This course is directed at personnel engaged in project engineering tasks who would like to become familiar with the extended programming possibilities of SIMATIC S7 (300/400). After the course, the participant will be able to structure and create advanced S7 programs, making it possible to efficiently work with STEP 7 V5.5 and thus reduce the engineering phase. The course uses a ‘hands-on’ practical approach to reinforce the theoretical aspects of the training.

Course Content

  • Using structograms as a method for program design
  • Functions, function blocks and multi-instances ((with examples using IEC Timer/Counter)
  • Jump commands and Accumulator operations
  • Configuration of Breakpoints as a debugging tool
  • Memory Indirect addressing
  • Integration of a drive (MM420) using PROFIBUS DP
  • Monitoring and controlling the drive with the “Starter” software
  • Using Error organization blocks to evaluate Profibus slave downtime
  • Error management with error organisation blocks
  • Analysing synchronous errors with organisation blocks
  • Analysing S7 diagnostic data
  • Writing user messages in the Diagnostic Buffer
  • Troubleshooting and error messages with an HMI Touch Panel
  • Each of the above topic areas are backed up by practical exercises using a system model, consisting of the S7- 300 automation system, the ET200S distributed peripheral, an HMI touch panel, the MM420 drive and a conveyor model. Working examples are provided and tested out during the course.

Objectives

  • On completion of this course the participant will be able to:-
  • Write advanced programs, use program breakpoints to test the operation of the program and diagnose errors using the Step7 V5.5 software package on S7-300 or S7-400 PLC’s

Target Group

  • This course is directed at personnel engaged in project engineering tasks who would like to become familiar with the extended programming possibilities of SIMATIC S7 (300/400).

Participant Pre Requirements

  • The ability to use a MS Windows PC (W7), keyboard and mouse to include opening and closing programs, locating files, copy and paste 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-PRO1 Course or have had practical exposure to programming in a project environment.

Note

  • Completion of this course satisfies part of the examination entry requirements for the Siemens Certified S7 Programmer.
  • This training course is not appropriate for trainees using S7-200, S7-1200 or S7-1500 based systems. For more information concerning details of S7-200, S7-1200 or S7-1500 training contact Siemens Industry Training on 0161 446 6111 or our website at www.siemens.co.uk/sitrain.

Duration

5 days

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