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Introduction to Siemens:
Introducton to Siemens PLC Programming with Step 7 Professional in the TIA Portal

Introduction to Siemens:
Introducton to Siemens PLC Programming with Step 7 Professional in the TIA Portal

Monthly Siemens Courses, Three Days

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Power-Flo Technologies

Class Overview

The latest release of Siemens Step 7, TIA Portal, is a powerful and tightly integrated software solution for automation and provides a feature-rich programming environment for the latest Siemens programmable logic controllers. The TIA Portal version of Step 7 offers a refined user interface, extended drag-and-drop functionality, and simple and powerful library management for reusable logic.

This class is for the programmer who will be using Siemens Step 7 “TIA Portal” for the first time, or for those looking to refresh their skills on the TIA Portal. Students should have experience working in some PLC platform prior to taking this class. Topics include PLC programming, hardware configuration, diagnostics, and networking basics.

The Introduction to Step 7 TIA Portal course includes program development using Siemens S7-1500 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Step 7 TIA Portal software. The training is approximately 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on practical application. The course goal is to quickly bring the skilled PLC programmer up to speed with programming methods, software features, and strategies. The training format is primarily interactive and seeks to engage students and answer their application specific questions. Instructors will also be available to discuss applications during periodic training breaks and at the close of each daily session.

Students will leave with a working knowledge of Step 7 TIA Portal and the ability to create a functional project in Step 7 by configuring automation hardware and creating a PLC program. Students will be provided with copies of all training slides and labs, and a certificate of completion. Students also have the opportunity to meet their local PFT support personnel, and are provided with contact information for post-training technical support from both PFT and Siemens.

Certified Instructors

This class is led by a Certified Siemens Technology Specialist for Factory Automation. PFT factory certified engineers have extensive experience in industry and have demonstrated knowledge of products and technologies through comprehensive hands-on and written testing. Each trainer has been certified to possess the proven ability to design and implement automation solutions while utilizing Siemens’ best

Note: Students preparing to work with Step 7 “Classic” v5.5 development should instead consider SIEMENS Introduction to Step 7 “Classic” PLC programming

Syllabus Topics Offered & Prerequisites

Select Syllabus Topics:
- Siemens S7 hardware overview -----
- Hardware & remote I/O configuration
- S7 PLC software structure
- PLC logic programming
- Writing re-usable functions
- Profibus and Profinet networking basics
- Controller memory layout
- Controller organization
- Using data blocks for data storage
- Good engineering practices
- Using watch tables to monitor and modify variables
- Monitoring logic and program flow
- Using the cross-reference utility
- Hardware and software diagnostics

Students should have a basic understanding of, and experience in, PLC programming, including ladder logic, prior to enrolling in this class.

Registration & Details

Duration: Three days from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM - Lunch is provided

Cost: $1500 per student

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