Siemens
The following Siemens courses are available.
 
S5 to S7 Upgrade, S7 200 S7 1200 (TIA)
S5 Intro S5 Basic, S5 Advanced, S5 Maintenance S5 Networking
TIA Upgrade, TIA Basic, TIA Advanced,
S7 Intro S7 Basic, S7 Advanced, S7 Safety, S7 Graph, S7 Maintenance S7 Comms
WinCC, TIA HMI, WinCC Flexible, ProTool/Operator Panels
MicroMaster G120 S120
Certified Profibus Training
TIA Upgrade course Duration 2-3 days
Review of Siemens S7 basics
The S7 family and compatibility with TIA Portal
Basic principles of an S7 PLC including PSU, CPU, digital I/O, analogue I/O
Description of bits, bytes, words, memories, data elements, addressing etc
Getting started with Totally Integrated Automation Portal
Configuring and using TIA
Configuring hardware and networks
Working with Symbols
Working with program elements
Upload/Download
 
Review of data blocks
 
Review of Organisation Blocks
 
Tools for fault finding
 
Introduction to HMI Systems
 
Saving the program
Documentation
 
This course is intended for those who have worked with S7 using Simatic Manager and who have a good level of background knowledge – and will concentrate on the main differences between Simatic Manager and TIA Portal.
 
For those requiring a full basic PLC course we offer the 5 day ‘TIA Basic PLC course’
   
All topics are reinforced with practical exercises throughout the course.
TIA Basic PLC course Duration 5 days
Introduction to PLC’s
Basic principles of an S7 PLC including PSU, CPU, digital I/O, analogue I/O
Siemens Terminology
Description of bits, bytes, words, memories, data elements, addressing etc.
Overview of available programming languages
Getting started with Totally Integrated Automation Portal
Configuring and using TIA
Configuring hardware and networks
Working with Symbols
Working with program elements
Program structure
 
Data storage in data blocks
 
Using Organisation Blocks
Using tools to fault find
 
Introduction to HMI Systems
 
Saving the program
Documentation
 
This course is intended for new users who have little or no previous experience working with S7 PLCs and S7 Simatic Manager software. For those with a good knowledge of S7 already we offer a 3 day ‘TIA Upgrade’ course
 
   
All topics are reinforced with practical exercises throughout the course.
TIA Advanced PLC course Duration 5 days
Aims
To improve competence and confidence to carry out practical tasks associated with maintaining, modifying and programming a PLC system.
Objectives
By the end of the course participants will be able to
- recognise and describe a range of advanced programming functions including system commands
- recognise, describe and use indirect addressing
- recognise, describe and use the various different types of blocks in the programme structure
- recognise, describe and use Start Up organisation blocks and diagnostics OBs
- recognise, describe and use a selection of standard function blocks including analogue handling blocks
- describe and use the Diagnostic Buffer for diagnostics
- install and test simple networks
Course Content
Refreshing the basics
  Creating a project
  Hardware configuration
  Communicating with the PLC – MPI and TCP/IP
  Writing, modifying, downloading and testing programs in LAD and FBD
Advanced programming
Programming in STL
Writing and using FC blocks with declarations using blocks headers and entering temporary variables
Writing and using function blocks
Practical exercises using “Instance” data blocks
Creating and using Global data blocks
Creating and using arrays and structures
Creating and using UDTs
Using data types defined in the IEC61131 standard
“Indirect” addressing
SFC and SFB blocks
 
Using Technology Objects
 
Block security
Analogue Processing
Setting up and testing analogue modules
Scaling analogue values
Using timed interrupts
Using hardware interrupts
Archiving and retrieving programs
Diagnostics
Synchronous errors and how to correct them
Asynchronous errors and how to correct them
Identifying and correcting errors on Profibus DP networks
Using S7 diagnostic features such as the diagnostic buffer to identify faults
Writing and using handling blocks to identify faults
Communication
Setting up and testing a Profibus DP configuration
   
All topics are reinforced with practical exercises throughout the course.