Get you know the power of SINAMICS V20

TIA Portal

479.00 499.00 

Course leader
Tomasz Gilewski
Duration 2h
Format Online, Flash Drive
VAT invoice Yes
Proforma order Yes
Shipping abroad Available
Online delivery Immediately
Payment in different currencies Available

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:

More than 9 hours of HD videos - you can watch the videos indefinitely while consolidating your knowledge or looking for an independent solution to a problem.
Projects in the TIA Portal environment performed during the course - you will become familiar with the full functionality of the TIA Portal platform and gain a large dose of solid knowledge of Siemens PLC modules.

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

Interesting additional issues

With us you will learn about the practical application of the solutions discussed, we will reveal tricks, trivia and non-obvious applications of the PLCs discussed. You will be delighted to reach for more knowledge.

Preparation for teamwork

After this course, he or she will work efficiently on projects of varying scales in both small companies and large corporations that require a creative approach to problem solving.

You will learn the most common mistakes in PLC programming

You will learn how to work effectively and avoid mistakes, the more and less obvious ones.

You will feel like a real automation specialist

In the hands of automation often rests the safety of the entire team. Check out the virtual factory app to see what you'll be up against and don't let obstacles defeat you at work.

You learn from the best

There are many ways to program, but we only teach the effective, efficient and ethical ones. Learn about good programming practices with us.

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?

Our training will start on every platform Whether you are running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, you can familiarise yourself with the material provided. Don't invest in new hardware, bet on concrete knowledge!
You do not need to buy any additional equipment The course is conducted on a simulator that allows visualisation of the various activities. Our training is not dry theory. You can immediately evaluate the results of your actions and, thanks to the Factory I/O application, even test them.
You don't spend money on software All exercises are based on the TIA Portal platform, which you can download and use free of charge.
You work in peace and quiet You solve all the issues at your own desk, without a group acting as a distraction, and you sit down for training when you have the time and inclination to do so. By working from home, you save time and money on commuting.
You gain practical knowledge You learn how to operate the modern and easy-to-use Sinamics inverter, which is used in many industrial sectors.
No time wasted on notes Our course is delivered in a convenient online format, and you gain unlimited access to the learning materials and review them whenever you want. Forget about jotting everything down in a notebook you'll never look at.
The course is conducted in the form of a video This allows you to repeat each passage as many times as you need. You will calmly go through each activity without the stress and pressure of the group.

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.

Part 1
  • Module 1
    • Electrical connection of the PLC
  • Module 2
    • About the course author
Part 2
  • 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
Part 3
  • 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
Part 4
  • 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
2h Knowledge hours
15 Course modules
649 Satisfied students

Software and hardware used

TIA Portal software

Totally integrated automation is a development environment that combines PLC (programming), HMI(visualisation) and startdrive(drive technology).

CPU S7-1200

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.

Process automation officer You will create and implement new solutions without any problems. Industrial processes will hold no secrets for you.
PLC programmer Modules in the control cabinet, drives and inverters seem complicated to you? Our course is enough for you to understand the interrelationships between the various components and be able to configure the selected devices.
Sales Engineer Only someone with a working knowledge of modules and controllers can advise the customer on the right solution. It is thanks to you that the customer will leave the showroom fully satisfied.
Product manager Your skills will provide the company with an increase in sales. Your knowledge of programming will enable you to process orders efficiently.

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.

and certificate

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. onlineDVD 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 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:

  • 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.

  • How do I buy a course?

    Just click Add to basket and complete the form and make payment.

  • When does the course start?

    -> Online version - immediately after payment
    -> Physical version - when you receive the package from the carrier.

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