Siemens has extended its “Totally Integrated Automation Portal” (TIA Portal) engineering framework with a number of functionalities in version 13. These include improvements in the diagnostics concept and know-how protection, and in synchronized team collaboration in large projects. As part of TIA Portals V13, the functions of a number of engineering tools have also been enlarged. The Simatic WinCC V13 HMI (human-machine interface) software is now also suitable for the new generation of Basic Panels.
With the new Simatic WinCC V13 it also available the new Simatic HMI Basic Panels with 4” to 12” screen (with a high-resolution widescreen display with 64,000 colors), designed to provide access to full-graphic operator control and monitoring. Like all Simatic HMI Panels, they are standard-equipped with a large number of integrated software functions: for example, an alarm system, recipe management, trend functionality and language switching.