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Part Number6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1
Model #6AV36171JC200AX1
Warranty2 Year
DesignLC display, black/white
Display design8 Lines
Characters per line40 Characters
Backlighting200 000 h
Function keys24
Keys with LED16
System keys22
Max angle mounting90˚
Supply voltage24 V DC
Current consumption0.34 A
Power input10 W
Processor X86
MemoryFlash / RAM
Memory data256 kbyte
Backup batteryOptional 3.6 V
Interfaces/bus type2 x RS232, 1 x RS422, 1 x RS485 (max. 1.5 Mbit/s)
ProtectionIP20 rear, IP65 front
CertificationsCE, PRS, FM Class I Div. 2, UL, EX Zone 2/22

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Siemens 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1 Overview

Siemens 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1

The 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1 is a product from Siemens' SIMATIC HMI range, specifically from the OP17 series. These devices are Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) designed to provide visualization and control for automation processes in various industries.

SIMATIC OP17 Overview:

Description: The Siemens 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1 is an Operator Panel from the SIMATIC OP17 series. It serves as an interface between human operators and machines or automation systems, allowing for monitoring, control, and interaction with industrial processes.


  1. Display: Monochrome LCD, backlit.
  2. Resolution: Typically offers pixel graphics.
  3. Keys: Features both function keys and numeric keypad for user inputs.
  4. Memory: Comes with a specific amount of RAM and ROM suitable for storing configurations and running the interface.
  5. Communication: Typically integrates with Siemens controllers via MPI/PROFIBUS-DP interfaces.
  6. Power Supply: Generally operates on 24V DC.


  1. Placement: Determine an appropriate location on your control panel or machine ensuring visibility and accessibility for operators.
  2. Cut-out: Create a suitable cut-out in your panel based on the dimensions provided in the product specifications.
  3. Mounting: Insert the HMI into the cut-out and secure it using the
  4. Configuration: Utilize Siemens' SIMATIC ProTool or ProTool/Pro software to design, configure, and transfer the HMI application to the OP17 panel. provided mounting brackets or clamps.
  5. Wiring:
  • Connect the power supply, usually 24V DC.
  • Set up the communication links, such as MPI or PROFIBUS, to your Siemens controller or other devices.

Similar Products:

Siemens SIMATIC HMI range includes various models:

  • Other versions within the OP17 series with different configurations or specifications.
  • Other series like TP (Touch Panel), MP (Multi Panel), and more, offer a range of display sizes, touch functionalities, and capabilities.


Q: What kind of cable do I need for communication? 

A: Typically, for MPI/PROFIBUS communication, you'd require a specific MPI or PROFIBUS cable. Always consult the manual for exact requirements.

Q: Can I use the OP17 panel outdoors? 

A: The OP17 is primarily designed for indoor industrial environments. If used outdoors, it would require additional protection against external factors.

Q: How do I update the firmware or software of the panel? 

A: Updates can be carried out using Siemens' configuration software and the relevant update files. Ensure you follow the official guidelines to prevent any issues during the update process.

The Siemens 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1 SIMATIC OP17 finds applications across a myriad of industrial sectors:

  1. Manufacturing: It can be integrated into assembly lines, CNC machines, and packaging systems, enabling operators to oversee production and make real-time adjustments.
  2. Energy & Utilities: The OP17 is valuable in power generation plants, substations, and water treatment plants, providing a centralized interface for monitoring and control.
  3. Pharmaceuticals: Ensuring precise control in drug manufacturing and packaging, it offers traceability and consistent product quality.
  4. Food and Beverage: The HMI can monitor temperature, pressure, and other crucial parameters in food processing, ensuring quality and safety standards are met.


  1. Ease of Use: With function keys and a numeric keypad, users can swiftly navigate through interfaces, reducing response times.
  2. Durable Construction: Built for industrial settings, the OP17 is resilient to dust, splashes, and mechanical wear, ensuring longevity.
  3. Compatibility: It seamlessly integrates with Siemens' controllers, offering a harmonized ecosystem for control and automation.
  4. Data Visualization: Its monochrome LCD offers clarity in displaying data, charts, and alarms, aiding operators in making informed decisions.

Maintenance & Troubleshooting:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Wipe the screen and keys periodically with a soft cloth to prevent the accumulation of dust and grime.
  2. Backup: Always maintain a backup of your HMI configurations and applications, facilitating quick recovery during system anomalies.
  3. Periodic Inspection: Ensure the panel's connections, both power and communication, remain secure and undamaged. Regularly inspect for signs of wear or damage.


The Siemens 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1 SIMATIC OP17 stands as a testament to Siemens' dedication to simplifying industrial automation. By offering a robust and user-friendly interface, it plays a pivotal role in enhancing productivity, minimizing errors, and optimizing processes. The importance of a dependable HMI cannot be understated in today's fast-paced industrial landscape, and the OP17 certainly lives up to the expectations.

Contact Us Today For More Information About Siemens Products

Check out the rest of our Siemens product line. Whether it's using our online instant quote feature, giving us a call at (800) 691-8511, or emailing us at, we strive for customer satisfaction first. This means lower prices and better service for you. For more products like 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1, take a look at more from our HMIs line. If your current unit has gone bad, take advantage of our Core Exchange program for the most inexpensive route. You can learn more about this program on our FAQ page here. We offer a repair service on all of our 6AV3617-1JC20-0AX1 products that keep your downtime to a minimum. To stay up to date on manufacturer news, as well as access any of our datasheets, manuals, or other documentation, we suggest you take a look at our blog.

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