Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


Online tool for machine-safety calculation

The Siemens Industry Automation Division offers machine builders and operators a free online tool with which they can calculate the safety of their machines in accordance with the new standards EN 62061 and EN ISO 13849-1 and thus provide evidence of compliance with the new machine directive.

The Safety Evaluation Tool automatically calculates the quality of safety functions in accordance with the standards EN 62061 (Safety of machinery – Functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems) and EN ISO 13849-1 (Safety of machinery – Safety-related parts of control systems).

In the online tool, all the user has to do is to first specify the desired safety function, for example monitoring of a protective door. He can then use the examples provided or himself specify particular functions. After this, he enters the safety components that belong to his machine, namely sensors, evaluation unit and actuators.

He can select these components from a database of Siemens products that have already been certified according to the relevant safety standards. Products of other manufacturers can be entered manually. Finally, the tool calculates the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) or the Performance Level (PL). The result is a report that is in line with the standards. It is added to the machine documents and provides proof that the machine directive has been fully complied with.

Further information:



Industry & Economy
Event News

Ultrafast Wireless and Chip Design at the DATE Conference in Dresden

16.03.2018 | Event News

International Tinnitus Conference of the Tinnitus Research Initiative in Regensburg

13.03.2018 | Event News

International Virtual Reality Conference “IEEE VR 2018” comes to Reutlingen, Germany

08.03.2018 | Event News

Latest News

Wandering greenhouse gas

16.03.2018 | Earth Sciences

'Frequency combs' ID chemicals within the mid-infrared spectral region

16.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

Biologists unravel another mystery of what makes DNA go 'loopy'

16.03.2018 | Life Sciences

Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>