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.
Intuitive operation and the same operating concept as for the generation of standard programs permit a quick entry into the generation of fail-safe programs
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.