-time response, performance ments and a development toolset including Visual Basic tem-
and 512 archive tags. Powerpacks for up to 120,000 archive plates to allow you to easily create ActiveX controls.
variables give you higher performance profiles and thus sup-
port you in enhancing the system to a central archive server,
which can also archive other data from the production pro-
cess for long periods of time and make available analysis

Using a variety of open interfaces, you can further process

archive data using any external tools you like at any time you

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Openness with SIMATIC WinCC

Scripting Open programming interfaces C-API

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) The WinCC function modules are open due to API interfaces
For individual customizing and extensions to the configura- that allow access to the data and functions of the configura-
tion tool, VBA has been integrated into the WinCC Graphics tion and runtime system. This means that you can use WinCC
Designer which is the user-friendly standard environment configuration and runtime functions in your scripts or even
for application-specific extensions. This means that the develop stand-alone applications with direct access to
Visual Basic knowledge that is available to many engineers WinCC. And by using the WinCC/Open Development Kit
and users is transportable to WinCC. And apart from this, (ODK), accessing the programming interfaces is really easy.
standards for repeat engineering tasks save time and money!
This means that you can define any menu entries or fast con- OPC OLE for Process Control
figuration dialogs you like for your own user-specific objects. OPC is a uniform procedure that allows Windows applications
to access process data. This makes it easy to combine devices
VBScript or ANSI-C and applications produced by other manufacturers.
Normally, pictures, logic operations and animation are con-
figured via simple dialogs. Scripts can also be programmed As an OPC DA client, WinCC can log on locally or across the net-
using VBScript or in ANSI-C when necessary, for example to work in the case of lower-level controllers for current process
convert values, to initiate a report or to generate operator data and has this data sent to it from the associated OPC DA
messages. server on a cyclical basis. In the other direction, the WinCC OPC
DA server can make available current process data to other
VBScript has its own user-friendly editor with debugging sup- OPC-compatible applications like Microsoft Excel for further
port. The scripts themselves have access to the properties processing.
and methods of all WinCC graphics objects, to controls and
to the object model of WinCC as well as applications of other With OPC XML DA, this is even possible across platforms for dif-
manufacturers. ferent operating systems via the Web between WinCC and
office applications, ERP/PPS systems (e.g. SAP/R3) or business-
to-business portals. You can implement access to WinCC
archive data via OPC HDA (Historical Data Access) or by
employing WinCC OLE DB-Provider via Microsoft

When using the WinCC options Connectivity Pack and Connec-

tivity Station, you can also access historical alarms via OPC
A&E. In OPC A&E, the system displays a WinCC message as an
alarm and, together with all the ancillary process values, passes
it on to any subscribers on the production or company man-
agement levels.

OPC A&E and OPC HDA are in the scope of delivery of the
Figure 3.1/18 VBScript Editor in WinCC WinCC/Connectivity Pack option.

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Selection and ordering data

Description Variants Order No.

Please note: For SICAM SCC version V7.0x, the order numbers from
6MD5501-..-7AA0 to 6MD5515-..-7AA0 are delivered with SIMATIC WinCC V7.0 SP3 (01/2012).
6MD55 0 0 A P 0 0 7 A A 0
Control & Monitoring, RunTime (RT) 128 data points 1
512 data points 2
2048 data points 3
8196 data points 4
65 536 data points 5
6MD55 0 0 B P 0 0 7 A A 0
C&M, incl. Evaluation applications SICAM Valpro 128 data points 1
for measured and metered values 512 data points 2
Runtime (RT) 2048 data points 3
8196 data points 4
65 536 data points 5
6MD55 1 0 A P 0 0 7 A A 0
Control & Monitoring 128 data points 1
Runtime and Conguration (RC) 512 data points 2

3 2048 data points

8196 data points
65 536 data points 5
6MD55 1 0 B P 0 0 7 A A 0
C&M, incl. Evaluation applications SICAM Valpro 128 data points 1
for measured and metered values 512 data points 2
Runtime and Conguration (RC) 2048 data points 3
8196 data points 4
65 536 data points 5

Please note: If you need a different SIMATIC WinCC version,

please select an order number for which SIMATIC WinCC is not included in the scope of supply
and order SIMATIC WinCC (with the approriate, compatible version) separately!
6MD55 0 0 P007BA0
Functional Upgrade Runtime (standardization-DLL) 0 A
from SIMATIC WinCC to SICAM SCC Runtime (standardization-DLL, SICAM Valpro) 0 B
Runtime & Conguration
(standardization-DLL, Conguration Kit) 1 A
Runtime & Conguration incl. Evaluation
applications (standardization-DLL, Conguration Kit, 1 B
SICAM Valpro)
6M D55 000EP007AA0
IEC 61850 Data Import SCD-Import for direct
communication with IEC 61850 devices
6M D55 300DP007AA0
SICAM Valpro SICAM Valpro for the evaluation of
measured and metered values
6 M D 5 5 0 0 3 B P 0 7BA0
SICAM SCC Version-Upgrade from V5.x, Version-Upgrade from V6.x to V7.0, DVD,
V6.x to V7.0 w/o Licenses (Upgrade for SIMATIC
WinCC is not included) 0
Version-Upgrade from V5.x to V7.0, DVD,
with Upgrade-Licenses (Upgrade for
SIMATIC WinCC is not included) 1

More information and order numbers for SIMATIC WinCC are

in the catalog ST 80 HMI system (order no. E86060-K4680-A101-B8).

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