SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety (TIA Portal)
Option for seamless safety integration
All configuration and programming tools required for generating a safety-oriented program are integrated into the STEP 7 user interface and use a common project structure. Using the SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Basic or STEP 7 Safety Advanced (TIA Portal) option, you can exploit all the advantages of the TIA Portal for your fail-safe automation as well.
The same configuration of the F-system as for the standard automation system
Ready-to-start: F-runtime group is set up automatically on insertion of the F-CPU
Creation of the safety program in the FBD or LAD programming languages
Thanks to the integrated library with TÜV-certified function blocks, safety functions can easily be implemented
In connection with special signatures for the device parameters, the library concept supports in-house standardization and simplifies the validation of safety-oriented applications
The Safety Administration Editor provides central support for the administration, display and modification of safety related parameters
Standardized and integrated identification of safety-related resources simplify the overview.
STEP 7 Safety Advanced is the seamless integration of safety into the TIA Portal.
Safety-oriented programs can, however,still be generated using STEP 7 and Distributed Safety. Programs created with STEP 7 Distributed Safety can be migrated into the TIA Portal at any time. Both engineering tools offer commands, operations and blocks for safety-related programs in the LAD and FBD languages.To this end, there is a library with pre-prepared, TÜV acceptedblocks for safety-related functions. You do not need additional engineering expertise, because the programming is done in the traditional STEP 7 environment.
Performance increases due to optimized compiler
- Automatic "call" of the F-program "Main Safety„
- Timing settings and watchdogs
No-DIL switch support
Simplified setting of F-monitoring time
Simplified acceptance printout
New safety concept for F-applications through flexible
password and protection level concept
Error detection functions and safety checks when generating the safety program are also supported, as is the comparison of safety programs. Apart from the safety program, a standard program can also be run on the same CPU.