What do you get when you enrol on the Sinamics V20 family drive programming course?
When you decide to attend your first training course in propulsion technology, you may fear that you will be saddled with complicated knowledge, and that this will be delivered in an indigestible way. Nothing could be further from the truth! The training programme is designed to familiarise you with the basics of PLCs in the context of safety, so you will receive carefully selected teaching aids:
Basic level drive engineering course - Sinamics V20 software TIA Portal
The online training in drive automation enables you to gain knowledge about the functioning of different types of motors and their individual components. You will learn about issues such as angular synchronisation of drives and the gear-motor relationship. You will learn about the Sinamics V20 family of drives with the versatile Siemens Simatic S7-1200 controller, which is widely used in industry.
Most industrial equipment uses various types of drives. You will find them in transmission belts or boom arms. Without them, the production, transport or logistics sector could not function. However, for a motor to work, a converter is required. This is a special device or a specific system. The converter adapts the process parameters to the specific requirements.
Our basic training is recommended for all beginners who plan to get into automation, but have no experience with issues such as converter control, setting limit parameters or configuring parameters in the drive.
If you have acquired a technical degree and dream of working as an automation technician, but don't know how to get started with PLCs and drives, you've come to the right place! After our course, you will be able to get straight to work programming, configuring and creating projects that include drive installations.
What is the Fundamentals of Propulsion Technology course about?
The course programme focuses on the Sinamics V20 drive for simple drive operations. This drive family is distinguished by its simplicity of start-up, easy configuration and operation, as well as energy savings. Start-up, diagnostics and service of the Sinamics V20 can be carried out using both a mobile device and an operator panel.
All parameters in the converter are read and copied without supply voltage. With the optional Smart Access module, the converter can also be operated via a web browser on a mobile device.
The Sinamics V20 is ideal for those wishing to explore drive system technology. It works stably even in harsh environmental conditions, such as low and high temperatures.
Our drive technology training is designed for people who want to learn how simple, dynamic conveying equipment (e.g. packers, conveyor belts), pumps, compressors and fans function. The Sinamics module and Siemens S7-1200 controllers are the most commonly used in all of these devices.
When combined with the TIA Portal environment, it creates a very powerful programming environment. Although it is now possible to program the Siemens Simatic S7-1200 in several languages, the training aims to introduce you to the graphical programming language LAD, popularly known as Ladder, as it resembles an electronic circuit diagram and is extremely accessible to beginners.
The TIA Portal software for training consists of two parts:
- Step 7 module for PLC programming;
- Wincc Comfort/Advanced module for creating visualisations.
The Micromaster Starter app will provide you with intuitive operation, whether you are just starting out with drive programming or have already taken your first steps into industrial programming.
Siemens S7-1200 PLC programming is convenient as it does not require you to purchase any additional software or hardware.
You will be solving all your problems in the TIA Portal v. 15.1 environment, which is just for controlling Siemens modules. You can download it for free from the manufacturer's website and the software will retain full functionality for 21 days. This is far more than you need to complete your PLC training. If you have older versions of the TIA Portal platform, you can also complete the entire training.
Would you like to learn that you don't have to wade through thick books written in a complicated language to learn how to program Safety PLCs in LAD? Do you want to learn how to create instructions for Siemens PLCs that are both efficient and safe? Here we go!
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Key information about the course
Why choose this drive technology course in particular?
You'll find plenty of guides on the market for people wanting to explore drivetrain techniques, but our training is a whole different level. What can a really great course look like?
Sample lesson / What you will do after the course
How is the training aimed at people who want to master the basics of automation?
A training course dedicated to those wishing to explore industrial inverters. It consists of four parts. Each one is dedicated to a different block of topics. Once you have completed all of them, you will be able to program drive modules effectively and use them in your daily work to increase employee safety and improve plant operations.
After completing all modules, you will have a practical knowledge of Sinamics inverter programming that you can use in your daily routine. Discover that theoretical knowledge is not everything. Plan your career with PLCSpace training courses.
- Electrical connection of the PLC
- About the course author
Module 1 - Introduction to drive control
- Construction of the asynchronous motor
- Torque vs. speed relationship
- Connection of power supply to the motor
- Discussion of the rotating magnetic field
- Stator and rotor - mutual interaction
- The issue of slip in an asynchronous motor
- Current and torque relationship of the motor
- Block diagram of the converter design
- Motor start using a converter
- U/f control
Module 2 - SINAMICS V20 converters
- Types of converters manufactured by SIEMENS
- SINAMICS V20 family
- Summary of opportunities
- Summary of parameters
- Modular design of the SINAMICS V20 converter
- SINAMICS V20 option modules
- Combination of optional filter and choke
- SINAMICS V20 diagram
- Correct connection of the converter
- Ways of controlling a motor from a converter
- Tool software
Module 1 - Configuring SINAMICS V20 using the BOP
- Editing functions of the BOP panel keys
- Presentation of parameters on the BOP during editing
- Range of displayed parameters on the BOP panel
- Quick engine start
- Possible sources of setpoint and control signal
- Viewing of converter operating parameters on the BOP panel
Module 2 - SINAMICS V20 control from digital inputs
- Motor parameter settings and control method
- Country-specific power units and control method
- Determining the operating mode of the converter
- Defining how to control the converter
- Assignment of motor limit parameters
- Recalculation of engine settings after configuration
- Writing settings to the converter
- Engine parameter identification message
- Test engine start-up
- Assignment of corresponding functions to the digital inputs
- Table of speeds set using digital inputs
- Modification of drive ramp parameters
- Example use of digital outputs
Module 3 - SINAMICS V20 speed reference from analogue input
- Changing the speed setting
- Storage of changes in non-volatile memory
- Parameterisation of analogue input SINAMICS V20
- RAM storage in ROM
Module 1 - Smart Access software
- Establishing a connection with the configured drive
- Resetting the drive to factory settings
- Welcome window
- Initial settings
- Definition of parameters for the drive
- Parameter tree for the drive
- Checking drive availability
- Access to a complete list of drive parameters
Software and hardware used
The new controller, which has been developed as a successor to the S7-200, is characterised by slightly weaker parameters than the S7-300 family. Several CPU versions present in the family allow selection according to project requirements.
SINAMICS V20 drive
The Siemens SINAMICS family provides a platform to meet the high requirements of the low voltage, DC voltage and medium voltage ranges. The complete and integrated drive family has a high level of performance, functionality and efficiency.
What will you be able to do after completing the course?
Think getting a degree at a technical college is too difficult and takes a long time? On the contrary. On our drive technology course you will only learn what is most important - practical knowledge! Find out what you will be able to do after the Sinamics V20 course.
Don't waste your time tediously learning rules you will never use. Put your skills into practice - it's a well-known fact that practice makes perfect! Make yourself sought after by employers.
If, after 14 days of purchase, you find that it is not for you, I will refund 100% of the course price. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate in two languages - Polish and English.
Frequently asked questions
Will I receive a confirmation after my purchase?
Yes, you receive an email. Sometimes emails end up in SPAM or other folders. Please check your mailbox carefully.
Is there a difference between the media on which the course can be ordered?
No. The material is the same regardless of the type of storage medium. At the time of purchase, you decide which type of data carrier you choose, i.e. online, DVD or USB.
Which PLC programming language should I choose when starting out?
If you are an electrician then LAD. If there has been any exposure to text-based languages (C, C++, C#, Java, etc) then SCL. If there has been no exposure to any programming at all then the basic course is LAD and SCL (the solution to each task is shown in two languages).
Is this course for me if I have never used a PLC?
Yes. The basic courses are just set up so that people with no exposure to Siemens PLCs can learn such skills. The student is guided step by step (as can also be seen in the course table of contents).
What tools are used for consultation?
Consultations take place via Skype or TeamViever.
How do I make an appointment for a consultation?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions (problems) and suggestions for a convenient date for your consultation (via Skype or Teamviever).
How long are the consultations valid?
This is 60 calendar days from the date of purchase.
Can I deliver the course on different computers?
Yes. The course material (videos) can be viewed on any computer.
What does the online version of the course look like?
You receive the course by email, where there are private links to the videos.
What if a problem arises during the course?
Please email me with a description of the problem at: email@example.com.
What is the access time for the course?
No time limits for any medium (i.e. online, DVD or USB version).
Do I need to have any experience with programming?
No. The basic course gives step-by-step all the information needed from 'scratch'.
Will I need to purchase a licence for the Factory IO software?
No. There is information in the course on how to obtain licences to complete the material.
Will I need to purchase a licence for the PLC development environment?
No. There is information in the course on how to obtain licences to complete the material.
Is it possible to return the course?
Will I need a PLC to deliver the course?
No. A real controller is not necessary. The course is designed in such a way that it can also be completed on a virtual controller. It all depends on what the trainee has at their disposal.
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When does the course start?
-> Online version - immediately after payment
-> Physical version - when you receive the package from the carrier.
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