Course Description

Course Code : CTRL5020


Designed for Skilled Maintenance Personnel with a solid understanding of using a PLC. Topics covered are Simatic S7-1500 Hardware, Project Setup, Hardware Setup and PLC Principles. 

We aim to help you become more proactive and confident in working with PLCs safely and efficiently in day-to-day operations and fault finding situations to reduce downtime and increase profitability.

The course has been designed to familiarise maintenance Engineers, Technicians, Electricians with the operation, configuration, programming and fault finding of a Siemens SIMATIC TIA Portal Series Programmable controller and the use of Siemens SIMATIC TIA Portal software. 

Course Objectives

• To be familiar with the setup and management of projects

• To understand how to setup and make changes to a hardware configuration

• To understand the structure of a PLC programme and its operation

• To be able to implement and edit a PLC programme including common blocks: OB, FC, FB, DB

• To understand the fundamentals of PLC logic instructions in Ladder, FBD, and STL format

• To understand more complex programming functions including Times and Counters

• To be able to use the TIA Portal Software suite to be able to determine the cause of PLC and Machine faults

Course Features

  • SIMATIC S7 1200 & 1500 programmable controller architecture and associated hardware
  • Physical installation
  • Network communications
  • Principles of PLC operation
  • Systems configuration and I/O Module addressing
  • Memory areas
  • Addressing Principles
  • Data Types
  • Introduction to TIA Portal
  • Methods of program representation: Ladder, FBD, STL
  • Block types used within step 7: OB, FC, FB, DB, FB
  • An introduction to Boolean algebra
  • Common program instruction including Timer, Counter, Move, Set/Reset, POS & NEG edge detect
  • Introduction to structured programmes - Sequence based approach
  • Program documentation
  • Loading, backing up and archiving of programs
  • SIMATIC TIA Portal fault finding principles
  • Diagnostics tools and facilities
  • System maintenance

What sets us apart from other providers is how hands-on our courses are. Our unique facilities are designed to create a practical environment for all levels of personnel. Control 2K provide complimentary training materials, text books where applicable, a buffet lunch and refreshments.