This course introduces the customer to a Siemens S7-300
and 400 automation systems. Participants will build skills on
commissioning and troubleshooting PLC.
Students will learn how to navigate STEP7 software, use the
built-in diagnostics tools and perform basic program
modifications. The course format is a combination of instruction
and hands-on exercises.
A realistic industrial process is used for demonstrations and
participant exercises. Exercises allow students to practice tasks
such as testing, debugging and using diagnostic tools.
» SIMATIC S7 System Family overview
» Installation and maintenance of a PLC
» The SlMATIC Manager software package
» Hardware configuration
» Hardware commissioning
» Block architecture and Program Editors
» Binary Operations
» Digital Operations
» Introduction to Profibus DP
» Program documenting, saving, archiving and retrieving.
» Basic Troubleshooting.
A basic ability to use a Windows PC, keyboard and mouse to
open and close programs, locate files, drag, drop, copy and
paste objects. A basic understanding of electrical components
such as switches and solenoids would be very useful.
» Identify the components and performance characteristics
of the SIMATIC S7-300/400 PLC
» Install a PLC system, including the communication
cabling and wiring of I/O.
» Use the various address types to edit, reload, structure and
run a program. Document, test, and basically troubleshoot
the control system and its program.
» Diagnose and repair simple hardware problems.
» Utilize binary operations, timers, counters, comparators, and
arithmetic operations for program modifications.
» Use the diagnostics buffer tools to resolve plant