PC's - Rack, Box, Panel, Tablet, Monitors

Siemens supplies a full range of Industrial PC's to meet a wide range of applications

SIMATIC Industrial PC

Our reliable and innovative SIMATIC industrial PCs are the optimal PC hardware platform for PC-based Automation from Siemens.

Rack PC

Rack PCs are flexible, high-availability industrial PC systems for powerful yet compact applications using 19" technology.

Box PC

SIMATIC Box PCs provide mechanical engineers, plant engineers and control cabinet makers with particularly rugged industrial PC systems for use in powerful yet compact applications.

Panel PC

SIMATIC Panel PCs are suitable thanks to their high industrial compatibility for use in control cabinets, consoles and control panels, as well as directly on the machine. Typical areas of application can be found in both factory and process automation.

Tablet PC

The SIMATIC Industrial Tablet PC taps new application areas within the scope of Industrie 4.0. Designed for industrial use, the SIMATIC ITP1000 delivers convincing results with its many functions for day-to-day working. Typical applications are in maintenance/service, production and measuring and testing.

Industrial monitors and Thin Clients

Flexible operator input concepts can be implemented via Flat Panel monitors or Thin Clients. These are industry-standard LCD monitors with high-contrast displays that can be located at quite some distance from the PC, or low-cost, rugged Thin Clients that offer HMI functionality over the network in larger plants spread over wide areas.

Ruggedness and industrial compatibility for 24-hour continuous use in an industrial environment
  • Compact, space-saving enclosure (Box PC and Panel PC)
  • Suitable for installing in space-saving control cabinets, only 500 mm deep (Rack PC)
  • All-metal enclosure with a high degree of electromagnetic compatibility for use in industrial areas and in domestic, business and commercial environments and for a degree of protection up to IP65/NEMA 4
  • The mounting position of the devices can be varied by means of wall, portrait or control cabinet mounting (Box PC), rail mounting (SIMATIC IPC427C or IPC227D only) and horizontal or vertical mounting position in the19" cabinet or with appropriate kit as an industrial tower PC (Rack PC).
  • High resistance to shock/vibration thanks to special hard disk mountings, locked connectors, and card retainers
  • Maintenance-free, due to design without hard disk and fans using SIMATIC CompactFlash Cards or solid-state drive (SIMATIC IPC427C and HMI IPC477C and SIMATIC IPC227D and SIMATIC IPC277D)
  • Service-friendly, modular device design for replacement of defective components
  • Integral industrial power supplies (according to NAMUR) for the safe power supply protected against system disturbances
  • Attractive product design with dirt-repelling fronts and coated surfaces
  • Dust protection thanks to a pressurized cooling concept, front-mounted fans and dust filters (Rack PC)
Reduction in standstill times thanks to high system availability
  • Assured 24-hour operation as a result of high-quality parts and components (high MTBF, speed-controlled fans)
  • Efficient self-diagnostics for avoidance of potential failures (front status LEDs, SIMATIC IPC DiagMonitor diagnostics software for condition monitoring, local and remote)
  • Minimum downtimes thanks to mirror disk systems and preventive data backup with SIMATIC IPC Image Creator and SIMATIC IPC BIOS Manager
  • Restore CD/DVD for restoration of the delivery state
  • Installed and activated Microsoft operating systems for time savings during installation
High degree of investment security for long-term automation concepts
  • Availability of 3 to 5 years (at least 1.5 years for Rack PC IPC547D)
  • 5-year repair and spare parts service (3 years for Rack PC IPC547D) after expiration of the active marketing period
  • Long-term concepts are implementable and reduce future engineering costs
  • System-tested SIMATIC software (WinCC, WinAC, etc.) and connection options for distributed I/Os via an optional PROFIBUS or PROFINET interface on board link the industrial PCs with Totally Integrated Automation
  • Certificates for worldwide marketing (cULus), the CE mark for use in industrial areas and in domestic, business and commercial environments
  • Compatibility in hardware and software thanks to, for example, unchanged mechanical dimensions or the use of existing user software on all devices of the same generation
  • Worldwide service and support (e.g. 24-hour SIMATIC Hotline)

SIMATIC IPCs are the ideal platform for PC-based Automation and are used both in the production and process industry, as well as in industry-oriented sectors such as traffic engineering, building management, warehouse systems.

Typical applications include:

  • Instrumentation and control tasks (e.g. with SIMATIC WinAC, also failsafe)

  • Operator control and monitoring (e.g. with SIMATIC WinCC flexible, WinCC RT Advanced, or WinCC)

  • Data acquisition

  • Image processing

  • Communication, gateways