Siemens Sinamics 6AV6642-0BA01-1AX1: Beyond the User Manual
The Siemens Sinamics 6AV6642-0BA01-1AX1 is a SIMATIC TP177B 6″ PN/DP Color HMI. The TP177 series of HMIs is the successor to the popular 170 HMI devices. The 6AV6642-0BA01-1AX1 makes for efficient use of text or graphic based projects for simple to medium level HMI operating and monitoring tasks for both machines and plants. The HMI features a 5.7″ STN display with a wide-screen format and 256 colors. This display extends the visible area on the HMI device by approximately 25% compared to similar displays with 4:3 format. In combination with the intuitive and user-friendly touch operation, it offers maximum operating efficiency. In addition to MMC cards, the TP 177B 6″ supports SD cards and USB memory sticks.
The 6AV6642-0BA01-1AX1 has a back-light lifespan of 50,000 hours, and should be replaced to avoid downtime around this usage mark. The unit uses a 24V DC supply voltage with a rated current of 0.24 Amps. It has an ARM processor that is rated at 200MHz. The 6AV6642-0BA01-1AX1 uses a synchronizable hardware clock that has no battery backup. The module has one industrial Ethernet (RJ45) port with one industrial Ethernet status LED.
The 6AV6642-0BA01-1AX1 has 2048 KB of available memory for user data. It uses the WinCC configuration tool, which would be referred to as Version 2005. It has a plastic housing and uses clamp terminals as its mounting technology. The front dimensions (W x H) are 212 mm by 156 mm. This HMI has marine approval from a number of organizations, including GL, ABS, BV, DNV, LRS, and PRS. The module has a total of 5 run-time languages.
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