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  • Assessment test.
  • Orientation


Section1: Introduction
  • Basics of PLC
  • Overview of Simatic Systems
  • Basic Terminologies


Section2: Simatic Manager
  • Installation
  • Authorization
  • Setting the PG Interface
  • Getting Started
  • Creating New Project


Section3: Programming with Symbols
  • Absolute Addressing
  • Symbolic Addressing
  • Copy and Paste to and from Excel
  • Sorting the Tag Table
Section4: Programming OB1
  • LAD/STL/FBD Editor
  • Programming Ladder in OB1
  • Converting to STL
  • Symbol Information
  • Symbol Selection
  • Editor Customization


Section5: Configuring the Central Rack
  • Module Spectrum & Layout
  • Configuring the Hardware in STEP7 Professional
  • Variable Addressing
  • Edit Symbols, Monitor Modify Variables
  • Module Address Overview
  • Saving and Downloading
  • Uploading the configuration


Section6: Downloading and Debugging
  • CPU Indication leds
  • CPU Key positions
  • Offline/Online Window
  • Downloading and Monitoring
  • PLC Simulator


Section7: Instance Data Blocks & Programming a shared Data Block
  • Overview of Data Areas
  • Elementary Data Types
  • Creating a Global DB in STEP7 Professional
  • Addressing Data Elements of a DB
  • Use a Global DB in “Getting Started” project
  • Initial and Actual Values
  • More Complex Data Types


Section8: Variable Table & Diagnostic Buffer
Section9: Programming a Function
  • Creating and opening Functions
  • Programing the Functions
  • Calling the Functions


Section10: Programming a Function Block
  • 1 Creating and Programming FBs
  • 2 Inserting Instance Data Blocks
  • 3 Programming a Block Call in Ladder Logic


Section11: Configuring a distributed I/O system
Section12: Basic Program Instructions
  • Bit Instructions
  • Conveyor Control Example
  • Exercise: Tank Level Control
  • More Bit Instructions
  • Exercise: Conveyor Direction
  • How the CPU deals with STL
Section13: Load and Transfer and Timer Instructions
  • Load and Transfer Operations
  • Timer Instructions
  • Exercise: Powder Soap Filling
  • Time Value and S5 Time Format
  • Exercise: Traffic Lights (self-study )
Section14: Counter and Comparison Instructions
  • Counter Instructions
  • Comparison Instructions
  • Exercise: Warehouse Indication Lamps
  • Appendix : STEP7 Professional (PLC S7300/400/1200/1500) overview via TIA Portal


Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
  • Using Step7
  • Create new program, download it to PLC, and debug it.
  • Program different bit logic instructions.
  • Program timers and counters.
  • Program comparison operations.
  • Use different blocks (OB , DB and FB)
  • Troubleshoot common software errors.


  • Electrical and Control systems background


Target Group

  • Programmers
  • Commissioning engineers
  • Engineering personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Service personnel
  • Operators




  • Face-to-face training
  • Online training
  • 5 days

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