This course is for SIMATIC S7-300-400 PLC users with basic SIMATIC control system knowledge who install or maintain automation systems and their application programs. Participants will use STEP7 software tools to build new features, diagnostics and communications into the application project. Program development using organization blocks, system functions, function blocks and data blocks along with analogue signal processing are included.
The course uses a ‘hands-on’ practical approach to reinforce the theoretical aspects of the training. Practical tasks are undertaken using a simulation rig and S7-300 PLC. Students will use test, debug and diagnostic tools to complete the commissioning, programming and system integration exercises.
- Recap on Hardware and Software Commissioning
- Data Storage in Blocks
- Functions and function blocks
- Organization blocks
- Analog processing and programming
- System information
- MPI Network Commissioning
- Each of the above topic areas
- Uploading and downloading
- Program Documenting, saving, Archiving, and Retrieving.
- Diagnosing faults using software and hardware (machine) diagrams.
- Each of the above topic areas is backed up by practical exercises using a simulator.
- Working examples are provided and tested out during the course.
This course is aimed at service/maintenance personnel who are interested in solving a variety of SIMATIC S7 tasks and have attended the S7SERV1 course.
The ability to use an MS Windows PC, keyboard, and mouse to include opening and closing programs, locating files, copying and pasting objects/data (text, etc). Drag and drop files, objects/data (text, etc). Use of menus and multi-menus,
manipulation of windows within a multi-window environment. Use of MS Windows Help. Must have attended the Siemens ST-SERV1 Course.
Be familiar with ways you can use different block types (FC, FB, OB, and DB).
Have more understanding of the principles of analog value processing.
Be able to eliminate software errors that lead to a CPU stop. Understand how to
eliminate logical software errors, such as multiple assignments.
Have an understanding of how to Save and document program changes that have been made.
Be able to use the data block access functions.
Know how to access and use the processed analog values.