SIMATIC IPC427E (Microbox PC): The powerful embedded IPC – maintenance-free with versatile configuration

Ready-to-run, complete solution:

  • Ultra-compact

  • Maintenance-free

  • Intel Core i technology of the sixth generation


High data processing speed for high productivity
  • Up to Intel® Xeon®, fan-free

  • DDR4 memory technology up to 16 GB

Maximum compactness and ruggedness for use directly on the machine
  • Low mounting depth, ambient temperature up to 55 °C

  • Front panel mounting as second standard mounting position

  • Solid-state drive (SSD) optionally 80 GB, 240 GB or 480 GB, SATA hard disk, or up to two CFast cards with 30 GB

High degree of industrial functionality and flexibility for implementing embedded solutions
  • Flexible memory concepts (e.g. 2 mass storage units possible)

  • 3 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s connections; teaming-capable

  • PROFINET interface onboard

  • 4 x high-speed USB 3.0 ports; 2 serial interfaces (optional)

  • Flexible installation and mounting options (rail, wall, portrait mounting)

  • Simple expansion capability (up to 2 PCIe slots)

  • On-off switch

High system availability in order to reduce the risk of potential failures and maintenance costs
  • Maintenance-free since no rotating parts (fans, hard disks) and operation without battery possible

  • 512 KB NVRAM can be written by software controller

  • Front LED for efficient self-diagnostics; optimized for headless operation through special BIOS properties

  • System-tested SIMATIC software

High investment security in order to reduce engineering costs
  • Long-term availability: Service and support period of 8 to 10 years after market launch

  • Compatible with existing installations


The SIMATIC IPC427E provides machine, plant and control cabinet builders with a high-performance, compact PC platform for use at machine or process level, or in the industrial environment for:

  • Measuring and checking, open-loop and closed-loop control of process and machine data

  • Acquisition, further processing and visualization of data

  • All applications at the machine level – created in C/C++ or with software controller/WinCC RT Advanced – which require rugged, ultra-compact IPCs with high computing power

  • Additional new applications such as shipbuilding, building automation, water treatment

The application spectrum ranges from automation computers fully integrated in TIA with CPU 1500S software controllers, for example, to C/C++-based automation solutions with VxWorks, for example, and "standalone" applications for general IT applications. 
For software products that require Windows 7 Ultimate, the combination of Windows 7 Ultimate is available preinstalled on the hard disk or SSD.

The SIMATIC IPC427E has the CE mark for use in industrial applications as well as in domestic, business and commercial environments. It can therefore also be used in building automation systems or in public facilities. The device also has the most important marine approvals.

Due to the fan-free design and use of SIMATIC PC CFast memories or SSDs there are no rotating parts, which increases system availability.

The SIMATIC PC can be ordered in conjunction with WinCC SCADA or WinCC (Advanced, Professional) as SIMATIC HMI packages with a price advantage.


Basic design
  • All-metal enclosure, resistant to vibrations and shocks, also with high electromagnetic compatibility

  • Graphics onboard, 2 x DisplayPort

  • Optical drives can be connected externally via USB interface, not included in scope of supply

  • Interfaces (accessible from one side):

    • 3 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet interface (RJ45)

    • 4 x high-speed USB V3.0

    • 2 x COM (RS232/RS485)

  • Vacant slots (when using versions with one or two expansion slots):

    • Up to 2 x PCIe cards

  • Isolated power supply: 24 V DC (19.2 to 28.8 V)

Design versions
  • Processor:

    • Intel® Celeron® processor G3902E (2 MB cache, 1.60 GHz)

    • Intel® Core™ i3-6102E processor (3 MB cache, 1.90 GHz)

    • Intel® Core™ i5-6442EQ processor (6 MB cache, up to 2.70 GHz)

    • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1505L v5 (8 MB cache, 2.00 GHz)

  • Primary storage capacity of 4 GB to (8/16 GB optional), DDR4 SDRAM

  • Field bus

    • PROFINET onboard, 3 x RJ45

  • Hardware expansion:

    • Two RS232/RS485 interfaces (COM) onboard

  • Drives:

    • Solid-state drive, 80 GB, 240 GB or 480 GB, rugged alternative to hard disk

    • FlashDrive (replaceable, accessible): 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB or 30 GB

    • Hard disk serial ATA, 2.5"

  • Preinstalled operating systems:

    • Windows 7 Ultimate MUI

    • Windows Embedded Standard 7

    • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB 2016, 64-bit


  • Integrated, parameterizable monitoring functions (program execution/watchdog, processor and board temperature)

  • Expanded diagnostics/messages via Ethernet, e-mail, SMS and for direct transfer to SIMATIC software via OPC (optionally via SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor)

    • Operating hours counter

    • Hard disk status

    • System status (heartbeat)

    • Automatic logging of all messages to a log file

    • Capability for central monitoring of networked SIMATIC IPC


Integral interfaces:

  • Ethernet
    The two integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 Mbit/s) can be used for IT communication and for data exchange with programmable controllers such as SIMATIC S7 (with the "SOFTNET S7" software package).

    The optional floating PROFIBUS interface (12 Mbit/s) can be used to connect distributed field devices or for coupling to the SIMATIC S7 (with the "SOFTNET for PROFIBUS" software package).

    The PROFINET interface can be used for connecting distributed field devices or for controlling drives.

  • Further interfaces
    Up to two free slots for PCIe modules, 4 high-speed USB V3.0 interfaces, and two serial interfaces are available for connecting additional I/O devices.




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