Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool
Much more than just an assessment of safety functions
Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool makes it even faster and more convenient to draw up proofs of safety in accordance with IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1. The additional functions offered by the TIA Selection Tool make the job of assessing your machine’s safety functions less time-consuming and more flexible.
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The safety guide for optimum machine safety
Machine safety is a complex issue. Technical measures for machine safety make a significant contribution. Standardization recommends implementing a structured process.
But what exactly might a well-structured process look like?
We will show you what aspects are important, what is entailed and how you can plan and implement such a process in an efficient manner.
Starting on April 1st, 2021, you will be able to access the Safety Evaluation function only via the TIA Selection Tool.
To be able to comply with the mandatory documentation requirements for your existing projects, please create the necessary reports using the Report function before then. It will not be possible to migrate a Safety Evaluation Tool project into the new TIA Selection Tool environment.
You’ll be impressed by the benefits of an integrated Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool, and how easy it is to perform a standard-compliant safety evaluation as part of the system configuration process.
Download the current desktop version of the TIA Selection Tool and use the safety evaluation within the TIA Selection Tool.
FAQs about Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool
Safety Evaluation with the TIA Selection Tool according to IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1 standards lets you assess your machine’s safety functions quickly and easily. As a result, you are provided with a standard-compliant report, which can be integrated in your machine documentation as a proof of safety.
To create a 2-channel system with two devices (e.g. two contactors), the 2-channel subsystem element must always be used. For the parameter assignment of a 2-channel system within a device (e.g. EMERGENCY STOP), the desired architecture or category must be specified during the initial parameter assignment
During the initial parameter assignment, the architecture or category of the component must be chosen depending on the selected standard. To do this, a corresponding parameter must be selected based on the structure of the module used. For 1-channel modules, the architecture is 1-channel according to IEC 62061 or category B, 1 or 2 according to ISO 13849. For modules that have an internal 2-channel structure (e.g. EMERGENCY STOP operating devices), a 2-channel structure or categories 3 and 4 is required.
Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool continues the processes that are particularly important for Safety Evaluation: Automatically calculating and drawing up a report for machine safety in compliance with standards.
Additional benefits thanks to TIA Selection Tool
The convenient workflow offered by the TIA Selection Tool optimizes the job of assessing your machine’s safety functions and saves valuable time.
Safety Evaluation in the TIA Selection Tool provides neutral VDMA 66413 data interfaceUniversal data base for safety-related characteristic values. The Safety Evaluation in the TIA Selection Tool makes it possible to import characteristic values from other manufacturers and use them for calculation (as long as the manufacturer provides them in the library).
Importing safety-related parameters
The Safety Evaluation in the TIA Selection Tool can be used to import characteristic values from third party products in VDMA 66413 XML format and use them for calculation. The safety parameters of Siemens products for import into other tools are available as an XML file via the link below.
Unified data interface
The standard sheet VDMA 66413 “Functional Safety – Universal data format for safety-related values of components or parts of control systems” describes a standardized electronic exchange format for safety-related parameters of automation components. The aim of the standard sheet is to provide the safety parameters in a consistent format for calculation tools in the interest of the users.
Siemens collaborated extensively on defining the universal data format alongside other manufacturers and test agencies, such as IFA (Industrial Safety Institute of the DGUV), TÜV Rheinland, and TÜV SÜD.
Data import into the Safety Evaluation is performed using the menu item „Project“ -> „Import“ -> “VDMA library” which enables users to import third party VDMA 66413 XML files. Of course, it is also possible to enter safety-relevant product data manually.