Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool

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.

Getting started “Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool”

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Der Safety-Leitfaden für optimale Maschinensicherheit

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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. 

Important note

Starting on April 1st, 2021, you will be able to access the Safety Evaluation function only via the TIA Selection Tool.

 

Our recommendation:
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.

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Use the TIA Selection Tool for your safety evaluation!

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 test the beta version of Safety Evaluation with the TIA Selection Tool.

 

In September 2020, you will be able to access a full version of Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool to replace the old tool.

Safety Evaluation with the TIA Selection Tool (beta version)

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FAQs about Safety Evaluation with 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 the changeover date. It will not be possible to migrate a Safety Evaluation Tool project into the new TIA Selection Tool environment.

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.

It goes without saying that system configuration can be performed in parallel for standard and failsafe devices. The Safety Evaluation, however, relates only to the safety-relevant part of the configuration.

You can perform a safety evaluation in accordance with both IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1 using Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool.

When you use Safety Evaluation with TIA Selection Tool, you can perform your safety evaluation right at the system configuration stage, so you can save valuable resources.

The beta version will be replaced by a V1.0 in September 2020. You can then use these versions to perform productive safety evaluations in accordance with IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1.

You can ensure the safety data from Siemens is up to date by running regular updates. You are responsible for third-party VDMA libraries and for integrating them.

Getting Started guides are available for all kinds of applications, and are available for downloading.

Safety-related modules that are not listed in the TIA Selection Tool because they are no longer current can be used for the Safety Evaluation from the Siemens VDMA library that has already been implemented.
(Example CPU 1516F-3PN/DP with article number: 6ES7516-3FN01-0AB0)

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

All modules that do not have a predefined SIL/PL are suitable for the 2-channel subsystem element.

Modules from a wide range of VDMA libraries as well as user-defined modules can be used for the 2-channel subsystem element

The direct insertion of modules with predefined SIL/PL is currently not supported. To still be able to add them to the calculation, the failure rate λd of the module can be used with the help of a user-defined device.

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.

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Benefits

All benefits at a glance

The Safety Evaluation for the IEC 62061 and ISO 13849-1 standards lets you assess your machine’s safety functions quickly and easily, and you benefit from the flexibility and convenience of working with the TIA Selection Tool.

Proven benefits

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.