System overview safety integrated

The SIMATIC S7-1200 controller family not only includes standard controllers, but also fail-safe controllers. The fail-safe CPUs are suitable for standard and Safety applications in machine and plant automation. Besides of the CPU 1214FC and the CPU 1215FC, the CPU 1212FC is now available. The appropriate sensors and actuators can be connected centrally via the fail-safe signal module SM 1226 or via PROFINET/PROFIsafe.

The  fail-safe S7-1200 modules are certified for functional safety according to EN 61508 (version 2010) and are suitable for use in safety-related applications up to SIL 3 according to IEC 62061 and PL e according to ISO 13849.
Identical look and feel for the engineering of safety functionalities within the TIA Portal saves time and improves security.

Additional password protection for the F-configuration and F-program is set up for IT security.

In the Step 7 Safety engineering tool and the option package Step 7 Safety Basic/Advanced, the user creates programs with the same engineering and operating concept for standard and safety-related tasks. Data consistency functions automatically synchronize standard and safety-related program parts.