TIA Portal Step 7 for 300/400/1200/1500 Advanced (Version 10 & up)

(Modules 5-7)      $1785.00
Duration: 3 days
Audience: Anyone needing to maintain or program an S7 system using TIA Step 7
Prerequisites: Attended TIA Portal Step 7 Introduction Modules 1-4 OR acquired the equivalent experience. Please contact us.

Course Outline

Module 5

To begin this module, the student will learn about the PLCSIM software available for the S7-1200 and 1500 platforms followed by an introduction to the demo used in the class. A memory review is covered in detail. The student will be introduced to the Function Block Diagram, Statement List Language and Structured Control Language and learn to interpret them also. Indirect Addressing is discussed next and then the student will learn how to use the concept of indirect addressing with Block Move functions. To conclude the module the various move functions available in TIA portal will be shown.

 

Lessons

 

 

    1. TIA PLCSIM S7-1200/1500
    2. Introduction to the Demo
    3. Memory Review
    4. Introduction to FBD, STL, SCL
    5. Indirect Addressing
    6. Variant Move Functions
    7. Serialize and Scatter

 

 

Module 6

 

This module starts with the benefits of using multi-instance data blocks over large quantities of single instance data blocks. Next, the students will use various clock function to use this information from the PLC. The module concludes with the Get/Put Instructions where the student will learn to configure a network connection and send and receive data to another station.

 

Lessons

 

 

    1. Multi-Instance Data Blocks
    2. Clock Functions
    3. Get/Put Instructions

 

 

Module 7

 

This module begins with a discussion on structured text. The student will gain an understanding of ST Flow and recognize concepts of expressions, conditionals and loops. Next, the student will be introduced to Sequential Function Charts and will be taught the fundamentals of programming SFC in Siemens TIA Portal Step 7 using S7-GRAPH. To conclude the module, function blocks used for continuous PID control will be introduced. The student will have a basic understanding of closed loop control and will be familiar with many of the concepts and terms associated with closed loop control.

 

Lessons

 

 

    1. Structured Text
    2. SFC Fundamentals
    3. SFC Programming
    4. PID Control

 

 

 

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    Siemens S7-300/400 Introduction (Version 5)

    Siemens S7-300/400 Introduction (Version 5)

    (Modules 1-4)       $1985.00
    Duration: 4 days  *This class is scheduled in the 2nd week of the month.
    Audience: Anyone needing to maintain or program an S7-300/400 project using Step 7 Classic
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills

    Course Outline

    Module 1

    This module provides an introduction to the training station used during the class with an overview of the Siemens S7-300/400 product. The Siemens PLCSIM software is reviewed and the students will set the PG interface. Students will create an S7-300 project and learn hardware configuration. Next, module status and memory layout and the creation of symbols is covered. To conclude the module, the PLC Simulation software is explored and a key troubleshooting tool - the VAT table.

    Lessons

    1. Introduction to the Demo
    2. System Overview
    3. Step 7 Software
    4. Setting the PG I/F
    5. Configuring Hardware
    6. Module Status
    7. Memory Layout
    8. Symbols
    9. PLC Simulator
    10. VAT Table

    Module 2

    This module begins with the bit logic or relay type instructions followed by a brief review of numbering systems. Data blocks are introduced and then applied during subsequent lessons. S5-type Timers and counters are reviewed and then the clock byte is introduced.

    Lessons

    1. Bit Logic Instructions
    2. Numbering Systems
    3. Data Blocks
    4. Load and Transfer Instructions
    5. Timers
    6. Counters
    7. Clock Byte

    Module 3

    This module begins with the operation of the most commonly used OB blocks. Next data handling is introduced; you will use math and compare operations to perform a small calculation. Analog IO is reviewed. Finally FC and FB blocks are covered and you will create reusable logic based on the data handling exercise.

    Lessons

    1. OB Blocks
    2. Data Manipulation
    3. Analog I/O
    4. Functions
    5. Function Blocks
    6. Monitor With Path

    Module 4

    This module begins with PROFIBUS IO whereby configuring and fault handling is reviewed. Depending on the hardware in the class, PROFINET will also be introduced. The module will be completed by an examination of key troubleshooting tools, searching and reference data, comparing blocks and forcing.

    Lessons

    1. PROFIBUS DP
    2. Configuring and Adding PN Devices
    3. Searching and Reference Data
    4. Compare Blocks
    5. Forcing
    6. Troubleshooting
    7. Common Tasks

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    Siemens S7-300/400 Advanced (Version 5)

    Siemens S7-300/400 Advanced (Version 5)

    (Modules 5-8)      $1985.00
    Duration: 4 days  *This class is scheduled in the 3rd week of the month.
    Audience: Anyone needing to maintain or program an S7-300/400 project using Step 7 Classic
    Prerequisites: Attended S7-300/400 Introduction Modules 1-4 OR acquired the equivalent experience. Please contact us

    Course Outline

    Module 5

    This module begins with reviewing components installed in the training demo and configuring the hardware. How to create and modify symbols is followed by the memory concepts in an S7 processor. The student will learn about the PLC simulation software and data blocks. Next, jump instructions are covered followed by what a Function (FC) and Function Call (SFC) are. The module concludes with how to create a function block and an instance data block.

    Lessons

    1. Introduction to the Demo
    2. Configuring Hardware
    3. Symbols
    4. Memory Concepts
    5. PLC Simulator
    6. Data Blocks
    7. Jump Instructions
    8. Functions
    9. Function Blocks

    Module 6

    This module begins with the concepts of indirect addressing and how to handle date and time in an S7 program. The system functions that copy sections of memory will be covered. Next, the student will use the IEC compatible TON, TOF and PULSE timers. To conclude the module the student will be able to describe the operation, troubleshoot programs and create a FB using multi instance data blocks.

    Lessons

    1. Indirect Addressing
    2. Clock Functions
    3. Copy Functions
    4. IEC Timers
    5. Multi Instance Data Block

    Module 7

    To begin this module the student will be introduced to instructions that shift or rotate bits in memory words and double words followed by word logic instructions. Next, the function block FB41 used for continuous PID control will be covered. To conclude, STEP 7 software provides some handy tools for debugging programs.

    Lessons

    1. Shift and Rotate Instructions
    2. Word Logic Instructions
    3. PID Control
    4. Debugging

    Module 8

    This module begins with a discussion of Put/Get instructions and an introduction to the concepts of the Structured Control Language. Next, the different structures for each block, the order and attributes of the blocks will be discussed. The essentials of programming expressions and statements in SCL will be covered. The student will be introduced to the concepts of Sequential Functions Charts (a.k.a. Grafcets). The module concludes with programming SFC in Siemens S7 using S7-GRAPH.

    Lessons

    1. Put/Get Instructions
    2. Introduction to SCL
    3. SCL Program Structure
    4. SCL Program Statements
    5. SFC Fundamentals
    6. S7-GRAPH Programming

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    TIA Portal Step 7 for 300/400/1200/1500 Introduction (Version 10 & up)

    (Modules 1-4)      $1985.00
    Duration: 4 days  *This class is scheduled the 1st week of the month.
    Audience: Anyone needing to maintain or program an S7 system using TIA Step 7
    Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills

     

    Course Outline

     

    Module 1

     

    This module serves as an introduction to the hardware and software of the TIA Portal system and the tools used during the class. At the completion of the module, you will have created a project that you will use for the balance of the class and commissioned either a real PLC or a simulation.

     

    Lessons

     

     

      1. System Overview
      2. Software Introduction
      3. Project Management
      4. PG Interface
      5. Creating a Project
      6. Memory Introduction
      7. TIA PLCSIM
      8. PLCSIM
      9. Class HMI
      10. Downloading
      11. Watch Table

     

     

    Module 2

     

    After the completion of this module, you will have created, and modified data blocks used for the duration of the course. The core instruction set of all PLC system will be introduced and program blocks edited. Lastly reference data and navigation tools will be explored.

     

    Lessons

     

     

      1. Numbering Systems
      2. Data Blocks
      3. Bit Level Instructions
      4. Timers
      5. Counters
      6. Reference Data

     

     

    Module 3

     

    This module will explore data manipulation. First as a source of numeric data, analog SM modules will be introduced. This will be followed by math and comparison operations. Finally, the concept of reusable program blocks will be explored.

     

    Lessons

     

     

      1. Analog IO
      2. Math
      3. Compare Instructions
      4. FC and FB Blocks
      5. Trace Function

     

     

    Module 4

     

    This is the last module of the course! Today, you will have a look at the other OB blocks available, as well as, configure some IO on a fieldbus. Forcing and troubleshooting a system will be covered. Next, we will take a look at the ability to create your own libraries to make programming easier. A quick review of the display feature on the S7-1500 family will conclude the course.

     

    Lessons

     

     

      1. OB Blocks
      2. Configuring FieldBus Devices
      3. Forcing
      4. Troubleshooting
      5. Libraries
      6. S7-1500 Display Menu

     

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    TIA WinCC

    TIA WinCC

    (Modules 1-3)      $1785.00
    Duration: 3 days
    Audience: Anyone needing to maintain / edit or program an HMI using  TIA WinCC software.
    Prerequisites: Basic computer skills & knowledge of Siemens S7-300/400/1200/1500 memory layout. Note that this class may also be running using the Rockwell ControlLogix platform. In that case familiarity with RSLogix / Studio 5000 software is required.

    Course Outline

    Module 1

    This is the first module in the course covering Siemens TIA WinCC software and the Basic and Comfort panels.

    The module begins with an overview of the Basic and Comfort series panels, then introduces the application that will be built during the class.

    The setting of the PG interface is reviewed from the Step 7 class. A new project is created, then a partially completed project is opened for use during the balance of the class. Finally, the HMI connection is defined, the Tag database is created and new tags are manually created as well as imported from an Excel spreadsheet.

    Lessons

    1. Introduction to HMI Panels
    2. The Application
    3. Setting the PG I/F
    4. Creating a Project
    5. HMI Connection
    6. Tag Database:  S7
    7.  Transferring an Application

    Module 2

    This module is all about the graphic editor to create screens, animate static objects and use elements and controls.

    In the first lesson, you learn the features of the editor and how to draw objects on screens. In the second lesson, you will learn how to add animation to objects. This continues into lesson 3, where more advanced elements and controls are used.

    The module ends with using scripting to automate the screen name on all displays.

    Lessons

    1. Basic Graphics
    2. Animation
    3. Controls
    4. Screen Name

    Module 3

    This is day three of the course. In this module the application will be completed to make it more functional. A recipe system will be created to allow for the easy selection and creation of recipe files. Area pointers will be configured to allow transfer of global data to / from the PLC. Lastly, there is a lesson covering Additional Information that needs to be addressed.

    Lessons

    1. Recipes
    2. Area Pointers
    3. Alarms
    4. Security
    5. Additional Information

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      WinCC Flexible

      WinCC Flexible

      (Modules 1-2)      $1385.00
      Duration: 2 days
      Audience: Maintenance level personal, or people who will be modifying existing systems.
      Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills a knowledge of S7 systems would be beneficial.

      Course Outline

      Module 1

      This module provides an overview of the WinCC Flexible software and hardware terminals, an HMI product line developed by Siemens. It begins with an introduction of the software, teaching the student to launch, navigate, create and make use of the help files. Students will get to know the application, gather data, plan the tag database and design graphic screens, plan alarms and gain information that is required to operate the system. To conclude the module, the student will be able to create and configure new graphic displays and be able to navigate between windows.

      Lessons

      1. Introduction
      2. Software Overview
      3. The Application
      4. Creating a Project
      5. Tags
      6. Screens - Simple Objects

      Module 2

      This module begins with the student learning about the Enhanced Screen objects such as Sliders, Gauges and Trends, and then incorporating them into an operator screen to control and monitor a PID loop running in the processor. As the module progresses, students will also learn how to use such WinCC Flexible utilities as the Status-Force Monitor, System Screens, Alarming and Security. The module concludes with students transferring their completed application to a Siemens MP Panel for testing.

      Lessons

      1. Enhanced Screen Objects
      2. Status - Force Display
      3. Alarms
      4. Multiplex Tags
      5. System Screens
      6. Transferring the Application
      7. Security

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        PROFIBUS using Siemens S7-300

        PROFIBUS using Siemens
        S7-300

        (Modules 1-2)      $1385.00
        Duration: 2 days

        Course Outline

         

        Module 1

        This module begins with an introduction of the training demo and then addressing methods available with the S7 family is covered. Next, there is a PROFIBUS overview followed by PROFIBUS Cabling. Students will receive a basic understanding of the function of GSD files. Students will learn how to configure, add and define slaves. To complete the module, the student will be able to apply the error OB's that apply to PROFIBUS communication.

        Lessons

        1. Introduction to the Demo
        2. Addressing Methods
        3. Overview
        4. Cabling
        5. GSD Files
        6. Configuring and Adding Slaves
        7. OB82 OB86 and OB122

        Module 2

        In this module the student will be able to configure remote I/O devices on PROFIBUS, troubleshoot I/O communication faults and use FC125 to program diagnostic functions. Next, the Sync/freeze commands are covered, as well as, deactivating DP I/O and reading diagnostic data from a slave. To conclude the module using a CPU as a DP slave is explored.

        Lessons

        1. Remote I/O - Diagnostics
        2. Remote I/O - FC125
        3. Sync/Freeze Deactivating
        4. CPU as a Slave

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