This course is the first in a three part series which builds basic programming skills with Siemens STEP7 TIA Portal software. Students will learn S7 project management, program design and application development. This is an aggressively paced curriculum covering the S7 programming editor with Ladder, Function Block Diagram, and Statement List, programming languages, as well as key software tools. This course takes a systems approach using the S7- 1500 PLC, plus basic connectivity and functionality of an KP700 HMI and ET200SP, PROFINET I/O.
Throughout the course, students will build a STEP7 project from the beginning, learning proper program structure and documenting. Software diagnostic tools will be used for debugging both hardware and code. Various instruction sets, memory areas, program blocks, and libraries will be introduced to provide the student with solid concepts of structured programming.
The course format consists of instruction and hands-on exercises. The course uses a conveyor model for realistic demonstrations and exercises.