Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360

This class describes Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation, which incorporates safety technology into standard automation, significantly reducing engineering costs, ensuring reliable and efficient operation, and enabling greater availability.

Class Details

Class Name:
Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360
Description:
This class describes Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation, which incorporates safety technology into standard automation, significantly reducing engineering costs, ensuring reliable and efficient operation, and enabling greater availability.
Version:
1.0
Difficulty:
Advanced
Number of Lessons:
13
Additional Language:
Spanish

Class Outline

  • Class Objectives
  • The Importance of Safe Machines and Systems
  • Functional Safety
  • European Machinery Directive
  • Localized Safety Examples
  • Additional Localized Safety Examples
  • Safety Integrated for Factory Automation
  • SIMATIC Failsafe CPUs
  • SIMATIC Failsafe I/O
  • SIMATIC HMI Panels for Safety Applications
  • Failsafe Communication
  • Safety Engineering
  • Summary

Objectives

  • Explain why it is important for factories to have safe machines and systems.
  • Define functional safety.
  • Explain how the European Machinery Directive affects machinery manufacturers.
  • Describe examples of localized safety applications.
  • List examples of the types of products included in Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation.
  • List four SIMATIC failsafe CPU model families.
  • Explain the function of failsafe digital input and output modules.
  • List examples of SIMATIC ET 200 distributed I/O systems with failsafe capabilities.
  • List examples of SIMATIC HMI panels for safety applications.
  • Define PROFIsafe and ASIsafe.
  • Describe the function of SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Advanced (TIA Portal).

Job Roles

Certifications

Glossary

Vocabulary Term Definition
Actuator A device used in machine or process control that responds to one or more control signals to control some aspect of the machine or process.
AS-i AS-Interface. A field bus designed for actuator-sensor communication. AS-i is endorsed by the AS-International Association and is most often used where actuators and sensors are distributed throughout a machine or building.
AS-Interface AS-i. A field bus designed for actuator-sensor communication. AS-i is endorsed by the AS-International Association and is most often used where actuators and sensors are distributed throughout a machine or building.
AS-Interface cable A type of cable used for network communications. AS-Interface cable uses two wires for both data and power.
ASIsafe The safety version of AS-i that allows the transmission of standard and safety data on the same bus system.
CE Mark A machine marking that is required by many European countries. A CE mark shows that a machine conforms to the requirements of those countries.
Contactor A device that uses a small control current to energize or de-energize a load.
Controller A device used to control some part of a machine or process. A controller is also known as the CPU or processor.
CPU Central Processing Unit. The main device that processes information and carries out instructions in a PLC. The CPU stores and scans the user program and stores data needed by the user program and other devices and systems.
DIN Rail A 35 millimeter mounting rail for control components and related devices.
Emergency Stop E-stop. A pushbutton switch used to stop a machine in an emergency situation.
Ergonomic Designed to decrease operator discomfort or fatigue and increase productivity.
E-stop Emergency Stop. A pushbutton switch used to stop a machine in an emergency situation.
Ethernet A common local area network standard that is the most popular network for office communication. Industrial Ethernet is a form of Ethernet used in manufacturing.
Ethernet Switches An active Ethernet network component that allows multiple devices to communicate simultaneously at high speeds.
European Machinery Directive A European Union (EU) directive intended to provide a common level of safety. The European Machinery Directive can be followed regardless of whether or not the machine manufacturer makes machines operated in the EU.
Failsafe Refers to a device or system that will not cause injury or damage when a failure occurs.
Failsafe Motor Starter A device that reliably provides motor switching and protection in one unit.
FBD Function block diagram. A graphical programming language similar in capabilities to ladder diagram programming.
Functional Safety A category of safety that eliminates unacceptable risk by ensuring that all parts of a machine or system function in a safe manner.
HMI Human machine interface. A device or system that displays machine or process information and provides a means for entering control information.
Human Machine Interface HMI. A device or system that displays machine or process information and provides a means for entering control information.
I/O Input/Output. A device, channel, or module involved with sending and receiving data.
Industrial Ethernet A version of Ethernet designed for use in factories. Industrial Ethernet uses industrial-grade switching technology to allow devices to communicate simultaneously at high speeds.
Input/Output I/O. A device, channel, or module involved with sending and receiving data.
IWLAN Industrial Wireless Local Area Network. A type of wireless network that is designed for use in factories. IWLAN can be used with a PROFINET network.
LAD Ladder diagram. A graphical programming language originally derived from the diagrams used in electromechanical control circuits. LAD has been expanded to include much more advanced capabilities.
Modular Controller A type of controller, such as a PLC, that is assembled from separate components that each perform a specific function. A modular design allows the controller to have a structure that meets the needs of a particular application.
Module An assembly of components designed for perform a specific set of functions. Modules can be added to modular PLCs to meet application requirements for power, input/output, communications, and special functions.
Motor Starter Protector MSP. A device used in motor control applications that includes a manual switch, a thermal overload relay, and magnetic trip elements for short circuit protection.
MSP Motor Starter Protector. A device used in motor control applications that includes a manual switch, a thermal overload relay, and magnetic trip elements for short circuit protection.
Operator Panel The group of controls that allow an operator to control machine components manually.
PLC Programmable logic controller. A processor-driven device that uses logic-based software to provide electrical control for machines and processes.
PROFIBUS DP PROFIBUS DP is an open standard fieldbus of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). PROFIBUS DP is widely used for master-slave control communications in factory automation.
Profile A specification covering PROFINET and PROFIBUS configurations developed by a working group established by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI).
PROFINET The open Industrial Ethernet standard of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI), and the leading Industrial Ethernet standard world-wide.
PROFIsafe An integrated safety technology applicable for both discrete manufacturing and process automation which permits the transmission of standard and safety-related data on a single bus cable. PROFIsafe is a PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) profile.
programmable logic controller PLC. A processor-driven device that uses logic-based software to provide electrical control for machines and processes.
Rapid Roaming A process that ensures fast handover of radio signals between access points and interruption-free roaming times. Rapid Roaming is a basic requirement for mobile operator control and monitoring in safety applications where enabling and emergency stop buttons are used.
Redundant Refers to a device or system that duplicates or can take over the function of another device or system as a means to increase system reliability.
Risk Assessment As it applies to the European Machinery Directive, a risk assessment is a required process intended to identify and evaluate all hazards associated with a machine.
Safety Evaluation Tool A free Siemens online tool that guides the user step by step through an evaluation of the safety functions of a machine and provides a report that can be integrated in the machine’s documentation as proof of functional safety.
Safety Integrated A comprehensive range of Siemens products that reliably protect people, machines, and the environment.
Safety Integrated for Factory Automation A scalable range of Siemens safety-related controllers and related products of various designs for factory automation
Safety Position Switch Designed to reliably signal the position of an item to a safe evaluation unit such as a safety relay or failsafe controller.
Safety Relay A device used to enhance the safety of a system by providing a reliable means to control other devices.
Sensor A device that detects a change in a physical condition stimulus and turns it into a signal that can be measured or recorded. Some sensors are used as PLC input devices.
STEP 7 Safety Advanced (TIA Portal) Engineering software in the TIA Portal used to configure and program SIMATIC failsafe PLCs and related Siemens products.
TIA Portal Engineering software that is used in all phases of the design, operation, and maintenance of systems that can include PLCs, HMIs, PCs, electronic drives, and related devices.