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SIMATIC HMI Key Panels. Human-Machine Interfaces

Overview


SIMATIC HMI KP32F and HMI KP8

KeyPanel, empty front, at the front, populated

KeyPanel, empty front, at the back, not populated
SIMATIC HMI Key Panels
  • Optimum operability thanks to large mechanical keys and multi-colored LED backlighting (daylight readable)
  • Over 60% time savings for wiring and installation (Plug&Play)
  • More than 30% savings in material costs compared to conventional keypad operator panels
  • 2 PROFINET ports (incl. switch) already integrated for setting up line and ring topologies
  • Freely configurable digital I/Os on the rear for connecting key-operated switches, indicator lamps, etc.
  • Connection of fail-safe emergency stop buttons or other fail-safe signals with KP8F and KP32F (in SIL2 or SIL3)
  • Functionally compatible with all standard PROFINET master CPUs, also non-Siemens
  • KP8 and empty front design, also optimized for installation in IPC Extension Units in IP65
  • Maximum flexibility due to parameterization
  • Empty front design for standardized assembly of flexible operator panels

Benefits

  • Less planning and assembly work than in the case of discrete components, thanks to the modular design
  • Savings in hardware costs: Distributed I/O, 2 PROFINET connections and I/Os are combined in one device
  • Keys and lamps can be labeled in IP65 using a standard printer (black and white or color)
  • High flexibility due to freely configurable colors, switch/button function and integrated diagnostics function
  • Any key color can be adapted dynamically to the process
  • Integrated standard inputs and outputs for actuators and sensors, and each pin can be used as input or output
  • Empty front designs can be used to reserve space for later system expansions and for easy mounting of standard 22.5 mm operator controls
  • Functions and design are optimally matched in the SIMATIC HMI spectrum, e.g. in PRO device extension units
  • SIL 2/3 safety with the "F" variants, e.g. emergency stop can be connected directly

Application

  • Ideally suited to most verticals (automotive, F&B to oil & gas) thanks to the smooth and rugged front, even in hazardous areas (see technical specifications)
  • For intuitive, fast and very easy operation with minimum wiring
  • Language-neutral feedback with multi-color LEDs in the keys, even readable in sunlight
  • Extensions possible when built-in, without the need for cutting tools
  • Special-purpose machine manufacturing benefits from the high degree of flexibility

Design

SIMATIC HMI Key Panel – Blank front design
  • Simple seamless installation with mounting clips
  • Rugged design, suitable for harsh industrial environments
  • Prepared for installation of 22.5 mm standard components
  • Easy installation, or retrofitting during operation, of standard 22.5 mm operator controls
SIMATIC HMI Key Panel – Basic functions
  • Smooth front, therefore easy to clean
  • Large mechanical illuminated pushbutton units can be programmed as switches or buttons
  • Loop-through 24 V DC power supply, no additional terminals required
  • Two PROFINET interfaces, perfect for line operation
  • Suitable for ring operation thanks to media redundancy protocol (MRP), normal running even when the PROFINET power supply cable is unplugged
  • Inputs and outputs on the rear, each pin can be used as an input or an output
  • The F variants are also equipped with SIL 2/3 inputs
SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN
  • 8 large mechanical illuminated pushbuttons with extremely good tactile feedback, thus also suitable for harsh industrial environments
  • 8 freely configurable digital I/Os
  • For standard CPUs
SIMATIC HMI KP8F PN
  • Additional digital fail-safe inputs for connecting single-channel or 1 x 2-channel sensors, such as emergency stop
  • For fail-safe CPUs
SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN
  • 32 large mechanical illuminated pushbuttons with extremely good tactile feedback, thus also suitable for harsh industrial environments
  • 16 freely configurable digital I/Os
  • Additional digital fail-safe inputs for connecting 4 x 1-channel or 2 x 2-channel sensors, such as emergency stop
  • For fail-safe and standard CPUs
Demo case
SIMATIC HMI Key Panel – low-cost demo and experiment case.
The case consists of a KP8 PN with a 1211C CPU including demo program, set on a small plexiglas stand ready for use.
  • Contents:
    • 1x case
    • 1x KP8 PN
    • 1x CPU1211C
    • 1x stand, permanently wired, including program
  • Power supply possible with a standard laptop mains adapter (not included in scope of supply)
    Prices and delivery times are available on request

Technical specifications

Order number 6AV3688-3AY36-0AX0 6AV3688-3AF37-0AX0 6AV3688-3EH47-0AX0
SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN SIMATIC HMI KP8F PN SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN
General information
Product type designation SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN SIMATIC HMI KP8F PN SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN
Control elements
With parameterizable keys Yes Yes Yes
Keyboard fonts
  • Membrane keyboard
  • —user-definable label membrane keys
Yes Yes Yes
  • Short-stroke keys
  • —Number of short-stroke keys
8 8 32
Expansions for operator control of the process
  • DP direct LEDs (LEDs as S7 output I/O)
8; Adjustable brightness 8; Adjustable brightness 8; Adjustable brightness
  • Number of color modes for LED
5; Red, green, blue, yellow, white 5; Red, green, blue, yellow, white 5; Red, green, blue, yellow, white
  • Direct keys (keys as S7 input I/O)
8 8 32
Installation type/mounting
Mounting position vertical vertical vertical
Rack mounting possible No No No
Front installation possible Yes; Compatible with extension unit dimensions Yes; Compatible with extension unit dimensions Yes
Rail mounting possible No No No
Wall mounting/direct mounting possible No No No
Mounting in portrait format possible Yes Yes Yes
Mounting in landscape format possible Yes Yes Yes
maximum permissible angle of inclination without external ventilation 30°; To the front/rear 30°; To the front/rear 30°; To the front/rear
Number of slots for command devices and signaling units 0 0 0
Supply voltage
Type of supply voltage DC DC DC
Rated value (DC) 24V; 24 V can be looped through connector, interrupted when pulled 24V; 24 V can be looped through connector, interrupted when pulled 24V; 24 V looped through at connector, no interruption on pulling
permissible range, lower limit (DC) 20.4V 20.4V 20.4V
permissible range, upper limit (DC) 28.8V 28.8V 28.8V
Type of output
LED colors
  • red
Yes Yes Yes
  • yellow
Yes Yes Yes
  • green
Yes Yes Yes
  • white
Yes Yes Yes
  • blue
Yes Yes Yes
Digital inputs
Number of digital inputs 8; Total inputs and outputs max. 8 and 1x SIL 2 or 2x SIL 3 8; Total inputs and outputs max. 8 and 1x SIL 2 or 2x SIL 3 32; Total inputs and outputs max. 32 and 2x SIL 2 or 4x SIL 3
Input voltage
  • Rated value (DC)
24V 24V 24V
Digital outputs
Number of digital outputs 8; Max. 8 inputs and outputs (total) 8; Max. 8 inputs and outputs (total) 16; Max. 32 inputs and outputs (total)
Short-circuit protection Yes Yes Yes
Switching capacity of the outputs
  • with resistive load, max.
100mA 100mA 100mA
Output voltage
  • Rated value (DC)
24V; Non-isolated 24V; Non-isolated 24V; Non-isolated
Total current of the outputs
  • Current per channel, max.
100mA 100mA 100mA
  • Current per group, max.
800mA 800mA 800mA
Interfaces
Number of industrial Ethernet interfaces 2; For the construction of lines and rings without external switch 2; For the construction of lines and rings without external switch 2; For the construction of lines and rings without external switch
Number of PROFINET interfaces 2; Incl. switch 2; Incl. switch 2; Incl. switch
Industrial Ethernet
  • Industrial Ethernet status LED
2; Per port 2; Per port 2; Per port
  • Number of ports of the integrated switch
2; Per port 2; Per port 2; Per port
Protocols
PROFINET Yes; also 3rd party PLC Yes; also 3rd party PLC Yes; incl. shared device, 3rd party PLC
Supports protocol for PROFINET IO Yes Yes Yes
PROFINET CBA No No No
IRT Yes Yes Yes
MRP Yes Yes Yes
PROFIsafe No Yes; 1x SIL 2 (two-channel) or 2x SIL 3 (single-channel) emergency stop sensor Yes; 2x SIL 2 (two-channel) or 4x SIL 3 (single channel) emergency stop sensor
PROFIBUS No No No
Test commissioning functions
Illuminant test Yes; During switch on Yes; During switch on Yes; During switch on
Key and signal lamp test Yes; Automatically when switching on Yes; Automatically when switching on Yes; Automatically when switching on
EMC
Emission of radio interference acc. to EN 55 011
  • Limit class A, for use in industrial areas
Yes; Group 1, measured at a distance of 10 m Yes; Group 1, measured at a distance of 10 m Yes; Group 1, measured at a distance of 10 m
  • Limit class B, for use in residential areas
No No No
Degree and class of protection
IP (at the front) IP65 IP65 IP65
Enclosure Type 4 at the front No No No
Enclosure Type 4x at the front Yes; Incl. NEMA12 Yes; Incl. NEMA12 Yes; Incl. NEMA12
IP (rear) IP20 IP20 IP20
Standards, approvals, certificates
CE mark Yes Yes Yes
cULus Yes Yes Yes
RCM (formerly C-TICK) Yes Yes Yes
KC approval Yes Yes Yes
Suitable for safety functions Yes Yes Yes
Marine approval
  • Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
No No No
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
No No No
  • Bureau Veritas (BV)
No No No
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
No No No
  • Lloyds Register of Shipping (LRS)
No No No
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK)
No No No
  • Polski Rejestr Statkow (PRS)
No No No
Use in hazardous areas
  • ATEX Zone 2
Yes Yes No; On request
  • ATEX Zone 22
Yes Yes No; On request
  • cULus Class I Zone 1
No No No
  • cULus Class I Zone 2, Division 2
Yes Yes No; On request
  • FM Class I Division 2
Yes Yes No; On request
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature during operation
  • min.
0°C 0°C 0°C
  • max.
55°C 55°C 55°C
  • Operation (vertical installation)
  • —For vertical installation, min.
0°C 0°C 0°C
  • —For vertical installation, max.
55°C 55°C 55°C
  • Operation (max. tilt angle)
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
0°C 0°C 0°C
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
45°C 45°C 45°C
  • Operation (vertical installation, portrait format)
  • —For vertical installation, min.
0°C 0°C 0°C
  • —For vertical installation, max.
45°C 45°C 45°C
  • Operation (max. tilt angle, portrait format)
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
0°C 0°C 0°C
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
45°C 45°C 45°C
Ambient temperature during storage/transportation
  • min.
-20°C -20°C -20°C
  • max.
60°C 60°C 60°C
Relative humidity
  • Operation, max.
95%; no condensation 95%; no condensation 95%; no condensation
Configuration
Configuration software
  • STEP 7 Basic (TIA Portal)
Yes Yes Yes
  • STEP 7 Professional (TIA Portal)
Yes Yes Yes
Functionality under WinCC (TIA Portal)
Process coupling
  • S7-1200
Yes; with ET 200pro CPU and ET 200S CPU Yes; with ET 200pro CPU and ET 200S CPU Yes; with ET 200pro CPU and ET 200S CPU
  • S7-1500
Yes Yes Yes
  • S7-200
No No No
  • S7-300/400
Yes; with F-CPU: STEP 7 V11 SP1 (or higher) and Safety V11 (or higher) or SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V11 (or higher) Yes; with F-CPU: STEP 7 V11 SP1 (or higher) and Safety V11 (or higher) or SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V11 (or higher) Yes; with F-CPU: STEP 7 V11 SP1 or higher and Safety V11 (or higher), without F-CPU STEP 7 or SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic V11 (or higher)
  • LOGO!
No No No
  • WinAC
Yes Yes Yes
  • SIMOTION
No No No
  • Allen Bradley (EtherNet/IP)
No No No
  • Allen Bradley (DF1)
No No No
  • Mitsubishi (MC TCP/IP)
No No No
  • Mitsubishi (FX)
No No No
  • OMRON (FINS TCP)
No No No
  • OMRON (LINK/Multilink)
No No No
  • Modicon (Modbus TCP/IP)
No No No
  • Modicon (Modbus)
No No No
Mechanics/material
Enclosure material (front)
  • Plastic
Yes Yes No
  • Aluminum
No No Yes
Lifetime, typ.
  • Short-stroke keys (in switching cycles)
1500000 1500000 1500000
  • LEDs (ON period)
100% 100% 100%
Dimensions
Width of the housing front 98mm 98mm 295mm
Height of housing front 155mm 155mm 155mm
Mounting cutout, width 68mm; Max. thickness of mounting plate 2 - 6 mm 68mm; Max. thickness of mounting plate 2 - 6 mm 277mm; Max. thickness of mounting plate 2 - 6 mm
Mounting cutout, height 129mm 129mm 137mm
Overall depth 49mm; Incl. angled SIMATIC Ethernet connector 49mm; Incl. angled SIMATIC Ethernet connector 69mm; Incl. angled SIMATIC Ethernet connector
Weights
Weight without packaging 280g 280g 1220g
Order number 6AV3688-3XY38-3AX0
KP8 DESIGN BLANK FRONT
General information
Product type designation SIMATIC HMI design empty front
Control elements
With parameterizable keys No
Keyboard fonts
  • Function keys
  • —Number of function keys
0
Installation type/mounting
Mounting position Any
Rack mounting possible No
Front installation possible Yes; Compatible with extension unit dimensions
Rail mounting possible No
Wall mounting/direct mounting possible No
Mounting in portrait format possible Yes
Mounting in landscape format possible Yes
maximum permissible angle of inclination without external ventilation 180°; To the front/rear
Mounting technology Clamp terminals
Number of slots for command devices and signaling units 5; Max. 5 possible
Supply voltage
Type of supply voltage external
Type of output
LED colors
  • red
No
  • yellow
No
  • green
No
  • white
No
  • blue
No
Interfaces
Number of USB interfaces 0
Test commissioning functions
Key and signal lamp test No
EMC
Emission of radio interference acc. to EN 55 011
  • Limit class A, for use in industrial areas
No
  • Limit class B, for use in residential areas
No
Degree and class of protection
IP (at the front) IP65
Enclosure Type 4 at the front No
Enclosure Type 4x at the front No
IP (rear) IP20
Standards, approvals, certificates
CE mark Yes
cULus No
RCM (formerly C-TICK) No
KC approval No
Suitable for safety functions Yes; e.g. installation of emergency stop
Marine approval
  • Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
No
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
No
  • Bureau Veritas (BV)
No
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
No
  • Lloyds Register of Shipping (LRS)
No
  • Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK)
No
  • Polski Rejestr Statkow (PRS)
No
Use in hazardous areas
  • ATEX Zone 2
No
  • ATEX Zone 22
No
  • cULus Class I Zone 1
No
  • cULus Class I Zone 2, Division 2
No
  • FM Class I Division 2
No
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature during operation
  • min.
0°C
  • max.
55°C
  • Operation (vertical installation)
  • —For vertical installation, min.
0°C
  • —For vertical installation, max.
55°C
  • Operation (max. tilt angle)
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
0°C
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
45°C
  • Operation (vertical installation, portrait format)
  • —For vertical installation, min.
0°C
  • —For vertical installation, max.
45°C
  • Operation (max. tilt angle, portrait format)
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
0°C
  • —At maximum tilt angle, min.
45°C
Ambient temperature during storage/transportation
  • min.
-20°C
  • max.
60°C
Relative humidity
  • Operation, max.
95%
Mechanics/material
Enclosure material (front)
  • Plastic
No
  • Aluminum
Yes
  • Stainless steel
No
Dimensions
Width of the housing front 98mm
Height of housing front 155mm
Mounting cutout, width 68mm; Max. thickness of mounting plate 2 - 6 mm
Mounting cutout, height 129mm
Overall depth 49mm
Weights
Weight without packaging 240g
Product No. / Product Description
6AV3688-3AF37-0AX0
SIMATIC HMI KP8F PN, KEY PANEL, 8 SHORT-STROKE KEYS WITH MULTI-COLOR LED'S, PROFINET INTERFACE WITH PROFISAFE, 8 DI/DO AND 2 SAFETY DI PINS, 24V DC LOOP THROUGH CONFIGURABLE WITH STEP7 V5.5 AND LATER
6AV3688-3AY36-0AX0
SIMATIC HMI KP8 PN KEY PANEL, 8 SHORT-STROKE KEYS WITH MULTI-COLOR LED'S, PROFINET INTERFACE 8 CONFIGURABLE DI/DO PINS, 24V DC LOOP THROUGH CONFIGURABLE WITH STEP7 V5.5 AND LATER
6AV3688-3EH47-0AX0
SIMATIC HMI KP32F PN, KEY PANEL, 32 SHORT-STROKE KEYS WITH MULTI-COLOR LED'S, PROFINET INTERFACES WITH PROFISAFE, 16DI+16DI/DO, 4 SAFETY DI PINS, 24V DC LOOP THROUGH CONFIGURABLE FROM STEP7 V5.5
6AV3688-3XY38-3AX0
DESIGN BLANK FRONT KP8 APPEARANCE FOR EASY MOUNTING OF STANDARD 22.5 MM CONTROL ELEMENTS IDEAL FOR MODULAR OPERATING PANELS ALSO OPTIMIZED FOR MOUNTING IN EXTENTION UNITS FOR PRO DEVICES