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Control System - Mark VIe: Introduction to Mark VIeS Functional Safety System

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Course Description


Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of the Mark VIeS Functional Safety System.


5 Days

Target Audience

System Integrators that will use Mark VIeS Functional Safety in their solutions.


Participants should have:

  • familiarity with Safety applications, PLC, and HMI communication experience

Attended the following course(s):

  • -

Class Size

Maximum number of students: 12

Learning Objectives

This course will provide basic knowledge on the following:

  • Background of SIL. What it means, why we use it
  • Configurations required to achieve SIL levels
  • Configuration of Mark VIeS Hardware
  • How to read, change, and create Mark VIeS Software
  • Integration of Mark VIeS with other systems


Course Content


  1. Instructor background
  2. Participant background
  3. Course schedule

Lesson 1 - What is SIL and Why Mark VIeS

  1. Definition of Functional Safety
  2. Understanding the terminology (SIL, SIS, SIF, etc.)

Lesson 2 - System Overview and Architecture

  1. Identify and understand the system components, terminology, communications and redundancy options
  2. Understand the difference between Hardware Redundancy and Safety
  3. Introduce and explain the basic operation of ToolboxST exploring the Controller and Workstation configurations

Lesson 3 - Hardware and Software Configuration

  1. Discuss the power distribution scheme
  2. Learn the software architecture
  3. Learn basic block functionality
  4. Learn to locate, identify, and monitor I/O
  5. Learn the Locking and Branding features
  6. Add and configure alarms
  7. Build applications, create User Blocks, and utilize libraries to maximize configuration efficiency

Course Content Continued

Lesson 4 - HMI Configuration

  1. CIMPLICITY Overview
  2. CIMPLICITY Software Configuration

Lesson 5 - Tools and Connectivity

  1. Learn to collect and view trend data using the ToolboxST Trend Recorder
  2. View, understand, and troubleshoot diagnostic alarms
  3. Explore the architecture of various connectivity options using HMI’s or gateway controllers.
  4. Examine different connectivity options (Modbus, OPC DA, OPC UA, etc.)

Lesson 6 - Explore a Real-World Application

  1. Open and explore a working implementation of the Mark VIeS
  2. Review