The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped version 6.2 of its Simatic Safety Matrix software tool with new functions.
Simatic Safety Matrix is used in the process industry for the engineering and safety lifecycle management of safety functions in accordance with IEC 61511. With the Cause&Effect method, safety functions can be easily created and implemented.
In the new version 6.2 the user can now carry out complex calculations using freely configurable value preprocessing and integrate them in the Safety Matrix. The functions for operation and operator guidance have also been expanded and improved. For instance, in the event of maintenance on a process instrument the operator can now also see the current process values, the simulation values …