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Preface


Overview

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Safety instructions and
approvals

2
Planning application

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Mounting and connecting

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Operator controls and
displays

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Configuring the operating
system

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Commissioning a project

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Operating a project

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Operating alarms

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Operating recipes

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Maintenance and care

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Technical specifications

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Appendix

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Abbreviations

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SIMATIC HMI
HMI device
MP 377
(WinCC flexible)

Operating Instructions
09/2007
A5E01003518-02
Order Nomber 6AV6691-1DR01-0AB0


Safety Guidelines
Safety Guidelines
This manual contains notices you have to observe in order to ensure your personal safety, as well as to prevent
damage to property. The notices referring to your personal safety are highlighted in the manual by a safety alert
symbol, notices referring only to property damage have no safety alert symbol. These notices shown below are
graded according to the degree of danger.
DANGER
indicates that death or severe personal injury will result if proper precautions are not taken.
WARNING
indicates that death or severe personal injury may result if proper precautions are not taken.
CAUTION
with a safety alert symbol, indicates that minor personal injury can result if proper precautions are not taken.
CAUTION
without a safety alert symbol, indicates that property damage can result if proper precautions are not taken.
NOTICE
indicates that an unintended result or situation can occur if the corresponding information is not taken into
account.
If more than one degree of danger is present, the warning notice representing the highest degree of danger will
be used. A notice warning of injury to persons with a safety alert symbol may also include a warning relating to
property damage.
Qualified Personnel
The device/system may only be set up and used in conjunction with this documentation. Commissioning and
operation of a device/system may only be performed by qualified personnel. Within the context of the safety notes
in this documentation qualified persons are defined as persons who are authorized to commission, ground and
label devices, systems and circuits in accordance with established safety practices and standards.
Prescribed Usage
Note the following:
WARNING
This device may only be used for the applications described in the catalog or the technical description and only
in connection with devices or components from other manufacturers which have been approved or
recommended by Siemens. Correct, reliable operation of the product requires proper transport, storage,
positioning and assembly as well as careful operation and maintenance.
Trademarks
All names identified by ® are registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. The remaining trademarks in this
publication may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the
owner.
Disclaimer of Liability
We have reviewed the contents of this publication to ensure consistency with the hardware and software
described. Since variance cannot be precluded entirely, we cannot guarantee full consistency. However, the
information in this publication is reviewed regularly and any necessary corrections are included in subsequent
editions.

Siemens AG
Automation and Drives
Postfach 48 48
90437 NÜRNBERG
GERMANY
Order Number: 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0
Ⓟ 09/2007
Copyright © Siemens AG 2007.
Technical data subject to change

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Preface
Purpose of the operating instructions
These operating instructions provide information based on the requirements defined by DIN
8418 for mechanical engineering documentation. This information relates to the place of use,
transport, storage, mounting, use and maintenance.
These operating instructions are intended for:
● Users
● Commissioning engineers
● Service technicians
● Maintenance technicians
Please read the section "Safety instructions and general notes" carefully.
The help integrated in WinCC flexible, the WinCC flexible Information System, contains
detailed information. The information system contains instructions, examples and reference
information in electronic form.
Basic knowledge required
General knowledge of automation technology and process communication is needed to
understand the operating instructions.
It is also assumed that those using the manual have experience in using personal computers
and knowledge of Microsoft operating systems.
Scope of the operating instructions
The operating instructions apply to the HMI device MP 377 in conjunction with the software
package WinCC flexible.
Position in the information landscape
These operating instructions form part of the SIMATIC HMI documentation. The following
information provides you with an overview of the SIMATIC HMI information landscape.
User manuals
● WinCC flexible Micro
Describes basic principles of configuration using the WinCC flexible Micro Engineering
System.
● WinCC flexible Compact/ Standard/ Advanced
Describes basic principles of configuration using the WinCC flexible Compact
Engineering System/WinCC flexible Standard/WinCC flexible Advanced.
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● WinCC flexible Runtime
Describes how to commission and operate your runtime project on a PC.
● WinCC flexible Migration
– Describes how to convert an existing ProTool project to WinCC flexible.
– Describes how to convert an existing WinCC project to WinCC flexible.
– Describes how to convert an existing ProTool project including a change of the HMI
device, for example from OP3 to OP 73 or from OP7 to OP 77B
– Describes how to convert an existing ProTool project including a change from a
graphics device to a Windows CE device.
● Communication
– Communication Part 1 describes the connection of the HMI device to SIMATIC PLCs.
– Communication Part 2 describes the connection of the HMI device to third-party PLCs.
Operating instructions
● Operating instructions for SIMATIC HMI devices
– OP 73, OP 77A, OP 77B
– TP 170micro, TP 170A, TP 170B, OP 170B
– OP 73micro, TP 177micro
– TP 177A, TP 177B, OP 177B
– TP 270, OP 270
– TP 277, OP 277
– MP 270B
– MP 277
– MP 370
– MP 377
● Operating instructions for mobile SIMATIC HMI devices
– Mobile Panel 177
– Mobile Panel 277
– Mobile Panel 277 IWLAN
– Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN
● Operating instructions (compact) for SIMATIC HMI devices
– OP 77B
– Mobile Panel 177
– Mobile Panel 277
● Operating instructions for SIMATIC accessories
– Industrial USB Hub 4
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Getting Started
● WinCC flexible for first time users
Based on an example project, this is a step-by-step introduction to the basics of
configuring screens, alarms, recipes and screen navigation.
● WinCC flexible for power users
Based on an example project, this is a step-by-step introduction to the basics of
configuring logs, project reports, scripts, user management, multilingual projects and
integration in STEP 7.
● WinCC flexible options
Based on an example project, this is a step-by-step introduction to the basics of
configuring the WinCC flexible Sm@rtServices, Sm@rtAccess and OPC server options.
Online availability
Technical documentation on SIMATIC products and SIMATIC systems is available in PDF
format in various languages at the following addresses:
● SIMATIC Guide Technical Documentation in German:
"http://www.ad.siemens.de/simatic/portal/html_00/techdoku.htm"
● SIMATIC Guide for Technical Documentation in English:
"http://www.ad.siemens.de/simatic/portal/html_76/techdoku.htm"
Figures
The HMI device is sometimes shown as a photo in these operating instructions. The photos
used may contain slight variations from the condition in which the HMI device is supplied.
Conventions
Configuration and runtime software differ with regard to their names as follows:
● "WinCC flexible 2007" for example, refers to the configuration software.
The term "WinCC flexible" is used in a general context. The full name, for example
"WinCC flexible 2007", is always used when it is necessary to differentiate between
different versions of the configuration software.
● "WinCC flexible Runtime" refers to the runtime software that can run on HMI devices.
The following text notation will facilitate reading these operating instructions:

Notation Scope
"Add screen" • Terminology that appears in the user interface, for example
dialog names, tabs, buttons, menu entries
• Inputs required, for example limit values, tag values
• Path information
"File > Edit" Operational sequences, for example, menu commands, context
menu commands
<F1>, <Alt+P> Keyboard operation
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Please observe notes labeled as follows:

Note
Notes contain important information concerning the product, its use or a specific section of
the documentation to which you should pay particular attention.
Registered trademarks
Names labeled with a ® symbol are Registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. Other
names used in this documentation may be trademarks, the use of which by third parties for
their own purposes could violate the rights of the owner.
● HMI
®

● SIMATIC
®

● SIMATIC HMI
®

● SIMATIC ProTool
®

● SIMATIC WinCC
®

● SIMATIC WinCC flexible
®

● SIMATIC MP 377
®

Representatives and offices
If you have further questions relating to the products described in this manual,
please contact your partner at your local Siemens office.
Find your contact partner at:
"http://www.siemens.com/automation/partner"
A guide to the technical documentation for the various SIMATIC products is available at:
"http://www.siemens.com/simatic-tech-doku-portal"
The online catalog and the online ordering system is available at:
"http://mall.automation.siemens.com"
Training center
To familiarize you with automation systems, we offer a variety of courses. Please contact
your regional training center, or our central training center in 90327 Nuremberg, Germany,
for details.
Phone: +49 (0)911 895-3200
Internet: "http://www.sitrain.com"
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Technical support
You can reach technical support for all A&D products at:
Support request form on the web:
"http://www.siemens.com/automation/support-request"
Phone: + 49 (0)180 5050 222
Fax: + 49 (0)180 5050 223
You will find more information on our technical support on the Internet at:
"http://www.siemens.com/automation/service"
Service & Support on the Internet
In addition to the printed manuals, we offer electronic documentation of all products. This
can be accessed online from:
"http://www.siemens.com/automation/service&support"
There you will find:
● Newsletter containing the latest information on Siemens products.
● The documents you need via our Search function in "Service & Support".
● A forum for the global exchange of information by users and specialists.
● You local Automation & Drives representative.
● Information about on-site services, repairs and spare parts.
● More information under the "Services" heading.
Recycling and disposal
Due to the low levels of pollutants in the HMI devices described in these Operating
Instructions, they can be recycled. For environment-friendly recycling and disposal of your
old equipment, contact a certified disposal facility for electronic scrap.

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Table of contents
Preface...................................................................................................................................................... 3
1 Overview.................................................................................................................................................. 15
1.1 Product overview .........................................................................................................................15
1.2 Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device..............................................................................16
1.3 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device..................................................................................18
1.4 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device..............................................................................20
1.5 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device..............................................................................22
1.6 Supplementary pack and other accessories................................................................................24
1.7 The HMI device in the operating process ....................................................................................25
1.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible..........................................................................................26
1.9 Software options ..........................................................................................................................29
1.10 Communication............................................................................................................................30
2 Safety instructions and approvals............................................................................................................ 33
2.1 Safety instructions........................................................................................................................33
2.2 Standards, certificates and approvals..........................................................................................34
2.3 Notes about usage.......................................................................................................................36
2.4 Electromagnetic compatibility ......................................................................................................36
2.5 Transport and storage conditions ................................................................................................38
3 Planning application................................................................................................................................. 39
3.1 Installation instructions.................................................................................................................39
3.2 Mounting positions and type of fixation........................................................................................41
3.3 Preparations for mounting............................................................................................................42
3.4 Information on insulation tests, protection class and degree of protection..................................44
3.5 Rated voltages .............................................................................................................................44
4 Mounting and connecting......................................................................................................................... 45
4.1 Checking the package contents...................................................................................................45
4.2 Mounting the HMI device .............................................................................................................46
4.3 Connecting the HMI device..........................................................................................................50
4.3.1 Overview......................................................................................................................................50
4.3.2 Ports.............................................................................................................................................51
4.3.3 Connection of equipotential .........................................................................................................52
4.3.4 Power supply connection.............................................................................................................54
4.3.5 Uninterruptible power supply connection.....................................................................................56
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4.3.6 PLC connection........................................................................................................................... 57
4.3.7 Configuring PC connection ......................................................................................................... 60
4.3.8 USB device connection............................................................................................................... 62
4.3.9 Printer connection ....................................................................................................................... 63
4.3.10 Audio device connection............................................................................................................. 64
4.4 Switching on and testing the HMI device.................................................................................... 65
5 Operator controls and displays ................................................................................................................ 67
5.1 Front operator controls................................................................................................................ 67
5.2 Inserting a memory card ............................................................................................................. 69
5.3 Securing memory card................................................................................................................ 70
5.4 Unplugging the memory card...................................................................................................... 71
5.5 Labeling the function keys on the MP 377 12" Key .................................................................... 72
6 Configuring the operating system............................................................................................................ 75
6.1 Loader ......................................................................................................................................... 75
6.2 Viewer ......................................................................................................................................... 80
6.3 Control Panel .............................................................................................................................. 81
6.3.1 Overview..................................................................................................................................... 81
6.3.2 Opening the Control Panel.......................................................................................................... 81
6.3.3 Reference for functions............................................................................................................... 82
6.3.4 Operating the Control Panel ....................................................................................................... 84
6.3.4.1 Overview..................................................................................................................................... 84
6.3.4.2 Operation using the touch screen............................................................................................... 84
6.3.4.3 Operation with the keyboard....................................................................................................... 86
6.4 Changing settings for operation.................................................................................................. 90
6.4.1 Configuring the screen keyboard................................................................................................ 90
6.4.2 Setting the character repeat........................................................................................................ 91
6.4.3 Setting the double-click............................................................................................................... 93
6.4.4 Calibrating the touch screen ....................................................................................................... 94
6.5 Setting up password protection................................................................................................... 96
6.6 Canceling password protection................................................................................................... 97
6.7 Changing HMI device settings .................................................................................................... 97
6.7.1 Setting the date and time............................................................................................................ 97
6.7.2 Changing regional settings ......................................................................................................... 99
6.7.3 Backup registry information ...................................................................................................... 100
6.7.4 Changing monitor settings ........................................................................................................ 102
6.7.5 Setting the screen saver ........................................................................................................... 102
6.7.6 Changing the printer properties ................................................................................................ 104
6.7.7 Enabling sound and setting sound volume ............................................................................... 105
6.7.8 Assigning sound to an event ..................................................................................................... 106
6.7.9 Restarting the HMI device......................................................................................................... 107
6.7.10 Displaying information about the HMI device............................................................................ 109
6.7.11 Displaying system properties .................................................................................................... 110
6.7.12 Displaying memory distribution................................................................................................. 110
6.8 Setting storage location............................................................................................................. 111
6.9 Setting the delay time................................................................................................................ 112
6.10 Setting the uninterruptible power supply................................................................................... 113
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6.11 State of uninterruptible power supply ........................................................................................115
6.12 Enabling PROFINET IO.............................................................................................................116
6.13 Changing transfer settings.........................................................................................................117
6.13.1 Configuring the data channel .....................................................................................................117
6.13.2 Changing MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings .....................................................................................120
6.14 Configuring network operation...................................................................................................123
6.14.1 Overview of network operation ..................................................................................................123
6.14.2 Setting the device name of the HMI device ...............................................................................125
6.14.3 Changing the network configuration ..........................................................................................126
6.14.4 Changing the logon data............................................................................................................127
6.14.5 Changing e-mail settings ...........................................................................................................128
6.14.6 Changing Internet settings.........................................................................................................129
6.14.6.1 Changing general Internet settings............................................................................................129
6.14.6.2 Setting the proxy server .............................................................................................................130
6.14.6.3 Changing privacy settings..........................................................................................................130
6.14.6.4 Importing and deleting certificates .............................................................................................132
6.15 Saving to external storage device (backup)...............................................................................133
6.16 Restoring from external storage device.....................................................................................135
6.17 Activate memory management ..................................................................................................137
7 Commissioning a project ....................................................................................................................... 139
7.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................139
7.2 Operating modes .......................................................................................................................140
7.3 Using existing projects...............................................................................................................141
7.4 Data transmission options..........................................................................................................141
7.5 Transfer......................................................................................................................................142
7.5.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................142
7.5.2 Starting manual transfer.............................................................................................................143
7.5.3 Starting automatic transfer.........................................................................................................144
7.5.4 Starting backtransfer..................................................................................................................145
7.5.5 Testing a project ........................................................................................................................146
7.6 Backup and restore....................................................................................................................148
7.6.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................148
7.6.2 Backup and restore using WinCC flexible .................................................................................149
7.6.3 Backup and restore using ProSave ...........................................................................................151
7.7 Updating the operating system..................................................................................................153
7.7.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................153
7.7.2 Resetting factory settings...........................................................................................................153
7.7.3 Updating the operating system using WinCC flexible................................................................154
7.7.4 Updating the operating system using ProSave..........................................................................155
7.7.5 Resetting to factory settings with WinCC flexible ......................................................................156
7.7.6 Resetting to factory settings with ProSave ................................................................................158
7.8 Installing and removing options .................................................................................................160
7.8.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................160
7.8.2 Installing and removing options using WinCC flexible...............................................................160
7.8.3 Installing and removing options using ProSave.........................................................................162
7.9 Transferring and transferring back license keys........................................................................163
7.9.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................163
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7.9.2 Transferring and transferring back license keys ....................................................................... 163
8 Operating a project ................................................................................................................................ 165
8.1 Overview................................................................................................................................... 165
8.2 Direct keys ................................................................................................................................ 168
8.3 Setting the project language ..................................................................................................... 169
8.4 Entries using the touch screen.................................................................................................. 169
8.4.1 Overview................................................................................................................................... 169
8.4.2 Entering and editing numerical values...................................................................................... 171
8.4.3 Entering and editing alphanumerical values ............................................................................. 173
8.4.4 Entering the date and time........................................................................................................ 175
8.4.5 Entering symbolic values .......................................................................................................... 175
8.4.6 Displaying infotext ..................................................................................................................... 176
8.5 Entries using the keys............................................................................................................... 177
8.5.1 Control keys .............................................................................................................................. 177
8.5.2 Example: enter characters using the alphanumeric keyboard.................................................. 179
8.5.3 Function keys............................................................................................................................ 180
8.5.4 General procedures .................................................................................................................. 180
8.5.5 Entering and editing numerical values...................................................................................... 181
8.5.6 Entering and editing alphanumerical values ............................................................................. 182
8.5.7 Entering the date and time........................................................................................................ 183
8.5.8 Entering symbolic values .......................................................................................................... 183
8.5.9 Displaying infotext ..................................................................................................................... 184
8.6 Bar and gauge........................................................................................................................... 185
8.7 Operating the switch ................................................................................................................. 186
8.8 Operating the trend view........................................................................................................... 187
8.9 Operating the slider control ....................................................................................................... 189
8.10 Operating the Status Force....................................................................................................... 191
8.10.1 Overview................................................................................................................................... 191
8.10.2 Touch operation ........................................................................................................................ 192
8.10.3 Key control ................................................................................................................................ 193
8.11 Operating the Sm@rtClient view............................................................................................... 195
8.11.1 Overview................................................................................................................................... 195
8.11.2 Touch operation ........................................................................................................................ 196
8.11.3 Key control ................................................................................................................................ 197
8.12 Project security.......................................................................................................................... 199
8.12.1 Overview................................................................................................................................... 199
8.12.2 User view .................................................................................................................................. 200
8.12.3 User logon................................................................................................................................. 201
8.12.4 User logoff ................................................................................................................................. 203
8.12.5 Creating users........................................................................................................................... 203
8.12.5.1 Creating users with touch operation ......................................................................................... 203
8.12.5.2 Creating users with key operation............................................................................................. 205
8.12.6 Changing user data................................................................................................................... 207
8.12.6.1 Changing user data with touch operation ................................................................................. 207
8.12.6.2 Changing user data with key operation..................................................................................... 208
8.12.7 Deleting users ........................................................................................................................... 209
8.13 Closing the project .................................................................................................................... 209
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9 Operating alarms ................................................................................................................................... 211
9.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................211
9.2 Detecting queued alarms...........................................................................................................213
9.3 Message display ........................................................................................................................214
9.4 Displaying infotexts....................................................................................................................216
9.5 Acknowledge alarm....................................................................................................................217
9.6 Editing alarms ............................................................................................................................218
10 Operating recipes .................................................................................................................................. 219
10.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................219
10.2 Structure of a recipe...................................................................................................................220
10.3 Recipes in the project ................................................................................................................222
10.4 Recipe displays..........................................................................................................................224
10.5 Recipe values in the HMI device and the PLC ..........................................................................227
10.6 Operating the recipe view..........................................................................................................228
10.6.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................228
10.6.2 Creating a recipe data record ....................................................................................................229
10.6.3 Editing a recipe data record.......................................................................................................231
10.6.4 Deleting a recipe data record.....................................................................................................232
10.6.5 Synchronizing tags.....................................................................................................................233
10.6.6 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC..............................................................................234
10.6.7 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC ............................................................................235
10.7 Operating the simple recipe view...............................................................................................236
10.7.1 Overview....................................................................................................................................236
10.7.2 Creating a recipe data record ....................................................................................................238
10.7.3 Editing a recipe data record.......................................................................................................239
10.7.4 Deleting a recipe data record.....................................................................................................240
10.7.5 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC..............................................................................240
10.7.6 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC ............................................................................241
10.8 Importing a recipe data record...................................................................................................242
10.9 Exporting a recipe data record...................................................................................................243
10.10 Examples ...................................................................................................................................244
10.10.1 Entering a recipe data record.....................................................................................................244
10.10.2 Manual production sequence.....................................................................................................245
11 Maintenance and care ........................................................................................................................... 247
11.1 Maintenance and care ...............................................................................................................247
11.2 Clean screen on MP 377 Touch ................................................................................................248
11.3 Protective foil..............................................................................................................................248
11.4 Spare parts and repairs .............................................................................................................249
12 Technical specifications......................................................................................................................... 251
12.1 Dimension drawings...................................................................................................................251
12.1.1 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Touch..........................................................................251
12.1.2 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Key..............................................................................252
12.1.3 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 15" Touch..........................................................................253
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12.1.4 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 19" Touch......................................................................... 254
12.2 Specifications............................................................................................................................ 255
12.3 Bit assignment of the direct keys .............................................................................................. 257
12.4 Description of the ports ............................................................................................................. 258
12.4.1 Power supply............................................................................................................................. 258
12.4.2 X10/IF 1B (RS 422/RS 485)...................................................................................................... 258
12.4.3 X1 (PROFINET) ........................................................................................................................ 259
12.4.4 X20, X21 (USB)......................................................................................................................... 259
12.4.5 X40 (line out)............................................................................................................................. 260
A Appendix................................................................................................................................................ 261
A.1 ESD guideline ........................................................................................................................... 261
A.2 System alarms .......................................................................................................................... 263
B Abbreviations......................................................................................................................................... 293
Glossary ................................................................................................................................................ 295
Index...................................................................................................................................................... 301

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Overview
1
1.1 Product overview
The Multi Panel MP 377 is an innovative further development of the 370 series.
Alongside the familiar 12" and 15" display sizes, a Multi Panel with 19" touch screen has also
been added to the range. The distinguishing feature of the HMI devices is that they satisfy
the ever increasing demands for technical innovations – especially as far as the display,
performance and extended applications are concerned.
The new Multi Panel MP 377 has a TFT display with 64 k colors and enhanced performance
levels over the previous devices. The new Multi Panel MP 377 is based on Microsoft
Windows CE 5.0. Compared with previous devices, its multimedia functionality has been
greatly extended. Integration of the Microsoft Media Player allows the MP 377 to play videos.
Internet Explorer 6.0 for pocket PCs is pre-installed on the HMI devices and extends the
ways in which web pages can be displayed. Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PDF
documents can be displayed with Microsoft Viewer.
The user memory has been extended and a remanent maintenance-free message buffer
integrated. A remanent memory area for PLC data is provided to support WinAC MP 2007.
Thanks to the wide range of devices, you get to use the device that is suited to you. The
MP 377 offers a variety of application uses, high performance and a favorable
cost/performance ratio.
The HMI device has:
● 1 PROFIBUS interface
● 2 Ethernet ports for connection to PROFINET
● 2 USB 2.0 ports
● 1 slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
● 1 CF card slot
● 1 TFT display with up to 64 k colors
The following extra software options have been added to the functions of the MP 377 as a
"multifunctional platform":
● WinCC flexible/Sm@rtService
● WinCC flexible/Sm@rtAccess
● WinCC flexible/OPC server
● WinCC flexible/ProAgent
● WinCC flexible/Audit
● WinAC MP 2007
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1.2 Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device
Front view and side view
3
1
2
5
4


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Slot for a CF memory card
③ Display/touch screen
④ Oblong holes for mounting clamps
⑤ Mounting seal
Bottom view
1
2


① Ports
② Oblong holes for mounting clamps
Overview
1.2 Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device
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Rear view
3
2
1
4
5


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Rating label
③ Slot for a CF memory card
④ DIP switch
⑤ Interface name
See also
Ports (Page 51)
Overview
1.3 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device
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1.3 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device
Front view and side view
1
2
5
3
4
4
4


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Slot for a CF memory card
③ Display
④ Oblong holes for a mounting clamp
⑤ Mounting seal
Bottom view
2 2 2 2 2
1


① Ports
② Oblong holes for a mounting clamp
Overview
1.3 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device
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Rear view
3
2
1
4
5


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Rating label
③ Slot for a CF memory card
④ DIP switch
⑤ Interface name
See also
Ports (Page 51)
Overview
1.4 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device
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1.4 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device
Front view and side view
3
1
2
5
4


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Slot for a CF memory card
③ Display/touch screen
④ Oblong holes for mounting clamps
⑤ Mounting seal
Bottom view
1
2


① Ports
② Oblong holes for mounting clamps
Overview
1.4 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device
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Rear view
3
2
1
4
5


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Rating label
③ Slot for a CF memory card
④ DIP switch
⑤ Interface name
See also
Ports (Page 51)
Overview
1.5 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device
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1.5 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device
Front view and side view
3
1
2
5
4


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Slot for a CF memory card
③ Display/touch screen
④ Oblong holes for mounting clamps
⑤ Mounting seal
Bottom view
1
2


① Ports
② Oblong holes for mounting clamps
Overview
1.5 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device
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Rear view
3
2
1
4
5


① Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card
② Rating label
③ Slot for a CF memory card
④ DIP switch
⑤ Interface name
See also
Ports (Page 51)
Overview
1.6 Supplementary pack and other accessories
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1.6 Supplementary pack and other accessories
Accessory kit
The accessory kit contains the following:
● 1 terminal block for the power supply
● Mounting clamps for mounting the MP 377
Additional documents may be enclosed with the accessory kit.
RS 422-RS 232 converter
The converter is required for the connection of controllers of other manufacturers. Connect
the RS 422-RS 232 converter to the RS 422/RS 485 port. The converter converts the input
signals to RS-232 signals.
The converter is not part of the scope of delivery of the HMI device. The converter can be
ordered separately using order number 6AV6 671-8XE00-0AX0.
90° elbow adapter
If space is limited, you can use an elbow adapter at the RS 422/RS 485 interface.
The adapter is not part of the scope of delivery of the HMI device. The adapter can be
ordered using order number 6AV6 671-8XD00-0XA0.
Protective foil
Protective foil is available for HMI devices with a touch screen. The protective foil is not part
of the scope of delivery of the HMI device.
The cover foil can be ordered using the following order numbers:
● For the MP 377 12" Touch, using order number 6AV6 574-1AD00-4CX0
● For the MP 377 15" Touch, using order number 6AV6 574-1AD00-4EX0
● For the MP 377 19" Touch, using order number 6AV7 672-1CE00-0AA0
Memory card
Only use SD memory cards, CF memory cards or MultiMediaCards tested and approved by
Siemens AG.
SIMATIC PC USB FlashDrive
The SIMATIC PC USB FlashDrive is a mobile form of data storage with a high data
throughput, designed for industrial use.
You can find more information on the Internet at: "http://mall.automation.siemens.com"
Overview
1.7 The HMI device in the operating process
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1.7 The HMI device in the operating process
The HMI device is part of the operating process. The following two phases are key to the
way the HMI device is integrated in the operating process:
● Project design
● Process management
Project design
Visualization of the operating process is known as project design. Project design comprises:
● writing project data
● saving project data
● testing project data
● simulating project data
Project design is undertaken independently of the HMI device and results in a project. Once
this has been generated, the project can be transferred to the HMI device to control the
operating process.
Configuring PC HMl device

Process management
Process management is marked by two-way communication between HMI device and
controller. This lays the foundations for operator control and monitoring.
Control 1
Control 2
HMl device


The operator can intervene in the operating process on the HMI device for control purposes.
The controller in turn supplies the results of the operating process which are displayed on
the HMI device.
Overview
1.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible
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1.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible
The following tables show the objects that can be integrated in a project for an MP 377.

Note
The specified values are maximum values of the individual objects. Simultaneous use of
multiple objects with their maximum value can lead to problems in the active project.
Alarms

Object Specification MP 377
Number of discrete alarms 4,000
Number of analog alarms 200
Length of the alarm text 80 characters
Number of tags in an alarm Max. 8
LEDs Alarm line, Alarm
window, Alarm view
Acknowledge error alarm individually Yes
Acknowledge multiple error alarms
simultaneously (group acknowledgement)
16 alarm groups
Edit alarm Yes
Alarms
Alarm indicator Yes
ALARM_S Display S7 alarms Yes
Alarm buffer capacity 1,024 alarms
Simultaneously queued alarm events Max. 500
View alarm Yes
Delete alarm buffer Yes
Alarm buffer, retentive
Print alarms line by line Yes
Tags, values and lists

Object Specification MP 377
Tags Number 2,048
Limit value monitoring Input/Output Yes
Linear scaling Input/Output Yes
Text lists Number 500
1)

Graphics lists Number 500
1)


1)
The maximum total of text and graphics lists is 500.
Overview
1.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible
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Screens

Object Specification MP 377
Number 500
Fields per screen 200
Tags per screen 400
Complex objects per screen (e.g. bars) 20
Screens
Template Yes
Recipes

Object Specification MP 377
Number 500
Data records per recipe 1,000
Entries per recipe 1,000
Recipe memory 128 KB
Recipes
Memory location
1)
• Memory card
• USB memory stick
• Network drive

1)
The number of recipe data records might be restricted by the capacity of the storage medium.
Logs
Note
The HMI devices are suitable for the logging of relatively small volumes of data.
Manage the data in several adjacent archives in a segmented circular log. The use of a large
circular log has a negative effect on performance.


Object Specification MP 377
Number of logs 50
Number of partial logs in a segmented
circular log
400
Entries per log 10,000
Filing format CSV with ANSI character set
Logs
Memory location
1)
• Memory card
• USB memory stick
• Network drive

1)
The number of entries in the log may be restricted by the capacity of the storage medium.
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1.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible
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Safety

Object Specification MP 377
Number of user groups 50
Number of users 50
User view
Number of authorizations 32
Infotexts

Object Specification MP 377
Length (no. of characters) 320
(depending on font)
For alarms Yes
For screens Yes
Infotexts
For screen objects (for example for I/O field,
switch, button, invisible button)
Yes
Additional functions

Object Specification MP 377
Screen settings Calibrating the touch screen
1)

Brightness setting
Yes
Yes
Language change Number of languages 16
User-specific extension of the functionality Yes VBScript
Number of scripts 100
Graphic objects Vector and pixel graphics Yes
Trends Number 400
Task planner Number of tasks 48
Text objects Number 30,000
PROFIBUS DP direct keys Yes Direct keys
PROFINET IO direct keys Yes

1)
Only MP 377 Touch

Overview
1.9 Software options
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1.9 Software options
The following software options are available for the MP 377:
● WinCC flexible /Sm@rtService
The WinCC flexible /Sm@rtService option enables you to access a remote HMI device or
PC via Ethernet.
● WinCC flexible /Sm@rtAccess
The WinCC flexible /Sm@rtAccess option enables you to set up communication between
different HMI systems.
● WinCC flexible /Audit
The WinCC flexible /Audit option extends the HMI device to include functions for
recording operations in an audit trail and electronic signature.
● WinCC flexible /OPC-Server (OPC XML)
The WinCC flexible /OPC-Server option enables you to create communications to OPC-
capable applications from an HMI device or PC via Ethernet.
● WinAC MP 2007
WinAC MP 2007 is PLC software capable of running on the MP 377.
● WinCC flexible /ProAgent
The WinCC flexible /ProAgent option enables you to extend the HMI device to include
specific and high-speed process fault diagnostics.
● Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB support
When interfacing an uninterruptible power supply, the HMI device is shut down in a
controlled manner after a buffer time in the event of a power failure. The MP 377 supports
SITOP DC UPS modules connected via the USB port.
● Microsoft Excel Viewer
Microsoft Excel Viewer enables you to view Excel documents.
● Microsoft PDF Viewer
Microsoft PDF Viewer enables you to view PDF documents.
● Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft Word Viewer enables you to view Word documents.
Overview
1.10 Communication
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1.10 Communication
Number of connections

Connection MP 377
Number using a bus connection 6
Number of connections based on "SIMATIC HMI HTTP Protocol" 8


NOTICE
Communication faults with PROFINET IO
When you release PROFINET IO in the HMI device's control panel, communication faults
may arise in the following cases:
• Use of PLCs from other manufacturers
• Use of SIMATIC 500/505 via NITP
Do not release PROFINET IO in the HMI device's control panel in the cases given.
PLCs
The following table shows the PLCs which can be used with the HMI devices and the
protocols or profiles which can be used.

PLC Protocol MP 377
SIMATIC S7 • PPI
• MPI
1)

• PROFIBUS DP
• PROFINET
Yes
SIMATIC S5 • PROFIBUS DP Yes
SIMATIC 500/505 • NITP
• PROFIBUS DP
Yes
SIMATIC HMI HTTP Protocol • HTTP/HTTPS (Ethernet) Yes
PLC series SLC500, SLC501, SLC502, SLC503,
SLC504, SLC505, MicroLogix and PLC5/11,
PLC5/20, PLC5/30, PLC5/40, PLC5/60, PLC5/80
• DF1
2) 5) 6)

• DH+ via KF2 module
3) 5) 6)

• DH485 via KF3 module
4) 5) 6)

• DH485
4) 6)

Yes Allen-Bradley
ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLC series
• Ethernet/IP
Yes
GE Fanuc Automation PLC series 90-30, 90-70, VersaMax Micro
• SNP
6)

Yes
LG Industrial Systems
(Lucky Goldstar)/IMO
PLC series GLOFA GM (GM4, GM6 and GM7),
Series G4, G6 and G7
• Dedicated communication
6)

Yes
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1.10 Communication
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PLC Protocol MP 377
PLC series MELSEC FX and MELSEC FX0
• FX
6)

Yes
Mitsubishi Electric
PLC series MELSEC FX0, FX1n, FX2n, AnA,
AnN, AnS, AnU, QnA and QnAS
• Protocol 4
6)

Yes
PLC series Modicon 984, TSX Quantum and
TSX Compact
• Modbus RTU
5) 6)

Yes Modicon
(Schneider Automation)
PLC series Quantum, Momentum, Premium and
Micro
PLC series Compact and 984 via Ethernet bridge
• Modbus TCP/IP (Ethernet)
Yes
OMRON PLC series SYSMAC C, SYSMAC CV,
SYSMAC CS1, SYSMAC alpha and CP
• Hostlink/Multilink (SYSMAC Way)
6)

Yes
Telemecanique PLC series TSX 7 with P47 411, TSX 7 with
P47/67/87/107 420, TSX 7 with P47/67/87/107
425, module TSX SCM 21.6 with the specified
TSX 7 CPUs, TSX 17 with module SCG 1161,
TSX 37 (Micro) and TSX 57 (Premium)
• Hostlink/Multilink (SYSMAC Way)
6)

Yes

1)
Not possible when connected to S7-212.
2)
Applies to controllers SLC503, SLC504, SLC505, PLC5, MicroLogix.
3)
Applies to controllers SLC504, PLC5 over DF1.
4)
Applies to controllers SLC500 to SLC 505 and MicroLogix.
5)
Only with converter RS 422-RS 232 6AV6 671-8XE00-0AX0 (option).
6)
PROFINET IO must be locked.


Overview
1.10 Communication
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Safety instructions and approvals
2
2.1 Safety instructions
Working on the control cabinet
WARNING
Open equipment
The HMI device is an open equipment. This means that the HMI device may only be
mounted in housings or cabinets, whereby the device can be operated from the front panel.
Access to the housing or cabinet in which the HMI device is installed should only be
possible by means of a key or tool and only for trained and authorized personnel.
Dangerous voltage
Opening the cabinet will expose high voltage parts. Contact with these parts could be fatal.
Switch off the power supply to the cabinet before opening it.
Hazardous areas
When operating the HMI device in hazardous areas the following warning applies.

WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Do not disconnect while circuit is live unless area is known to be non-hazardous.
Substitution of components may impair suitability for Class I, Division 2 or Zone 2.
High frequency radiation
NOTICE
Unintentional operating situations
High-frequency radiation, for example from cellular phones, can lead to undesirable
operating situations.
Proper use
WARNING
Commissioning of the HMI device is forbidden until it has been absolutely ensured that the
machine in which the HMI device is to be installed complies with Directive 98/37/EC.
Safety instructions and approvals
2.2 Standards, certificates and approvals
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2.2 Standards, certificates and approvals
Certifications
CAUTION
The following overview shows possible approvals.
The HMI device itself is certified as shown on the rear panel labels.
CE approval


The HMI device meets the general and safety-related requirements of the following EC
directives and conforms to the harmonized European standards (EN) for programmable logic
controllers published in the official gazettes of the European Union:
● 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC Directive)
● 98/37/EG Directive of the European Parliament and Council of 22 June 1998 on the
approximation of the laws and administrative regulations of the Member States
concerning machinery
EC Declaration of Conformity
The EC Declarations of Conformity are available to the relevant authorities at the following
address:
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
Automation & Drives
A&D AS RD ST PLC
PO Box 1963
D-92209 Amberg, Germany
UL approval


Underwriters Laboratories Inc., to
● UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment)
● CSA C22.2 No. 142 (Process Control Equipment)
or
Safety instructions and approvals
2.2 Standards, certificates and approvals
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Underwriters Laboratories Inc., to
● UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment)
● CSA C22.2 No. 142 (Process Control Equipment)
● UL 1604 (Hazardous Location)
● CSA-213 (Hazardous Location)
Approved for use in
● Class I, Division 2, Group A, B, C, D or
● Class I, Zone 2, Group IIC or
● non-hazardous locations
FM Approval
FM
APPROVED


Factory Mutual Research (FM) conforming to
● Approval Standard Class Number 3611, 3600, 3810
Approved for use in
● Class I, Division 2, Group A, B, C, D T4
● Class I, Zone 2, Group IIC T4
Marking for Australia
N117


The HMI device fulfills the requirements of standard AS/NZS 2064 (Class A).
IEC 61131
The HMI device satisfies the requirements and criteria conforming to IEC 61131-2,
Programmable Controllers, Part 2: Equipment requirements and tests.
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2.3 Notes about usage
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2.3 Notes about usage
Use in industry
The HMI device is designed for industrial use. For this reason, the following standards are
met:
● Requirements for emissions EN 61000-6-4: 2001
● Requirements for interference immunity EN 61000-6-2: 2001
Residential use
If the HMI device is used in a residential area, you must take measures to achieve Limit
Class B conforming to EN 55011 for RF interference.
Suitable measures for achieving the required RF interference level for Limit Class B include
for example:
● Installation of the HMI device in grounded control cabinets
● Use of filters in electrical supply lines
Individual acceptance is required.
2.4 Electromagnetic compatibility
Introduction
The HMI device fulfills, among other things, the requirements of the EMC laws pertaining to
the European domestic market.
EMC-compliant installation of the HMI device
The EMC-compliant installation of the HMI device and the application of interference-proof
cable is the basis for interference-free operation. The "Directives for interference-free
installation of PLCs" and the "PROFIBUS Networks" manual also apply for the installation of
the HMI device.
Pulse-shaped interference
The following table shows the electromagnetic compatibility of modules with regard to pulse-
shaped interference. The precondition for electromagnetic compatibility is that the HMI
device meets the specifications and guidelines for electrical installation.

Pulse-shaped interference Test voltage Degree of severity
Electrostatic discharge
in accordance with
IEC 61000-4-2
Air discharge: 8 kV
Contact discharge: 6 kV
3
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2.4 Electromagnetic compatibility
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Pulse-shaped interference Test voltage Degree of severity
Bursts
(high-speed transient
interference)
in accordance with
IEC 61000-4-4
2 kV power supply cable
2 kV signal cable, > 30 m
1 kV signal cable, < 30 m
3
High-power surge pulses in accordance with IEC 61000-4-5, external protective circuit required (refer
to S7-300 PLC, Installation, chapter “Lightning and overvoltage protection”).
Asymmetrical coupling 2 kV power cable
DC voltage with protective elements
2 kV signal/data cable, > 30 m,
with protective elements as required
3
Symmetrical coupling 1 kV power cable
DC voltage with protective elements
1 KV signal cable, > 30 m,
with protective elements as required
3
Sinusoidal interference
The following table shows the EMC behavior of the modules with respect to sinusoidal
interference. This requires the HMI device to meet the specifications and directives for
electrical installation.

Sinusoidal interference Test values Degree of severity
HF radiation (in
electromagnetic fields)
in accordance with
IEC 61000-4-3
• 80% amplitude modulation at 1 kHz
with 10 V/m in the range of 80 MHz to 1 GHz
with 3 V/m in the range 1.4 GHz to 2 GHz
with 1 V/m the range 2 GHz to 2.7 GHz
• 10 V/m with 50 % pulse modulation at 900 MHz
10 V/m with 50 % pulse modulation at 1.89 GHz
3
HF conductance on
cables and cable shields
in accordance with
IEC 61000-4-6
Test voltage 10 V, with 80% amplitude modulation
of 1 kHz in the 9 MHz to 80 MHz range
3
Emission of radio interference
The following table shows the unwanted emissions from electromagnetic fields in
accordance with EN 55011, Limit Value Class A, Group 1, measured at a distance of 10 m.

From 30 to 230 MHz < 40 dB (V/m) quasi-peak
From 230 to 1000 MHz < 47 dB (V/m) quasi-peak
Additional measures
Before you connect an HMI device to the public network, ensure that it is compliant with Limit
Value Class B in accordance with EN 55022.
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2.5 Transport and storage conditions
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2.5 Transport and storage conditions
Mechanical and climatic transport and storage conditions
The transport and storage conditions of this HMI device exceed requirements in accordance
with IEC 61131-2. The following specifications apply to the transport and storage of an HMI
device in its original packing.
The climatic conditions comply with the following standards:
● IEC 60721-3-3, Class 3K7 for storage
● IEC 60721-3-2, Class 2K4 for transport
The mechanical conditions are compliant with IEC 60721-3-2, Class 2M2.

Type of condition Permitted range
Drop test (in transport package) ≤ 1 m
Temperature From –20 °C to +60 °C
Atmospheric pressure From 1080 hPa to 660 hPa,
corresponds to an elevation –1000 to 3500 m
Relative humidity From 10 % to 90 %, without condensation
Sinusoidal vibration in accordance with
IEC 60068-2-6
5 Hz to 9 Hz: 3.5 mm
9 Hz to 500 Hz: 9.8 m/s
2

Shock in accordance with IEC 60068-2-29 250 m/s
2
, 6 ms, 1000 shocks


NOTICE
Ensure that no condensation (dewing) develops on or inside the HMI device after
transporting it at low temperatures or after it has been exposed to extreme temperature
fluctuations.
The HMI device must have acquired room temperature before it is put into operation. Do
not expose the HMI device to direct radiation from a heater in order to warm it up. If dewing
has developed, wait approximately 4 hours until the HMI device has dried completely
before switching it on.

Proper transport and storage, installation and assembly as well as careful operation and
maintenance are required to ensure trouble-free and safe operation of the HMI device.
The warranty for the HMI device will be deemed void if these stipulations are not heeded.

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Planning application
3
3.1 Installation instructions
Mechanical and climatic conditions of use
The HMI device is designed for use in a location protected from the effects of the weather.
The conditions of use are compliant with requirements to DIN IEC 60721-3-3:
● Class 3M3 (mechanical requirements)
● Class 3K3 (climatic requirements)
Use with additional measures
The HMI device should not be used at the following locations unless additional measures are
taken:
● In locations with a high degree of ionizing radiation
● In locations with difficult operating conditions - for example due to:
– Corrosive vapors, gases, oils or chemicals
– Electrical or magnetic fields of high intensity
● In systems that require special monitoring - for example:
– Elevators
– Systems in especially hazardous rooms
Mechanical ambient conditions
The mechanical ambient conditions for the HMI device are specified in the following table in
terms of sinusoidal vibration.

Frequency range in
Hz
Constant Occasional
10 ≤ f ≤ 58 Amplitude 0.0375 mm Amplitude 0.075 mm
58 ≤ f ≤ 150 Constant acceleration 0.5 g Constant acceleration 1 g
Reducing vibrations
If the HMI device is subjected to greater shocks or vibrations, you must take appropriate
measures to reduce acceleration or amplitudes.
We recommend fitting the HMI device to vibration-absorbent material (on metal shock
absorbers, for example).
Planning application
3.1 Installation instructions
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Testing mechanical ambient conditions
The following table provides information on the type and scope of tests for mechanical
ambient conditions.

Tested for Test standard Comments
Vibrations Vibration test in accordance
with IEC 60068, part 2–6
(sinusoidal)
Type of vibration:
Transitional rate of the frequency:
1 octave/minute.
10 ≤ f ≤ 58,
constant amplitude 0.075 mm
58 ≤ f ≤ 150,
Constant acceleration 1 g
Vibration duration:
10 frequency cycles per axis in each of the three
mutually vertical axes.
Shock Shock testing in accordance
with IEC 60068, Part 2–27
Type of shock: half-sine
Shock intensity:
Peak value 15 g, duration 11 ms
Direction of impact:
3 shocks in ± directions in each of the three
mutually vertical axes
Climatic ambient conditions
The following table shows the climatic environmental conditions under which the HMI device
can be operated.

Ambient conditions Permitted range Comments
Temperature
• Vertical mounting
• Mounting at an angle

From 0 °C to 50 °C
With MP 377 12" Touch and
MP 377 12" Key:
From 0 °C to 40 °C
With MP 377 15" Touch and
MP 377 19" Touch:
From 0 °C to 35 °C
See the "Mounting positions and
type of fixation" section
Relative humidity 10 % to 90 %, no condensation
Atmospheric pressure 1080 hPa to 795 hPa Corresponds to an elevation of –
1,000 to 2,000 m
SO2: < 0.5 ppm;
Relative humidity < 60 %, no
condensation
Check: 10 cm
3
/m
3
; 10 days Pollutant concentration
H2S: < 0.1 ppm;
Relative humidity < 60 %, no
condensation
Check: 1 cm
3
/m
3
; 10 days

Planning application
3.2 Mounting positions and type of fixation
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3.2 Mounting positions and type of fixation
Mounting position
The HMI device is suitable for installation in:
● Mounting cabinets
● Control cabinets
● Control boards
● Consoles
In the following, all of these mounting options are referred to by the general term "cabinet".
The HMI device is self-ventilated and approved for vertical and inclined mounting in
stationary cabinets.
1 2 1
– +


Mounting position Deviation from the vertical
① Inclined ≤ 35°
② Vertical 0°

CAUTION
Impermissible ambient temperatures
Do not operate the HMI device without auxiliary ventilation if the maximum permissible
ambient temperature is exceeded. The HMI device may otherwise get damaged and its
approvals and warranty will be void!
Mounting
Metal mounting clamps are provided for mounting. The mounting clamps hook into the
oblong holes on the HMI device.
2
1


① Threaded stud
② Hook
Planning application
3.3 Preparations for mounting
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3.3 Preparations for mounting
Select the mounting location of the HMI device
Points to observe when selecting the mounting location:
● Position the HMI device so that it is not subjected to direct sunlight.
● Position the HMI device such that it is ergonomically accessible for the user.
Choose a suitable mounting height.
● Ensure that the air vents of the HMI device are not covered as a result of the mounting.
● Observe the permissible mounting positions for the HMI device.
Degrees of protection
The protection ratings are only ensured if the mounting cut-out conforms to the following:
● Thickness of material at the mounting cut-out for protection classes IP65 or NEMA
4X/NEMA 12 (indoor use only): 2 mm to 6 mm
● Permitted deviation from plane at the mounting cut-out: ≤ 0.5 mm
This condition must be fulfilled for the mounted HMI device.
● Permissible surface roughness in the area of the seal: ≤ 120 µm (Rz 120)
Dimensions for the mounting cut-out
The following table shows the dimensions of the required mounting cut-out:

Mounting cut-out MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12"
Key
MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
Width 310
+1
mm 450
+1
mm 367
+1
mm 449
+1
mm
Height 248
+1
mm 290
+1
mm 289
+1
mm 379
+1
mm
HMI device depth,
not including front
panel
72 mm 59 mm 72 mm 75 mm

Planning application
3.3 Preparations for mounting
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Note
You can insert an MP 377 12" Key into the mounting cut-out of the following HMI devices:
• MP 370 12" Key
• MP 277 10" Key
• MP 270 10" Key
• OP 270 10"
You can insert an MP 377 12" Touch into the mounting cut-out of the following HMI devices:
• MP 370 12" Touch
• MP 277 10" Touch
• MP 270 10" Touch
• OP 270 10"
You can insert an MP 377 15" Touch into the mounting cut-out of the following HMI device:
• MP 370 15" Touch

Maintaining clearances
The HMI device must be installed with the following clearances:
● 50 mm above and below the mounting cut-out respectively for ventilation
● 15 mm to the right and left of the mounting cut-out respectively for fitting the clamps for
mounting
● At least 10 mm behind the rear panel of the HMI device

NOTICE

Ensure that the maximum ambient temperature is not exceeded when mounting the
device in a cabinet and especially in a closed enclosure.
Planning application
3.4 Information on insulation tests, protection class and degree of protection
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3.4 Information on insulation tests, protection class and degree of
protection
Test voltages
Insulation strength is demonstrated in the type test with the following test voltages in
accordance with IEC 61131-2:

Circuits with a nominal voltage of Ue to other
circuits or ground
Test voltage
< 50 V 500 VDC
Protection class
Protection Class I in accordance with IEC 60536, i.e. PE/ground terminal to profile rail
required!
Protection against foreign objects and water

Degree of protection in accordance
with IEC 60529
Description
Front When mounted:
• IP65
• NEMA 4X/NEMA 12 (indoor use only)
Rear IP20
Protection against touch with standard test fingers. There is
no protection against ingress by water.
The degree of protection provided by the front can only be guaranteed when the mounting
seal lies completely against the mounting cut-out.
3.5 Rated voltages
The following table shows the rated voltage and the corresponding tolerance range.

Nominal voltage Tolerance range
+24 VDC 19.2 V to 28.8 V (–20 %, +20 %)


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Mounting and connecting
4
4.1 Checking the package contents
Check the package contents for visible signs of transport damage and for completeness.

NOTICE
Damaged parts
Do not mount parts found to be damaged upon delivery.
In the case of damaged parts, contact your Siemens representative.

The following is contained in the delivery:
● HMI device
● Accessory kit
The accessory kit contains the following:
– 1 terminal block for the power supply
– Mounting clamps for mounting the MP 377
Additional documents may be enclosed with the accessory kit.
Keep the supplied documentation in a safe place. The documentation belongs to the HMI
device and is required for subsequent commissioning.
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4.2 Mounting the HMI device
Requirements
All packaging components and protective foils should be removed from the HMI device.
To install the HMI device, you need the mounting clamps from the accessories. The
mounting seal must be fitted on the HMI device. If the mounting seal is damaged, order a
replacement seal. The mounting seal is part of the associated service pack.
To ensure the necessary degree of protection on the HMI device, the mounting clamps must
observe the positions listed below.
The following photo shows how positions 1 to 10 are counted.
1
10
2
3


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Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 12" Touch
The following figure shows the counting direction for the insertion of the mounting clamps.


The following table shows the positioning of the mounting clamps on the MP 377 12" Touch.
Observe the counting direction.

Page Number of mounting
clamps
Position 1 Position 2 Position 3
Top 3 2 11 20
Right 3 2 9 16
Bottom 3 2 11 20
Left 3 2 9 16
Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 12" Key
A total of 10 mounting clamps are needed for mounting. Fit mounting clamps in all the cut-
outs.
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Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 15" Touch
The following figure shows the counting direction for the insertion of the mounting clamps.

The following table shows the positioning of the mounting clamps on the MP 377 15" Touch.
Observe the counting direction.

Page Number of
mounting clamps
Position 1 Position 2 Position 3 Position 4
Top 4 2 9 17 24
Right 3 3 10 17 –
Bottom 4 2 9 17 24
Left 3 3 10 17 –
Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 19" Touch
The positions of the mounting clamps are marked by stamps on the cut-outs.
The following diagram shows examples of these stamps.
1


① Stamps identifying the position of a mounting clamp
A total of 18 mounting clamps are needed for mounting. Fit mounting clamps in all the
stamped cut-outs.
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Procedure
NOTICE
Installation of the HMI device
Always mount the HMI device according to the instructions in this manual.
Risk of guaranteed level of protection not being met
If the mounting seal is damaged or protrudes beyond the HMI device, the level of protection
is not ensured.
Check the fit of the mounting seal.
Note
Tighten the mounting clamp set screws until the HMI device is flush with the surface of the
control cabinet. Alternatively, you can tighten the mounting clamps to a max. torque of
0.2 Nm.
Proceed as follows:
1. Check that the mounting seal is fitted on the HMI device.
Do not install the mounting seal turned inside out. This may cause leaks in the mounting
cut-out.
2. Insert the HMI device into the mounting cut-out from the front.
3. Insert a mounting clamp into the cut-out provided on the HMI device.
1
2

4. Fix mounting clamp ① in place by tightening the set screw ②.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all mounting clamps.
6. Check the fit of the mounting seal.
If necessary, repeat steps 1 to 6.
Result
The HMI device is mounted and the relevant level of protection is ensured at the front.
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4.3 Connecting the HMI device
4.3.1 Overview
Requirements
● The HMI device must be mounted according to the specifications of these operating
instructions.
● Always use shielded standard cables for the data cable.
For further information, refer to the SIMATIC HMI catalog ST 80.
Connection sequence
Connect the HMI device in the following sequence:
1. Equipotential bonding
2. Power supply
Perform a power-up test to ensure the power supply is connected with the correct
polarity.
3. PLC
4. Configuring PC as necessary
5. I/Os as necessary

NOTICE

Connection sequence
Always follow the correct sequence for connecting the HMI device. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the HMI device.
Disconnect the HMI device by completing the above steps in reverse order.
Connecting the cables
When connecting the cables, ensure that the contact pins are not bent. Secure the
connectors with screws.
The pin assignment of the ports is described in the technical specifications.
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4.3.2 Ports
The following figure shows the ports of the HMI device MP 377.
1 2 3 4 6 5


① Power supply connector
② RS-422/RS-485 port X10 / IF1b
③ PROFINET, 2 ports X1 P1 and X1 P2
④ USB, ports X20 and X21
⑤ Line in and micro
⑥ Line out
Connect PROFIBUS DP or MPI to the X10 / IF1b port.
You can affix the USB and PROFINET connecting cables to the rear panel of the HMI device
with cable ties.
See also
Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device (Page 16)
Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device (Page 18)
Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device (Page 20)
Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device (Page 22)
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4.3.3 Connection of equipotential
Potential differences
Differences in potential between spatially separated system parts may occur. The
differences in potential can lead to high equalizing currents over the data cables and
therefore to the destruction of their ports. Equalizing currents may arise if the cable shielding
is terminated at both ends and grounded at different system parts.
Differences in potential may develop when a system is connected to different mains
supplies.
General requirements for equipotential bonding
Differences in potential must be reduced by means of equipotential bonding in order to
ensure trouble-free operation of the relevant components of the electronic system. The
following must therefore be observed when installing the equipotential bonding circuit:
● The effectiveness of equipotential bonding increases as the impedance of the
equipotential bonding conductor decreases or as its cross-section increases.
● If two parts of the system are connected to each other by means of shielded data cables,
and its shielding is connected at both ends with the grounding/protective grounding
conductor, then the impedance of the additionally-laid equipotential bonding may amount
to a maximum of 10% of the screened impedance.
● The cross-section of a selected equipotential bonding conductor must be capable of
handling the maximum equalizing current. The best results in practical applications for
equipotential bonding between two cabinets have been achieved with a minimum
conductor cross-section of 16 mm².
● Use equipotential bonding conductors made of copper or galvanized steel. Establish a
large surface contact between the equipotential bonding conductors and the
grounding/protective conductor and protect these from corrosion.
● Clamp the shielding of the data cable on the HMI device flush and near the equipotential
busbar using suitable cable clamps.
● Route the equipotential bonding conductor and data cables in parallel with minimum
clearance between these.

NOTICE

Equipotential bonding conductor
Cable shielding is not suitable for equipotential bonding. Always use the prescribed
equipotential bonding conductors. The minimum cross-section of a conductor used for
equipotential bonding is 16 mm². When you install MPI and PROFIBUS DP networks,
always use cables with a sufficient cross-section. The interface modules may otherwise
be damaged or destroyed.
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Connection graphic
8
7 6 5
3
4
3
2
1


① Chassis terminal on the HMI device, example
② Equipotential bonding conductor cross-section: 4 mm
2

③ Switching cabinet
④ Equipotential bonding conductor cross-section: min. 16 mm
2

⑤ Ground connection
⑥ Cable clip
⑦ Voltage bus
⑧ Parallel routing of the equipotential bonding conductor and data cable

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4.3.4 Power supply connection
Connection graphic
The following figure shows the connection between the power supply and HMI device.
MP 377 12ಯ Touch
MP 377 12ಯ Key
MP 377 15ಯ Touch
MP 377 19ಯ Touch

Note when connecting
The plug-in terminal strip for connecting the power supply is contained in the accessories
pack. The plug-in terminal strip is designed for conductors with a maximum cross-section of
1.5 mm².
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Connecting the plug-in terminal strip
NOTICE
Damage
Do not tighten the screws of the plug-in terminal strip if the latter is plugged into the HMI
device. The pressure from the screwdriver may otherwise damage the HMI device socket.
Only connect the wires when the plug-in terminal strip is withdrawn.

GND
+24 V DC


Connect the plug-in terminal strip to the cables of the power supply as shown in the figure
above. Ensure that the lines are connected properly to the correct terminals. Refer to the
label for the contact pins on the rear of the HMI device.
Reverse polarity protection
The HMI device is equipped with a reverse polarity protection circuit.
Connecting the power supply
CAUTION
Safe electrical separation
Use only power supply units with safety isolation complying with IEC 60364-4-41 or
HD 384.04.41 (VDE 0100, Part 410), for example according to the PELV standard, for the
24 VDC supply.
The supply voltage must be within the specified voltage range. Malfunctions in the HMI
device may otherwise result.
Applies to non-isolated system design:
Connect the connection for GND 24 V from the 24 V power supply output to equipotential
bonding for uniform reference potential. For this purpose, choose a connecting point that is
as close as possible to the center.
See also
Uninterruptible power supply connection (Page 56)
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4.3.5 Uninterruptible power supply connection
Connection graphic
The following figure shows the connection between the uninterruptible power supply and
HMI device. The uninterruptible power supply is connected to the 24-V input and one of the
HMI device's USB ports.
When connected to the HMI device's USB port, the following uninterruptible power supplies
are supported:
SITOP DC UPS modules as of a rated power value of 6 A, e.g. 6EP1931-2DC42
MP 377 12" Touch
MP 37712" Key
MP 377 15" Touch
Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
MP 377 19" Touch



Note
Observe all the notes relating to connecting a power supply.
See also
Power supply connection (Page 54)
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4.3.6 PLC connection
Connection graphic
The following figure shows the connection between the PLC and HMI device.
PLCs
from other
manufacturers
PLCs
from other
manufacturers
PLCs
from other
manufacturers
PLCs
from other
manufacturers
RS232
RS485
SlMATlCS7
RS 422/RS 485
SlMATlC 500/505
RS422
RS485
RJ 45
SlMATlCS7
PROFlNET
SlMATlCS5
RS485
RS232
RS422
SlMATlC 500/505
RS485
MP 377 12ಯ Touch
MP 377 12ಯ Key
MP 377 15ಯ Touch
MP 377 19ಯ Touch


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NOTICE
Approved cable
If you do not use approved cables to connect a SIMATIC S7 PLC, you may experience
functional problems.
Always use the approved cables to connect a SIMATIC S7 PLC.

Standard cables are available for the connection. You can find more information about this
on the Internet at: "http://mall.automation.siemens.com"
Connecting PROFINET
NOTICE
PROFINET IO direct keys
If you use PROFINET IO direct keys and the HMI device is not connected via a switch, you
may experience functional problems.
Connect the HMI device via switch. For detailed instructions regarding the installation of
PROFINET networks, please refer to the "PROFINET system description" manual.

Only connect the HMI device to public Ethernet networks using a switch or comparable
device.
Mounting and connecting
4.3 Connecting the HMI device
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Configuring an RS-422/RS-485 port
A DIP switch S1 for the configuration of the RS-422/RS-485 port is located on the rear of the
HMI device.
In the factory state, the DIP switch is set for communication with the SIMATIC S7 PLC via
RS 485.

Note
Note the diagrams of the DIP switch settings on the back of the HMI device.

The following table shows the settings of the DIP switch. The transmitting and receiving
direction is switched internally with the RTS signal.

Communication Switch setting Meaning
4 3 2 1
ON
No RTS on connector,
• During data transfer between the PLC and HMI device
• During data transfer between the HMI device and PC
(delivery condition)
4 3 2 1
ON

RTS on pin 4, same as PLC,
for example for commissioning
RS 485
4 3 2 1
ON

RTS on pin 9, same as programming device,
for example for commissioning
RS 422 4 3 2 1
ON

RS-422 port is active.

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4.3.7 Configuring PC connection
Connection graphic
The following figure shows the connection between the configuring PC and HMI device.
RS232
RS485
USB
PROFlNET
RS485
MP 377 12ಯ Touch
MP 377 12ಯ Key
MP 377 15ಯ Touch
MP 377 19ಯ Touch


The ports are described in the specifications.
For RS-485-RS-232 conversion, you can order the PC/PPI cable from Siemens AG using
order number 6ES7 901-3CB30-0XA0.
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4.3 Connecting the HMI device
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Configuring a PC/PPI cable
Use the DIP switches to configure the transfer rate of the PC/PPI cable.

Note
If the connection fails during the operating system update, set the system to a lower bit rate.
If you wish to communicate at high bit rates, you must use a PC/PPI cable version 3 or later.
The version code is printed on the cable (for example "E-Stand 3" corresponds to version 3).

1 2


① DIP switch
② LEDs
Set the DIP switches 1 to 3 to the same bit rate as in WinCC flexible. DIP switches 4 to 8
must be set to "0".
1
1
0
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1


① DIP switch
The following bit rates can be set:

Bit rate in kbit/s DIP switch 1 DIP switch 2 DIP switch 3
115,2 1 1 0
57,6 1 1 1
38,4 0 0 0
19,2 0 0 1
9,6 0 1 0
4,8 0 1 1
2,4 1 0 0
1,2 1 0 1
In the figure, the bit rate is set to 115.2 kbit/s.
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Note when connecting
NOTICE
USB connection sequence
Observe the following sequence when connecting by USB:
1. HMI device
2. PC
USB Host-to-Host cable
Only use the driver for the USB host cable, which is included in the WinCC flexible
package. Never use the driver supplied with the USB Host-to-Host cable.
Note
Updating the operating system
If there is no serviceable HMI device image on the HMI device, you can only update the
operating system by restoring the factory setting. When restoring the factory settings,
connect the PC to the HMI device by PROFINET.
4.3.8 USB device connection
You can connect the following devices to the USB port of the HMI device:
● External mouse
● External keyboard
● Printer
● USB memory stick
● Industrial USB Hub 4
Industrial USB hub 4 can be obtained using order number 6AV6671-3AH00-0AX0.
Note when connecting
NOTICE
Functional problem with USB port
If you connect an external device with a 230-V power supply to the USB port without using
an non-insulated installation, you may experience functional problems.
Ensure a non-insulated installation.
Excessive rated load on port
A USB device with too high a power load may possibly cause functional problems.
Observe the values for the maximum load of the USB port. You will find the values in the
technical specifications.
See also
X20, X21 (USB) (Page 259)
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4.3.9 Printer connection
Connection graphic
The following figure shows the connection between the printer and HMI device.
USB
PROFlNET
MP 377 12ಯ Touch
MP 377 12ಯ Key
MP 377 15ಯ Touch
MP 377 19ಯ Touch

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Note when connecting
NOTICE
Data exchange cables
If you use cables without a metallic netting shield between the HMI device and printer, you
may experience functional problems.
Only use cables with metal-braided shielding grounded at both ends for connecting the HMI
device and printer.

Note
Some printers may require the ASCII character set used in the project to also be defined on
the printer.

The list of current printers and required settings for HMI devices can be found on the Internet
under "http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/en/11376409".
Observe the supplied printer documentation when you connect the printer.
4.3.10 Audio device connection
You can connect an active speaker or another audio amplifier to the HMI device's "Line Out"
port.

Note
The "Micro" and "Line In" ports are provided for future applications.

The microphone and audio source share one port.
Mounting and connecting
4.4 Switching on and testing the HMI device
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4.4 Switching on and testing the HMI device
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Switch on the power supply.
The display lights up after power is switched on. A progress bar is displayed during
startup.
If the HMI device does not start, it is possible the wires on the terminal block have been
crossed. Check the connected wires and change the connections. The Loader is
displayed once the operating system has started.


The HMI device automatically switches to "Transfer" mode during initial startup under the
following conditions:
– No project is loaded on the device.
– At least one data channel has been configured.
During this process the following dialog appears:


2. Press "Cancel" to stop the transfer.
Result
The Loader appears again.
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Note
When restarting the system, a project may already be loaded on the HMI device. The project
will then start after an adjustable delay or when you press the "Start" button.
Use the relevant operating element to close the project.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation
Function test
Perform a function test following commissioning. The HMI device is fully functional when one
of the following states is indicated:
● The "Transfer" dialog is displayed.
● The Loader appears.
● A project is started.
Switching off the HMI device
Terminate the project at the HMI device before switching it off.
You have the following options for switching off the HMI device:
● Switch off the power supply.
● Disconnect the plug-in terminal strip on the HMI device.
See also
Configuring the data channel (Page 117)

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Operator controls and displays
5
5.1 Front operator controls
MP 377 Touch
1


① Display with touch screen
The MP 377 Touch is operated via the touch screen. All operating elements required for
operator input are displayed on the touch screen once the HMI device has started.

NOTICE
Unintentional action possible
Do not carry out several operations simultaneously. You may otherwise trigger an
unintentional action.
Always touch only one operating element on the screen
Damage to the touch screen possible
Never touch the touch screen with pointed or sharp objects. Avoid applying excessive
pressure to the touch screen with hard objects. Both these will substantially reduce the
useful life of the touch screen and even lead to total failure.
Always operate the HMI touch screen with your fingers or with a touch pen.

Operator controls and displays
5.1 Front operator controls
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MP 377 12" Key
1
2
5
3
1
4
4


① Function keys with LED
② System keys - alphanumeric keys
③ Display
④ System keys – control keys
⑤ System keys - cursor keys
The MP 377 12" Key is operated using the system keys and the function keys.
The function assigned to a specific function key is defined during configuration. The function
keys have no function prior to the project being opened.

NOTICE
Unintentional action possible
Do not carry out several operations simultaneously. You may otherwise trigger an
unintentional action.
Do not press more than two keys simultaneously
Damage to the keyboard possible
Using hard instruments to press the keys considerably reduces the service life of the key
mechanism.
Only use your fingers to operate the HMI device keys.

Operator controls and displays
5.2 Inserting a memory card
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5.2 Inserting a memory card
Introduction
The following can be saved to the memory card of the HMI device:
● Backup of the HMI device
● Logs
● Recipes
● Operating system
● Applications
● Other data such as video files, Word, Excel or PDF files
The memory card can be inserted during operation.

Note
The multimedia card of the SIMATIC S7 PLC cannot be used.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Insert the memory card into the relevant slot.
When inserting the memory card, please note that it can only be inserted in the slot when
the front side of the memory card is visible.

2. Check that the memory card is properly seated.
See also
Securing memory card (Page 70)
Operator controls and displays
5.3 Securing memory card
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5.3 Securing memory card
Introduction
The HMI device is designed for the tough conditions experienced in industry. Therefore use
the locking bracket to secure the memory card in its slot.
Requirements
A memory card has been inserted.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Loosely screw in the Torx screw ①.
2
1

2. Place the locking bracket ② against the memory card.
3. Tighten the cross-tip screw ①.
Result
The memory card is secure.
Operator controls and displays
5.4 Unplugging the memory card
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5.4 Unplugging the memory card
Introduction
The memory card can be unplugged during operation. Do not remove the memory card while
data is being accessed by an application, e.g. during backup or recipe transfer.
Procedure
NOTICE
Loss of data possible
The data on the memory card is lost if you attempt to remove it while the HMI device is
accessing its data.
Do not remove the memory card while data is being accessed. Observe the corresponding
alarms on the screen.

Proceed as follows:
1. Unplug the memory card from the memory card slot.
2. Store the memory card in a safe place.
Operator controls and displays
5.5 Labeling the function keys on the MP 377 12" Key
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5.5 Labeling the function keys on the MP 377 12" Key
Introduction
You can label the function keys as required for your project. Use labeling strips to do so.

Note
Do not write on the keyboard to label the function keys.
Printing labeling strips
WinCC flexible comes with a range of labeling strip templates. You will find further
information regarding the location of the templates in the WinCC flexible Online Help.
Any printable and writable foil can be used as labeling strips. You can use transparency film,
the keyboard membrane of the HMI device is printed on the reverse side. Use transparent
foil so that the LEDs of the function keys can be seen.
Permitted thickness of the labeling strip: 0.13 mm. Paper should not be used as labeling
strips.
Dimensions of the labeling strip for the MP 377 12" Key
Area which can be written and printed on
245
9.4 20.6 20.6 20.6 20.6 20.6 20.6 20.6
17
2 x 45°
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17
ದ1
17
68
2 x 45°
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Edit and then print the template.
You can also print blank templates and label them manually.
2. Spray the labeling strips with fixing spray.
The fixing spray ensures that the text is water resistant and does not smear, and that the
printer ink on the keyboard membrane does not run.
3. Cut out the labeling strip.
Ensure that the corners are cut according to the diagram shown above as this makes it
easier to slide them into the slot.
4. Remove any existing labeling strips.



Note
Wait for the printed labeling strips to dry before you insert them.
5. Slide the labeling strips ② into the slot ①.
1
2


6. Slide the labeling strips into the slot up to the stop.
The labeling strip will protrude approximately 3 cm from the slot. The template
dimensions for the labeling strips are designed so that the labeling is correctly placed for
the function keys. A means of securing the labeling strip is not necessary.
When mounting the HMI device, ensure that the labeling strips do not become jammed
between the mounting cut-out and the HMI device.

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6.1 Loader
Overview
The following figure shows the Loader. The header line contains details of the loader
version. These details are not shown in the following figure.


The Loader buttons have the following functions:
● Press the "Transfer" button to set the HMI device to "Transfer" mode.
The transfer mode can only be activated when at least one data channel has been
enabled for the transfer.
● Press the "Start" button to start the project on the HMI device.
If you do not perform an operation, the project on the HMI device will automatically start
after a delay.
● Press the "Control Panel" button to open the HMI device Control Panel.
You can change various settings in the Control Panel, for example the transfer settings.
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● Press the "Taskbar" button to activate the taskbar with the Windows CE start menu open.
The following figure shows the open start menu.


Depending on the software installed, other symbols may be displayed in the desktop's status
bar.
Open Loader
The following options are available to open the Loader:
● The Loader appears briefly after starting the HMI device.
● The Loader appears when the project is closed.
If configured, use the relevant operating element to close the project.
For further information on this, refer to your plant documentation.
Key operation in the Loader
The following table shows the key combinations for navigating in the Loader.

Key combination Functions
, ,
TAB

The next or previous entry is selected.
ENTER
or
} {

The selected button is operated.
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Key operation in the Windows CE interface
The following table shows the key combinations for navigating in the user interface.

Key combination Functions
CTRL
+
ESC

The taskbar is activated with the open Windows CE start menu.
ALT
+
ESC

The next active program is displayed.
ALT
+
TAB

The Task Manager is opened.
Key operation in the Explorer
The following table shows the key combinations for navigating in the Explorer.

Key combination Functions
TAB

• Toggles the active window.
• Toggles between the Windows CE Desktop and the window.
F
N
+
HOME

Selects the first entry.
F
N
+
END

Selects the last entry.
CTRL
+
B A
Selects everything, if the left LED of the key
A-Z
lights up
ALT

Activates the menu bar.

Changes to the higher level.
ALT
+
CTRL

Opens the context menu.
ALT
+
ENTER

Displays the properties.
Password protection
You can protect the control panel and taskbar from unauthorized access. When password
protection is activated, the "password protect" message is displayed in the loader.
If the password is not entered, only the "Transfer" and "Start" buttons are operable.
Password protection prevents maloperation. This in turn increases security on the plant or
machine as the settings for the active project can only be changed by entering the password.

NOTICE
Loss of data possible
If the password is no longer available, you can only cancel password protection by updating
the operating system. All data on the HMI device will be deleted when you update the
operating system.
Back up the HMI device's data.

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Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer for Windows CE is installed on the HMI device.



Note
Internet Explorer for Windows CE and the Internet Explorer version which can run on a PC
differ in terms of function.
Further information can be found on the Microsoft web pages.

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Media Player
Media Player for Windows CE is installed on the HMI device. Media Player is used to e.g.
play video sequences for maintenance and servicing.


Media Player supports the following formats:
● WMA
● MPEG



Note
Media Player for Windows CE and the Media Player version which can run on a PC differ
in terms of function.
Further information can be found on the Microsoft web pages.
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6.2 Viewer
Introduction
You can use ProSave to install viewers for various data formats. You can tell which viewers
are installed by a symbol on the desktop and from the Start menu under "Programs".
The following viewers can be installed:

Viewer Icon
PDF Viewer

Word Viewer

Excel Viewer

Functional scope
The viewers can read and print the following file formats:

Viewer Readable file formats
PDF Viewer PDF
Word Viewer DOC, RTF
Excel Viewer XL*
All viewers share a Zoom function. The Excel Viewer also offers the following functions:
● Switch between spreadsheet tabs
● Split the spreadsheet
● Change line height and column width
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6.3 Control Panel
6.3.1 Overview
The HMI device's Control Panel is similar to the control panel on a PC.
The Control Panel looks like this:


The control panel can be used to modify the following settings:
● Date and time
● Screen saver
● Regional settings
● Transfer settings
● Network settings
● Delay time
● Password
6.3.2 Opening the Control Panel
Introduction
The HMI device Control Panel can be opened as follows:
● Independently of a running project
– Press the "Control panel" button in the loader.
– By calling up from the Windows CE start menu.
● With active project
An operating element must be configured to open the control panel for this purpose.
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Procedure – open the Control Panel via the Start menu
Proceed as follows:
1. Open the Windows CE start menu.
– Procedure using the keys:
Select the
ESC
+
CTRL
key combination.
– Procedure using the touch screen:
Press the key twice on the alpha-numeric VDU keyboard.
2. Select "Settings > Control panel".
Result
The control panel is opened.
6.3.3 Reference for functions
Overview of functions
The following table shows the settings in the Control Panel.

Icon Functions Tab / entry

Saving and restoring with external storage device –

Importing, displaying and deleting certificates "Stores"

Setting the date and time "Date/Time"

Configuring the screen keyboard –
Changing the browser startup page and general browser settings "General"
Changing connection and proxy server settings "Connection"
Changing cookie settings "Privacy"
Changing privacy settings "Advanced"

Setting the character repeat for the keyboard "Repeat"

Setting the double-click "Double-Click"
Parameterizing the LAN connection "ERTEC400"
Setting the IP address "ERTEC400 Ethernet Driver' Settings" "IP Address"
Set name server "ERTEC400 Ethernet Driver' Settings" "Name Servers"

Changing the logon data "Identification"
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Icon Functions Tab / entry
Backup registry information "Persistent Storage"
Changing monitor settings "Display"
Displaying information about the HMI device "Device"
Restarting the HMI device "Device"
Touch screen calibration
1)
"Touch"

Activate memory management "Memory Monitoring"

Changing password protection "Password Settings"

Changing the printer properties –

Changing the PROFINET IO setting –
Changing regional settings "Regional Settings"
Changing the number format "Number"
Changing the currency format "Currency"
Changing the time format "Time"

Changing the date format "Date"
Changing transfer settings "MPI"

Changing the PROFIBUS DP transfer settings "PROFIBUS"

Setting the screen saver
Reducing the backlighting

Displaying the system information "General"
Displaying memory information "Memory"
Setting the device name of the HMI device "Device Name"
Configuring the data channel "Channel"

Setting the delay time "Directories"
Setting the uninterruptible power supply "Configuration"


State of uninterruptible power supply "Current Status"
Setting operation feedback with key and touch screen operation
Setting operation feedback with key operation
Setting acoustic signal for inadvertent operations
"Volume"

Assigning sounds to events. "Sounds"

Changing e-mail settings
2)
"Email"

1)
Only with MP 377 Touch
2)
Additional tabs may appear in the "WinCC flexible Internet Settings" dialog. This depends on
the options that have been enabled for network operation in the project.

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6.3.4 Operating the Control Panel
6.3.4.1 Overview
Operator input options
The hardware of the HMI device determines, which of the following operator control options
are available:
● Touch screen
The operating elements shown in the dialogs are touch-sensitive. Touch objects are
basically operated in the same way as mechanical keys. You activate operating elements
by touching them with your finger. To double-click them, touch an operating element
twice in succession.
● HMI device keyboard
The operating elements shown in the dialogs are selected and operated using the keys of
the HMI device.
● External USB keyboard
● External USB mouse
Entries using an external keyboard
An external keyboard can be used to operate the Control Panel in exactly the same way as
the HMI device keyboard. Use the keys of the external keyboard which correspond to the
HMI device keys in the description.
Operator entries using an external mouse
An external mouse can be used to operate the Control Panel in exactly the same way as the
HMI device touch screen. Click the described operating elements with the mouse.
6.3.4.2 Operation using the touch screen
Introduction
The control panel is operated with the HMI device touch screen or a connected mouse.
Requirements
An active project has been terminated. The Loader appears.
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Procedure
Proceed as follows to change settings in the Control Panel:
1. Open the Control Panel with the "Control Panel" button.
2. To open the required dialog, double-click its symbol.
3. Change the tab as required.
4. Make the necessary changes.
Touch the corresponding input object.
– Use the screen keyboard of the HMI device to enter the new values in the text boxes.
– Touch a button to operate it.
– Touch the selection box to open a drop down list box. Touch the required entry from
the drop down list box.
– Touch the check box to activate or deactivate a check box.
– Touch a radio button to select it.
5. Confirm the selection with the button or abort the entry with the button.
The dialog closes.
6. Close the Control Panel with the " " button.
The Loader appears.
Input with the screen keyboard
A screen keyboard is available for data input. The screen keyboard is displayed as soon as
you touch a text box. You can also call up the screen keyboard directly from the
Control Panel.
Display methods for the screen keyboard
You can change the display method for the screen keyboard and fix the position on the
screen. Confirm the entry with the button or abort the entry with the key. Either
action closes the screen keyboard.
● Numerical screen keyboard


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● Alphanumerical screen keyboard


The alphanumerical keyboard is organized in the following two layers:
– Normal level
– Shift level
● Reduced screen keyboard


Changing the display of the screen keyboard

Key Functions

Switching between the numerical and alphanumerical keyboard

Switching between the normal level and Shift level of the alphanumerical screen
keyboard


Switchover to special characters

Switching from full display to reduced display

Switching from reduced display to full display

Close the screen keyboard
6.3.4.3 Operation with the keyboard
Introduction
The Control Panel is operated with the system keys of the HMI device.
Requirements
An active project has been terminated. The Loader appears.
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Procedure
Proceed as follows to change settings in the Control Panel:
1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Select the "Control Panel" button in the loader using the cursor keys.
3. Press
ENTER
.
The Control Panel is opened.
4. Select the symbol of the required dialog with the cursor keys.
5. Press
ENTER
to open the dialog.
6. Change the tab as required.
Press
TAB
until the name of the tab is selected. Now switch between the tabs using the
cursor keys.
7. Use the
TAB
key to return to the input area.
8. Make the necessary changes.
To do this, highlight the corresponding input object using the
TAB
key.
– Use the system keys of the HMI device to enter the new values in the text boxes.
– To operate a button, select the button with the cursor keys and then press
ENTER
.
– Open the drop down list boxes with the key combination
ALT
+ .
Select the required entry from the drop down list box using the cursor keys.
Confirm the selected entry by pressing
ENTER
.
– Press
} {
to activate or deactivate a check box.
– Select a radio button from a group using the cursor keys.
9. Confirm your entries with
ENTER
or discard your entries with
ESC
.
If you have selected an input object, you first have to complete entry.
The dialog closes.
10. Close the Control Panel.
Press the
ALT
key to do this.
The control panel menu is opened.
11. Select the "Close" entry using the cursor keys.
12. Press
ENTER
.
The Loader appears.
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Control keys
The following tables show the control keys used to select and operate the control panel.
● Select operating elements

Key Functions Description
TAB

SHIFT
+
TAB

Tabulator Selects the next/previous operating element in the
tab sequence.


Cursor keys Selects the next operating element to the left, right,
above or below the current screen object.
Navigates in the operating element.
● Using operating elements
Key Functions Description
HOME

Scroll back Scrolls back a page in a list.
F
N
+
HOME

Scroll to the beginning Scrolls to the beginning of a list.
END

Scroll forward Scrolls one page forward in a list.
F
N
+
END

Scroll to the end Scrolls to the end of a list.
ENTER

ENTER key • Operates a button.
• Accepts and ends an entry.
ESC

Cancel • Deletes the characters of a value entry and
restores the original value.
• Closes the active dialog.
INS
DEL

Delete characters Deletes the character to the right of the current
cursor position.

Delete characters Deletes the character to the left of the current cursor
position.
ALT
+
Open drop down list box Opens a drop down list box.
CTRL
+
ENTER

Accept value Accepts the selected value in the drop down list box
without closing the list.
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Enter key combinations

Key Functions Purpose
A-Z

Toggle key assignment Toggles the assignment for a key with multiple
assignment.
• No LED is lit
The number assignment is enabled. Pressing the
button once toggles to letter assignment.
• An LED is lit
The left or right letter assignment is enabled.
Each time the key is pressed, the system toggles
between the left letter assignment, the right letter
assignment and the number assignment.
SHIFT

Toggle between upper-
case and lower-case
Used in key combinations, for example for entering
upper-case letters.
F
N

Switch to additional key
assignment
Some of the keys contain a blue imprinted key
assignment , for example the "%" character.
Used in key combinations for the blue key
assignment.
CTRL

General control function Used in key combinations
ALT

General control function Used in key combinations
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6.4 Changing settings for operation
6.4.1 Configuring the screen keyboard
Introduction
The details provided below will explain how the screen keyboard can be displayed and
positioned.
Requirements
You have opened the "Siemens HMI Input Panel - Options" dialog with the "InputPanel"
icon.
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2
3



Check box for displaying the button in the screen keyboard
② Button for displaying the screen keyboard
③ Button for saving the screen keyboard settings
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want to change the size of the screen keyboard, activate the "Show Resize Button"
check box.
The button is displayed in the screen keyboard awaiting opening.
2. If you want to prevent the size of the screen keyboard from being changed, deactivate the
"Show Resize Button" check box.
The button is removed from the screen keyboard awaiting opening.
3. Use the "Open Input Panel" button to open the screen keyboard.
4. If you want to switch between the numerical and alphanumerical screen keyboard, press
the key.
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5. If you want to change the position of the screen keyboard, use the mouse pointer to
select a free space between the keys.
Release the mouse pointer when the required position has been reached.
6. If you want to increase or decrease the size of the keyboard screen, place your mouse
pointer over the button .
7. Adapt the screen keyboard size by dragging it to size with the mouse pointer.
8. Release the mouse pointer when the required size has been reached.
9. If you want to save the settings, press the "Save" button.
10. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The screen keyboard settings have been modified.
6.4.2 Setting the character repeat
Introduction
The details provided below will explain how to set the character repetition and the associated
delay for the keyboard and/or screen keyboard.
Requirements
You have opened the "Keyboard Properties" dialog with the "Keyboard" icon.
1
4
3
2


① Check box for activating the character repeat
② Slider control and buttons for the delay time before character repeat
③ Slider control and buttons for the rate of the character repeat
④ Test field
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want to enable character repetition, activate the "Enable character repeat" check
box.
2. If you want to change the delay, press a button or the slider in the "Repeat delay" group.
Moving the slider to the right will shorten the delay. Moving to the left will extend the
delay.
3. If you want to change the repeat rate, press a button or the slider in the "Repeat rate"
group.
Moving the slider to the right will shorten the repeat rate. Moving to the left will extend the
repeat rate.
4. Check the settings.
Procedure using the touch screen:
– Touch the test field.
The screen keyboard opens.
– Move the screen keyboard as needed.
Procedure using the keys:
– Select the test field.
5. Press an alphanumeric key and keep the key pressed down.
Check the implementation of the character repetition and the rate of the character
repetition in the test field.
6. If the settings are not perfect, correct them.
7. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The character repetition and delay are set.
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6.4.3 Setting the double-click
Introduction
You can start applications in the Control Panel and in Windows CE with a double-click. A
double-click corresponds to two brief touches in sequence.
In the "Mouse Properties" dialog, make the following adjustments for touch screen operation
and operation with external mouse:
● Interval between touch contacts on the touch screen
● Interval between mouse clicks
Requirements
You have opened the "Mouse Properties" dialog with the "Mouse" icon.
2
1


① Pattern
② Icon
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Click the pattern twice.
After the second click, the colors of the pattern will be reversed and the white fields will
change to gray. The time before the second click is saved.

2. Check the double-click.
Click on the icon twice in succession to do this. If the double-click is recognized, the icon
is displayed as follows:

3. If the settings are not perfect, correct them.
To do this, repeat steps 1 to 2.
4. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
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Result
The double-click adjustment is completed.
6.4.4 Calibrating the touch screen
Introduction
Depending on the mounting position and viewing angle, it is possible that parallax may occur
when operating the touch screen. In order to prevent any operating errors as a result,
calibrate the touch screen again in the startup phase or during runtime.
Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties" dialog "Touch" tab with the "OP" icon.

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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Click on the "Recalibrate" button.
The following dialog opens:
Carefully press and briefly hold stylus on the center of
the target. Repeat as the target moves around the screen.
1


2. Briefly touch the middle of the calibration crosshairs ①.
The calibration crosshairs is then displayed at four more positions.
3. Briefly touch the middle of the calibration crosshairs for each position.
Once you have touched all the positions of the calibration crosshairs, the following dialog
appears:
New calibration settings have been measured.
Tape the screen to register saved data.
Wait for 30 seconds to cancel saved data and
keep the current setting.
Time limit: 30 sec


4. Touch the touch screen.
The calibration is saved. The "OP Properties" dialog, "Touch" tab is displayed again. If
you do not touch the touch screen within the time shown, your original setting will be
retained.
5. Close the dialog.
Result
The HMI device touch screen is calibrated.
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6.5 Setting up password protection
Introduction
You can protect access to the Control Panel and the Windows CE taskbar with a password.
Requirements
You have opened the "Password Properties" dialog with the "Password" icon.

NOTICE
Password not available
If the password is no longer available, you will have to wait for the operating system to be
updated again.
• Change settings in the Control Panel
• Use the Windows CE taskbar
All data on the HMI device will be deleted when you update the operating system!
Therefore use the password to protect against loss.

Note
The following characters cannot be used in passwords:
• Blank
• Special characters * ? . % / \ ' "
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter a password in the "Password" text box.
2. Repeat the password entry in the "Confirm password" text box.
3. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
You cannot open the Control Panel or Windows CE taskbar without entering a password.
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6.6 Canceling password protection
Requirements
You have opened the "Password Properties" dialog with the "Password" icon.

Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Delete the entries in the "Password" and "Confirm password" text boxes.
2. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
Password protection for the Control Panel and Windows CE taskbar is canceled and they
can be freely accessed.
6.7 Changing HMI device settings
6.7.1 Setting the date and time
Introduction
You can set the date and time on the HMI device. The HMI must be restarted in the following
cases:
● You have changed the time zone setting
● You have changed the "Daylight savings time currently in effect" check box setting.
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Requirements
You have opened the "Date/Time Properties" dialog with the "Date/Time Properties"
icon.
1
2
5
3
4


① Time zone selection box
② Input field for the time
③ Date selection box
④ "Daylight savings" check box
⑤ Button for applying changes
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the appropriate time zone for the HMI device from the "Time Zone" selection field.
2. Touch the "Apply" button to confirm your entry.
The time of day shown in the "Current Time" field is adjusted correspondingly to the
selected time zone.
3. Set the date in the selection box.
4. Set the current time of day in the "Current Time" text box.
5. Confirm your input by clicking on the "Apply" button.
The values you have set are now in effect.



Note
The system does not automatically switch between winter and summer time.
6. If you want to switch from winter to summer time, activate the
"Daylight savings time currently in effect" check box.
When you press the "Apply" button, the time is brought forward by one hour.
7. If you want to switch from summer to winter time, deactivate the
"Daylight savings time currently in effect" check box.
When you press the "Apply" button, the time is taken backward by one hour.
8. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
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Result
The settings for the data and time of day have now been changed.
Internal clock
The HMI device has an internal buffered clock.
Synchronizing the date and time with the PLC
The date and time of the HMI device can be synchronized with the PLC if this has been
configured in the project and the PLC program.
Further information on this subject is available in the "WinCC flexible" system manual.

NOTICE
Time-dependent reactions
You have to synchronize the date and time when time-controlled responses are triggered in
the PLC by the HMI device.
6.7.2 Changing regional settings
Introduction
In different countries, for example, the date, time and decimal points are displayed
differently. You can adjust this display to meet the requirements of different regions.
The country-specific settings apply to the current project. If the project language is changed,
the country-specific settings are also changed.
Requirements
You have opened the "Regional and Language Settings" dialog with the
"Regional Settings" icon.
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① Region selection box
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the region from the selection box.
2. Change to the "Number", "Currency", "Time" and "Date" tabs and set the selection boxes
to the desired settings.
3. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The HMI device's regional settings have been changed.
6.7.3 Backup registry information
Registry information and temporary data
You can install and uninstall your own programs on the HMI devices under Windows CE.
You must save the registry settings after installation or uninstallation.
You can save the following data to the flash memory:
● Registry Information
● Temporary files
Restoring the file system of a memory card
If memory cards are used, the file system on the memory card may become damaged,
perhaps due to a power failure. The HMI device detects the defective file system on start-up
or when the memory card is inserted. The HMI device can restore the file system
automatically or on request.
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Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties", dialog "Persistant Storage" tab with the "OP"
icon.
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① Significance of the text:
Saves the current registry information to the flash memory. The HMI device loads the saved
registry information the next time it boots.
② Button for saving registry information
③ Button for saving temporary files
④ Significance of the text:
Saves all the files in temporary storage to the flash memory (for example, from the "Program
Files" directory). These files are written back when the HMI device is started. The "\Temp"
directory is not saved.
⑤ Automatically restores the file system on the memory card when the HMI device starts up and
when a memory card is inserted.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want the system to be restored automatically, activate the "Automatically repair file
system errors ..." check box.
If the check box is unchecked, the system is only restored once prompted to do so.
2. Click on the necessary buttons.
3. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The HMI device uses the saved registry information the next time it starts. The temporary
files are copied back.
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6.7.4 Changing monitor settings
Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties", dialog "Display" tab with the "OP" icon.

Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want to increase the brightness, press the "UP" button.
2. If you want to decrease the brightness, press the "DOWN" button.
3. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The screen settings have been changed.
6.7.5 Setting the screen saver
Introduction
You can set the following time intervals on the HMI device:
● For the automatic activation of the screen saver
● For the automatic reduction in the screen's backlighting
When you do not undertake an operation within the configured interval, the configured
function will be activated automatically.
The screen saver and the reduced screen backlighting functions are switched back off by
means of the following actions:
● By pressing any key
● By touching the touch screen
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The function associated to the key or button will not be executed by this.

NOTICE
Reduce backlighting
The brightness of the backlighting decreases incrementally during its operational life.
In order to not shorten the operational lifetime of the backlighting unnecessarily, activate
the backlighting reduction.
Activating the screen saver
Screen contents which remain unchanged for long periods can remain dimly visible in the
background. This effect is reversible.
Therefore activate the screen saver. When the screen saver is active, the backlighting is
also reduced.
Requirements
You have opened the "Screensaver" dialog with the "ScreenSaver" icon.
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② Period of time in minutes before the screen saver is activated
③ Radio buttons for the screensaver
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the interval in minutes after which the backlighting is to be reduced.
Entering "0" will deactivate the backlighting reduction.
2. Enter the number of minutes before the screen saver is to be activated.
The minimum time is 5 minutes and the maximum time is 71582 minutes. Entering "0"
disables the screen saver.
3. Select either the screen saver or an empty screen.
– If you want the screen saver to function, activate the "Standard" radio button.
– If you do not want the screen saver to function, activate the "Blank Screen" radio
button.
4. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
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Result
The screen saver and the reduced backlighting for the HMI device is set.
6.7.6 Changing the printer properties
Introduction
The HMI device can print on local printers or network printers. You can print hardcopies and
reports on a network printer. Line printing of alarms is not possible on a network printer.
The list of current printers and required settings for HMI devices can be found on the Internet
under "http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/de/11376409".
Requirements
You have opened the "Printer Properties" dialog with the "Printer" icon.
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① Selection field for the printer
② Port selection box
③ Network address of the printer
④ Paper format selection box
⑤ Group orientation with radio buttons for print orientation
⑥ Print quality check box
⑦ Color printing check box
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select a printer from the "Printer Language" selection box.
2. Select the port for the printer from the "Port" selection box.
3. If you wish to print via the network, enter the printer's network address in the "Network"
text box.
4. Select the paper format from the"Paper Size" selection box.
5. Activate a radio button in the "Orientation" group.
– "Portrait" for portrait
– "Landscape" for landscape
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6. Select the print quality.
– Select the "Draft Mode" check box if you wish to print in draft mode.
– Deactivate the "Draft Mode" check box if you wish to print with higher quality.
7. If the printer selected can print in color and you wish it to do so, activate the "Color" check
box.
8. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The settings for the printer have now been changed.
6.7.7 Enabling sound and setting sound volume
Introduction
You can activate an acoustic feedback for keyboard and touch screen operations. With each
touch or activation of a key, a sound is emitted.
Requirements
You have opened the "Volume & Sounds Properties" dialog, "Volume" tab with the
"Volume & Sounds" icon.
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① Acoustic warnings and system events
② Program-specific sounds
③ Notification sounds
④ Acoustic feedback when using keys
⑤ Acoustic feedback when using touch screen
⑥ Keys and controller for setting volume for the "Enable sounds for" group


Note
If you deactivate the settings under "Enable sounds for", no more acoustic signals will be
emitted during inadvertent operations.
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Activate the check boxes needed in the "Enable sounds for" group.
If no check boxes are activated, no acoustic feedback will be output.
2. If you want signaling for entries to be audible, activate the following check box:
– With key control: "Hardware buttons".
– With touch control: "Screen taps".
3. Use the "Loud" and "Soft" radio buttons to select between loud and quiet signaling.
4. If you want to change the volume for acoustic messages, use the controller or "Loud" and
"Soft" keys to do this.
5. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The properties of the acoustic operation feedback are now set up.
6.7.8 Assigning sound to an event
Introduction
When acoustic feedback is activated, a sound is used to report an event. You can select the
sound to reflect the event.
Requirements
● A loudspeaker is connected to the HMI device.
● You have opened the "Volume & Sounds Properties", dialog "Sound" tab with the
"Volume & Sounds" icon.

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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select a suitable sound from the "Event" group.
The sound selected is displayed in the "Sound" group in the associated list box.
2. If you want to listen to the sound, press the " " button.
The sound is output by a loudspeaker connected to the HMI device. Use the button
to stop the output.
3. If you haven't managed to find a suitable sound, you can use the "Browse" button to
switch to a folder of your choice.
The sound selected is displayed in the "Sound" group in the associated list box.
4. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The sound is set for acoustic feedback on operations.
6.7.9 Restarting the HMI device
Introduction
The HMI device must be restarted in the following cases:
● You have activated or deactivated the PROFINET IO direct keys.
● You have changed the time zone setting
● You have changed the automatic daylight savings and standard setting

NOTICE

Data loss when the HMI device is restarted
All volatile data is lost when the HMI device is rebooted.
Check the following:
• The project on the HMI device is complete
• No data is being written to the flash memory
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Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties", dialog "Device" tab with the "OP" icon.
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① Button for restarting the HMI device
Procedure
1. If you want to restart the HMI device, press the "Reboot" button.
The following message is displayed:
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① If you run this function, all data which has not been backed up will be lost. Please close all
applications before restarting.
2. Confirm by clicking on Yes.
The HMI device restarts without delay. If you click on No, the message will be closed.
There will be no restart.
Result
The HMI device starts.
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6.7.10 Displaying information about the HMI device
Introduction
You will need the device-specific information if you contact A&D Technical Support.
Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties", dialog "Device" tab with the "OP" icon.
The following figure applies to the MP 377 15" Touch. The data displayed are device-specific
and may therefore deviate from that of your HMI device.
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① HMI device name
② Version of the HMI device image
③ Version of the boot loader
④ Boot loader release date
⑤ Size of the internal flash memory in which the HMI device image and project are stored
⑥ MAC address of the HMI device
⑦ See "Restarting HMI device" chapter
The HMI device-specific information is displayed in the "Device" tab.

Note
The size of the internal flash memory does not correspond to the available working memory
for a project.
See also
Restarting the HMI device (Page 107)
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6.7.11 Displaying system properties
Introduction
The general system-specific information provides you with information about the processor,
operating system and memory.
Requirements
You have opened the "System Properties", dialog "General" tab with the "System" icon.
The data displayed are device-specific and may therefore deviate from that of your HMI
device.
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① Copyright to Microsoft Windows CE
② Details on processor and size of internal Flash memory
Displaying system properties
The system properties are displayed. This dialog is read-only. Close the dialog.
6.7.12 Displaying memory distribution
Introduction
The "Memory" system-specific information provides you with information about the
distribution and size of the memory in the HMI device.

NOTICE
"Memory" tab
Do not change the memory distribution in the "Memory" tab.
Applies for the usage of options:
An alteration to the memory distribution may be necessary. Please refer to the
accompanying documentation for further information.
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Requirements
You have opened the "System Properties", dialog "Memory" tab with the "System" icon.

Procedure
1. Determine the HMI device's current memory structure
2. Close the dialog.
6.8 Setting storage location
Introduction
There are various storage locations available for storing the compressed source file of your
project. The following describes how you can set the storage location.
Requirements
You have opened the "Transfer Settings", dialog "Directories" tab with the "Transfer"
icon.
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① Directory where the project file is saved
② Directory where the compressed source file of your project is saved
③ Storage location and initialization file of the HMI device for process operation

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NOTICE
Settings under "Project File" and "Path"
The project may not open the next time the HMI device is started if changes are made in
the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes.
Do not change the entries in the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes.
Procedure
1. Select a memory location from the "Project Backup" text box.
The external memory card or the location in the data network can be defined as the
storage location. During the next backup process, the project's source file is stored in the
specified location.
2. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The storage location for the HMI device is now set.
6.9 Setting the delay time
Introduction
Once the HMI device has been switched on, a project can be started after a delay. The
Loader is displayed during the delay time.
Requirements
You have opened the "Transfer Settings", dialog "Directories" tab with the "Transfer"
icon.

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NOTICE
Settings under "Project File" and "Path"
The project may not open the next time the HMI device is started if changes are made in
the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes.
Do not change the entries in the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes.
Procedure
1. Select the desired delay time in seconds from the "Wait [sec]" selection box.
With the value "0", the project starts immediately. It is then no longer possible to call the
Loader after switching on the HMI device. If you still wish to access the Loader, an
operating element must be configured to close the project.
2. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The delay time for the HMI device is now set.
See also
Overview (Page 142)
6.10 Setting the uninterruptible power supply
Introduction
UPS monitoring is an option you load as an add-on with ProSave.
A UPS ensures that the HMI device is shut down in a controlled manner after a buffer time in
the event of a power failure. This avoids the loss of data.
The following uninterruptible power supplies are supported:
SITOP DC UPS modules as of a rated power value of 6 A, e.g. 6EP1931-2DC42
Connect the UPS to the 24-V input and a USB port. Configure the USB port for UPS
monitoring.
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Requirements
You have opened the "UPS Properties", dialog "Configuration" tab with the "UPS" icon.
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① Text box for the time after which the "Battery mode activated" message is displayed
② Check box for enabling battery mode
③ Text box for the time after which the "Faulty port" message is displayed
④ Check box for the "Faulty port" message
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want to enable battery mode, activate the "Battery mode" check box.
2. Enter the time for terminating applications in the "min" and "s" text boxes.
You will receive a message when UPS takes effect. Applications such as HMI Runtime
and WinAC MP are then terminated depending on the time entered.
3. If the port to which the UPS is connected is faulty and you therefore want to receive a
message, activate the "Port disturbed" check box.
4. Select the message you want from the list box.
5. Enter the time after which the "Faulty port" message is displayed in the "min" and "s" text
boxes.
Result
Port monitoring for the UPS is set.
See also
State of uninterruptible power supply (Page 115)
Configuring the operating system
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6.11 State of uninterruptible power supply
Introduction
If you have connected a UPS to a USB port, you can display the monitoring state of this port.
Requirements
You have opened the "UPS Properties", dialog "Current status" tab with the "UPS" icon.
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① The "UPS program is not running. No current status available." message appears when the
UPS is not connected.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Installing the UPS monitoring software.
2. Connect the UPS.
3. If you want to update the monitoring state, press the "Update" button.
The message is changed according to the current setting. The message will remain
unchanged if no check boxes in the "Configuration" tab have been activated.
Result
The current monitoring state for the UPS is displayed.
See also
Setting the uninterruptible power supply (Page 113)
Configuring the operating system
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6.12 Enabling PROFINET IO
PROFINET IO
If the HMI device is connected to the PLC via PROFINET, function keys or buttons, for
example, can be configured as PROFINET IO direct keys. If PROFINET IO direct keys are
used in the project, they must be enabled.

Note
If you enable PROFINET IO direct keys, you cannot use the RS 422/RS 485 port for serial
communication.
PROFINET IO direct keys and PROFIBUS DP direct keys are mutually exclusive.
Requirements
You have opened the "PROFINET" dialog with the "PROFINET" icon.
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① Activating or deactivating the PROFINET IO direct keys
② Text box for the device name
③ MAC address of the HMI device


NOTICE
Inconsistent device name
If the device name does not match the device name entered in the HW Config of STEP 7,
the direct keys do not work.
Use the device name from the HW Config of STEP 7. This device name does not
correspond to the device name used under Windows CE.

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Within the ETHERNET data network, the device name must be unique and satisfy the DNS
conventions. These include:
● Restriction to 127 characters in total (letters, digits, hyphen or point)
● A name component within the device name, e.g. a string between two points, may not
exceed 63 characters.
● Special characters such as umlauts, brackets, underscores, slashes, spaces etc. are not
permitted. The hyphen is the one exception.
● The device name must not start or end with a the "-" character.
● The device name must not take the form n.n.n.n (n = 0 to 999).
● The device name must not start with the character sequence "port-xyz-" (x, y, z = 0 to 9).
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want to enable the PROFINET IO direct keys, activate the "PROFINET IO enabled"
check box.
2. Enter the device name of the HMI device.
3. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The PROFINET IO direct keys are enabled.
6.13 Changing transfer settings
6.13.1 Configuring the data channel
Introduction
If you block all data channels, the HMI device is protected against unintentional overwriting
of the project data and HMI device image.

Note
A project can only be transferred from the configuring PC to the HMI device when at least
one of the data channels is enabled on the HMI device.

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Requirements
The "Transfer Settings" dialog, "Channel" tab has been opened with the
"Transfer Settings" icon.
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① Group for the data channel 1 (Channel 1)
② Group for the data channel 2 (Channel 2)
③ Button for the "MPI/DP-Transfer Settings" and/or "Network and Dial-Up Connections" dialog


WARNING
Unintentional transfer mode
Unintentional transfer mode could cause unintentional actions to be triggered in the plant.
Ensure that the configuring PC does not inadvertently switch the HMI device to transfer
mode during the open project.
NOTICE
"Remote control" for "Channel 1"
If the "Remote Control" check box is activated during "Online" operating mode, the X10 port
cannot be used for communication.
The "Remote Control" check box must be deactivated for "Online" operating mode. Once
the serial transfer is complete, in the "Channel 1" group you must therefore deactivate the
"Remote Control" check box.
Transfer mode using "Channel 2"
When the project on the HMI device starts, transfer parameters, e.g. HMI device address,
for MPI/PROFIBUS DP are overwritten with the values from the project.
You can change the settings for the transfer via "Channel 2".
The following steps are required:
• Close the project.
• Change the settings on the HMI device.
• Then return to "Transfer" mode.
The next time the project is started on the HMI device, the settings will be overwritten by
the values from the project.
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Note
If the HMI device is in "Transfer" mode while changes are made to the transfer settings, the
settings only go into effect after the transfer function is restarted.
This may occur if the Control Panel is opened to change the transfer properties in an active
project.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want to enable a data channel, activate the "Enable Channel" check box in the
"Channel 1" or "Channel 2" group.
In the "Channel 1" group, the RS-422/RS-485 port is enabled for the serial data transfer.
The network port is enabled in the "Channel 2" group.
2. If you want to enable the automatic transfer, activate the associated "Remote Control"
check box.
3. If you have enabled the data channel for "Channel 2", select the log from the selection
box.
4. Enter further parameters if required.
Applies to "MPI/PROFIBUS DP":
– Use the "Advanced" button to switch to the "S7-Transfer Settings" dialog. You can
change the settings for MPI/PROFIBUS DP there.
– Confirm your entries.
– The dialog "S7-Transfer Settings" is closed.
Applies to "ETHERNET":
– Use the "Advanced" button to change to "Network&Dial-Up Connections".
– Open the "ERTEC400" entry. You can change the TCP/IP settings there.
– Confirm your entries.
– Close "Network&Dial-Up Connections".
Applies to "USB":
– No settings are needed for "USB".
5. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The data channel is configured.
See also
Overview (Page 142)
Backup and restore using WinCC flexible (Page 149)
Backup and restore using ProSave (Page 151)
Changing MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings (Page 120)
Changing the network configuration (Page 126)
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6.13.2 Changing MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings
Introduction
The communication settings for MPI or PROFIBUS DP are defined in the HMI device project.
In the following cases, the transfer settings might have to be changed:
● The first time the project is transferred
● If changes are made to the project but are only applied later

NOTICE

Transfer mode using MPI/PROFIBUS DP
The bus parameters are read from the project currently loaded on the HMI device.
The settings for MPI/PROFIBUS DP transfer can be modified. The following steps are
required:
• Close the project.
• Change the settings on the HMI device.
• Then return to "Transfer" mode.
The changed MP/PROFIBUS DP settings will be overwritten in the following cases:
• The project is started again
• A project is transferred and started
Transfer settings
If the HMI device is in "Transfer" mode while changes are made to the transfer settings,
the settings only go into effect after the transfer function is restarted.
Requirements
You have opened the "S7-Transfer Settings" dialog with the "S7-Transfer Settings" icon.
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① Network selection
② Button for opening the properties dialog
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select a network.
2. Use the "Properties" button to open the "MPI" or "PROFIBUS" dialog.
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① The HMI device is the only master on the bus.
② Bus address of the HMI device
③ Time-out
④ Data transmission rate in total network
⑤ Highest station address in the network
⑥ Profile
⑦ Button for displaying the bus parameters
3. If there are several masters connected on the bus, deactivate the "Panel is the only
master on the bus" check box.
4. Enter the bus address for the HMI device in the "Address" text box.

NOTICE

The bus address in the "Address" text box must be unique throughout the
MPI/PROFIBUS DP network.
5. Select the transmission rate from the "Transmission Rate" text box.
6. Enter the highest station address on the bus in the "Highest Station Address" or "Highest
Station" text box.
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7. Select the desired profile from the "Profile" selection box.
8. If you want to view the profile data, press the "Busparameter" button of the PROFIBUS
dialog.
The profile data are displayed. The "Profile" dialog is read-only.

NOTICE

The bus parameters must be the same for all stations in the MPI/PROFIBUS DP
network.

9. Close the "Profile" dialog.
10. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings of the HMI device have been changed.
See also
Configuring the data channel (Page 117)
Configuring the operating system
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6.14 Configuring network operation
6.14.1 Overview of network operation
Introduction
You can connect the HMI device to a PROFINET network via the Ethernet port.

NOTICE
The HMI device can only be used in PROFINET networks.
The HMI device only has client functionality in the PC network. This means that users can
access files of a node with TCP/IP server functionality from the HMI device via the network.
However, you cannot, for example, access data on the HMI device from a PC via the
network.

Note
Information on communication using SIMATIC S7 via PROFINET is provided in the
"WinCC flexible communication" user manual.

The connection to a network offers, for example, the following options:
● Printing via a network printer
● Saving, exporting and importing of recipe data records on or from a server
● Setting up of message and data archives
● Transferring a project
● Saving data
Addressing
Within a PROFINET network, computers are usually addressed using computer names.
These computer names are translated from a DNS or WINS server to TCP/IP addresses.
This is why a DNS or WINS server is needed for addressing via computer names when the
HMI device is in a PROFINET network.
The corresponding servers are generally available in PROFINET networks.

Note
The use of TCP/IP addresses to address PCs is not supported by the operating system.

Consult your network administrator if you have questions in this regard.
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Printing via a network printer
The HMI device's operating system does not support line by line alarm logging via a network
printer. All other printing functions, for example hardcopy or logs are available without
restriction via the network.
Preparation
Before beginning the configuration, request the following network parameters from your
network administrator.
● Does the network use DHCP for dynamic assignment of network addresses?
If not, get a new TCP/IP network address for the HMI device.
● Which TCP/IP address does the default gateway have?
● If a DNS network is used, what are the addresses of the name server?
● If a WINS network is used, what are the addresses of the name server?
General procedure for configuring the network
The HMI device must be configured prior to network operation. The configuration is basically
divided into the following steps:
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the computer name of the HMI device.
2. Configure the network address.
3. Set the logon information.
4. Save the settings.
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6.14.2 Setting the device name of the HMI device
Introduction
The HMI device uses the device name to identify itself in the communication network.
Requirements
You have opened the "System Properties", dialog "Device Name" tab with the "System"
icon.
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① Device name of the HMI device
② Description for the HMI device (optional)


Note
To activate the network functions, enter a unique computer name in the "Device name" text
box.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the device name for the HMI device in the "Device name" text box.
2. If necessary, enter a description for the HMI device in the "Device description" text box.
3. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The device name for the HMI device is now set.
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6.14.3 Changing the network configuration
Introduction
You can change the network settings for the LAN connection under "Network&Dial-
Up Connections".
Requirements
You have opened the following display using the "Network&Dial-Up Connections" icon.

Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Open the "ERTEC400" entry.
The "'ERTEC400 Ethernet Driver' Settings" dialog is opened.

2. If you need automatic issuing of addresses, select the "Obtain an IP address via DHCP"
radio button.
3. If you need manual issuing of addresses, select the "Specify an IP address" radio button.
4. If you have selected manual issuing of addresses, enter the corresponding addresses in
the "IP Address", "Subnet Mask" text boxes and if necessary in "Default Gateway".
5. If a name server is used in the network, change to the "Name Servers" tab.

6. Enter the respective addresses in the text boxes.
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7. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
8. Close the "Network&Dial-Up Connections" display.
The Control Panel is displayed again.
Result
The LAN connection parameters for the HMI device have been changed.
See also
Configuring the data channel (Page 117)
6.14.4 Changing the logon data
Introduction
Windows CE uses this information to gain access to the network resources. Enter the user
name, password and domain you have received from your administrator.
Requirements
You have opened the "Network ID" dialog with the "Network ID" icon.

Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the user name in the "User name" text box.
2. Enter your password in the "Password" text box.
3. Enter the domain name in the "Domain" text box.
4. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The logon information has now been set.
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6.14.5 Changing e-mail settings
Requirements
You have opened the "WinCC flexible Internet Settings" dialog with the
"WinCC Internet Settings" icon.
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① Setting the SMTP server
② Name for the sender
③ E-mail account


Note
Additional tabs may appear in the "WinCC flexible Internet Settings" dialog. This depends on
the options that have been enabled for network operation in the project.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Specify the SMTP server.
– Activate the "Use the default of the project file" radio button if you want to use the
SMTP server configured in the project.
– Deactivate the "Use the default of the project file" radio button if you do not want to
use the SMTP server configured in the project. Specify the required SMTP server.
2. Enter the name for the sender in the "Sender" text box.
3. Enter the e-mail account for your e-mail in the "Authentication" text box.
Some e-mail providers only allow you to send mail if you specify the e-mail account. The
"Authentication" text box can remain empty if your e-mail provider allows you to send mail
without checking the account.
4. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The e-mail settings have been changed.
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6.14.6 Changing Internet settings
6.14.6.1 Changing general Internet settings
Requirements
You have opened the "Internet Options", dialog "General" tab with the "Internet Options"
icon.



Note
Do not change the settings in the "User Agent" field.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the homepage for the Internet browser in the "Start Page" text box.
2. Enter the address of the required search engine in the "Search Page" text box.
3. Enter the required cache memory size in the "Cache" text box.
4. If you want to delete the cache memory, press the "Clear Cache" button.
5. If you want to delete the history, press the "Clear History" button.
6. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The general parameters for the Internet browser have been set.
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6.14.6.2 Setting the proxy server
Requirements
You have opened the "Internet Options", dialog "Connection" tab with the
"Internet Options" icon.

Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the "Use LAN (no autodial)" check box.
2. If you are using a proxy server, in the "Network" group, activate the
"Access the Internet using a proxy server" check box.
Specify the address of the proxy server and the port.
3. If you want to bypass the proxy server for local addresses, activate the
"Bypass proxy server for local addresses" check box.
4. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
6.14.6.3 Changing privacy settings
Cookies and encryption
Cookies are pieces of information sent by a web server to a browser. In the event of
subsequent access to the web server, the cookies are sent back. This enables information to
be stored between the accesses.
In order to ensure a high level of privacy, data are sent via the Internet in encrypted form.
Common encryption protocols include SSL and TLS. You can activate or deactivate the
usage of encryption protocols.
The required settings can be obtained from your network administrator.
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Requirements
You have opened the "Internet Options" dialog, "Privacy" tab with the "Internet Options"
icon.

Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the required cookie behavior by means of the radio buttons.
– "Accept"
Cookies are stored without request.
– "Block"
Cookies will not be stored.
– "Prompt"
Cookies will be stored on request.
2. If you want allow cookies which are restricted to a single session, activate the
"Always allow session cookies" check box.
3. Change to the "Advanced" tab.

4. Activate the required encryption protocol.
5. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The logon information has now been set.
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6.14.6.4 Importing and deleting certificates
Overview
You can import, view and delete certificates that have been imported for the HMI device. The
certificates differ in the following ways:
● Certificates that you trust
● Own certificates
● Other certificates
You can import additional certificates and delete certificates that are not required.
The required settings can be obtained from your network administrator.
Requirements
You have opened the "Certificates" dialog with the "Certificates" icon.

Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the type of certificate from the selection box:
– "Trusted Authorities"
– "My Certificates"
– "Other Certificates"
2. If required, start the importing process with the "Import" button.
A dialog with source details will open.
3. If required, delete certificates with the "Remove" button.
Mark the desired certificate.
4. If you want to list the properties of the certificate marked, press the "View" button.
5. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
The changes to the certificates have been undertaken.
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6.15 Saving to external storage device (backup)
Introduction
A backup involves copying the operating system, applications and data from the internal in
flash memory of the HMI device to an external storage device.
The following external storage devices are possible:
● External memory
● USB memory stick
Requirements
● The HMI device features an external storage device with sufficient free space.
● You have opened the "Backup/Restore" dialog with the "Backup/Restore" icon.

Procedure - using a memory card for the first time
NOTICE
Loss of data possible
The first time you use a memory card the HMI device will request that you format the card.
Save a backup copy of memory card data to a PC before formatting.

Proceed as follows:
1. Cancel the formatting procedure by pressing "ESC".
2. Remove the memory card from the HMI device.
3. Save a backup copy of vital data to a PC.
4. Insert the memory card into the HMI device.
5. Format the memory card on the HMI device.
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Press the "BACKUP" button to open the "Select Storage Card" dialog.
The "--- no storage card available ---" message appears if there is no external memory in
the HMI device or if this memory is defective. Insert an external memory or a different
one.
2. Select the external memory for backup from the "Please select a Storage Card" list box.
3. Click on the "Start Backup" button.
The HMI device checks the external memory.
If the "This storage card..." message appears, an external memory with a greater memory
capacity is needed. Acknowledge this message. Backup is aborted. Insert an external
memory with a greater memory capacity and restart the backup process.
If the "You may have an old backup on the storage card. Do you want to delete it?"
message appears, there is already a backup on the external memory. If you do not want
to overwrite the backup, press the "No" button. Otherwise click on the "Yes" button.
Several messages are displayed in sequence during the backup process:
– Saving registry data
– Copy files
A progress bar shows the status of the backup process. When the backup process is
completed, the following message is displayed:
"The operation completed successfully."
4. Acknowledge this message.
The dialog closes.
Result
The HMI device data is now saved on the external memory.
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6.16 Restoring from external storage device
Introduction
A restore operation deletes the old data from flash memory of the HMI device on
confirmation. The data stored on the external memory is then copied to the internal flash
Flash memory.
Requirements
● The external memory holding the backed up data is inserted in the HMI device.
● You have opened the "Backup/Restore" dialog with the "Backup/Restore" icon.



NOTICE

Loss of data possible
All data on the HMI device will be deleted during a restore operation. License keys are
deleted after counter-inquiry.
Back up the HMI device's data before restoring if required.
External memory with data backup
If several external memories with data backups are plugged in, the data cannot be
restored.
Remove the external memory with the data backups not needed.
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Press the "RESTORE" button to open the "Storage Card" dialog.
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① No storage card available
② Only one storage card containing backup is allowed. No storage card detected. Insert a
storage card and press the "Refresh" button.
2. Select the external memory with the backup from the "Storage Card with Backup
detected" selection box.
The "--- no storage card available ---" message appears if there is no external memory in
the HMI device or if this memory is defective.
3. If the --- no storage card available --- message appears, press the "Cancel" button.
Restoring is then aborted.
– Insert a memory card or a different one.
– Click on the "Refresh" button.
The content of the selection box will be changed.
– Select the external memory with the backup from the "Storage Card with Backup
detected" selection box.
4. Click on the "Start Restore" button.
Restoring is started.
5. The data to be restored is checked.
The following messages are displayed in sequence during the check.
– "Starting Restore"
– "Checking data"
When the data has been checked, the following message is displayed:
"You are starting RESTORE now. All files (except files on storage cards) and the registry
will be erased. Are you sure?"
The message means that the restore process can be started. All files files except those
located on the external memory will be deleted. Tab entries are also deleted. Are you
sure?
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6. If you do not want to allow the data to be deleted from the HMI device, abort the restore
process by pressing the "ESC" button.
7. Start to restore the data by selecting "Yes".
The following messages are displayed in sequence during the restore:
– "Deleting files on flash"
– "Restore CE Image"
A progress bar shows the status of the restore process.
When restore is completed, the following message is displayed:
"Restore succesfully finished. Press ok, remove your storage card and reboot your
device."
8. Remove the external memory.
9. Acknowledge this message.
The HMI device starts.
Result
The data from the external memory is now on the HMI device.

Note
Calibrating the touch screen
After the reset, you may have to recalibrate the touch screen.
6.17 Activate memory management
Memory management
Provided the memory management is activated, the HMI device will automatically close the
project if the memory needs reorganizing during an active project.
The project is shut down and the HMI device will display a message. You have to restart the
project.

NOTICE
Memory management
If you do not activate memory management, undefined states can occur during the runtime
of the project.
Active memory management from the "OP Properties" dialog.
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Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties", dialog "Memory Monitoring" tab with the "OP"
icon.
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① Maximum memory used since the HMI device was last switched on
② Percentage of memory currently used
③ Activate memory management
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If you want to enable memory management, activate the check box.
If memory management is active and there is not enough working memory, the
SIMATIC HMI runtime and therefore the current project will be closed.
2. Confirm your entries.
The dialog closes.
Result
Memory management is activated.


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7
7.1 Overview
Configuration phase
A project – the process image of the working process – is produced during configuration to
visualize automated working processes. The process displays for the project contain
displays for values and messages which provide information about process statuses. The
process control phase follows the configuration phase.
Process control phase
The project must be transferred to the HMI device if it is to be used in process control.
Another precondition for process control is that the HMI device is connected online to a
controller. Current working processes - operating and observing - can then be subject to
process control.
Transferring the project to the HMI device
You can transfer a project to an HMI device as follows:
● Transfer from the configuring PC
● Restore from a PC using ProSave
In this case, an archived project is transferred from a PC to the HMI device. The
configuration software need not be installed on this PC.
Commissioning and recommissioning
Initial and re-start-ups differ in the following respects:
● When the HMI device is commissioned there is no project at first.
The HMI device is also in this state after the operating system has been updated.
● When recommissioning, any project already on the HMI device is replaced.
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7.2 Operating modes
Operating modes
The HMI device may be in the following operating modes:
● Offline
● Online
● Transfer
"Offline mode" and "Online mode" can be set on both the configuring PC and the HMI
device. To set these modes on the HMI device, use a corresponding operating element of
the project.
Changing the operating mode
The configuration engineer must have configured an appropriate operating element to allow
a change of the operating mode on the HMI device during ongoing operation.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation
"Offline" operating mode
In this mode, there is no communication between the HMI device and PLC. Although the
HMI device can be operated, it cannot exchange data with the PLC.
"Online" operating mode
In this mode, the HMI device and PLC communicate. You can operate the plant on the HMI
device according to your system configuration.
"Transfer" mode
In this mode, you can transfer a project from the configuring PC to the HMI device or backup
and restore HMI device data, for example.
The following options are available for setting "Transfer" mode on the HMI device:
● When the HMI device starts up
Start "Transfer" mode manually in the HMI device Loader.
● During ongoing operation
Start the "Transfer" mode manually within the project using an operating element. The
HMI device toggles to "Transfer" mode when automatic mode is set and a transfer is
initiated on the configuring PC.
See also
Backup and restore using WinCC flexible (Page 149)
Backup and restore using ProSave (Page 151)
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7.3 Using existing projects
The following table shows how you can reuse existing projects, while observing the screen
size:

HMI device in the existing project New HMI device
MP 370 12" Touch MP 377 12" Touch
MP 370 12" Key MP 377 12" Key
MP 370 15" Touch MP 377 15" Touch
The following cases are possible:
1. Project exists in ProTool
Migrate the project to WinCC flexible and subsequently carry out an HMI device switch.
2. Project exists in WinCC flexible
Carry out an HMI device switch in WinCC flexible.
If you migrate existing projects from HMI devices with a different screen size, images which
have already been configured are converted during the migration.
Further information on the subject can be found in the WinCC flexible Online Help or in the
"WinCC flexible Migration" manual.
7.4 Data transmission options
Overview
The following table shows the options for data transfer between the MP 377 and the
configuring PC.

Type Data channel MP 377
Serial
1)
Yes
MPI/PROFIBUS DP Yes
USB Yes
Backup
PROFINET Yes
Serial
1)
Yes
MPI/PROFIBUS DP Yes
USB Yes
Restoring
PROFINET Yes
Serial
1)
Yes
MPI/PROFIBUS DP Yes
USB Yes
PROFINET Yes
Updating the operating system
PROFINET with restore to
factory setting
Yes
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Type Data channel MP 377
Serial
1)
Yes
MPI/PROFIBUS DP Yes
USB
2)
Yes
Transferring a project
PROFINET Yes
Serial
1)
Yes
MPI/PROFIBUS DP Yes
USB Yes
Installing or removing an option
PROFINET Yes
Serial
1)
Yes
MPI/PROFIBUS DP Yes
USB Yes
License key transferring or
transferring back
PROFINET Yes

1)
Applies when PC/PPI cable 6ES7 901-3CB30-0XA0 is used
2)
You must not connect the HMI device to a USB 2.0 hub.
See also
Overview (Page 142)
Backup and restore using WinCC flexible (Page 149)
Backup and restore using ProSave (Page 151)
7.5 Transfer
7.5.1 Overview
Transfer
Transfer the executable project from the configuring PC to the HMI device.
You can start the "Transfer" mode manually or automatically on the HMI device.
Transferred data is written directly to the internal flash memory on the HMI device. For the
transfer, you use a data channel which you have to configure before starting a transfer.
Backtransfer
You have the option to transfer the compressed project file together with the runtime project
to the HMI device. If necessary, the compressed project file can be transferred back to the
configuring PC and edited.
The HMI device must be equipped with an external memory card to which the compressed
project file can be saved.

Commissioning a project
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NOTICE
Compressed project file
WinCC flexible does not check whether the compressed project file stored on the HMI
device corresponds to the existing runtime project.
See also
Setting the delay time (Page 112)
Configuring the data channel (Page 117)
Data transmission options (Page 141)
7.5.2 Starting manual transfer
Introduction
You can manually switch the HMI device to "Transfer" mode as follows:
● With a configured operating element during ongoing operation.
● In the Loader of the HMI device.
Requirements
● The project "*.hmi" is opened in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to a configuring PC.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
● The HMI device is in "Transfer" mode.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Transfer settings" command in the menu "Project >
Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Select devices for transfer" dialog opens.
2. Select the HMI device in the left area of the dialog.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC.
Set the connection parameters.
4. Set the transfer parameters in the right area of the dialog.
5. If you wish to transfer the compressed project file together with the runtime project to the
HMI device:
Select the "Enable backtransfer" check box.
6. Start transfer in WinCC flexible with "Transfer".
The configuring PC checks the connection to the HMI device. The project is transferred to
the HMI device. If the connection is not available or is defective, an error message is
displayed on the configuring PC.
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Result
When the transfer is completed successfully, the project can be found on the HMI device.
The transferred project is then started automatically.
7.5.3 Starting automatic transfer
Introduction
If automatic transfer is activated, the HMI device automatically changes into "Transfer" mode
during operations as soon as a transfer starts on the configuring PC connected.

Note
With automatic transfer, the HMI device only changes into "Transfer" mode when the project
is running on the HMI device.

Automatic transfer is particularly suited for the test phase of a new project since transfer is
completed without interfering with the HMI device.

NOTICE
If the automatic transfer has been activated on the HMI device and a transfer is initiated on
the configuring PC, the project currently running is automatically stopped. The HMI device
then automatically switches to "Transfer" mode.
After the commissioning phase, deactivate the automatic transfer so that the HMI device
cannot be inadvertently switched to transfer mode. The transfer mode can trigger
unintentional actions in the device.
You can issue a password in the control panel to restrict access to the transfer settings and
thus avoid unauthorized modifications.
Requirements
● The project *.hmi is opened in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to a configuring PC.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
● The automatic transfer is activated in the data channel for the transfer.
● The project is started on the HMI device.
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Transfer settings" command in the menu "Project >
Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Select devices for transfer" dialog opens.
2. Select the HMI device in the left area of the dialog.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC.
Set the connection parameters.
4. Set the transfer parameters in the right area of the dialog.
5. If you wish to transfer the compressed project file together with the runtime project to the
HMI device:
Select the "Enable backtransfer" check box.
6. Start transfer in WinCC flexible with "Transfer".
The configuring PC checks the connection to the HMI device. The HMI device shuts
down the current project and automatically switches to "Transfer" mode The project is
transferred to the HMI device. If the connection is not available or is defective, an error
message is displayed on the configuring PC.
Result
When the transfer is completed successfully, the project can be found on the HMI device.
The transferred project is then started automatically.
7.5.4 Starting backtransfer
Requirements
● No project is open in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to a configuring PC.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
● The HMI device is in "Transfer" mode.
● The memory card containing the compressed project file is inserted into the HMI device.
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Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Communication settings" command in the menu
"Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Communication Settings" dialog opens.
2. Select the type of HMI device.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC.
Set the connection parameters.
4. Close the dialog with "OK".
5. Select the "Transfer" > "Backtransfer" command in the "Project" menu.
The "Backtransfer" dialog opens.
6. Click "OK" to start the backtransfer process.
The configuring PC checks the connection to the HMI device. The compressed project file
is transferred back from the HMI device to the configuring PC. If the connection is not
available or is defective, an error message is displayed on the configuring PC.
Result
After successful backtransfer, the project is opened on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible.
7.5.5 Testing a project
Introduction
There are two options to test a project:
● Test the project on the configuring PC
You can test a project at a configuring PC, using a simulator. For detailed information,
refer to the "WinCC flexible" user manual and to the WinCC flexible Online Help.
● Offline testing of the project on the HMI device
Offline testing means that communication between the HMI device and PLC is down
while the test is being carried out.
● Online testing of the project on the HMI device
Online testing means that the HMI device and PLC communicate with each other during
testing.
Perform the tests, starting with the "Offline test", followed by the "Online test".

Note
You should always test the project on the HMI device on which the project will be used.

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7.5 Transfer
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Check the following:
1. Check the correct layout of the screens
2. Check the screen navigation
3. Check the input objects
4. Enter the tag values
The test increases the certainty that the project will run error-free on the HMI device.
Requirements for offline testing
● The project has been transferred to the HMI device.
● The HMI device is in "Offline" mode.
Procedure
In "Offline" mode, you can test individual project functions on the HMI device without them
being affected by the PLC. PLC tags, therefore, are not updated.
Test the operating elements and visualization of the project as far as possible without
connecting to the PLC.
Requirements for online testing
● The project has been transferred to the HMI device.
● The HMI device is in "Online" mode.
Procedure
In "Online" mode, you can test individual project functions on the HMI device without them
being affected by the PLC. PLC tags are updated in this case.
You have the option to test all communication-dependent functions, for example alarms, etc.
Test the operating elements and views of the project.
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7.6.1 Overview
Backup and restore
You can back up and restore the following data found in the internal flash memory of the HMI
device with a PC:
● Project and HMI device image
● Password list
● Recipe data
● License keys



Note
When using WinAC MP, the transfer parameters are not backed up!
Use one of the following tools for backup and restore:
● WinCC flexible
● ProSave



Note
Alternatively, use the control panel to back up to an external memory device.
General information
NOTICE
Power failure
If a complete restore operation is interrupted due to power failure on the HMI device, the
operating system of the HMI device may be deleted! In this case, you have to reset the HMI
device to its factory settings.
Compatibility conflict
If a message is output on the HMI device warning of a compatibility conflict during the
restore operation, the operating system must be updated.
See also
Saving to external storage device (backup) (Page 133)
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7.6.2 Backup and restore using WinCC flexible
Requirements
● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
Procedure for backup
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Communication settings" command in the menu
"Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Communication Settings" dialog opens.
2. Select the type of HMI device.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC.
Set the connection parameters.
4. Close the dialog with "OK".
5. Select the "Backup" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Backup Settings" dialog opens.
6. Select the data to be backed up.
7. Select a destination folder and a file name for the "*.psb" backup file.
8. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the HMI device automatically
sets "Transfer" mode when a backup is initiated.
9. Start the backup operation in WinCC flexible with "OK" on the configuring PC.
Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible.
A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation.
Result
The system outputs a message when the backup is completed.
The relevant data is now backed up on the configuring PC.
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Procedure for restore
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Communication settings" command in the menu
"Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Communication Settings" dialog opens.
2. Select the type of HMI device.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC.
4. Set the connection parameters.
5. Close the dialog with "OK".
6. Select the "Restore" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Restore Settings" dialog opens.
7. Select the "*.psb" backup file to be restored from the "Open" field.
You can see the HMI device for which the backup file was created and the type of backup
data the file contains.
8. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the device automatically sets
"Transfer" mode when a restore operation is initiated.
9. Start the restore operation in WinCC flexible with "OK" on the configuring PC.
If there are license keys both on the HMI device and in the backup, a dialog will appear.
Use this dialog to establish whether you want to overwrite the license keys or abort the
restore process.
– If necessary, abort the backup and first back up the HMI device's license keys.
– Then restart the restore process.
Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible.
A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation.
Result
When the restore is successfully completed, the data backed up on the configuring PC is
now on the HMI device.
See also
Transferring and transferring back license keys (Page 163)
Configuring the data channel (Page 117)
Operating modes (Page 140)
Data transmission options (Page 141)
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7.6.3 Backup and restore using ProSave
Requirements
● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
Procedure for backup
Proceed as follows:
1. From the Windows Start menu, start ProSave on the PC.
2. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC.
Set the connection parameters.
4. Select the data to be backed up in the "Backup" tab.
5. Select a destination folder and a file name for the "*.psb" backup file.
6. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the HMI device automatically
sets "Transfer" mode when a backup is initiated.
7. Start the backup operation in ProSave with "Start Backup".
Follow the instructions in ProSave.
A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation.
Result
The system outputs a message when the backup is completed.
The relevant data is now backed up on the PC.
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Procedure for restore
Proceed as follows:
1. From the Windows Start menu, start ProSave on the PC.
2. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC.
4. Set the connection parameters.
5. Select the "*.psb" backup file to be restored from the "Restore" tab.
You can see the HMI device for which the backup file was created and the type of backup
data the file contains.
6. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the device automatically sets
"Transfer" mode when a restore operation is initiated.
7. Start the restore operation in ProSave on the PC with "Start Restore".
If there are license keys both on the HMI device and in the backup, a dialog will appear.
Use this dialog to establish whether you want to overwrite the license keys or abort the
restore process.
– If necessary, abort the backup and first back up the HMI device's license keys.
– Then restart the restore process.
8. Follow the instructions in ProSave.
A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation.
Result
When the restore is successfully completed, the data backed up on the PC is now on the
HMI device.
See also
Configuring the data channel (Page 117)
Operating modes (Page 140)
Data transmission options (Page 141)
Transferring and transferring back license keys (Page 163)
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7.7 Updating the operating system
7.7.1 Overview
Updating the operating system
A compatibility conflict may occur when transferring a project to the HMI device. This is
caused by different versions of the configuration software used and the HMI device image
available on the HMI device. If there are different versions, the transfer is aborted. A
message indicating a compatibility conflict is displayed on the configuring PC.
There are two ways to match the versions:
● Update the HMI device image if the project was created with the most recent version of
the configuration software
● Transfer a matching version of the HMI device image if you do not want to adapt the
project for the HMI device to the most recent version of the configuration software for the
project

NOTICE

Data loss
All data on the HMI device, such as the project and licenses, will be deleted when you
update the operating system.


Note
Calibrating the touch screen
After the update, you may have to re-calibrate the touch-screen.
7.7.2 Resetting factory settings
In ProSave or WinCC flexible, you can update the operating system with or without resetting
to factory settings.
● Updating the operating system without resetting to factory settings
First, switch into "Transfer" mode on the HMI device or use the automatic transfer
function if the project is active. Then start the operating system update in ProSave or
WinCC flexible.
● Updating the operating system with resetting to factory settings

NOTICE

Loss of license keys
The license keys on the HMI device will be deleted when resetting to factory settings.
The license keys on the HMI device will be retained when updating the operating system
without resetting to factory settings.
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NOTICE

Data channels
When resetting to factory settings, all data channel parameters are reset. The transfer
can only be started following reconfiguration of the data channels.


Note
You have to perform an operating system update with reset to factory settings if the HMI
device does not yet have an operating system or if the HMI device's operating system is
corrupt.
First, start the operating system update in ProSave or WinCC flexible and switch the
power on the HMI device off and on again when prompted.
7.7.3 Updating the operating system using WinCC flexible
Requirements
● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Communication settings" command from the "Projekt >
Transfer" menu in WinCC flexible.
The "Communication Settings" dialog opens.
2. Select the type of HMI device.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC.
4. Set the connection parameters.
5. Close the dialog with "OK".
6. In WinCC flexible, select the command "OS Update" from the "Projekt > Transfer" menu.
7. In "Image path", select the HMI device image file "*.img".
The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the
WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD.
In the output area, you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image
file after it is opened.
8. Switch into "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If you have activated automatic transfer mode for the HMI device, the device
automatically switches to "Transfer" mode when an update is initiated.
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9. In WinCC flexible, select "Update OS" on the configuring PC to run the operating system
update.
10. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible.
During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress.
Result
A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed.
This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device.
7.7.4 Updating the operating system using ProSave
Requirements
● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. From the Windows Start menu, start ProSave on the PC.
2. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC.
4. Set the connection parameters.
5. Select the "OS Update" tab.
6. In "Image path", select the HMI device image file "*.img".
The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the
WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD.
In the output area, you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image
file after it is opened.
7. Switch into "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If you have activated automatic transfer mode for the HMI device, the device
automatically switches to "Transfer" mode when an update is initiated.
8. Select "Update OS" n the PC to run the operating system update.
9. Follow the instructions in ProSave.
During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress.
Result
A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed.
This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device.
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7.7.5 Resetting to factory settings with WinCC flexible
Requirements
● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC.
● Have the MAC address of your HMI device's Ethernet port to hand.
– The MAC address is displayed briefly when the HMI device is turned on.
– The MAC address is displayed in the "PROFINET" dialog in the control panel.
Procedure - setting PC interface
1. Select "Start > Control Panel > Set PG/PC interface".
2. Select "S7ONLINE (STEP7) -> TCP/IP" from the "Application access point" area.
3. Select the interface which is connected to the HMI device from the "Interface
parameterization used" area.
4. Confirm your entries.
Procedure - Restoring factory settings
Proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the power supply to the HMI device.
2. On the configuring PC, select the "Communication settings" command in the menu
"Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Communication Settings" dialog opens.
3. Select the HMI device type from the "General" tab, and select "Ethernet" from the
"Connection" area.
4. Enter an IP address.



Note
Possible address conflicts with incorrect IP address
Do not use a dynamic IP configuration for "Reset to factory settings".
Define an IP address which the HMI device is going to receive from the configuration
station during the update process.
If the HMI device has already been used with WinCC flexible or ProSave you can use the
existing IP address for "Reset to factory settings".
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5. Confirm your entries.
6. In WinCC flexible, select the command "OS Update" in the "Project > Transfer" menu.
7. Activate the "Reset to factory settings" check box.
A text box opens where you can enter the MAC address.
8. Enter the HMI device's MAC address in the text box.
9. In "Image path", select the HMI device image file "*.img".
The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the
WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD.
In the output area, you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image
file after it is opened.
10. In WinCC flexible, select "Update OS" on the configuring PC to run the operating system
update.
11. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible.
During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress.
Result
A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed.
This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device. The factory settings are
reset.

Note
Calibrating the touch screen
After the reset, you may have to recalibrate the touch screen.


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7.7.6 Resetting to factory settings with ProSave
Requirements
● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed.
● Have the MAC address of your HMI device's Ethernet port to hand.
– The MAC address is displayed briefly when the HMI device is turned on.
– The MAC address is displayed in the "PROFINET" dialog in the control panel.
Procedure - setting PC interface
1. Select "Start > Control Panel > Set PG/PC interface".
2. Select "S7ONLINE (STEP7) -> TCP/IP" from the "Application access point" area.
3. Select the interface which is connected to the HMI device from the "Interface
parameterization used" area.
4. Confirm your entries.
Procedure - Restoring factory settings
Proceed as follows:
1. Turn off the power supply to the HMI device.
2. From the Windows Start menu, start ProSave on the PC.
3. Select the HMI device type from the "General" tab, and select "Ethernet" from the
"Connection" area.
4. Enter an IP address.



Note
Possible address conflicts with incorrect IP address
Do not use a dynamic IP configuration for "Reset to factory settings".
Define an IP address which the HMI device is going to receive from the configuration
station during the update process.
If the HMI device has already been used with WinCC flexible or ProSave you can use the
existing IP address for "Reset to factory settings".
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5. Change to the "OS Update" tab.
6. Activate the "Reset to factory settings" check box.
A text box opens where you can enter the MAC address.
7. Enter the HMI device's MAC address in the text box.
8. In "Image path", select the HMI device image file "*.img".
The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the
WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD.
In the output area, you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image
file after it is opened.
9. Select "Update OS" on the PC to start the "Reset to factory settings" process.
10. Follow the instructions in ProSave.
During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress.
Result
A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed.
This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device. The factory settings are
reset.

Note
Calibrating the touch screen
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7.8 Installing and removing options
7.8.1 Overview
Installing and removing options
You can install options on the HMI device, for example, additional programs developed
especially for the HMI device.
You can also remove the option from the HMI device again.

Note
License key
A license key may be needed to run an option. The license key unlocks the option for use.
7.8.2 Installing and removing options using WinCC flexible
Requirements
● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
Procedure for installing an option
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Communication settings" command in the menu
"Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Communication Settings" dialog opens.
2. Select the type of HMI device.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC, then set
the connection parameters.
4. Close the dialog with "OK".
5. Select the "Options" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
6. Select the desired option under "Available options".
7. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the device automatically sets
"Transfer" mode when the installation of an option is initiated.
8. Start the installation of the option in WinCC flexible on the configuring PC with the ">>"
button.
Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible.
A status display appears indicating the progress of the installation.
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Result
The option has now been installed on the HMI device.
Procedure for removing an option
Proceed as follows:
1. On the configuring PC, select the "Communication settings" command in the menu
"Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
The "Communication Settings" dialog opens.
2. Select the type of HMI device.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC, then set
the connection parameters.
4. Close the dialog with "OK".
5. Select the "Options" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.
6. Press the "Device status" button to update the display.
7. Select the desired option under "Installed options".
8. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the device automatically sets
"Transfer" mode when the removal of an option is initiated.
9. Start the removal of the option in WinCC flexible on the configuring PC with the "<<"
button.
Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible.
A status display appears indicating the progress of the removal.
Result
The option has now been removed on the HMI device.
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7.8.3 Installing and removing options using ProSave
Requirements
● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
Procedure for installing an option
Proceed as follows:
1. From the Windows Start menu, start ProSave on the PC.
2. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC, then set the
connection parameters.
4. Select the "Options" tab.
5. Select the desired option under "Available options".
6. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the device automatically sets
"Transfer" mode when the installation of an option is initiated.
7. Start the installation of the option in ProSave with the ">>" button.
Follow the instructions in ProSave.
A status display appears indicating the progress of the installation.
Result
The option has now been installed on the HMI device.
Procedure for removing an option
Proceed as follows:
1. From the Windows Start menu, start ProSave on the PC.
2. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab.
3. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC, then set the
connection parameters.
4. Select the "Options" tab.
5. Press the "Device status" button to update the display.
6. Select the desired option under "Installed options".
7. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device, the device automatically sets
"Transfer" mode when the removal of an option is initiated.
8. Start the removal of the option in ProSave with the "<<" button.
Follow the instructions in ProSave.
A status display appears indicating the progress of the removal.
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Result
The option has now been removed on the HMI device.
7.9 Transferring and transferring back license keys
7.9.1 Overview
Transferring and transferring back license keys
With the purchase of an optional package, you obtain a specific user license with an
associated license key. Once you have installed an option, transfer a license key to the HMI
device. The license key unlocks an option for use.
You can also transfer back the license key from the HMI device to the storage location.

Note
You only transfer license keys with the Automation License Manager or WinCC flexible.
7.9.2 Transferring and transferring back license keys
Requirements
● When transferring or transferring back using WinCC flexible:
No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible.
● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC.
● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.
● The storage location and the license key awaiting transfer are ready.
Procedure for transferring a license key
Proceed as follows:
1. Switch to "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
2. When transferring using WinCC flexible:
Select the "License Keys" command in the menu "Project > Transfer". The
Automation License Manager opens.
When transferring using the Automation License Manager:
Start the Automation License Manager via the Windows Start menu.
3. In the Automation License Manager, select the command "Connect HMI device" in the
menu "Edit > Connect target system".
The "Connect Target System" dialog opens.
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4. Under "Device Type", select the appropriate HMI device type.
5. Select the type of connection from the "Connection" box.
6. Set the connection parameters.
7. Select "OK".
The connection to the HMI device is established. The connected HMI device is displayed
in the left window of the Automation License Manager.
8. In the left window, select the source drive.
The right window displays the available license keys.
9. Drag one or more license keys from the right window and drop them on the HMI device in
the left window.
The license keys are then transferred to the HMI device.
Result
The license key is transferred from the storage location to the HMI device.
Procedure for transferring a license key back
Proceed as follows:
1. Switch to "Transfer" mode on the HMI device.
2. When transferring back using WinCC flexible:
Select the "License Keys" command in the menu "Project > Transfer". The
Automation License Manager opens.
When transferring back using the Automation License Manager:
Start the Automation License Manager via the Windows Start menu.
3. In the Automation License Manager, select the command "Connect HMI device" in the
menu "Edit > Connect target system".
The "Connect Target System" dialog opens.
4. Under "Device Type", select the appropriate HMI device type.
5. Select the type of connection from the "Connection" box.
6. Set the connection parameters.
7. Select "OK".
The connection to the HMI device is established. The connected HMI device is displayed
in the left window of the Automation License Manager.
8. In the left window, select the HMI device.
The right window displays the available license keys.
9. Drag one or more license keys from the right window and drop them on the destination
drive in the left window.
The license keys are transferred back to the storage location.
Result
The license key is transferred back from the HMI device to the storage location.

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8
8.1 Overview
Configuration and process control phase
HMI devices can be used to operate and monitor tasks in process and production
automation. The plant screens on the HMI devices are used to provide a clear overview of
the active processes.
The HMI device project, which includes the plant screens, is created during the configuration
phase. The configuration engineer defines which tasks the HMI device has in the process
and defines the following in detail:
● Which process data is displayed on the individual HMI device
● Which plant components are controlled by this HMI device
The configuration engineer stores this information in the project's screens. The project is
transferred to the HMI device during commissioning.
After transfer to the HMI device, current processes can be operated and monitored in the
project's screens. The screens enable you to observe, for example, operational states,
current process data and faults in a plant. Operating elements which are used to operate the
process, for example buttons, I/O fields and alarm windows, are displayed in the screens.
Operator input options
The hardware of the HMI device determines which of the following operator control options
are available:
● Touch screen
The operating elements shown in the dialogs are touch-sensitive. Touch objects are
basically operated in the same way as mechanical keys. You activate operating elements
by touching them with your finger. To double-click them, touch an operating element
twice in succession.
● HMI device keyboard
The operating elements shown in the screens are selected and operated using the keys
of the HMI device.
● External keyboard, connected via USB
● External mouse, connected via USB
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CAUTION

Do not use any pointed or sharp objects when operating the touch screen. Otherwise
this may damage the plastic membrane of the touch screen.
The following provides instructions for operating a project with the touch screen and the
keyboard.
Operating a project with an external keyboard
An external keyboard can be used to operate a project in exactly the same way as with the
HMI keyboard or screen keyboard.

Note
The function keys of the external keyboard are disabled.

Use the other keys of the external keyboard, which correspond to the HMI device keys in the
description.
Operating a project with an external mouse
An external mouse can be used to operate a project in exactly the same way as with the HMI
touch screen. Click the described operating elements with the mouse.
Unintentional actions
CAUTION
Do not carry out several operations simultaneously. You may otherwise trigger
unintentional actions.
• With touch control:
Always touch only one operating element on the screen
• With key control:
Do not press more than two keys simultaneously
Observing the plant documentation
Some operations with the project may require in-depth knowledge about the specific plant on
the part of the operator. Proceed with caution, for example, when you use jog mode. Further
information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
Operation feedback from operating elements
The HMI device provides operation feedback as soon as it detects that an operating element
has been selected. This operation feedback is independent of any communication with the
PLC. Therefore, this operation feedback does not indicate whether the relevant action is
actually executed or not.
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Optical feedback from operating elements
The operating element receives the focus and is selected. The configuration engineer can
also configure the selection of an operating element so that it deviates from the standard.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
The type of optical feedback depends on the operating element:
● Buttons
The HMI device outputs different views of the "Pressed" and "Unpressed" states,
provided the configuration engineer has configured a 3D effect:
– "Pressed" state:

– "Unpressed" state:

The configuration engineer determines the appearance of a selected field, for example,
line width and color for the focus.
● Invisible buttons
By default, invisible buttons are not displayed as pressed when they are touched. No
optical operation feedback is provided in this case.
The configuration engineer may, however, configure invisible buttons so that their outline
appears as lines when touched. This outline remains visible until you select another
operating element.
● I/O fields
When you select an I/O field, the content of the I/O field is displayed against a colored
background. With touch operation, a screen keyboard is displayed for the entering of
values.
Acoustic feedback from operating elements
As soon as the HMI device detects a touch of the touch screen or that a key has been
pressed, an acoustic signal is issued. You can activate or deactivate this acoustic operation
feedback.

Note
The acoustic feedback is only possible if you interact with the project directly on the touch
screen or press one of the keys of the HMI device. If you use an external mouse or keyboard
for interaction, no acoustic signal is issued.
Acoustic signal for inadvertent operations
If you try to enter an invalid character, the HMI device issues an acoustic signal in
accordance with the setting.
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8.2 Direct keys
Introduction
Direct keys on the HMI device are used to set bits in the I/O area of a SIMATIC S7.
Direct keys enable operations with short reaction times that are, for example, a jog mode
requirement.

NOTICE
Direct keys are still active when the HMI device is in "offline" mode.

NOTICE
If you operate a function key with direct key functionality in a running project, the direct key
function is always executed, independent of the current screen contents.

Note
You can only use direct keys when there is a connection via PROFIBUS DP or
PROFINET IO.
Direct keys result in additional basic load on the HMI device.
Direct keys
The following objects can be configured as a direct key:
● Buttons
● Function keys
You can also define image numbers in the case of HMI devices with touch operation. In this
way, the project engineer can configure the direct keys on an image-specific basis.
Further information on configuring direct keys can be found in the
"WinCC flexible Communication" system manual.
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8.3 Setting the project language
Introduction
The HMI device supports multilingual projects. You must have configured a corresponding
operating element which lets you change the language setting on the HMI device during
runtime.
The project always starts with the language set in the previous session.
Requirements
● The required language for the project must be available on the HMI device.
● The language switching function must be logically linked to a configured operating
element such as a button.
Selecting a language
You can change project languages at any time. Language-specific objects are immediately
output to the screen in the new language when you switch languages.
The following options are available for switching the language:
● A configured operating element switches from one language to the next in a list
● A configured operating element directly sets the desired language
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation
8.4 Entries using the touch screen
8.4.1 Overview
Screen keyboard
When you touch an operating element requiring entry on the HMI device touch screen, a
screen keyboard appears. The screen keyboard is displayed in the following cases:
● An I/O field is selected for input
● A password must be entered for accessing a password-protected function
The screen keyboard is automatically hidden again when input is complete.
Based on the configuration of the operating element, the system displays different screen
keyboards for entering numerical or alphanumerical values.

Note
The screen keyboard display is independent of the configured project language.
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General procedure
The operating elements of a screen are operated by touching the touch screen.
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired operating element within the screen.
2. Depending on the operating element, perform further actions. Detailed descriptions can
be found under the respective operating element.
Examples:
– I/O field: Enter numerical, alphanumeric or symbolic values in the I/O field
– Symbolic I/O field: Select an entry from the drop down list box
– Slider control: Move the slider control
Procedure for text boxes
Values are entered in the project text boxes. Based on your configuration, the values are
saved to tags and transferred, for example, to the PLC.
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired text box within the screen.
The screen keyboard opens.
Depending on your configuration, you can enter values in the text box in the following
manner:
– Numerical values, for example decimal numbers, hexadecimal numbers, binary values
– Alphanumerical values, for example digits and letters
– Date/time
2. Enter the value.
3. Confirm your entry with or discard your entry with the button .
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8.4.2 Entering and editing numerical values
Numerical screen keyboard
When you touch an operating element for numerical input on the HMI-device touch screen,
the numerical screen keyboard appears. This is the case, for example, for a text box. The
screen keyboard is automatically hidden again when input is complete.

Figure 8-1 Numerical screen keyboard

Note
Opened screen keyboard
When the screen keyboard is open, PLC job 51, "Select Screen" has no function.
Formats for numerical values
You can enter values in numerical text boxes based on the following formats:
● Decimal
● Binary
● Hexadecimal



Note
Entry of hexadecimal values
When you enter values in hexadecimal format, the alphanumerical screen keyboard
opens.
Limit value test of numerical values
Tags can be assigned limit values. If you enter a value that lies outside of this limit, it will not
be accepted, for example, 80 with a limit value of 78. In this case the HMI device will deliver
a system alarm, if an alarm window is configured. The original value is displayed again.
Decimal places for numerical values
The configuration engineer can define the number of decimal places for a numerical text box.
The number of decimal places is checked when you enter a value in this type of I/O field.
● Decimal places in excess of the limit are ignored
● Empty decimal places are filled with "0"
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Procedure
Numerical values can be entered character-by-character via the buttons on the numerical
screen keyboard.
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired operating element within the screen.
The numerical screen keyboard opens. The existing value is displayed in the screen
keyboard and is selected.
2. Enter the value.
The keys with for example the letters G to Z are available to enter a hexadecimal value;
however, the characters are not entered. Depending on the settings, the HMI device
issues an acoustic signal.
You have the following options to enter a value:
– The selected value is deleted when you enter the first character. Completely reenter
the value.
– Use the and keys to move the cursor within the current value. You can
now edit the characters of the current value or add characters.
Use the key to delete the character to the left of the cursor. If the value is
selected, use this key to delete the selected part of the value.
The key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor. If the value is
selected, use this key to delete the selected part of the value.
– Use the key to display the infotext of the I/O field.
This button is only enabled if infotext has been configured for the input object or the
current screen.
3. Use the key to confirm your entry or cancel it with . Either action closes the
screen keyboard.
Result
You have changed the numerical value or entered a new one.
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8.4.3 Entering and editing alphanumerical values
Alphanumerical screen keyboard
When you touch an operating element for numerical input on the HMI-device touch screen,
the alphanumerical screen keyboard appears. This is the case, for example, for a text box.
The screen keyboard is automatically hidden again when input is complete.

Figure 8-2 Alphanumerical screen keyboard, normal level

Note
Opened screen keyboard
When the screen keyboard is open, PLC job 51, "Select Screen" has no function.
Language change
Language change in the project has no influence on the alphanumerical screen keyboard.
The entry of Cyrillic or Asian chracters is therefore not possible.

Keyboard levels
The alphanumerical screen keyboard has various levels.
● Normal level
● Shift level
If you change the levels with key , the key assignments change.
Procedure
Alphanumerical values can be entered character-by-character via the buttons on the
alphanumerical screen keyboard.
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired operating element within the screen.
The alphanumerical screen keyboard opens. The existing value is displayed in the screen
keyboard and is selected.
2. Enter the value.
You have the following options to enter a value:
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– The selected value is deleted when you enter the first character. Completely reenter
the value.
– Use the and keys to move the cursor within the current value. You can
now edit the characters of the current value or add characters.
Use the key to delete the character to the left of the cursor. If the value is
selected, use this key to delete the selected part of the value.
The key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor. If the value is
selected, use this key to delete the selected part of the value.
– Using key it is possible to switch between the keyboard levels of the screen
keyboard. On switchover, the key assignments of the screen keyboard change.
– Use the key to display the infotext of the I/O field.
This button is only enabled if infotext has been configured for the input object or the
current screen.
3. Use the key to confirm your entry or cancel it with . Either action closes the
screen keyboard.
Result
You have changed the alphanumeric value or entered a new one.
8.4.4 Entering the date and time
Entering the date and time
Enter the date and time in the same way you enter alphanumerical values.

Note
When entering the date and time, please note that the format is determined by the
configured project language.
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8.4.5 Entering symbolic values
Drop down list box
Operating elements for entering symbolic values offer you a list from which you can select
the input values. When you touch a symbolic I/O field on the HMI device touch screen, the
following drop down list box opens.

Figure 8-3 Symbolic I/O field after touch, example
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the required operating element.
The drop down list box of the operating element opens. Select and to scroll in the
drop down list box.
2. Touch the required entry in the drop down list box.
The selected entry is accepted as an entry.
Result
You have changed the symbolic value or entered a new one.
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8.4.6 Displaying infotext
Purpose
The configuration engineer uses infotext to provide additional information and operating
instructions. The configuration engineer can configure infotext on screens and operating
elements.
The infotext of an I/O field may contain, for example, information on the value to be entered.

Figure 8-4 Infotext for an I/O field, example
Opening infotext for operating elements
1. Touch the required operating element.
The screen keyboard opens. You can see from the appearance of the key whether
infotext has been configured for the operating element or the current screen.
2. Touch the key on the screen keyboard.
The infotext for the operating element is displayed. If there is no infotext for the selected
screen object, the infotext for the current screen is displayed, if it has been configured.
You can scroll through the contents of long infotext with and .



Note
Switching between displayed infotext
The configuration engineer can configure infotext for an I/O field and the associated
screen. You can switch between two infotexts by touching the infotext window.
3. Close the displayed infotext by pressing .
Alternative procedure
Depending on your configuration, infotext can also be called via a configured operating
element.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation
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8.5 Entries using the keys
8.5.1 Control keys
Introduction
The following tables show the control keys with which you operate the project. You will also
find detailed descriptions under the individual operating elements.
Select operating elements

Key Functions Description
TAB

SHIFT
+
TAB

Tabulator Selects the next/previous operating element in the
tab sequence.


Cursor keys Selects the next operating element to the left, right,
above or below the current screen object.
Navigates in the operating element.
Using operating elements

Key Functions Description
SHIFT
+

SHIFT
+

SHIFT
+

SHIFT
+
Position the cursor Positions the cursor within an operating element,
for example in the I/O field.
HOME

Scroll back Scrolls back a page in a list.
F
N
+
HOME

Scroll to the beginning Scrolls to the beginning of a list.
END

Scroll forward Scrolls one page forward in a list.
F
N
+
END

Scroll to the end Scrolls to the end of a list.
ENTER

Enter key • Operates buttons.
• Accepts and ends an entry.
• Opens a drop down list box.
• Toggles within a text box between character
mode and normal mode.
In character mode, a single character is
selected. In this mode, you can advance in the
character set using the cursor keys.
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Key Functions Description
ESC

Cancel • Deletes the characters of a value entry and
restores the original value.
• Closes the active dialog.
INS
DEL

Delete characters Deletes the character to the right of the current
cursor position.

Delete characters Deletes the character to the left of the current
cursor position.
ALT
+
Open drop down list box Opens a drop down list box.
CTRL
+
ENTER

Accept value Accepts the selected value in the drop down list
box without closing the list.
Enter key combinations

Key Functions Purpose
A-Z

Toggle key assignment Switches over key assignment of keys with multiple
assignment.
• No LED is lit:
The number assignment is enabled. Pressing
the button once toggles to letter assignment.
• An LED is lit:
The left or right letter assignment is enabled.
Each time the key is pressed, the system toggles
between the left letter assignment, the right letter
assignment and the number assignment.
SHIFT

Toggle between upper-case
and lower-case
Used in key combinations, for example for entering
upper-case letters.
F
N

Switch to additional key
assignment
Some of the keys contain a blue imprinted key
assignment , for example the "%" character.
Used in key combinations for the blue key
assignment.
CTRL

General control function Used in key combinations
ALT

General control function Used in key combinations
Acknowledge alarms

Key Functions Description
ACK

Acknowledge Acknowledges the currently displayed fault alarm
or all the alarms of an alarm group as group
acknowledgment.
The LED lights up as long as unacknowledged fault
alarms are active.
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Displaying infotext

Key Functions Description
HELP

Displaying infotext Opens a window with the configured infotext at the
selected object, for example alarm or I/O field. If an
infotext exists for the selected object, the LED lights up.
Multi-key operation
Unwanted actions may be triggered, if the operator unintentionally actuates a key
combination.

CAUTION
Unintentional actions
In "Online" mode, simultaneous operation of more than two keys may cause unintentional
actions in the plant.
Never press more than two keys simultaneously.
8.5.2 Example: enter characters using the alphanumeric keyboard
Using the same keys of the alphanumeric keyboard you can enter up to six different
characters. The entry result depends on the combination of the keys pressed.
The values "5", "M", "m", "N", "n" and "%" are entered using the same key
5
M N
% of the
keyboard. You can use the keys
A-Z
,
SHIFT
and
F
N
to switch between the different
assignments.
The following table shows the entry options using the key
5
M N
% .

Key
A-Z
Key
SHIFT
Key
F
N

Result
No LED is lit Not relevant Not pressed 5
Left LED is illuminated. Not pressed Not pressed m
Left LED is illuminated. Pressed Not pressed M
Right LED is illuminated. Not pressed Not pressed n
Right LED is illuminated. Pressed Not pressed N
Not relevant Not relevant Pressed %

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8.5.3 Function keys
Function keys
Function key assignment is defined during configuration. The configuration engineer can
assign function keys globally and locally.
Function keys with global function assignment
A globally assigned function key always triggers the same action on the HMI device or in the
PLC irrespective of the screen displayed. Such an action could be, for example, the
activation of a screen or the closure of an alarm window.
Function keys with local function assignment
A function key with local function assignment is screen-specific and is therefore only
effective within the active screen.
The function assigned locally to a function key can vary from screen to screen.
The function key of a screen can be assigned one function only, either a global or local one.
The local assignment function takes priority over the global setting.
The configuration engineer can assign function keys in such a way that you can operate
operating elements with function keys, for example, the alarm view, trend view, recipe view
or Status Force.
8.5.4 General procedures
Introduction
The control keys and function keys of the HMI device are available for key control
General procedure
The operating elements of a screen are operated using the control keys of the HMI device.
Proceed as follows:
1. Continue to press the key
TAB
or the cursor keys until the required operating element is
selected on the screen.
2. Depending on the operating element, perform further actions. Detailed descriptions can
be found under the respective operating element.
Examples:
– I/O field: Enter numerical, alphanumeric or symbolic values in the I/O field
– Slider control: Move the slider control
3. Confirm the operation with the key
ENTER
or abort the operation with the key
ESC
.
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8.5.5 Entering and editing numerical values
Formats for numerical values
You can enter values in numerical text boxes based on the following formats:
● Decimal
● Hexadecimal
● Binary
Limit value test of numerical values
Tags can be assigned limit values. If you enter a value that lies outside of this limit, it will not
be accepted, for example, 80 with a limit value of 78. In this case the HMI device will deliver
a system alarm, if an alarm window is configured. The original value is displayed again.
Procedure
Numerical and alphanumerical values can be entered in character mode using the system
keys.
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the desired text box within the screen with
TAB
.
The existing value is selected in the text box.
2. Enter the value using the numerical keypad.
You have the following options to enter a value:
– The existing value is deleted when you enter the first character. Completely reenter
the value.
– Press
SHIFT
and a cursor key simultaneously. The selection of the field content is
canceled. Move the cursor in the existing value. You can now edit the characters of
the current value or add characters.
The
INS
DEL
key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor. Use the
key to delete the character to the left of the cursor.
To enter the hexadecimal characters "A" to "F", switch the numerical keypad to letter
assignment using the key
A-Z
.
– If the LED of the
HELP
key is lit, infotext is available for the selected object or the
current screen.
Use the key
HELP
to display the infotext for the operating element or current screen.
3. Select
ENTER
to confirm your entry.
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Result
You have changed the numerical value or entered a new one.
8.5.6 Entering and editing alphanumerical values
Procedure
Alphanumerical values can be entered in character mode using the system keys.
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the desired text box within the screen with
TAB
.
The existing value is selected in the text box.
2. Enter the value using the system keys.
You have the following options to enter a value:
– The existing value is deleted when you enter the first character. Completely reenter
the value.
– Press
SHIFT
and a cursor key simultaneously. The selection of the field content is
canceled. Move the cursor in the existing value. You can now edit the characters of
the current value or add characters.
The
INS
DEL
key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor. Use the
key to delete the character to the left of the cursor.
To enter letters, switch the numerical keypad to letter assignment using the key
A-Z
.
– If the LED of the
HELP
key is lit, infotext is available for the selected object or the
current screen.
Use the key
HELP
to display the infotext for the operating element or current screen.
3. Select
ENTER
to confirm your entry.
Result
You have changed the alphanumeric value or entered a new one.
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8.5.7 Entering the date and time
Entering the date and time
Enter the date and time in the same way you enter alphanumerical values.

Note
When entering the date and time, please note that the format is determined by the
configured project language.
8.5.8 Entering symbolic values
Drop down list box
When you select a symbolic I/O field, a drop down list box opens.

Figure 8-5 Symbolic I/O field, example
Procedure
Symbolic values are selected from the entries of a drop down list box.
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the desired symbolic text box within the screen with
TAB
.
2. Open the drop down list box using the key
ENTER
. The drop down list box opens.
3. Select the required entry using the cursor keys , or .
4. Select
ENTER
to confirm your entry.
Result
You have changed the symbolic value or entered a new one.
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8.5.9 Displaying infotext
Purpose
The configuration engineer uses infotext to provide additional information and operating
instructions. The configuration engineer can configure infotext on screens and operating
elements.
The infotext of an I/O field may contain, for example, information on the value to be entered.

Figure 8-6 Infotext for an I/O field, example
If the LED of the key
HELP
lights up, an infotext has been configured for the selected display
object or for the current screen.
Procedure
1. Press
HELP
.
The infotext for the selected screen object is displayed. If there is no infotext for the
selected screen object, the infotext for the current screen is displayed, if it has been
configured.
You can scroll through the contents of long infotexts using the cursor keys and .



Note
Switching between displayed infotext
The configuration engineer can configure infotext for an I/O field and the associated
screen. You can switch between two infotexts by pressing the key
ENTER
.
2. Close the infotext by pressing key
ESC
.
Alternative procedure
Depending on your configuration, infotext can also be called via a function key or via an
existing operating element.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
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8.6 Bar and gauge
Bar
The bar is a dynamic display object. The bar displays a value from the PLC as a rectangular
area. The bar allows you to recognize the following at a glance:
● The distance of the current value from the configured limit values
● Whether a set point value has been reached
The bar can display values such as fill levels or batch counts.

Layout
The layout of the bar depends on the configuration:
● The bar may feature a scale of values
● The configured limit values can be indicated by lines
● Color changes can signal when a limit value has been exceeded or has not been reached
Gauge
The gauge is a dynamic display object. The gauge displays numeric values in analog form
by means of a pointer. This enables an operator at the HMI device to see at a glance if the
boiler pressure is in the normal range, for example.

Layout
The layout of the gauge depends on the configuration:
● A trailing pointer can display the maximum value reached so far on the scale. The trailing
pointer is reset when the screen is reloaded
● The label on the scale can show the measured variable, for example boiler pressure and
the physical unit, for example bar
Operation
The bar and the gauge are for display only. Both objects cannot be controlled by the
operator.
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8.7 Operating the switch
Introduction
The switch is an operating element and display object with two predefined switching states,
for example "On" and "Off". Switches can signalize the state of a plant section, for example if
a motor is running or not. At the same time, you can use the switch to change the state of
the corresponding plant section via the HMI device, for example from "On" to "Off".
Layout
The layout of the switch depends on the configuration:
● Switch with slider
The two states are displayed by the position of the slider
1


① Slider
● Switch with text or graphic
The two states are displayed by the label on the slider
Depending on the switching state, the switch is labeled with one of two texts or one of two
graphics.
Examples:
"Backward" or "Forward"
or
Procedure using the touch screen
● Switch with slider
Proceed as follows:
Move the slider to the other position or double-click the slider area
● Switch with text or graphic
Proceed as follows:
Touch the switch
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the desired switch within the screen with
TAB
.
2. Press
ENTER
.
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Result
The switch changes its appearance. The associated value is switched.
8.8 Operating the trend view
Trends
Trends continuously display the current process data or process data from a log.
Trend view
Trends are displayed in the trend view. A trend view can display several trends
simultaneously.
Value Tag assignment Trend Date/time
Pressure pattern Pressure 31.01.2006 13:06:34 25
2
3
1

Figure 8-7 Trend view, example
① Ruler
② Buttons for trend operation
③ Trend value in the value table
Layout and operation
The layout and operation of the trend view depends on the configuration. The configuration
engineer determines, for example, the following:
● Appearance of the trend view, the axes, value ranges and labels
● Operating options of the trend view
● Limit values for the trend values
● The change of color of the trend in the event of limit violation
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
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Value table
The trend values can be read from the value table if this is configured:
● When the ruler is displayed, the trend values are shown at a position of the ruler in the
value table
● When the ruler is hidden, the latest trend values are displayed in the value table
Ruler
When configured, a ruler is available to provide an exact reading of the trend values in the
value table.
You can move the ruler to the desired position of the trend view.
Operation
The trend view can be operated as follows:
● Enlarge or reduce the time interval displayed
● Scroll forward or back by one display width
● Stop and resume trend recording
● Move the ruler
● Hide and display the ruler
The following table shows the trend view buttons:

Buttons Key combination Functions

Stops or continues trend recording.

CTRL
+
+
Z Y

Zooms the displayed time section.

CTRL
+
Zooms out of the displayed time section.

SHIFT
+
Scrolls one display width backwards (to the left)

SHIFT
+
Scrolls one display width forwards (to the right)

CTRL
+
ENTER

Scrolls back to the beginning of the trend recording. The
start values of the trend recording are displayed there.

CTRL
+
ALT
+
Moves the ruler backwards (to the left)

CTRL
+
ALT
+
Moves the ruler forwards (to the right)


Shows or hides the ruler.
In addition, the configuration engineer can configure function keys or operating objects with
which you can control trend views.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
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Touch operation
Touch the required button in the trend view.
The position of the ruler can also be changed by means of touching and dragging the ruler
on the touch screen.
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. Using the key
TAB
select the desired button within the trend view.
2. Confirm your entry by pressing the key
ENTER
.
8.9 Operating the slider control
Introduction
The slider control can be used to monitor and change process values within a defined range.
The slider control can also be configured without a slider. In this case, you cannot enter a
value. The slider control is then only used for displaying values.
1
2

Figure 8-8 Slider control – example
① Slider control for entering values
② Value display with current value
Layout
The layout of the slider control depends on the configuration:
● The slider control can contain a label and a setting range
● The current value can be displayed below the area of the slider control
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Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the slider of the desired slide control.
2. Move the slider to the required value.
If a value display has been configured, you can check the exact value that has been set.
3. Release the slider.
Key control
The following table shows the control keys used to set the slide to a desired value:

Key combination Description
SHIFT
+ or
SHIFT
+
Increase value by 1
SHIFT
+ or
SHIFT
+
Reduce value by 1
HOME

Increase value in 5% increments.
END

Decrease value in 5% increments.
F
N
+
HOME

Set maximum value
F
N
+
END

Set minimum value
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. Using the key
TAB
mark the desired switch within the screen.
2. Move the slider to the required value.
If a value display has been configured, you can check the exact value that has been set.
Result
The set value is applied.
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8.10 Operating the Status Force
8.10.1 Overview
Application
You read or write access values of the connected PLC directly with Status Force. Status
Force allows you to monitor or change addresses of the PLC program, etc. You don't need
to connect an additional programming device or additional PC to the PLC.

Note
Status Force can only be used in combination with SIMATIC S5 or SIMATIC S7.
Layout
The layout of Status Force depends on the configuration.
The figure shows the general layout of Status Force. A value can be monitored or controlled
on every line.
The following figure shows an example of Status Force.


The configuration engineer specifies which columns appear in Status Force.
The table shows the significance of all configurable columns.

Column Functions
"Connection" The PLC whose address ranges must be displayed.
"Type", "DB Number", "Offset", "Bit" The address range of the value
"Data Type", "Format" The data type of the value
"Status Value" The value read from the specified address.
"Control Value" The value to be written to the specified address.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation
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Operating elements
Depending on your configuration, you can operate the Status Force using the following
buttons:

Buttons Functions

"Read" button
Updates the display in the "Status Value" column.
This button engages when it is pressed. You cannot operate any text boxes until
the button is actuated again and the refresh is stopped.

"Write" button
Applies the new value in the "Control Value" column. The control value is written
to the PLC.
8.10.2 Touch operation
Operator input options
Status Force can be operated as follows:
● Change the column sequence
● Read the status values of the connected PLC
● Enter values and transfer them to the PLC
Change column sequence
Depending on the configuration, you can change the column sequence of Status Force.
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the column header which you wish to exchange with a different column header
2. Keeping the touch screen pressed, move the column heading to the column heading you
wish to exchange it with
Result
The columns are displayed in the modified sequence.
Procedure for reading the status value
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the address and the desired format of a value for each line. Touch the respective
columns to display the screen keyboard.
2. Once you have entered all of the desired values, touch the button.
Result
All values are read cyclically by the PLC and entered in the "Status Value" column until the
button is touched again.
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Requirements for forcing
The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to force values:
● The "Control Value" column must be available
● The "Write" button must be available
Procedure for forcing a value
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the address of a value for each line. Enter the desired value in the "Control Value"
column. Touch the respective columns to display the screen keyboard.
2. Once you have entered all of the desired values, touch the button.
Result
The values from the "Control Value" column are transferred once to the PLC.
8.10.3 Key control
Operator input options
Status Force can be operated as follows:
● Change the column width.
● Read the status values of the connected PLC
● Enter values and transfer them to the PLC
Key control
The following table lists the key combinations for operating the Status Force:

Keys Functions
CTRL
+
} {

Operates the "Read" button.
CTRL
+
ENTER

Operates the "Write" button.
CTRL
+
CTRL
+
Selects the first/last field in the current line.
CTRL
+
CTRL
+
Selects the first/last field in the current column.
CTRL
+
INS
DEL

Deletes the current line.
Otherwise:
Do not select a PLC in the "Connection" column.
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Keys Functions
ENTER

Opens selection box.
CTRL
+
ALT
+
Increases the width of the current column.
CTRL
+
ALT
+
Decreases the width of the current column.
CTRL
+
+
Z Y

Optimizes column width.
Procedure for reading the status value
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the address and format of the status value for each status value you wish to read in
one line. Select the respective fields and enter the values using the keyboard.
2. Press
CTRL
+
} {
.
Result
All status values are read cyclically from the PLC and entered in the "Status Value" column
until the
CTRL
+
} {
keys are pressed again.
Requirements for forcing
The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to force values:
● The "Control Value" column must be available
● The "Write" button must be available
Procedure for forcing a value
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the address of a value for each line. Enter the desired control value in the "Control
Value" column. Select the respective fields and enter the values using the keyboard.
2. Once you have entered all of the desired control values, press the
CTRL
+
ENTER
key.
Result
The values from the "Control Value" column are transferred once to the PLC.
Alternative procedure
Alternatively, you can also select the buttons and using the key
TAB

and operate it using key
ENTER
.
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8.11 Operating the Sm@rtClient view
8.11.1 Overview
Application
The Sm@rtClient view enables you to monitor and remotely operate the current project of a
remote HMI device. With the correct configuration, several equal priority HMI devices can
access a remote HMI device.

Note
If another HMI device accesses your HMI device via the Sm@rtClient view, this leads to an
additional load on your HMI device.
Layout
In the Sm@rtClient view, the remote HMI is displayed with the complete layout.
Depending on the configuration, you can monitor and also operate this screen.
You can also operate the function keys like buttons on an HMI device with a touch screen.
Monitoring mode
On a Sm@rtClient view which is configured for monitoring mode, you can only monitor the
remote HMI device. You cannot control its operation.
Operation
Note
It is not possible to operate the direct keys of the remote HMI device from the local HMI
device.

The available operating elements depend on the HMI devices used:
● Same type of HMI devices
You can operate the project of the remote HMI device with the operating elements of your
HMI device
● Operate keys from a local touch screen
All the keys of the remote HMI device are displayed as buttons on the touch screen. You
can also touch them to operate them
● Touch operation from a local HMI device using keys
You operate the buttons in the usual manner.
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8.11.2 Touch operation
Operator input options
The Sm@rtClient view can be operated as follows:
● Starting remote control
● Forcing permission
● Ending remote operation
Procedure for starting remote operation
Proceed as follows:
1. On the HMI device change to the screen with the Sm@rtClient view.
The following options are available for establishing the connection to the remote HMI
device:
– The connection is established automatically.
– The connection must be established by touching the appropriate button.
Depending on the configuration, you may be required to enter the address of the
remote HMI device and a password.
2. The current screen of the project running on the remote device is displayed on the screen
of your HMI device.
3. You can now monitor and control this screen depending on your configuration.
Scroll bars are displayed if the screen of the remote HMI device is larger than that of the
current HMI device.
Procedure for forcing permissions
If several HMI devices have access to a HMI device, only one HMI device has operating
permission at any one time.
Two cases must be distinguished for this case:
● If another HMI device is already controlling the remote HMI device, if configured
accordingly, you can force operating permission for the remote HMI device
– You are trying to operate the remote HMI device
– A dialog appears in which you are prompted to enter the appropriate password for
forcing remote control
– You are now authorized to operate the remote HMI device
● If another HMI device is accessing your HMI device via the Sm@rtClient view, you can
force local operating permission for your HMI device
– Touch the screen of your HMI device five times consecutively
– You are given permission to operate your local HMI device
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Procedure for ending remote control
You can end monitoring and control of a remote HMI device with one of the following
methods depending on the configuration:
● Touch a button configured for this action
● Exit the screen containing the Sm@rtClient view
● If configured, a menu is displayed after you have touched an empty space over a longer
period. Select the "Close" menu item.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation
8.11.3 Key control
Operator input options
The Sm@rtClient view can be operated as follows:
● Starting remote control
● Forcing permission
● Ending remote control
Procedure for starting remote operation
Proceed as follows:
1. On the HMI device change to the screen with the Sm@rtClient view.
The following options are available for establishing the connection to the remote HMI
device:
– The connection is established automatically.
– Continue to press the key
TAB
until the Sm@rtClient view is selected.
Depending on the configuration, you may be required to enter the address of the
remote HMI device and a password.
The connection is established. The current screen of the project running on the remote
device is displayed on the screen of your HMI device.
2. You can now monitor and control this screen depending on your configuration.
3. Scroll bars are displayed if the screen of the remote HMI device is larger than that of the
current HMI device. Move the scroll bars in the direction required using keys
CTRL
+
or
CTRL
+ .
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Procedure for forcing permissions
If several HMI devices access an HMI device, only one HMI device has permission to
operate.
Two cases must be distinguished for this case:
● If another HMI device is already controlling the remote HMI device, if configured
accordingly, you can force operating permission for the remote HMI device
– You are trying to operate the remote HMI device
– A dialog appears in which you are prompted to enter the appropriate password for
forcing remote control
You are now authorized to operate the remote HMI device
● If another HMI device is accessing your HMI device via the Sm@rtClient view, you can
force local operating permission for your HMI device
– Press
SHIFT
five times consecutively.
You are given permission to operate your local HMI device
Procedure for ending remote control
You can end monitoring or control of a remote HMI device with one of the following methods
depending on the configuration:
● Press the key configured for this
● Exit the screen containing the Sm@rtClient view
● If configured, display a menu with
SHIFT
+
CTRL
. Select the desired menu command with
ALT
and the respective identification letter.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
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8.12 Project security
8.12.1 Overview
Design of the security system
The configuration engineer can protect the operation of a project by implementing a security
system.
The security system is based on authorizations, user groups and users.
If operating elements protected by a password are operated, the HMI device first requests
that you log on. A logon screen is displayed in which you enter your user name and
password. After logging on, you can operate the operating elements for which you have the
necessary authorizations.
The logon dialog can be set up by the configuration engineer via an individual operating
element.
In the same way, the configuration engineer can set up an operating element to log off. After
logging off, objects assigned password protection can no longer be operated; to do so, log
on again.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
User groups and authorizations
Project-specific user groups are created by the configuration engineer. The "Administrators"
and "PLC User" groups are included in all projects by default. User groups are assigned
authorizations. Authorization required for an operation is specifically defined for each
individual object and function in the project.
Users and passwords
Each user is assigned to exactly one user group.
The following people are allowed to create users and assign them passwords:
● The configuration engineer during configuration
● The administrator on the HMI device
● A user with user management authorization on the HMI device
Irrespective of the user group, each user is allowed to change his own password.
Logoff times
A logoff time is specified in the system for each user. If the time between any two user
actions, such as entering a value or changing screens, exceeds this logoff time, the user is
automatically logged off. The user must then log on again to continue to operate objects
assigned password protection.
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Backup and restore
The user data is encrypted and saved on the HMI device to protect it from loss due to power
failure.
The users, passwords, group assignments and logoff times set up on the HMI device can be
backed up and restored. This prevents you having to enter all of the data again on another
HMI device.

NOTICE
The currently valid user data is overwritten in the following cases:
• Depending on the transfer settings, when the project is transferred again
• Upon restore of a backed-up project
• Upon import of the user administration via an operating element. Further information on
this may be available in your plant documentation
The retransferred or restored user data and passwords are valid with immediate effect.
Limits for user, password and user View

Number of characters
Length of user name, maximum 40
Length of password, minimum 3
Length of password, maximum 24
Entries in user view, maximum 50
8.12.2 User view
Application
The user view is used to display the users on the HMI device:
● All users on the HMI device are displayed in the user view to the administrator or to a
user with administrator authorizations
● If you are a user without user management authorization, you can only see your personal
user entry
The authorizations of a user after logging on depends on the user group to which the user is
assigned.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation
Layout
The configuration engineer can implement a simple or enhanced user view.
The two user views offer the same functions. They differ only in the display of information.
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Simple user view
If you are not logged on to the HMI device, the only entry contained in the simple user view
is "<ENTER>".
If you are logged on to the HMI device, the simple user view only displays the user name
and user group.

Enhanced user view
The enhanced user view displays information about the users.

The enhanced user view contains the following columns:
● Users
● Password
● Group
● Logoff time
The passwords are encrypted by appear as asterisks.
8.12.3 User logon
Logon dialog
Use the logon dialog to log on to the security system of the HMI device. Enter your user
name and password in the logon dialog.


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The logon dialog opens in the following cases:
● You are operating an operating element with password protection
● You are operating an operating element that was configured for displaying the logon
dialog
● You activate the "<ENTER>" entry in the simple user view
● You activate a blank entry in the extended user view
● The logon dialog will be automatically displayed when the project is started, depending on
the configuration
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
Requirements
The logon dialog is open.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. Enter the user name and password.
Touch the corresponding text box. The alphanumerical screen keyboard is displayed.
2. Select "OK" to confirm logon.
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. Using the key
TAB
select the "User" text box within the logon dialog.
2. Enter the user name using the system keys.
To enter letters, switch the numerical keypad to letter assignment using the key
A-Z
.
3. Using the key
TAB
select the "Password" text box.
4. Enter the password using the system keys.
5. Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries.



Note
The user name is not case-sensitive.
The password is case-sensitive.
Result
After successful logon to the security system, you can execute password-protected functions
on the HMI device for which you have authorizations.
If you enter a wrong password, an error message is displayed when an alarm window has
been configured.
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8.12.4 User logoff
Requirements
You have logged into the security system of the HMI device.
Procedure
You have the following options for logging off:
● You operate an operating element that was configured for logoff
● You will be logged off automatically if you are not operating the project and if the logoff
time has been exceeded
You will also be automatically logged off if you enter an incorrect password.
Result
You are no longer logged into the project. In order to operate an operating element with
password protection, you must first log on again.
8.12.5 Creating users
8.12.5.1 Creating users with touch operation
Requirements
You have opened a screen containing the user view.
You have user management authorization or you are the administrator.

NOTICE
The following characters cannot be used in passwords:
• Blank
• Special characters * ? . % / \ ' "
Procedure for creating a user in the simple user view
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the "<New User>" entry in the user view.
The following dialog opens:

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2. Enter the desired user name and password.
Touch the corresponding text box. The alphanumerical screen keyboard is displayed.
3. Touch the "OK" button.
The following dialog opens:

4. Assign the user to a group.
In order to do so, open the "Group" drop down list box by means of the button. Select
and to scroll in the drop down list box.
5. Touch the required entry in the drop down list box.
The selected entry is then accepted as input.
6. Touch the text box "Logoff time". The screen keyboard is displayed.
7. Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes. The value 0 stands for "no
automatic logoff."
8. Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries.
Procedure for creating a user in the enhanced user view
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired field in the blank line of the user view.
The appropriate screen keyboard is displayed.
2. Switch into input mode by means of the key.
3. Enter the respective user data in the field:
– Assign the user to one of the groups from the drop down list box.
– Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes. The value 0 stands for
"no automatic logoff."
Result
The new user is created.
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8.12.5.2 Creating users with key operation
Requirements
You have opened a screen containing the user view.
You have user management authorization or you are the administrator.

NOTICE
The following characters cannot be used in passwords:
• Blank
• Special characters * ? . % / \ ' "
Procedure for creating a user in the simple user view
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the user view using the key
TAB
or using the cursor keys.
2. Select the entry "<New user>" in the user view with the cursor keys and confirm with
ENTER
.
The following dialog opens:


3. Enter the desired user name using the system keys.
4. Select the next text box with the
TAB
key and enter a password using the system keys.
5. Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries.
The following dialog opens:

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6. Select the "Group" selection box with
TAB
.
7. Assign the user to a group.
– Select
ENTER
to open the drop down list box. The drop down list box opens.
– Select the required entry using or .
– Confirm your entry by pressing the key
ENTER
.
8. Select the text box "Logoff time" with
TAB
.
9. Enter the desired logoff time using the system keys.
Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes. The value 0 stands for "no
automatic logoff."
10. Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries.
Procedure for creating a user in the enhanced user view
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the user view with the
TAB
key via the configured tab order.
2. Select a blank line with the or keys.
3. Select the desired field in the blank line of the user view with the or keys.
4. Confirm your entry by pressing the key
ENTER
.
5. Enter the desired user data:
– Enter the data using the system keyboard. To enter letters, switch the numerical
keypad to letter assignment using the key
A-Z
.
– Assign the user to one of the groups from the drop down list box. Open the drop down
list box with the
ENTER
key and select the desired entry with the or keys.
– Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes. The value 0 stands for
"no automatic logoff."
6. Confirm your entry by pressing the key
ENTER
.
Result
The new user is created.
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8.12.6 Changing user data
8.12.6.1 Changing user data with touch operation
Requirements
You have opened a screen containing the user view.
Which data you are allowed to change depends on your authorization:
● You are an administrator or a user with user management authorization. In these cases
you are allowed to change the data for all the users on the HMI device in the user view:
– User name
– Group assignment
– Password
– Logoff time
● You are a user without user management authorization. In this case you are only allowed
to change your personal user data:
– Password
– Logoff time, if configured



Note
You can only change the logoff time and password for the "Admin" user.
You can only change the logoff time for the "PLC_User". This user is used for logging
on via the PLC.
Procedure for changing user data in the simple user view
Proceed as follows:
1. In the user view, touch the user whose user data you want to change
2. When entering the data, use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user
Procedure for changing user data in the enhanced user view
Proceed as follows:
1. In the user view, touch the user whose user data you want to change
2. When entering the data, use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user
Result
The user data for the user is changed.
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8.12.6.2 Changing user data with key operation
Requirements
You have opened a screen containing the user view.
Which data you are allowed to change depends on your authorization:
● You are an administrator or a user with user management authorization. In these cases
you are allowed to change the data for all the users on the HMI device in the user view:
– User name
– Group assignment
– Password
– Logoff time
● You are a user without user management authorization. In this case you are only allowed
to change your personal user data:
– Password
– Logoff time, if configured



Note
You can only change the logoff time and password for the "Admin" user.
You can only change the logoff time for the "PLC_User". This user is used for logging
on via the PLC.
Procedure for changing user data in the simple user view
Proceed as follows:
1. Confirm your entry by pressing the key
TAB
.
2. In the user view, use the cursor keys to select the user whose user data you want to
change. Confirm your entry by pressing the key
ENTER
.
3. When entering the data, use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user.
Procedure for changing user data in the enhanced user view
Proceed as follows:
1. Confirm your entry by pressing the key
TAB
.
2. Use the cursor keys to select the field in which you want to change data. Confirm your
entry by pressing the key
ENTER
.
3. When entering the data, use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user
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Result
The user data for the user is changed.
8.12.7 Deleting users
Requirements
You have opened a screen containing the user view.
To delete a user, you must be an administrator or have user management authorization.

Note
The "Admin" and "PLC_User" users exist by default. These users cannot be deleted.
Procedure
To delete a user, delete the user name entered.
Result
The user has been deleted and may no longer log onto the project.
8.13 Closing the project
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Use the corresponding operating element object to close the project.
Wait for the Loader to open after you closed the project.
2. Switch off power to the HMI device.

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8.13 Closing the project
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9.1 Overview
Alarms
Alarms indicate events and states on the HMI device which have occurred in the system, in
the process or on the HMI device itself. A status is reported when it is received.
An alarm could trigger one of the following alarm events:
● Incoming
● Outgoing
● Acknowledge
The configuration engineer defines which alarms must be acknowledged by the user.
An alarm may contain the following information:
● Date
● Time
● Alarm text
● Location of fault
● State
● Alarm class
● Alarm number
● Alarm group
● Diagnostics capability
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Alarm classes
Alarms are assigned to various alarm classes:
● Error
Alarms in this class must always be acknowledged. Error alarms normally indicate critical
errors within the plant such as "Motor temperature too high"
● Operation
Warning alarms usually indicate states of a plant such as "Motor switched on"
● System
System alarms indicate states or events which occur on the HMI device
● SIMATIC diagnostic alarms
SIMATIC diagnostic alarms show states and events of the SIMATIC S7 or SIMOTION
PLCs
● User-specific alarm classes
The properties of this alarm class must be defined in the configuration
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
Alarm groups
The configuration engineer can group alarms into alarm groups. When you acknowledge an
individual alarm of an alarm group, you acknowledge all alarms which belong to the same
alarm group.
Alarm buffer
The alarm events are stored in an internal buffer. The size of this alarm buffer depends on
the HMI device type.
Alarm report
The configuration engineer can activate alarm reporting on the project. In this case, alarm
events are output directly on the connected printer.
The configuration engineer can define whether each individual alarm is logged. An alarm of
this type is printed when the alarm events "Incoming" and "Outgoing" occur.
If you want to print alarms of the "System" alarm class, you have to print the contents of the
associated alarm buffer. For this case the configuration engineer has to configure an
operating element for printing the alarm buffer.
Alarm log
Alarm events are stored in an alarm log, provided this log file is configured. The capacity of
the log file is limited by the storage medium and system limits.
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9.2 Detecting queued alarms
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9.2 Detecting queued alarms
Introduction
You can recognize the presence of alarms which must be acknowledged by the following:
● For an HMI device with keys: The LED in the key
ACK
lights up.
● Depending on the configuration: An alarm indicator is displayed on screen.
The configuration determines whether an alarm has to be acknowledged or not. This is also
defined by the alarm class which an alarm belongs to.
LED in the "ACK" key
On an HMI device with keys, an LED is integrated in the key
ACK
. The LED is lit if there are
alarms requiring acknowledgment which must still be acknowledged.
The LED goes out when you acknowledge all alarms requiring acknowledgment.
Alarm indicator
The alarm indicator is a graphic symbol indicating pending alarms or alarms requiring
acknowledgment, depending on the configuration.


The alarm indicator flashes as long as alarms are pending for acknowledgment. The number
displayed indicates the number of pending alarms. The configuration engineer can assign
functions to be executed when the alarm indicator is operated.
Usually, the alarm indicator is only used for error alarms. Further information may be
available in your plant documentation.
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9.3 Message display
Displaying alarms
Alarms are displayed in the alarm view or in the alarm window on the HMI device.
Alarm view
Depending on the configuration, the alarm view is displayed as follows:
● As a single line. Alarm numbers and alarm texts are displayed as single lines
● As simple alarm view
● As enhanced alarm view
In the simple or enhanced alarm views the configuration engineer specifies the alarm
information to be displayed.
Depending on the configuration, alarms from alarm logs are also displayed in the alarm view.
Simple alarm view
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The buttons have the following functions:

Buttons Functions

Displaying infotext for an alarm.

Process alarm.

Acknowledge alarm.

Select the next or previous alarm in the list.

Scroll one page up or down.
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Enhanced alarm view
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The buttons have the following functions:

Buttons Functions

Displaying infotext for an alarm.

Process alarm.

Acknowledging alarms.
Changing the column sequence and sorting in the enhanced alarm view
Depending on the configuration, you can change the column sequence and sorting order on
HMI devices with touch operation.
● Change column sequence
– Touch the column header which you wish to exchange with a different column header
– Keeping the touch screen pressed, move the column heading to the column heading
you wish to exchange it with
● Change sorting order
To change the sorting order of the alarms, touch the respective column header on the
touch screen
Alarm class layout
The various alarm classes are identified in order to distinguish between them in the alarm
view.

Icon Alarm class
! Error
Without a symbol Operation
Symbol depending on the configuration User-defined alarm classes
S7 SIMATIC or SIMOTION diagnostic alarms
$ System
The configuration engineer can change the symbols for the alarm classes. Further
information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
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9.4 Displaying infotexts
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Alarm window
The alarm window is independent of the process screen. Depending on the configuration,
the alarm window opens automatically as soon as a new alarm is pending for
acknowledgment. The alarm window can be configured so that it only closes after all the
alarms have been acknowledged.
The layout and the operation of the alarm window are the same as for the alarm view.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
9.4 Displaying infotexts
Displaying infotext
The configuration engineer can also provide infotext for alarms.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired alarm in the alarm view or the alarm window.
The alarm is selected.
2. Touch the button in the simple alarm view or in the enhanced alarm view.
If configured, the infotext assigned to this alarm is displayed.
3. Close the screen for displaying the Infotext by means of the button.
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the desired alarm in the alarm view.
2. Press
HELP
.
If configured, the infotext assigned to this alarm is displayed.
3. Close the infotext by pressing key
HELP
.
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9.5 Acknowledge alarm
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9.5 Acknowledge alarm
Requirements
The alarm to be acknowledged is displayed in the alarm window or the alarm view.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired alarm in the alarm view or the alarm window.
The alarm is selected.
2. Touch the button in the simple alarm view or in the enhanced alarm view.
Procedure using the keys
The alarm view and the alarm window have a tab sequence with which you can select
operating elements and the last selected alarm using the keyboard.
1. Select the desired alarm view or alarm window with
TAB
.
2. Select the desired alarm. Use the
HOME
,
END
, or keys.
3. Press
ACK
.
Alternative operation
Depending on the configuration, you can also acknowledge an alarm with a function key.
Result
The alarm is acknowledged. If the alarm belongs to an alarm group, all the alarms of the
associated group are acknowledged.
More information on acknowledgment and on available alarm groups may be found in your
plant documentation.
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9.6 Editing alarms
Introduction
The configuration engineer can assign additional functions to each alarm. These functions
are executed when the alarm is processed.

Note
When you edit an unacknowledged alarm, it is acknowledged automatically.
Requirements
The alarm to be edited is displayed in the alarm window or the alarm view.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. Touch the desired alarm in the alarm view or the alarm window. The alarm is selected.
2. Touch the button in the simple alarm view or in the enhanced alarm view.
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. Select the desired alarm view or alarm window with
TAB
.
2. Select the desired alarm. Use the
HOME
,
END
, or keys.
3. Continue to press the key
TAB
until the button is selected in the simple alarm view or
in the extended alarm view.
4. Confirm your entry by pressing the key
ENTER
.
Result
The system executes the additional functions of the alarm. Further information on this may
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10.1 Overview
Introduction
Recipes are used when different variants of a product are manufactured with the same
process. In this case, the product variants differ in terms of their type and quantity of the
components, but not in terms of the manufacturing process sequence. The configuration
engineer can store the combination of each individual product variant in a recipe.
Field of application
Recipes can be used everywhere the same product components are used in variable
combinations to create different product variants.
Examples:
● Beverage industry
● Food processing industry
● Pharmaceutical industry
● Paint industry
● Building materials industry
● Steel industry
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10.2 Structure of a recipe
Recipes
The recipe collection for the production of a product family can be compared to a file cabinet.
A recipe which is used to manufacture a product corresponds to a drawer in a file cabinet.
Example:
In a plant for producing fruit juice, recipes are required for different flavors. There is a recipe,
for example, for the flavors orange, grape, apple and cherry.
1
2
3
4
5


① File cabinet Recipe collection Recipes for a fruit juice plant
② Drawer Recipe Orange flavored drinks
③ Drawer Recipe Grape flavored drinks
④ Drawer Recipe Apple flavored drinks
⑤ Drawer Recipe Cherry flavored drinks
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10.2 Structure of a recipe
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Recipe data records
The drawers of the file cabinet are filled with suspension folders. The suspension folders in
the drawers represent records required for manufacturing various product variants.
Example:
Product variants of the flavor apple might be a soft drink, a juice or nectar, for example.
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① Drawer Recipe Product variants of apple flavored drinks
② Suspension folder Recipe data record Apple drink
③ Suspension folder Recipe data record Apple nectar
④ Suspension folder Recipe data record Apple juice
Elements
In the figure showing the file cabinet, each suspension folder contains the same number of
sheets. Each sheet in the suspension folder corresponds to an element of the recipe data
record. All the records of a recipe contain the same elements. The records differ, however, in
the value of the individual elements.
Example:
All drinks contain the same components: water, concentrate, sugar and flavoring. The
records for soft drink, fruit juice or nectar differ, however, in the quantity of sugar used in
production.
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10.3 Recipes in the project
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10.3 Recipes in the project
Overview
If recipes are used in a project, the following components interact:
● Recipe view / recipe screen
On the HMI device, recipes are displayed and edited in the recipe view or in a recipe
screen.
– The recipe data records from the internal memory of the HMI device are displayed and
edited in the recipe view.
– The values of the recipe tags are displayed and edited in the recipe screen
Depending on the configuration, the values displayed in the recipe view are synchronized
with the values of recipe tags.
● HMI device recipe memory
Recipes are saved in the form of data records in the HMI device recipe memory.
The recipe data can also be saved in recipe tags.
● Recipe tags
The recipe tags contain recipe data. When you edit recipes in a recipe screen, the recipe
values are stored in recipe tags. Depending on the configuration, the values of the recipe
tags are exchanged with the PLC.
The recipe tags can be synchronized with the recipe data records so that the same
values are saved in both.
● Memory card
The memory card is an external storage medium for recipe data records. The recipe data
records are exported from the HMI device recipe memory and are saved on the memory
card in a *.csv file. The records can be reimported from the memory card to the recipe
memory.
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10.3 Recipes in the project
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Data flow
The following figure shows the data flow in a project with recipes.
Recipe 1
Recipe 2
Recipe 3
Recipe n
Recipe memory HMl device
PLC
Recipe view
Recipe
screen
Recipe tag
Memory card
3

1
2
5
6
4
7


① Editing, saving or deleting a recipe data record
② Display recipe data record
③ Synchronize or do not synchronize recipe tags
④ Display and edit recipe tags in the recipe screen
⑤ Write records from the recipe view to the PLC or read records from the PLC and
display them in the recipe view
⑥ Recipe tags are to the PLC online or offline
⑦ Export or import recipe data record to memory card
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10.4 Recipe displays
Displaying recipes
You can display and edit recipes on the HMI device with a recipe view or recipe screen.
Recipe view
A recipe view is a screen object used to manage recipe data records. The recipe view shows
recipe data records in tabular form.
Depending on the configuration, the recipe view is displayed as follows:
● As enhanced recipe view
● As simple recipe view
The configuration engineer also defines which operating elements are displayed in the recipe
view.
Enhanced recipe view
The following figure shows an example of the enhanced recipe view.
4
4
5
7
2
1
3
6


① Selection box for the recipe
② Selection box for the recipe data record
③ Element name
The element name designates a specific element in the recipe data record
④ Display field
This show the number of the selected recipe or the selected recipe data record
⑤ Value of the element
⑥ Buttons for editing a recipe data record
⑦ Status bar for display of the status messages
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Simple recipe view
The simple recipe view consists of three areas:
● Recipe list
● Record list
● Element list
In the simple recipe view, each area is shown separately on the HMI device. Depending on
the configuration, the simple recipe view starts with the recipe list or data record list.
The following figure shows an example of the record list.
Beverage
Juice
Nectar
1
2
3
2 3 1


① Number of the recipe data record
② Recipe data records
③ Buttons for changing the displayed list and calling the menu
Display of values
NOTICE
Changing the recipe data record in the background
Applies to the processing of a recipe data record:
If values of the corresponding recipe data record are changed by a PLC job, the recipe view
is not updated automatically.
To update the recipe view, reselect the respective recipe data record.

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Recipe screen
A recipe screen allows the correlation between the plant and the recipe data to be displayed
in graphic form. The configuration engineer combines I/O fields and screen objects to form a
custom input screen. The configuration engineer can distribute the I/O fields of a recipe over
several recipe screens, thus allowing recipe elements to be arranged by subject. The recipe
screen can be operated using buttons configured accordingly.
The following figure shows an example of the recipe screen.
Water
Concentrate
Sugar
Aroma
Recipe name
Data record name
No.:
No.:
Save
Load
Data from the PLC
Data to PLC
Orange
Nectar
1
2
40
70
30
30
l
l
kg
l
2 3 4 1


① Element name and associated values
The element name designates a specific element in the recipe data record
② Buttons for editing a recipe data record
③ Modified recipe view
④ Buttons for transferring recipe data
The values displayed or entered in the recipe screen are saved in recipe tags. The recipe
values are exchanged with the PLC immediately or later via these tags.
A configured recipe view can itself be a component of a recipe screen You must synchronize
the tags in order to synchronize data between the tags of the recipe screen and the recipe
data records displayed in the recipe view. Synchronization of tags is only possible in the
enhanced recipe view.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
Operating recipes
10.5 Recipe values in the HMI device and the PLC
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10.5 Recipe values in the HMI device and the PLC
Introduction
You can change the values of a recipe on the HMI device and therefore influence the
manufacturing process or a machine.
Depending on the configuration, the recipe values are displayed, edited and saved in
different ways:
● If you are editing recipes with a recipe view in your project, the values are saved in recipe
data records
● If you are editing recipes in a recipe screen in your project, the values are saved in recipe
tags
Differences may occur between the display values in the recipe view and the values saved in
the associated tags in an ongoing project when you edit recipes with a recipe view and in a
recipe screen. To prevent this, the recipe data record values must be synchronized with the
values of the recipe tags.
You have however the option to perform synchronization operations at any time.
Synchronization only takes place if the configuration engineer has activated the respective
settings for a recipe.

Note
Recipe tags can only be synchronized in the enhanced recipe view.
Synchronizing recipe tags
Synchronization of the recipe tags depends on the configuration:
● Automatic synchronization:
The values of the recipe view are synchronized with the associated recipe tags. In this
case, changes to values in the recipe view have an immediate effect on the values of the
associated recipe tags. The values are only synchronized, when an operating element
that is outside the recipe view is operated.
● Synchronization by the user:
The values of the recipe view and the associated recipe tags are not synchronized
automatically. The configuration engineer has assigned the same function to the
button or a different operating element in the recipe view. The recipe tags and the recipe
view are only synchronized when you operate the buttons or the appropriate operating
element.
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Recipe tags online / offline
The configuration engineer can configure a recipe so that changes to the values of the recipe
tags do not have an immediate effect on the current process.
Synchronization of the recipe values between the HMI device and the PLC depends on
whether the configuration engineer has selected the settings "Tags online" or the setting
"Tags offline" for a recipe.
● "Tags online":
This setting has the following effect:
– When you change recipe values in the recipe screen, these changes are applied
immediately by the PLC and immediately influence the process
– If recipe values are changed in the PLC, the changed values are displayed
immediately in the recipe screen
● "Tags offline":
With this setting, changed recipe values are not synchronized immediately between the
HMI device and the PLC
In this case, the configuration engineer must configure operating elements for transferring
the values to the PLC or reading them from the PLC in a recipe screen. The recipe values
are only synchronized between HMI device and PLC when you operate the appropriate
operating element
10.6 Operating the recipe view
10.6.1 Overview
Operation
The recipe view can be operated as follows:
● Enter values for the recipe elements
● Create recipe data records
● Save recipe data records or save them under a new name
● Delete recipe data records
● Synchronize values of the recipe view with the associated recipe tags
● Transfer recipe data records from the PLC and to the PLC
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Operating elements of the recipe view
The following table shows the operating elements of the recipe view.

Buttons Key combination Functions

CTRL
+
} {

Creates a new recipe data record.
If a start value is configured, it is shown in the text box.

CTRL
+
ENTER

Saves the displayed values of the recipe data record.
The storage location is predefined by the project.

CTRL
+ *
The recipe data record is saved under a different name
irrespective of the recipe view. A dialog box opens in which
the name is entered.

CTRL
+
INS
DEL

The displayed recipe data record is deleted.

CTRL
+
=

The values of the recipe view are synchronized with the
associated recipe tags. The values changed during editing are
written to the associated recipe tags. Subsequently all the
values of the tags are read out and updated in the table.

CTRL
+
The recipe values from the PLC are displayed in the recipe
view.

CTRL
+
The values of the set recipe data record displayed in the
recipe view are transferred to the PLC.
Operating the recipe screen
You operate the recipes in a recipe screen with the operating elements provided by the
configuration engineer.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
10.6.2 Creating a recipe data record
Introduction
You create a new recipe data record by modifying an existing record. You then save the
modified data record under a new name.
Requirements
A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
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Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe for which you want to create
a new recipe data record.
2. Touch .
A new recipe data record with the next available number is created.
If you change the new data record number to an existing data record number, the existing
data record is overwritten.
3. Enter values for the elements of the data record.
The elements of the recipe data record can be assigned default values depending on the
configuration.
4. Touch .
5. Enter a name for the data record.
The data record is saved under the new name.
If the recipe data record already exists, a dialog is opened. In this dialog, specify whether
the existing data record is to be overwritten.
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe for which you want to create
a new recipe data record.
2. Press
CTRL
+
} {
.
A new recipe data record with the next available number is created.
If you change the new data record number to an existing data record number, the existing
data record is overwritten.
3. Enter values for the elements of the data record.
The elements of the recipe data record can be assigned default values depending on the
configuration.
4. Press
CTRL
+ * .
5. Enter a name for the data record.
6. Confirm your entry.
The data record is saved under the new name.
If the recipe data record already exists, a dialog is opened. In this dialog, specify whether
the existing data record is to be overwritten.
Result
The new recipe data record is saved to the selected recipe.
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10.6.3 Editing a recipe data record
Introduction
Edit the values of the recipe data records and save them in a recipe view.
Synchronization with the PLC
If you want to display the current recipe values from the PLC in the recipe view, you first
have to read the current values from the PLC with .
The values changed in the recipe view only become effective when the amended data record
is transferred to the PLC by means of the button.
Requirements
A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record you want to change.
3. Change the data record as required.
4. Save your changes by means of the button.
If you want to save the recipe data record under a different name, touch the key.
5. The recipe data record is saved.
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record you want to change.
3. Change the data record as required.
4. Save your changes with
CTRL
+
ENTER
.
If you want to save the recipe data record under a different name, press
CTRL
+ * .
The recipe data record is saved.
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Result
The edited recipe data record has now been saved in the selected recipe.
10.6.4 Deleting a recipe data record
Introduction
You can delete all the data records of a recipe which are not required.
Requirements
A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record you want to delete.
3. Touch .
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record you want to delete.
3. Press
CTRL
+
INS
DEL
.
Result
The recipe data record is deleted.
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10.6.5 Synchronizing tags
Introduction
The values of the recipe elements can be saved to recipe tags, depending on the
configuration.
Differences may occur between the display values in the recipe view and the actual values of
tags in an ongoing project. Synchronize the tags to equalize such differences.
Synchronization always includes all the variables which belong to a recipe data record.

NOTICE
Changed tag name
Tags and the value of the recipe data record cannot be assigned to each other if the tag
name of the tag to be synchronized has been changed. The tags in question are not
synchronized.

Note
Recipe tags can only be synchronized in the enhanced recipe view.
Requirements
A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record you want to synchronize.
3. Touch .
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record you want to synchronize.
3. Press
CTRL
+
=
.
Result
The elements of the recipe data record are synchronized with the recipe tags.
If the values of the recipe view and the tag do not match, the more current value is accepted.
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10.6.6 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC
Introduction
In the current project, the values which are also stored in the recipes in the HMI device can
be changed directly in the plant. This is the case, for example, if a valve was opened further
directly at the plant than is stored in the recipe. The values of the recipe data records saved
in the HMI device possibly no longer match the values in the PLC.
To synchronize the recipe values, read the values from the PLC and display them in the
recipe view.
Requirements
A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record to which you want to apply the values from the PLC.
3. Touch .
The values are read from the PLC.
4. If you want to store the displayed values in the HMI device, touch the button.
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record to which you want to apply the values from the PLC.
3. Press
CTRL
+ .
The values are read from the PLC.
4. If you want to store the displayed values in the HMI device, press the keys
CTRL
+
ENTER
.
Result
The values were read from the PLC, displayed on the HMI device and saved to the selected
recipe data record.
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10.6.7 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC
Introduction
In order for an edited recipe data record to take effect in the process, you must transfer the
values to the PLC.
The display values in the recipe view are always transferred to the PLC.
Requirements
A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record whose values you want to transfer to the PLC.
3. Touch .
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record whose values you want to transfer to the PLC.
3. Press
CTRL
+ .
Result
The display values in the recipe view were transferred to the PLC and take effect in the
process.
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10.7 Operating the simple recipe view
10.7.1 Overview
Introduction
The simple recipe view consists of three areas:
● Recipe list
● Record list
● Element list
You can use the context menu to operate each of these display areas.
Operation
The simple recipe view can be operated as follows:
● Enter values for the recipe elements
● Create recipe data records
● Save recipe data records or save them under a new name
● Delete recipe data records
● Transfer recipe data records from the PLC and to the PLC
Operating elements of the simple recipe view
Toggle between the display areas and the context menus to operate the simple recipe views.
The following table shows the operation of the display area.

Touch operation Key control Functions
Touching an entry
ENTER

The next lower display area opens.

ESC

The next higher display area opens.

The context menu of the display area opens.
The following table shows the operation of the context menu.

Touch operation Key control Functions

ESC

The menu is closed.
The display area opens.
Touch the menu
command
Input of the number
of the menu
command
The menu command is executed.
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Context menus of the simple recipe view
A number is assigned to each menu command which you can use to call the menu
command with key control.
With touch operation, touch the menu command to execute it.
Some menu functions can also be called directly in the lists of the simple recipe view using
the keys.

● Recipe list
No. Menu command Key combination Functions
0 New A new recipe data record is created for the selected
recipe.
If a start value is configured, it is shown in the text box.
1 Displaying
infotext
HELP

The infotext configured for the simple recipe view is
displayed.
2 Open
ENTER

The record list of the selected recipe opens.

● Record list
No. Menu command Key combination Functions
0 New A new recipe data record is created for the selected
recipe.
If a start value is configured, it is shown in the text box.
1 Delete
INS
DEL

The selected record is deleted.
2 Save as The selected record is saved under a different name
irrespective of the simple recipe view. A dialog box
opens in which the name is entered.
3 Rename The selected record is renamed. A dialog box opens in
which the name is entered.

● Element list
No. Menu command Key combination Functions
0 Save The selected record is renamed.
1 To PLC The display values of the selected record are
transferred from the HMI device to the PLC.
2 From PLC The recipe values from the PLC are displayed on the
HMI device in the recipe view.
3 Save as The selected record is renamed. A dialog box opens in
which the name is entered.
Touch operation of the menu
Touch the desired menu command. The command is executed.
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Key control of the menu
Select the required entry using or . Press
ENTER
.
Alternatively, press the numerical key with the number of the desired menu command.
The command is executed.
Operating the recipe screen
You operate the recipes in a recipe screen with the operating elements provided by the
configuration engineer.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
10.7.2 Creating a recipe data record
Introduction
Create a new recipe data record in the recipe list or in the record list. Then enter the values
for the new record in the element list and save the record.
Requirements
A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe for which you want to create a
new recipe data record.
2. Open the recipe list menu.
3. Select the menu command "0 New".
A new record is created.
The element list of the new record opens.
4. Enter values for the elements of the data record.
The tags of the record can be assigned default values depending on the configuration.
5. Open the element list menu and select the menu command "0 Save".
6. Enter a name for the new record.
7. Confirm your entries.
If you change the new data record number to an existing data record number, the existing
data record is overwritten.
Result
The new recipe data record is saved to the selected recipe.
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10.7.3 Editing a recipe data record
Introduction
Edit the values of the recipe data records in a simple recipe view.
Synchronization with the PLC
If you want to display the current recipe values from the PLC in the simple recipe view, you
first have to read the current values from the PLC with the menu command "2 from PLC" in
the element list.
The values changed in the recipe view only take effect in the PLC when you transfer the
edited data record to the PLC with the menu command "1 to PLC".
Requirements
A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Open the data record list.
3. Select the recipe data record you want to change.
4. Open the element list.
5. Change the values of the records as required.
6. Save your changes with the menu command "0 Save".
The recipe data record is saved.
Result
The edited recipe data record has now been saved in the selected recipe.
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10.7.4 Deleting a recipe data record
Introduction
You can delete all the data records which are not required.
Requirements
A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed.
Procedure using the touch screen
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Open the data record list.
3. Select the data record you want to delete.
4. Open the menu.
5. Select the menu command "1 Delete".
Procedure using the keys
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Open the data record list.
3. Select the data record you want to delete.
4. Press
INS
DEL
.
Result
The data record is deleted.
10.7.5 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC
Introduction
The values of recipe elements are exchanged with the PLC via tags.
In the current project, the values which are also stored in the recipes in the HMI device can
be changed directly in the plant. This is the case, for example, if a valve was opened further
directly at the plant than is stored in the recipe. The values of the tags on the HMI device
possibly no longer match the values in the PLC.
To synchronize the recipe values, read the values from the PLC and display them in the
recipe view.
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Requirements
A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the element list of the recipe data record to which you want to apply the values
from the PLC.
3. Open the menu.
4. Select the menu command "2 from PLC".
The values are read from the PLC.
5. If you want to save the display values in the HMI device, select the menu command "0
Save".
Result
The values were read from the PLC, displayed on the HMI device and saved to the selected
recipe data record.
10.7.6 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC
Introduction
In order for an edited recipe data record to take effect in the process, you must transfer the
values to the PLC.
The display values in the recipe view are always transferred to the PLC.
Requirements
A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the element list of the recipe data record whose values you want to transfer to the
PLC.
3. Open the menu.
4. Select the menu command "1 To PLC".
Result
The values of the recipe data record were transferred to the PLC and take effect in the
process.
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10.8 Importing a recipe data record
Introduction
You can import values from a CSV file to a recipe data record, depending on the
configuration.
Requirements
● An operating element with the function "Import data record" has been configured, for
example a button
● A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the recipe
data record to be imported.
2. Operate the operating element with the function "Import data record".
The record is imported from an external data medium as a CSV file and then displayed in
the recipe view after import.
Result
The imported recipe data record is saved on the HMI device.
Deviating structure
If the structure of the CSV file differs from the structure of the recipe, deviations are handled
as follows:
● Any additional values in the CSV file will be rejected
● The system applies the configured default value to the recipe data record if the CSV file
contains an insufficient number of values
● If the CSV file contains values of the wrong data type, the configured default value is set
in the recipe data record
Example:
The imported CSV file contains values that were entered as floating point numbers.
However, the corresponding tag expects an integer value. In this case, the system
discards the imported value and uses the configured default.
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10.9 Exporting a recipe data record
Introduction
You can export one or more recipe data records to a CSV file, depending on the
configuration. After export, the values in the recipe data record can be further processed in a
spreadsheet program such as MS Excel. The degree to which you can influence the export
depends on the configuration:.
Requirements
● A screen with a recipe view is displayed.
● An operating element with the function "Export record" has been configured.
● The following tags are configured equally in the recipe view and for the "Export record"
operating element:
– Recipe number
– Data record number
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired
recipe data record.
2. Select the recipe data record you want to export.
3. Operate the operating element which was configured for export, for example the "Export
data record" button.
The data record is exported as a CSV file to an external data medium.
Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.
Result
The recipe data record is exported.
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10.10 Examples
10.10.1 Entering a recipe data record
Introduction
You would like to enter production data on the HMI device without interrupting the process in
the machine or plant. For this reason, the production data should not be transferred to the
PLC.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Call the recipe view or a recipe screen.
2. Select the desired recipe data record.
3. Enter the values of the elements.
4. Save the recipe data record.
The recipe data record is saved in the internal memory of the HMI device.
The following figure shows the data flow schematically.
Recipe 1
Recipe 2
Recipe 3
Recipe n
Recipe memory HMl device
PLC
Recipe view
Recipe
screen
Recipe tag
3
1
2
5
4


① Display recipe data record
② Save recipe data record
③ Tags are synchronized
④ Display and edit recipe tags in the recipe screen
⑤ Tags are offline

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10.10.2 Manual production sequence
Introduction
You request the production data of different workpieces from the PLC and display this data
on the screen of the HMI device for inspection. You want to correct the transferred
production data in the recipe view or the recipe screen if necessary.
Procedure
A scanner connected to the PLC reads the barcode of a workpiece. The barcode names
correspond to the names in the recipe data record. Based on the barcode name, the PLC
can read the required recipe data record. The recipe data record is displayed for inspection
on the HMI device. You can now edit and save the recipe data record. Then transfer the
edited recipe data record to the PLC again.
The following figure shows the data flow schematically.
Recipe 1
Recipe 2
Recipe 3
Recipe n
Recipe memory HMl device
PLC
Recipe view
Recipe
screen
Recipe tag
3
1
4
1
2


① The recipe data record is read from the PLC and written to the PLC again following
changes
② Display and edit recipe tags in the recipe screen
③ Tags are synchronized
④ Recipe data records are saved in the recipe memory of the HMI device


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Maintenance and care
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11.1 Maintenance and care
Introduction
The HMI device is designed for maintenance-free operation. The touch screen and keyboard
membrane should nevertheless be cleaned regularly.
Requirements
Use a cleaning cloth dampened with a cleaning agent to clean the equipment. Only use
water with a little liquid soap or a screen cleaning foam.

NOTICE
Unintentional response
When cleaning the touch screen, an unintentional response in the controller can be
triggered by touching keys.
Switch the HMI device off before cleaning to prevent unintentional responses.
Damage caused by unauthorized cleaning products
The HMI device may be damaged if compressed air, steam jet-air ejectors, aggressive
solvents or scouring powders are used for cleaning purposes.
Do not clean the HMI device with compressed air or steam jet blowers. Do not use
aggressive solvents or scouring powder.
Procedure
Proceed as follows:
1. Switch off the HMI device.
2. Spray the cleaning solution onto a cleaning cloth.
Do not spray directly onto the HMI device.
3. Clean the HMI device.
When cleaning the display wipe from the screen edge inwards.
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Introduction
The HMI touch screen can be cleaned when it is switched on and a project is running. An
operating element must be available in the project with which the clean screen can be called
up. Once the clean screen is activated, touch screen operation is locked for a configured
period of time. The time the touch screen is locked can be set between 5 and 30 seconds.
The time remaining for the lockout is indicated by a progress bar.

NOTICE
Unintentional responses
When cleaning the touch screen, an unintentional response in the controller can be
triggered by touching keys.
Always open the clean screen or switch off the HMI device before you clean the touch
screen while the system is running!
Once the period for the clean screen has passed, operations are again possible. Avoid data
inadvertent operations.
Cannot be operated when the clean screen is active
When the clean screen is active, operations on the HMI device are not possible.
Wait for the period for the clean screen to lapse. Then you can operate the plant again with
the HMI device.
11.3 Protective foil
Protective foil is available for the HMI device touch screens. You will find the necessary
ordering data online at "http://mall.automation.siemens.com". The protective foil is not part of
the scope of delivery of the HMI device.
The self-adhesive protective foil prevents the screen from being scratched and soiled. The
matt surface of the protective foil reduces reflections where lighting is poor.
The protective foil can be removed without leaving any adhesive residue on the screen.

CAUTION
Applying and removing the protective foil
Always switch off the HMI device before applying the protective foil. Otherwise, there is a
risk that functions are inadvertently activated. This also applies to removing the protective
foil.
Never use sharp or pointed objects such as a knife to remove the protective foil. You might
otherwise damage the touch screen.

Maintenance and care
11.4 Spare parts and repairs
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11.4 Spare parts and repairs
Repairs
In case of repair, the HMI device must be shipped to the Return Center in Fürth. Repairs
may only be carried out at the Return Center in Fürth.
Depending on the work necessary to repair the device, the Center may decide to give you a
credit note. In this case, it is your responsibility to order a new device.
The address is:
Siemens AG
Automation and Drives
Returns Center
Siemensstr. 2
90766 Fürth
Germany
Service pack
A service pack for maintenance can be ordered separately. The necessary ordering data can
be found in the Siemens ST 80 Catalog.
The service pack includes:
● Mounting seals
● Mounting clamps
● Plug-in terminal strip, 2-pin
Service & Support on the Internet
Service & Support provides additional comprehensive information on SIMATIC products
through online services at "http://www.siemens.com/automation/support".
Information about on-site services, repairs, spare parts, and much more is available on our
"Services" pages.

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12.1 Dimension drawings
12.1.1 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Touch
All dimensions in mm.
Tolerance ±1 mm
335
309
72
30 6
2
7
5
2
4
7
5
3
1
7



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12.1.2 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Key
All dimensions in mm.
Tolerance ±1 mm
483
448
300 58 58
59
32 10
3
1
0
2
8
8
9
2
2
0



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12.1.3 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 15" Touch
All dimensions in mm.
Tolerance ±1 mm
400
366
295 35
72
30 6
3
1
0
2
8
8







3
8
7
3



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12.1.4 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 19" Touch
All dimensions in mm.
Tolerance ±1 mm
447
295 54 54
75
34
4
0
0
483 11
3
7
8
1
2
4
7
7



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12.2 Specifications
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12.2 Specifications
HMI device

MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
Weight without packing 3.75 kg 5.41 kg 4.69 kg 7.65 kg
Display

MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
Type LCD-TFT
Display area, active 246 mm x 184.5 mm (12.1") 304.1 mm x 228.1
mm
(15")
376.3 mm x 301.1
mm
(19")
Resolution 800 x 600 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels 1280 x 1024 pixels
Colors, displayable 64 k
Brightness control Yes
Backlighting
Half brightness life time, typical
CCFL
50,000 h
Pixel error class according to
DIN EN ISO 13406-2
II
Input unit

MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
Type Touch screen,
analog, resistive
Keyboard Touch screen, analog, resistive
Memory

MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
Application memory 12 MB
Ports

MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
1 x RS 422/RS 485 Max. 12 Mbit/s, applies to DP operations
2 x USB 2.0 USB host
conforms to USB standard 2 (supporting low-speed and full-speed USB devices),
maximum load 500 mA
2 x Ethernet RJ45 10/100 Mbits
Audio Line out
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Supply voltage

MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
Nominal voltage
Voltage range, permissible
+24 VDC
19.2 V to 28.8 V (–20 %, +20 %)
Transients, maximum
permissible
35 V (500 ms)
Time between two transients,
minimum
50 s
Current consumption
• Typical
• Constant current, maximum
• Power on current surge I
2
t

Approx. 1,300 mA
Approx. 1,800 mA
Approx. 4 A
2
s

Approx. 1,300 mA
Approx. 1,800 mA
Approx. 4 A
2
s

Approx. 1,700 mA
Approx. 2,500 mA
Approx. 4 A
2
s

Approx. 2,200 mA
Approx. 3,100 mA
Approx. 4 A
2
s
Fuse, internal Electronic
Miscellaneous

MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch
Realtime clock, buffered
1)
Yes
Loudspeaker Onboard
Magnetic field strength 50/60 Hz; 100 A/m RMS

1)
Bridging time of the buffering - approx. 6 weeks.
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12.3 Bit assignment of the direct keys
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12.3 Bit assignment of the direct keys
The following figures show the assignment of the keys and LEDs to the bytes in the PLC
process image.
Further information may be available in your plant documentation.

Note
Do not use the LED bits "ACK", "A-Z l", "A-Z r" and "HELP" when a project is running on the
HMI device.
Bit assignment of the direct keys for the MP 377 12" Key
0 7 1 4 6 5 3 2 0 7 1 4 6 5 3 2
Key bits LED bits
Byte
n
n + 1
n + 2
n + 3
n + 4
S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1
S14 S13 S12 S11 S10 S9 S15 S16
F6 F5 F2 F3 F4 F1 F7 F8
ACK ALT CTRL SHlFT
F12 F13 F14 F15 F16 F11 F10 F9
F20 F19 F18 F17
S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1
S14 S13 S12 S11 S10 S9 S15 S16
F6 F5 F2 F3 F4 F1 F7 F8
ACK
A-Z
links rechts
A-Z
lNFO
F12 F13 F14 F15 F16 F11 F10 F9
F20 F19 F18 F17


Bit assignment of the direct keys for the MP 377 12" Touch, MP 377 15" Touch and
MP 377 19" Touch
0 7 1 4 6 5 3 2
Touch assignment
Byte
n
n + 1
n + 2
n + 3
n + 4
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
13 12 11 10 9 8 14 15
21 20 17 18 19 16 22 23
39 38 37 36
27 28 29 30 31 26 25 24
35 34 33 32


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12.4 Description of the ports
12.4.1 Power supply
Plug connector, 2-pin
1 2

Figure 12-1 Power supply pin assignment
Pin Assignment
1 +24 VDC (L+)
2 GND 24 V (M)
12.4.2 X10/IF 1B (RS 422/RS 485)
Sub-D socket, 9-pin, with screw lock
5 1
6 9

Figure 12-2 Pin assignment of the interface X10/IF 1B
Pin Assignment for the RS 422 Assignment for the RS 485
1 n. c. n. c.
2 GND 24 V GND 24 V
3 TxD+ Data channel B (+)
4 RD+ RTS
1)

5 GND 5 V, floating GND 5 V, floating
6 +5 VDC, floating +5 VDC, floating
7 +24 VDC, out (max. 100 mA) +24 VDC, out (max. 100 mA)
8 TxD– Data channel A (–)
9 RxD– RTS
1)


1)
On pin 4 or pin 9, can be set with DIP switch on the rear of the device

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12.4.3 X1 (PROFINET)
RJ45 plug connector
1 8

Figure 12-3 Pin assignment of the RJ45 connector
Pin Assignment
1 Tx+
2 Tx–
3 Rx+
4 n. c.
5 n. c.
6 Rx–
7 n. c.
8 n. c.
12.4.4 X20, X21 (USB)
USB socket
1 4

Figure 12-4 Pin assignment of the X20 and X21 ports
Pin Assignment
1 +5 VDC, out, max. 500 mA
2 USB-DN
3 USB-DP
4 GND

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12.4.5 X40 (line out)
Line out connector
1
2
3

Figure 12-5 Pin assignment of line out connector
Pin Assignment
1 Left audio channel
2 Right audio channel
3 GND


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Appendix
A
A.1 ESD guideline
Definition of ESD
All electronic modules are equipped with large-scale integrated ICs or components. Due to
their design, these electronic elements are highly sensitive to overvoltage, and thus to any
electrostatic discharge. These electronic components are therefore specially identified as
ESDs.
Abbreviations
The following abbreviation is commonly used for electrostatic sensitive devices:
● EGB – Elektrostatisch Gefährdete Bauteile/Baugruppen (Germany)
● ESD – Electrostatic Sensitive Device (internationally recognized term)
Labeling
ESDs are labeled with the following symbol:

Electrostatic charging
CAUTION
Electrostatic charging
ESDs may be destroyed by voltages far below the level perceived by human beings.
Voltages of this kind develop when a component or an assembly is touched by a person
who is not grounded against static electricity. Usually, it is unlikely that damage to an ESD
as a result of overvoltage is detected immediately but may become apparent only after a
longer period of operation.
Prevent electrostatic charging of your body before you touch the ESD!
Appendix
A.1 ESD guideline
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③ Antistatic materials such as wood or concrete
Protective measures against electrostatic discharge
CAUTION
Observe grounding measures
When working with electrostatic sensitive devices, make sure that the person, the
workplace and the packaging are properly grounded. This helps to avoid electrostatic
charging.

As a rule, only touch the ESD if this is unavoidable, for example for maintenance. When you
touch modules, make sure that you do not touch the pins on the modules or the PCB tracks.
In this way, the discharged energy can not affect the sensitive devices.
Discharge electrostatic electricity from your body if you are performing measurements on an
ESD. Do so by touching grounded metallic parts.
Always use grounded measuring instruments.
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A.2 System alarms
Introduction
System alarms on the HMI device provide information about internal states of the HMI device
and PLC.
The following overview shows the causes of system alarms and how to eliminate the cause
of error.
Some of the system alarms described in this section are relevant to individual HMI devices
based on their range of features.

Note
System alarms are only indicated if an alarm window was configured. System alarms are
output in the language currently set on your HMI device.
System alarm parameters
System alarms may contain encrypted parameters which are relevant to troubleshooting
because they provide a reference to the source code of the runtime software. These
parameters are output after the text "Error code:"
Meaning of the system alarms
All the system alarms that can be displayed are listed below. The system alarms are divided
into different ranges:
Table A-1 10000 - Printer alarms
Number Effect/cause Remedy
10000 The print job could not be started or was canceled
due to an unknown error. Faulty printer setup. Or: No
authorization is available for accessing the network
printer.
Power supply failure during data transfer.
Check the printer settings, cable connections and the
power supply.
Set up the printer once again. Obtain a network
printer authorization.
If the error persists, contact the Hotline!
10001 No printer is installed or a default printer has not been
set up.
Install a printer and/or select it as the default printer.
10002 Overflow of the graphics buffer for printing. Up to two
images are buffered.
Allow sufficient intervals between successive print
jobs.
10003 Images can now be buffered again. --
10004 Overflow of the buffer for printing lines in text mode
(e.g. alarms). Up to 1000 lines are buffered.
Allow sufficient intervals between successive print
jobs.
10005 Text lines can now be buffered again. --
10006 The Windows printing system reports an error. Refer
to the output text and the error ID to determine the
possible causes. Nothing is printed or the print is
faulty.
Repeat the action if necessary.

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Table A-2 20000 - Global script alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
20010 An error has occurred in the specified script line.
Execution of the script was therefore aborted. Note
the system alarm that may have occurred prior to
this.
Select the specified script line in the configuration.
Ensure that the tags used are of the allowed types.
Check system functions for the correct number and
types of parameters.
20011 An error has occurred in a script that was called by
the specified script.
Execution of the script was therefore aborted in the
called script.
Note the system alarm that may have occurred prior
to this.
In the configuration, select the script that has been
called directly or indirectly by the specified script.
Ensure that the tags used are of the allowed types.
Check system functions for the correct number and
types of parameters.
20012 The configuration data is inconsistent. The script
could therefore not be generated.
Recompile the configuration.
20013 The scripting component of WinCC flexible Runtime
is not correctly installed. Therefore, no scripts can be
executed.
Reinstall WinCC flexible Runtime on your PC.
Rebuild your project with "Project > Generator >
Generate" and transfer the project to the HMI device.
20014 The system function returns a value that is not written
in any return tag.
Select the specified script in the configuration.
Check whether the script name has been assigned a
value.
20015 Too many successive scripts have been triggered in
short intervals. When more than 20 scripts are
queued for processing, any subsequent scripts are
rejected. In this case, the script indicated in the alarm
is not executed.
Find what is triggering the scripts. Extend the times,
e.g. the polling time of the tags which trigger the
scripts.

Table A-3 30000 - Alarms for IFwSetValue: SetValue()
Number Effect/causes Remedy
30010 The tag could not accept the function result, e.g.
when it has exceeded the value range.
Check the tag type of the system function parameter.
30011 A system function could not be executed because the
function was assigned an invalid value or type in the
parameter.
Check the parameter value and tag type of the invalid
parameter. If a tag is used as a parameter, check its
value.
30012 A system function could not be executed because the
function was assigned an invalid value or type in the
parameter.
Check the parameter value and tag type of the invalid
parameter. If a tag is used as a parameter, check its
value.

Table A-4 40000 - Linear scaling alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
40010 The system function could not be executed since the
parameters could not be converted to a common tag
type.
Check the parameter types in the configuration.
40011 The system function could not be executed since the
parameters could not be converted to a common tag
type.
Check the parameter types in the configuration.

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Table A-5 50000 - Data server alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
50000 The HMI device is receiving data faster than it is
capable of processing. Therefore, no further data is
accepted until all current data have been processed.
Data exchange then resumes.
--
50001 Data exchange has been resumed. --

Table A-6 60000 - Win32 function alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
60000 This alarm is generated by the
“DisplaySystemAlarms” function. The text to be
displayed is transferred to the function as a
parameter.
--
60010 The file could not be copied in the direction defined
because one of the two files is currently open or the
source/target path is not available.
It is possible that the Windows user has no access
rights to one of the two files.
Restart the system function or check the paths of the
source/target files. Using Windows NT/2000/XP: The
user executing WinCC flexible Runtime must be
granted access rights for the files.
60011 An attempt was made to copy a file to itself.
It is possible that the Windows user has no access
rights to one of the two files.
Check the path of the source/target file.
Using Windows NT/2000/XP with NTFS: The user
executing WinCC flexible Runtime must be granted
access rights for the files.

Table A-7 70000 - Win32 function alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
70010 The application could not be started because it could
not be found in the path specified or there is
insufficient memory space.
Check whether the application exists in the specified
path or close other applications.
70011 The system time could not be modified.
The error alarm only appears in connection with area
pointer "Date/time PLC". Possible causes:
• An invalid time was transferred in the job mailbox.
• The Windows user has no right to modify the
system time.
If the first parameter in the system alarm is displayed
with the value 13, the second parameter indicates the
byte containing the incorrect value.
Check the time which is to be set.
Using Windows NT/2000/XP: The user executing
WinCC flexible Runtime must be granted the right to
change the system time of the operating system.
70012 An error occurred when executing the function
"StopRuntime" with the option "Runtime and
operating system".
Windows and WinCC flexible Runtime are not closed.
One possible cause is that other programs cannot be
closed.
Close all programs currently running.
Then close Windows.
70013 The system time could not be modified because an
invalid value was entered. Incorrect separators may
have been used.
Check the time which is to be set.
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Number Effect/causes Remedy
70014 The system time could not be modified. Possible
causes:
• An invalid time was transferred.
• The Windows user has no right to modify the
system time.
Windows rejects the setting request.
Check the time which is to be set.
Using Windows NT/2000/XP: The user executing
WinCC flexible Runtime must be granted the right to
change the system time of the operating system.
70015 The system time could not be read because Windows
rejects the reading function.
--
70016 An attempt was made to select a screen by means of
a system function or job. This is not possible because
the screen number specified does not exist.
Or: A screen could not be generated due to
insufficient system memory.
Or: The screen is blocked.
Or: Screen call has not been executed correctly.
Check the screen number in the function or job with
the screen numbers configured.
Assign the number to a screen if necessary.
Check the details for the screen call and whether the
screen is blocked for specific users.
70017 Date/time is not read from the area pointer because
the address set in the PLC is either not available or
has not been set up.
Change the address or set up the address in the
PLC.
70018 Acknowledgment that the password list has been
successfully imported.
--
70019 Acknowledgment that the password list has been
successfully exported.
--
70020 Acknowledgment for activation of alarm reporting. --
70021 Acknowledgment for deactivation of alarm reporting. --
70022 Acknowledgment to starting the Import Password List
action.
--
70023 Acknowledgment to starting the Export Password List
action.
--
70024 The value range of the tag has been exceeded in the
system function.
The calculation of the system function is not
performed.
Check the desired calculation and correct it if
necessary.
70025 The value range of the tag has been exceeded in the
system function.
The calculation of the system function is not
performed.
Check the desired calculation and correct it if
necessary.
70026 No other screens are stored in the internal screen
memory.
No other screens can be selected.
--
70027 The backup of the RAM file system has been started. --
70028 The files from the RAM have been copied in the
Flash memory.
The files from the RAM have been copied in the
Flash memory. Following a restart, these saved files
are copied back to the RAM file system.
--
70029 Backup of the RAM file system has failed.
No backup copy of the RAM file system has been
made.
Check the settings in the "Control Panel > OP" dialog
and save the RAM file system using the "Save Files"
button in the "Persistent Storage" tab.
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Number Effect/causes Remedy
70030 The parameters configured for the system function
are faulty.
The connection to the new PLC was not established.
Compare the parameters configured for the system
function with the parameters configured for the PLCs
and correct them as necessary.
70031 The PLC configured in the system function is not an
S7 PLC.
The connection to the new PLC was not established.
Compare the S7 PLC name parameter configured for
the system function with the parameters configured
for the PLC and correct them as necessary.
70032 The object configured with this number in the tab
order is not available in the selected screen.
The screen changes but the focus is set to the first
object.
Check the number of the tab order and correct it if
necessary.
70033 An e-mail cannot be sent because a TCP/IP
connection to the SMTP server no longer exists.
This system alarm is generated only at the first
attempt. All subsequent unsuccessful attempts to
send an e-mail will no longer generate a system
alarm. The event is regenerated when an e-mail has
been successfully sent in the meantime.
The central e-mail component in WinCC flexible
Runtime attempts, in regular intervals (1 minute), to
establish the connection to the SMTP server and to
send the remaining e-mails.
Check the network connection to the SMTP server
and re-establish it if necessary.
70034 Following a disruption, the TCP/IP connection to the
SMTP server could be re-established.
The queued e-mails are then sent.
--
70036 No SMTP server for sending e-mails is configured.
An attempt to connect to an SMTP server has failed
and it is not possible to send e-mails.
WinCC flexible Runtime generates the system alarm
after the first attempt to send an e-mail.
Configure an SMTP server:
In WinCC flexible Engineering System
using "Device settings > Device settings"
In the Windows CE operating system
using "Control Panel > Internet Settings > E-mail >
SMTP Server"
70037 An e-mail cannot be sent for unknown reasons.
The contents of the e-mail are lost.
Check the e-mail parameters (recipient etc.).
70038 The SMTP server has rejected sending or forwarding
an e-mail because the domain of the recipient is
unknown to the server or because the SMTP server
requires authentication.
The contents of the e-mail are lost.
Check the domain of the recipient address or
deactivate the authentication on the SMTP server if
possible. SMTP authentication is currently not used in
WinCC flexible Runtime.
70039 The syntax of the e-mail address is incorrect or
contains illegal characters.
The contents of the e-mail are discarded.
Check the e-mail address of the recipient.
70040 The syntax of the e-mail address is incorrect or
contains illegal characters.
--
70041 The import of the user management was aborted due
to an error.
Nothing was imported.
Check your user management or transfer it again to
the panel.
70042 The value range for the tags has been exceeded
while executing the system function.
The system function calculation has not been carried
out.
Check the desired calculation and correct it if
necessary.
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Number Effect/causes Remedy
70043 The value range for the tags has been exceeded
while executing the system function.
The system function calculation has not been carried
out.
Check the desired calculation and correct it if
necessary.

Table A-8 80000 - Archive alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
80001 The log specified is filled to the size defined (in
percent) and must be stored elsewhere.
Store the file or table by executing a ‘move’ or ‘copy’
function.
80002 A line is missing in the specified log. --
80003 The copying process for logging was not successful.
In this case, it is advisable to check any subsequent
system alarms, too.
--
80006 Since logging is not possible, this causes a
permanent loss of the functionality.
In the case of databases, check whether the
corresponding data source exists and start up the
system again.
80009 A copying action has been completed successfully. --
80010 Since the storage location was incorrectly entered in
WinCC flexible, this causes a permanent loss of the
functionality.
Configure the storage location for the respective log
again and restart the system when the full
functionality is required.
80012 Log entries are stored in a buffer. If the values are
read to the buffer faster than they can be physically
written (using a hard disk, for example), overloading
may occur and recording is then stopped.
Archive fewer values.
Or:
Increase the logging cycle.
80013 The overload status no longer applies. Archiving
resumes the recording of all values.
--
80014 The same action was triggered twice in quick
succession. Since the process is already in operation,
the action is only carried out once.
--
80015 This system alarm is used to report DOS or database
errors to the user.
--
80016 The logs are separated by the system function
"CloseAllLogs" and the incoming entries exceed the
defined buffer size.
All entries in the buffer are deleted.
Reconnect the logs.
80017 The number of incoming events cause a buffer
overflow. his can be caused, for example, by several
copying actions being activated at the same time.
All copy jobs are deleted.
Stop the copy action.
80019 The connection between WinCC flexible and all logs
were closed, for example, after executing the system
function "CloseAllLogs".
Entries are written to the buffer and are then written
to the logs when a connection is re-established.
There is no connection to the storage location and
the storage medium may be replaced, for example.
--
80020 The maximum number of simultaneously copy
operations has been exceeded. Copying is not
executed.
Wait until the current copying actions have been
completed, then restart the last copy action.
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80021 An attempt was made to delete a log which is still
busy with a copy action. Deletion has not been
executed.
Wait until the current copying actions have been
completed, then restart the last action
80022 An attempt was made to use the system function
"StartSequenceLog" to start a sequence log for a log
which is not configured as a sequence log. No
sequence log file is created.
In the project, check
• If the "StartSequenceLog" system function was
properly configured
• if the tag parameters are properly provided with
data on the HMI device
80023 An attempt was made to copy a log to itself.
The log is not copied.
In the project, check
• if the "CopyLog" system function was properly
configured
• if the tag parameters are properly provided with
data on the HMI device
80024 The "CopyLog" system function does not allow
copying when the target log already contains data
("Mode" parameter). The log is not copied.
Edit the "CopyLog" system function in the project if
necessary. Before you initiate the system function,
delete the destination log file.
80025 You have canceled the copy operation.
Data written up to this point are retained. The
destination log file (if configured) is not deleted.
The cancellation is reported by an error entry
$RT_ERR$ at the end of the destination log.
--
80026 This alarm is output after all logs are initialized.
Values are written to the logs from then on. Prior to
this, no entries are written to the logs, irrespective
whether WinCC flexible Runtime is active or not.
--
80027 The internal Flash memory has been specified as the
storage location for a log. This is not permissible.
No values are written to this log and the log file is not
created.
Configure "Storage Card" or a network path as the
storage location.
80028 The alarm returns a status report indicating that the
logs are currently being initialized. No values are
logged until the alarm 80026 is output.
--
80029 The number of logs specified in the alarm could not
be initialized. The logs are initialized.
The faulty log files are not available for logging jobs.
Evaluate the additional system alarms related to this
alarm. Check the configuration, the ODBC (Open
Database Connectivity) and the specified drive.
80030 The structure of the existing log file does not match
the expected structure.
Logging is stopped for this log.
Delete the existing log data manually, in advance.
80031 The log in CSV format is corrupted.
The log cannot be used.
Delete the faulty file.
80032 Logs can be assigned events. These are triggered as
soon as the log is full. If WinCC flexible Runtime is
started and the log is already full, the event is not
triggered.
The log specified no longer logs data because it is
full.
Close WinCC flexible Runtime, delete the log, then
restart WinCC flexible Runtime.
Or:
Configure a button which contains the same actions
as the event and press it.
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80033 "System Defined" is set in the data log file as the data
source name. This causes an error. No data is written
to the database logs, whereas the logging to the CSV
logs works.
Install MSDE again.
80034 An error has occurred in the initialization of the logs.
An attempt has been made to create the tables as a
backup. This action was successful. A backup has
been made of the tables of the corrupted log file and
the cleared log was restarted.
No action is necessary. However, it is recommended
to save the backup files or delete them in order to
make the space available again.
80035 An error has occurred in the initialization of the logs.
An attempt has been made to create backups of the
tables and this has failed. No logging or backup has
been performed.
It is recommended to save the backups or to delete
them in order to release memory.
80044 The export of a log was interrupted because Runtime
was closed or due to a power failure. It was detected
that the export needed to be resume when Runtime
restarted.
The export resumes automatically.
80045 The export of a log was interrupted due to an error in
the connection to the server or at the server itself.
The export is repeated automatically. Check:
• The connection to the server
• If the server is running
• If there is enough free space on the server
80046 The destination file could not be written while
exporting the log.
Check whether there is enough space on the server
and it you have permission to create the log file.
80047 The log could not be read while exporting it. Check whether the storage medium is correctly
inserted.
80049 The log could not be renamed while preparing to
export it.
The job can not be completed."
Check whether the storage medium is correctly
inserted and if there is sufficient space on the
medium.
80050 The log which shall be exported is not closed.
The job can not be completed.
Make sure the "CloseAll Logs" system function is
called before using the "ExportLog" system function.
Change the configuration as required.

Table A-9 90000 - FDA alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
90024 No operator actions can be logged due to lack of
space on the storage medium for log. The operator
action will therefore not be executed.
Make more space available by inserting an empty
storage medium or swapping out the log files on the
server using "ExportLog".
90025 No user actions can be logged because of error state
of the archive. Therefore the user action will not be
executed.
Check whether the storage medium is correctly
inserted.
90026 No operator actions can be logged because the log is
closed. The operator action will therefore not be
executed.
Before further operator actions are carried out, the
log must be opened again using the system function
"OpenAllLogs". Change the configuration as required.
90028 The password you entered is incorrect. Enter the correct password.
90029 Runtime was closed during ongoing operation
(perhaps due to a power failure) or a storage medium
in use is incompatible with Audit Trail. An Audit Trail
is not suitable if it belongs to another project or has
already be archived.
Ensure that you are using the correct storage
medium.
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Number Effect/causes Remedy
90030 Runtime was closed during ongoing operation
(perhaps due to a power failure).
--
90031 Runtime was closed during ongoing operation
(perhaps due to a power failure).
--
90032 Running out of space on the storage medium for log. Make more space available by inserting an empty
storage medium or swapping out the log files on the
server using "ExportLog".
90033 No more space on the storage medium for log. As of
now, no more operator actions requiring logging will
be executed.
Make more space available by inserting an empty
storage medium or swapping out the log files on the
server using "ExportLog".
90039 You do not have the necessary authorization to
perform this action.
Adapt or upgrade your authorizations.
90040 Audit Trail is switched off because of a forced user
action.
Activate the "Audit Trail" again using the system
function "StartLog".
90041 A user action which has to be logged has been
executed without a logged on user.
A user action requiring logging should only be
possible with permission. Change the configuration
by setting a required permission for the input object.
90044 A user action which has to be confirmed was blocked,
because there is another user action pending.
Repeat the user action if necessary.

Table A-10 110000 - Offline function alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
110000 The operating mode was changed. "Offline" mode is
now set.
--
110001 The operating mode was changed. "Online" mode is
now set.
--
110002 The operating mode was not changed. Check the connection to the PLCs.
Check whether the address area for the area pointer
88 “Coordination" in the PLC is available.
110003 The operating mode of the specified PLC was
changed by the system function
"SetConnectionMode".
The operating mode is now "offline".
--
110004 The operating mode of the specified PLC has been
changed by the system function
"SetConnectionMode".
The operating mode is now "online".
--
110005 An attempt was made to use the system function
SetConnectionMode to switch the specified PLC to
"online" mode, although the entire system is in
"offline" mode. This changeover is not allowed. The
PLC remains in "offline" mode.
Switch the complete system to "online" mode, then
execute the system function again.
110006 The content of the "project version" area pointer does
not match the user version configured in WinCC
flexible. WinCC flexible Runtime is therefore closed.
Check:
• The project ID entered on the PLC.
• The project ID entered in WinCC flexible.

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Table A-11 120000 - Trend alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
120000 The trend is not displayed because you configured an
incorrect axis to the trend or an incorrect trend.
Change the configuration.
120001 The trend is not displayed because you configured an
incorrect axis to the trend or an incorrect trend.
Change the configuration.
120002 The trend is not displayed because the tag assigned
attempts to access an invalid PLC address.
Check whether the data area for the tag exists in the
PLC, the configured address is correct and the value
range for the tag is correct.

Table A-12 130000 - System information alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
130000 The action was not executed. Close all other programs.
Delete files no longer required from the hard disk.
130001 The action was not executed. Delete files no longer required from the hard disk.
130002 The action was not executed. Close all other programs.
Delete files no longer required from the hard disk.
130003 No data medium found. The operation is canceled. Check, for example, if
• The correct data medium is being accessed
• The data medium is inserted
130004 The data medium is write-protected. The operation is
canceled.
Check whether access has been made to the correct
data carrier. Remove the write protection.
130005 The file is read only. The operation is canceled. Check whether access has been made to the correct
file. Edit the file attributes if necessary.
130006 Access to file failed. The operation is canceled. Check, for example, if
• The correct file is being accessed
• The file exists
• another action is preventing simultaneous access
to the file
130007 The network connection is interrupted.
Records cannot be saved or read over the network
connection.
Check the network connection and eliminate the
cause of error.
130008 The storage card is not available.
Records cannot be saved to / read from the storage
card.
Insert the storage card.
130009 The specified folder does not exist on the storage
card.
Any files saved to this directory are not backed up
when you switch off the HMI device.
Insert the storage card.
130010 The maximum nesting depth can be exhausted when,
for example, a value change in a script results in the
call of another script and the second script in turn has
a value change that results in the call of yet a further
script etc.
The configured functionality is not supported.
Check the configuration.

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Table A-13 140000 - Connection alarms chns7: Connection + device
Number Effect/causes Remedy
140000 An online connection to the PLC is established. --
140001 The online connection to the PLC was shut down. --
140003 No tag updating or writing is executed. Check the connection and if the PLC is switched on.
Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel
using "Set PG/PC interface".
Restart the system.
140004 No tag update or write operations are executed
because the access point or the module configuration
is faulty.
Verify the connection and check whether the PLC is
switched on.
Check the access point or the module configuration
(MPI, PPI, PROFIBUS) in the Control Panel with "Set
PG/PC interface".
Restart the system.
140005 No tag updating or writing is executed because the
HMI device address is incorrect (possibly too high).
Use a different HMI device address.
Verify the connection and check whether the PLC is
switched on.
Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel
using "Set PG/PC interface".
Restart the system.
140006 No tag updating or writing is executed because the
baud rate is incorrect.
Select a different baud rate in WinCC flexible
(according to module, profile, communication peer,
etc.).
140007 Tag are not updated or written because the bus
profile is incorrect (see %1).
The following parameter could not be written to the
registry::
1: Tslot
2: Tqui
3: Tset
4: MinTsdr
5: MaxTsdr
6: Trdy
7: Tid1
8: Tid2
9: Gap Factor
10: Retry Limit
Check the user-defined bus profile.
Check the connection and if the PLC is switched on.
Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel
using "Set PG/PC interface".
Restart the system.
140008 No tag updating or writing is executed because baud
rate is incorrect. The following parameters could not
be written to the registry:
0: General error
1: Wrong version
2: Profile cannot be written to the registry.
3: The subnet type cannot be written to the registry.
4: The Target Rotation Time cannot be written to the
registry.
5: Faulty Highest Address (HSA).
Check the connection and if the PLC is switched on.
Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel
using "Set PG/PC interface".
Restart the system.
140009 Tags are not updated or written because the module
for S7 communication was not found.
Reinstall the module in the Control Panel using "Set
PG/PC interface".
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140010 No S7 communication partner found because the
PLC is shut down.
DP/T:
The option “PG/PC is the only master” is not set in
the Control Panel under “Set PG/PC interface.”
Switch the PLC on.
DP/T:
If only one master is connected to the network,
disable "PG/PC is the only master" in "Set PG/PC
interface".
If several masters are connected to the network,
enable these. Do not change any settings, for this will
cause bus errors.
140011 No tag updating or writing is executed because
communication is down.
Check the connection and that the communication
partner is switched on.
140012 There is an initialization problem (e.g. when WinCC
flexible Runtime was closed in Task Manager).
Or:
Another application (e.g.STEP7) with different bus
parameters is active and the driver cannot be started
with the new bus parameters (transmission rate, for
example).
Restart the HMI device.
Or:
Run WinCC flexible Runtime, then start your other
applications.
140013 The MPI cable is disconnected and, thus, there is no
power supply.
Check the connections.
140014 The configured bus address is in already in use by
another application.
Edit the HMI device address in the PLC configuration.
140015 Wrong transmission rate
Or:
Faulty bus parameters (e.g. HSA)
Or:
OP address > HSA or: Wrong interrupt vector
(interrupt does not arrive at the driver)
Correct the relevant parameters.
140016 The hardware does not support the configured
interrupt.
Change the interrupt number.
140017 The set interrupt is in use by another driver. Change the interrupt number.
140018 The consistency check was disabled by SIMOTION
Scout. Only a corresponding note appears.
Enable the consistency check with SIMOTION Scout
and once again download the project to the PLC.
140019 SIMOTION Scout is downloading a new project to the
PLC. Connection to the PLC is canceled.
Wait until the end of the reconfiguration.
140020 The version in the PLC and that of the project (FWX
file) do not match.
Connection to the PLC is canceled
The following remedies are available:
Download the current version to the PLC using
SIMOTION Scout.
Regenerate the project using WinCC flexible ES,
close WinCC flexible Runtime and restart with a new
configuration.

Table A-14 150000 - Connection alarms chnAS511: Connection
Number Effect/causes Remedy
150000 No more data is read or written. Possible causes:
• The cable is defective
• The PLC does not respond, is defective, etc.
• The wrong port is used for the connection
• System overload
Ensure that the cable is plugged in, the PLC is
operational, the correct port is being used.
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.
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150001 Connection is up because the cause of the
interruption has been eliminated.
--

Table A-15 160000 - Connection alarms IVar (WinLC) / OPC: Connection
Number Effect/causes Remedy
160000 No more data is read or written. Possible causes:
• The cable is defective
• The PLC does not respond, is defective, etc.
• The wrong port is used for the connection
• System overload
Ensure that the cable is plugged in, the PLC is
operational, the correct port is being used.
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.
160001 Connection is up because the cause of the
interruption has been eliminated.
--
160010 No connection to the server because the server
identification (CLS-ID) cannot be determined.
Values cannot be read or written.
Check access rights.
160011 No connection to the server because the server
identification (CLS-ID) cannot be determined.
Values cannot be read or written.
Check, for example, if
• the server name is correct.
• the computer name is correct.
• the server is registered.
160012 No connection to the server because the server
identification (CLS-ID) cannot be determined.
Values cannot be read or written.
Check, for example, if
• the server name is correct.
• the computer name is correct.
• the server is registered.
Note for advanced users:
Interpret the value from HRESULT.
160013 The specified server was started as InProc server.
This has not been released and may possibly lead to
incorrect behavior because the server is running in
the same process area as the WinCC flexible
Runtime software.
Configure the server as OutProc Server or Local
Server.
160014 Only one OPC server project can be started on a
PC/MP. An alarm is output when an attempt is made
to start a second project.
The second project has no OPC server functionality
and cannot be located as an OPC server by external
sources.
Do not start a second project with OPC server
functionality on the computer.

Table A-16 170000 - S7 dialog alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
170000 S7 diagnostics events are not indicated because it is
not possible to log on to the S7 diagnostics functions
at this device. The service is not supported.
--
170001 The S7 diagnostics buffer cannot be viewed because
communication with the PLC is shut down.
Set the PLC to online mode.
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170002 The S7 diagnostics buffer cannot be viewed because
reading of the diagnostics buffer (SSL) was canceled
with error.
--
170003 An S7 diagnostics event cannot be visualized. The
system returns internal error %2.
--
170004 An S7 diagnostics event cannot be visualized. The
system returns an internal error of error class %2,
error number %3.
--
170007 It is not possible to read the S7 diagnostics buffer
(SSL) because this operation was canceled with an
internal error of class %2 and error code %3.
--

Table A-17 180000 - Misc/common alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
180000 A component/OCX received configuration data with a
version ID which is not supported.
Install a newer component.
180001 System overload because too many actions running
in parallel. Not all the actions can be executed, some
are rejected.
Several remedies are available:
• Generate the alarms at a slower rate (polling)
• Initiate scripts and functions at greater intervals
If the alarm appears more frequently:
Restart the HMI device.
180002 The screen keyboard could not be activated. Possible
causes:
"TouchInputPC.exe" was not registered due to a
faulty Setup.
Reinstall WinCC flexible Runtime.

Table A-18 190000 - Tag alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
190000 It is possible that the tag is not updated. --
190001 The tag is updated after the cause of the last error
state has been eliminated (return to normal
operation).
--
190002 The tag is not updated because communication with
the PLC is down.
Select the system function "SetOnline" to go online.
190004 The tag is not updated because the configured tag
address does not exist.
Check the configuration.
190005 The tag is not updated because the configured PLC
type does not exist for this tag.
Check the configuration.
190006 The tag is not updated because it is not possible to
map the PLC type in the data type of the tag.
Check the configuration.
190007 The tag value is not modified because the connection
to the PLC is interrupted or the tag is offline.
Set online mode or reconnect to the PLC.
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190008 The threshold values configured for the tag have
been violated, for example, by
• A value entered
• A system function
• A script
Observe the configured or current threshold values of
the tag.
190009 An attempt has been made to assign the tag a value
which is outside the permitted range of values for this
data type.
For example, a value of 260 was entered for a byte
tag or a value of -3 for an unsigned word tag.
Observe the range of values for the data type of the
tags.
190010 Too many values are written to the tag (for example,
in a loop triggered by a script).
Values are lost because only up to 100 actions are
saved to the buffer.
The following remedies are available:
• Increase the time interval between multiple write
actions.
• Do not use an array tag longer than 6 words when
you configure an acknowledgment on the HMI
device using "Acknowledgment HMI".
190011 Possible cause 1:
The value entered could not be written to the
configured PLC tag because the high or low limit was
exceeded.
The system discards the entry and restores the
original value.
Possible cause 2:
The connection to the PLC was interrupted.

Make sure that the value entered lies within the range
of values of the control tags.




Check the connection to the PLC.
190012 It is not possible to convert a value from a source
format to a target format, for example:
An attempt is being made to assign a value to a
counter that is outside the valid, PLC-specific value
range.
A tag of the type Integer should be assigned a value
of the type String.
Check the range of values or the data type of the
tags.
190013 The user has entered a string that is longer than the
tag. The string is automatically shortened to the
permitted length.
Only enter strings that do not exceed the permitted
tag length.

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Table A-19 190100 - Area pointer alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
190100 The area pointer is not updated because the address
configured for this pointer does not exist.
Type
1 Warnings
2 Errors
3 PLC acknowledgment
4 HMI device acknowledgment
5 LED mapping
6 Trend request
7 Trend transfer 1
8 Trend transfer 2
No.:
Consecutive number displayed in WinCC flexible ES.
Check the configuration.
190101 The area pointer is not updated because it is not
possible to map the PLC type to the area pointer
type.
Parameter type and no.:
see alarm 190100
--
190102 The area pointer is updated after the cause of the last
error state has been eliminated (return to normal
operation). Parameter type and no.: See alarm
190100.
--

Table A-20 200000 - PLC coordination alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
200000 Coordination is not executed because the address
configured in the PLC does not exist/is not set.
Change the address or set up the address in the
PLC.
200001 Coordination is canceled because the write access to
the address configured in the PLC is not possible.
Change the address or set the address in the PLC at
an area which allows write access.
200002 Coordination is not carried out at the moment
because the address format of the area pointer does
not match the internal storage format.
Internal error
200003 Coordination can be executed again because the last
error state is eliminated (return to normal operation).
--
200004 The coordination may not be executed. --
200005 No more data is read or written. Possible causes:
• The cable is defective
• The PLC does not respond, is defective, etc.
• System overload
Ensure that the cable is plugged in and the PLC is
operational.
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.

Table A-21 200100 - PLC user version alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
200100 Coordination is not executed because the address
configured in the PLC does not exist/is not set.
Change the address or set up the address in the
PLC.
200101 Coordination is canceled because the write access to
the address configured in the PLC is not possible.
Change the address or set the address in the PLC at
an area which allows write access.
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200102 Coordination is not carried out at the moment
because the address format of the area pointer does
not match the internal storage format.
Internal error
200103 Coordination can be executed again because the last
error state is eliminated (return to normal operation).
--
200104 The coordination may not be executed. --
200105 No more data is read or written. Possible causes:
• The cable is defective
• The PLC does not respond, is defective, etc.
• System overload
Ensure that the cable is plugged in and the PLC is
operational.
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.

Table A-22 210000 - PLC job alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
210000 Jobs are not processed because the address
configured in the PLC does not exist/has not been set
up.
Change the address or set up the address in the
PLC.
210001 Jobs are not processed because read/write access to
the address configured in the PLC is not possible.
Change the address or set up the address in the PLC
in an area which allows read/write access.
210002 Jobs are not executed because the address format of
the area pointer does not match the internal storage
format.
Internal error
210003 The job buffer is processed again because the last
error status has been eliminated (return to normal
operation).
--
210004 It is possible that the job buffer will not be processed. --
210005 A control request with an illegal number was initiated. Check the PLC program.
210006 An error occurred while attempting to execute the
control request. As a result, the control request is not
executed. Observe the next/previous system alarms.
Check the parameters of the control request.
Recompile the configuration.

Table A-23 220000 - WinCC channel adapter alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
220001 The tag is not downloaded because the associated
communication driver / HMI device does not support
the download of Boolean/discrete data types.
Change the configuration.
220002 The tag is not downloaded because the associated
communication driver / HMI device does not support
write access to the data type BYTE.
Change the configuration.
220003 The communication driver cannot be loaded. The
driver may not be installed.
Install the driver by reinstalling WinCC flexible
Runtime.
220004 Communication is down and no update data is
transferred because the cable is not connected or
defective etc.
Check the connection.
220005 Communication is up. --
220006 The connection between the specified PLC and the
specified port is active.
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220007 The connection to the specified PLC is interrupted at
the specified port.
Check whether
• The cable is plugged in
• The PLC is OK
• The correct port is used
• Your configuration is OK (port parameters,
protocol settings, PLC address)
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.
220008 The communication driver cannot access or open the
specified port. The port may be in use by another
application or the port used is not available on the
destination device.
There is no communication with the PLC.
Close all the applications which access this port and
restart the computer.
Use another port of the system.

Table A-24 230000 - View alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
230000 The value entered could not be accepted. The
system discards the entry and restores the previous
value.
Either
• The value range has been exceeded
• Illegal characters have been entered
• The maximum permitted number of users has
been exceeded
Enter a practical value or delete any unneeded users.
230002 The currently logged in user has not the required
authorization. The system therefore discards the
input and restored the previous value.
Log on as a user with appropriate authorization.
230003 Changeover to the specified screen failed because
the screen is not available/configured. The current
screen remains selected.
Configure the screen and check the screen selection
function.
230005 The value range of the tag has been exceeded in the
I/O field.
The original value of the tag is retained.
Observe the range of values for the tag when
entering a value.
230100 During navigation in the web browser, the system
returned a message which may be of interest to the
user.
The web browser continues to run but may not (fully)
show the new page.
Navigate to another page.
230200 The connection to the HTTP channel was interrupted
due to an error. This error is explained in detail by
another system alarm.
Data is no longer exchanged.
Check the network connection.
Check the server configuration.
230201 The connection to HTTP channel was established.
Data is exchanged.
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230202 WININET.DLL has detected an error. This error
usually occurs when an attempt to connect to the
server fails or the server refuses to connect because
the client lacks the proper authorization.
An unknown server certificate may also be the cause
if the connection is encrypted by means of SSL.
The alarm text provides details.
This text is always in the language of the Windows
installation because it is returned by the Windows
OS.
Process values are no longer exchanged.
Depending on the cause:
When an attempt to connect fails or a timeout error
occurs:
• Check the network connection and the network
• Check the server address
• Check whether the WebServer is actually running
on the destination station.
Faulty authorization:
• The configured user name and/or password do
not match those on the server. Establish
consistency
When the server certificate is rejected:
Certificate signed by an unknown CA ( ):
• Either ignore this item in your project, or
• Install a certificate that has been signed with a
root certificate known to the client computer
The date of the certificate is invalid:
• Either ignore this item in your project, or
• Install a certificate with a valid date on the server
Invalid CN (Common Name or Computer Name):
• Either ignore this item in your project, or
• Install a certificate with a name that corresponds
to that of the server address
230203 Although a connection can be made to the server, the
HTTP server refuses to connect because
• WinCC flexible Runtime is not running on the
server, or
• The HTTP channel is not supported (503 Service
unavailable)
Other errors can only occur if the Webserver does not
support the HTTP channel. The language of the
alarm text depends on the Webserver.
Data is not exchanged.
Error 503 Service unavailable:
Check that WinCC flexible Runtime is running on the
server and the HTTP channel is supported.
230301 An internal error has occurred. An English text
explains the error in more detail. This may be caused
by insufficient memory.
OCX does not work.
--
230302 The name of the remote server cannot be resolved.
The attempt to connect failed.
Check the configured server address.
Check whether the DNS service is available on the
network.
230303 The remote server is not running on the addressed
computer.
Wrong server address.
The attempt to connect failed
Check the configured server address.
Check whether the remote server is running on the
target computer.
230304 The remote server on the addressed computer is
incompatible with VNCOCX.
The attempt to connect failed.
Use a compatible remote server.
230305 The authentication has failed because the password
is incorrect.
The attempt to connect failed.
Configure the correct password.
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230306 Error in the connection to the remote server. This
may occur as a result of network problems.
The attempt to connect failed.
Check whether
• The bus cable is plugged in
• There are network problems
230307 The connection to the remote server was shut down
because
• The remote server was shut down, or
• The user instructed the server to close all
connections
The connection is closed.
--
230308 This alarm provides information on the connection
status.
An attempt is made to connect.
--

Table A-25 240000 - Authorization alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
240000 WinCC flexible Runtime is operating in demo mode.
You have no authorization or your authorization is
corrupted.
Install the authorization.
240001 WinCC flexible Runtime is operating in demo mode.
Too many tags are configured for the installed
version.
Load an adequate authorization / powerpack.
240002 WinCC flexible Runtime is operating with a time-
limited emergency authorization.
Restore the full authorization.
240004 Error while reading the emergency authorization.
WinCC flexible Runtime is operating in demo mode.
Restart WinCC flexible Runtime, install the
authorization or repair the authorization (see
Commissioning Instructions Software Protection).
240005 The Automation License Manager has detected an
internal system fault.
Possible causes:
• A corrupt file
• A defective installation
• No free space for the Automation License
Manager etc.
Reboot the HMI device or PC. If this does not solve
the problem, remove the Automation License
Manager and install it again.

Table A-26 250000 - S7 Force alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
250000 The tag in the specified line in "Status Force" is not
updated because the address configured for this tag
is not available.
Check the set address and then verify that the
address is set up in the PLC.
250001 The tag in the specified line in "Status Force" is not
updated because the PLC type configured for this tag
does not exist.
Check the set address.
250002 The tag in the specified line in "Status Force" is not
updated because it is not possible to map the PLC
type in the tag type.
Check the set address.
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250003 An attempt to connect to the PLC failed. The tags are
not updated.
Check the connection to the PLC. Check that the
PLC is switched on and is online.

Table A-27 260000 - Password system alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
260000 An unknown user or an unknown password has been
entered in the system.
The current user is logged off from the system.
Log on to the system as a user with a valid password.
260001 The logged in user does not have sufficient
authorization to execute the protected functions on
the system.
Log on to the system as a user with sufficient
authorization.
260002 This alarm is triggered by the system function
"TrackUserChange".
--
260003 The user has logged off from the system. --
260004 The user name entered into the user view already
exists in the user management.
Select another user name because user names have
to be unique in the user management.
260005 The entry is discarded. Enter a shorter user name.
260006 The entry is discarded. Use a shorter or longer password.
260007 The logon timeout value entered is outside the valid
range of 0 to 60 minutes.
The new value is discarded and the original value is
retained.
Enter a logon timeout value between 0 and 60
minutes.
260008 An attempt was made to read a PTProRun.pwl file
created with ProTool V 6.0 in WinCC flexible.
Reading the file was canceled due to incompatibility
of the format.
--
260009 You have attempted to delete the user "Admin" or
"PLC User". These users are fixed components of the
user management and cannot be deleted.
If you need to delete a user, because perhaps you
have exceeded the maximum number permitted,
delete another user.
260012 The passwords entered in the "Change Password"
dialog and the confirmation field are not identical.
The password has not been changed. User will be
logged off.
You have to log on to the system again. Then enter
the identical password twice to be able to change the
password.
260013 The password entered in the "Change Password"
dialog is invalid because it is already in use.
The password has not been changed. User will be
logged off.
You have to log on to the system again. Then enter a
new password that has not been used before.
260014 You have tried unsuccessfully to log on 3 times in
succession.
You will be locked out and assigned to group no. 0.
You can log on to the system with your correct
password. Only an administrator can change the
assignment to a group.
260023 The password you entered does not meet the
necessary security guidelines.
Enter a password that contains at least one number.
260024 The password you entered does not meet the
necessary security guidelines.
Enter a password that contains at least one
character.
260025 The password you entered does not meet the
necessary security guidelines.
Enter a password that contains at least one special
character.
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260028 Upon system start-up, an attempt to log on, or when
trying to change the password of a SIMATIC log-on
user, the system attempts to access the SIMATIC
Logon Server.
If attempting to log on, the new user is not logged in.
If a different user was logged on before, then this
user is logged off.
Check the connection to the SIMATIC Logon Server
and its configuration; for example:
1. Port number
2. IP address
3. Server name
4. Functional transfer cable
Or use a local user.
260029 The SIMATIC Logon user is not associated to any or
several groups.
The new user is not logged in. If a different user was
logged on before, then this user is logged off.
Check the user data on the SIMATIC Logon Server
and the configuration in your WinCC flexible project.
A user may only be assigned to one group.
260030 The SIMATIC Logon user could not change his
password on the SIMATIC Logon Server. The new
password may not comply with the password
regulations on the server or the user does not have
the right to change his password.
The old password remains and the user is logged off.
Log in again and choose a different password. Check
the password rules on the SIMATIC Logon Server.
260031 It was not possible to log the user on to the SIMATIC
Logon Server. The user name or the password could
be incorrect or the user does not have sufficient rights
to log on.
The new user is not logged in. If a different user was
logged on before, then this user is logged off.
Try again. If necessary, check the password data on
the SIMATIC Logon Server.
260032 It was not possible to log the user on to the SIMATIC
Logon Server as his account is blocked.
The new user is not logged in. If a different user was
logged on before, then this user is logged off.
Check the user data on the SIMATIC Logon Server.
260033 The action change password or log on user could not
be carried out.
Check the configuration of the SIMATIC Logon
Server.
260034 The last logon operation has not yet ended. A user
action or a logon dialog can therefore not be called.
The logon dialog is not opened. The user action is not
executed.
Wait until the logon operation is complete.
260035 The last attempt to change the password was not
completed. A user action or a logon dialog can
therefore not be called.
The logon dialog is not opened. The user action is not
executed.
Wait until the procedure is complete.
260036 There are insufficient licenses on the SIMATIC Logon
Sever. The logon is not authorized.
Check the licensing on the SIMATIC Logon Server.
260037 There is no license on the SIMATIC Logon Sever. A
logon is not possible.
It is not possible to log on via the SIMATIC Logon
Server, only via a local user.
Check the licensing on the SIMATIC Logon Server.

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Table A-28 270000 - System alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
270000 A tag is not indicated in the alarm because it attempts
to access an invalid address in the PLC.
Check whether the data area for the tag exists in the
PLC, the configured address is correct and the value
range for the tag is correct.
270001 There is a device-specific limit as to how many
alarms may be queued for output (see the operating
instructions). This limit has been exceeded.
The view no longer contains all the alarms.
However, all alarms are written to the alarm buffer.
--
270002 The view shows alarms of a log for which there is no
data in the current project.
Wildcards are output for the alarms.
Delete older log data if necessary.
270003 The service cannot be set up because too many
devices want to use this service.
A maximum of four devices may execute this action.
Reduce the number of HMI devices which want to
use the service.
270004 Access to persistent buffer is not possible. Alarms
cannot be restored or saved.
If the problems persist at the next startup, contact
Customer Support (delete Flash).
270005 Persistent buffer damaged: Alarms cannot be
restored.
If the problems persist at the next startup, contact
Customer Support (delete Flash).
270006 Project modified: Alarms cannot be restored from the
persistent buffer.
The project was generated and transferred new to the
HMI device; The error should no longer occur when
the device starts again.
270007 A configuration problem is preventing the restore
(a DLL is missing, a directory is unknown, etc.).
Update the operating system and then transfer your
project again to the HMI device.

Table A-29 280000 - DPHMI alarms Connection
Number Effect/causes Remedy
280000 Connection is up because the cause of the
interruption has been eliminated.
--
280001 No more data is read or written. Possible causes:
• The cable is defective
• The PLC does not respond, is defective, etc.
• The wrong port is used for the connection
• System overload
Check whether
• The cable is plugged in
• The PLC is OK
• The correct port is used
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.
280002 The connection used requires a function block in the
PLC.
The function block has responded. Communication is
now enabled.
--
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280003 The connection used requires a function block in the
PLC.
The function block has not responded.
Check whether
• The cable is plugged in
• The PLC is OK
• The correct port is used
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.
Remedy depends on the error code:
1: The function block must set the COM bit in the
response container.
2: The function block must not set the ERROR bit in
the response container.
3: The function block must respond within the
specified time (timeout).
4: Go online to the PLC.
280004 The connection to the PLC is interrupted. There is no
data exchange at present.
Check the connection parameters in WinCC flexible.
Ensure that the cable is plugged in, the PLC is
operational, the correct port is being used.
Restart the system if the system alarm persists.

Table A-30 290000 - Recipe system alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
290000 The recipe tag could not be read or written. It is
assigned the start value.
The alarm can be entered in the alarm buffer for up to
four more failed tags if necessary. After that, alarm
290003 is output.
Check in the configuration that the address has been
set up in the PLC.
290001 An attempt has been made to assign a value to a
recipe tag which is outside the value range permitted
for this type.
The alarm can be entered in the alarm buffer for up to
four more failed tags if necessary. After that, alarm
290004 is output.
Observe the value range for the tag type.
290002 It is not possible to convert a value from a source
format to a target format.
The alarm can be entered in the alarm buffer for up to
four more failed recipe tags if necessary. After that,
alarm 290005 is output.
Check the value range or type of the tag.
290003 This alarm is output when alarm number 290000 is
triggered more than five times.
In this case, no further separate alarms are
generated.
Check in the configuration that the tag addresses
have been set up in the PLC.
290004 This alarm is output when alarm number 290001 is
triggered more than five times.
In this case, no further separate alarms are
generated.
Observe the value range for the tag type.
290005 This alarm is output when alarm number 290002 is
triggered more than five times.
In this case, no further separate alarms are
generated.
Check the value range or type of the tag.
290006 The threshold values configured for the tag have
been violated by values entered.
Observe the configured or current threshold values of
the tag.
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290007 There is a difference between the source and target
structure of the recipe currently being processed. The
target structure contains an additional data recipe tag
which is not available in the source structure.
The data recipe tag specified is assigned its start
value.
Insert the specified data recipe tag in the source
structure.
290008 There is a difference between the source and target
structure of the recipe currently being processed. The
source structure contains an additional data recipe
tag which is not available in the target structure and
therefore cannot be assigned.
The value is rejected.
Remove the specified data recipe tag in the specified
recipe from the project.
290010 The storage location configured for the recipe is not
permitted.
Possible causes:
Illegal characters, write protection, data carrier out of
space or does not exist.
Check the configured storage location.
290011 The record with the specified number does not exist. Check the source for the number (constant or tag
value)
290012 The recipe with the specified number does not exist. Check the source for the number (constant or tag
value)
290013 An attempt was made to save a record under a
record number which already exists.
The action is not executed.
The following remedies are available:
• Check the source for the number (constant or tag
value)
• First, delete the record
• Change the "Overwrite" function parameter
290014 The file specified to be imported could not be found. Check:
• The file name
• Ensure that the file is in the specified directory
290020 Alarm reporting that the download of records from the
HMI device to the PLC has started.
--
290021 Alarm reporting that the download of records from the
HMI device to the PLC was completed.
--
290022 Alarm reporting that the download of records from the
HMI device to the PLC was canceled due to an error.
Check in the configuration whether:
• The tag addresses are configured in the PLC
• The recipe number exists
• The record number exist
• The "Overwrite" function parameter is set
290023 Alarm reporting that the download of records from the
PLC to the HMI device has started.
--
290024 Alarm reporting that the download of records from the
PLC to the HMI device was completed.
---
290025 Alarm reporting that the download of records from the
PLC to the HMI device was canceled due to an error.
Check in the configuration whether:
• The tag addresses are configured in the PLC
• The recipe number exists
• The record number exist
• The "Overwrite" function parameter is set
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290026 An attempt has been made to read/write a record
although the record is not free at present.
This error may occur in the case of recipes for which
downloading with synchronization has been
configured.
Set the record status to zero.
290027 Unable to connect to the PLC at present. As a result,
the record can neither be read nor written.
Possible causes:
No physical connection to the PLC (no cable plugged
in, cable is defect) or the PLC is switched off.
Check the connection to the PLC.
290030 This alarm is output after you selected screen which
contains a recipe view in which a record is already
selected.
Reload the record from the storage location or retain
the current values.
290031 While saving, it was detected that a record with the
specified number already exists.
Overwrite the record or cancel the action.
290032 While exporting records it was detected that a file
with the specified name already exists.
Overwrite the file or cancel the process.
290033 Confirmation request before deleting records. --
290040 A record error with error code %1 that cannot be
described in more detail occurred.
The action is canceled.
It is possible that the record was not installed
correctly on the PLC.
Check the storage location, the record, the "Data
record" area pointer and if necessary, the connection
to the PLC.
Restart the action after a short time.
If the error persists, contact Customer Support.
Forward the relevant error code to Customer Support.
290041 A record or file cannot be saved because the storage
location is full.
Delete files no longer required.
290042 An attempt was made to execute several recipe
actions simultaneously. The last action was not
executed.
Trigger the action again after waiting a short period.
290043 Confirmation request before storing records. --
290044 The data store for the recipe has been destroyed and
is deleted.
--
290050 Alarm reporting that the export of records has started. --
290051 Alarm reporting that the export of records was
completed.
--
290052 Alarm reporting that the export of records was
canceled due to an error.
Ensure that the structure of the records at the storage
location and the current recipe structure on the HMI
device are identical.
290053 Alarm reporting that the import of records has started. --
290054 Alarm reporting that the import of records was
completed.
--
290055 Alarm reporting that the import of records was
canceled due to an error.
Ensure that the structure of the records at the storage
location and the current recipe structure on the HMI
device are identical.
290056 Error when reading/writing the value in the specified
line/column.
The action was canceled.
Check the specified line/column.
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290057 The tags of the recipe specified were toggled from
"offline" to "online" mode.
Each change of a tag in this recipe is now
immediately downloaded to the PLC.
--
290058 The tags of the specified recipe were toggled from
"offline" to "online" mode.
Modifications to tags in this recipe are no longer
immediately transferred to the PLC but must be
transferred there explicitly by downloading a record.
--
290059 Alarm reporting that the specified record was saved. --
290060 Alarm reporting that the specified record memory was
cleared.
--
290061 Alarm reporting that clearing of record memory was
canceled due to an error.
--
290062 The record number is above the maximum of 65536.
This record cannot be created.
Select another number.
290063 This occurs with the system function
"ExportDataRecords" when the parameter
"Overwrite" is set to No.
An attempt has been made to save a recipe under a
file name which already exists.
The export is canceled.
Check the "ExportDataRecords" system function.
290064 Alarm reporting that the deletion of records has
started.
--
290065 Alarm reporting that the deletion of records has
successfully completed.
--
290066 Confirmation request before deleting records. --
290068 Security request to confirm if all records in the recipe
should be deleted.
--
290069 Security request to confirm if all records in the recipe
should be deleted.
--
290070 The record specified is not in the import file. Check the source of the record number or record
name (constant or tag value).
290071 During the editing of record values, a value was
entered which exceeded the low limit of the recipe
tag.
The entry is discarded.
Enter a value within the limits of the recipe tag.
290072 When editing record values, a value was entered
which exceeds the high limit of the recipe tag.
The entry is discarded.
Enter a value within the limits of the recipe tag.
290073 An action (e.g. saving a record) failed due to an
unknown error.
The error corresponds to the status alarm
IDS_OUT_CMD_EXE_ERR in the large recipe view.
--
290074 While saving, it was detected that a record with the
specified number already exists but under another
name.
Overwrite the record, change the record number or
cancel the action.
290075 A record with this name already exists.
The record is not saved.
Please select a different record name.
290110 The default values could not be set due to an error. --
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290111 The Recipes subsystem cannot be used. Recipe
views have no content and recipe-specific functions
will not be performed.
Possible causes:
• An error occurred while transferring the recipes.
• The recipe structure was changed in ES. When
the project was downloaded again, the recipes
were not transferred with it. This means that the
new configuration data is not being transferred to
the old recipes on the device.
Transfer the project to the device again, together with
the recipes (the corresponding check box in the
Transfer dialog must be checked).

Table A-31 300000 - Alarm_S alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
300000 Faulty configuration of process monitoring (e.g. using
PDiag or S7-Graph): More alarms are queued than
specified in the specifications of the CPU. No further
ALARM_S alarms can be managed by the PLC and
reported to the HMI devices.
Change the PLC configuration.
300001 ALARM_S is not registered on this PLC. Select a controller that supports the ALARM_S
service.

Table A-32 310000 - Report system alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
310000 An attempt is being made to print too many reports in
parallel.
Only one log file can be output to the printer at a
given time; the print job is therefore rejected.
Wait until the previous active log was printed.
Repeat the print job if necessary.
310001 An error occurred on triggering the printer. The report
is either not printed or printed with errors.
Evaluate the additional system alarms related to this
alarm.
Repeat the print job if necessary.

Table A-33 320000 - Alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
320000 The movements have already been indicated by
another device.
The movements can no longer be controlled.
Deselect the movements on the other display units
and select the motion control screen on the required
display unit.
320001 The network is too complex.
The faulty addresses cannot be indicated.
View the network in STL.
320002 No diagnosable alarm message (error) selected.
The unit associated with the alarm message could
not be selected.
Select a diagnostics alarm from the ZP_ALARM
alarm screen.
320003 No alarm message (error) exists for the selected unit.
The detail view cannot visualize any networks.
Select the defective unit from the overview screen.
320004 The required signal states could not be read by the
PLC. The faulty addresses cannot be found.
Check the consistency between the configuration on
the display unit and the PLC program.
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320005 The project contains ProAgent elements which are
not installed. ProAgent diagnostic functions cannot be
performed
In order to run the project, install the optional
ProAgent package.
320006 You have attempted to execute a function which is
not supported in the current constellation.
Check the type of the selected unit.
320007 No error-triggering addresses were found on the
networks.
ProAgent cannot indicate any faulty addresses.
Switch the detail screen to STL layout mode and
check the status of the addresses and exclusion
addresses.
320008 The diagnostic data stored in the configuration are
not synchronized with those in the PLC.
ProAgent can only indicate the diagnostic units.
Transfer the project to the HMI device again.
320009 The diagnostic data stored in the configuration are
not synchronized with those in the PLC. The
diagnostic screens can be operated as usual.
ProAgent may be unable to show all diagnostic texts.
Transfer the project to the HMI device again.
320010 The diagnostic data stored in the configuration are
not synchronized with those in STEP7.
The ProAgent diagnostics data is not up-to-date.
Transfer the project to the HMI device again.
320011 A unit with the corresponding DB number and FB
number does not exist.
The function cannot be executed.
Check the parameters of the "SelectUnit" function
and the units selected in the project.
320012 The "Step sequence mode" dialog is no longer
supported.
Use the ZP_STEP step sequence screen from the
corresponding standard project for your project.
Instead of calling the
Overview_Step_Sequence_Mode function, call the
"FixedScreenSelection" function using ZP_STEP as
the screen name.
320014 The selected PLC cannot be evaluated for ProAgent.
The Alarm view assigned to the
"EvaluateAlarmDisplayFault" system function could
not be found.
Check the parameters of the
"EvaluateAlarmDisplayFault" system function.

Table A-34 330000 - GUI alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
330022 Too many dialogs are open on the HMI device. Close all dialogs you do not require on the HMI
device.
330026 The password will expire after the number of days
shown.
Enter a new password.

Table A-35 350000 - GUI alarms
Number Effect/causes Remedy
350000 PROFIsafe packages have not arrived within the
necessary period.
There is a communication problem with the F-CPU.
RT is terminated
Check the WLAN connection.
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350001 PROFIsafe packages have not arrived within the
necessary period.
There is a communication problem with the F-CPU.
The PROFIsafe connection is re-established.
Check the WLAN connection.
350002 An internal error has occurred.
Runtime is terminated
Internal error
350003 Feedback concerning the connection established with
the F-CPU.
The Emergency-Off buttons are active immediately.
--
350004 PROFIsafe communication was set and the
connection was cleared.
The Runtime can be terminated.
The Emergency-Off buttons are deactivated
immediately.
--
350005 Incorrect address configured for the F-slave.
No PROFIsafe connection.
Check and modify the address of the F slave in
WinCC flexible ES.
350006 The acknowledgement buttons in the
"Acknowledgement" and "Panic" functions were not
tested before logging on.
It is not possible to log onto the effective range.
Press the two acknowledgement buttons one after
another in the "Acknowledgement" and "Panic"
positions.
350008 The wrong number of failsafe buttons was configured.
No PROFIsafe connection.
Change the number of failsafe buttons in the project.
350009 The device is in Override mode.
It may no longer be possible to detect the location
because transponder detection fails.
Exit Override mode.
350010 Internal error: The device has no failsafe buttons. Send the device back.
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Abbreviations
B
ANSI American National Standards Institution
CPU Central Processing Unit
CSV Comma Separated Values
CTS Clear To Send
DC Direct Current
DCD Data Carrier Detect
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DIL Dual-in-Line (electronic chip housing design)
DNS Domain Name System
DP Distributed I/O
DSN Data Source Name
DSR Data Set Ready
DTR Data Terminal Ready
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
EN European standard
ES Engineering System
ESD Components and modules endangered by electrostatic discharge
ESD Components and modules endangered by electrostatic discharge
GND Ground
HF High Frequency
HMI Human Machine Interface
IEC International Electronic Commission
IF Interface
IO Input and Output
IP Internet Protocol
LED Light Emitting Diode
MAC Media Access Control
MOS Metal Oxide Semiconductor
MPI Multipoint Interface (SIMATIC S7)
MS Microsoft
MTBF Mean Time Between Failures
n. c. Not connected
OP Operator Panel
PC Personal Computer
PELV Protective Extra Low Voltage
PG Programming device
PLC Programmable Logic Controller
PPI Point-to-Point Interface (SIMATIC S7)
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RAM Random Access Memory
RJ45 Registered Jack Type 45
RTS Request to send
RxD Receive Data
SD Card Security Digital Card
SELV Safety Extra Low Voltage
SP Service Pack
STN Super Twisted Nematic
Sub-D Subminiature D (plug)
TAB Tabulator
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TFT Thin Film Transistor
TTY Teletype
TxD Transmit Data
UL Underwriter’s Laboratory
UPS Uninterruptible power supply
USB Universal Serial Bus
WINS Windows Internet Naming Service


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Glossary
Acknowledge
Acknowledgment of an alarm confirms that it has been noted.
Alarm logging
Output of user-specific alarms to a printer, in parallel to their output to the HMI device
screen.
Alarm, acknowledging
Acknowledgment of an alarm confirms that it has been noted.
Alarm, activated
Moment at which an alarm is triggered by the PLC or HMI device.
Alarm, deactivated
Moment at which the initiation of an alarm is reset by the PLC.
Alarm, user-specific
A user-specific alarm designates a certain operating status of the plant connected to the HMI
device via the PLC.
Automation device
PLC of the SIMATIC S5 series, for example the AG S5-115U
Automation system
Controller of the SIMATIC S7 series, for example a SIMATIC S7-300
Bootloader
Used to start the operating system. Automatically started when the HMI device is switched
on. After the operating system has been loaded, the Loader opens.
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Configuration software
Software used to generate projects used for the purpose of process visualization. An
example of configuring software is WinCC flexible.
Configuring PC
A configuring PC is a programming device or PC on which plant projects are created using
an engineering software.
Display duration
Defines whether a system alarm is displayed on the HMI device and the duration of the
display.
EMC
Electromagnetic compatibility is the ability of electrical equipment to function properly in its
electromagnetic environment without influencing this environment.
Event
Functions are triggered by defined incoming events. Events can be configured. Events which
can be assigned to a button include "Press" and "Release", for example.
Field array
Area reserved in configured screens for the input and output of values.
Flash memory
Non-volatile memory with EEPROM chips, used as mobile storage medium or as memory
module installed permanently on the motherboard.
Function keys
Key on the HMI device which supports user-specific functions. A function is assigned to the
key in the configuration. The assignment of the keys may be specific to an active screen or
not.
Half Brightness Life Time
Time period after which the brightness reaches 50% of the original value. The specified
value is dependent on the operating temperature.
Hardcopy
Output of the screen content to a printer.
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HMI device
An HMI device is a device used for the operation and monitoring of machines and plants.
The statuses of the machine or plant are indicated by means of graphic elements or by
indicator lamps on the HMI device. The operating elements of the HMI device allow the
operator to interact with the processes of the machine or plant.
HMI device image
A file that can be transferred from the configuring PC to the HMI device. The HMI device
image contains the operating system and elements of the runtime software required to run a
project.
I/O field
An I/O field enables the input or output of values on the HMI device which are transferred to
the PLC.
Infotext
An infotext is a configured information on objects within a project. Infotext for an alarm, for
example, may contain information on the cause of the fault and troubleshooting routines.
Object
An object is a component of a project. Example: screen or alarm. Objects are used to view or
enter texts and values on the HMI device.
Operating element
Component of a project used to enter values and trigger functions. A button, for example, is
an operating element.
Plant
General term referring to machines, processing centers, systems, plants and processes
which are operated and monitored on an HMI device.
PLC
A PLC is a general term for devices and systems with which the HMI device communicates,
e.g. SIMATIC S7.
PLC job
A PLC job triggers a function for the PLC at the HMI device.
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Process visualization
Visualization of technical processes by means of text and graphic elements. Configured
plant screens allow operator intervention in active plant processes by means of the input and
output data.
Project
Result of a configuration using a configuration software. The project normally contains
several screens with embedded system-specific objects, basic settings and alarms. The
project file of a project configured in WinCC flexible is saved under the file name extension
*.hmi.
You need to distinguish between a project on the configuring PC and that on an HMI device.
A project may be available in more languages on the configuring PC than can be managed
on the HMI device. The project on the configuring PC can also be set up for different HMI
devices. Only the runtime project that has been generated for the respective HMI device can
be transferred to it.
Project file
File generated from the runtime project file for use on the HMI device. The project file is
normally not transferred and remains on the configuring PC.
The file name extension of a source file is *.hmi.
Project file, compressed
Compressed format of the project file. The compressed project file can be transferred
together with the runtime project file to the respective HMI device. For this purpose,
backtransfer must be enabled in the project on the configuring PC. The compressed project
file is normally stored on an external memory card.
The file extension of a compressed file is *.pdz.
Recipe
Combination of tags forming a fixed data structure. The data structure configured can be
assigned data on the HMI device and is then referred to as a record. The use of recipes
ensures that all the assigned data is transferred synchronously to the PLC during the
transfer of a record.
Runtime project file
File generated from the project file for a specific HMI device. The runtime project file is
transferred to the corresponding HMI device and used to operate and monitor plants.
The extension of a compressed file is *.pdz.
Runtime software
The runtime software is a process visualization software used to test a project on a
configuring PC.
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Screen
Form of the visualization of all logically related process data for a plant. The visualization of
the process data can be supported by graphic objects.
Screen object
Configured object used to display or operate the plant, e.g. rectangle, I/O field or alarm view.
STEP 7
STEP 7 is the programming software for SIMATIC S7, SIMATIC C7 and SIMATIC WinAC
PLCs.
STEP 7 Micro/WIN
STEP 7 Micro/WIN is the programming software for SIMATIC S7-200 PLCs.
Symbolic I/O field
A symbolic I/O field is a field for the input and output of the value. Contains a list of default
entries from which one can be selected.
System alarm
A system alarm is assigned to the "System" alarm class. A system alarm refers to internal
states on the HMI device and the PLC.
Tab sequence
During configuration, this defines the sequence in which objects are activated on pressing
the <TAB> key.
Tag
Defined memory location to which values can be written to and read from. This can be done
from the PLC or the HMI device. Based on whether the tag is interconnected with the PLC or
not, we distinguish between "external" tags (process tags) and "internal" tags.
Transfer
Transfer of a runtime project from the configuring PC to the HMI device.
"Transfer" mode
An operating mode of the HMI device in which an executable project is transferred from the
configuring PC to an HMI device.

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/
/Audit, 29
A
Accessory kit, 24
ACK, 213
ACK key, 178
Acknowledge
Alarm, 178, 217
Error alarm, 217
Acknowledge key, 178
Acoustic feedback, 167
Acoustic signal, 172
For inadvertent operation, 167
with inadvertent operation, 83
Acoustics
Feedback, 105, 106
Address assignment
TCP/IP network, 126
Addressing, 123
Admin, 207, 208, 209
Alarm, 211
Acknowledge, 178, 217
Editing, 218
Functional scope, 26
LED, 214
Alarm buffer, 212
Functional scope, 26
Alarm class, 212, 215
Alarm event, 211
Alarm group, 212
Alarm indicator, 213
Alarm line, 214
Alarm log, 212
Alarm report, 212
Alarm view, 214
Expanded, 215
Simple, 214
Alarm window, 216
ALARM_S, 26
Alphanumerical
Key assignment, 89, 178
Screen keyboard, 173
Alphanumerical value
Changing, 174, 182
Entering, 174, 182
ALT key, 89, 178
Ambient conditions
Climatic, 40
Mechanical, 39
Test, 40
Ambient temperature, 41
Authorization, 199
Automatic
Transfer, 144
Automation License Manager, 163
A-Z key, 89, 178
B
Backlighting
Reducing, 102
Setting, 83
Backspace key, 88, 178
Backtransfer, 142, 146
Backup, 82, 135, 141, 148, 149, 151, 200
Registry Information, 83, 100
Temporary files, 100
to external storage device, 82, 133
With ProSave, 151
With WinCC flexible, 149
Bar, 185
Basic knowledge
Required, 3
Booting, 107
Bottom view, 16, 18, 20, 22
Brightness
Changing, 102
Browser
Home page, 82
Setting, 82
Bus connection, 30
Bus parameters
Profile, 122
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Cable
Connecting, 50
Data exchange, 64
Cable cross-section, 54
Equipotential bonding, 52
Calibrating
Touch screen, 83, 94
Cancel
Password protection, 97
Cancel key, 88, 178
Care, 247
CE approval, 34
Certificate
Delete, 82, 132
Importing, 82, 132
LED, 82
Certifications, 34
Changing
Brightness, 102
User data, 207, 208
Character repeat, 82
Screen keyboard, 91
Clean screen, 248
Clearance
MP 377, 43
Climatic
Shipping conditions, 38
Storage conditions, 38
Closing
Project, 209
Column sequence
Alarm view, 215
Compatibility conflict, 148
Configuration phase, 139
Configure
Network, 124
Operating system, 75
PC/PPI cable, 61
RS-422/RS-485 port, 59
Screen keyboard, 82, 90
Configuring PC, 139
Connecting, 60
Connection graphic, 60
Connecting
Configuring PC, 60
Equipotential bonding, 52
PLC, 57
Plug-in terminal strip, 55
Power supply, 54, 55
Printer, 63
PROFINET, 58
UPS, 56
USB device, 62
Connection, 30
Connection graphic
Configuring PC, 60
Equipotential bonding, 53
PLC, 57
Power supply, 54
Printer, 63
UPS, 56
Connection sequence, 50
Connections to PLC
Number, 30
Contacts, 6
Control key, 68
Keyboard unit, 88
Control Panel, 81
MPI, 121
Open, 82
Operating, 84, 86
Password protection, 77
PROFIBUS, 121
Screen keyboard, 85
Cookies, 82, 130
Creating
Recipe data record, 229, 238
Users, 205
C-Tick mark (Australia), 35
CTRL key, 89, 178
Currency, 83
Cursor key, 68, 88, 177
D
Data channel
Enabling, 117
Locking, 117
Parameter assignment, 83, 117
Data flow, 223
Date, 82
Entering, 175, 183
Setting, 97
Synchronizing, 99
Date format, 83, 100
Date/time properties, 82, 98
Decimal, 171
Default gateway, 126
Degree of protection, 42
Protection against ingress of solid foreign
bodies, 44
Protection against water, 44
Delay time
Setting, 83, 112
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Delete
Certificate, 82, 132
Recipe data record, 232, 240
Users, 209
Delete key, 88, 178
Device name
For network operation, 125
Setting, 83
DHCP, 126
DIP switch
Setting, 59
Direct key, 168
Bit assignment, 257
Functional scope, 28
Display
MP 377, 255
Display format, 181
Displaying
Infotext, 179
Memory information, 111
System information, 110
Disposal, 7
Disturbance
Pulse-shaped, 36
Sinusoidal, 37
DNS, 126
Server, 123
Documentation
Conventions, 5
Enclosed, 45
Getting Started, 5
Operating instructions, 4
User manual, 3
Double-click, 82
Setting, 93
Drop down list box, 175, 183
Open, 88, 178
E
EC Declaration of Conformity, 34
Editing
Alarm, 218
Recipe data record, 231, 239
Elbow adapter, 24
Electrical potential difference, 52
Electrical separation
Safe, 55
Electrostatic charging, 261
Electrostatic discharge
Electrostatic, 261
Precautions, 262
Element list, 225, 236
E-Mail
Setting, 83, 128
EMC directive, 34
Emission, 36, 37
Encryption, 130
END key, 88, 177
Enhanced alarm view, 215
Enhanced recipe view, 224
Enhanced user view, 201
Enter key, 177
ENTER key, 88, 177
Entering
Alphanumerical value, 174, 182
Date, 175, 183
Key combination, 89, 178
Numerical value, 172, 181
Recipe data record, 244
Symbolic value, 175
Text box, 170
Time, 175, 183
Entry on the HMI device
By means of function key, 180
Using operating elements, 165
Equipotential bonding
Cable, 52
Connecting, 52
Connection graphic, 53
Requirements, 52
Error alarm
Acknowledge, 217
ESC key, 88, 178
ESD
Abbreviations, 261
Labeling, 261
Ethernet settings
IP address, 126
Excel Viewer, 29
Explorer
Operating, 77
Exporting
Recipe data record, 243
External
Keyboard, 84
Mouse, 84
F
Factory setting
With ProSave, 158
With WinCC flexible, 156
Factory settings, 62
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Feedback
Acoustic, 105, 106, 167
Optical, 167
FM Approval, 35
FN key, 89, 178
Front view, 16, 18, 20, 22
Function keys, 68
Global assignment, 180
Labeling, 72
Local assignment, 180
Function test, 66
Functional scope
Alarm buffer, 26
ALARM_S, 26
Alarms, 26
Graphics list, 26
Infotext, 28
Limit value monitoring, 26
Log, 27
Recipe, 27
Safety, 28
Scaling, 26
screen, 27
Tag, 26
Text list, 26
Functions
Additional, 28
G
Gauge, 185
Graphics list
Functional scope, 26
Group acknowledgement, 178
H
High frequency radiation, 33
HMI device
Cold restart, 107
EMC-compliant installation, 36
Information, 83
Mounting, 49
Ports, 51
Restarting, 83
Specifications, 255
Switch off, 66
Switching on, 65
Testing, 65
HMI Input Panel
Options, 90
HOME key, 88, 177
Home page
Internet, 129
Host cable
Safety instruction, 62
I
Identification, 127
Importing
Certificate, 82, 132
Recipe data record, 242
Inadvertent operation
Acoustic signal, 83, 167
Information
for the HMI device, 109
Infotext
Displaying, 179
Functional scope, 28
Key, 179
LED, 176, 184, 216
Initial startup, 139
Input Panel, 82
Input unit
MP 377, 255
Installing
Option, 142, 160, 162
Instructions
General, 36
Insulation test
Test voltage, 44
Interface
Rated load, 62
Internal clock, 99
Internet
Browser, 78
Explorer, 78
Home page, 129
Options, 82
Search engine, 129
Security settings, 82
Service, 249
Settings, 83, 128
Support, 249
Internet options
Privacy, 131
IP address
Ethernet, 126
Setting, 82
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K
Key
ACK, 178
ALT, 89, 178
A-Z, 89, 178
Backspace, 178
Cancel, 88
CTRL, 89, 178
Cursor, 88, 177
Delete, 88, 178
END, 88, 177
ENTER, 88, 177
ESC, 88, 178
FN, 89, 178
HOME, 88, 177
Infotext, 179
Scroll back, 88, 177
Scroll forward, 88, 177
SHIFT, 89, 178
TAB, 88, 177
Tabulator, 88
Key combination
Entering, 89, 178
Key control, 177, 180
Trend view, 189
Keyboard
External, 84
Safety instruction, 68
Keyboard properties, 82
L
Labeling
Certifications, 34
EC Declaration of Conformity, 34
Function keys, 72
Labeling strips
Attaching, 73
Dimensions, 72
Printing, 72
LAN connection, 82
Language change
Functional scope, 28
Layout
Slider control, 189
Sm@rtClient view, 195
Trend view, 187
LED
Alarm, 214
Certificate, 82
HMI device information, 83
Information on the MP 377, 109
Infotext, 176, 184, 216
Memory information, 110
System information, 110
LED ACK, 213
License key, 163
Transferring, 142, 163
Transferring back, 142, 164
Limit value
For password, 200
For user, 200
For user view, 200
Limit value monitoring
Functional scope, 26
Limit value test, 171, 181
List of abbreviations, 293
Loader, 75
Open, 76
Operating, 76
Log
Functional scope, 27
Logoff
Users, 203
Logoff time, 199
Logon
Users, 201
Logon data, 127
M
MAC address, 116
Maintenance, 247, 249
Manual
Production sequence, 245
Transfer, 143
Mechanical
Shipping conditions, 38
Storage conditions, 38
Media Player, 79
Memory
MP 377, 255
Memory card, 24
Backup, 70
First use, 133
Inserting, 69
Restoring file system, 100
Unplug, 71
Memory information, 83
Displaying, 111
LED, 110
Memory management, 83, 137
Menu command
Simple recipe view, 237
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Microsoft Excel Viewer, 29
Microsoft PDF Viewer, 29
Microsoft Word Viewer, 29
Monitoring mode
Sm@rtClient view, 195
Mounting, 41
EMC-compliant, 36
HMI device, 49
Mounting clamp, 48
Mounting clamp
Mounting, 47, 48
Mounting cut-out
Dimensions, 42
Preparing, 42
Mounting location, 42
Mounting position, 41
Mouse
External, 84
Mouse properties, 82
MP 377
Clearance, 43
Display, 255
Displaying information, 109
Input unit, 255
Memory, 255
Operating element, 67
Ports, 51, 255
Weight, 255
MP 377 12" Key
Bottom view, 18
Front view, 18
Overall dimensions, 252
Rear view, 19
Side view, 18
MP 377 12" Touch
Bottom view, 16
Front view, 16
Overall dimensions, 251
Rear view, 17
Side view, 16
MP 377 15" Touch
Bottom view, 20
Front view, 20
Overall dimensions, 253
Rear view, 21
Side view, 20
MP 377 19" Touch
Bottom view, 22
Front view, 22
Overall dimensions, 254
Rear view, 23
Side view, 22
MPI
Setting, 83, 121
Multi-key operation, 166, 179
Multimedia card, 69
N
Name server, 126
Network
Configure, 124
Logon data, 83
Set up, 123
Setting, 126
Network & dial-up connections, 82
Network ID, 83
Network operation
Device name, 125
Options, 83
Nominal voltage, 44
Non-isolated system configuration, 55
Notice of protected rights, 6
Number format, 83, 100
Numerical
Key assignment, 89, 178
Screen keyboard, 171
Numerical value
Changing, 172, 181
Decimal places, 171
Display format, 181
Entering, 172, 181
Limit value test, 171, 181
O
Offices of Siemens AG, 6
Offline
Operating mode, 140
Recipe tag, 228
Test, 147
Online
Operating mode, 140
Recipe tag, 228
Test, 147
OP properties, 83
Device, 109
Memory monitoring, 138
Persistent storage, 101
Touch, 94
OPC server, 29
Open
Control Panel, 82
Drop down list box, 88, 178
Loader, 76
Index

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Operating
Control Panel, 84, 86
Explorer, 77
Feedback, 166
Key, 177, 180
Loader, 76
Operating element, 88, 177
Project, 165
Recipe screen, 229, 238
Slider control, 190
Switches, 186
Trend view, 188
Windows CE interface, 77
With external keyboard, 166
With external mouse, 166
Operating element
Operating, 88, 177
Recipe view, 229
Selecting, 88
Simple recipe view, 236
Operating instructions
Purpose of, 3
Scope, 3
Operating mode, 140
Changing, 140
Offline, 140
Online, 140
Transfer, 65, 140
Operating system
Configure, 75
Update via ProSave, 155
Updating, 153
Updating using WinCC flexible, 154
Operation feedback, 166
Setting, 83
Operator control options, 84
Optical feedback, 167
Option
Installing, 142, 160
Installing with ProSave, 162
Installing with WinCC flexible, 160
Removing, 142, 160
Removing with ProSave, 162
Removing with WinCC flexible, 161
Options, 29
Network operation, 83
Overall dimensions
MP 377 12" Key, 252
MP 377 12" Touch, 251
MP 377 15" Touch, 253
MP 377 19" Touch, 254
P
Parameter assignment
Data channel, 83, 117
Password, 199
Backup, 200
Restoring, 200
Specifying, 96
Password list, 199
Password properties, 83, 96, 97
Password protection, 77, 83
Cancel, 97
Set up, 96
Windows CE taskbar, 77
PC/PPI
Configuring the cable, 61
Setting the adapter, 61
PDF Viewer, 29
PELV, 55
Permissions in remote control, 196, 198
Pin assignment
Power supply, 258
RJ45 plug connector, 259
USB socket, 259
X10/IF-1B interface, 258
X40 connector, 260
PLC
Configuring the port, 59
Connecting, 57
Connection graphic, 57
Number of connectable, 30
Protocol, 30
Reading recipe data record, 234, 240
Transferring recipe data record, 235, 241
PLC_User, 207, 208, 209
Plug-in terminal strip
Connecting, 55
Ports
MP 377, 255
Power failure, 148
Power supply
Connecting, 54, 55
Connection graphic, 54
Pin assignment, 258
Setting, 83
State, 83
Precautions
Electrostatic discharge, 262
Printer
Connecting, 63
Connection graphic, 63
Setting properties, 83
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Printer connection
Setting, 104
Printer properties, 83, 104
Printing
Labeling strips, 72
Via network printer, 124
ProAgent, 29
Process control phase, 139
Production sequence
Manual, 245
PROFIBUS DP
Setting, 83, 121
PROFINET, 123
Addressing, 123
Connecting, 58
PROFINET IO
Communication fault, 30
Direct keys, 58
Disabling direct keys, 116
Enabling direct keys, 116
Setting, 83
Project
Closing, 209
in ProTool, 141
In WinCC flexible, 141
Offline testing, 147
Operating, 165
Reuse, 141
Testing online, 147
Transferring, 139, 142
Proper use, 33
Protected trademark, 6
Protection class, 44
Protective foil, 24, 248
Protocol
PLC, 30
Proxy
Server, 82, 128, 130
Setting, 82
R
Radiation
High frequency, 33
Radio interference, 36
Emission, 37
Rated load
Interface, 62
Reading out
Recipe data record, 234, 240
Real-time clock
Internal, 99
Rear view, 17, 19, 21, 23
Recipe, 220
Control, 221
Data flow, 223
Data record, 221
Field of application, 219
Functional scope, 27
Recipe screen, 224
Recipe view, 224
Synchronizing tags, 233
Recipe data record
Creating, 229, 238
Delete, 232, 240
Editing, 231, 239
Entering, 244
Exporting, 243
Importing, 242
Reading from PLC, 234, 240
Synchronize with PLC, 231
Transferring to PLC, 235, 241
Recipe list, 225, 236
Recipe screen, 226
Operating, 229, 238
Overview, 226
Recipe tag
Offline, 228
Online, 228
Synchronizing, 227, 233
Recipe view, 224
Expanded, 224
Operating element, 229
Simple, 225
Recommissioning, 139
Record list, 225, 236
Recycling, 7
Regional and language settings, 83, 99
Regional settings, 100
Registered trademark, 6
Registry Information
Backup, 83, 100
Regulations for the prevention of accidents, 33
Remote control
Forcing permission, 196, 198
Start, 196, 197
Removing
Option, 142, 160, 161, 162
Repairs, 249
Reset to factory setting, 141
Restore, 82, 133
Restoring, 141, 148, 150, 152, 200
from external storage device, 82, 135
From memory card, 100
With ProSave, 152
With WinCC flexible, 150
Index

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Restoring factory settings, 62
Return Center, 249
Reverse polarity protection, 55
RJ45 plug connector
Pin assignment, 259
RS 422-RS 232 converter, 24
RS-422/RS-485 port
Configure, 59
Ruler
Trend view, 188
S
S7 transfer settings, 83
Safe electrical separation, 55
Safety
Functional scope, 28
Standards, 34
Safety instruction
Backlighting, 103
Changed tag name, 233
Cold restart, 107
Compatibility conflict, 148
Compressed project file, 143
Connection sequence, 50
Data channel, 154
Data loss, 133, 153
Device name, 116
Direct key, 168
Electrostatic charging, 261
Equipotential bonding conductor, 52
Functional problem, 62
High frequency radiation, 33
Keyboard, 68
License key, 153, 160
Loss of data possible, 135
Memory card, 71
Memory distribution, 110
Multi-key operation, 166
Observe grounding measures, 262
Path, 112, 113
Power failure, 148
Preventing inadvertent operation, 247, 248
Project file, 112, 113
Recipe data record in background, 225
Remote control for channel 1, 118
Storage, 38
Switching infotext, 176, 184
Time-dependent reactions, 99
Touch screen, 67
Transfer mode, 120
Transfer mode channel 2, 118
Transport, 38
unauthorized cleaning products, 247
Unintentional action, 67, 68, 179
Unintentional response, 247, 248
Unintentional transfer mode, 118
USB connection sequence, 62
USB Host-to-Host cable, 62
USB port, 62
Working on the control cabinet, 33
Safety regulations, 33
Scaling
Functional scope, 26
screen
Functional scope, 27
Screen keyboard, 82, 169
Alphanumerical, 173
Change layout, 86
Character repeat, 91
Configure, 90
For Control Panel, 85
Keyboard level, 173
Language change, 173
Numerical, 171
Representation types, 85
Screen saver, 83, 103
Setting, 102
Screen settings
Changing, 83
Scroll back key, 88, 177
Scroll forward key, 88, 177
Search engine
Internet, 129
Security settings, 82
Security system, 199
Selecting
Operating element, 88
Service
On the Internet, 249
Service pack, 249
Set up
Network, 123
Password protection, 96
Setting
Backlighting, 83
Browser, 82
Date, 97
Date format, 100
Date/Time, 82
Delay time, 83, 112
Device name, 83
DIP switch, 59
Double-click, 93
E-Mail, 83
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E-mail connection, 128
IP address, 82
Language, 169
MPI, 83, 121
Name server, 82
Network, 126
Number format, 100
Operation feedback, 83
PC/PPI adapter, 61
Power supply, 83
Printer connection, 104
Printer properties, 83
PROFIBUS, 121
PROFIBUS DP, 83
PROFINET IO, 83
Proxy, 82
Regional data, 100
Screen saver, 102
Sound, 106
Storage location, 111
Time, 97
Time format, 100
UPS, 113
Setting language, 169
Settings
Internet, 83
Language, 83
Regional, 83
S7-Transfer, 83
Shift key, 89
SHIFT key, 89, 178
Shipping conditions, 38
Side view, 16, 18, 20, 22
Siemens HMI input panel options, 82
Siemens offices, 6
Simple alarm view, 214
Simple recipe view, 225
Menu command, 237
Operating element, 236
Simple user view, 201
Slider control, 189
Sm@rtAccess, 29
Sm@rtClient view, 195, 196
Monitoring mode, 195
Usage, 195
Sm@rtService, 29
SMTP server, 128
Software options, 29
Sort order
Alarm view, 215
Sound
Setting, 83, 106
Setting event, 106
Specifications
Display, 255
Input unit, 255
Memory, 255
MP 377, 255
Ports, 255
Power supply, 258
RJ45 port, 259
Supply voltage, 256
X10/IF-1B interface, 258
X40 port, 260
Start
HMI device, 83, 107
Status Force, 191
Key control, 193
Touch operation, 192
Storage conditions, 38
storage device
Restoring from external, 135
Storage device
Saving to external, 133
Storage location
Setting, 111
Subnet mask, 126
Supply voltage
MP 377, 256
Support
Hotline, 7
On the Internet, 7, 249
Switch off
HMI device, 66
Switches, 186
Switching cabinet
Working on, 33
Switching on
MP 377, 65
Symbolic value
Changing, 175
Entering, 175
Synchronizing
Date and time, 99
Recipe tag, 227, 233
System alarm
Meaning, 263
Parameters, 263
System configuration
Non-insolated, 55
System information, 83
Displaying, 110
LED, 110
System key, 68
Index

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System properties, 83
Device name, 125
General, 110
Memory, 111
T
TAB key, 88, 177
Tabulator key, 88, 177
Tag
Functional scope, 26
Task planner
Functional scope, 28
Taskbar, 76
TCP/IP address, 126
Technical support, 7
Temporary files
Backup, 100
Test
For ambient conditions, 40
Testing
MP 377, 65
Text box, 170
Character mode, 177
Normal mode, 177
Text list
Functional scope, 26
Time, 82
Entering, 175, 183
Setting, 97
Synchronizing, 99
Time format, 83, 100
Time zone
Setting, 97
Time-dependent reactions, 99
Touch operation
Trend view, 189
Touch screen
Calibrating, 83, 94
Safety instruction, 67
Trademark, 6
Training center, 6
Transfer, 139, 140, 142
Automatic, 144
Cancel, 65
Manual, 143
Transfer mode
Unintentional, 118
Via MPI, 120
Via PROFIBUS DP, 120
Transfer settings, 83, 117
Channel, 118
Directories, 111, 112
Transferring
License key, 142, 163
Project, 139, 142
Recipe data record, 235, 241
Transferring back
License key, 142, 164
Transport damage, 45
Trend view, 187
Key control, 189
Touch operation, 189
Trends
Functional scope, 28
Limit violation, 187
U
UL approval, 34
Unintentional action, 67, 68, 166
Unintentional transfer mode, 118
Updating
About ProSave, 155
Operating system, 153
using WinCC flexible, 154
Updating the operating system, 141
UPS
Connecting, 56
Connection graphic, 56
Setting, 113
UPS properties
Configuration, 114
Current status, 115
Usage
Conditions, 39
In industry, 36
In residential areas, 36
With additional measures, 39
USB
Connection sequence, 62
USB connection sequence
Safety instruction, 62
USB device
Connecting, 62
USB FlashDrive, 24
USB memory stick, 24
USB socket
Pin assignment, 259
User data
Backup, 200
Changing, 207, 208
Restoring, 200
User group, 199
Index

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User manual, 3
User name, 127
User view, 200
Expanded, 201
Simple, 201
Users, 199
Admin, 207, 208, 209
Changing, 203
Creating, key control, 205
Delete, 209
Logoff, 203
Logon, 201
PLC_User, 207, 208, 209
V
Value table
Trend view, 188
VBScript
Functional scope, 28
Volume, 105
Setting, 83
Volume & Sounds Properties, 83
W
Weight
MP 377, 255
WinCC flexible internet settings
E-mail, 128
E-Mail, 83
Windows CE interface
Operating, 77
Windows CE taskbar, 76
Password protection, 77
WINS, 126
Server, 123
Word Viewer, 29
Working on the control cabinet, 33
X
X10/IF-1B interface
Pin assignment, 258
X40 connector
Pin assignment, 260

Safety Guidelines

Safety Guidelines

This manual contains notices you have to observe in order to ensure your personal safety, as well as to prevent damage to property. The notices referring to your personal safety are highlighted in the manual by a safety alert symbol, notices referring only to property damage have no safety alert symbol. These notices shown below are graded according to the degree of danger. DANGER indicates that death or severe personal injury will result if proper precautions are not taken. WARNING indicates that death or severe personal injury may result if proper precautions are not taken. CAUTION with a safety alert symbol, indicates that minor personal injury can result if proper precautions are not taken. CAUTION without a safety alert symbol, indicates that property damage can result if proper precautions are not taken. NOTICE indicates that an unintended result or situation can occur if the corresponding information is not taken into account. If more than one degree of danger is present, the warning notice representing the highest degree of danger will be used. A notice warning of injury to persons with a safety alert symbol may also include a warning relating to property damage.

Qualified Personnel
The device/system may only be set up and used in conjunction with this documentation. Commissioning and operation of a device/system may only be performed by qualified personnel. Within the context of the safety notes in this documentation qualified persons are defined as persons who are authorized to commission, ground and label devices, systems and circuits in accordance with established safety practices and standards.

Prescribed Usage
Note the following: WARNING This device may only be used for the applications described in the catalog or the technical description and only in connection with devices or components from other manufacturers which have been approved or recommended by Siemens. Correct, reliable operation of the product requires proper transport, storage, positioning and assembly as well as careful operation and maintenance.

Trademarks
All names identified by ® are registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. The remaining trademarks in this publication may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the owner.

Disclaimer of Liability
We have reviewed the contents of this publication to ensure consistency with the hardware and software described. Since variance cannot be precluded entirely, we cannot guarantee full consistency. However, the information in this publication is reviewed regularly and any necessary corrections are included in subsequent editions.

Siemens AG Automation and Drives Postfach 48 48 90437 NÜRNBERG GERMANY

Order Number: 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 Ⓟ 09/2007

Copyright © Siemens AG 2007. Technical data subject to change

Preface
Purpose of the operating instructions
These operating instructions provide information based on the requirements defined by DIN 8418 for mechanical engineering documentation. This information relates to the place of use, transport, storage, mounting, use and maintenance. These operating instructions are intended for: ● Users ● Commissioning engineers ● Service technicians ● Maintenance technicians Please read the section "Safety instructions and general notes" carefully. The help integrated in WinCC flexible, the WinCC flexible Information System, contains detailed information. The information system contains instructions, examples and reference information in electronic form.

Basic knowledge required
General knowledge of automation technology and process communication is needed to understand the operating instructions. It is also assumed that those using the manual have experience in using personal computers and knowledge of Microsoft operating systems.

Scope of the operating instructions
The operating instructions apply to the HMI device MP 377 in conjunction with the software package WinCC flexible.

Position in the information landscape
These operating instructions form part of the SIMATIC HMI documentation. The following information provides you with an overview of the SIMATIC HMI information landscape. User manuals ● WinCC flexible Micro Describes basic principles of configuration using the WinCC flexible Micro Engineering System. ● WinCC flexible Compact/ Standard/ Advanced Describes basic principles of configuration using the WinCC flexible Compact Engineering System/WinCC flexible Standard/WinCC flexible Advanced.

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● WinCC flexible Runtime Describes how to commission and operate your runtime project on a PC. ● WinCC flexible Migration – Describes how to convert an existing ProTool project to WinCC flexible. – Describes how to convert an existing WinCC project to WinCC flexible. – Describes how to convert an existing ProTool project including a change of the HMI device, for example from OP3 to OP 73 or from OP7 to OP 77B – Describes how to convert an existing ProTool project including a change from a graphics device to a Windows CE device. ● Communication – Communication Part 1 describes the connection of the HMI device to SIMATIC PLCs. – Communication Part 2 describes the connection of the HMI device to third-party PLCs. Operating instructions ● Operating instructions for SIMATIC HMI devices – OP 73, OP 77A, OP 77B – TP 170micro, TP 170A, TP 170B, OP 170B – OP 73micro, TP 177micro – TP 177A, TP 177B, OP 177B – TP 270, OP 270 – TP 277, OP 277 – MP 270B – MP 277 – MP 370 – MP 377 ● Operating instructions for mobile SIMATIC HMI devices – Mobile Panel 177 – Mobile Panel 277 – Mobile Panel 277 IWLAN – Mobile Panel 277F IWLAN ● Operating instructions (compact) for SIMATIC HMI devices – OP 77B – Mobile Panel 177 – Mobile Panel 277 ● Operating instructions for SIMATIC accessories – Industrial USB Hub 4

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MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions, 09/2007, 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0

Preface

Getting Started ● WinCC flexible for first time users Based on an example project, this is a step-by-step introduction to the basics of configuring screens, alarms, recipes and screen navigation. ● WinCC flexible for power users Based on an example project, this is a step-by-step introduction to the basics of configuring logs, project reports, scripts, user management, multilingual projects and integration in STEP 7. ● WinCC flexible options Based on an example project, this is a step-by-step introduction to the basics of configuring the WinCC flexible Sm@rtServices, Sm@rtAccess and OPC server options.

Online availability
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Figures
The HMI device is sometimes shown as a photo in these operating instructions. The photos used may contain slight variations from the condition in which the HMI device is supplied.

Conventions
Configuration and runtime software differ with regard to their names as follows: ● "WinCC flexible 2007" for example, refers to the configuration software. The term "WinCC flexible" is used in a general context. The full name, for example "WinCC flexible 2007", is always used when it is necessary to differentiate between different versions of the configuration software. ● "WinCC flexible Runtime" refers to the runtime software that can run on HMI devices. The following text notation will facilitate reading these operating instructions:
Notation "Add screen" Scope • • • "File > Edit" <F1>, <Alt+P> Terminology that appears in the user interface, for example dialog names, tabs, buttons, menu entries Inputs required, for example limit values, tag values Path information

Operational sequences, for example, menu commands, context menu commands Keyboard operation

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Please observe notes labeled as follows: Note Notes contain important information concerning the product, its use or a specific section of the documentation to which you should pay particular attention.

Registered trademarks
Names labeled with a ® symbol are Registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. Other names used in this documentation may be trademarks, the use of which by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the owner. ● HMI® ● SIMATIC® ● SIMATIC HMI® ● SIMATIC ProTool® ● SIMATIC WinCC® ● SIMATIC WinCC flexible® ● SIMATIC MP 377®

Representatives and offices
If you have further questions relating to the products described in this manual, please contact your partner at your local Siemens office. Find your contact partner at: "http://www.siemens.com/automation/partner" A guide to the technical documentation for the various SIMATIC products is available at: "http://www.siemens.com/simatic-tech-doku-portal" The online catalog and the online ordering system is available at: "http://mall.automation.siemens.com"

Training center
To familiarize you with automation systems, we offer a variety of courses. Please contact your regional training center, or our central training center in 90327 Nuremberg, Germany, for details. Phone: +49 (0)911 895-3200 Internet: "http://www.sitrain.com"

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siemens.com/automation/support-request" Phone: + 49 (0)180 5050 222 Fax: + 49 (0)180 5050 223 You will find more information on our technical support on the Internet at: "http://www. ● More information under the "Services" heading.siemens. we offer electronic documentation of all products.siemens. This can be accessed online from: "http://www.com/automation/service" Service & Support on the Internet In addition to the printed manuals. they can be recycled. repairs and spare parts. ● A forum for the global exchange of information by users and specialists.com/automation/service&support" There you will find: ● Newsletter containing the latest information on Siemens products. 09/2007. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. ● Information about on-site services. For environment-friendly recycling and disposal of your old equipment. contact a certified disposal facility for electronic scrap.Preface Technical support You can reach technical support for all A&D products at: Support request form on the web: "http://www. ● You local Automation & Drives representative. Recycling and disposal Due to the low levels of pollutants in the HMI devices described in these Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 7 . ● The documents you need via our Search function in "Service & Support".

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...................................................................................................................................2 2...............................................................5 3 3..............................................................................................................................................................................20 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device ...........4 2.....................................46 Connecting the HMI device.....................44 Checking the package contents...........................................3 1...........................................41 Preparations for mounting................................. protection class and degree of protection.............................2 1..................................3..............................................................................................3............................................15 Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device ..........................................................3...........42 Information on insulation tests..................... 45 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions..................... certificates and approvals..................2 4.............................................................29 Communication .....................1 1.............3.......16 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device.........................................2 4...... 15 1...................................................................................56 Safety instructions and approvals ................................................................................................................................................51 Connection of equipotential ............................................22 Supplementary pack and other accessories.......................................................................................52 Power supply connection ............30 Safety instructions...........................................................................................3 2...................................................................7 1...............................1 4..................................................................18 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device .........................................2 3..................................1 4.........................................................................................................................................26 Software options ............................................34 Notes about usage.......................................50 Ports............................................36 Electromagnetic compatibility .........................................................................24 The HMI device in the operating process ...................................9 1......Table of contents Preface ...............50 Overview ...............................................................................6 1............................3 3................................. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 9 ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 Mounting positions and type of fixation.....10 2 2.3 4...........................................................................................36 Transport and storage conditions ......................................................38 Installation instructions...............5 1.............................................33 Standards...45 Mounting the HMI device .............................................................................................................................54 Uninterruptible power supply connection......................................... 33 Planning application................3 4..................................................................44 Rated voltages .......4 1......................5 4 4...1 2...................................4 4.........5 Product overview ............................................................... 3 1 Overview............................................................................................................................................................4 3...8 1.................................................. 39 Mounting and connecting.......1 3........................................................................3....................................................... 09/2007...........................................25 Functional scope with WinCC flexible..................

...................4.....................................................4 5 5......8 6..................9 6............3...............................................................................5 6....................4 6.................................................................................................10 PLC connection............................. 84 Operation using the touch screen ........................................... 97 Changing HMI device settings . 102 Setting the screen saver ....6 4..................... 67 Inserting a memory card ................................................................. 80 Control Panel ...............................1 6............................................................ 112 Setting the uninterruptible power supply...................................2 6.................................................................................................................. 63 Audio device connection ..7...........3..........................6 6.........7......................................7 6.........2 5.. 65 Front operator controls.....................3.................................................................................................................8 6.................. 86 Changing settings for operation .................... 09/2007.......... 70 Unplugging the memory card......................................................................4................................................ 90 Configuring the screen keyboard ................................................ 91 Setting the double-click ...................................................................................... 75 10 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions...... 96 Canceling password protection...........................................7........................................3 6........3 6......................................1 6...................................................................................... 94 Setting up password protection.................................................................Table of contents 4..............................................7............................ 97 Setting the date and time ............... 90 Setting the character repeat...............................................................................................................................................................7 6...........................3..................................................................... 113 Operator controls and displays ..........................................2 6..........................3....7...................11 6............................. 60 USB device connection ................. 93 Calibrating the touch screen ................................................................................ 100 Changing monitor settings .................3 6...................................................................................................................................................................................5 6 6...................................................4 6.2 6....................... 99 Backup registry information .... 107 Displaying information about the HMI device........................ 104 Enabling sound and setting sound volume ......................................................................................10 4..........................2 6......................................4............................................................4 6..........3................. 67 Configuring the operating system ............................................8 4.................... 71 Labeling the function keys on the MP 377 12" Key ..................3.............................................1 6.............................................1 5.......... 69 Securing memory card .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 5....... 111 Setting the delay time..9 4....................................................................... 75 Viewer .......................4 6...... 81 Overview .............3 6............................. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .............................................................................................3......................1 6.......................7............................................................3 6...............................................................4..............................................................................................7................................................3... 105 Assigning sound to an event............... 62 Printer connection ..................... 110 Setting storage location................4......................................3........................................................................................................10 6............ 81 Opening the Control Panel.........................1 6.. 64 Switching on and testing the HMI device ........................................ 106 Restarting the HMI device.........12 6.....6 6..7...... 110 Displaying memory distribution .....7..................................... 82 Operating the Control Panel ...................................................................4 5.....................................................9 6................................7...............................7.......7 4.........................3................................................ 72 Loader ..................4.............................................7..................3.................................................... 57 Configuring PC connection ........ 81 Reference for functions .......................... 84 Operation with the keyboard ..............2 6............................ 97 Changing regional settings ..................................................5 6.............................................................................. 109 Displaying system properties ............................................................................................................4........................................................................................................................ 84 Overview ..................................................................................................................................................... 102 Changing the printer properties .........................................

.....................................................................................................................................139 Operating modes .......................3 7......................153 Resetting factory settings...................................125 Changing the network configuration .............................................................................................................5 6......6............................................................................14.................................... 139 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.....................................................................................1 State of uninterruptible power supply ................14.................115 Enabling PROFINET IO ......................................................................................................7.........3 7.....4 6.....................................14....................................................................141 Data transmission options.........................................6................8..................1 6........6..............................................1 7......................................................................................................................6 7...........................11 6.............................155 Resetting to factory settings with WinCC flexible ....................................................................................6......14............13....................Table of contents 6.........................................7................................................................................5....117 Configuring the data channel ......15 6......................................120 Configuring network operation ............128 Changing Internet settings .........154 Updating the operating system using ProSave..............................2 7........7....5......................................................................... 09/2007..140 Using existing projects ...........................................................................................146 Backup and restore.........................................................................................................................................................................................6......................................145 Testing a project ....................14.............................8 7...................................160 Installing and removing options using WinCC flexible ....7........................................142 Starting manual transfer..........2 6....................148 Backup and restore using WinCC flexible ...........................1 6.......................................................................................................................................................................5...1 7........................................................................................................156 Resetting to factory settings with ProSave ............................................................5..........148 Overview .............144 Starting backtransfer..........1 6................................158 Installing and removing options ...4 7...............3 6.................................................2 7.........................163 Overview ............................5 7......................................................................................................................................................................................133 Restoring from external storage device ................................................................................17 7 7......................5...............................129 Changing general Internet settings..................162 Transferring and transferring back license keys ............129 Setting the proxy server ...................................................................................................................6........................7.......7 7........................153 Updating the operating system using WinCC flexible...........................3 7...........................135 Activate memory management ..........116 Changing transfer settings .............................................................................141 Transfer.117 Changing MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings .......................................2 7......................................................................................................2 6........14....................1 7...130 Importing and deleting certificates ..........14......14 6..151 Updating the operating system ...... 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 11 ..........................................................................................................................6 7............................149 Backup and restore using ProSave ....14.................3 7.13 6..............................2 7.....8...9 7.........................................................................................................................................123 Overview of network operation ..1 7....3 7...........................................9....................................................2 7...........126 Changing the logon data.............4 7.........................6.........5 7...........................................................................................................1 7.....137 Overview ...........4 7.........................................16 6.......12 6.................................................................................................................160 Installing and removing options using ProSave...........................................................................160 Overview ................................................................................................163 Commissioning a project .....................................................................................................................6 6.................5 7...................................3 6....143 Starting automatic transfer.............................142 Overview ......................................14...2 6...........................................153 Overview ...........123 Setting the device name of the HMI device ..................................127 Changing e-mail settings ............................13..130 Changing privacy settings........................................................7........14...............4 6..8..132 Saving to external storage device (backup)...............................................

.................................................................................................8 8.................................................................................................................................................... 201 User logoff............................4 8.......................................................................................................................2 8............................12.............2 8.............5.............................................................9 8.................. 185 Operating the switch ..... 183 Displaying infotext ........................................................ 203 Creating users with touch operation ...................................2 8...........................................................................11...................................................................3 8.......................4 8......................................................................................................................................................................................... 205 Changing user data..Table of contents 7...................2 8...........................................................12.................................5............. 165 Direct keys ........ 193 Operating the Sm@rtClient view...5........................................12.............. 208 Deleting users ............................. 207 Changing user data with touch operation ............................................................................12............................................................................................................................................................................................. 169 Entering and editing numerical values .................................................................................11 8....6............ 184 Bar and gauge........................... 177 Control keys ................. 165 12 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions........12........ 200 User logon...2 8............................. 182 Entering the date and time ................4 8.................1 8........................................................................................................................... 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 ...................................4.............................5.................. 203 Creating users with key operation..........................12.................................. 171 Entering and editing alphanumerical values ....................1 8........................................7 8............4.......4............ 175 Displaying infotext ...............2 8................... 195 Overview .5 8.......................................................................................................... 180 Entering and editing numerical values ............................ 176 Entries using the keys ..........6 8.......................................................1 8.........................................................12............................................... 169 Overview ........................................................................11...... 179 Function keys ......................................................13 Transferring and transferring back license keys ......... 173 Entering the date and time .............3 8......................2 8.........................................................................................................................................................5................................3 8.........5........................................................3 8................................ 186 Operating the trend view ......................10 8....................... 183 Entering symbolic values ..........5 8........................................................................................................................... 203 Creating users.........................................................................................................................................................................................5 8...............12..................... 197 Project security...............................................................4 8.......................................................................................................... 192 Key control ...............................3 8............................4........... 169 Entries using the touch screen.............................6 8.................................10.... 209 Closing the project .........................................1 8.....5..................................................... 189 Operating the Status Force ........2 8. 207 Changing user data with key operation.............................12.................................6............ 177 Example: enter characters using the alphanumeric keyboard.............................................................................................4............................................1 8............................................. 191 Overview .........5............................... 163 Overview ...................................... 209 Operating a project ...................... 196 Key control .2 8 8..............9............................................... 09/2007.............. 181 Entering and editing alphanumerical values ... 191 Touch operation ............5 8............................................6 8..7 8.........................12.. 195 Touch operation ....................................................... 168 Setting the project language ........................5......................... 180 General procedures .....7 8...........................................................12 8......................................6 8.. 199 Overview ........ 199 User view .............1 8...............................................................................5...............................................................................10.....................................................................12......................... 187 Operating the slider control ....................................................................................................................................................3 8........................................................................................................9 8...............................8 8.................5................. 175 Entering symbolic values ..............4..............11..................1 8...........................................................................................................1 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.........................245 11 Maintenance and care .244 10..................................3 Maintenance and care .....................234 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC ...........1 Entering a recipe data record.........1 10........................................................................222 Recipe displays............... 09/2007........................................217 Editing alarms .................................................................................2 12...............................................................4 10........236 Overview .............................................................229 Editing a recipe data record ........................................................231 Deleting a recipe data record......216 Acknowledge alarm................................................................................................5 9.......................................................................... 251 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.............................................6...........236 Creating a recipe data record ....228 Overview ....................................................................................................6 10..................................................................................249 Dimension drawings....6 10............................................8 10..........................................................235 Operating the simple recipe view...253 Technical specifications................................................................5 10.................................................6.........................................................218 Overview ..........2 10..... 211 9..........3 10..................................10........3 10..................213 Message display ............................................................................................................224 Recipe values in the HMI device and the PLC ............................................................2 Manual production sequence..............................1.219 Structure of a recipe........................................243 10 Operating recipes ...............................................................................................................240 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC .214 Displaying infotexts ...........251 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Key..233 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC .........................................................................................................................2 10....................232 Synchronizing tags......................................................242 Exporting a recipe data record.........................................................................................................................10 Examples ........................................................6.......................252 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 15" Touch..................1............... 247 11.......................3 10.................6 Overview ..............................................................................6...............................................247 Clean screen on MP 377 Touch ..................................................5 10...................5 10............................239 Deleting a recipe data record................................7 10..........................244 10...................................................................................4 9......................................9 10................ 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 13 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................240 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC .6.1 10...................228 Creating a recipe data record ................1 12...........................................1.............................................211 Detecting queued alarms .......................................................1 12......................................................................................................................................220 Recipes in the project ...........................................................................................7.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................10...238 Editing a recipe data record .......................................Table of contents 9 Operating alarms ...........................................251 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Touch..............................................................241 Importing a recipe data record ..........248 Protective foil.............................6..........7.....................................................................................................................................................................6......................................................... 219 10.............2 9.................................7.......................................................................................................................3 11...............1 9..............................7..................................248 Spare parts and repairs ............................................4 10.................................................2 11..3 9...6 10.................................................................7......................................................................................................................................4 12 12...................................................................2 10....................7...............227 Operating the recipe view .......................................................................................1 11............4 10....................................1 10...7 10....................................................

...........................................4......... 261 Abbreviations....................................................................................................... 09/2007......................4 12.............................................................................................................................2 12..................................................................................... 258 X10/IF 1B (RS 422/RS 485)...................................1............................................................................................................... 263 Appendix............................................. X21 (USB)................................4 12........................... 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 ... 259 X40 (line out)............................................................................................................. 254 Specifications ..........................................Table of contents 12...........................3 12......................................................... 261 System alarms ...................... 260 ESD guideline .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5 A A......................................................... 295 Index................................................................................4 12....... 255 Bit assignment of the direct keys .......................4......................................................................................................................................... 259 X20.................... 258 X1 (PROFINET) .........................4............... 258 Power supply.........4............. 257 Description of the ports ............... 301 14 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions........... 293 Glossary ................................4................................3 12.............................................................................2 B Dimension drawings of the MP 377 19" Touch..............................................1 A..........................2 12...............1 12....................................................................

09/2007. The new Multi Panel MP 377 has a TFT display with 64 k colors and enhanced performance levels over the previous devices. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 15 . Integration of the Microsoft Media Player allows the MP 377 to play videos. 1 Alongside the familiar 12" and 15" display sizes. The new Multi Panel MP 377 is based on Microsoft Windows CE 5. Word documents. performance and extended applications are concerned.Overview 1. Thanks to the wide range of devices. Internet Explorer 6. you get to use the device that is suited to you. The distinguishing feature of the HMI devices is that they satisfy the ever increasing demands for technical innovations – especially as far as the display. The user memory has been extended and a remanent maintenance-free message buffer integrated.1 Product overview The Multi Panel MP 377 is an innovative further development of the 370 series. The MP 377 offers a variety of application uses. its multimedia functionality has been greatly extended. Compared with previous devices.0 for pocket PCs is pre-installed on the HMI devices and extends the ways in which web pages can be displayed. high performance and a favorable cost/performance ratio. A remanent memory area for PLC data is provided to support WinAC MP 2007.0 ports ● 1 slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card ● 1 CF card slot ● 1 TFT display with up to 64 k colors The following extra software options have been added to the functions of the MP 377 as a "multifunctional platform": ● WinCC flexible/Sm@rtService ● WinCC flexible/Sm@rtAccess ● WinCC flexible/OPC server ● WinCC flexible/ProAgent ● WinCC flexible/Audit ● WinAC MP 2007 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The HMI device has: ● 1 PROFIBUS interface ● 2 Ethernet ports for connection to PROFINET ● 2 USB 2. a Multi Panel with 19" touch screen has also been added to the range.0. Excel spreadsheets and PDF documents can be displayed with Microsoft Viewer.

2 Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device Front view and side view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Slot for a CF memory card Display/touch screen Oblong holes for mounting clamps Mounting seal Bottom view ① ② Ports Oblong holes for mounting clamps 16 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Overview 1.2 Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device 1. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .

09/2007.Overview 1. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 17 .2 Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device Rear view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Rating label Slot for a CF memory card DIP switch Interface name See also Ports (Page 51) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

Overview 1.3 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device 1. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .3 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device Front view and side view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Slot for a CF memory card Display Oblong holes for a mounting clamp Mounting seal Bottom view ① ② Ports Oblong holes for a mounting clamp 18 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

Overview 1.3 Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device Rear view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Rating label Slot for a CF memory card DIP switch Interface name See also Ports (Page 51) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 19 .

4 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device Front view and side view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Slot for a CF memory card Display/touch screen Oblong holes for mounting clamps Mounting seal Bottom view ① ② Ports Oblong holes for mounting clamps 20 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.4 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device 1. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .Overview 1.

4 Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device Rear view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Rating label Slot for a CF memory card DIP switch Interface name See also Ports (Page 51) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Overview 1. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 21 . 09/2007.

5 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device 1. 09/2007.5 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device Front view and side view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Slot for a CF memory card Display/touch screen Oblong holes for mounting clamps Mounting seal Bottom view ① ② Ports Oblong holes for mounting clamps 22 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Overview 1. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 23 .Overview 1.5 Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device Rear view ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Slot for an SD memory card or multimedia card Rating label Slot for a CF memory card DIP switch Interface name See also Ports (Page 51) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007.

The cover foil can be ordered using the following order numbers: ● For the MP 377 12" Touch. Protective foil Protective foil is available for HMI devices with a touch screen. designed for industrial use. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .automation. The protective foil is not part of the scope of delivery of the HMI device. 90° elbow adapter If space is limited. The adapter can be ordered using order number 6AV6 671-8XD00-0XA0. using order number 6AV7 672-1CE00-0AA0 Memory card Only use SD memory cards. 09/2007.siemens. The converter converts the input signals to RS-232 signals. using order number 6AV6 574-1AD00-4EX0 ● For the MP 377 19" Touch. using order number 6AV6 574-1AD00-4CX0 ● For the MP 377 15" Touch. CF memory cards or MultiMediaCards tested and approved by Siemens AG.com" 24 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The converter can be ordered separately using order number 6AV6 671-8XE00-0AX0. You can find more information on the Internet at: "http://mall.6 Supplementary pack and other accessories Accessory kit The accessory kit contains the following: ● 1 terminal block for the power supply ● Mounting clamps for mounting the MP 377 Additional documents may be enclosed with the accessory kit. Connect the RS 422-RS 232 converter to the RS 422/RS 485 port. RS 422-RS 232 converter The converter is required for the connection of controllers of other manufacturers.6 Supplementary pack and other accessories 1. you can use an elbow adapter at the RS 422/RS 485 interface.Overview 1. SIMATIC PC USB FlashDrive The SIMATIC PC USB FlashDrive is a mobile form of data storage with a high data throughput. The converter is not part of the scope of delivery of the HMI device. The adapter is not part of the scope of delivery of the HMI device.

7 The HMI device in the operating process The HMI device is part of the operating process. The controller in turn supplies the results of the operating process which are displayed on the HMI device. Once this has been generated. The following two phases are key to the way the HMI device is integrated in the operating process: ● Project design ● Process management Project design Visualization of the operating process is known as project design. This lays the foundations for operator control and monitoring. Process management Process management is marked by two-way communication between HMI device and controller.7 The HMI device in the operating process 1. 09/2007. Project design comprises: ● writing project data ● saving project data ● testing project data ● simulating project data Project design is undertaken independently of the HMI device and results in a project.Overview 1. the project can be transferred to the HMI device to control the operating process. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 25 . The operator can intervene in the operating process on the HMI device for control purposes. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

values and lists Object Tags Limit value monitoring Linear scaling Text lists Graphics lists 1) Specification Number Input/Output Input/Output Number Number MP 377 2.Overview 1. 09/2007.024 alarms Max.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible The following tables show the objects that can be integrated in a project for an MP 377.048 Yes Yes 500 1) 500 1) The maximum total of text and graphics lists is 500. 26 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Alarms Object Alarms Specification Number of discrete alarms Number of analog alarms Length of the alarm text Number of tags in an alarm LEDs Acknowledge error alarm individually Acknowledge multiple error alarms simultaneously (group acknowledgement) Edit alarm Alarm indicator ALARM_S Alarm buffer. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Simultaneous use of multiple objects with their maximum value can lead to problems in the active project. 8 Alarm line. Note The specified values are maximum values of the individual objects.000 200 80 characters Max. Alarm view Yes 16 alarm groups Yes Yes Yes 1.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible 1. 500 Yes Yes Yes Tags. retentive Display S7 alarms Alarm buffer capacity Simultaneously queued alarm events View alarm Delete alarm buffer Print alarms line by line MP 377 4. Alarm window.

Overview 1.8 Functional scope with WinCC flexible

Screens
Object Screens Specification Number Fields per screen Tags per screen Complex objects per screen (e.g. bars) Template MP 377 500 200 400 20 Yes

Recipes
Object Recipes Specification Number Data records per recipe Entries per recipe Recipe memory Memory location1) • • • MP 377 500 1,000 1,000 128 KB Memory card USB memory stick Network drive

1)

The number of recipe data records might be restricted by the capacity of the storage medium.

Logs
Note The HMI devices are suitable for the logging of relatively small volumes of data. Manage the data in several adjacent archives in a segmented circular log. The use of a large circular log has a negative effect on performance.

Object Logs

Specification Number of logs Number of partial logs in a segmented circular log Entries per log Filing format Memory location1) • • •

MP 377 50 400 10,000 CSV with ANSI character set Memory card USB memory stick Network drive

1)

The number of entries in the log may be restricted by the capacity of the storage medium.

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Safety
Object User view Specification Number of user groups Number of users Number of authorizations MP 377 50 50 32

Infotexts
Object Infotexts Specification Length (no. of characters) For alarms For screens For screen objects (for example for I/O field, switch, button, invisible button) MP 377 320 (depending on font) Yes Yes Yes

Additional functions
Object Screen settings Language change VBScript Graphic objects Trends Task planner Text objects Direct keys Specification Calibrating the touch screen Brightness setting Number of languages User-specific extension of the functionality Number of scripts Vector and pixel graphics Number Number of tasks Number PROFIBUS DP direct keys PROFINET IO direct keys
1) 1)

MP 377 Yes Yes 16 Yes 100 Yes 400 48 30,000 Yes Yes

Only MP 377 Touch

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Software options
The following software options are available for the MP 377: ● WinCC flexible /Sm@rtService The WinCC flexible /Sm@rtService option enables you to access a remote HMI device or PC via Ethernet. ● WinCC flexible /Sm@rtAccess The WinCC flexible /Sm@rtAccess option enables you to set up communication between different HMI systems. ● WinCC flexible /Audit The WinCC flexible /Audit option extends the HMI device to include functions for recording operations in an audit trail and electronic signature. ● WinCC flexible /OPC-Server (OPC XML) The WinCC flexible /OPC-Server option enables you to create communications to OPCcapable applications from an HMI device or PC via Ethernet. ● WinAC MP 2007 WinAC MP 2007 is PLC software capable of running on the MP 377. ● WinCC flexible /ProAgent The WinCC flexible /ProAgent option enables you to extend the HMI device to include specific and high-speed process fault diagnostics. ● Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB support When interfacing an uninterruptible power supply, the HMI device is shut down in a controlled manner after a buffer time in the event of a power failure. The MP 377 supports SITOP DC UPS modules connected via the USB port. ● Microsoft Excel Viewer Microsoft Excel Viewer enables you to view Excel documents. ● Microsoft PDF Viewer Microsoft PDF Viewer enables you to view PDF documents. ● Microsoft Word Viewer Microsoft Word Viewer enables you to view Word documents.

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Number of connections
Connection Number using a bus connection Number of connections based on "SIMATIC HMI HTTP Protocol" MP 377 6 8

NOTICE Communication faults with PROFINET IO When you release PROFINET IO in the HMI device's control panel, communication faults may arise in the following cases: • Use of PLCs from other manufacturers • Use of SIMATIC 500/505 via NITP Do not release PROFINET IO in the HMI device's control panel in the cases given.

PLCs
The following table shows the PLCs which can be used with the HMI devices and the protocols or profiles which can be used.
PLC SIMATIC S7 Protocol • • • • • • • • PPI MPI 1) PROFIBUS DP PROFINET PROFIBUS DP NITP PROFIBUS DP HTTP/HTTPS (Ethernet) MP 377 Yes

SIMATIC S5 SIMATIC 500/505 SIMATIC HMI HTTP Protocol Allen-Bradley

Yes Yes Yes Yes

PLC series SLC500, SLC501, SLC502, SLC503, SLC504, SLC505, MicroLogix and PLC5/11, PLC5/20, PLC5/30, PLC5/40, PLC5/60, PLC5/80 • DF1 2) 5) 6) • DH+ via KF2 module 3) 5) 6) • DH485 via KF3 module 4) 5) 6) • DH485 4) 6) ControlLogix and CompactLogix PLC series • Ethernet/IP

Yes Yes Yes

GE Fanuc Automation LG Industrial Systems (Lucky Goldstar)/IMO

PLC series 90-30, 90-70, VersaMax Micro • SNP6) PLC series GLOFA GM (GM4, GM6 and GM7), Series G4, G6 and G7 • Dedicated communication 6)

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PLC Mitsubishi Electric Protocol PLC series MELSEC FX and MELSEC FX0 • FX6) PLC series MELSEC FX0, FX1n, FX2n, AnA, AnN, AnS, AnU, QnA and QnAS • Protocol 46) Modicon (Schneider Automation) PLC series Modicon 984, TSX Quantum and TSX Compact • Modbus RTU 5) 6) PLC series Quantum, Momentum, Premium and Micro PLC series Compact and 984 via Ethernet bridge • Modbus TCP/IP (Ethernet) OMRON PLC series SYSMAC C, SYSMAC CV, SYSMAC CS1, SYSMAC alpha and CP • Hostlink/Multilink (SYSMAC Way)6) PLC series TSX 7 with P47 411, TSX 7 with P47/67/87/107 420, TSX 7 with P47/67/87/107 425, module TSX SCM 21.6 with the specified TSX 7 CPUs, TSX 17 with module SCG 1161, TSX 37 (Micro) and TSX 57 (Premium) • Hostlink/Multilink (SYSMAC Way)6) MP 377 Yes Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Telemecanique

Yes

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

Not possible when connected to S7-212. Applies to controllers SLC503, SLC504, SLC505, PLC5, MicroLogix. Applies to controllers SLC504, PLC5 over DF1. Applies to controllers SLC500 to SLC 505 and MicroLogix. Only with converter RS 422-RS 232 6AV6 671-8XE00-0AX0 (option). PROFINET IO must be locked.

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Proper use WARNING Commissioning of the HMI device is forbidden until it has been absolutely ensured that the machine in which the HMI device is to be installed complies with Directive 98/37/EC. Dangerous voltage Opening the cabinet will expose high voltage parts. for example from cellular phones. Substitution of components may impair suitability for Class I. Access to the housing or cabinet in which the HMI device is installed should only be possible by means of a key or tool and only for trained and authorized personnel. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 33 .1 Safety instructions 2 Working on the control cabinet WARNING Open equipment The HMI device is an open equipment. WARNING Explosion Hazard Do not disconnect while circuit is live unless area is known to be non-hazardous. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Division 2 or Zone 2. Hazardous areas When operating the HMI device in hazardous areas the following warning applies. Switch off the power supply to the cabinet before opening it. High frequency radiation NOTICE Unintentional operating situations High-frequency radiation. can lead to undesirable operating situations.Safety instructions and approvals 2. Contact with these parts could be fatal. This means that the HMI device may only be mounted in housings or cabinets. whereby the device can be operated from the front panel. 09/2007.

Germany UL approval Underwriters Laboratories Inc. CE approval The HMI device meets the general and safety-related requirements of the following EC directives and conforms to the harmonized European standards (EN) for programmable logic controllers published in the official gazettes of the European Union: ● 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC Directive) ● 98/37/EG Directive of the European Parliament and Council of 22 June 1998 on the approximation of the laws and administrative regulations of the Member States concerning machinery EC Declaration of Conformity The EC Declarations of Conformity are available to the relevant authorities at the following address: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Automation & Drives A&D AS RD ST PLC PO Box 1963 D-92209 Amberg.2 Standards. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 ..2 Standards. 09/2007. certificates and approvals 2.2 No.Safety instructions and approvals 2. 142 (Process Control Equipment) or 34 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. to ● UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment) ● CSA C22. The HMI device itself is certified as shown on the rear panel labels. certificates and approvals Certifications CAUTION The following overview shows possible approvals.

Part 2: Equipment requirements and tests.Safety instructions and approvals 2. IEC 61131 The HMI device satisfies the requirements and criteria conforming to IEC 61131-2. 09/2007. C. Group IIC or ● non-hazardous locations FM Approval FM APPROVED Factory Mutual Research (FM) conforming to ● Approval Standard Class Number 3611. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 35 . 142 (Process Control Equipment) ● UL 1604 (Hazardous Location) ● CSA-213 (Hazardous Location) Approved for use in ● Class I. Programmable Controllers.2 Standards. 3810 Approved for use in ● Class I. B. Group A. D T4 ● Class I. D or ● Class I. Zone 2. certificates and approvals Underwriters Laboratories Inc. B. C. Zone 2. Group A.. Group IIC T4 Marking for Australia N117 The HMI device fulfills the requirements of standard AS/NZS 2064 (Class A).2 No. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Division 2. to ● UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment) ● CSA C22. Division 2. 3600.

Suitable measures for achieving the required RF interference level for Limit Class B include for example: ● Installation of the HMI device in grounded control cabinets ● Use of filters in electrical supply lines Individual acceptance is required.3 Notes about usage 2. The "Directives for interference-free installation of PLCs" and the "PROFIBUS Networks" manual also apply for the installation of the HMI device.Safety instructions and approvals 2.3 Notes about usage Use in industry The HMI device is designed for industrial use. EMC-compliant installation of the HMI device The EMC-compliant installation of the HMI device and the application of interference-proof cable is the basis for interference-free operation. Pulse-shaped interference Test voltage Electrostatic discharge in accordance with IEC 61000-4-2 Air discharge: 8 kV Contact discharge: 6 kV Degree of severity 3 36 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007.4 Electromagnetic compatibility Introduction The HMI device fulfills. the following standards are met: ● Requirements for emissions EN 61000-6-4: 2001 ● Requirements for interference immunity EN 61000-6-2: 2001 Residential use If the HMI device is used in a residential area. 2. the requirements of the EMC laws pertaining to the European domestic market. The precondition for electromagnetic compatibility is that the HMI device meets the specifications and guidelines for electrical installation. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . you must take measures to achieve Limit Class B conforming to EN 55011 for RF interference. Pulse-shaped interference The following table shows the electromagnetic compatibility of modules with regard to pulseshaped interference. For this reason. among other things.

Installation. ensure that it is compliant with Limit Value Class B in accordance with EN 55022. with 80% amplitude modulation of 1 kHz in the 9 MHz to 80 MHz range 3 Emission of radio interference The following table shows the unwanted emissions from electromagnetic fields in accordance with EN 55011. 09/2007. > 30 m 1 kV signal cable.Safety instructions and approvals 2. with protective elements as required 3 3 Sinusoidal interference The following table shows the EMC behavior of the modules with respect to sinusoidal interference.4 Electromagnetic compatibility Pulse-shaped interference Test voltage Bursts (high-speed transient interference) in accordance with IEC 61000-4-4 2 kV power supply cable 2 kV signal cable. Sinusoidal interference HF radiation (in electromagnetic fields) in accordance with IEC 61000-4-3 Test values • 80% amplitude modulation at 1 kHz with 10 V/m in the range of 80 MHz to 1 GHz with 3 V/m in the range 1. From 30 to 230 MHz From 230 to 1000 MHz < 40 dB (V/m) quasi-peak < 47 dB (V/m) quasi-peak Additional measures Before you connect an HMI device to the public network.89 GHz Degree of severity 3 • HF conductance on cables and cable shields in accordance with IEC 61000-4-6 Test voltage 10 V. measured at a distance of 10 m. > 30 m. This requires the HMI device to meet the specifications and directives for electrical installation. Limit Value Class A. Asymmetrical coupling 2 kV power cable DC voltage with protective elements 2 kV signal/data cable. external protective circuit required (refer to S7-300 PLC. > 30 m.4 GHz to 2 GHz with 1 V/m the range 2 GHz to 2.7 GHz 10 V/m with 50 % pulse modulation at 900 MHz 10 V/m with 50 % pulse modulation at 1. with protective elements as required Symmetrical coupling 1 kV power cable DC voltage with protective elements 1 KV signal cable. < 30 m Degree of severity 3 High-power surge pulses in accordance with IEC 61000-4-5. chapter “Lightning and overvoltage protection”). 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 37 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Group 1.

Proper transport and storage. Type of condition Drop test (in transport package) Temperature Atmospheric pressure Relative humidity Sinusoidal vibration in accordance with IEC 60068-2-6 Shock in accordance with IEC 60068-2-29 Permitted range ≤1m From –20 °C to +60 °C From 1080 hPa to 660 hPa. without condensation 5 Hz to 9 Hz: 3. corresponds to an elevation –1000 to 3500 m From 10 % to 90 %. 09/2007.5 Transport and storage conditions 2. wait approximately 4 hours until the HMI device has dried completely before switching it on. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . installation and assembly as well as careful operation and maintenance are required to ensure trouble-free and safe operation of the HMI device. Class 2M2.5 mm 9 Hz to 500 Hz: 9. Do not expose the HMI device to direct radiation from a heater in order to warm it up. The climatic conditions comply with the following standards: ● IEC 60721-3-3. If dewing has developed. Class 3K7 for storage ● IEC 60721-3-2.5 Transport and storage conditions Mechanical and climatic transport and storage conditions The transport and storage conditions of this HMI device exceed requirements in accordance with IEC 61131-2. The following specifications apply to the transport and storage of an HMI device in its original packing.Safety instructions and approvals 2. The HMI device must have acquired room temperature before it is put into operation. Class 2K4 for transport The mechanical conditions are compliant with IEC 60721-3-2. The warranty for the HMI device will be deemed void if these stipulations are not heeded. 6 ms. 1000 shocks NOTICE Ensure that no condensation (dewing) develops on or inside the HMI device after transporting it at low temperatures or after it has been exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations.8 m/s2 250 m/s2. 38 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 39 . oils or chemicals – Electrical or magnetic fields of high intensity ● In systems that require special monitoring . Frequency range in Hz 10 ≤ f ≤ 58 58 ≤ f ≤ 150 Constant Amplitude 0.075 mm Constant acceleration 1 g Reducing vibrations If the HMI device is subjected to greater shocks or vibrations.Planning application 3. you must take appropriate measures to reduce acceleration or amplitudes. We recommend fitting the HMI device to vibration-absorbent material (on metal shock absorbers.0375 mm Constant acceleration 0. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. for example).for example due to: – Corrosive vapors. gases.for example: – Elevators – Systems in especially hazardous rooms Mechanical ambient conditions The mechanical ambient conditions for the HMI device are specified in the following table in terms of sinusoidal vibration.1 Installation instructions 3 Mechanical and climatic conditions of use The HMI device is designed for use in a location protected from the effects of the weather. 09/2007. The conditions of use are compliant with requirements to DIN IEC 60721-3-3: ● Class 3M3 (mechanical requirements) ● Class 3K3 (climatic requirements) Use with additional measures The HMI device should not be used at the following locations unless additional measures are taken: ● In locations with a high degree of ionizing radiation ● In locations with difficult operating conditions .5 g Occasional Amplitude 0.

Constant acceleration 1 g Vibration duration: 10 frequency cycles per axis in each of the three mutually vertical axes.5 ppm.000 m Check: 10 cm3/m3. part 2–6 (sinusoidal) Comments Type of vibration: Transitional rate of the frequency: 1 octave/minute.000 to 2. duration 11 ms Direction of impact: 3 shocks in ± directions in each of the three mutually vertical axes Climatic ambient conditions The following table shows the climatic environmental conditions under which the HMI device can be operated. Tested for Vibrations Test standard Vibration test in accordance with IEC 60068.1 Installation instructions Testing mechanical ambient conditions The following table provides information on the type and scope of tests for mechanical ambient conditions.075 mm 58 ≤ f ≤ 150. no condensation 1080 hPa to 795 hPa SO2: < 0. 10 days 40 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007. Relative humidity < 60 %. Relative humidity < 60 %. no condensation H2S: < 0. constant amplitude 0. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . no condensation Corresponds to an elevation of – 1.Planning application 3. Shock Shock testing in accordance with IEC 60068. 10 days Comments See the "Mounting positions and type of fixation" section Check: 1 cm3/m3.1 ppm. Part 2–27 Type of shock: half-sine Shock intensity: Peak value 15 g. Ambient conditions Temperature • Vertical mounting • Mounting at an angle Permitted range From 0 °C to 50 °C With MP 377 12" Touch and MP 377 12" Key: From 0 °C to 40 °C With MP 377 15" Touch and MP 377 19" Touch: From 0 °C to 35 °C Relative humidity Atmospheric pressure Pollutant concentration 10 % to 90 %. 10 ≤ f ≤ 58.

Planning application 3. all of these mounting options are referred to by the general term "cabinet". The HMI device may otherwise get damaged and its approvals and warranty will be void! Mounting Metal mounting clamps are provided for mounting. ① ② Threaded stud Hook MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.2 Mounting positions and type of fixation Mounting position The HMI device is suitable for installation in: ● Mounting cabinets ● Control cabinets ● Control boards ● Consoles In the following. The mounting clamps hook into the oblong holes on the HMI device. – + Mounting position ① ② Inclined Vertical Deviation from the vertical ≤ 35° 0° CAUTION Impermissible ambient temperatures Do not operate the HMI device without auxiliary ventilation if the maximum permissible ambient temperature is exceeded. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 41 . The HMI device is self-ventilated and approved for vertical and inclined mounting in stationary cabinets.2 Mounting positions and type of fixation 3.

3 Preparations for mounting Select the mounting location of the HMI device Points to observe when selecting the mounting location: ● Position the HMI device so that it is not subjected to direct sunlight. ● Permissible surface roughness in the area of the seal: ≤ 120 µm (Rz 120) Dimensions for the mounting cut-out The following table shows the dimensions of the required mounting cut-out: Mounting cut-out Width Height HMI device depth.3 Preparations for mounting 3.Planning application 3. 09/2007. ● Ensure that the air vents of the HMI device are not covered as a result of the mounting. ● Observe the permissible mounting positions for the HMI device. Degrees of protection The protection ratings are only ensured if the mounting cut-out conforms to the following: ● Thickness of material at the mounting cut-out for protection classes IP65 or NEMA 4X/NEMA 12 (indoor use only): 2 mm to 6 mm ● Permitted deviation from plane at the mounting cut-out: ≤ 0. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . ● Position the HMI device such that it is ergonomically accessible for the user. Choose a suitable mounting height.5 mm This condition must be fulfilled for the mounted HMI device. not including front panel MP 377 12" Touch 310+1 mm 248+1 mm 72 mm MP 377 12" Key 450+1 mm 290+1 mm 59 mm MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch 367+1 mm 289+1 mm 72 mm 449+1 mm 379+1 mm 75 mm 42 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

3 Preparations for mounting Note You can insert an MP 377 12" Key into the mounting cut-out of the following HMI devices: • MP 370 12" Key • MP 277 10" Key • MP 270 10" Key • OP 270 10" You can insert an MP 377 12" Touch into the mounting cut-out of the following HMI devices: • MP 370 12" Touch • MP 277 10" Touch • MP 270 10" Touch • OP 270 10" You can insert an MP 377 15" Touch into the mounting cut-out of the following HMI device: • MP 370 15" Touch Maintaining clearances The HMI device must be installed with the following clearances: ● 50 mm above and below the mounting cut-out respectively for ventilation ● 15 mm to the right and left of the mounting cut-out respectively for fitting the clamps for mounting ● At least 10 mm behind the rear panel of the HMI device NOTICE Ensure that the maximum ambient temperature is not exceeded when mounting the device in a cabinet and especially in a closed enclosure. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 43 . 09/2007.Planning application 3.

Nominal voltage +24 VDC Tolerance range 19. +20 %) 44 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.e. i. protection class and degree of protection Test voltages Insulation strength is demonstrated in the type test with the following test voltages in accordance with IEC 61131-2: Circuits with a nominal voltage of Ue to other circuits or ground < 50 V Test voltage 500 VDC Protection class Protection Class I in accordance with IEC 60536. 09/2007.8 V (–20 %.5 Rated voltages The following table shows the rated voltage and the corresponding tolerance range. 3.4 Information on insulation tests. Rear The degree of protection provided by the front can only be guaranteed when the mounting seal lies completely against the mounting cut-out. protection class and degree of protection 3. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .4 Information on insulation tests.2 V to 28.Planning application 3. There is no protection against ingress by water. PE/ground terminal to profile rail required! Protection against foreign objects and water Degree of protection in accordance with IEC 60529 Front Description When mounted: • IP65 • NEMA 4X/NEMA 12 (indoor use only) IP20 Protection against touch with standard test fingers.

In the case of damaged parts. 09/2007.1 Checking the package contents 4 Check the package contents for visible signs of transport damage and for completeness. The following is contained in the delivery: ● HMI device ● Accessory kit The accessory kit contains the following: – 1 terminal block for the power supply – Mounting clamps for mounting the MP 377 Additional documents may be enclosed with the accessory kit. The documentation belongs to the HMI device and is required for subsequent commissioning. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 45 .Mounting and connecting 4. Keep the supplied documentation in a safe place. NOTICE Damaged parts Do not mount parts found to be damaged upon delivery. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. contact your Siemens representative.

The mounting seal is part of the associated service pack.2 Mounting the HMI device Requirements All packaging components and protective foils should be removed from the HMI device.Mounting and connecting 4.2 Mounting the HMI device 4. you need the mounting clamps from the accessories. 46 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The mounting seal must be fitted on the HMI device. To install the HMI device. The following photo shows how positions 1 to 10 are counted. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . the mounting clamps must observe the positions listed below. If the mounting seal is damaged. To ensure the necessary degree of protection on the HMI device. 09/2007. order a replacement seal.

The following table shows the positioning of the mounting clamps on the MP 377 12" Touch. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 47 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.2 Mounting the HMI device Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 12" Touch The following figure shows the counting direction for the insertion of the mounting clamps. Fit mounting clamps in all the cutouts.Mounting and connecting 4. Page Top Right Bottom Left Number of mounting clamps 3 3 3 3 Position 1 2 2 2 2 Position 2 11 9 11 9 Position 3 20 16 20 16 Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 12" Key A total of 10 mounting clamps are needed for mounting. 09/2007. Observe the counting direction.

Mounting and connecting 4. Page Top Right Bottom Left Number of mounting clamps 4 3 4 3 Position 1 2 3 2 3 Position 2 9 10 9 10 Position 3 17 17 17 17 Position 4 24 – 24 – Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 19" Touch The positions of the mounting clamps are marked by stamps on the cut-outs. Fit mounting clamps in all the stamped cut-outs.2 Mounting the HMI device Positioning the mounting clamps on the MP 377 15" Touch The following figure shows the counting direction for the insertion of the mounting clamps. ① Stamps identifying the position of a mounting clamp A total of 18 mounting clamps are needed for mounting. The following diagram shows examples of these stamps. Observe the counting direction. 09/2007. The following table shows the positioning of the mounting clamps on the MP 377 15" Touch. 48 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .

Mounting and connecting 4. Note Tighten the mounting clamp set screws until the HMI device is flush with the surface of the control cabinet. 3. Risk of guaranteed level of protection not being met If the mounting seal is damaged or protrudes beyond the HMI device. Fix mounting clamp ① in place by tightening the set screw ②. 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all mounting clamps. 4. Do not install the mounting seal turned inside out. Insert the HMI device into the mounting cut-out from the front. Alternatively. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 49 . Result The HMI device is mounted and the relevant level of protection is ensured at the front. Check the fit of the mounting seal.2 Mounting the HMI device Procedure NOTICE Installation of the HMI device Always mount the HMI device according to the instructions in this manual. repeat steps 1 to 6. you can tighten the mounting clamps to a max. the level of protection is not ensured. This may cause leaks in the mounting cut-out. If necessary. Insert a mounting clamp into the cut-out provided on the HMI device. Proceed as follows: 1. Check the fit of the mounting seal. Check that the mounting seal is fitted on the HMI device. 09/2007.2 Nm. 6. torque of 0. 2. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

09/2007. PLC 4. 3. For further information.Mounting and connecting 4. ensure that the contact pins are not bent. Secure the connectors with screws. Failure to do so may result in damage to the HMI device. Configuring PC as necessary 5. Connecting the cables When connecting the cables.1 Overview Requirements ● The HMI device must be mounted according to the specifications of these operating instructions. Power supply Perform a power-up test to ensure the power supply is connected with the correct polarity. Connection sequence Connect the HMI device in the following sequence: 1.3 Connecting the HMI device 4.3 Connecting the HMI device 4. The pin assignment of the ports is described in the technical specifications. Disconnect the HMI device by completing the above steps in reverse order.3. ● Always use shielded standard cables for the data cable. I/Os as necessary NOTICE Connection sequence Always follow the correct sequence for connecting the HMI device. 50 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. refer to the SIMATIC HMI catalog ST 80. Equipotential bonding 2. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .

You can affix the USB and PROFINET connecting cables to the rear panel of the HMI device with cable ties. 09/2007.3 Connecting the HMI device 4.3. ports X20 and X21 Line in and micro Line out Connect PROFIBUS DP or MPI to the X10 / IF1b port. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 51 . ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ Power supply connector RS-422/RS-485 port X10 / IF1b PROFINET.Mounting and connecting 4. See also Design of the MP 377 12" Touch HMI device (Page 16) Design of the MP 377 12" Key HMI device (Page 18) Design of the MP 377 15" Touch HMI device (Page 20) Design of the MP 377 19" Touch HMI device (Page 22) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 2 ports X1 P1 and X1 P2 USB.2 Ports The following figure shows the ports of the HMI device MP 377.

Mounting and connecting 4. The following must therefore be observed when installing the equipotential bonding circuit: ● The effectiveness of equipotential bonding increases as the impedance of the equipotential bonding conductor decreases or as its cross-section increases. 09/2007. The differences in potential can lead to high equalizing currents over the data cables and therefore to the destruction of their ports. The minimum cross-section of a conductor used for equipotential bonding is 16 mm². NOTICE Equipotential bonding conductor Cable shielding is not suitable for equipotential bonding. General requirements for equipotential bonding Differences in potential must be reduced by means of equipotential bonding in order to ensure trouble-free operation of the relevant components of the electronic system. and its shielding is connected at both ends with the grounding/protective grounding conductor.3 Connecting the HMI device 4. always use cables with a sufficient cross-section. ● The cross-section of a selected equipotential bonding conductor must be capable of handling the maximum equalizing current. ● Use equipotential bonding conductors made of copper or galvanized steel. ● Route the equipotential bonding conductor and data cables in parallel with minimum clearance between these. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . ● Clamp the shielding of the data cable on the HMI device flush and near the equipotential busbar using suitable cable clamps. The interface modules may otherwise be damaged or destroyed. Differences in potential may develop when a system is connected to different mains supplies.3 Connection of equipotential Potential differences Differences in potential between spatially separated system parts may occur. ● If two parts of the system are connected to each other by means of shielded data cables. Equalizing currents may arise if the cable shielding is terminated at both ends and grounded at different system parts. 52 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Establish a large surface contact between the equipotential bonding conductors and the grounding/protective conductor and protect these from corrosion. Always use the prescribed equipotential bonding conductors. then the impedance of the additionally-laid equipotential bonding may amount to a maximum of 10% of the screened impedance.3. When you install MPI and PROFIBUS DP networks. The best results in practical applications for equipotential bonding between two cabinets have been achieved with a minimum conductor cross-section of 16 mm².

3 Connecting the HMI device Connection graphic ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ ⑧ Chassis terminal on the HMI device. 09/2007. 16 mm2 Ground connection Cable clip Voltage bus Parallel routing of the equipotential bonding conductor and data cable MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Mounting and connecting 4. example Equipotential bonding conductor cross-section: 4 mm2 Switching cabinet Equipotential bonding conductor cross-section: min. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 53 .

3 Connecting the HMI device 4.5 mm². 54 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The plug-in terminal strip is designed for conductors with a maximum cross-section of 1. Note when connecting The plug-in terminal strip for connecting the power supply is contained in the accessories pack. 09/2007.Mounting and connecting 4.4 Power supply connection Connection graphic The following figure shows the connection between the power supply and HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .3.

The supply voltage must be within the specified voltage range. Ensure that the lines are connected properly to the correct terminals.3 Connecting the HMI device Connecting the plug-in terminal strip NOTICE Damage Do not tighten the screws of the plug-in terminal strip if the latter is plugged into the HMI device.41 (VDE 0100. Applies to non-isolated system design: Connect the connection for GND 24 V from the 24 V power supply output to equipotential bonding for uniform reference potential. The pressure from the screwdriver may otherwise damage the HMI device socket. See also Uninterruptible power supply connection (Page 56) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Connecting the power supply CAUTION Safe electrical separation Use only power supply units with safety isolation complying with IEC 60364-4-41 or HD 384. Refer to the label for the contact pins on the rear of the HMI device.Mounting and connecting 4. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 55 . Reverse polarity protection The HMI device is equipped with a reverse polarity protection circuit. Connect the plug-in terminal strip to the cables of the power supply as shown in the figure above. for example according to the PELV standard. choose a connecting point that is as close as possible to the center. Part 410). Malfunctions in the HMI device may otherwise result.04. Only connect the wires when the plug-in terminal strip is withdrawn. for the 24 VDC supply. For this purpose.

e.3 Connecting the HMI device 4. When connected to the HMI device's USB port. 6EP1931-2DC42 Note Observe all the notes relating to connecting a power supply.Mounting and connecting 4. The uninterruptible power supply is connected to the 24-V input and one of the HMI device's USB ports.g. 09/2007. See also Power supply connection (Page 54) 56 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .3.5 Uninterruptible power supply connection Connection graphic The following figure shows the connection between the uninterruptible power supply and HMI device. the following uninterruptible power supplies are supported: SITOP DC UPS modules as of a rated power value of 6 A.

MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 57 . 09/2007.Mounting and connecting 4.3.6 PLC connection Connection graphic The following figure shows the connection between the PLC and HMI device.3 Connecting the HMI device 4.

For detailed instructions regarding the installation of PROFINET networks. Standard cables are available for the connection. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .com" Connecting PROFINET NOTICE PROFINET IO direct keys If you use PROFINET IO direct keys and the HMI device is not connected via a switch. 58 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Always use the approved cables to connect a SIMATIC S7 PLC. you may experience functional problems. you may experience functional problems.siemens.Mounting and connecting 4. Connect the HMI device via switch. You can find more information about this on the Internet at: "http://mall.3 Connecting the HMI device NOTICE Approved cable If you do not use approved cables to connect a SIMATIC S7 PLC. please refer to the "PROFINET system description" manual.automation. 09/2007. Only connect the HMI device to public Ethernet networks using a switch or comparable device.

3 Connecting the HMI device Configuring an RS-422/RS-485 port A DIP switch S1 for the configuration of the RS-422/RS-485 port is located on the rear of the HMI device. same as PLC. Communication RS 485 Switch setting Meaning No RTS on connector. The transmitting and receiving direction is switched internally with the RTS signal. In the factory state. the DIP switch is set for communication with the SIMATIC S7 PLC via RS 485. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Mounting and connecting 4. for example for commissioning RS 422 RS-422 port is active. for example for commissioning RTS on pin 9. The following table shows the settings of the DIP switch. • During data transfer between the PLC and HMI device • During data transfer between the HMI device and PC (delivery condition) RTS on pin 4. 09/2007. same as programming device. Note Note the diagrams of the DIP switch settings on the back of the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 59 .

The ports are described in the specifications.3 Connecting the HMI device 4.3. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007.Mounting and connecting 4. For RS-485-RS-232 conversion.7 Configuring PC connection Connection graphic The following figure shows the connection between the configuring PC and HMI device. you can order the PC/PPI cable from Siemens AG using order number 6ES7 901-3CB30-0XA0. 60 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

8 2. The version code is printed on the cable (for example "E-Stand 3" corresponds to version 3).Mounting and connecting 4. ① DIP switch The following bit rates can be set: Bit rate in kbit/s 115. DIP switches 4 to 8 must be set to "0". you must use a PC/PPI cable version 3 or later.2 kbit/s. ① ② DIP switch LEDs Set the DIP switches 1 to 3 to the same bit rate as in WinCC flexible. 09/2007.6 38. If you wish to communicate at high bit rates. Note If the connection fails during the operating system update.2 DIP switch 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 DIP switch 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 DIP switch 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 In the figure.2 57.2 9.4 1.4 19. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. set the system to a lower bit rate.3 Connecting the HMI device Configuring a PC/PPI cable Use the DIP switches to configure the transfer rate of the PC/PPI cable.6 4. the bit rate is set to 115. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 61 .

Note when connecting NOTICE Functional problem with USB port If you connect an external device with a 230-V power supply to the USB port without using an non-insulated installation. Excessive rated load on port A USB device with too high a power load may possibly cause functional problems. 4. you can only update the operating system by restoring the factory setting.8 USB device connection You can connect the following devices to the USB port of the HMI device: ● External mouse ● External keyboard ● Printer ● USB memory stick ● Industrial USB Hub 4 Industrial USB hub 4 can be obtained using order number 6AV6671-3AH00-0AX0. X21 (USB) (Page 259) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 62 . Observe the values for the maximum load of the USB port. You will find the values in the technical specifications. you may experience functional problems.3 Connecting the HMI device Note when connecting NOTICE USB connection sequence Observe the following sequence when connecting by USB: 1. Ensure a non-insulated installation.Mounting and connecting 4. HMI device 2. connect the PC to the HMI device by PROFINET. which is included in the WinCC flexible package. Never use the driver supplied with the USB Host-to-Host cable. 09/2007. PC USB Host-to-Host cable Only use the driver for the USB host cable. Note Updating the operating system If there is no serviceable HMI device image on the HMI device.3. See also X20. When restoring the factory settings.

3 Connecting the HMI device 4. 09/2007.3. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 63 .Mounting and connecting 4. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.9 Printer connection Connection graphic The following figure shows the connection between the printer and HMI device.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .10 Audio device connection You can connect an active speaker or another audio amplifier to the HMI device's "Line Out" port.com/WW/view/en/11376409". The microphone and audio source share one port. Only use cables with metal-braided shielding grounded at both ends for connecting the HMI device and printer. you may experience functional problems. Observe the supplied printer documentation when you connect the printer. The list of current printers and required settings for HMI devices can be found on the Internet under "http://support.siemens. Note The "Micro" and "Line In" ports are provided for future applications. Note Some printers may require the ASCII character set used in the project to also be defined on the printer.automation.3.3 Connecting the HMI device Note when connecting NOTICE Data exchange cables If you use cables without a metallic netting shield between the HMI device and printer.Mounting and connecting 4. 09/2007. 64 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 4.

Mounting and connecting 4. A progress bar is displayed during startup. The Loader is displayed once the operating system has started. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 65 . – At least one data channel has been configured. If the HMI device does not start. Result The Loader appears again.4 Procedure Switching on and testing the HMI device Proceed as follows: 1. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Switch on the power supply. During this process the following dialog appears: 2. Press "Cancel" to stop the transfer. it is possible the wires on the terminal block have been crossed. Check the connected wires and change the connections. The HMI device automatically switches to "Transfer" mode during initial startup under the following conditions: – No project is loaded on the device. 09/2007.4 Switching on and testing the HMI device 4. The display lights up after power is switched on.

● The Loader appears. ● Disconnect the plug-in terminal strip on the HMI device. 09/2007.4 Switching on and testing the HMI device Note When restarting the system. a project may already be loaded on the HMI device. Switching off the HMI device Terminate the project at the HMI device before switching it off.Mounting and connecting 4. The project will then start after an adjustable delay or when you press the "Start" button. Use the relevant operating element to close the project. The HMI device is fully functional when one of the following states is indicated: ● The "Transfer" dialog is displayed. See also Configuring the data channel (Page 117) 66 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation Function test Perform a function test following commissioning. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . ● A project is started. You have the following options for switching off the HMI device: ● Switch off the power supply.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 67 . Avoid applying excessive pressure to the touch screen with hard objects. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. NOTICE Unintentional action possible Do not carry out several operations simultaneously.1 Front operator controls 5 MP 377 Touch ① Display with touch screen The MP 377 Touch is operated via the touch screen.Operator controls and displays 5. Both these will substantially reduce the useful life of the touch screen and even lead to total failure. Always touch only one operating element on the screen Damage to the touch screen possible Never touch the touch screen with pointed or sharp objects. All operating elements required for operator input are displayed on the touch screen once the HMI device has started. You may otherwise trigger an unintentional action. 09/2007. Always operate the HMI touch screen with your fingers or with a touch pen.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .alphanumeric keys Display System keys – control keys System keys . Do not press more than two keys simultaneously Damage to the keyboard possible Using hard instruments to press the keys considerably reduces the service life of the key mechanism.Operator controls and displays 5. 68 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Only use your fingers to operate the HMI device keys.1 Front operator controls MP 377 12" Key ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Function keys with LED System keys . NOTICE Unintentional action possible Do not carry out several operations simultaneously. You may otherwise trigger an unintentional action. 09/2007. The function assigned to a specific function key is defined during configuration. The function keys have no function prior to the project being opened.cursor keys The MP 377 12" Key is operated using the system keys and the function keys.

Excel or PDF files The memory card can be inserted during operation.2 Inserting a memory card 5. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 69 . Note The multimedia card of the SIMATIC S7 PLC cannot be used. When inserting the memory card. Word. Insert the memory card into the relevant slot. 2. See also Securing memory card (Page 70) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Check that the memory card is properly seated. 09/2007.2 Inserting a memory card Introduction The following can be saved to the memory card of the HMI device: ● Backup of the HMI device ● Logs ● Recipes ● Operating system ● Applications ● Other data such as video files.Operator controls and displays 5. please note that it can only be inserted in the slot when the front side of the memory card is visible. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.

Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 2.Operator controls and displays 5. 70 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.3 Securing memory card Introduction The HMI device is designed for the tough conditions experienced in industry. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Therefore use the locking bracket to secure the memory card in its slot. Loosely screw in the Torx screw ①. 3. Place the locking bracket ② against the memory card. Requirements A memory card has been inserted.3 Securing memory card 5. Result The memory card is secure. Tighten the cross-tip screw ①.

Observe the corresponding alarms on the screen. Do not remove the memory card while data is being accessed by an application.4 Unplugging the memory card 5.4 Unplugging the memory card Introduction The memory card can be unplugged during operation. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Procedure NOTICE Loss of data possible The data on the memory card is lost if you attempt to remove it while the HMI device is accessing its data. Proceed as follows: 1. during backup or recipe transfer. 09/2007. 2. Do not remove the memory card while data is being accessed. Store the memory card in a safe place. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 71 . e. Unplug the memory card from the memory card slot.g.Operator controls and displays 5.

You will find further information regarding the location of the templates in the WinCC flexible Online Help. 09/2007. Any printable and writable foil can be used as labeling strips. Use labeling strips to do so.5 Labeling the function keys on the MP 377 12" Key Introduction You can label the function keys as required for your project.13 mm. Note Do not write on the keyboard to label the function keys. Paper should not be used as labeling strips.5 Labeling the function keys on the MP 377 12" Key 5. the keyboard membrane of the HMI device is printed on the reverse side. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Printing labeling strips WinCC flexible comes with a range of labeling strip templates. Dimensions of the labeling strip for the MP 377 12" Key 72 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Operator controls and displays 5. Permitted thickness of the labeling strip: 0. You can use transparency film. Use transparent foil so that the LEDs of the function keys can be seen.

Ensure that the corners are cut according to the diagram shown above as this makes it easier to slide them into the slot.5 Labeling the function keys on the MP 377 12" Key Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. When mounting the HMI device. and that the printer ink on the keyboard membrane does not run. A means of securing the labeling strip is not necessary. 6. Slide the labeling strips ② into the slot ①. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Note Wait for the printed labeling strips to dry before you insert them. Cut out the labeling strip. 4. The labeling strip will protrude approximately 3 cm from the slot. ensure that the labeling strips do not become jammed between the mounting cut-out and the HMI device.Operator controls and displays 5. Edit and then print the template. Slide the labeling strips into the slot up to the stop. Remove any existing labeling strips. 3. The fixing spray ensures that the text is water resistant and does not smear. The template dimensions for the labeling strips are designed so that the labeling is correctly placed for the function keys. 2. You can also print blank templates and label them manually. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 73 . 5. Spray the labeling strips with fixing spray.

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The header line contains details of the loader version. ● Press the "Start" button to start the project on the HMI device. You can change various settings in the Control Panel. The transfer mode can only be activated when at least one data channel has been enabled for the transfer.1 Overview The following figure shows the Loader. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 75 . the project on the HMI device will automatically start after a delay. for example the transfer settings. 09/2007. These details are not shown in the following figure. If you do not perform an operation. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6 Loader The Loader buttons have the following functions: ● Press the "Transfer" button to set the HMI device to "Transfer" mode.Configuring the operating system 6. ● Press the "Control Panel" button to open the HMI device Control Panel.

Key operation in the Loader The following table shows the key combinations for navigating in the Loader. The following figure shows the open start menu. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .1 Loader ● Press the "Taskbar" button to activate the taskbar with the Windows CE start menu open.Configuring the operating system 6. other symbols may be displayed in the desktop's status bar. For further information on this. ● The Loader appears when the project is closed. refer to your plant documentation. The selected button is operated. } TAB ENTER or 76 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Open Loader The following options are available to open the Loader: ● The Loader appears briefly after starting the HMI device. Key combination . Depending on the software installed. If configured. use the relevant operating element to close the project. 09/2007. . { Functions The next or previous entry is selected.

only the "Transfer" and "Start" buttons are operable.1 Loader Key operation in the Windows CE interface The following table shows the key combinations for navigating in the user interface. + + + ESC ALT ESC ALT TAB Key operation in the Explorer The following table shows the key combinations for navigating in the Explorer. Password protection prevents maloperation. If the password is not entered. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Key combination CTRL Functions The taskbar is activated with the open Windows CE start menu. A-Z lights up ALT ALT + + CTRL Opens the context menu. The next active program is displayed. if the left LED of the key Activates the menu bar.Configuring the operating system 6. Changes to the higher level. FN + + + Selects the first entry. Toggles between the Windows CE Desktop and the window. Back up the HMI device's data. Key combination TAB Functions • • Toggles the active window. When password protection is activated. ALT ENTER Password protection You can protect the control panel and taskbar from unauthorized access. 09/2007. This in turn increases security on the plant or machine as the settings for the active project can only be changed by entering the password. NOTICE Loss of data possible If the password is no longer available. you can only cancel password protection by updating the operating system. HOME FN Selects the last entry. the "password protect" message is displayed in the loader. Displays the properties. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 77 . END A B CTRL Selects everything. The Task Manager is opened. All data on the HMI device will be deleted when you update the operating system.

09/2007. Further information can be found on the Microsoft web pages. 78 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Configuring the operating system 6. Note Internet Explorer for Windows CE and the Internet Explorer version which can run on a PC differ in terms of function. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .1 Loader Internet Explorer Internet Explorer for Windows CE is installed on the HMI device.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 79 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007. Media Player is used to e.1 Loader Media Player Media Player for Windows CE is installed on the HMI device. Media Player supports the following formats: ● WMA ● MPEG Note Media Player for Windows CE and the Media Player version which can run on a PC differ in terms of function.Configuring the operating system 6. Further information can be found on the Microsoft web pages.g. play video sequences for maintenance and servicing.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . The following viewers can be installed: Viewer PDF Viewer Icon Word Viewer Excel Viewer Functional scope The viewers can read and print the following file formats: Viewer PDF Viewer Word Viewer Excel Viewer Readable file formats PDF DOC.2 Viewer Introduction You can use ProSave to install viewers for various data formats. You can tell which viewers are installed by a symbol on the desktop and from the Start menu under "Programs".2 Viewer 6. The Excel Viewer also offers the following functions: ● Switch between spreadsheet tabs ● Split the spreadsheet ● Change line height and column width 80 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. RTF XL* All viewers share a Zoom function.Configuring the operating system 6. 09/2007.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 81 . ● With active project An operating element must be configured to open the control panel for this purpose. The Control Panel looks like this: The control panel can be used to modify the following settings: ● Date and time ● Screen saver ● Regional settings ● Transfer settings ● Network settings ● Delay time ● Password 6.Configuring the operating system 6.3.3. – By calling up from the Windows CE start menu. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.3 Control Panel 6.1 Overview The HMI device's Control Panel is similar to the control panel on a PC. 09/2007.3 Control Panel 6.2 Opening the Control Panel Introduction The HMI device Control Panel can be opened as follows: ● Independently of a running project – Press the "Control panel" button in the loader.

3. displaying and deleting certificates Setting the date and time Configuring the screen keyboard Tab / entry – "Stores" "Date/Time" – Changing the browser startup page and general browser settings "General" Changing connection and proxy server settings Changing cookie settings Changing privacy settings Setting the character repeat for the keyboard Setting the double-click Parameterizing the LAN connection Setting the IP address Set name server "ERTEC400 Ethernet Driver' Settings" "ERTEC400 Ethernet Driver' Settings" "Connection" "Privacy" "Advanced" "Repeat" "Double-Click" "ERTEC400" "IP Address" "Name Servers" "Identification" Changing the logon data 82 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.3 Reference for functions Overview of functions The following table shows the settings in the Control Panel. Select "Settings > Control panel". Result The control panel is opened. 6. 09/2007. Icon Functions Saving and restoring with external storage device Importing.3 Control Panel Procedure – open the Control Panel via the Start menu Proceed as follows: 1. – Procedure using the touch screen: Press the key twice on the alpha-numeric VDU keyboard.Configuring the operating system 6. Open the Windows CE start menu. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . – Procedure using the keys: Select the ESC + CTRL key combination. 2.

09/2007. Changing e-mail settings2) "Sounds" "Email" 1) 2) Only with MP 377 Touch Additional tabs may appear in the "WinCC flexible Internet Settings" dialog. This depends on the options that have been enabled for network operation in the project.3 Control Panel Icon Functions Backup registry information Changing monitor settings Displaying information about the HMI device Restarting the HMI device Touch screen calibration 1) Tab / entry "Persistent Storage" "Display" "Device" "Device" "Touch" "Memory Monitoring" "Password Settings" – – "Regional Settings" "Number" "Currency" "Time" "Date" "MPI" "PROFIBUS" – "General" "Memory" "Device Name" "Channel" "Directories" "Configuration" "Current Status" "Volume" Activate memory management Changing password protection Changing the printer properties Changing the PROFINET IO setting Changing regional settings Changing the number format Changing the currency format Changing the time format Changing the date format Changing transfer settings Changing the PROFIBUS DP transfer settings Setting the screen saver Reducing the backlighting Displaying the system information Displaying memory information Setting the device name of the HMI device Configuring the data channel Setting the delay time Setting the uninterruptible power supply State of uninterruptible power supply Setting operation feedback with key and touch screen operation Setting operation feedback with key operation Setting acoustic signal for inadvertent operations Assigning sounds to events.Configuring the operating system 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 83 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

You activate operating elements by touching them with your finger. Touch objects are basically operated in the same way as mechanical keys. which of the following operator control options are available: ● Touch screen The operating elements shown in the dialogs are touch-sensitive.3. ● HMI device keyboard The operating elements shown in the dialogs are selected and operated using the keys of the HMI device.3.Configuring the operating system 6.4 6.3. ● External USB keyboard ● External USB mouse Entries using an external keyboard An external keyboard can be used to operate the Control Panel in exactly the same way as the HMI device keyboard. Click the described operating elements with the mouse. 84 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6. To double-click them.3 Control Panel 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .2 Operation using the touch screen Introduction The control panel is operated with the HMI device touch screen or a connected mouse.4. Requirements An active project has been terminated. Operator entries using an external mouse An external mouse can be used to operate the Control Panel in exactly the same way as the HMI device touch screen. touch an operating element twice in succession. The Loader appears.4.1 Operating the Control Panel Overview Operator input options The hardware of the HMI device determines. 09/2007. Use the keys of the external keyboard which correspond to the HMI device keys in the description.

3 Control Panel Procedure Proceed as follows to change settings in the Control Panel: 1. Change the tab as required. 6. 2. Make the necessary changes. 4. 3. Confirm the selection with the The dialog closes. " button. To open the required dialog. You can also call up the screen keyboard directly from the Control Panel. 09/2007.Configuring the operating system 6. Input with the screen keyboard A screen keyboard is available for data input. Touch the corresponding input object. Open the Control Panel with the "Control Panel" button. Confirm the entry with the action closes the screen keyboard. 5. Close the Control Panel with the " The Loader appears. button or abort the entry with the button. ● Numerical screen keyboard button or abort the entry with the key. Touch the required entry from the drop down list box. – Touch the check box to activate or deactivate a check box. – Touch a radio button to select it. – Use the screen keyboard of the HMI device to enter the new values in the text boxes. Either MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The screen keyboard is displayed as soon as you touch a text box. – Touch a button to operate it. Display methods for the screen keyboard You can change the display method for the screen keyboard and fix the position on the screen. double-click its symbol. – Touch the selection box to open a drop down list box. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 85 .

The Loader appears.4. 86 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.3.3 Control Panel ● Alphanumerical screen keyboard The alphanumerical keyboard is organized in the following two layers: – Normal level – Shift level ● Reduced screen keyboard Changing the display of the screen keyboard Key Functions Switching between the numerical and alphanumerical keyboard Switching between the normal level and Shift level of the alphanumerical screen keyboard Switchover to special characters Switching from full display to reduced display Switching from reduced display to full display Close the screen keyboard 6.Configuring the operating system 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007. Requirements An active project has been terminated.3 Operation with the keyboard Introduction The Control Panel is operated with the system keys of the HMI device.

11.3 Control Panel Procedure Proceed as follows to change settings in the Control Panel: 1. 4. Press TAB until the name of the tab is selected. select the button with the cursor keys and then press – Open the drop down list boxes with the key combination ALT ENTER . Select the required entry from the drop down list box using the cursor keys. – Use the system keys of the HMI device to enter the new values in the text boxes. The Loader appears. To do this. Select the "Close" entry using the cursor keys. 12. If you have selected an input object. Open the Control Panel. 10. 2. Press ENTER . 6. Confirm the selected entry by pressing – Press { } ENTER . 3. Change the tab as required. key to do this. to activate or deactivate a check box. 7. + . Select the symbol of the required dialog with the cursor keys. Select the "Control Panel" button in the loader using the cursor keys.Configuring the operating system 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 87 . The Control Panel is opened. 5. you first have to complete entry. highlight the corresponding input object using the TAB key. 9. Make the necessary changes. Now switch between the tabs using the cursor keys. 8. The control panel menu is opened. Use the TAB key to return to the input area. – Select a radio button from a group using the cursor keys. 09/2007. Press the ALT ENTER or discard your entries with ESC . Confirm your entries with The dialog closes. – To operate a button. Close the Control Panel. Press ENTER . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Press ENTER to open the dialog.

Scrolls to the beginning of a list. SHIFT Cursor keys ● Using operating elements Key HOME Functions Scroll back Description Scrolls back a page in a list. Opens a drop down list box. Selects the next operating element to the left. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . right. FN + Scroll to the beginning HOME Scroll forward END FN + Scroll to the end END ENTER ENTER key Cancel ESC INS DEL Delete characters Delete characters Deletes the character to the right of the current cursor position. above or below the current screen object. 09/2007. Closes the active dialog. Navigates in the operating element. Deletes the character to the left of the current cursor position. ALT + + ENTER Open drop down list box Accept value CTRL 88 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Deletes the characters of a value entry and restores the original value.3 Control Panel Control keys The following tables show the control keys used to select and operate the control panel. Accepts the selected value in the drop down list box without closing the list.Configuring the operating system 6. Scrolls to the end of a list. ● Select operating elements Key TAB Functions Tabulator + TAB Description Selects the next/previous operating element in the tab sequence. Scrolls one page forward in a list. Accepts and ends an entry. • • • • Operates a button.

Each time the key is pressed. An LED is lit The left or right letter assignment is enabled. the system toggles between the left letter assignment. FN CTRL General control function General control function Used in key combinations Used in key combinations ALT MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Pressing the button once toggles to letter assignment. for example for entering upper-case letters. Some of the keys contain a blue imprinted key assignment . 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 89 . • SHIFT Toggle between uppercase and lower-case Switch to additional key assignment Used in key combinations. Used in key combinations for the blue key assignment. for example the "%" character.3 Control Panel Enter key combinations Key A-Z Functions Toggle key assignment Purpose Toggles the assignment for a key with multiple assignment.Configuring the operating system 6. • No LED is lit The number assignment is enabled. 09/2007. the right letter assignment and the number assignment.

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6.4

Changing settings for operation

6.4.1

Configuring the screen keyboard

Introduction
The details provided below will explain how the screen keyboard can be displayed and positioned.

Requirements
You have opened the "Siemens HMI Input Panel - Options" dialog with the "InputPanel" icon.

① ② ③

Check box for displaying the

button in the screen keyboard

Button for displaying the screen keyboard Button for saving the screen keyboard settings

Procedure
Proceed as follows: 1. If you want to change the size of the screen keyboard, activate the "Show Resize Button" check box. The button is displayed in the screen keyboard awaiting opening.

2. If you want to prevent the size of the screen keyboard from being changed, deactivate the "Show Resize Button" check box. The button is removed from the screen keyboard awaiting opening.

3. Use the "Open Input Panel" button to open the screen keyboard. 4. If you want to switch between the numerical and alphanumerical screen keyboard, press the key.

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5. If you want to change the position of the screen keyboard, use the mouse pointer to select a free space between the keys. Release the mouse pointer when the required position has been reached. 6. If you want to increase or decrease the size of the keyboard screen, place your mouse pointer over the button . 7. Adapt the screen keyboard size by dragging it to size with the mouse pointer. 8. Release the mouse pointer when the required size has been reached. 9. If you want to save the settings, press the "Save" button. 10. Confirm your entries. The dialog closes.

Result
The screen keyboard settings have been modified.

6.4.2

Setting the character repeat

Introduction
The details provided below will explain how to set the character repetition and the associated delay for the keyboard and/or screen keyboard.

Requirements
You have opened the "Keyboard Properties" dialog with the "Keyboard" icon.

① ② ③ ④

Check box for activating the character repeat Slider control and buttons for the delay time before character repeat Slider control and buttons for the rate of the character repeat Test field

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Procedure
Proceed as follows: 1. If you want to enable character repetition, activate the "Enable character repeat" check box. 2. If you want to change the delay, press a button or the slider in the "Repeat delay" group. Moving the slider to the right will shorten the delay. Moving to the left will extend the delay. 3. If you want to change the repeat rate, press a button or the slider in the "Repeat rate" group. Moving the slider to the right will shorten the repeat rate. Moving to the left will extend the repeat rate. 4. Check the settings. Procedure using the touch screen: – Touch the test field. The screen keyboard opens. – Move the screen keyboard as needed. Procedure using the keys: – Select the test field. 5. Press an alphanumeric key and keep the key pressed down. Check the implementation of the character repetition and the rate of the character repetition in the test field. 6. If the settings are not perfect, correct them. 7. Confirm your entries. The dialog closes.

Result
The character repetition and delay are set.

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6.4.3

Setting the double-click

Introduction
You can start applications in the Control Panel and in Windows CE with a double-click. A double-click corresponds to two brief touches in sequence. In the "Mouse Properties" dialog, make the following adjustments for touch screen operation and operation with external mouse: ● Interval between touch contacts on the touch screen ● Interval between mouse clicks

Requirements
You have opened the "Mouse Properties" dialog with the "Mouse" icon.

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Pattern Icon

Procedure
Proceed as follows: 1. Click the pattern twice. After the second click, the colors of the pattern will be reversed and the white fields will change to gray. The time before the second click is saved.

2. Check the double-click. Click on the icon twice in succession to do this. If the double-click is recognized, the icon is displayed as follows:

3. If the settings are not perfect, correct them. To do this, repeat steps 1 to 2. 4. Confirm your entries. The dialog closes.
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Result
The double-click adjustment is completed.

6.4.4

Calibrating the touch screen

Introduction
Depending on the mounting position and viewing angle, it is possible that parallax may occur when operating the touch screen. In order to prevent any operating errors as a result, calibrate the touch screen again in the startup phase or during runtime.

Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties" dialog "Touch" tab with the "OP" icon.

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Procedure
Proceed as follows: 1. Click on the "Recalibrate" button. The following dialog opens:

2. Briefly touch the middle of the calibration crosshairs ①. The calibration crosshairs is then displayed at four more positions. 3. Briefly touch the middle of the calibration crosshairs for each position. Once you have touched all the positions of the calibration crosshairs, the following dialog appears:
New calibration settings have been measured. Tape the screen to register saved data. Wait for 30 seconds to cancel saved data and keep the current setting.

Time limit: 30 sec

4. Touch the touch screen. The calibration is saved. The "OP Properties" dialog, "Touch" tab is displayed again. If you do not touch the touch screen within the time shown, your original setting will be retained. 5. Close the dialog.

Result
The HMI device touch screen is calibrated.

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5 Setting up password protection 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Requirements You have opened the "Password Properties" dialog with the "Password" icon. Repeat the password entry in the "Confirm password" text box. Result You cannot open the Control Panel or Windows CE taskbar without entering a password. Enter a password in the "Password" text box.5 Setting up password protection Introduction You can protect access to the Control Panel and the Windows CE taskbar with a password. % / \ ' " Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.Configuring the operating system 6. • Change settings in the Control Panel • Use the Windows CE taskbar All data on the HMI device will be deleted when you update the operating system! Therefore use the password to protect against loss. Note The following characters cannot be used in passwords: • Blank • Special characters * ? . 3. you will have to wait for the operating system to be updated again. 96 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The dialog closes. NOTICE Password not available If the password is no longer available. 2. Confirm your entries. 09/2007.

Confirm your entries. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1 Setting the date and time Introduction You can set the date and time on the HMI device. 6. The dialog closes. The HMI must be restarted in the following cases: ● You have changed the time zone setting ● You have changed the "Daylight savings time currently in effect" check box setting. Result Password protection for the Control Panel and Windows CE taskbar is canceled and they can be freely accessed.7 Changing HMI device settings 6. 2.7.6 Canceling password protection Requirements You have opened the "Password Properties" dialog with the "Password" icon.6 Canceling password protection 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 97 . Delete the entries in the "Password" and "Confirm password" text boxes. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 09/2007.Configuring the operating system 6.

the time is taken backward by one hour.7 Changing HMI device settings Requirements You have opened the "Date/Time Properties" dialog with the "Date/Time Properties" icon. 5. When you press the "Apply" button. 09/2007. 2. Touch the "Apply" button to confirm your entry. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Time zone selection box Input field for the time Date selection box "Daylight savings" check box Button for applying changes Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Confirm your entries. 4. The dialog closes.Configuring the operating system 6. Confirm your input by clicking on the "Apply" button. The time of day shown in the "Current Time" field is adjusted correspondingly to the selected time zone. deactivate the "Daylight savings time currently in effect" check box. When you press the "Apply" button. Set the current time of day in the "Current Time" text box. activate the "Daylight savings time currently in effect" check box. 6. 7. If you want to switch from winter to summer time. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 98 . 8. The values you have set are now in effect. If you want to switch from summer to winter time. Select the appropriate time zone for the HMI device from the "Time Zone" selection field. Note The system does not automatically switch between winter and summer time. Set the date in the selection box. the time is brought forward by one hour. 3.

09/2007.7 Changing HMI device settings Result The settings for the data and time of day have now been changed. the country-specific settings are also changed. If the project language is changed. time and decimal points are displayed differently.2 Changing regional settings Introduction In different countries. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 99 . Internal clock The HMI device has an internal buffered clock. the date. for example. Synchronizing the date and time with the PLC The date and time of the HMI device can be synchronized with the PLC if this has been configured in the project and the PLC program. ① Region selection box MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.7. Further information on this subject is available in the "WinCC flexible" system manual. 6. You can adjust this display to meet the requirements of different regions. NOTICE Time-dependent reactions You have to synchronize the date and time when time-controlled responses are triggered in the PLC by the HMI device. Requirements You have opened the "Regional and Language Settings" dialog with the "Regional Settings" icon.Configuring the operating system 6. The country-specific settings apply to the current project.

7 Changing HMI device settings Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 09/2007. Change to the "Number". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . The HMI device detects the defective file system on start-up or when the memory card is inserted. "Time" and "Date" tabs and set the selection boxes to the desired settings. Select the region from the selection box. 100 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The HMI device can restore the file system automatically or on request. "Currency". The dialog closes.Configuring the operating system 6. perhaps due to a power failure.7. the file system on the memory card may become damaged. 6. Result The HMI device's regional settings have been changed. Confirm your entries. You must save the registry settings after installation or uninstallation. You can save the following data to the flash memory: ● Registry Information ● Temporary files Restoring the file system of a memory card If memory cards are used. 3. 2.3 Backup registry information Registry information and temporary data You can install and uninstall your own programs on the HMI devices under Windows CE.

Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. ⑤ Automatically restores the file system on the memory card when the HMI device starts up and when a memory card is inserted. If you want the system to be restored automatically. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 101 . The "\Temp" directory is not saved. ① Significance of the text: Saves the current registry information to the flash memory. 3. Result The HMI device uses the saved registry information the next time it starts. The HMI device loads the saved registry information the next time it boots.. 2. activate the "Automatically repair file system errors . the system is only restored once prompted to do so." check box. The dialog closes. Confirm your entries. The temporary files are copied back. dialog "Persistant Storage" tab with the "OP" icon. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. These files are written back when the HMI device is started. ② ③ ④ Button for saving registry information Button for saving temporary files Significance of the text: Saves all the files in temporary storage to the flash memory (for example. from the "Program Files" directory). Click on the necessary buttons.. If the check box is unchecked.7 Changing HMI device settings Requirements You have opened the "OP Properties". 09/2007.Configuring the operating system 6.

If you want to decrease the brightness. press the "DOWN" button. 6. The screen saver and the reduced screen backlighting functions are switched back off by means of the following actions: ● By pressing any key ● By touching the touch screen 102 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007.5 Setting the screen saver Introduction You can set the following time intervals on the HMI device: ● For the automatic activation of the screen saver ● For the automatic reduction in the screen's backlighting When you do not undertake an operation within the configured interval.7. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 3.7. Confirm your entries. 2. Result The screen settings have been changed. The dialog closes.Configuring the operating system 6. dialog "Display" tab with the "OP" icon. If you want to increase the brightness. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. the configured function will be activated automatically.4 Changing monitor settings Requirements You have opened the "OP Properties". press the "UP" button.7 Changing HMI device settings 6.

4. Activating the screen saver Screen contents which remain unchanged for long periods can remain dimly visible in the background. ① ② ③ Time interval in minutes until backlighting is reduced Period of time in minutes before the screen saver is activated Radio buttons for the screensaver Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Requirements You have opened the "Screensaver" dialog with the "ScreenSaver" icon. NOTICE Reduce backlighting The brightness of the backlighting decreases incrementally during its operational life.Configuring the operating system 6. The minimum time is 5 minutes and the maximum time is 71582 minutes. activate the "Standard" radio button. 3. activate the "Blank Screen" radio button. 09/2007. 2. the backlighting is also reduced. The dialog closes.7 Changing HMI device settings The function associated to the key or button will not be executed by this. Entering "0" disables the screen saver. Therefore activate the screen saver. When the screen saver is active. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 103 . In order to not shorten the operational lifetime of the backlighting unnecessarily. Entering "0" will deactivate the backlighting reduction. – If you do not want the screen saver to function. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Select either the screen saver or an empty screen. Confirm your entries. – If you want the screen saver to function. activate the backlighting reduction. This effect is reversible. Enter the interval in minutes after which the backlighting is to be reduced. Enter the number of minutes before the screen saver is to be activated.

Line printing of alarms is not possible on a network printer.6 Changing the printer properties Introduction The HMI device can print on local printers or network printers. Select a printer from the "Printer Language" selection box. 3. 4. The list of current printers and required settings for HMI devices can be found on the Internet under "http://support. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ Selection field for the printer Port selection box Network address of the printer Paper format selection box Group orientation with radio buttons for print orientation Print quality check box Color printing check box Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.7 Changing HMI device settings Result The screen saver and the reduced backlighting for the HMI device is set.Configuring the operating system 6.siemens. 09/2007. Select the port for the printer from the "Port" selection box. 2.automation.7. If you wish to print via the network. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 104 . You can print hardcopies and reports on a network printer. Select the paper format from the"Paper Size" selection box. Activate a radio button in the "Orientation" group. 5. – "Portrait" for portrait – "Landscape" for landscape MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6. Requirements You have opened the "Printer Properties" dialog with the "Printer" icon. enter the printer's network address in the "Network" text box.com/WW/view/de/11376409".

① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ Acoustic warnings and system events Program-specific sounds Notification sounds Acoustic feedback when using keys Acoustic feedback when using touch screen Keys and controller for setting volume for the "Enable sounds for" group Note If you deactivate the settings under "Enable sounds for". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 105 . Requirements You have opened the "Volume & Sounds Properties" dialog. "Volume" tab with the "Volume & Sounds" icon. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The dialog closes. If the printer selected can print in color and you wish it to do so. activate the "Color" check box. – Deactivate the "Draft Mode" check box if you wish to print with higher quality. Confirm your entries. With each touch or activation of a key. Select the print quality. 7. 09/2007. – Select the "Draft Mode" check box if you wish to print in draft mode.7 Enabling sound and setting sound volume Introduction You can activate an acoustic feedback for keyboard and touch screen operations.7 Changing HMI device settings 6. Result The settings for the printer have now been changed.7. 8.Configuring the operating system 6. a sound is emitted. no more acoustic signals will be emitted during inadvertent operations. 6.

4. Requirements ● A loudspeaker is connected to the HMI device. Activate the check boxes needed in the "Enable sounds for" group.7. Result The properties of the acoustic operation feedback are now set up. The dialog closes.8 Assigning sound to an event Introduction When acoustic feedback is activated. Use the "Loud" and "Soft" radio buttons to select between loud and quiet signaling. 3. 6. a sound is used to report an event. 2.7 Changing HMI device settings Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. use the controller or "Loud" and "Soft" keys to do this. If you want signaling for entries to be audible.Configuring the operating system 6. If you want to change the volume for acoustic messages. If no check boxes are activated. dialog "Sound" tab with the "Volume & Sounds" icon. You can select the sound to reflect the event. activate the following check box: – With key control: "Hardware buttons". ● You have opened the "Volume & Sounds Properties". 5. – With touch control: "Screen taps". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007. 106 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. no acoustic feedback will be output. Confirm your entries.

09/2007. Select a suitable sound from the "Event" group. ● You have changed the time zone setting ● You have changed the automatic daylight savings and standard setting NOTICE Data loss when the HMI device is restarted All volatile data is lost when the HMI device is rebooted. If you haven't managed to find a suitable sound. If you want to listen to the sound. 4. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 107 . Result The sound is set for acoustic feedback on operations. The sound selected is displayed in the "Sound" group in the associated list box.Configuring the operating system 6.7 Changing HMI device settings Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. button The sound is output by a loudspeaker connected to the HMI device.9 Restarting the HMI device Introduction The HMI device must be restarted in the following cases: ● You have activated or deactivated the PROFINET IO direct keys.7. 2. Check the following: • The project on the HMI device is complete • No data is being written to the flash memory MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6. 3. The sound selected is displayed in the "Sound" group in the associated list box. Use the to stop the output. The dialog closes. press the " " button. you can use the "Browse" button to switch to a folder of your choice. Confirm your entries.

09/2007. If you click on No. 108 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The HMI device restarts without delay. If you want to restart the HMI device. ① Button for restarting the HMI device Procedure 1.Configuring the operating system 6. all data which has not been backed up will be lost. 2. press the "Reboot" button. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Please close all applications before restarting. Result The HMI device starts. The following message is displayed: ① If you run this function.7 Changing HMI device settings Requirements You have opened the "OP Properties". Confirm by clicking on Yes. dialog "Device" tab with the "OP" icon. There will be no restart. the message will be closed.

7. The following figure applies to the MP 377 15" Touch. Requirements You have opened the "OP Properties". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 109 . The data displayed are device-specific and may therefore deviate from that of your HMI device. dialog "Device" tab with the "OP" icon. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ HMI device name Version of the HMI device image Version of the boot loader Boot loader release date Size of the internal flash memory in which the HMI device image and project are stored MAC address of the HMI device See "Restarting HMI device" chapter The HMI device-specific information is displayed in the "Device" tab. 09/2007.10 Displaying information about the HMI device Introduction You will need the device-specific information if you contact A&D Technical Support. Note The size of the internal flash memory does not correspond to the available working memory for a project.7 Changing HMI device settings 6.Configuring the operating system 6. See also Restarting the HMI device (Page 107) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

11 Displaying system properties Introduction The general system-specific information provides you with information about the processor.7. 09/2007.7. 110 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Configuring the operating system 6. Close the dialog. Applies for the usage of options: An alteration to the memory distribution may be necessary. Requirements You have opened the "System Properties".12 Displaying memory distribution Introduction The "Memory" system-specific information provides you with information about the distribution and size of the memory in the HMI device. operating system and memory.7 Changing HMI device settings 6. dialog "General" tab with the "System" The data displayed are device-specific and may therefore deviate from that of your HMI device. This dialog is read-only. 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Please refer to the accompanying documentation for further information. icon. NOTICE "Memory" tab Do not change the memory distribution in the "Memory" tab. ① ② Copyright to Microsoft Windows CE Details on processor and size of internal Flash memory Displaying system properties The system properties are displayed.

8 Setting storage location Introduction There are various storage locations available for storing the compressed source file of your project. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 111 . ① ② ③ Directory where the project file is saved Directory where the compressed source file of your project is saved Storage location and initialization file of the HMI device for process operation MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Close the dialog. Determine the HMI device's current memory structure 2.Configuring the operating system 6.8 Setting storage location Requirements You have opened the "System Properties". dialog "Directories" tab with the "Transfer" icon. The following describes how you can set the storage location. 6. Procedure 1. 09/2007. Requirements You have opened the "Transfer Settings". dialog "Memory" tab with the "System" icon.

Configuring the operating system 6. The Loader is displayed during the delay time. Confirm your entries.9 Setting the delay time NOTICE Settings under "Project File" and "Path" The project may not open the next time the HMI device is started if changes are made in the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes. the project's source file is stored in the specified location. 6. Result The storage location for the HMI device is now set. The external memory card or the location in the data network can be defined as the storage location. 112 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. During the next backup process. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . a project can be started after a delay.9 Setting the delay time Introduction Once the HMI device has been switched on. Select a memory location from the "Project Backup" text box. 09/2007. Do not change the entries in the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes. The dialog closes. 2. Procedure 1. Requirements You have opened the "Transfer Settings". dialog "Directories" tab with the "Transfer" icon.

The following uninterruptible power supplies are supported: SITOP DC UPS modules as of a rated power value of 6 A. Confirm your entries. e. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The dialog closes. 6EP1931-2DC42 Connect the UPS to the 24-V input and a USB port. Procedure 1. Do not change the entries in the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes. an operating element must be configured to close the project. the project starts immediately. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 113 .10 Setting the uninterruptible power supply NOTICE Settings under "Project File" and "Path" The project may not open the next time the HMI device is started if changes are made in the "Project File" and "Path" text boxes. Configure the USB port for UPS monitoring.Configuring the operating system 6. If you still wish to access the Loader. 09/2007. This avoids the loss of data. Select the desired delay time in seconds from the "Wait [sec]" selection box. It is then no longer possible to call the Loader after switching on the HMI device.g. A UPS ensures that the HMI device is shut down in a controlled manner after a buffer time in the event of a power failure. See also Overview (Page 142) 6.10 Setting the uninterruptible power supply Introduction UPS monitoring is an option you load as an add-on with ProSave. Result The delay time for the HMI device is now set. With the value "0". 2.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . You will receive a message when UPS takes effect. ① ② ③ ④ Text box for the time after which the "Battery mode activated" message is displayed Check box for enabling battery mode Text box for the time after which the "Faulty port" message is displayed Check box for the "Faulty port" message Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Enter the time for terminating applications in the "min" and "s" text boxes. Select the message you want from the list box. Applications such as HMI Runtime and WinAC MP are then terminated depending on the time entered. If the port to which the UPS is connected is faulty and you therefore want to receive a message. See also State of uninterruptible power supply (Page 115) 114 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 4. activate the "Battery mode" check box. 2. dialog "Configuration" tab with the "UPS" icon. Enter the time after which the "Faulty port" message is displayed in the "min" and "s" text boxes. If you want to enable battery mode. Result Port monitoring for the UPS is set. activate the "Port disturbed" check box. 09/2007.10 Setting the uninterruptible power supply Requirements You have opened the "UPS Properties". 5. 3.Configuring the operating system 6.

Configuring the operating system 6. Installing the UPS monitoring software." message appears when the UPS is not connected. you can display the monitoring state of this port. 09/2007.11 State of uninterruptible power supply Introduction If you have connected a UPS to a USB port. The message is changed according to the current setting. Requirements You have opened the "UPS Properties". press the "Update" button. The message will remain unchanged if no check boxes in the "Configuration" tab have been activated. ① The "UPS program is not running. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Connect the UPS. See also Setting the uninterruptible power supply (Page 113) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. dialog "Current status" tab with the "UPS" icon. Result The current monitoring state for the UPS is displayed. If you want to update the monitoring state. No current status available. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 115 .11 State of uninterruptible power supply 6. 2. 3.

Use the device name from the HW Config of STEP 7.Configuring the operating system 6. If PROFINET IO direct keys are used in the project. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . This device name does not correspond to the device name used under Windows CE. for example. ① ② ③ Activating or deactivating the PROFINET IO direct keys Text box for the device name MAC address of the HMI device NOTICE Inconsistent device name If the device name does not match the device name entered in the HW Config of STEP 7. 116 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.12 Enabling PROFINET IO PROFINET IO If the HMI device is connected to the PLC via PROFINET. can be configured as PROFINET IO direct keys. Requirements You have opened the "PROFINET" dialog with the "PROFINET" icon. they must be enabled. 09/2007. the direct keys do not work.12 Enabling PROFINET IO 6. Note If you enable PROFINET IO direct keys. PROFINET IO direct keys and PROFIBUS DP direct keys are mutually exclusive. function keys or buttons. you cannot use the RS 422/RS 485 port for serial communication.

● Special characters such as umlauts. ● The device name must not start or end with a the "-" character. ● The device name must not start with the character sequence "port-xyz-" (x. hyphen or point) ● A name component within the device name. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 117 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. underscores. Note A project can only be transferred from the configuring PC to the HMI device when at least one of the data channels is enabled on the HMI device.13 Changing transfer settings 6. are not permitted. digits. The dialog closes. y. The hyphen is the one exception.n.Configuring the operating system 6. ● The device name must not take the form n. 6. 3. z = 0 to 9). e. a string between two points.n (n = 0 to 999). spaces etc.n. may not exceed 63 characters.g. Enter the device name of the HMI device. slashes. Result The PROFINET IO direct keys are enabled.1 Configuring the data channel Introduction If you block all data channels. the device name must be unique and satisfy the DNS conventions.13 Changing transfer settings Within the ETHERNET data network. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Confirm your entries. 2. These include: ● Restriction to 127 characters in total (letters.13. brackets. If you want to enable the PROFINET IO direct keys. 09/2007. activate the "PROFINET IO enabled" check box. the HMI device is protected against unintentional overwriting of the project data and HMI device image.

The next time the project is started on the HMI device. Transfer mode using "Channel 2" When the project on the HMI device starts. ① ② ③ Group for the data channel 1 (Channel 1) Group for the data channel 2 (Channel 2) Button for the "MPI/DP-Transfer Settings" and/or "Network and Dial-Up Connections" dialog WARNING Unintentional transfer mode Unintentional transfer mode could cause unintentional actions to be triggered in the plant. NOTICE "Remote control" for "Channel 1" If the "Remote Control" check box is activated during "Online" operating mode. • Then return to "Transfer" mode. • Change the settings on the HMI device.13 Changing transfer settings Requirements The "Transfer Settings" dialog. Once the serial transfer is complete. transfer parameters. the X10 port cannot be used for communication.g. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . e. "Channel" tab has been opened with the "Transfer Settings" icon. 09/2007. The "Remote Control" check box must be deactivated for "Online" operating mode. the settings will be overwritten by the values from the project. You can change the settings for the transfer via "Channel 2". for MPI/PROFIBUS DP are overwritten with the values from the project. in the "Channel 1" group you must therefore deactivate the "Remote Control" check box. The following steps are required: • Close the project. HMI device address. 118 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Configuring the operating system 6. Ensure that the configuring PC does not inadvertently switch the HMI device to transfer mode during the open project.

activate the "Enable Channel" check box in the "Channel 1" or "Channel 2" group. – Confirm your entries. the settings only go into effect after the transfer function is restarted. If you have enabled the data channel for "Channel 2". 3. the RS-422/RS-485 port is enabled for the serial data transfer. This may occur if the Control Panel is opened to change the transfer properties in an active project. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. If you want to enable a data channel. – Open the "ERTEC400" entry. Confirm your entries. Result The data channel is configured. See also Overview (Page 142) Backup and restore using WinCC flexible (Page 149) Backup and restore using ProSave (Page 151) Changing MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings (Page 120) Changing the network configuration (Page 126) MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Applies to "ETHERNET": – Use the "Advanced" button to change to "Network&Dial-Up Connections".Configuring the operating system 6. activate the associated "Remote Control" check box. Enter further parameters if required. – The dialog "S7-Transfer Settings" is closed. 5. select the log from the selection box.13 Changing transfer settings Note If the HMI device is in "Transfer" mode while changes are made to the transfer settings. 2. – Confirm your entries. If you want to enable the automatic transfer. – Close "Network&Dial-Up Connections". Applies to "MPI/PROFIBUS DP": – Use the "Advanced" button to switch to the "S7-Transfer Settings" dialog. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 119 . 09/2007. In the "Channel 1" group. Applies to "USB": – No settings are needed for "USB". The dialog closes. The network port is enabled in the "Channel 2" group. You can change the settings for MPI/PROFIBUS DP there. You can change the TCP/IP settings there. 4.

① ② Network selection Button for opening the properties dialog 120 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007. Requirements You have opened the "S7-Transfer Settings" dialog with the "S7-Transfer Settings" icon. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . the settings only go into effect after the transfer function is restarted. In the following cases. • Change the settings on the HMI device. The settings for MPI/PROFIBUS DP transfer can be modified.13.Configuring the operating system 6. • Then return to "Transfer" mode. the transfer settings might have to be changed: ● The first time the project is transferred ● If changes are made to the project but are only applied later NOTICE Transfer mode using MPI/PROFIBUS DP The bus parameters are read from the project currently loaded on the HMI device.2 Changing MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings Introduction The communication settings for MPI or PROFIBUS DP are defined in the HMI device project. The following steps are required: • Close the project.13 Changing transfer settings 6. The changed MP/PROFIBUS DP settings will be overwritten in the following cases: • The project is started again • A project is transferred and started Transfer settings If the HMI device is in "Transfer" mode while changes are made to the transfer settings.

Use the "Properties" button to open the "MPI" or "PROFIBUS" dialog. 4. If there are several masters connected on the bus. Select the transmission rate from the "Transmission Rate" text box. deactivate the "Panel is the only master on the bus" check box. Select a network. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ The HMI device is the only master on the bus. 09/2007. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 5.Configuring the operating system 6. Bus address of the HMI device Time-out Data transmission rate in total network Highest station address in the network Profile Button for displaying the bus parameters 3. 6. 2. Enter the bus address for the HMI device in the "Address" text box. NOTICE The bus address in the "Address" text box must be unique throughout the MPI/PROFIBUS DP network. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 121 . Enter the highest station address on the bus in the "Highest Station Address" or "Highest Station" text box.13 Changing transfer settings Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.

If you want to view the profile data.Configuring the operating system 6. Select the desired profile from the "Profile" selection box. See also Configuring the data channel (Page 117) 122 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. NOTICE The bus parameters must be the same for all stations in the MPI/PROFIBUS DP network. Confirm your entries. 09/2007. Close the "Profile" dialog. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .13 Changing transfer settings 7. The dialog closes. 9. The "Profile" dialog is read-only. 8. press the "Busparameter" button of the PROFIBUS dialog. The profile data are displayed. Result The MPI/PROFIBUS DP settings of the HMI device have been changed. 10.

The corresponding servers are generally available in PROFINET networks.Configuring the operating system 6. Note Information on communication using SIMATIC S7 via PROFINET is provided in the "WinCC flexible communication" user manual.1 Overview of network operation Introduction You can connect the HMI device to a PROFINET network via the Ethernet port.14. Consult your network administrator if you have questions in this regard.14 Configuring network operation 6.14 Configuring network operation 6. Note The use of TCP/IP addresses to address PCs is not supported by the operating system. These computer names are translated from a DNS or WINS server to TCP/IP addresses. This means that users can access files of a node with TCP/IP server functionality from the HMI device via the network. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 123 . you cannot. for example. exporting and importing of recipe data records on or from a server ● Setting up of message and data archives ● Transferring a project ● Saving data Addressing Within a PROFINET network. NOTICE The HMI device can only be used in PROFINET networks. the following options: ● Printing via a network printer ● Saving. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The HMI device only has client functionality in the PC network. 09/2007. access data on the HMI device from a PC via the network. This is why a DNS or WINS server is needed for addressing via computer names when the HMI device is in a PROFINET network. computers are usually addressed using computer names. The connection to a network offers. However. for example.

Configure the network address. what are the addresses of the name server? General procedure for configuring the network The HMI device must be configured prior to network operation. what are the addresses of the name server? ● If a WINS network is used. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007. for example hardcopy or logs are available without restriction via the network. 124 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Save the settings.Configuring the operating system 6. Preparation Before beginning the configuration. 2. The configuration is basically divided into the following steps: Proceed as follows: 1. Set the logon information. request the following network parameters from your network administrator. 3. Enter the computer name of the HMI device. ● Does the network use DHCP for dynamic assignment of network addresses? If not. ● Which TCP/IP address does the default gateway have? ● If a DNS network is used. get a new TCP/IP network address for the HMI device. 4. All other printing functions.14 Configuring network operation Printing via a network printer The HMI device's operating system does not support line by line alarm logging via a network printer.

2. Confirm your entries. ① ② Device name of the HMI device Description for the HMI device (optional) Note To activate the network functions.14 Configuring network operation 6. enter a unique computer name in the "Device name" text box. dialog "Device Name" tab with the "System" icon. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Result The device name for the HMI device is now set. 3. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 125 .Configuring the operating system 6.14. If necessary. Enter the device name for the HMI device in the "Device name" text box. 09/2007. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. enter a description for the HMI device in the "Device description" text box. The dialog closes.2 Setting the device name of the HMI device Introduction The HMI device uses the device name to identify itself in the communication network. Requirements You have opened the "System Properties".

"Subnet Mask" text boxes and if necessary in "Default Gateway". change to the "Name Servers" tab. 6. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 2. select the "Obtain an IP address via DHCP" radio button. If you have selected manual issuing of addresses. The "'ERTEC400 Ethernet Driver' Settings" dialog is opened. Requirements You have opened the following display using the "Network&Dial-Up Connections" icon. select the "Specify an IP address" radio button. 3. If you need automatic issuing of addresses.3 Changing the network configuration Introduction You can change the network settings for the LAN connection under "Network&DialUp Connections". 5. Enter the respective addresses in the text boxes. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 126 .14.14 Configuring network operation 6. 09/2007. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. If you need manual issuing of addresses. If a name server is used in the network. 4. enter the corresponding addresses in the "IP Address".Configuring the operating system 6. Open the "ERTEC400" entry.

Requirements You have opened the "Network ID" dialog with the "Network ID" icon. 3. 4.14 Configuring network operation 7.14. The dialog closes.4 Changing the logon data Introduction Windows CE uses this information to gain access to the network resources. password and domain you have received from your administrator. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 127 . Enter the user name. Enter the user name in the "User name" text box. 09/2007. The Control Panel is displayed again. 2. Enter your password in the "Password" text box. Confirm your entries. Result The logon information has now been set. Enter the domain name in the "Domain" text box. The dialog closes. Confirm your entries. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.Configuring the operating system 6. See also Configuring the data channel (Page 117) 6. Result The LAN connection parameters for the HMI device have been changed. 8. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Close the "Network&Dial-Up Connections" display.

Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.14. 2. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. ① ② ③ Setting the SMTP server Name for the sender E-mail account Note Additional tabs may appear in the "WinCC flexible Internet Settings" dialog. – Activate the "Use the default of the project file" radio button if you want to use the SMTP server configured in the project. Some e-mail providers only allow you to send mail if you specify the e-mail account. 3. The dialog closes. Enter the name for the sender in the "Sender" text box. 09/2007.14 Configuring network operation 6. Enter the e-mail account for your e-mail in the "Authentication" text box.Configuring the operating system 6. – Deactivate the "Use the default of the project file" radio button if you do not want to use the SMTP server configured in the project. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 128 . Confirm your entries. Specify the SMTP server. This depends on the options that have been enabled for network operation in the project. Specify the required SMTP server. Result The e-mail settings have been changed.5 Changing e-mail settings Requirements You have opened the "WinCC flexible Internet Settings" dialog with the "WinCC Internet Settings" icon. The "Authentication" text box can remain empty if your e-mail provider allows you to send mail without checking the account. 4.

Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 6.6 6. press the "Clear History" button. press the "Clear Cache" button. Confirm your entries. 09/2007. Enter the required cache memory size in the "Cache" text box.14. Enter the address of the required search engine in the "Search Page" text box.6. 2. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.14 Configuring network operation 6. If you want to delete the history.1 Changing Internet settings Changing general Internet settings Requirements You have opened the "Internet Options". The dialog closes. Note Do not change the settings in the "User Agent" field. 5.14. Result The general parameters for the Internet browser have been set. Enter the homepage for the Internet browser in the "Start Page" text box. dialog "General" tab with the "Internet Options" icon. 4.Configuring the operating system 6. If you want to delete the cache memory. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 129 . 3.

6.14. In order to ensure a high level of privacy. You can activate or deactivate the usage of encryption protocols.Configuring the operating system 6. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.6.3 Changing privacy settings Cookies and encryption Cookies are pieces of information sent by a web server to a browser. 09/2007. Select the "Use LAN (no autodial)" check box. the cookies are sent back. Confirm your entries. Common encryption protocols include SSL and TLS.2 Setting the proxy server Requirements You have opened the "Internet Options". in the "Network" group. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .14 Configuring network operation 6. 2. The required settings can be obtained from your network administrator. activate the "Access the Internet using a proxy server" check box. Specify the address of the proxy server and the port. activate the "Bypass proxy server for local addresses" check box. If you are using a proxy server. data are sent via the Internet in encrypted form. The dialog closes. This enables information to be stored between the accesses. 3. 4. dialog "Connection" tab with the "Internet Options" icon. In the event of subsequent access to the web server. 130 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. If you want to bypass the proxy server for local addresses.14.6.

Select the required cookie behavior by means of the radio buttons.14 Configuring network operation Requirements You have opened the "Internet Options" dialog. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Configuring the operating system 6. "Privacy" tab with the "Internet Options" icon. If you want allow cookies which are restricted to a single session. – "Prompt" Cookies will be stored on request. 3. Activate the required encryption protocol. – "Accept" Cookies are stored without request. Result The logon information has now been set. 5. Confirm your entries. The dialog closes. Change to the "Advanced" tab. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 2. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 131 . 09/2007. 4. activate the "Always allow session cookies" check box. – "Block" Cookies will not be stored.

If required. The required settings can be obtained from your network administrator.6. Select the type of certificate from the selection box: – "Trusted Authorities" – "My Certificates" – "Other Certificates" 2. If you want to list the properties of the certificate marked.14 Configuring network operation 6. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.4 Overview Importing and deleting certificates You can import. Confirm your entries. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 132 . 3. The certificates differ in the following ways: ● Certificates that you trust ● Own certificates ● Other certificates You can import additional certificates and delete certificates that are not required. The dialog closes. 09/2007. Requirements You have opened the "Certificates" dialog with the "Certificates" icon. 5. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. If required. Mark the desired certificate. 4. A dialog with source details will open. delete certificates with the "Remove" button.Configuring the operating system 6.14. Result The changes to the certificates have been undertaken. view and delete certificates that have been imported for the HMI device. start the importing process with the "Import" button. press the "View" button.

MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Remove the memory card from the HMI device.Configuring the operating system 6.using a memory card for the first time NOTICE Loss of data possible The first time you use a memory card the HMI device will request that you format the card. Format the memory card on the HMI device. 2. 09/2007. Procedure . 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 133 . Cancel the formatting procedure by pressing "ESC". The following external storage devices are possible: ● External memory ● USB memory stick Requirements ● The HMI device features an external storage device with sufficient free space. Proceed as follows: 1. Save a backup copy of vital data to a PC. Insert the memory card into the HMI device. 5. Save a backup copy of memory card data to a PC before formatting. 4. 3. ● You have opened the "Backup/Restore" dialog with the "Backup/Restore" icon.15 Saving to external storage device (backup) 6. applications and data from the internal in flash memory of the HMI device to an external storage device.15 Saving to external storage device (backup) Introduction A backup involves copying the operating system.

If the "You may have an old backup on the storage card." message appears. 134 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The HMI device checks the external memory. Select the external memory for backup from the "Please select a Storage Card" list box. Press the "BACKUP" button to open the "Select Storage Card" dialog. 09/2007. an external memory with a greater memory capacity is needed. Backup is aborted. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 ." 4. Acknowledge this message. If the "This storage card. 3. Acknowledge this message.. there is already a backup on the external memory.no storage card available ---" message appears if there is no external memory in the HMI device or if this memory is defective. The dialog closes. Insert an external memory or a different one. If you do not want to overwrite the backup. press the "No" button.Configuring the operating system 6. 2. The "--.15 Saving to external storage device (backup) Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Result The HMI device data is now saved on the external memory. the following message is displayed: "The operation completed successfully. Click on the "Start Backup" button.. When the backup process is completed. Do you want to delete it?" message appears. Several messages are displayed in sequence during the backup process: – Saving registry data – Copy files A progress bar shows the status of the backup process. Otherwise click on the "Yes" button. Insert an external memory with a greater memory capacity and restart the backup process.

Back up the HMI device's data before restoring if required.16 Restoring from external storage device Introduction A restore operation deletes the old data from flash memory of the HMI device on confirmation. Requirements ● The external memory holding the backed up data is inserted in the HMI device. ● You have opened the "Backup/Restore" dialog with the "Backup/Restore" icon.Configuring the operating system 6. NOTICE Loss of data possible All data on the HMI device will be deleted during a restore operation.16 Restoring from external storage device 6. External memory with data backup If several external memories with data backups are plugged in. License keys are deleted after counter-inquiry. The data stored on the external memory is then copied to the internal flash Flash memory. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 135 . 09/2007. Remove the external memory with the data backups not needed. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. the data cannot be restored.

No storage card detected. Are you sure? MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 5.message appears.no storage card available --.no storage card available ---" message appears if there is no external memory in the HMI device or if this memory is defective.16 Restoring from external storage device Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. All files (except files on storage cards) and the registry will be erased. the following message is displayed: "You are starting RESTORE now. All files files except those located on the external memory will be deleted. Tab entries are also deleted. Insert a storage card and press the "Refresh" button. – "Starting Restore" – "Checking data" When the data has been checked.Configuring the operating system 6. The data to be restored is checked. – Select the external memory with the backup from the "Storage Card with Backup detected" selection box. Select the external memory with the backup from the "Storage Card with Backup detected" selection box. 3. The content of the selection box will be changed. Restoring is then aborted. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 136 . If the --. – Insert a memory card or a different one. Click on the "Start Restore" button. 2. press the "Cancel" button. – Click on the "Refresh" button. Are you sure?" The message means that the restore process can be started. ① ② No storage card available Only one storage card containing backup is allowed. The following messages are displayed in sequence during the check. 09/2007. 4. The "--. Restoring is started. Press the "RESTORE" button to open the "Storage Card" dialog.

Configuring the operating system 6.17 Activate memory management
6. If you do not want to allow the data to be deleted from the HMI device, abort the restore process by pressing the "ESC" button. 7. Start to restore the data by selecting "Yes". The following messages are displayed in sequence during the restore: – "Deleting files on flash" – "Restore CE Image" A progress bar shows the status of the restore process. When restore is completed, the following message is displayed: "Restore succesfully finished. Press ok, remove your storage card and reboot your device." 8. Remove the external memory. 9. Acknowledge this message. The HMI device starts.

Result
The data from the external memory is now on the HMI device. Note Calibrating the touch screen After the reset, you may have to recalibrate the touch screen.

6.17

Activate memory management

Memory management
Provided the memory management is activated, the HMI device will automatically close the project if the memory needs reorganizing during an active project. The project is shut down and the HMI device will display a message. You have to restart the project. NOTICE Memory management If you do not activate memory management, undefined states can occur during the runtime of the project. Active memory management from the "OP Properties" dialog.

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Requirements
You have opened the "OP Properties", dialog "Memory Monitoring" tab with the "OP" icon.

① ② ③

Maximum memory used since the HMI device was last switched on Percentage of memory currently used Activate memory management

Procedure
Proceed as follows: 1. If you want to enable memory management, activate the check box. If memory management is active and there is not enough working memory, the SIMATIC HMI runtime and therefore the current project will be closed. 2. Confirm your entries. The dialog closes.

Result
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7.1 Overview

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Configuration phase
A project – the process image of the working process – is produced during configuration to visualize automated working processes. The process displays for the project contain displays for values and messages which provide information about process statuses. The process control phase follows the configuration phase.

Process control phase
The project must be transferred to the HMI device if it is to be used in process control. Another precondition for process control is that the HMI device is connected online to a controller. Current working processes - operating and observing - can then be subject to process control.

Transferring the project to the HMI device
You can transfer a project to an HMI device as follows: ● Transfer from the configuring PC ● Restore from a PC using ProSave In this case, an archived project is transferred from a PC to the HMI device. The configuration software need not be installed on this PC.

Commissioning and recommissioning
Initial and re-start-ups differ in the following respects: ● When the HMI device is commissioned there is no project at first. The HMI device is also in this state after the operating system has been updated. ● When recommissioning, any project already on the HMI device is replaced.

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7.2

Operating modes

Operating modes
The HMI device may be in the following operating modes: ● Offline ● Online ● Transfer "Offline mode" and "Online mode" can be set on both the configuring PC and the HMI device. To set these modes on the HMI device, use a corresponding operating element of the project.

Changing the operating mode
The configuration engineer must have configured an appropriate operating element to allow a change of the operating mode on the HMI device during ongoing operation. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation

"Offline" operating mode
In this mode, there is no communication between the HMI device and PLC. Although the HMI device can be operated, it cannot exchange data with the PLC.

"Online" operating mode
In this mode, the HMI device and PLC communicate. You can operate the plant on the HMI device according to your system configuration.

"Transfer" mode
In this mode, you can transfer a project from the configuring PC to the HMI device or backup and restore HMI device data, for example. The following options are available for setting "Transfer" mode on the HMI device: ● When the HMI device starts up Start "Transfer" mode manually in the HMI device Loader. ● During ongoing operation Start the "Transfer" mode manually within the project using an operating element. The HMI device toggles to "Transfer" mode when automatic mode is set and a transfer is initiated on the configuring PC.

See also
Backup and restore using WinCC flexible (Page 149) Backup and restore using ProSave (Page 151)

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7.3

Using existing projects
The following table shows how you can reuse existing projects, while observing the screen size:
HMI device in the existing project MP 370 12" Touch MP 370 12" Key MP 370 15" Touch New HMI device MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch

The following cases are possible: 1. Project exists in ProTool Migrate the project to WinCC flexible and subsequently carry out an HMI device switch. 2. Project exists in WinCC flexible Carry out an HMI device switch in WinCC flexible. If you migrate existing projects from HMI devices with a different screen size, images which have already been configured are converted during the migration. Further information on the subject can be found in the WinCC flexible Online Help or in the "WinCC flexible Migration" manual.

7.4
Overview

Data transmission options

The following table shows the options for data transfer between the MP 377 and the configuring PC.
Type Backup Data channel Serial 1) MPI/PROFIBUS DP USB PROFINET Restoring Serial 1) MPI/PROFIBUS DP USB PROFINET Updating the operating system Serial 1) MPI/PROFIBUS DP USB PROFINET PROFINET with restore to factory setting MP 377 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Type Transferring a project Data channel Serial 1) MPI/PROFIBUS DP USB 2) PROFINET Installing or removing an option Serial USB PROFINET License key transferring or transferring back Serial 1) MPI/PROFIBUS DP USB PROFINET
1) 2) 1)

MP 377 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MPI/PROFIBUS DP

Applies when PC/PPI cable 6ES7 901-3CB30-0XA0 is used You must not connect the HMI device to a USB 2.0 hub.

See also
Overview (Page 142) Backup and restore using WinCC flexible (Page 149) Backup and restore using ProSave (Page 151)

7.5

Transfer

7.5.1
Transfer

Overview

Transfer the executable project from the configuring PC to the HMI device. You can start the "Transfer" mode manually or automatically on the HMI device. Transferred data is written directly to the internal flash memory on the HMI device. For the transfer, you use a data channel which you have to configure before starting a transfer.

Backtransfer
You have the option to transfer the compressed project file together with the runtime project to the HMI device. If necessary, the compressed project file can be transferred back to the configuring PC and edited. The HMI device must be equipped with an external memory card to which the compressed project file can be saved.

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hmi" is opened in WinCC flexible. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. See also Setting the delay time (Page 112) Configuring the data channel (Page 117) Data transmission options (Page 141) 7. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The configuring PC checks the connection to the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 143 . 4. an error message is displayed on the configuring PC.Commissioning a project 7. 2. 6. ● The HMI device is connected to a configuring PC. Select the HMI device in the left area of the dialog. ● In the Loader of the HMI device. 09/2007. ● The HMI device is in "Transfer" mode. Start transfer in WinCC flexible with "Transfer". The project is transferred to the HMI device. If the connection is not available or is defective. The "Select devices for transfer" dialog opens. If you wish to transfer the compressed project file together with the runtime project to the HMI device: Select the "Enable backtransfer" check box. Set the transfer parameters in the right area of the dialog. Set the connection parameters. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.5. select the "Transfer settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible.2 Starting manual transfer Introduction You can manually switch the HMI device to "Transfer" mode as follows: ● With a configured operating element during ongoing operation. 3. 5.5 Transfer NOTICE Compressed project file WinCC flexible does not check whether the compressed project file stored on the HMI device corresponds to the existing runtime project. Requirements ● The project "*. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC. On the configuring PC.

5. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .3 Starting automatic transfer Introduction If automatic transfer is activated. 09/2007. Automatic transfer is particularly suited for the test phase of a new project since transfer is completed without interfering with the HMI device. ● The project is started on the HMI device. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device. The transferred project is then started automatically. Requirements ● The project *. the HMI device automatically changes into "Transfer" mode during operations as soon as a transfer starts on the configuring PC connected. deactivate the automatic transfer so that the HMI device cannot be inadvertently switched to transfer mode. 144 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. the HMI device only changes into "Transfer" mode when the project is running on the HMI device.hmi is opened in WinCC flexible. Note With automatic transfer. You can issue a password in the control panel to restrict access to the transfer settings and thus avoid unauthorized modifications. ● The HMI device is connected to a configuring PC. 7.5 Transfer Result When the transfer is completed successfully. ● The automatic transfer is activated in the data channel for the transfer. the project currently running is automatically stopped. The HMI device then automatically switches to "Transfer" mode. the project can be found on the HMI device.Commissioning a project 7. NOTICE If the automatic transfer has been activated on the HMI device and a transfer is initiated on the configuring PC. After the commissioning phase. The transfer mode can trigger unintentional actions in the device.

MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. the project can be found on the HMI device. Result When the transfer is completed successfully.5 Transfer Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. If the connection is not available or is defective. ● The HMI device is connected to a configuring PC. an error message is displayed on the configuring PC.4 Starting backtransfer Requirements ● No project is open in WinCC flexible. Set the transfer parameters in the right area of the dialog. On the configuring PC. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC. If you wish to transfer the compressed project file together with the runtime project to the HMI device: Select the "Enable backtransfer" check box. ● The memory card containing the compressed project file is inserted into the HMI device. Start transfer in WinCC flexible with "Transfer".Commissioning a project 7. The "Select devices for transfer" dialog opens. 3. The HMI device shuts down the current project and automatically switches to "Transfer" mode The project is transferred to the HMI device.5. 2. 4. 6. Select the HMI device in the left area of the dialog. select the "Transfer settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. The transferred project is then started automatically. The configuring PC checks the connection to the HMI device. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 145 . 5. ● The HMI device is in "Transfer" mode. Set the connection parameters. 7. 09/2007.

Result After successful backtransfer. If the connection is not available or is defective. select the "Communication settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. the project is opened on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible. Select the "Transfer" > "Backtransfer" command in the "Project" menu. 2. Set the connection parameters. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC. On the configuring PC.5 Transfer Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 09/2007. ● Offline testing of the project on the HMI device Offline testing means that communication between the HMI device and PLC is down while the test is being carried out. Select the type of HMI device. The "Backtransfer" dialog opens. 7. followed by the "Online test". 146 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.5. Close the dialog with "OK". Perform the tests. 3.5 Testing a project Introduction There are two options to test a project: ● Test the project on the configuring PC You can test a project at a configuring PC. The "Communication Settings" dialog opens. The compressed project file is transferred back from the HMI device to the configuring PC. 5. using a simulator. refer to the "WinCC flexible" user manual and to the WinCC flexible Online Help. Click "OK" to start the backtransfer process. For detailed information. Note You should always test the project on the HMI device on which the project will be used. ● Online testing of the project on the HMI device Online testing means that the HMI device and PLC communicate with each other during testing. 4.Commissioning a project 7. an error message is displayed on the configuring PC. 6. The configuring PC checks the connection to the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . starting with the "Offline test".

Procedure In "Online" mode. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 147 . Check the correct layout of the screens 2. 09/2007. Check the screen navigation 3. for example alarms. you can test individual project functions on the HMI device without them being affected by the PLC. Enter the tag values The test increases the certainty that the project will run error-free on the HMI device. You have the option to test all communication-dependent functions. Requirements for online testing ● The project has been transferred to the HMI device. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Requirements for offline testing ● The project has been transferred to the HMI device. Check the input objects 4. ● The HMI device is in "Offline" mode. PLC tags are updated in this case. are not updated.5 Transfer Check the following: 1. Test the operating elements and visualization of the project as far as possible without connecting to the PLC. therefore.Commissioning a project 7. ● The HMI device is in "Online" mode. etc. you can test individual project functions on the HMI device without them being affected by the PLC. Procedure In "Offline" mode. PLC tags. Test the operating elements and views of the project.

General information NOTICE Power failure If a complete restore operation is interrupted due to power failure on the HMI device.6. the transfer parameters are not backed up! Use one of the following tools for backup and restore: ● WinCC flexible ● ProSave Note Alternatively.Commissioning a project 7. Compatibility conflict If a message is output on the HMI device warning of a compatibility conflict during the restore operation.1 Overview Backup and restore You can back up and restore the following data found in the internal flash memory of the HMI device with a PC: ● Project and HMI device image ● Password list ● Recipe data ● License keys Note When using WinAC MP. use the control panel to back up to an external memory device.6 Backup and restore 7. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007. the operating system must be updated. See also Saving to external storage device (backup) (Page 133) 148 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. the operating system of the HMI device may be deleted! In this case.6 Backup and restore 7. you have to reset the HMI device to its factory settings.

The relevant data is now backed up on the configuring PC.6 Backup and restore 7. Set the connection parameters. Result The system outputs a message when the backup is completed. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 7. Select the "Backup" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. 5. On the configuring PC. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation. Start the backup operation in WinCC flexible with "OK" on the configuring PC. If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 149 . Select the data to be backed up. 3. ● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC.6. Select the type of HMI device. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC. The "Backup Settings" dialog opens. 6. Select a destination folder and a file name for the "*. 2. Procedure for backup Proceed as follows: 1. 09/2007. 8. 9. The "Communication Settings" dialog opens. the HMI device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when a backup is initiated. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible. 4. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.2 Backup and restore using WinCC flexible Requirements ● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible. select the "Communication settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. Close the dialog with "OK".psb" backup file.Commissioning a project 7.

A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation. 2. Start the restore operation in WinCC flexible with "OK" on the configuring PC. Set the connection parameters. the device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when a restore operation is initiated. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC. Select the "Restore" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. a dialog will appear. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Close the dialog with "OK". Select the type of HMI device. – Then restart the restore process. 4. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. the data backed up on the configuring PC is now on the HMI device. abort the backup and first back up the HMI device's license keys. The "Communication Settings" dialog opens. 6. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible. Select the "*. You can see the HMI device for which the backup file was created and the type of backup data the file contains. Result When the restore is successfully completed. 5. Use this dialog to establish whether you want to overwrite the license keys or abort the restore process. select the "Communication settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. 09/2007. See also Transferring and transferring back license keys (Page 163) Configuring the data channel (Page 117) Operating modes (Page 140) Data transmission options (Page 141) 150 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 7. 3. If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device.6 Backup and restore Procedure for restore Proceed as follows: 1. 9. If there are license keys both on the HMI device and in the backup.psb" backup file to be restored from the "Open" field. – If necessary. The "Restore Settings" dialog opens. On the configuring PC.Commissioning a project 7. 8.

09/2007. the HMI device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when a backup is initiated. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC. Start the backup operation in ProSave with "Start Backup". A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation. 4. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab. 5. If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device.Commissioning a project 7. Select the data to be backed up in the "Backup" tab. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.6. Result The system outputs a message when the backup is completed. start ProSave on the PC.psb" backup file.6 Backup and restore 7. 7. 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 151 . From the Windows Start menu. Set the connection parameters.3 Backup and restore using ProSave Requirements ● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device. Select a destination folder and a file name for the "*. 3. 2. Procedure for backup Proceed as follows: 1. The relevant data is now backed up on the PC. Follow the instructions in ProSave.

5. start ProSave on the PC. – If necessary. You can see the HMI device for which the backup file was created and the type of backup data the file contains. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. the data backed up on the PC is now on the HMI device. the device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when a restore operation is initiated. Select the "*. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab. Use this dialog to establish whether you want to overwrite the license keys or abort the restore process.6 Backup and restore Procedure for restore Proceed as follows: 1.Commissioning a project 7. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC. 7.psb" backup file to be restored from the "Restore" tab. Result When the restore is successfully completed. a dialog will appear. If there are license keys both on the HMI device and in the backup. 2. A status view opens to indicate the progress of the operation. If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device. 4. abort the backup and first back up the HMI device's license keys. 09/2007. Set the connection parameters. 3. Follow the instructions in ProSave. See also Configuring the data channel (Page 117) Operating modes (Page 140) Data transmission options (Page 141) Transferring and transferring back license keys (Page 163) 152 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . – Then restart the restore process. Start the restore operation in ProSave on the PC with "Start Restore". 8. 6. From the Windows Start menu.

7 Updating the operating system 7. Note Calibrating the touch screen After the update. There are two ways to match the versions: ● Update the HMI device image if the project was created with the most recent version of the configuration software ● Transfer a matching version of the HMI device image if you do not want to adapt the project for the HMI device to the most recent version of the configuration software for the project NOTICE Data loss All data on the HMI device. 09/2007.2 Resetting factory settings In ProSave or WinCC flexible. switch into "Transfer" mode on the HMI device or use the automatic transfer function if the project is active. ● Updating the operating system without resetting to factory settings First.7. such as the project and licenses. will be deleted when you update the operating system. If there are different versions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 153 .7. This is caused by different versions of the configuration software used and the HMI device image available on the HMI device. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 7. The license keys on the HMI device will be retained when updating the operating system without resetting to factory settings. Then start the operating system update in ProSave or WinCC flexible. the transfer is aborted.Commissioning a project 7. you can update the operating system with or without resetting to factory settings.1 Overview Updating the operating system A compatibility conflict may occur when transferring a project to the HMI device.7 Updating the operating system 7. you may have to re-calibrate the touch-screen. A message indicating a compatibility conflict is displayed on the configuring PC. ● Updating the operating system with resetting to factory settings NOTICE Loss of license keys The license keys on the HMI device will be deleted when resetting to factory settings.

3. 6. 5. select the "Communication settings" command from the "Projekt > Transfer" menu in WinCC flexible. 8. 154 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.7. Switch into "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. The transfer can only be started following reconfiguration of the data channels. 2. Close the dialog with "OK". In "Image path". Note You have to perform an operating system update with reset to factory settings if the HMI device does not yet have an operating system or if the HMI device's operating system is corrupt.Commissioning a project 7. The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD. 4. start the operating system update in ProSave or WinCC flexible and switch the power on the HMI device off and on again when prompted.7 Updating the operating system NOTICE Data channels When resetting to factory settings. 09/2007. First. select the command "OS Update" from the "Projekt > Transfer" menu. In the output area. If you have activated automatic transfer mode for the HMI device. In WinCC flexible. 7. Select the type of HMI device. On the configuring PC. ● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC. all data channel parameters are reset. 7. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.img". the device automatically switches to "Transfer" mode when an update is initiated. Set the connection parameters. select the HMI device image file "*. The "Communication Settings" dialog opens. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image file after it is opened. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC.3 Updating the operating system using WinCC flexible Requirements ● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible.

4 Updating the operating system using ProSave Requirements ● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed. Set the connection parameters. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC. Result A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab. the device automatically switches to "Transfer" mode when an update is initiated. If you have activated automatic transfer mode for the HMI device. During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress.7. In WinCC flexible.7 Updating the operating system 9. 5. 3. In the output area. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 155 . 7. During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device. Follow the instructions in ProSave. The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD. This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device. 8. 2.img". Switch into "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. start ProSave on the PC. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible. Select the "OS Update" tab. From the Windows Start menu.Commissioning a project 7. Result A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed. select the HMI device image file "*. 10. 7. 9. 09/2007. In "Image path". Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. 6. Select "Update OS" n the PC to run the operating system update. This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device. you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image file after it is opened. 4. select "Update OS" on the configuring PC to run the operating system update.

Procedure . Select the HMI device type from the "General" tab.Restoring factory settings Proceed as follows: 1. The "Communication Settings" dialog opens. 2.7 Updating the operating system 7. Select the interface which is connected to the HMI device from the "Interface parameterization used" area. 3. and select "Ethernet" from the "Connection" area. 09/2007. 3. Confirm your entries. On the configuring PC. ● Have the MAC address of your HMI device's Ethernet port to hand. Turn off the power supply to the HMI device. 4.7. – The MAC address is displayed briefly when the HMI device is turned on. Select "Start > Control Panel > Set PG/PC interface". select the "Communication settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Define an IP address which the HMI device is going to receive from the configuration station during the update process. Enter an IP address. Select "S7ONLINE (STEP7) -> TCP/IP" from the "Application access point" area. Note Possible address conflicts with incorrect IP address Do not use a dynamic IP configuration for "Reset to factory settings". ● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC.Commissioning a project 7. Procedure . 2. If the HMI device has already been used with WinCC flexible or ProSave you can use the existing IP address for "Reset to factory settings".5 Resetting to factory settings with WinCC flexible Requirements ● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible. 156 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 4. – The MAC address is displayed in the "PROFINET" dialog in the control panel.setting PC interface 1.

you may have to recalibrate the touch screen. This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device. you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image file after it is opened. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 157 . During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress. In WinCC flexible. Activate the "Reset to factory settings" check box. 8. A text box opens where you can enter the MAC address. Enter the HMI device's MAC address in the text box. 9. In the output area. The factory settings are reset. 11. select "Update OS" on the configuring PC to run the operating system update.img".7 Updating the operating system 5. 7. 6. select the command "OS Update" in the "Project > Transfer" menu. The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD. Note Calibrating the touch screen After the reset. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible. select the HMI device image file "*. Result A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed. 10. In "Image path". Confirm your entries. 09/2007. In WinCC flexible.Commissioning a project 7.

2. – The MAC address is displayed in the "PROFINET" dialog in the control panel. 3. Note Possible address conflicts with incorrect IP address Do not use a dynamic IP configuration for "Reset to factory settings". Select the interface which is connected to the HMI device from the "Interface parameterization used" area. Turn off the power supply to the HMI device. start ProSave on the PC.7. Procedure . ● Have the MAC address of your HMI device's Ethernet port to hand. Confirm your entries. Procedure .Restoring factory settings Proceed as follows: 1. 4. 4.Commissioning a project 7. Select the HMI device type from the "General" tab. If the HMI device has already been used with WinCC flexible or ProSave you can use the existing IP address for "Reset to factory settings". From the Windows Start menu. and select "Ethernet" from the "Connection" area. 158 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007. – The MAC address is displayed briefly when the HMI device is turned on. Select "S7ONLINE (STEP7) -> TCP/IP" from the "Application access point" area. 2.setting PC interface 1. Select "Start > Control Panel > Set PG/PC interface".6 Resetting to factory settings with ProSave Requirements ● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed. Define an IP address which the HMI device is going to receive from the configuration station during the update process. 3. Enter an IP address. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .7 Updating the operating system 7.

Enter the HMI device's MAC address in the text box. you may have to recalibrate the touch screen. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. During the operating system update a status view opens to indicate progress. Note Calibrating the touch screen After the reset. Select "Update OS" on the PC to start the "Reset to factory settings" process. 8. 10.img". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 159 . 9. The factory settings are reset. you are provided information on the version of the HMI device image file after it is opened. In the output area. Change to the "OS Update" tab. select the HMI device image file "*.Commissioning a project 7. 09/2007. 7. This operation has deleted the project data from the HMI device.7 Updating the operating system 5. 6. In "Image path". A text box opens where you can enter the MAC address. Result A message is displayed when the operating system update is successfully completed. Follow the instructions in ProSave. Activate the "Reset to factory settings" check box. The HMI device image files are available under "WinCC flexible Images" in the WinCC flexible installation folder or on the WinCC flexible installation CD.

● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC. select the "Communication settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. 5. Procedure for installing an option Proceed as follows: 1. You can also remove the option from the HMI device again. Select the desired option under "Available options".8. the device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when the installation of an option is initiated. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. 3.8 Installing and removing options 7. 8.8 Installing and removing options 7. 6. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 160 . Start the installation of the option in WinCC flexible on the configuring PC with the ">>" button.8. 7.Commissioning a project 7. The "Communication Settings" dialog opens. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC. Close the dialog with "OK".2 Installing and removing options using WinCC flexible Requirements ● No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible. Select the "Options" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. 4. 2. Note License key A license key may be needed to run an option.1 Overview Installing and removing options You can install options on the HMI device. for example. The license key unlocks the option for use. Select the type of HMI device. On the configuring PC. 09/2007. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device. A status display appears indicating the progress of the installation. additional programs developed especially for the HMI device. then set the connection parameters. 7. If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

9. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Select the type of HMI device.8 Installing and removing options Result The option has now been installed on the HMI device. 6.Commissioning a project 7. A status display appears indicating the progress of the removal. Press the "Device status" button to update the display. 5. Procedure for removing an option Proceed as follows: 1. 3. On the configuring PC. Result The option has now been removed on the HMI device. then set the connection parameters. 4. 09/2007. Close the dialog with "OK". the device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when the removal of an option is initiated. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 161 . If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device. select the "Communication settings" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the configuring PC. The "Communication Settings" dialog opens. Select the "Options" command in the menu "Project > Transfer" in WinCC flexible. 7. Follow the instructions in WinCC flexible. Select the desired option under "Installed options". 8. 2. Start the removal of the option in WinCC flexible on the configuring PC with the "<<" button.

8. If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device. Start the installation of the option in ProSave with the ">>" button. Start the removal of the option in ProSave with the "<<" button. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. Follow the instructions in ProSave. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC. 5.Commissioning a project 7. the device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when the installation of an option is initiated. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab. Select the desired option under "Available options". start ProSave on the PC.8 Installing and removing options 7. start ProSave on the PC. 6. Follow the instructions in ProSave. Select the "Options" tab. Select the desired option under "Installed options". 6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . A status display appears indicating the progress of the installation. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device. From the Windows Start menu. A status display appears indicating the progress of the removal. Select the HMI device type in the "General" tab. Procedure for installing an option Proceed as follows: 1. If automatic transfer mode is enabled on the HMI device. Select the type of connection between the HMI device and the PC. 09/2007. Result The option has now been installed on the HMI device. the device automatically sets "Transfer" mode when the removal of an option is initiated. 4. 2. 3. Press the "Device status" button to update the display. Select the "Options" tab. 7. Procedure for removing an option Proceed as follows: 1. 162 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Set "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. From the Windows Start menu.8. then set the connection parameters.3 Installing and removing options using ProSave Requirements ● The HMI device is connected to a PC on which ProSave is installed. then set the connection parameters. 5. 2. 3. 4. 7.

Note You only transfer license keys with the Automation License Manager or WinCC flexible. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 163 .9 Transferring and transferring back license keys Result The option has now been removed on the HMI device. ● The storage location and the license key awaiting transfer are ready. ● The HMI device is connected to this configuring PC. Once you have installed an option.Commissioning a project 7.9. transfer a license key to the HMI device.9. 2. 7. 09/2007. you obtain a specific user license with an associated license key. 7. select the command "Connect HMI device" in the menu "Edit > Connect target system".2 Transferring and transferring back license keys Requirements ● When transferring or transferring back using WinCC flexible: No project is open on the configuring PC in WinCC flexible. The license key unlocks an option for use. When transferring using the Automation License Manager: Start the Automation License Manager via the Windows Start menu. Procedure for transferring a license key Proceed as follows: 1. You can also transfer back the license key from the HMI device to the storage location. When transferring using WinCC flexible: Select the "License Keys" command in the menu "Project > Transfer".9 Transferring and transferring back license keys 7. Switch to "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. The "Connect Target System" dialog opens. 3.1 Overview Transferring and transferring back license keys With the purchase of an optional package. In the Automation License Manager. The Automation License Manager opens. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. ● The data channel is configured on the HMI device.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 164 . Drag one or more license keys from the right window and drop them on the destination drive in the left window. 9. Result The license key is transferred from the storage location to the HMI device. 3. Select the type of connection from the "Connection" box. select the appropriate HMI device type. The right window displays the available license keys. Select "OK". The "Connect Target System" dialog opens.Commissioning a project 7. 09/2007. Procedure for transferring a license key back Proceed as follows: 1. Set the connection parameters. Select "OK". In the left window. 6.9 Transferring and transferring back license keys 4. Drag one or more license keys from the right window and drop them on the HMI device in the left window. 8. 8. 5. select the command "Connect HMI device" in the menu "Edit > Connect target system". 4. 7. select the appropriate HMI device type. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Result The license key is transferred back from the HMI device to the storage location. Under "Device Type". 7. The connected HMI device is displayed in the left window of the Automation License Manager. The Automation License Manager opens. In the left window. Set the connection parameters. 5. When transferring back using the Automation License Manager: Start the Automation License Manager via the Windows Start menu. select the source drive. Under "Device Type". When transferring back using WinCC flexible: Select the "License Keys" command in the menu "Project > Transfer". select the HMI device. The license keys are then transferred to the HMI device. 2. 6. Switch to "Transfer" mode on the HMI device. The connection to the HMI device is established. The connection to the HMI device is established. In the Automation License Manager. The license keys are transferred back to the storage location. The connected HMI device is displayed in the left window of the Automation License Manager. The right window displays the available license keys. 9. Select the type of connection from the "Connection" box.

● HMI device keyboard The operating elements shown in the screens are selected and operated using the keys of the HMI device. Operating elements which are used to operate the process. touch an operating element twice in succession. current processes can be operated and monitored in the project's screens. The project is transferred to the HMI device during commissioning. operational states. You activate operating elements by touching them with your finger. is created during the configuration phase. To double-click them. The configuration engineer defines which tasks the HMI device has in the process and defines the following in detail: ● Which process data is displayed on the individual HMI device ● Which plant components are controlled by this HMI device The configuration engineer stores this information in the project's screens. ● External keyboard. connected via USB MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The HMI device project. for example buttons.Operating a project 8. for example.1 Overview 8 Configuration and process control phase HMI devices can be used to operate and monitor tasks in process and production automation. 09/2007. connected via USB ● External mouse. which includes the plant screens. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 165 . are displayed in the screens. After transfer to the HMI device. The plant screens on the HMI devices are used to provide a clear overview of the active processes. current process data and faults in a plant. Operator input options The hardware of the HMI device determines which of the following operator control options are available: ● Touch screen The operating elements shown in the dialogs are touch-sensitive. I/O fields and alarm windows. Touch objects are basically operated in the same way as mechanical keys. The screens enable you to observe.

166 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1 Overview CAUTION Do not use any pointed or sharp objects when operating the touch screen. Use the other keys of the external keyboard. Operating a project with an external keyboard An external keyboard can be used to operate a project in exactly the same way as with the HMI keyboard or screen keyboard. Therefore. Unintentional actions CAUTION Do not carry out several operations simultaneously. You may otherwise trigger unintentional actions. Operation feedback from operating elements The HMI device provides operation feedback as soon as it detects that an operating element has been selected. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . This operation feedback is independent of any communication with the PLC. 09/2007. for example. Otherwise this may damage the plastic membrane of the touch screen. • With touch control: Always touch only one operating element on the screen • With key control: Do not press more than two keys simultaneously Observing the plant documentation Some operations with the project may require in-depth knowledge about the specific plant on the part of the operator. Note The function keys of the external keyboard are disabled. when you use jog mode. which correspond to the HMI device keys in the description. Operating a project with an external mouse An external mouse can be used to operate a project in exactly the same way as with the HMI touch screen. this operation feedback does not indicate whether the relevant action is actually executed or not. Proceed with caution.Operating a project 8. Click the described operating elements with the mouse. The following provides instructions for operating a project with the touch screen and the keyboard.

You can activate or deactivate this acoustic operation feedback. the content of the I/O field is displayed against a colored background. No optical operation feedback is provided in this case. provided the configuration engineer has configured a 3D effect: – "Pressed" state: – "Unpressed" state: The configuration engineer determines the appearance of a selected field. With touch operation. the HMI device issues an acoustic signal in accordance with the setting. Acoustic feedback from operating elements As soon as the HMI device detects a touch of the touch screen or that a key has been pressed. line width and color for the focus. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 167 . This outline remains visible until you select another operating element. Note The acoustic feedback is only possible if you interact with the project directly on the touch screen or press one of the keys of the HMI device. a screen keyboard is displayed for the entering of values. configure invisible buttons so that their outline appears as lines when touched. ● Invisible buttons By default. an acoustic signal is issued. The configuration engineer can also configure the selection of an operating element so that it deviates from the standard. no acoustic signal is issued. however. invisible buttons are not displayed as pressed when they are touched. for example. If you use an external mouse or keyboard for interaction. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. ● I/O fields When you select an I/O field.Operating a project 8. 09/2007. The type of optical feedback depends on the operating element: ● Buttons The HMI device outputs different views of the "Pressed" and "Unpressed" states. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. The configuration engineer may. Acoustic signal for inadvertent operations If you try to enter an invalid character.1 Overview Optical feedback from operating elements The operating element receives the focus and is selected.

a jog mode requirement. Direct keys result in additional basic load on the HMI device. In this way. NOTICE Direct keys are still active when the HMI device is in "offline" mode. Note You can only use direct keys when there is a connection via PROFIBUS DP or PROFINET IO. the project engineer can configure the direct keys on an image-specific basis. independent of the current screen contents. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .2 Direct keys Introduction Direct keys on the HMI device are used to set bits in the I/O area of a SIMATIC S7. Further information on configuring direct keys can be found in the "WinCC flexible Communication" system manual. 168 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.2 Direct keys 8.Operating a project 8. Direct keys enable operations with short reaction times that are. NOTICE If you operate a function key with direct key functionality in a running project. the direct key function is always executed. Direct keys The following objects can be configured as a direct key: ● Buttons ● Function keys You can also define image numbers in the case of HMI devices with touch operation. for example. 09/2007.

Based on the configuration of the operating element. The project always starts with the language set in the previous session.4 Entries using the touch screen 8. the system displays different screen keyboards for entering numerical or alphanumerical values.3 Setting the project language Introduction The HMI device supports multilingual projects. 09/2007.4. Requirements ● The required language for the project must be available on the HMI device. Note The screen keyboard display is independent of the configured project language.3 Setting the project language 8. a screen keyboard appears.Operating a project 8. The following options are available for switching the language: ● A configured operating element switches from one language to the next in a list ● A configured operating element directly sets the desired language Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation 8. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 169 . The screen keyboard is displayed in the following cases: ● An I/O field is selected for input ● A password must be entered for accessing a password-protected function The screen keyboard is automatically hidden again when input is complete. You must have configured a corresponding operating element which lets you change the language setting on the HMI device during runtime. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1 Overview Screen keyboard When you touch an operating element requiring entry on the HMI device touch screen. Selecting a language You can change project languages at any time. Language-specific objects are immediately output to the screen in the new language when you switch languages. ● The language switching function must be logically linked to a configured operating element such as a button.

for example decimal numbers. 170 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. hexadecimal numbers. Depending on your configuration. the values are saved to tags and transferred. 09/2007. 2. Enter the value. 3.Operating a project 8.4 Entries using the touch screen General procedure The operating elements of a screen are operated by touching the touch screen. Proceed as follows: 1. binary values – Alphanumerical values. Proceed as follows: 1. you can enter values in the text box in the following manner: – Numerical values. Touch the desired operating element within the screen. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . perform further actions. for example digits and letters – Date/time 2. for example. to the PLC. Confirm your entry with or discard your entry with the button . Depending on the operating element. Examples: – I/O field: Enter numerical. The screen keyboard opens. alphanumeric or symbolic values in the I/O field – Symbolic I/O field: Select an entry from the drop down list box – Slider control: Move the slider control Procedure for text boxes Values are entered in the project text boxes. Based on your configuration. Detailed descriptions can be found under the respective operating element. Touch the desired text box within the screen.

The number of decimal places is checked when you enter a value in this type of I/O field. for a text box. the alphanumerical screen keyboard opens. 80 with a limit value of 78. the numerical screen keyboard appears. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 171 . it will not be accepted.4 Entries using the touch screen 8. In this case the HMI device will deliver a system alarm. Limit value test of numerical values Tags can be assigned limit values. for example. This is the case. Formats for numerical values You can enter values in numerical text boxes based on the following formats: ● Decimal ● Binary ● Hexadecimal Note Entry of hexadecimal values When you enter values in hexadecimal format. Figure 8-1 Numerical screen keyboard Note Opened screen keyboard When the screen keyboard is open. 09/2007.2 Entering and editing numerical values Numerical screen keyboard When you touch an operating element for numerical input on the HMI-device touch screen. if an alarm window is configured. for example.Operating a project 8. PLC job 51. ● Decimal places in excess of the limit are ignored ● Empty decimal places are filled with "0" MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. "Select Screen" has no function.4. The original value is displayed again. The screen keyboard is automatically hidden again when input is complete. If you enter a value that lies outside of this limit. Decimal places for numerical values The configuration engineer can define the number of decimal places for a numerical text box.

You can now edit the characters of the current value or add characters. Enter the value. 172 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. however. – Use the key to display the infotext of the I/O field.Operating a project 8. The key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor. the characters are not entered. The keys with for example the letters G to Z are available to enter a hexadecimal value. Touch the desired operating element within the screen. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Depending on the settings. Proceed as follows: 1. Completely reenter the value. If the value is selected. Result You have changed the numerical value or entered a new one. use this key to delete the selected part of the value. 09/2007. use this key to delete the selected part of the value. Either action closes the screen keyboard. The numerical screen keyboard opens. Use the key to confirm your entry or cancel it with . This button is only enabled if infotext has been configured for the input object or the current screen. You have the following options to enter a value: – The selected value is deleted when you enter the first character. – Use the and keys to move the cursor within the current value. If the value is selected. the HMI device issues an acoustic signal. 3. The existing value is displayed in the screen keyboard and is selected.4 Entries using the touch screen Procedure Numerical values can be entered character-by-character via the buttons on the numerical screen keyboard. 2. Use the key to delete the character to the left of the cursor.

PLC job 51. 2. Language change Language change in the project has no influence on the alphanumerical screen keyboard. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 173 . "Select Screen" has no function. the alphanumerical screen keyboard appears.4. Enter the value. Proceed as follows: 1. ● Normal level ● Shift level If you change the levels with key . for a text box. for example. Touch the desired operating element within the screen. 09/2007.4 Entries using the touch screen 8. This is the case.Operating a project 8. the key assignments change. The entry of Cyrillic or Asian chracters is therefore not possible. The alphanumerical screen keyboard opens.3 Entering and editing alphanumerical values Alphanumerical screen keyboard When you touch an operating element for numerical input on the HMI-device touch screen. You have the following options to enter a value: MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The screen keyboard is automatically hidden again when input is complete. Figure 8-2 Alphanumerical screen keyboard. The existing value is displayed in the screen keyboard and is selected. Keyboard levels The alphanumerical screen keyboard has various levels. normal level Note Opened screen keyboard When the screen keyboard is open. Procedure Alphanumerical values can be entered character-by-character via the buttons on the alphanumerical screen keyboard.

The key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor.4. Completely reenter the value. – Use the and keys to move the cursor within the current value. please note that the format is determined by the configured project language. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . use this key to delete the selected part of the value. On switchover.4 Entering the date and time Entering the date and time Enter the date and time in the same way you enter alphanumerical values. 174 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. – Using key it is possible to switch between the keyboard levels of the screen keyboard. Note When entering the date and time. 3. This button is only enabled if infotext has been configured for the input object or the current screen. If the value is selected. 09/2007. Result You have changed the alphanumeric value or entered a new one. Use the key to delete the character to the left of the cursor.Operating a project 8. 8. If the value is selected. use this key to delete the selected part of the value. You can now edit the characters of the current value or add characters. Either action closes the screen keyboard. – Use the key to display the infotext of the I/O field.4 Entries using the touch screen – The selected value is deleted when you enter the first character. Use the key to confirm your entry or cancel it with . the key assignments of the screen keyboard change.

When you touch a symbolic I/O field on the HMI device touch screen. Touch the required entry in the drop down list box. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 175 . Touch the required operating element.4.5 Entering symbolic values Drop down list box Operating elements for entering symbolic values offer you a list from which you can select the input values. the following drop down list box opens. example Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. and to scroll in the Result You have changed the symbolic value or entered a new one.4 Entries using the touch screen 8. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Figure 8-3 Symbolic I/O field after touch. 09/2007. The drop down list box of the operating element opens. Select drop down list box. The selected entry is accepted as an entry.Operating a project 8. 2.

the infotext for the current screen is displayed. Touch the required operating element. 3. example Opening infotext for operating elements 1. The infotext of an I/O field may contain.4. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation 176 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Figure 8-4 Infotext for an I/O field. 09/2007. Touch the key on the screen keyboard. If there is no infotext for the selected screen object. You can switch between two infotexts by touching the infotext window. 2. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .4 Entries using the touch screen 8. Alternative procedure Depending on your configuration. The configuration engineer can configure infotext on screens and operating elements.6 Purpose Displaying infotext The configuration engineer uses infotext to provide additional information and operating instructions. You can see from the appearance of the infotext has been configured for the operating element or the current screen. and .Operating a project 8. The screen keyboard opens. Close the displayed infotext by pressing . for example. You can scroll through the contents of long infotext with Note Switching between displayed infotext The configuration engineer can configure infotext for an I/O field and the associated screen. if it has been configured. infotext can also be called via a configured operating element. information on the value to be entered. key whether The infotext for the operating element is displayed.

09/2007.5. In character mode. HOME FN + Scroll to the beginning HOME Scroll forward END FN + Scroll to the end END ENTER Enter key MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. you can advance in the character set using the cursor keys.Operating a project 8. SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT Scrolls back a page in a list.5 Entries using the keys 8. Opens a drop down list box. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 177 . for example in the I/O field.1 Control keys Introduction The following tables show the control keys with which you operate the project. SHIFT Cursor keys Using operating elements Key SHIFT Functions + + + + Scroll back Position the cursor Description Positions the cursor within an operating element. Selects the next operating element to the left. You will also find detailed descriptions under the individual operating elements. Toggles within a text box between character mode and normal mode. above or below the current screen object. Scrolls to the beginning of a list. In this mode. a single character is selected. Select operating elements Key TAB Functions Tabulator + TAB Description Selects the next/previous operating element in the tab sequence.5 Entries using the keys 8. Scrolls one page forward in a list. right. Scrolls to the end of a list. • • • • Operates buttons. Navigates in the operating element. Accepts and ends an entry.

Closes the active dialog. Accepts the selected value in the drop down list box without closing the list. for example for entering upper-case letters. An LED is lit: The left or right letter assignment is enabled.Operating a project 8. the system toggles between the left letter assignment. The LED lights up as long as unacknowledged fault alarms are active. 178 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. • SHIFT Toggle between upper-case and lower-case Switch to additional key assignment Used in key combinations. Opens a drop down list box. Pressing the button once toggles to letter assignment. Each time the key is pressed. the right letter assignment and the number assignment.5 Entries using the keys Key ESC Functions Cancel Description • • Deletes the characters of a value entry and restores the original value. ALT + + ENTER Open drop down list box Accept value CTRL Enter key combinations Key A-Z Functions Toggle key assignment Purpose Switches over key assignment of keys with multiple assignment. 09/2007. FN CTRL General control function General control function Used in key combinations Used in key combinations ALT Acknowledge alarms Key ACK Functions Acknowledge Description Acknowledges the currently displayed fault alarm or all the alarms of an alarm group as group acknowledgment. • No LED is lit: The number assignment is enabled. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . INS DEL Delete characters Delete characters Deletes the character to the right of the current cursor position. for example the "%" character. Some of the keys contain a blue imprinted key assignment . Used in key combinations for the blue key assignment. Deletes the character to the left of the current cursor position.

Not relevant Not relevant Not pressed Pressed Not pressed Pressed Not relevant Not pressed Not pressed Not pressed Not pressed Not pressed Pressed MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. SHIFT and FN to switch between the different 5 . If an infotext exists for the selected object. Left LED is illuminated. The following table shows the entry options using the key Key Key Key M % N M % N 5 of the A-Z . "N". Result 5 m M n N % A-Z SHIFT FN No LED is lit Left LED is illuminated.5. You can use the keys assignments. Never press more than two keys simultaneously. The values "5". "M". for example alarm or I/O field. 8. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 179 .Operating a project 8. "n" and "%" are entered using the same key keyboard. simultaneous operation of more than two keys may cause unintentional actions in the plant. the LED lights up. Multi-key operation Unwanted actions may be triggered. 09/2007. The entry result depends on the combination of the keys pressed. Right LED is illuminated.2 Example: enter characters using the alphanumeric keyboard Using the same keys of the alphanumeric keyboard you can enter up to six different characters. Right LED is illuminated. if the operator unintentionally actuates a key combination.5 Entries using the keys Displaying infotext Key HELP Functions Displaying infotext Description Opens a window with the configured infotext at the selected object. CAUTION Unintentional actions In "Online" mode. "m".

the activation of a screen or the closure of an alarm window. Function keys with global function assignment A globally assigned function key always triggers the same action on the HMI device or in the PLC irrespective of the screen displayed. Depending on the operating element. Function keys with local function assignment A function key with local function assignment is screen-specific and is therefore only effective within the active screen. The configuration engineer can assign function keys in such a way that you can operate operating elements with function keys.5. The local assignment function takes priority over the global setting. 2. Detailed descriptions can be found under the respective operating element.3 Function keys Function keys Function key assignment is defined during configuration. perform further actions. The function key of a screen can be assigned one function only.Operating a project 8. Such an action could be. 8. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . alphanumeric or symbolic values in the I/O field – Slider control: Move the slider control 3. 180 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Continue to press the key selected on the screen. Confirm the operation with the key ENTER TAB or the cursor keys until the required operating element is or abort the operation with the key ESC . for example. The function assigned locally to a function key can vary from screen to screen. Examples: – I/O field: Enter numerical. Proceed as follows: 1. for example. trend view. The configuration engineer can assign function keys globally and locally.4 General procedures Introduction The control keys and function keys of the HMI device are available for key control General procedure The operating elements of a screen are operated using the control keys of the HMI device. either a global or local one.5 Entries using the keys 8. the alarm view. recipe view or Status Force. 09/2007.5.

to confirm your entry. switch the numerical keypad to letter assignment using the key – If the LED of the current screen. The INS DEL key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor. If you enter a value that lies outside of this limit.Operating a project 8. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. You can now edit the characters of the current value or add characters. Move the cursor in the existing value. it will not be accepted. The original value is displayed again.5. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 181 . – Press SHIFT TAB . HELP key is lit. 09/2007. infotext is available for the selected object or the HELP to display the infotext for the operating element or current screen. 80 with a limit value of 78. for example. Use the key to delete the character to the left of the cursor. if an alarm window is configured. Completely reenter the value. To enter the hexadecimal characters "A" to "F". Use the key 3. Enter the value using the numerical keypad. Procedure Numerical and alphanumerical values can be entered in character mode using the system keys. You have the following options to enter a value: – The existing value is deleted when you enter the first character. In this case the HMI device will deliver a system alarm. The selection of the field content is canceled. Proceed as follows: 1. Select ENTER A-Z . and a cursor key simultaneously. Select the desired text box within the screen with The existing value is selected in the text box.5 Entries using the keys 8.5 Entering and editing numerical values Formats for numerical values You can enter values in numerical text boxes based on the following formats: ● Decimal ● Hexadecimal ● Binary Limit value test of numerical values Tags can be assigned limit values. 2.

Use the key to delete the character to the left of the cursor. to confirm your entry. Proceed as follows: 1. and a cursor key simultaneously. HELP key is lit. switch the numerical keypad to letter assignment using the key – If the LED of the current screen. Completely reenter the value.5 Entries using the keys Result You have changed the numerical value or entered a new one. Result You have changed the alphanumeric value or entered a new one. The selection of the field content is canceled. Use the key 3. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . The INS DEL key deletes the character positioned to the right of the cursor. Select the desired text box within the screen with The existing value is selected in the text box. 8. You have the following options to enter a value: – The existing value is deleted when you enter the first character. You can now edit the characters of the current value or add characters. infotext is available for the selected object or the HELP to display the infotext for the operating element or current screen. 2. Enter the value using the system keys. Select ENTER A-Z . Move the cursor in the existing value. – Press SHIFT TAB . 182 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.5. 09/2007. To enter letters.Operating a project 8.6 Procedure Entering and editing alphanumerical values Alphanumerical values can be entered in character mode using the system keys.

please note that the format is determined by the configured project language.5. 3. . Select the required entry using the cursor keys 4. Select the desired symbolic text box within the screen with 2.5.8 Entering symbolic values Drop down list box When you select a symbolic I/O field. Figure 8-5 Symbolic I/O field.Operating a project 8. a drop down list box opens. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The drop down list box opens.7 Entering the date and time Entering the date and time Enter the date and time in the same way you enter alphanumerical values. Open the drop down list box using the key ENTER TAB . or . Result You have changed the symbolic value or entered a new one. 09/2007. . 8.5 Entries using the keys 8. example Procedure Symbolic values are selected from the entries of a drop down list box. Proceed as follows: 1. Note When entering the date and time. Select ENTER to confirm your entry. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 183 .

Figure 8-6 Infotext for an I/O field. .9 Purpose Displaying infotext The configuration engineer uses infotext to provide additional information and operating instructions. The infotext of an I/O field may contain. The infotext for the selected screen object is displayed. the infotext for the current screen is displayed. The configuration engineer can configure infotext on screens and operating elements. infotext can also be called via a function key or via an existing operating element. 09/2007. information on the value to be entered. example HELP If the LED of the key lights up. Close the infotext by pressing key ESC ENTER and . If there is no infotext for the selected screen object. if it has been configured. You can switch between two infotexts by pressing the key 2. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. for example.5 Entries using the keys 8. an infotext has been configured for the selected display object or for the current screen.Operating a project 8. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 184 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Procedure 1. You can scroll through the contents of long infotexts using the cursor keys Note Switching between displayed infotext The configuration engineer can configure infotext for an I/O field and the associated screen. Press HELP .5. . Alternative procedure Depending on your configuration.

6 Bar and gauge 8. The trailing pointer is reset when the screen is reloaded ● The label on the scale can show the measured variable. for example bar Operation The bar and the gauge are for display only. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 185 . The bar allows you to recognize the following at a glance: ● The distance of the current value from the configured limit values ● Whether a set point value has been reached The bar can display values such as fill levels or batch counts. Both objects cannot be controlled by the operator. The gauge displays numeric values in analog form by means of a pointer. The bar displays a value from the PLC as a rectangular area. 09/2007. for example boiler pressure and the physical unit.Operating a project 8.6 Bar Bar and gauge The bar is a dynamic display object. This enables an operator at the HMI device to see at a glance if the boiler pressure is in the normal range. for example. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Layout The layout of the bar depends on the configuration: ● The bar may feature a scale of values ● The configured limit values can be indicated by lines ● Color changes can signal when a limit value has been exceeded or has not been reached Gauge The gauge is a dynamic display object. Layout The layout of the gauge depends on the configuration: ● A trailing pointer can display the maximum value reached so far on the scale.

Select the desired switch within the screen with 2. Examples: "Backward" or "Forward" or Procedure using the touch screen ● Switch with slider Proceed as follows: Move the slider to the other position or double-click the slider area ● Switch with text or graphic Proceed as follows: Touch the switch Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. . for example if a motor is running or not. you can use the switch to change the state of the corresponding plant section via the HMI device. At the same time. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. the switch is labeled with one of two texts or one of two graphics. Press ENTER TAB . Layout The layout of the switch depends on the configuration: ● Switch with slider The two states are displayed by the position of the slider ① Slider ● Switch with text or graphic The two states are displayed by the label on the slider Depending on the switching state. for example "On" and "Off". 09/2007. for example from "On" to "Off". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 186 . Switches can signalize the state of a plant section.7 Operating the switch 8.Operating a project 8.7 Operating the switch Introduction The switch is an operating element and display object with two predefined switching states.

8. Trend view Trends are displayed in the trend view. 09/2007.8 Trends Operating the trend view Trends continuously display the current process data or process data from a log. The configuration engineer determines. for example. The associated value is switched. the following: ● Appearance of the trend view. Figure 8-7 ① ② ③ Ruler Trend view. the axes. value ranges and labels ● Operating options of the trend view ● Limit values for the trend values ● The change of color of the trend in the event of limit violation Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. A trend view can display several trends simultaneously.8 Operating the trend view Result The switch changes its appearance. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 187 .Operating a project 8. example Buttons for trend operation Trend value in the value table Layout and operation The layout and operation of the trend view depends on the configuration.

the configuration engineer can configure function keys or operating objects with which you can control trend views. 188 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Operating a project 8.8 Operating the trend view Value table The trend values can be read from the value table if this is configured: ● When the ruler is displayed. Zooms out of the displayed time section. CTRL SHIFT SHIFT CTRL ENTER CTRL ALT CTRL ALT In addition. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . the trend values are shown at a position of the ruler in the value table ● When the ruler is hidden. 09/2007. Scrolls one display width backwards (to the left) Scrolls one display width forwards (to the right) Scrolls back to the beginning of the trend recording. Operation The trend view can be operated as follows: ● Enlarge or reduce the time interval displayed ● Scroll forward or back by one display width ● Stop and resume trend recording ● Move the ruler ● Hide and display the ruler The following table shows the trend view buttons: Buttons Key combination Functions Stops or continues trend recording. + + Moves the ruler backwards (to the left) Moves the ruler forwards (to the right) Shows or hides the ruler. Y Z CTRL + + + + + + + + Zooms the displayed time section. The start values of the trend recording are displayed there. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. the latest trend values are displayed in the value table Ruler When configured. a ruler is available to provide an exact reading of the trend values in the value table. You can move the ruler to the desired position of the trend view.

09/2007. ENTER 2.Operating a project 8. 8. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 189 . The slider control can also be configured without a slider. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. you cannot enter a value. Figure 8-8 ① ② Slider control – example Slider control for entering values Value display with current value Layout The layout of the slider control depends on the configuration: ● The slider control can contain a label and a setting range ● The current value can be displayed below the area of the slider control MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Confirm your entry by pressing the key . Using the key TAB select the desired button within the trend view. In this case. The position of the ruler can also be changed by means of touching and dragging the ruler on the touch screen. The slider control is then only used for displaying values.9 Operating the slider control Introduction The slider control can be used to monitor and change process values within a defined range.9 Operating the slider control Touch operation Touch the required button in the trend view.

09/2007. If a value display has been configured. 190 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Move the slider to the required value. Touch the slider of the desired slide control. END FN + + Set maximum value HOME FN Set minimum value END Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. you can check the exact value that has been set. Release the slider. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . you can check the exact value that has been set. Using the key TAB mark the desired switch within the screen. Move the slider to the required value.Operating a project 8.9 Operating the slider control Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. Result The set value is applied. If a value display has been configured. 3. 2. + + or or SHIFT SHIFT SHIFT HOME Decrease value in 5% increments. 2. Key control The following table shows the control keys used to set the slide to a desired value: Key combination SHIFT Description + + Increase value by 1 Reduce value by 1 Increase value in 5% increments.

The configuration engineer specifies which columns appear in Status Force. etc.Operating a project 8. A value can be monitored or controlled on every line. Column "Connection" "Type".10. The table shows the significance of all configurable columns.10 Operating the Status Force 8. The address range of the value The data type of the value The value read from the specified address. 09/2007.1 Application Overview You read or write access values of the connected PLC directly with Status Force. "DB Number". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 191 . "Offset". Note Status Force can only be used in combination with SIMATIC S5 or SIMATIC S7. "Format" "Status Value" "Control Value" Functions The PLC whose address ranges must be displayed. Layout The layout of Status Force depends on the configuration. "Bit" "Data Type". Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The value to be written to the specified address. You don't need to connect an additional programming device or additional PC to the PLC. The following figure shows an example of Status Force.10 Operating the Status Force 8. The figure shows the general layout of Status Force. Status Force allows you to monitor or change addresses of the PLC program.

Once you have entered all of the desired values. Enter the address and the desired format of a value for each line. 192 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. "Write" button Applies the new value in the "Control Value" column. The control value is written to the PLC.Operating a project 8. Touch the respective columns to display the screen keyboard. Result All values are read cyclically by the PLC and entered in the "Status Value" column until the button is touched again. Procedure for reading the status value Proceed as follows: 1. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 8.10. you can change the column sequence of Status Force.2 Touch operation Operator input options Status Force can be operated as follows: ● Change the column sequence ● Read the status values of the connected PLC ● Enter values and transfer them to the PLC Change column sequence Depending on the configuration. touch the button. move the column heading to the column heading you wish to exchange it with Result The columns are displayed in the modified sequence. Proceed as follows: 1. This button engages when it is pressed. You cannot operate any text boxes until the button is actuated again and the refresh is stopped. 2. Keeping the touch screen pressed. you can operate the Status Force using the following buttons: Buttons Functions "Read" button Updates the display in the "Status Value" column. Touch the column header which you wish to exchange with a different column header 2.10 Operating the Status Force Operating elements Depending on your configuration.

Operating a project 8. CTRL CTRL CTRL CTRL Selects the first/last field in the current column. Selects the first/last field in the current line. Touch the respective columns to display the screen keyboard. ● Read the status values of the connected PLC ● Enter values and transfer them to the PLC Key control The following table lists the key combinations for operating the Status Force: Keys { } Functions + + + + + + + INS DEL ENTER CTRL Operates the "Read" button. Result The values from the "Control Value" column are transferred once to the PLC. Operates the "Write" button.3 Key control Operator input options Status Force can be operated as follows: ● Change the column width. CTRL CTRL Deletes the current line.10 Operating the Status Force Requirements for forcing The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to force values: ● The "Control Value" column must be available ● The "Write" button must be available Procedure for forcing a value Proceed as follows: 1.10. touch the button. 2. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 193 . 09/2007. Otherwise: Do not select a PLC in the "Connection" column. 8. Once you have entered all of the desired values. Enter the desired value in the "Control Value" column. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Enter the address of a value for each line.

Select the respective fields and enter the values using the keyboard. Optimizes column width.10 Operating the Status Force Keys ENTER Functions Opens selection box. Enter the address of a value for each line. 2. 194 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Once you have entered all of the desired control values. + + ALT CTRL + + Increases the width of the current column.Operating a project 8. Enter the desired control value in the "Control Value" column. 09/2007. Enter the address and format of the status value for each status value you wish to read in one line. Alternative procedure Alternatively. Decreases the width of the current column. Select the respective fields and enter the values using the keyboard. Result The values from the "Control Value" column are transferred once to the PLC. Requirements for forcing The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to force values: ● The "Control Value" column must be available ● The "Write" button must be available Procedure for forcing a value Proceed as follows: 1. you can also select the buttons and operate it using key ENTER and using the key TAB . Press CTRL + { } . CTRL ALT Y Z CTRL + + Procedure for reading the status value Proceed as follows: 1. 2. Result All status values are read cyclically from the PLC and entered in the "Status Value" column until the CTRL + { } keys are pressed again. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . press the CTRL + ENTER key.

09/2007.11. You can also operate the function keys like buttons on an HMI device with a touch screen.Operating a project 8. Depending on the configuration. Layout In the Sm@rtClient view. With the correct configuration. You can also touch them to operate them ● Touch operation from a local HMI device using keys You operate the buttons in the usual manner. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Note If another HMI device accesses your HMI device via the Sm@rtClient view. You cannot control its operation. you can only monitor the remote HMI device. Operation Note It is not possible to operate the direct keys of the remote HMI device from the local HMI device. several equal priority HMI devices can access a remote HMI device. this leads to an additional load on your HMI device.11 Operating the Sm@rtClient view 8.11 Operating the Sm@rtClient view 8. Monitoring mode On a Sm@rtClient view which is configured for monitoring mode.1 Application Overview The Sm@rtClient view enables you to monitor and remotely operate the current project of a remote HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 195 . the remote HMI is displayed with the complete layout. The available operating elements depend on the HMI devices used: ● Same type of HMI devices You can operate the project of the remote HMI device with the operating elements of your HMI device ● Operate keys from a local touch screen All the keys of the remote HMI device are displayed as buttons on the touch screen. you can monitor and also operate this screen.

if configured accordingly. The following options are available for establishing the connection to the remote HMI device: – The connection is established automatically.11 Operating the Sm@rtClient view 8. Depending on the configuration. you may be required to enter the address of the remote HMI device and a password. – The connection must be established by touching the appropriate button. you can force operating permission for the remote HMI device – You are trying to operate the remote HMI device – A dialog appears in which you are prompted to enter the appropriate password for forcing remote control – You are now authorized to operate the remote HMI device ● If another HMI device is accessing your HMI device via the Sm@rtClient view. You can now monitor and control this screen depending on your configuration. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Scroll bars are displayed if the screen of the remote HMI device is larger than that of the current HMI device. 2.11. only one HMI device has operating permission at any one time.Operating a project 8. you can force local operating permission for your HMI device – Touch the screen of your HMI device five times consecutively – You are given permission to operate your local HMI device 196 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Two cases must be distinguished for this case: ● If another HMI device is already controlling the remote HMI device. 09/2007.2 Touch operation Operator input options The Sm@rtClient view can be operated as follows: ● Starting remote control ● Forcing permission ● Ending remote operation Procedure for starting remote operation Proceed as follows: 1. Procedure for forcing permissions If several HMI devices have access to a HMI device. 3. The current screen of the project running on the remote device is displayed on the screen of your HMI device. On the HMI device change to the screen with the Sm@rtClient view.

3. Depending on the configuration. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 197 . The current screen of the project running on the remote device is displayed on the screen of your HMI device. – Continue to press the key TAB until the Sm@rtClient view is selected. The connection is established.11 Operating the Sm@rtClient view Procedure for ending remote control You can end monitoring and control of a remote HMI device with one of the following methods depending on the configuration: ● Touch a button configured for this action ● Exit the screen containing the Sm@rtClient view ● If configured.11. The following options are available for establishing the connection to the remote HMI device: – The connection is established automatically. Select the "Close" menu item. Scroll bars are displayed if the screen of the remote HMI device is larger than that of the current HMI device. You can now monitor and control this screen depending on your configuration. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007. Move the scroll bars in the direction required using keys or CTRL CTRL + + . you may be required to enter the address of the remote HMI device and a password. a menu is displayed after you have touched an empty space over a longer period. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation 8.3 Key control Operator input options The Sm@rtClient view can be operated as follows: ● Starting remote control ● Forcing permission ● Ending remote control Procedure for starting remote operation Proceed as follows: 1. 2.Operating a project 8. On the HMI device change to the screen with the Sm@rtClient view.

09/2007. You are given permission to operate your local HMI device Procedure for ending remote control You can end monitoring or control of a remote HMI device with one of the following methods depending on the configuration: ● Press the key configured for this ● Exit the screen containing the Sm@rtClient view ● If configured. if configured accordingly. Two cases must be distinguished for this case: ● If another HMI device is already controlling the remote HMI device. only one HMI device has permission to operate. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 198 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Operating a project 8. you can force operating permission for the remote HMI device – You are trying to operate the remote HMI device – A dialog appears in which you are prompted to enter the appropriate password for forcing remote control You are now authorized to operate the remote HMI device ● If another HMI device is accessing your HMI device via the Sm@rtClient view. Select the desired menu command with and the respective identification letter.11 Operating the Sm@rtClient view Procedure for forcing permissions If several HMI devices access an HMI device. you can force local operating permission for your HMI device – Press SHIFT five times consecutively. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. display a menu with ALT SHIFT + CTRL .

user groups and users. you can operate the operating elements for which you have the necessary authorizations. The security system is based on authorizations. If the time between any two user actions.12 Project security 8.12 Project security 8. objects assigned password protection can no longer be operated. the HMI device first requests that you log on. Authorization required for an operation is specifically defined for each individual object and function in the project. exceeds this logoff time. The user must then log on again to continue to operate objects assigned password protection. such as entering a value or changing screens. User groups are assigned authorizations.Operating a project 8. The following people are allowed to create users and assign them passwords: ● The configuration engineer during configuration ● The administrator on the HMI device ● A user with user management authorization on the HMI device Irrespective of the user group. each user is allowed to change his own password. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 199 .12. The "Administrators" and "PLC User" groups are included in all projects by default. to do so.1 Overview Design of the security system The configuration engineer can protect the operation of a project by implementing a security system. If operating elements protected by a password are operated. In the same way. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. 09/2007. After logging on. the configuration engineer can set up an operating element to log off. After logging off. User groups and authorizations Project-specific user groups are created by the configuration engineer. A logon screen is displayed in which you enter your user name and password. the user is automatically logged off. The logon dialog can be set up by the configuration engineer via an individual operating element. log on again. Logoff times A logoff time is specified in the system for each user. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Users and passwords Each user is assigned to exactly one user group.

200 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. maximum 40 3 24 50 8. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation The retransferred or restored user data and passwords are valid with immediate effect. when the project is transferred again • Upon restore of a backed-up project • Upon import of the user administration via an operating element. This prevents you having to enter all of the data again on another HMI device. The users.2 Application User view The user view is used to display the users on the HMI device: ● All users on the HMI device are displayed in the user view to the administrator or to a user with administrator authorizations ● If you are a user without user management authorization.12 Project security Backup and restore The user data is encrypted and saved on the HMI device to protect it from loss due to power failure. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . They differ only in the display of information. group assignments and logoff times set up on the HMI device can be backed up and restored. Limits for user.12. maximum Length of password. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation Layout The configuration engineer can implement a simple or enhanced user view.Operating a project 8. The two user views offer the same functions. minimum Length of password. NOTICE The currently valid user data is overwritten in the following cases: • Depending on the transfer settings. password and user View Number of characters Length of user name. passwords. maximum Entries in user view. you can only see your personal user entry The authorizations of a user after logging on depends on the user group to which the user is assigned.

If you are logged on to the HMI device.12 Project security Simple user view If you are not logged on to the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 201 .12. 8. 09/2007. the only entry contained in the simple user view is "<ENTER>". Enhanced user view The enhanced user view displays information about the users. The enhanced user view contains the following columns: ● Users ● Password ● Group ● Logoff time The passwords are encrypted by appear as asterisks. Enter your user name and password in the logon dialog.3 User logon Logon dialog Use the logon dialog to log on to the security system of the HMI device. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Operating a project 8. the simple user view only displays the user name and user group.

Operating a project 8. Using the key TAB A-Z . Using the key TAB select the "User" text box within the logon dialog. Result After successful logon to the security system. Note The user name is not case-sensitive. 09/2007. switch the numerical keypad to letter assignment using the key 3. 5. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. 4. If you enter a wrong password. Enter the password using the system keys. Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries. Requirements The logon dialog is open. 2. select the "Password" text box. The password is case-sensitive. The alphanumerical screen keyboard is displayed. an error message is displayed when an alarm window has been configured. you can execute password-protected functions on the HMI device for which you have authorizations. Select "OK" to confirm logon. Touch the corresponding text box. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . To enter letters. Enter the user name using the system keys. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. 2.12 Project security The logon dialog opens in the following cases: ● You are operating an operating element with password protection ● You are operating an operating element that was configured for displaying the logon dialog ● You activate the "<ENTER>" entry in the simple user view ● You activate a blank entry in the extended user view ● The logon dialog will be automatically displayed when the project is started. 202 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. depending on the configuration Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. Enter the user name and password.

12 Project security 8.5 8. The following dialog opens: MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Touch the "<New User>" entry in the user view.12. Result You are no longer logged into the project. In order to operate an operating element with password protection. 8. NOTICE The following characters cannot be used in passwords: • Blank • Special characters * ? . Procedure You have the following options for logging off: ● You operate an operating element that was configured for logoff ● You will be logged off automatically if you are not operating the project and if the logoff time has been exceeded You will also be automatically logged off if you enter an incorrect password. you must first log on again. 09/2007. % / \ ' " Procedure for creating a user in the simple user view Proceed as follows: 1.5.12.12.4 User logoff Requirements You have logged into the security system of the HMI device.1 Creating users Creating users with touch operation Requirements You have opened a screen containing the user view. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 203 .Operating a project 8. You have user management authorization or you are the administrator.

Touch the "OK" button. Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries.12 Project security 2. In order to do so." key. 09/2007. The selected entry is then accepted as input. Result The new user is created. The alphanumerical screen keyboard is displayed. The appropriate screen keyboard is displayed. 204 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Switch into input mode by means of the 3. The value 0 stands for "no automatic logoff. 5. Touch the required entry in the drop down list box. Enter the respective user data in the field: – Assign the user to one of the groups from the drop down list box. The value 0 stands for "no automatic logoff.Operating a project 8. Enter the desired user name and password. Touch the desired field in the blank line of the user view. 6. – Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes. The following dialog opens: 4. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Touch the corresponding text box. Select Procedure for creating a user in the enhanced user view Proceed as follows: 1." 8. 7. Touch the text box "Logoff time". 2. Assign the user to a group. The screen keyboard is displayed. open the "Group" drop down list box by means of the and to scroll in the drop down list box. button. Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes. 3.

Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries. 4. ENTER 2. Select the entry "<New user>" in the user view with the cursor keys and confirm with . You have user management authorization or you are the administrator. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 205 .12 Project security 8. NOTICE The following characters cannot be used in passwords: • Blank • Special characters * ? . 09/2007. Enter the desired user name using the system keys. The following dialog opens: 3. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.2 Creating users with key operation Requirements You have opened a screen containing the user view.5. Select the user view using the key TAB or using the cursor keys.12.Operating a project 8. 5. % / \ ' " Procedure for creating a user in the simple user view Proceed as follows: 1. Select the next text box with the The following dialog opens: TAB key and enter a password using the system keys.

or keys. Touch the "OK" button to confirm your entries. Confirm your entry by pressing the key ENTER . Select the "Group" selection box with 7. Select the text box "Logoff time" with TAB . 206 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . keys. The value 0 stands for "no automatic logoff. The drop down list box opens. switch the numerical keypad to letter assignment using the key A-Z . Select the user view with the 2. – Select ENTER TAB . To enter letters. – Assign the user to one of the groups from the drop down list box. Select the desired field in the blank line of the user view with the 4. Procedure for creating a user in the enhanced user view Proceed as follows: 1." 10. – Confirm your entry by pressing the key 8. The value 0 stands for "no automatic logoff. to open the drop down list box. Enter the desired user data: ENTER . or ENTER – Select the required entry using . 09/2007. Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes. or 3." 6. Confirm your entry by pressing the key 5. Result The new user is created. – Enter the data using the system keyboard. . 9.Operating a project 8.12 Project security 6. Open the drop down list box with the ENTER key and select the desired entry with the or keys. Enter the desired logoff time using the system keys. Select a blank line with the TAB key via the configured tab order. Assign the user to a group. – Enter a value between 0 and 60 for the logoff time in minutes.

In the user view. In the user view. 09/2007.12. Procedure for changing user data in the simple user view Proceed as follows: 1.6 8. In these cases you are allowed to change the data for all the users on the HMI device in the user view: – User name – Group assignment – Password – Logoff time ● You are a user without user management authorization. This user is used for logging on via the PLC.12 Project security 8. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 207 . When entering the data.1 Changing user data Changing user data with touch operation Requirements You have opened a screen containing the user view. use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user Procedure for changing user data in the enhanced user view Proceed as follows: 1.6. use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user Result The user data for the user is changed. touch the user whose user data you want to change 2. touch the user whose user data you want to change 2. You can only change the logoff time for the "PLC_User".Operating a project 8. if configured Note You can only change the logoff time and password for the "Admin" user.12. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. In this case you are only allowed to change your personal user data: – Password – Logoff time. Which data you are allowed to change depends on your authorization: ● You are an administrator or a user with user management authorization. When entering the data.

09/2007.6. Confirm your entry by pressing the key TAB . Procedure for changing user data in the enhanced user view Proceed as follows: 1. When entering the data. use the cursor keys to select the user whose user data you want to change. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . When entering the data.2 Changing user data with key operation Requirements You have opened a screen containing the user view. 2. Confirm your entry by pressing the key ENTER . if configured Note You can only change the logoff time and password for the "Admin" user. In the user view.12 Project security 8. This user is used for logging on via the PLC.Operating a project 8.12. Confirm your entry by pressing the key TAB . use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user 208 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Procedure for changing user data in the simple user view Proceed as follows: 1. 3. Confirm your entry by pressing the key ENTER . use exactly the same procedure as for creating a user. In these cases you are allowed to change the data for all the users on the HMI device in the user view: – User name – Group assignment – Password – Logoff time ● You are a user without user management authorization. 2. In this case you are only allowed to change your personal user data: – Password – Logoff time. You can only change the logoff time for the "PLC_User". 3. Which data you are allowed to change depends on your authorization: ● You are an administrator or a user with user management authorization. Use the cursor keys to select the field in which you want to change data.

13 Closing the project Result The user data for the user is changed.13 Procedure Closing the project Proceed as follows: 1. 2. Wait for the Loader to open after you closed the project. Switch off power to the HMI device. Result The user has been deleted and may no longer log onto the project. To delete a user. 09/2007. you must be an administrator or have user management authorization. Use the corresponding operating element object to close the project. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 209 . 8. Procedure To delete a user.12. These users cannot be deleted.Operating a project 8. 8. Note The "Admin" and "PLC_User" users exist by default. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.7 Deleting users Requirements You have opened a screen containing the user view. delete the user name entered.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .Operating a project 8.13 Closing the project 210 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 211 . A status is reported when it is received.1 Alarms 9 Overview Alarms indicate events and states on the HMI device which have occurred in the system. in the process or on the HMI device itself.Operating alarms 9. 09/2007. An alarm may contain the following information: ● Date ● Time ● Alarm text ● Location of fault ● State ● Alarm class ● Alarm number ● Alarm group ● Diagnostics capability MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. An alarm could trigger one of the following alarm events: ● Incoming ● Outgoing ● Acknowledge The configuration engineer defines which alarms must be acknowledged by the user.

1 Overview Alarm classes Alarms are assigned to various alarm classes: ● Error Alarms in this class must always be acknowledged. you have to print the contents of the associated alarm buffer. 09/2007. Alarm log Alarm events are stored in an alarm log. The capacity of the log file is limited by the storage medium and system limits. you acknowledge all alarms which belong to the same alarm group. If you want to print alarms of the "System" alarm class. Error alarms normally indicate critical errors within the plant such as "Motor temperature too high" ● Operation Warning alarms usually indicate states of a plant such as "Motor switched on" ● System System alarms indicate states or events which occur on the HMI device ● SIMATIC diagnostic alarms SIMATIC diagnostic alarms show states and events of the SIMATIC S7 or SIMOTION PLCs ● User-specific alarm classes The properties of this alarm class must be defined in the configuration Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. When you acknowledge an individual alarm of an alarm group. Alarm report The configuration engineer can activate alarm reporting on the project. alarm events are output directly on the connected printer. provided this log file is configured. 212 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . In this case. The configuration engineer can define whether each individual alarm is logged. Alarm buffer The alarm events are stored in an internal buffer. For this case the configuration engineer has to configure an operating element for printing the alarm buffer. Alarm groups The configuration engineer can group alarms into alarm groups. The size of this alarm buffer depends on the HMI device type.Operating alarms 9. An alarm of this type is printed when the alarm events "Incoming" and "Outgoing" occur.

Further information may be available in your plant documentation.Operating alarms 9.2 Detecting queued alarms Introduction You can recognize the presence of alarms which must be acknowledged by the following: ● For an HMI device with keys: The LED in the key ACK lights up. This is also defined by the alarm class which an alarm belongs to. depending on the configuration. The LED is lit if there are alarms requiring acknowledgment which must still be acknowledged. The alarm indicator flashes as long as alarms are pending for acknowledgment. ● Depending on the configuration: An alarm indicator is displayed on screen. an LED is integrated in the key ACK . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. LED in the "ACK" key On an HMI device with keys. The LED goes out when you acknowledge all alarms requiring acknowledgment. Alarm indicator The alarm indicator is a graphic symbol indicating pending alarms or alarms requiring acknowledgment.2 Detecting queued alarms 9. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 213 . 09/2007. The configuration determines whether an alarm has to be acknowledged or not. The number displayed indicates the number of pending alarms. The configuration engineer can assign functions to be executed when the alarm indicator is operated. the alarm indicator is only used for error alarms. Usually.

alarms from alarm logs are also displayed in the alarm view. the alarm view is displayed as follows: ● As a single line. 214 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.3 Message display 9. 09/2007. Select the next or previous alarm in the list. Process alarm. Scroll one page up or down.Operating alarms 9. Simple alarm view The buttons have the following functions: Buttons Functions Displaying infotext for an alarm. Alarm view Depending on the configuration.3 Message display Displaying alarms Alarms are displayed in the alarm view or in the alarm window on the HMI device. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Alarm numbers and alarm texts are displayed as single lines ● As simple alarm view ● As enhanced alarm view In the simple or enhanced alarm views the configuration engineer specifies the alarm information to be displayed. Acknowledge alarm. Depending on the configuration.

09/2007. you can change the column sequence and sorting order on HMI devices with touch operation. move the column heading to the column heading you wish to exchange it with ● Change sorting order To change the sorting order of the alarms.Operating alarms 9. Process alarm. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. Changing the column sequence and sorting in the enhanced alarm view Depending on the configuration. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 215 . Acknowledging alarms. Icon ! Without a symbol S7 $ Alarm class Error Operation SIMATIC or SIMOTION diagnostic alarms System Symbol depending on the configuration User-defined alarm classes The configuration engineer can change the symbols for the alarm classes. touch the respective column header on the touch screen Alarm class layout The various alarm classes are identified in order to distinguish between them in the alarm view. ● Change column sequence – Touch the column header which you wish to exchange with a different column header – Keeping the touch screen pressed.3 Message display Enhanced alarm view The buttons have the following functions: Buttons Functions Displaying infotext for an alarm.

Touch the desired alarm in the alarm view or the alarm window. the infotext assigned to this alarm is displayed. Touch the button in the simple alarm view or in the enhanced alarm view. 2. 3.4 Displaying infotexts Displaying infotext The configuration engineer can also provide infotext for alarms.Operating alarms 9. 3. If configured. 09/2007. Press HELP . 216 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The alarm is selected. the alarm window opens automatically as soon as a new alarm is pending for acknowledgment. Close the screen for displaying the Infotext by means of the button. the infotext assigned to this alarm is displayed. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. The alarm window can be configured so that it only closes after all the alarms have been acknowledged. The layout and the operation of the alarm window are the same as for the alarm view. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. If configured. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. 9. 2. Select the desired alarm in the alarm view.4 Displaying infotexts Alarm window The alarm window is independent of the process screen. Depending on the configuration. Close the infotext by pressing key HELP . 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .

Touch the desired alarm in the alarm view or the alarm window. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1.Operating alarms 9. More information on acknowledgment and on available alarm groups may be found in your plant documentation. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 1. Select the desired alarm. Result The alarm is acknowledged.5 Acknowledge alarm 9. Use the 3. The alarm is selected. If the alarm belongs to an alarm group. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 217 . END . all the alarms of the associated group are acknowledged.5 Acknowledge alarm Requirements The alarm to be acknowledged is displayed in the alarm window or the alarm view. . Press ACK HOME TAB . you can also acknowledge an alarm with a function key. Procedure using the keys The alarm view and the alarm window have a tab sequence with which you can select operating elements and the last selected alarm using the keyboard. or . Select the desired alarm view or alarm window with 2. Alternative operation Depending on the configuration. 09/2007. keys. Touch the button in the simple alarm view or in the enhanced alarm view. 2.

keys. Confirm your entry by pressing the key ENTER .6 Editing alarms Introduction The configuration engineer can assign additional functions to each alarm.Operating alarms 9. The alarm is selected. 4. These functions are executed when the alarm is processed. Use the 3. Requirements The alarm to be edited is displayed in the alarm window or the alarm view. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. Select the desired alarm view or alarm window with 2.6 Editing alarms 9. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. Touch the desired alarm in the alarm view or the alarm window. 09/2007. Note When you edit an unacknowledged alarm. Continue to press the key TAB HOME TAB . Touch the button in the simple alarm view or in the enhanced alarm view. END . Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. 218 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Select the desired alarm. . it is acknowledged automatically. 2. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . or until the button is selected in the simple alarm view or in the extended alarm view. Result The system executes the additional functions of the alarm.

09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 219 .Operating recipes 10.1 Overview 10 Introduction Recipes are used when different variants of a product are manufactured with the same process. but not in terms of the manufacturing process sequence. Examples: ● Beverage industry ● Food processing industry ● Pharmaceutical industry ● Paint industry ● Building materials industry ● Steel industry MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. In this case. Field of application Recipes can be used everywhere the same product components are used in variable combinations to create different product variants. the product variants differ in terms of their type and quantity of the components. The configuration engineer can store the combination of each individual product variant in a recipe.

There is a recipe. A recipe which is used to manufacture a product corresponds to a drawer in a file cabinet. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ File cabinet Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Recipe collection Recipe Recipe Recipe Recipe Recipes for a fruit juice plant Orange flavored drinks Grape flavored drinks Apple flavored drinks Cherry flavored drinks 220 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. grape. recipes are required for different flavors. apple and cherry. Example: In a plant for producing fruit juice. 09/2007.2 Recipes Structure of a recipe The recipe collection for the production of a product family can be compared to a file cabinet. for example.2 Structure of a recipe 10. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . for the flavors orange.Operating recipes 10.

in the quantity of sugar used in production. ① ② ③ ④ Drawer Suspension folder Suspension folder Suspension folder Recipe Recipe data record Recipe data record Recipe data record Product variants of apple flavored drinks Apple drink Apple nectar Apple juice Elements In the figure showing the file cabinet. The records differ. however. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 221 . The suspension folders in the drawers represent records required for manufacturing various product variants. each suspension folder contains the same number of sheets. 09/2007. Example: All drinks contain the same components: water.2 Structure of a recipe Recipe data records The drawers of the file cabinet are filled with suspension folders. All the records of a recipe contain the same elements. a juice or nectar. in the value of the individual elements. for example. fruit juice or nectar differ. however. sugar and flavoring. The records for soft drink. Each sheet in the suspension folder corresponds to an element of the recipe data record. Example: Product variants of the flavor apple might be a soft drink. concentrate.Operating recipes 10.

the values displayed in the recipe view are synchronized with the values of recipe tags. When you edit recipes in a recipe screen. Depending on the configuration. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . The recipe data can also be saved in recipe tags. the recipe values are stored in recipe tags.csv file. recipes are displayed and edited in the recipe view or in a recipe screen.3 Recipes in the project 10.3 Overview Recipes in the project If recipes are used in a project. – The values of the recipe tags are displayed and edited in the recipe screen Depending on the configuration. ● Memory card The memory card is an external storage medium for recipe data records. ● HMI device recipe memory Recipes are saved in the form of data records in the HMI device recipe memory. the values of the recipe tags are exchanged with the PLC. the following components interact: ● Recipe view / recipe screen On the HMI device. – The recipe data records from the internal memory of the HMI device are displayed and edited in the recipe view. The records can be reimported from the memory card to the recipe memory.Operating recipes 10. The recipe tags can be synchronized with the recipe data records so that the same values are saved in both. The recipe data records are exported from the HMI device recipe memory and are saved on the memory card in a *. 222 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. ● Recipe tags The recipe tags contain recipe data. 09/2007.

3 Recipes in the project Data flow The following figure shows the data flow in a project with recipes. 09/2007.Operating recipes 10. saving or deleting a recipe data record Display recipe data record Synchronize or do not synchronize recipe tags Display and edit recipe tags in the recipe screen Write records from the recipe view to the PLC or read records from the PLC and display them in the recipe view Recipe tags are to the PLC online or offline Export or import recipe data record to memory card MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ Editing. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 223 .

The recipe view shows recipe data records in tabular form. Depending on the configuration.Operating recipes 10. Recipe view A recipe view is a screen object used to manage recipe data records. Enhanced recipe view The following figure shows an example of the enhanced recipe view. the recipe view is displayed as follows: ● As enhanced recipe view ● As simple recipe view The configuration engineer also defines which operating elements are displayed in the recipe view.4 Recipe displays 10. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦ Selection box for the recipe Selection box for the recipe data record Element name The element name designates a specific element in the recipe data record Display field This show the number of the selected recipe or the selected recipe data record Value of the element Buttons for editing a recipe data record Status bar for display of the status messages 224 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.4 Recipe displays Displaying recipes You can display and edit recipes on the HMI device with a recipe view or recipe screen. 09/2007.

the simple recipe view starts with the recipe list or data record list. the recipe view is not updated automatically. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Operating recipes 10.4 Recipe displays Simple recipe view The simple recipe view consists of three areas: ● Recipe list ● Record list ● Element list In the simple recipe view. 09/2007. each area is shown separately on the HMI device. To update the recipe view. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 225 . ① ② ③ Number of the recipe data record Recipe data records Buttons for changing the displayed list and calling the menu Display of values NOTICE Changing the recipe data record in the background Applies to the processing of a recipe data record: If values of the corresponding recipe data record are changed by a PLC job. Depending on the configuration. The following figure shows an example of the record list. reselect the respective recipe data record.

The following figure shows an example of the recipe screen.4 Recipe displays Recipe screen A recipe screen allows the correlation between the plant and the recipe data to be displayed in graphic form. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . The configuration engineer combines I/O fields and screen objects to form a custom input screen. The recipe values are exchanged with the PLC immediately or later via these tags. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.Operating recipes 10. A configured recipe view can itself be a component of a recipe screen You must synchronize the tags in order to synchronize data between the tags of the recipe screen and the recipe data records displayed in the recipe view. The configuration engineer can distribute the I/O fields of a recipe over several recipe screens. ① ② ③ ④ Element name and associated values The element name designates a specific element in the recipe data record Buttons for editing a recipe data record Modified recipe view Buttons for transferring recipe data The values displayed or entered in the recipe screen are saved in recipe tags. The recipe screen can be operated using buttons configured accordingly. 226 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. thus allowing recipe elements to be arranged by subject. Synchronization of tags is only possible in the enhanced recipe view.

Operating recipes 10. when an operating element that is outside the recipe view is operated. Note Recipe tags can only be synchronized in the enhanced recipe view. the recipe data record values must be synchronized with the values of the recipe tags. ● Synchronization by the user: The values of the recipe view and the associated recipe tags are not synchronized automatically. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 227 . 09/2007. You have however the option to perform synchronization operations at any time. In this case. the recipe values are displayed. To prevent this. Synchronization only takes place if the configuration engineer has activated the respective settings for a recipe. The configuration engineer has assigned the same function to the button or a different operating element in the recipe view.5 Recipe values in the HMI device and the PLC Introduction You can change the values of a recipe on the HMI device and therefore influence the manufacturing process or a machine. The recipe tags and the recipe view are only synchronized when you operate the buttons or the appropriate operating element. the values are saved in recipe data records ● If you are editing recipes in a recipe screen in your project. The values are only synchronized.5 Recipe values in the HMI device and the PLC 10. Synchronizing recipe tags Synchronization of the recipe tags depends on the configuration: ● Automatic synchronization: The values of the recipe view are synchronized with the associated recipe tags. the values are saved in recipe tags Differences may occur between the display values in the recipe view and the values saved in the associated tags in an ongoing project when you edit recipes with a recipe view and in a recipe screen. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. changes to values in the recipe view have an immediate effect on the values of the associated recipe tags. Depending on the configuration. edited and saved in different ways: ● If you are editing recipes with a recipe view in your project.

6. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007. the configuration engineer must configure operating elements for transferring the values to the PLC or reading them from the PLC in a recipe screen.6 Operating the recipe view 10.Operating recipes 10. The recipe values are only synchronized between HMI device and PLC when you operate the appropriate operating element 10.6 Operating the recipe view Recipe tags online / offline The configuration engineer can configure a recipe so that changes to the values of the recipe tags do not have an immediate effect on the current process. Synchronization of the recipe values between the HMI device and the PLC depends on whether the configuration engineer has selected the settings "Tags online" or the setting "Tags offline" for a recipe. these changes are applied immediately by the PLC and immediately influence the process – If recipe values are changed in the PLC. the changed values are displayed immediately in the recipe screen ● "Tags offline": With this setting. ● "Tags online": This setting has the following effect: – When you change recipe values in the recipe screen.1 Operation Overview The recipe view can be operated as follows: ● Enter values for the recipe elements ● Create recipe data records ● Save recipe data records or save them under a new name ● Delete recipe data records ● Synchronize values of the recipe view with the associated recipe tags ● Transfer recipe data records from the PLC and to the PLC 228 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. changed recipe values are not synchronized immediately between the HMI device and the PLC In this case.

You then save the modified data record under a new name. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 229 . Subsequently all the values of the tags are read out and updated in the table. A dialog box opens in which the name is entered. it is shown in the text box. Buttons Key combination { } Functions Creates a new recipe data record. CTRL + + + ENTER CTRL CTRL * INS DEL CTRL + CTRL + = CTRL + + CTRL Operating the recipe screen You operate the recipes in a recipe screen with the operating elements provided by the configuration engineer.6.6 Operating the recipe view Operating elements of the recipe view The following table shows the operating elements of the recipe view. The recipe values from the PLC are displayed in the recipe view. Saves the displayed values of the recipe data record.2 Creating a recipe data record Introduction You create a new recipe data record by modifying an existing record. 09/2007. The storage location is predefined by the project. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Operating recipes 10. 10. Requirements A screen with a recipe view is displayed. If a start value is configured. The values of the recipe view are synchronized with the associated recipe tags. The values changed during editing are written to the associated recipe tags. The displayed recipe data record is deleted. The recipe data record is saved under a different name irrespective of the recipe view. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. The values of the set recipe data record displayed in the recipe view are transferred to the PLC.

specify whether the existing data record is to be overwritten.Operating recipes 10. 4. 2. The elements of the recipe data record can be assigned default values depending on the configuration. 3. 5. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . In this dialog. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe for which you want to create a new recipe data record. a dialog is opened. If the recipe data record already exists. 4. 2. A new recipe data record with the next available number is created. the existing data record is overwritten. Touch . 6. 230 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Press CTRL + * . 3. If you change the new data record number to an existing data record number. If you change the new data record number to an existing data record number. Enter values for the elements of the data record. A new recipe data record with the next available number is created. specify whether the existing data record is to be overwritten. The elements of the recipe data record can be assigned default values depending on the configuration. Enter values for the elements of the data record. 09/2007. The data record is saved under the new name.6 Operating the recipe view Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. If the recipe data record already exists. Touch . Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. Confirm your entry. a dialog is opened. Enter a name for the data record. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe for which you want to create a new recipe data record. Result The new recipe data record is saved to the selected recipe. In this dialog. 5. the existing data record is overwritten. The data record is saved under the new name. Press CTRL + { } . Enter a name for the data record.

Select the recipe data record you want to change. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.6. 09/2007. you first have to read the current values from the PLC with . Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. Save your changes by means of the button. Save your changes with CTRL + ENTER . If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. The values changed in the recipe view only become effective when the amended data record is transferred to the PLC by means of the button.6 Operating the recipe view 10. touch the 5. CTRL If you want to save the recipe data record under a different name. Select the recipe data record you want to change. Change the data record as required. Requirements A screen with a recipe view is displayed.3 Editing a recipe data record Introduction Edit the values of the recipe data records and save them in a recipe view. 4. press The recipe data record is saved. Synchronization with the PLC If you want to display the current recipe values from the PLC in the recipe view. 3. 2. + * . 2. Change the data record as required.Operating recipes 10. 4. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 231 . key. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. The recipe data record is saved. 3. If you want to save the recipe data record under a different name.

Operating recipes 10. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .6. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. Press CTRL + INS DEL . 3.4 Deleting a recipe data record Introduction You can delete all the data records of a recipe which are not required. 09/2007. Select the recipe data record you want to delete.6 Operating the recipe view Result The edited recipe data record has now been saved in the selected recipe. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. 3. 232 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Touch . 2. Select the recipe data record you want to delete. 2. Result The recipe data record is deleted. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. Requirements A screen with a recipe view is displayed. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. 10.

NOTICE Changed tag name Tags and the value of the recipe data record cannot be assigned to each other if the tag name of the tag to be synchronized has been changed. Requirements A screen with a recipe view is displayed.Operating recipes 10. the more current value is accepted. 3. Synchronize the tags to equalize such differences. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. Differences may occur between the display values in the recipe view and the actual values of tags in an ongoing project. 3. Select the recipe data record you want to synchronize. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 233 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.6 Operating the recipe view 10. 2. 2.6. depending on the configuration. Note Recipe tags can only be synchronized in the enhanced recipe view. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. The tags in question are not synchronized. Press CTRL + = .5 Synchronizing tags Introduction The values of the recipe elements can be saved to recipe tags. If the values of the recipe view and the tag do not match. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. Result The elements of the recipe data record are synchronized with the recipe tags. Touch . Select the recipe data record you want to synchronize. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. Synchronization always includes all the variables which belong to a recipe data record.

If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. 4. 2. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1. Select the recipe data record to which you want to apply the values from the PLC. if a valve was opened further directly at the plant than is stored in the recipe. 3. for example. To synchronize the recipe values. the values which are also stored in the recipes in the HMI device can be changed directly in the plant.6. 4. 2. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Touch . The values of the recipe data records saved in the HMI device possibly no longer match the values in the PLC. press the keys CTRL + ENTER . Requirements A screen with a recipe view is displayed. If you want to store the displayed values in the HMI device. displayed on the HMI device and saved to the selected recipe data record. 234 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. touch the button. Result The values were read from the PLC. Press CTRL + .6 Operating the recipe view 10. read the values from the PLC and display them in the recipe view. This is the case. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. 3. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. Select the recipe data record to which you want to apply the values from the PLC. If you want to store the displayed values in the HMI device. The values are read from the PLC.6 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC Introduction In the current project. The values are read from the PLC.Operating recipes 10.

Touch . you must transfer the values to the PLC. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 235 .Operating recipes 10. 3. Press CTRL + . Result The display values in the recipe view were transferred to the PLC and take effect in the process. 2. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1.6. 3. Requirements A screen with a recipe view is displayed. 2. Select the recipe data record whose values you want to transfer to the PLC. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. Select the recipe data record whose values you want to transfer to the PLC. The display values in the recipe view are always transferred to the PLC.7 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC Introduction In order for an edited recipe data record to take effect in the process. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. 09/2007.6 Operating the recipe view 10.

Touch operation Touching an entry Key control ENTER Functions The next lower display area opens. 09/2007. The display area opens. ESC The following table shows the operation of the context menu. Touch operation Key control ESC Functions The menu is closed. The next higher display area opens.Operating recipes 10.7 Operating the simple recipe view 10. The menu command is executed. The context menu of the display area opens. The following table shows the operation of the display area.7.7 Operating the simple recipe view 10. Operation The simple recipe view can be operated as follows: ● Enter values for the recipe elements ● Create recipe data records ● Save recipe data records or save them under a new name ● Delete recipe data records ● Transfer recipe data records from the PLC and to the PLC Operating elements of the simple recipe view Toggle between the display areas and the context menus to operate the simple recipe views.1 Overview Introduction The simple recipe view consists of three areas: ● Recipe list ● Record list ● Element list You can use the context menu to operate each of these display areas. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Touch the menu command Input of the number of the menu command 236 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

A dialog box opens in which the name is entered. A dialog box opens in which the name is entered.Operating recipes 10. The command is executed. 0 Menu command New Key combination Functions A new recipe data record is created for the selected recipe. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 09/2007. 0 1 2 3 Menu command Save To PLC From PLC Save as Key combination Functions The selected record is renamed. A dialog box opens in which the name is entered. The record list of the selected recipe opens. If a start value is configured. The selected record is saved under a different name irrespective of the simple recipe view. it is shown in the text box. ENTER ● Record list No. The selected record is renamed. Touch operation of the menu Touch the desired menu command. HELP 1 2 Displaying infotext Open The infotext configured for the simple recipe view is displayed.7 Operating the simple recipe view Context menus of the simple recipe view A number is assigned to each menu command which you can use to call the menu command with key control. The display values of the selected record are transferred from the HMI device to the PLC. 3 Rename ● Element list No. With touch operation. ● Recipe list No. it is shown in the text box. INS DEL 1 2 Delete Save as The selected record is deleted. touch the menu command to execute it. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 237 . The selected record is renamed. The recipe values from the PLC are displayed on the HMI device in the recipe view. If a start value is configured. Some menu functions can also be called directly in the lists of the simple recipe view using the keys. 0 Menu command New Key combination Functions A new recipe data record is created for the selected recipe.

the existing data record is overwritten. Operating the recipe screen You operate the recipes in a recipe screen with the operating elements provided by the configuration engineer. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Enter values for the elements of the data record. or . A new record is created.2 Creating a recipe data record Introduction Create a new recipe data record in the recipe list or in the record list. The tags of the record can be assigned default values depending on the configuration. Alternatively. 4. 3. Open the element list menu and select the menu command "0 Save". Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation.Operating recipes 10. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe for which you want to create a new recipe data record. 10. press the numerical key with the number of the desired menu command. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Result The new recipe data record is saved to the selected recipe. 7.7 Operating the simple recipe view Key control of the menu Select the required entry using The command is executed. 09/2007. The element list of the new record opens. Press ENTER . Requirements A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed. Confirm your entries. 2.7. Open the recipe list menu. 6. 238 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Select the menu command "0 New". If you change the new data record number to an existing data record number. Then enter the values for the new record in the element list and save the record. 5. Enter a name for the new record.

Result The edited recipe data record has now been saved in the selected recipe. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. The recipe data record is saved.Operating recipes 10. The values changed in the recipe view only take effect in the PLC when you transfer the edited data record to the PLC with the menu command "1 to PLC". 6. you first have to read the current values from the PLC with the menu command "2 from PLC" in the element list. 4. 09/2007.7.7 Operating the simple recipe view 10. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Open the element list. Open the data record list. 3. Select the recipe data record you want to change. Save your changes with the menu command "0 Save".3 Editing a recipe data record Introduction Edit the values of the recipe data records in a simple recipe view. 5. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 239 . Requirements A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. 2. Synchronization with the PLC If you want to display the current recipe values from the PLC in the simple recipe view. Change the values of the records as required.

7. 3.7. Procedure using the touch screen Proceed as follows: 1. 2. 09/2007. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. To synchronize the recipe values. Procedure using the keys Proceed as follows: 1.5 Reading a recipe data record from the PLC Introduction The values of recipe elements are exchanged with the PLC via tags. if a valve was opened further directly at the plant than is stored in the recipe. This is the case. read the values from the PLC and display them in the recipe view. Select the data record you want to delete. Requirements A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed. for example. 5. 240 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.7 Operating the simple recipe view 10. 2. 3. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Open the data record list. 4.4 Deleting a recipe data record Introduction You can delete all the data records which are not required. Select the data record you want to delete. Result The data record is deleted.Operating recipes 10. 10. the values which are also stored in the recipes in the HMI device can be changed directly in the plant. Open the data record list. 4. In the current project. Press INS DEL . Open the menu. The values of the tags on the HMI device possibly no longer match the values in the PLC. Select the menu command "1 Delete".

Result The values were read from the PLC. Select the element list of the recipe data record to which you want to apply the values from the PLC. 2. you must transfer the values to the PLC. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 4. The values are read from the PLC.Operating recipes 10. Select the menu command "1 To PLC". 3. 3. 2. 10.7. 4. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. Open the menu. Requirements A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed. Result The values of the recipe data record were transferred to the PLC and take effect in the process. select the menu command "0 Save". Open the menu. 09/2007. If you want to save the display values in the HMI device. The display values in the recipe view are always transferred to the PLC. Select the element list of the recipe data record whose values you want to transfer to the PLC. Select the menu command "2 from PLC". displayed on the HMI device and saved to the selected recipe data record. 5. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.6 Transferring a recipe data record to the PLC Introduction In order for an edited recipe data record to take effect in the process. If the recipe list contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 241 .7 Operating the simple recipe view Requirements A screen with a simple recipe view is displayed.

the system discards the imported value and uses the configured default. In this case. the corresponding tag expects an integer value. for example a button ● A screen with a recipe view is displayed. deviations are handled as follows: ● Any additional values in the CSV file will be rejected ● The system applies the configured default value to the recipe data record if the CSV file contains an insufficient number of values ● If the CSV file contains values of the wrong data type. Deviating structure If the structure of the CSV file differs from the structure of the recipe. The record is imported from an external data medium as a CSV file and then displayed in the recipe view after import. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007. Operate the operating element with the function "Import data record". Result The imported recipe data record is saved on the HMI device.8 Importing a recipe data record Introduction You can import values from a CSV file to a recipe data record. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.8 Importing a recipe data record 10. 2. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the recipe data record to be imported. Requirements ● An operating element with the function "Import data record" has been configured.Operating recipes 10. depending on the configuration. However. 242 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. the configured default value is set in the recipe data record Example: The imported CSV file contains values that were entered as floating point numbers.

9 Exporting a recipe data record 10. ● An operating element with the function "Export record" has been configured. 2. 3. Further information on this may be available in your plant documentation. depending on the configuration. Operate the operating element which was configured for export. the values in the recipe data record can be further processed in a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel. for example the "Export data record" button.9 Exporting a recipe data record Introduction You can export one or more recipe data records to a CSV file. After export. The degree to which you can influence the export depends on the configuration:. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 243 . Select the recipe data record you want to export. 09/2007. Requirements ● A screen with a recipe view is displayed. If the recipe view contains several recipes: Select the recipe which contains the desired recipe data record. ● The following tags are configured equally in the recipe view and for the "Export record" operating element: – Recipe number – Data record number Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.Operating recipes 10. Result The recipe data record is exported. The data record is exported as a CSV file to an external data medium. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

10.Operating recipes 10. Enter the values of the elements. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1. Select the desired recipe data record.10 Examples 10. 3. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ Display recipe data record Save recipe data record Tags are synchronized Display and edit recipe tags in the recipe screen Tags are offline 244 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 2. 4. 09/2007. For this reason. The recipe data record is saved in the internal memory of the HMI device.10 Examples 10. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . The following figure shows the data flow schematically. Save the recipe data record. the production data should not be transferred to the PLC.1 Entering a recipe data record Introduction You would like to enter production data on the HMI device without interrupting the process in the machine or plant. Call the recipe view or a recipe screen.

Then transfer the edited recipe data record to the PLC again. the PLC can read the required recipe data record. Based on the barcode name.10.10 Examples 10.Operating recipes 10. Procedure A scanner connected to the PLC reads the barcode of a workpiece.2 Manual production sequence Introduction You request the production data of different workpieces from the PLC and display this data on the screen of the HMI device for inspection. 09/2007. The following figure shows the data flow schematically. ① ② ③ ④ The recipe data record is read from the PLC and written to the PLC again following changes Display and edit recipe tags in the recipe screen Tags are synchronized Recipe data records are saved in the recipe memory of the HMI device MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. You want to correct the transferred production data in the recipe view or the recipe screen if necessary. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 245 . The barcode names correspond to the names in the recipe data record. The recipe data record is displayed for inspection on the HMI device. You can now edit and save the recipe data record.

09/2007.10 Examples 246 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .Operating recipes 10.

Maintenance and care 11. aggressive solvents or scouring powders are used for cleaning purposes. Do not spray directly onto the HMI device. an unintentional response in the controller can be triggered by touching keys. Switch off the HMI device. 09/2007. Do not clean the HMI device with compressed air or steam jet blowers. Requirements Use a cleaning cloth dampened with a cleaning agent to clean the equipment. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Damage caused by unauthorized cleaning products The HMI device may be damaged if compressed air. 3. Do not use aggressive solvents or scouring powder. Procedure Proceed as follows: 1.1 Maintenance and care 11 Introduction The HMI device is designed for maintenance-free operation. Spray the cleaning solution onto a cleaning cloth. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 247 . 2. Clean the HMI device. The touch screen and keyboard membrane should nevertheless be cleaned regularly. When cleaning the display wipe from the screen edge inwards. Switch the HMI device off before cleaning to prevent unintentional responses. Only use water with a little liquid soap or a screen cleaning foam. NOTICE Unintentional response When cleaning the touch screen. steam jet-air ejectors.

The time the touch screen is locked can be set between 5 and 30 seconds. Once the clean screen is activated.siemens.2 Clean screen on MP 377 Touch 11. CAUTION Applying and removing the protective foil Always switch off the HMI device before applying the protective foil. Cannot be operated when the clean screen is active When the clean screen is active.3 Protective foil Protective foil is available for the HMI device touch screens. Wait for the period for the clean screen to lapse. Avoid data inadvertent operations.Maintenance and care 11. The self-adhesive protective foil prevents the screen from being scratched and soiled.2 Clean screen on MP 377 Touch Introduction The HMI touch screen can be cleaned when it is switched on and a project is running. Then you can operate the plant again with the HMI device. 09/2007.com". Never use sharp or pointed objects such as a knife to remove the protective foil. an unintentional response in the controller can be triggered by touching keys. NOTICE Unintentional responses When cleaning the touch screen. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Always open the clean screen or switch off the HMI device before you clean the touch screen while the system is running! Once the period for the clean screen has passed. The matt surface of the protective foil reduces reflections where lighting is poor. operations are again possible. The protective foil is not part of the scope of delivery of the HMI device. You might otherwise damage the touch screen. You will find the necessary ordering data online at "http://mall. 248 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 11. The time remaining for the lockout is indicated by a progress bar. operations on the HMI device are not possible. The protective foil can be removed without leaving any adhesive residue on the screen.automation. touch screen operation is locked for a configured period of time. This also applies to removing the protective foil. there is a risk that functions are inadvertently activated. Otherwise. An operating element must be available in the project with which the clean screen can be called up.

repairs. The address is: Siemens AG Automation and Drives Returns Center Siemensstr. the Center may decide to give you a credit note. spare parts. 2 90766 Fürth Germany Service pack A service pack for maintenance can be ordered separately.Maintenance and care 11.4 Spare parts and repairs 11. and much more is available on our "Services" pages. The service pack includes: ● Mounting seals ● Mounting clamps ● Plug-in terminal strip. 09/2007. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 249 . it is your responsibility to order a new device. the HMI device must be shipped to the Return Center in Fürth. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.4 Repairs Spare parts and repairs In case of repair. Repairs may only be carried out at the Return Center in Fürth. The necessary ordering data can be found in the Siemens ST 80 Catalog. In this case. 2-pin Service & Support on the Internet Service & Support provides additional comprehensive information on SIMATIC products through online services at "http://www. Depending on the work necessary to repair the device. Information about on-site services.siemens.com/automation/support".

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1 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Touch MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1.Technical specifications 12.1 Dimension drawings 12 12. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 251 . 09/2007.

Technical specifications 12. 09/2007.2 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 12" Key 252 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1 Dimension drawings 12.1. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .

09/2007.3 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 253 .Technical specifications 12.1 Dimension drawings 12.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .1. 09/2007.Technical specifications 12.4 Dimension drawings of the MP 377 19" Touch 254 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1 Dimension drawings 12.

analog.1 mm (15") 1024 x 768 pixels 64 k Yes CCFL 50.2 HMI device Specifications MP 377 12" Touch Weight without packing 3.2 Specifications 12.1 mm x 228.Technical specifications 12. resistive MP 377 12" Key Keyboard MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch Touch screen. active 246 mm x 184.41 kg MP 377 15" Touch 4.1 mm (19") 1280 x 1024 pixels LCD-TFT Resolution Colors. maximum load 500 mA RJ45 10/100 Mbits Line out 2 x Ethernet Audio MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. analog.000 h II MP 377 19" Touch 376.65 kg Display MP 377 12" Touch Type Display area.0 MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch MP 377 19" Touch Max.5 mm (12.75 kg MP 377 12" Key 5. typical Pixel error class according to DIN EN ISO 13406-2 800 x 600 pixels Input unit MP 377 12" Touch Type Touch screen. resistive Memory MP 377 12" Touch Application memory MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch 12 MB MP 377 19" Touch Ports MP 377 12" Touch 1 x RS 422/RS 485 2 x USB 2. displayable Brightness control Backlighting Half brightness life time. applies to DP operations USB host conforms to USB standard 2 (supporting low-speed and full-speed USB devices). 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 255 .1") MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch 304.69 kg MP 377 19" Touch 7.3 mm x 301. 12 Mbit/s. 09/2007.

1. 1. minimum Current consumption • Typical • Constant current. 2.800 mA Approx. 6 weeks. 100 A/m RMS Bridging time of the buffering .2 Specifications Supply voltage MP 377 12" Touch Nominal voltage Voltage range. 4 A2s Approx. permissible Transients. 256 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.approx.2 V to 28. maximum • Power on current surge I2t Fuse.700 mA Approx.800 mA Approx.8 V (–20 %. 4 A2s MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch +24 VDC 19.100 mA Approx.300 mA Approx. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 09/2007. maximum permissible Time between two transients.Technical specifications 12.300 mA Approx. 1.200 mA Approx.500 mA Approx. 1. +20 %) 35 V (500 ms) 50 s MP 377 19" Touch Approx. 3. 1. 4 A2s Electronic Miscellaneous MP 377 12" Touch Realtime clock. 2. 4 A2s Approx. internal Approx. Loudspeaker Magnetic field strength 1) MP 377 12" Key MP 377 15" Touch Yes MP 377 19" Touch buffered 1) Onboard 50/60 Hz.

Note Do not use the LED bits "ACK". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 257 . 09/2007. MP 377 15" Touch and MP 377 19" Touch MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Bit assignment of the direct keys for the MP 377 12" Key Bit assignment of the direct keys for the MP 377 12" Touch.Technical specifications 12. Further information may be available in your plant documentation. "A-Z r" and "HELP" when a project is running on the HMI device. "A-Z l".3 Bit assignment of the direct keys 12.3 Bit assignment of the direct keys The following figures show the assignment of the keys and LEDs to the bytes in the PLC process image.

4 Description of the ports 12. floating +24 VDC. c.1 Power supply Plug connector. 2-pin Figure 12-1 Pin 1 2 Power supply pin assignment Assignment +24 VDC (L+) GND 24 V (M) 12. with screw lock Figure 12-2 Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1) Pin assignment of the interface X10/IF 1B Assignment for the RS 422 n. GND 24 V Data channel B (+) RTS 1) GND 5 V. 09/2007.4.2 X10/IF 1B (RS 422/RS 485) Sub-D socket.4. floating +24 VDC. out (max.Technical specifications 12. 100 mA) Data channel A (–) RTS 1) On pin 4 or pin 9. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . GND 24 V TxD+ RD+ GND 5 V.4 Description of the ports 12. 100 mA) TxD– RxD– Assignment for the RS 485 n. floating +5 VDC. out (max. floating +5 VDC. c. can be set with DIP switch on the rear of the device 258 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 9-pin.

n. 500 mA USB-DN USB-DP GND MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 259 . max. c. n. out. Rx– n.Technical specifications 12.4 Description of the ports 12.4.3 X1 (PROFINET) RJ45 plug connector Figure 12-3 Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pin assignment of the RJ45 connector Assignment Tx+ Tx– Rx+ n. 12.4 X20. 09/2007. c. c. c.4. X21 (USB) USB socket Figure 12-4 Pin 1 2 3 4 Pin assignment of the X20 and X21 ports Assignment +5 VDC.

09/2007.Technical specifications 12.4 Description of the ports 12. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .4.5 X40 (line out) Line out connector Figure 12-5 Pin 1 2 3 Pin assignment of line out connector Assignment Left audio channel Right audio channel GND 260 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.

6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 261 . 09/2007. Definition of ESD Abbreviations The following abbreviation is commonly used for electrostatic sensitive devices: ● EGB – Elektrostatisch Gefährdete Bauteile/Baugruppen (Germany) ● ESD – Electrostatic Sensitive Device (internationally recognized term) Labeling ESDs are labeled with the following symbol: Electrostatic charging CAUTION Electrostatic charging ESDs may be destroyed by voltages far below the level perceived by human beings. these electronic elements are highly sensitive to overvoltage.Appendix A. Usually. and thus to any electrostatic discharge. it is unlikely that damage to an ESD as a result of overvoltage is detected immediately but may become apparent only after a longer period of operation. These electronic components are therefore specially identified as ESDs. Voltages of this kind develop when a component or an assembly is touched by a person who is not grounded against static electricity. Prevent electrostatic charging of your body before you touch the ESD! MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.1 ESD guideline A All electronic modules are equipped with large-scale integrated ICs or components. Due to their design.

This helps to avoid electrostatic charging. the discharged energy can not affect the sensitive devices. the workplace and the packaging are properly grounded.Appendix A. ① ② ③ Synthetic materials Wool Antistatic materials such as wood or concrete Protective measures against electrostatic discharge CAUTION Observe grounding measures When working with electrostatic sensitive devices. As a rule. Do so by touching grounded metallic parts. In this way. 09/2007. make sure that you do not touch the pins on the modules or the PCB tracks.1 ESD guideline Anyone who is not connected to the electrical potential of their surroundings is subjected to electrostatic charging. make sure that the person. Discharge electrostatic electricity from your body if you are performing measurements on an ESD. The following figure indicates the maximum electrostatic charge anyone is subjected to when coming into contact with the materials shown. These values correspond with specifications to IEC 801-2. for example for maintenance. 262 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Always use grounded measuring instruments. only touch the ESD if this is unavoidable. When you touch modules.

Appendix A.2 System alarms

A.2

System alarms

Introduction
System alarms on the HMI device provide information about internal states of the HMI device and PLC. The following overview shows the causes of system alarms and how to eliminate the cause of error. Some of the system alarms described in this section are relevant to individual HMI devices based on their range of features. Note System alarms are only indicated if an alarm window was configured. System alarms are output in the language currently set on your HMI device.

System alarm parameters
System alarms may contain encrypted parameters which are relevant to troubleshooting because they provide a reference to the source code of the runtime software. These parameters are output after the text "Error code:"

Meaning of the system alarms
All the system alarms that can be displayed are listed below. The system alarms are divided into different ranges:
Table A-1 Number 10000 10000 - Printer alarms Effect/cause The print job could not be started or was canceled due to an unknown error. Faulty printer setup. Or: No authorization is available for accessing the network printer. Power supply failure during data transfer. Remedy Check the printer settings, cable connections and the power supply. Set up the printer once again. Obtain a network printer authorization. If the error persists, contact the Hotline!

10001 10002 10003 10004 10005 10006

No printer is installed or a default printer has not been Install a printer and/or select it as the default printer. set up. Overflow of the graphics buffer for printing. Up to two images are buffered. Images can now be buffered again. Overflow of the buffer for printing lines in text mode (e.g. alarms). Up to 1000 lines are buffered. Text lines can now be buffered again. The Windows printing system reports an error. Refer to the output text and the error ID to determine the possible causes. Nothing is printed or the print is faulty. Allow sufficient intervals between successive print jobs. -Allow sufficient intervals between successive print jobs. -Repeat the action if necessary.

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Table A-2 Number 20010 20000 - Global script alarms Effect/causes An error has occurred in the specified script line. Execution of the script was therefore aborted. Note the system alarm that may have occurred prior to this. An error has occurred in a script that was called by the specified script. Execution of the script was therefore aborted in the called script. Note the system alarm that may have occurred prior to this. The configuration data is inconsistent. The script could therefore not be generated. The scripting component of WinCC flexible Runtime is not correctly installed. Therefore, no scripts can be executed. Remedy Select the specified script line in the configuration. Ensure that the tags used are of the allowed types. Check system functions for the correct number and types of parameters. In the configuration, select the script that has been called directly or indirectly by the specified script. Ensure that the tags used are of the allowed types. Check system functions for the correct number and types of parameters. Recompile the configuration. Reinstall WinCC flexible Runtime on your PC. Rebuild your project with "Project > Generator > Generate" and transfer the project to the HMI device.

20011

20012 20013

20014

The system function returns a value that is not written Select the specified script in the configuration. in any return tag. Check whether the script name has been assigned a value. Too many successive scripts have been triggered in short intervals. When more than 20 scripts are queued for processing, any subsequent scripts are rejected. In this case, the script indicated in the alarm is not executed. Find what is triggering the scripts. Extend the times, e.g. the polling time of the tags which trigger the scripts.

20015

Table A-3 Number 30010 30011

30000 - Alarms for IFwSetValue: SetValue() Effect/causes The tag could not accept the function result, e.g. when it has exceeded the value range. Remedy Check the tag type of the system function parameter.

A system function could not be executed because the Check the parameter value and tag type of the invalid function was assigned an invalid value or type in the parameter. If a tag is used as a parameter, check its parameter. value. A system function could not be executed because the Check the parameter value and tag type of the invalid function was assigned an invalid value or type in the parameter. If a tag is used as a parameter, check its parameter. value.

30012

Table A-4 Number 40010

40000 - Linear scaling alarms Effect/causes The system function could not be executed since the parameters could not be converted to a common tag type. The system function could not be executed since the parameters could not be converted to a common tag type. Remedy Check the parameter types in the configuration.

40011

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Table A-5 Number 50000 50000 - Data server alarms Effect/causes The HMI device is receiving data faster than it is capable of processing. Therefore, no further data is accepted until all current data have been processed. Data exchange then resumes. Data exchange has been resumed. Remedy --

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Table A-6 Number 60000

60000 - Win32 function alarms Effect/causes This alarm is generated by the “DisplaySystemAlarms” function. The text to be displayed is transferred to the function as a parameter. The file could not be copied in the direction defined because one of the two files is currently open or the source/target path is not available. It is possible that the Windows user has no access rights to one of the two files. An attempt was made to copy a file to itself. It is possible that the Windows user has no access rights to one of the two files. Remedy --

60010

Restart the system function or check the paths of the source/target files. Using Windows NT/2000/XP: The user executing WinCC flexible Runtime must be granted access rights for the files. Check the path of the source/target file. Using Windows NT/2000/XP with NTFS: The user executing WinCC flexible Runtime must be granted access rights for the files.

60011

Table A-7 Number 70010

70000 - Win32 function alarms Effect/causes The application could not be started because it could not be found in the path specified or there is insufficient memory space. The system time could not be modified. The error alarm only appears in connection with area pointer "Date/time PLC". Possible causes: • An invalid time was transferred in the job mailbox. • The Windows user has no right to modify the system time. If the first parameter in the system alarm is displayed with the value 13, the second parameter indicates the byte containing the incorrect value. Remedy Check whether the application exists in the specified path or close other applications. Check the time which is to be set. Using Windows NT/2000/XP: The user executing WinCC flexible Runtime must be granted the right to change the system time of the operating system.

70011

70012

An error occurred when executing the function Close all programs currently running. "StopRuntime" with the option "Runtime and Then close Windows. operating system". Windows and WinCC flexible Runtime are not closed. One possible cause is that other programs cannot be closed. The system time could not be modified because an invalid value was entered. Incorrect separators may have been used. Check the time which is to be set.

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Number 70014 Effect/causes The system time could not be modified. Possible causes: • An invalid time was transferred. • The Windows user has no right to modify the system time. Windows rejects the setting request. 70015 70016 The system time could not be read because Windows -rejects the reading function. An attempt was made to select a screen by means of a system function or job. This is not possible because the screen number specified does not exist. Or: A screen could not be generated due to insufficient system memory. Or: The screen is blocked. Or: Screen call has not been executed correctly. 70017 Date/time is not read from the area pointer because the address set in the PLC is either not available or has not been set up. Acknowledgment that the password list has been successfully imported. Acknowledgment that the password list has been successfully exported. Acknowledgment for activation of alarm reporting. Acknowledgment for deactivation of alarm reporting. Acknowledgment to starting the Import Password List action. Change the address or set up the address in the PLC. -----Check the screen number in the function or job with the screen numbers configured. Assign the number to a screen if necessary. Check the details for the screen call and whether the screen is blocked for specific users. Remedy Check the time which is to be set. Using Windows NT/2000/XP: The user executing WinCC flexible Runtime must be granted the right to change the system time of the operating system.

70018 70019 70020 70021 70022 70023 70024

Acknowledgment to starting the Export Password List -action. The value range of the tag has been exceeded in the system function. The calculation of the system function is not performed. The value range of the tag has been exceeded in the system function. The calculation of the system function is not performed. No other screens are stored in the internal screen memory. No other screens can be selected. The backup of the RAM file system has been started. The files from the RAM have been copied in the Flash memory. The files from the RAM have been copied in the Flash memory. Following a restart, these saved files are copied back to the RAM file system. Backup of the RAM file system has failed. No backup copy of the RAM file system has been made. Check the desired calculation and correct it if necessary.

70025

Check the desired calculation and correct it if necessary.

70026

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70029

Check the settings in the "Control Panel > OP" dialog and save the RAM file system using the "Save Files" button in the "Persistent Storage" tab.

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Number 70030 Effect/causes The parameters configured for the system function are faulty. The connection to the new PLC was not established. The PLC configured in the system function is not an S7 PLC. The connection to the new PLC was not established. The object configured with this number in the tab order is not available in the selected screen. The screen changes but the focus is set to the first object. An e-mail cannot be sent because a TCP/IP connection to the SMTP server no longer exists. This system alarm is generated only at the first attempt. All subsequent unsuccessful attempts to send an e-mail will no longer generate a system alarm. The event is regenerated when an e-mail has been successfully sent in the meantime. The central e-mail component in WinCC flexible Runtime attempts, in regular intervals (1 minute), to establish the connection to the SMTP server and to send the remaining e-mails. Following a disruption, the TCP/IP connection to the SMTP server could be re-established. The queued e-mails are then sent. No SMTP server for sending e-mails is configured. An attempt to connect to an SMTP server has failed and it is not possible to send e-mails. WinCC flexible Runtime generates the system alarm after the first attempt to send an e-mail. An e-mail cannot be sent for unknown reasons. The contents of the e-mail are lost. The SMTP server has rejected sending or forwarding an e-mail because the domain of the recipient is unknown to the server or because the SMTP server requires authentication. The contents of the e-mail are lost. The syntax of the e-mail address is incorrect or contains illegal characters. The contents of the e-mail are discarded. The syntax of the e-mail address is incorrect or contains illegal characters. The import of the user management was aborted due to an error. Nothing was imported. The value range for the tags has been exceeded while executing the system function. The system function calculation has not been carried out. Remedy Compare the parameters configured for the system function with the parameters configured for the PLCs and correct them as necessary. Compare the S7 PLC name parameter configured for the system function with the parameters configured for the PLC and correct them as necessary. Check the number of the tab order and correct it if necessary.

70031

70032

70033

Check the network connection to the SMTP server and re-establish it if necessary.

70034

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70036

Configure an SMTP server: In WinCC flexible Engineering System using "Device settings > Device settings" In the Windows CE operating system using "Control Panel > Internet Settings > E-mail > SMTP Server" Check the e-mail parameters (recipient etc.). Check the domain of the recipient address or deactivate the authentication on the SMTP server if possible. SMTP authentication is currently not used in WinCC flexible Runtime. Check the e-mail address of the recipient.

70037 70038

70039

70040 70041

-Check your user management or transfer it again to the panel. Check the desired calculation and correct it if necessary.

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Number 70043 Effect/causes The value range for the tags has been exceeded while executing the system function. The system function calculation has not been carried out. Remedy Check the desired calculation and correct it if necessary.

Table A-8 Number 80001 80002 80003

80000 - Archive alarms Effect/causes The log specified is filled to the size defined (in percent) and must be stored elsewhere. A line is missing in the specified log. The copying process for logging was not successful. In this case, it is advisable to check any subsequent system alarms, too. Since logging is not possible, this causes a permanent loss of the functionality. A copying action has been completed successfully. Since the storage location was incorrectly entered in WinCC flexible, this causes a permanent loss of the functionality. Log entries are stored in a buffer. If the values are read to the buffer faster than they can be physically written (using a hard disk, for example), overloading may occur and recording is then stopped. The overload status no longer applies. Archiving resumes the recording of all values. Remedy Store the file or table by executing a ‘move’ or ‘copy’ function. ---

80006

In the case of databases, check whether the corresponding data source exists and start up the system again. -Configure the storage location for the respective log again and restart the system when the full functionality is required. Archive fewer values. Or: Increase the logging cycle. --

80009 80010

80012

80013 80014

The same action was triggered twice in quick -succession. Since the process is already in operation, the action is only carried out once. This system alarm is used to report DOS or database errors to the user. The logs are separated by the system function "CloseAllLogs" and the incoming entries exceed the defined buffer size. All entries in the buffer are deleted. The number of incoming events cause a buffer overflow. his can be caused, for example, by several copying actions being activated at the same time. All copy jobs are deleted. The connection between WinCC flexible and all logs were closed, for example, after executing the system function "CloseAllLogs". Entries are written to the buffer and are then written to the logs when a connection is re-established. There is no connection to the storage location and the storage medium may be replaced, for example. The maximum number of simultaneously copy operations has been exceeded. Copying is not executed. -Reconnect the logs.

80015 80016

80017

Stop the copy action.

80019

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80020

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The structure of the existing log file does not match the expected structure. These are triggered as soon as the log is full. The faulty log files are not available for logging jobs. The log is not copied. delete the destination log file. Remedy Wait until the current copying actions have been completed. The log specified no longer logs data because it is full. An attempt was made to copy a log to itself. Logs can be assigned events.Appendix A. The log cannot be used. Prior to this. in advance. the ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and the specified drive.2 System alarms Number 80021 Effect/causes An attempt was made to delete a log which is still busy with a copy action. Values are written to the logs from then on. Deletion has not been executed. 80030 80031 80032 Delete the faulty file. 09/2007. delete the log. The log is not copied. 80028 -- 80029 Evaluate the additional system alarms related to this alarm. The alarm returns a status report indicating that the logs are currently being initialized. Delete the existing log data manually. No values are written to this log and the log file is not created. The internal Flash memory has been specified as the storage location for a log. The cancellation is reported by an error entry $RT_ERR$ at the end of the destination log. Or: Configure a button which contains the same actions as the event and press it. This is not permissible. Check the configuration. The number of logs specified in the alarm could not be initialized. Before you initiate the system function. no entries are written to the logs. Logging is stopped for this log. An attempt was made to use the system function "StartSequenceLog" to start a sequence log for a log which is not configured as a sequence log. This alarm is output after all logs are initialized. If WinCC flexible Runtime is started and the log is already full. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 269 . 80025 80026 -- 80027 Configure "Storage Card" or a network path as the storage location. check • If the "StartSequenceLog" system function was properly configured • if the tag parameters are properly provided with data on the HMI device In the project. check • if the "CopyLog" system function was properly configured • if the tag parameters are properly provided with data on the HMI device Edit the "CopyLog" system function in the project if necessary. The log in CSV format is corrupted. then restart the last action In the project. The destination log file (if configured) is not deleted. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. then restart WinCC flexible Runtime. Close WinCC flexible Runtime. No sequence log file is created. You have canceled the copy operation. No values are logged until the alarm 80026 is output. -- 80022 80023 80024 The "CopyLog" system function does not allow copying when the target log already contains data ("Mode" parameter). the event is not triggered. irrespective whether WinCC flexible Runtime is active or not. Data written up to this point are retained. The logs are initialized.

it is recommended to save the backup files or delete them in order to make the space available again. Enter the correct password. An error has occurred in the initialization of the logs. The operator action will therefore not be log must be opened again using the system function executed. 80044 The export resumes automatically. the closed. The operator action will therefore not be executed. The log could not be renamed while preparing to export it. The export of a log was interrupted due to an error in the connection to the server or at the server itself. This causes an error. whereas the logging to the CSV logs works. Make sure the "CloseAll Logs" system function is called before using the "ExportLog" system function. An Audit Trail is not suitable if it belongs to another project or has already be archived." The log which shall be exported is not closed. 90025 90026 No operator actions can be logged because the log is Before further operator actions are carried out. It was detected that the export needed to be resume when Runtime restarted.Appendix A.2 System alarms Number 80033 Effect/causes Remedy "System Defined" is set in the data log file as the data Install MSDE again. 80046 80047 80049 The destination file could not be written while exporting the log. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 90028 90029 270 . An attempt has been made to create the tables as a backup.FDA alarms Effect/causes No operator actions can be logged due to lack of space on the storage medium for log. in use is incompatible with Audit Trail. 80034 80035 It is recommended to save the backups or to delete them in order to release memory. Remedy Make more space available by inserting an empty storage medium or swapping out the log files on the server using "ExportLog". The job can not be completed. Check: • The connection to the server • If the server is running • If there is enough free space on the server Check whether there is enough space on the server and it you have permission to create the log file. The job can not be completed. 80050 Table A-9 Number 90024 90000 . No data is written to the database logs. No action is necessary. Change the configuration as required. Check whether the storage medium is correctly inserted and if there is sufficient space on the medium. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The log could not be read while exporting it. The password you entered is incorrect. The export of a log was interrupted because Runtime was closed or due to a power failure. No logging or backup has been performed. Change the configuration as required. 09/2007. Therefore the user action will not be executed. Check whether the storage medium is correctly inserted. Check whether the storage medium is correctly inserted. This action was successful. No user actions can be logged because of error state of the archive. Runtime was closed during ongoing operation Ensure that you are using the correct storage (perhaps due to a power failure) or a storage medium medium. An attempt has been made to create backups of the tables and this has failed. However. 80045 The export is repeated automatically. source name. A backup has been made of the tables of the corrupted log file and the cleared log was restarted. An error has occurred in the initialization of the logs. "OpenAllLogs".

Runtime was closed during ongoing operation (perhaps due to a power failure). The operating mode was changed. Table A-10 Number 110000 110001 110002 110000 . The PLC remains in "offline" mode. Running out of space on the storage medium for log. Activate the "Audit Trail" again using the system function "StartLog". WinCC flexible Runtime is therefore closed. although the entire system is in "offline" mode. An attempt was made to use the system function SetConnectionMode to switch the specified PLC to "online" mode. A user action requiring logging should only be possible with permission. The operating mode was not changed. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Check whether the address area for the area pointer 88 “Coordination" in the PLC is available. Repeat the user action if necessary. "Offline" mode is now set. Remedy --Make more space available by inserting an empty storage medium or swapping out the log files on the server using "ExportLog". 110004 -- 110005 Switch the complete system to "online" mode. As of now. 110006 The content of the "project version" area pointer does Check: not match the user version configured in WinCC • The project ID entered on the PLC. Audit Trail is switched off because of a forced user action. 09/2007. no more operator actions requiring logging will be executed. because there is another user action pending. The operating mode is now "online". The operating mode is now "offline". This changeover is not allowed.Offline function alarms Effect/causes The operating mode was changed.Appendix A. Adapt or upgrade your authorizations. • The project ID entered in WinCC flexible. Remedy --Check the connection to the PLCs. -- 110003 The operating mode of the specified PLC was changed by the system function "SetConnectionMode". The operating mode of the specified PLC has been changed by the system function "SetConnectionMode". 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 271 . A user action which has to be logged has been executed without a logged on user. flexible. "Online" mode is now set. Change the configuration by setting a required permission for the input object. then execute the system function again.2 System alarms Number 90030 90031 90032 Effect/causes Runtime was closed during ongoing operation (perhaps due to a power failure). You do not have the necessary authorization to perform this action. Make more space available by inserting an empty storage medium or swapping out the log files on the server using "ExportLog". 90039 90040 90041 90044 A user action which has to be confirmed was blocked. 90033 No more space on the storage medium for log.

Check whether access has been made to the correct file. Check the configuration. Access to file failed. Check. for example. The action was not executed. Check. Table A-12 Number 130000 130001 130002 130003 130000 . The operation is canceled. The specified folder does not exist on the storage card. Delete files no longer required from the hard disk.Trend alarms Effect/causes Remedy The trend is not displayed because you configured an Change the configuration. The storage card is not available. Delete files no longer required from the hard disk. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . incorrect axis to the trend or an incorrect trend. Remedy Close all other programs. for example. a value change in a script results in the call of another script and the second script in turn has a value change that results in the call of yet a further script etc. Close all other programs. incorrect axis to the trend or an incorrect trend. the configured address is correct and the value range for the tag is correct. No data medium found. The file is read only. The operation is canceled.System information alarms Effect/causes The action was not executed.Appendix A. Any files saved to this directory are not backed up when you switch off the HMI device. The trend is not displayed because you configured an Change the configuration. The trend is not displayed because the tag assigned attempts to access an invalid PLC address. Remove the write protection. Edit the file attributes if necessary. 09/2007. 130008 130009 Insert the storage card. The configured functionality is not supported. if • The correct data medium is being accessed • The data medium is inserted Check whether access has been made to the correct data carrier.2 System alarms Table A-11 Number 120000 120001 120002 120000 . Records cannot be saved or read over the network connection. The operation is canceled. 272 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Records cannot be saved to / read from the storage card. if • The correct file is being accessed • The file exists • another action is preventing simultaneous access to the file Check the network connection and eliminate the cause of error. 130007 The network connection is interrupted. Check whether the data area for the tag exists in the PLC. 130004 130005 130006 The data medium is write-protected. The operation is canceled. 130010 The maximum nesting depth can be exhausted when. Insert the storage card. Delete files no longer required from the hard disk. The action was not executed. for example.

Restart the system. No tag updating or writing is executed because the HMI device address is incorrect (possibly too high). 09/2007. Check the access point or the module configuration (MPI. The online connection to the PLC was shut down. Restart the system. The following parameter could not be written to the registry:: 1: Tslot 2: Tqui 3: Tset 4: MinTsdr 5: MaxTsdr 6: Trdy 7: Tid1 8: Tid2 9: Gap Factor 10: Retry Limit No tag updating or writing is executed because baud rate is incorrect. Verify the connection and check whether the PLC is switched on. is faulty.Appendix A. The following parameters could not be written to the registry: 0: General error 1: Wrong version 2: Profile cannot be written to the registry. 140007 140008 Check the connection and if the PLC is switched on. Check the user-defined bus profile. Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel using "Set PG/PC interface". Check the connection and if the PLC is switched on. 140009 Reinstall the module in the Control Panel using "Set PG/PC interface". communication peer. 140005 140006 No tag updating or writing is executed because the baud rate is incorrect.). etc. Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel using "Set PG/PC interface". Use a different HMI device address. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.2 System alarms Table A-13 Number 140000 140001 140003 140000 . 3: The subnet type cannot be written to the registry. 140004 No tag update or write operations are executed Verify the connection and check whether the PLC is because the access point or the module configuration switched on.Connection alarms chns7: Connection + device Effect/causes An online connection to the PLC is established. Restart the system. PPI. profile. Tags are not updated or written because the module for S7 communication was not found. Restart the system. No tag updating or writing is executed. PROFIBUS) in the Control Panel with "Set PG/PC interface". Remedy --Check the connection and if the PLC is switched on. Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel using "Set PG/PC interface". Check the parameter definitions in the Control Panel using "Set PG/PC interface". 5: Faulty Highest Address (HSA). Restart the system. Tag are not updated or written because the bus profile is incorrect (see %1). 4: The Target Rotation Time cannot be written to the registry. Select a different baud rate in WinCC flexible (according to module. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 273 .

2 System alarms Number 140010 Effect/causes No S7 communication partner found because the PLC is shut down. the PLC is operational. Restart the HMI device. The version in the PLC and that of the project (FWX file) do not match. close WinCC flexible Runtime and restart with a new configuration. Correct the relevant parameters. Enable the consistency check with SIMOTION Scout and once again download the project to the PLC. The configured bus address is in already in use by another application. PLC. 09/2007. There is an initialization problem (e. Check the connection and that the communication partner is switched on. Restart the system if the system alarm persists. If several masters are connected to the network. Wrong transmission rate Or: Faulty bus parameters (e. when WinCC flexible Runtime was closed in Task Manager).Connection alarms chnAS511: Connection Effect/causes No more data is read or written. DP/T: If only one master is connected to the network. Do not change any settings.STEP7) with different bus parameters is active and the driver cannot be started with the new bus parameters (transmission rate.g. Or: Run WinCC flexible Runtime. Regenerate the project using WinCC flexible ES. Only a corresponding note appears.g. 140011 140012 No tag updating or writing is executed because communication is down. Connection to the PLC is canceled. then start your other applications. is defective. 140016 140017 140018 140019 140020 Change the interrupt number. Or: Another application (e. Change the interrupt number. enable these. Edit the HMI device address in the PLC configuration. HSA) Or: OP address > HSA or: Wrong interrupt vector (interrupt does not arrive at the driver) The hardware does not support the configured interrupt. Connection to the PLC is canceled The following remedies are available: Download the current version to the PLC using SIMOTION Scout. there is no power supply. 274 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . Possible causes: • The cable is defective • The PLC does not respond. The MPI cable is disconnected and. for this will cause bus errors. DP/T: The option “PG/PC is the only master” is not set in the Control Panel under “Set PG/PC interface. disable "PG/PC is the only master" in "Set PG/PC interface". for example).g. • The wrong port is used for the connection • System overload Remedy Ensure that the cable is plugged in. SIMOTION Scout is downloading a new project to the Wait until the end of the reconfiguration. thus. etc.” Remedy Switch the PLC on. Table A-14 Number 150000 150000 . The consistency check was disabled by SIMOTION Scout. The set interrupt is in use by another driver. 140013 140014 140015 Check the connections. the correct port is being used.Appendix A.

160012 160013 The specified server was started as InProc server. 160011 Check. The second project has no OPC server functionality and cannot be located as an OPC server by external sources.Connection alarms IVar (WinLC) / OPC: Connection Effect/causes No more data is read or written. Values cannot be read or written. if • the server name is correct. is defective. Note for advanced users: Interpret the value from HRESULT. 09/2007. Remedy -- Table A-15 Number 160000 160000 . for example. An alarm is output when an attempt is made to start a second project. for example. • the server is registered. Remedy -- 170001 Set the PLC to online mode. • the computer name is correct. Configure the server as OutProc Server or Local Server. No connection to the server because the server identification (CLS-ID) cannot be determined. if • the server name is correct.S7 dialog alarms Effect/causes S7 diagnostics events are not indicated because it is not possible to log on to the S7 diagnostics functions at this device. Restart the system if the system alarm persists. Possible causes: • The cable is defective • The PLC does not respond. No connection to the server because the server identification (CLS-ID) cannot be determined. etc. the correct port is being used. Remedy Ensure that the cable is plugged in. This has not been released and may possibly lead to incorrect behavior because the server is running in the same process area as the WinCC flexible Runtime software. The S7 diagnostics buffer cannot be viewed because communication with the PLC is shut down. • The wrong port is used for the connection • System overload Connection is up because the cause of the interruption has been eliminated. No connection to the server because the server identification (CLS-ID) cannot be determined. Values cannot be read or written.Appendix A.2 System alarms Number 150001 Effect/causes Connection is up because the cause of the interruption has been eliminated. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Check. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 275 . • the server is registered. Table A-16 Number 170000 170000 . 160001 160010 -Check access rights. the PLC is operational. The service is not supported. 160014 Do not start a second project with OPC server functionality on the computer. Values cannot be read or written. • the computer name is correct. Only one OPC server project can be started on a PC/MP.

The tag is not updated because it is not possible to map the PLC type in the data type of the tag. Possible Reinstall WinCC flexible Runtime. Remedy Install a newer component. Several remedies are available: • Generate the alarms at a slower rate (polling) • Initiate scripts and functions at greater intervals If the alarm appears more frequently: Restart the HMI device. 276 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Not all the actions can be executed. The tag is updated after the cause of the last error state has been eliminated (return to normal operation). causes: "TouchInputPC. Table A-18 Number 190000 190001 190000 . The tag is not updated because communication with the PLC is down. An S7 diagnostics event cannot be visualized. It is not possible to read the S7 diagnostics buffer (SSL) because this operation was canceled with an internal error of class %2 and error code %3. The tag is not updated because the configured tag address does not exist. error number %3. System overload because too many actions running in parallel. An S7 diagnostics event cannot be visualized. Check the configuration. 180002 The screen keyboard could not be activated.2 System alarms Number 170002 Effect/causes The S7 diagnostics buffer cannot be viewed because reading of the diagnostics buffer (SSL) was canceled with error.exe" was not registered due to a faulty Setup. The tag is not updated because the configured PLC type does not exist for this tag. The system returns an internal error of error class %2. some are rejected. Remedy --- 190002 190004 190005 190006 190007 Select the system function "SetOnline" to go online. 09/2007.Misc/common alarms Effect/causes A component/OCX received configuration data with a version ID which is not supported. The tag value is not modified because the connection Set online mode or reconnect to the PLC. Check the configuration. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . to the PLC is interrupted or the tag is offline.Appendix A. Check the configuration.Tag alarms Effect/causes It is possible that the tag is not updated. The system returns internal error %2. Remedy -- 170003 170004 --- 170007 -- Table A-17 Number 180000 180001 180000 .

The string is automatically shortened to the permitted length. Values are lost because only up to 100 actions are saved to the buffer. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 277 . Check the range of values or the data type of the tags. a value of 260 was entered for a byte tag or a value of -3 for an unsigned word tag. Possible cause 2: The connection to the PLC was interrupted. A tag of the type Integer should be assigned a value of the type String. • Do not use an array tag longer than 6 words when you configure an acknowledgment on the HMI device using "Acknowledgment HMI".Appendix A. 190011 Possible cause 1: The value entered could not be written to the configured PLC tag because the high or low limit was exceeded. 190010 The following remedies are available: • Increase the time interval between multiple write actions. 190013 The user has entered a string that is longer than the tag. For example. Make sure that the value entered lies within the range of values of the control tags. The system discards the entry and restores the original value. Only enter strings that do not exceed the permitted tag length.2 System alarms Number 190008 Effect/causes The threshold values configured for the tag have been violated. for example. Too many values are written to the tag (for example. PLC-specific value range. by • A value entered • A system function • A script An attempt has been made to assign the tag a value which is outside the permitted range of values for this data type. 190009 Observe the range of values for the data type of the tags. Check the connection to the PLC. for example: An attempt is being made to assign a value to a counter that is outside the valid. in a loop triggered by a script). 190012 It is not possible to convert a value from a source format to a target format. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Remedy Observe the configured or current threshold values of the tag. 09/2007.

Change the address or set the address in the PLC at an area which allows write access. Change the address or set the address in the PLC at an area which allows write access.PLC coordination alarms Effect/causes Coordination is not executed because the address configured in the PLC does not exist/is not set. • System overload Remedy Change the address or set up the address in the PLC. Table A-20 Number 200000 200001 200002 200000 . Parameter type and no.Area pointer alarms Effect/causes The area pointer is not updated because the address configured for this pointer does not exist. Coordination is canceled because the write access to the address configured in the PLC is not possible. is defective.Appendix A.: see alarm 190100 Remedy Check the configuration. Parameter type and no. Internal error 200003 200004 200005 --Ensure that the cable is plugged in and the PLC is operational. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 278 . Coordination is not carried out at the moment because the address format of the area pointer does not match the internal storage format.2 System alarms Table A-19 Number 190100 190100 . No more data is read or written. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Possible causes: • The cable is defective • The PLC does not respond. Table A-21 Number 200100 200101 200100 . Coordination can be executed again because the last error state is eliminated (return to normal operation). The area pointer is not updated because it is not possible to map the PLC type to the area pointer type. 09/2007. 190101 -- 190102 The area pointer is updated after the cause of the last -error state has been eliminated (return to normal operation). Coordination is canceled because the write access to the address configured in the PLC is not possible.: Consecutive number displayed in WinCC flexible ES. The coordination may not be executed. etc. Type 1 Warnings 2 Errors 3 PLC acknowledgment 4 HMI device acknowledgment 5 LED mapping 6 Trend request 7 Trend transfer 1 8 Trend transfer 2 No.PLC user version alarms Effect/causes Coordination is not executed because the address configured in the PLC does not exist/is not set. Restart the system if the system alarm persists.: See alarm 190100. Remedy Change the address or set up the address in the PLC.

PLC job alarms Effect/causes Remedy Jobs are not processed because the address Change the address or set up the address in the configured in the PLC does not exist/has not been set PLC. up. 220002 Change the configuration. The job buffer is processed again because the last error status has been eliminated (return to normal operation). The connection between the specified PLC and the specified port is active. The communication driver cannot be loaded. The coordination may not be executed. Coordination can be executed again because the last error state is eliminated (return to normal operation). Jobs are not executed because the address format of Internal error the area pointer does not match the internal storage format. Table A-22 Number 210000 210000 . A control request with an illegal number was initiated. No more data is read or written. Recompile the configuration. 220003 220004 Install the driver by reinstalling WinCC flexible Runtime. The driver may not be installed. -- 210001 210002 210003 210004 210005 210006 -Check the PLC program. Possible causes: • The cable is defective • The PLC does not respond.2 System alarms Number 200102 Effect/causes Coordination is not carried out at the moment because the address format of the area pointer does not match the internal storage format. An error occurred while attempting to execute the control request. The tag is not downloaded because the associated communication driver / HMI device does not support write access to the data type BYTE. etc. Observe the next/previous system alarms. Communication is down and no update data is transferred because the cable is not connected or defective etc. Check the parameters of the control request.Appendix A. Restart the system if the system alarm persists. 220005 220006 --- MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. in an area which allows read/write access. Remedy Change the configuration. As a result.WinCC channel adapter alarms Effect/causes The tag is not downloaded because the associated communication driver / HMI device does not support the download of Boolean/discrete data types. 09/2007. the control request is not executed. Table A-23 Number 220001 220000 . 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 279 . It is possible that the job buffer will not be processed. Jobs are not processed because read/write access to Change the address or set up the address in the PLC the address configured in the PLC is not possible. Communication is up. is defective. Check the connection. • System overload Remedy Internal error 200103 200104 200105 --Ensure that the cable is plugged in and the PLC is operational.

Table A-24 Number 230000 230000 . Data is exchanged. Navigate to another page. 220008 The communication driver cannot access or open the specified port. 09/2007. The port may be in use by another application or the port used is not available on the destination device. The system therefore discards the input and restored the previous value. protocol settings. During navigation in the web browser. There is no communication with the PLC.Appendix A.View alarms Effect/causes The value entered could not be accepted. The connection to the HTTP channel was interrupted due to an error. The system discards the entry and restores the previous value. The original value of the tag is retained. Remedy Enter a practical value or delete any unneeded users. This error is explained in detail by another system alarm. 230003 Configure the screen and check the screen selection function. Either • The value range has been exceeded • Illegal characters have been entered • The maximum permitted number of users has been exceeded The currently logged in user has not the required authorization. Check the server configuration. the system returned a message which may be of interest to the user.2 System alarms Number 220007 Effect/causes The connection to the specified PLC is interrupted at the specified port. The web browser continues to run but may not (fully) show the new page. Close all the applications which access this port and restart the computer. The value range of the tag has been exceeded in the I/O field. Observe the range of values for the tag when entering a value. The current screen remains selected. 230002 Log on as a user with appropriate authorization. Use another port of the system. 230201 -- 280 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Data is no longer exchanged. PLC address) Restart the system if the system alarm persists. Remedy Check whether • The cable is plugged in • The PLC is OK • The correct port is used • Your configuration is OK (port parameters. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 230005 230100 230200 Check the network connection. Changeover to the specified screen failed because the screen is not available/configured. The connection to HTTP channel was established.

The attempt to connect failed. An unknown server certificate may also be the cause if the connection is encrypted by means of SSL. An English text explains the error in more detail. The remote server is not running on the addressed computer. The attempt to connect failed The remote server on the addressed computer is incompatible with VNCOCX. This error usually occurs when an attempt to connect to the server fails or the server refuses to connect because the client lacks the proper authorization. or • Install a certificate that has been signed with a root certificate known to the client computer The date of the certificate is invalid: • Either ignore this item in your project. Process values are no longer exchanged.Appendix A. The attempt to connect failed. or • Install a certificate with a name that corresponds to that of the server address 230203 Although a connection can be made to the server. The attempt to connect failed. This may be caused by insufficient memory. Check the configured server address. Check whether the DNS service is available on the network. Data is not exchanged. the Error 503 Service unavailable: HTTP server refuses to connect because Check that WinCC flexible Runtime is running on the • WinCC flexible Runtime is not running on the server and the HTTP channel is supported. Use a compatible remote server. Remedy Depending on the cause: When an attempt to connect fails or a timeout error occurs: • Check the network connection and the network • Check the server address • Check whether the WebServer is actually running on the destination station. -- 230302 Check the configured server address. OCX does not work. 230301 An internal error has occurred. Faulty authorization: • The configured user name and/or password do not match those on the server. 230303 230304 230305 Configure the correct password. server. This text is always in the language of the Windows installation because it is returned by the Windows OS. Establish consistency When the server certificate is rejected: Certificate signed by an unknown CA ( ): • Either ignore this item in your project. The alarm text provides details.DLL has detected an error.2 System alarms Number 230202 Effect/causes WININET. 09/2007. The language of the alarm text depends on the Webserver. The authentication has failed because the password is incorrect. Check whether the remote server is running on the target computer. or • The HTTP channel is not supported (503 Service unavailable) Other errors can only occur if the Webserver does not support the HTTP channel. Wrong server address. or • Install a certificate with a valid date on the server Invalid CN (Common Name or Computer Name): • Either ignore this item in your project. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 281 . MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The name of the remote server cannot be resolved.

250002 282 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Check the set address. 240001 Load an adequate authorization / powerpack. 250001 The tag in the specified line in "Status Force" is not Check the set address. or • The user instructed the server to close all connections The connection is closed. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 .Authorization alarms Effect/causes WinCC flexible Runtime is operating in demo mode. The tag in the specified line in "Status Force" is not updated because it is not possible to map the PLC type in the tag type.S7 Force alarms Effect/causes The tag in the specified line in "Status Force" is not updated because the address configured for this tag is not available. The attempt to connect failed. Restart WinCC flexible Runtime. Remedy Install the authorization. This may occur as a result of network problems. 230308 This alarm provides information on the connection status. You have no authorization or your authorization is corrupted. 240005 Table A-26 Number 250000 250000 . updated because the PLC type configured for this tag does not exist. Remedy Check the set address and then verify that the address is set up in the PLC.2 System alarms Number 230306 Effect/causes Error in the connection to the remote server. Reboot the HMI device or PC. remove the Automation License Manager and install it again. Too many tags are configured for the installed version. An attempt is made to connect. The Automation License Manager has detected an internal system fault. WinCC flexible Runtime is operating in demo mode.Appendix A. Error while reading the emergency authorization. -Remedy Check whether • The bus cable is plugged in • There are network problems -- 230307 Table A-25 Number 240000 240000 . install the authorization or repair the authorization (see Commissioning Instructions Software Protection). WinCC flexible Runtime is operating with a timelimited emergency authorization. 09/2007. Possible causes: • A corrupt file • A defective installation • No free space for the Automation License Manager etc. 240002 240004 Restore the full authorization. If this does not solve the problem. The connection to the remote server was shut down because • The remote server was shut down. WinCC flexible Runtime is operating in demo mode.

Enter a logon timeout value between 0 and 60 minutes. The user has logged off from the system. The password you entered does not meet the necessary security guidelines. Only an administrator can change the assignment to a group. You will be locked out and assigned to group no. The user name entered into the user view already exists in the user management. The password has not been changed. You have to log on to the system again. user management and cannot be deleted. 260012 260013 260014 You can log on to the system with your correct password. This alarm is triggered by the system function "TrackUserChange". Reading the file was canceled due to incompatibility of the format. Remedy Log on to the system as a user with a valid password. The new value is discarded and the original value is retained. Then enter the identical password twice to be able to change the password. The password has not been changed. Enter a password that contains at least one special character. Use a shorter or longer password. Enter a password that contains at least one number. The logged in user does not have sufficient authorization to execute the protected functions on the system. The password you entered does not meet the necessary security guidelines. because perhaps you "PLC User".pwl file created with ProTool V 6.2 System alarms Number 250003 Effect/causes An attempt to connect to the PLC failed. Remedy Check the connection to the PLC. 09/2007. User will be logged off. The password you entered does not meet the necessary security guidelines. 260002 260003 260004 260005 260006 260007 260008 -- 260009 You have attempted to delete the user "Admin" or If you need to delete a user. 260023 260024 260025 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. The password entered in the "Change Password" dialog is invalid because it is already in use. You have tried unsuccessfully to log on 3 times in succession. Table A-27 Number 260000 260000 . An attempt was made to read a PTProRun. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 283 . The entry is discarded. delete another user.0 in WinCC flexible. Check that the PLC is switched on and is online. Enter a shorter user name. User will be logged off. 0.Password system alarms Effect/causes An unknown user or an unknown password has been entered in the system. The entry is discarded. The current user is logged off from the system.Appendix A. The tags are not updated. The passwords entered in the "Change Password" dialog and the confirmation field are not identical. These users are fixed components of the have exceeded the maximum number permitted. Then enter a new password that has not been used before. You have to log on to the system again. Enter a password that contains at least one character. The logon timeout value entered is outside the valid range of 0 to 60 minutes. --Select another user name because user names have to be unique in the user management. 260001 Log on to the system as a user with sufficient authorization.

Sever. Check the password rules on the SIMATIC Logon Server. The user action is not executed. IP address 3.Appendix A. If a different user was logged on before. an attempt to log on. Wait until the logon operation is complete. 260033 260034 The action change password or log on user could not be carried out. the new user is not logged in. The old password remains and the user is logged off. for example: 1. Check the configuration of the SIMATIC Logon Server. It is not possible to log on via the SIMATIC Logon Server. Port number 2. The logon dialog is not opened. Check the licensing on the SIMATIC Logon Server. be incorrect or the user does not have sufficient rights to log on. Wait until the procedure is complete. 260030 The SIMATIC Logon user could not change his password on the SIMATIC Logon Server. The last logon operation has not yet ended. then this user is logged off. 260029 The SIMATIC Logon user is not associated to any or several groups. Functional transfer cable Or use a local user. Check the user data on the SIMATIC Logon Server and the configuration in your WinCC flexible project. If attempting to log on. A user action or a logon dialog can therefore not be called. If a different user was logged on before. then this user is logged off. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 . 260035 The last attempt to change the password was not completed.2 System alarms Number 260028 Effect/causes Upon system start-up. 09/2007. check the password data on Logon Server. The logon is not authorized. The new password may not comply with the password regulations on the server or the user does not have the right to change his password. the system attempts to access the SIMATIC Logon Server. The user action is not executed. Server name 4. A user may only be assigned to one group. only via a local user. The logon dialog is not opened. 260032 It was not possible to log the user on to the SIMATIC Logon Server as his account is blocked. Remedy Check the connection to the SIMATIC Logon Server and its configuration. The new user is not logged in. If a different user was logged on before. If necessary. Check the user data on the SIMATIC Logon Server. 260031 It was not possible to log the user on to the SIMATIC Try again. 260036 260037 There are insufficient licenses on the SIMATIC Logon Check the licensing on the SIMATIC Logon Server. There is no license on the SIMATIC Logon Sever. The new user is not logged in. 284 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. then this user is logged off. A logon is not possible. If a different user was logged on before. A user action or a logon dialog can therefore not be called. or when trying to change the password of a SIMATIC log-on user. then this user is logged off. The user name or the password could the SIMATIC Logon Server. Log in again and choose a different password. The new user is not logged in.

The service cannot be set up because too many devices want to use this service. Communication is now enabled. 270003 Reduce the number of HMI devices which want to use the service.). Persistent buffer damaged: Alarms cannot be restored. • The wrong port is used for the connection • System overload The connection used requires a function block in the PLC. A configuration problem is preventing the restore (a DLL is missing. Possible causes: • The cable is defective • The PLC does not respond. If the problems persist at the next startup. No more data is read or written. is defective. PLC.DPHMI alarms Connection Effect/causes Connection is up because the cause of the interruption has been eliminated. The error should no longer occur when the device starts again. 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 285 . etc. -- 270001 270002 Delete older log data if necessary. Project modified: Alarms cannot be restored from the persistent buffer.2 System alarms Table A-28 Number 270000 270000 . Access to persistent buffer is not possible. This limit has been exceeded. contact Customer Support (delete Flash).System alarms Effect/causes Remedy A tag is not indicated in the alarm because it attempts Check whether the data area for the tag exists in the to access an invalid address in the PLC. the configured address is correct and the value range for the tag is correct. Alarms cannot be restored or saved. The view shows alarms of a log for which there is no data in the current project. However. -- 280002 MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions.Appendix A. Wildcards are output for the alarms. There is a device-specific limit as to how many alarms may be queued for output (see the operating instructions). The function block has responded. Remedy -Check whether • The cable is plugged in • The PLC is OK • The correct port is used Restart the system if the system alarm persists. The view no longer contains all the alarms. A maximum of four devices may execute this action. a directory is unknown. The project was generated and transferred new to the HMI device. 09/2007. Update the operating system and then transfer your project again to the HMI device. all alarms are written to the alarm buffer. etc. 270004 270005 270006 270007 Table A-29 Number 280000 280001 280000 . If the problems persist at the next startup. contact Customer Support (delete Flash).

This alarm is output when alarm number 290001 is triggered more than five times. no further separate alarms are generated. 290005 Check the value range or type of the tag. This alarm is output when alarm number 290000 is triggered more than five times. set up in the PLC. Remedy depends on the error code: 1: The function block must set the COM bit in the response container. Check in the configuration that the tag addresses have been set up in the PLC. alarm 290003 is output. 4: Go online to the PLC. It is not possible to convert a value from a source Check the value range or type of the tag. alarm 290004 is output. The threshold values configured for the tag have been violated by values entered. In this case. The alarm can be entered in the alarm buffer for up to four more failed tags if necessary.Recipe system alarms Effect/causes Remedy The recipe tag could not be read or written. The function block has not responded. MP 377 (WinCC flexible) Operating Instructions. Remedy Check whether • The cable is plugged in • The PLC is OK • The correct port is used Restart the system if the system alarm persists. In this case. It is Check in the configuration that the address has been assigned the start value.Appendix A. After that. The alarm can be entered in the alarm buffer for up to four more failed tags if necessary. Ensure that the cable is plugged in. Table A-30 Number 290000 290000 . 6AV6 691-1DR01-0AB0 286 . 280004 The connection to the PLC is interrupted. The alarm can be entered in the alarm buffer for up to four more failed recipe tags if necessary. alarm 290005 is out