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Software tool for configuring safety applications in the process industry

10.04.2008
Version 6.1 of the Simatic Safety Matrix Cause&Effect tool for safety applications in the process industry has been equipped with new functions.

Certified up to safety level 3 by the German TÜV Technical Inspectorate, the software from the Siemens Industry Automation Division now features configurable user authorization.


The software also supports the Automation Licence Manager and the import/export assistant of the Simatic PCS 7 process control system. Simatic Safety Matrix is especially suitable for processes with defined requirements or events that necessitate special safety responses. In addition, it can be used for describing and documenting safety functions.

Simatic Safety Matrix is based on the so-called cause-and-effect method, a tabular cause-and-effect logic with which users can easily link process events logically to process reactions without any special programming skills or knowledge. The table automatically generates safety-oriented CFCs (Continuous Function Charts) for the Simatic S7 400FH controllers and also creates documents.

Changes in the matrix then automatically produce new program codes and documentation. Also integrated in the software are matrix reports, such as reports for version management, documentation and program updating. The Safety Matrix Viewer makes it possible to visualize the matrix on any PCS 7 Operator Station.

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry Automation
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com/process-safety

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