Get you know the power of SINAMICS V20

TIA Portal

109.69 114.27 

Course leader
Tomasz Gilewski
Duration 2h
Format Online, Flash Drive
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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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What sets this course apart is the opportunity to acquire practical, concrete knowledge. Everything is clearly explained. Definitely recommended!


After going through the course, I know what the components of the programming environment are and what to do step by step. Now I feel confident and know what I am doing


Course delivered in a very accessible way. Contains a lot of interesting and useful information.


I can honestly recommend the course. It is solid and factual knowledge. I will definitely be buying more.


Thanks to the course, I have decided to go further in this direction. The goal is to look for a more challenging and better job


The course prepared by Mr Tomasz is distinguished by its high level of content and meticulously prepared lessons. They are planned in a clear and sensible manner, making it easier to assimilate knowledge and return to the material if necessary. An additional advantage is the possibility of a free consultation.


Definitely recommended! The facts themselves, no unnecessary dwelling on issues.


This is my first course, certainly not my last. I am impressed with the substantive quality of the knowledge.


Everything clearly explained, you can really learn a lot. Lots of practical information and examples to help you remember everything. In my opinion, it is worth using this form of learning because you can learn anytime and anywhere. It is practical and convenient.

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Get you know the power of SINAMICS V20

Tomasz Gilewski
Hello, my name is Tomasz Gilewski. I am the founder of PLCspace, author of books on the S7-1200 controller and HMI panels (i.e. Siemens hardware). I have been programming exclusively on Siemens hardware and engineering tools for several years.
Why Siemens?
- My first project in 2007 was an intersection traffic light based on the LOGO! Programmable Logic Relay. While learning the fundamental principles of the hardware and interface, I noticed the simplicity, intuitiveness and speed of integration for various SIMATIC systems. I noticed deficiencies in the form of functionality when working on controllers from other manufacturers.
- It is well known that Siemens automation equipment is robust and durable. Proof of this can be found in the PLCs of the SIMATIC S5 family from the 1980s, which many factories are still using today. P
In my 14 years of work, I have learnt every checkbox and what it is used for.
 STEP5, STEP7, MicroWin, LogoSoft Comfort, Starter, WinCC flexible, TIA Portal were the most popular Siemens software. I have gained experience by taking
- participation as a programmer, or more like a software engineer, in around 50 application projects for industries such as food, construction, automotiv, texyl, among others.
- Some of these applications were prototypes.I had to adapt to constant changes in design assumptions , which is quite a difficult task for a programmer. Another challenge was
- implementation of multiple software modifications to already running applications, i.e. the need to analyse the programme code after another programmer.
- I have spent very many hours looking for solutions to problems, parameterisation of various functionalities
Education itself.
New versions of engineering tools, firmware and hardware are released periodically. To keep up to date, I participate
- in on-site training at Siemens and its distribution companies
(a) LOGO!
(b) basic and advanced training in SIMATIC S7-300
(c) basic and advanced training in SIMATIC S7-1200
(d) safety training with SIMATIC S7-1500F
(e) visualisation training
- in numerous on-site and online workshops organised by Siemens related to SIMATIC systems.
- reading manuals
Helping others
I have decided to help and share my knowledge and experience with others , especially with those who are taking their first steps in programming. I want to make it easier for them to get to know this world. That is why
- since 2014, I have been running a blog located at where I describe various interesting topics about SIMATIC systems
- in 2015, my first book on the basics of S7-1200 programming in SCL language was published
- In later years I wrote several other books on
a)S7-1200 programming in LAD language
b) visualisation on a SIMATIC HMI panel
Provision of classroom training
I am currently active within the PLCspace company, where, in addition to programming work for new applications or upgrades to existing applications, I am involved in providing classroom training in many cities in Poland (Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Krakow) as well as directly at company headquarters for their employees. Training topics include:
a)programming of SIMATIC S5, S7 systems in any programming language
(b)visualisation, i.e. human-machine interface on HMI basic and comfort panels
(c)diagnostics, i.e. everything maintenance staff need to know to keep machines and lines working properly. If a fault occurs, you will find the cause of the downtime in the shortest possible time
(d) communications, where exercises take place to exchange data over the various communication network standards used in industry
e) safety, which translates as machine and process safety. This training covers the most important standards a programmer should know, as well as the configuration of fail-safe hardware and the exercise of safety functions for handling components (e.g. Safety Mushroom).
f)drive engineering where exercises on parameterisation of frequency converters for motor control are conducted
Training is based on Factory IO
- actual mini lines and have several levels of sophistication.
Video courses
I am the author of several video training courses on:
- s5, s7-300/400 s7-1200/1500 controller programming
- visualisation for the Basic and Comfort panels
- diagnosis of classic systems such as the s7-300/400 and new systems such as the s7-1200/1500
- communication based on the new s7-1200/1500 controllers
- safety using SIMATIC S7-1200F
- Drive technology based on MICROMASTER and SIMATIC V20 frequency converters

TIA Portal software

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

The software comes in two versions:
  • basic -> allows programming of S7-1200 family PLCs
  • professional -> allows programming of all CPUs supported by the development environment
It is the successor to the SIMATIC Manager package, which has been well-known since the 1990s.
This allows you to effectively and efficiently create designs for control systems in industrial applications. Key features include:
  • drag & drop functionality for symbols, variables, devices
  • readability and intuitiveness of editors
  • intelligent interface for the automation programmer
  • common symbology and data for each device in the project
  • online diagnostics and testing
It is an intuitive programme, easy to learn and trivial to use while working. It provides the highest level of productivity for the engineer. The TIA Portal tool has been developed by Siemens thanks to its many years of experience in designing industrial automation softwares.

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.

Key benefits:

  • modular construction The CPU can be expanded with additional I/O, communication and technology modules

  • built-in technological functionsoptimised for regulation, weighing, high-speed counters, telemetry, identification
  • modern programming with new functionalities communication integrated PROFINET (also PROFIsafe version F) and Modbus TCP-IP, PROFIBUS processors, serial (RS232, RS422/485)
  • data security access protection, copy protection, access levels
  • built-in diagnostics diagnostic messages displayed on the TIA Portal, the embedded Web server, the SIMATIC application and the HMI
  • Customer benefits - Proven in many industrial applications- Long-term availability and compatibility- Prepared for use in harsh environments- Modular, easily expandable, scalable
  • Scope of application - Control using central and distributed I/O - Technological tasks

The SIMATIC S7-1200 is a modular microsystem for low and medium performance applications. The central processing unit (CPU) contains the operating system and the user program. The user programme is located in load memory and is immune to power failure. The execution-relevant parts of the user programme in working memory with fast access are processed. The user programme can be transferred to the CPU using a memory card (MC) - as an alternative to transfer via an online connection to the PG programmer. The memory card can also be used as external loading memory or for software (firmware) updates. Connections to the process (object signals) are realised by on-board (built-in) inputs and outputs, the number of which depends on the processor version (the higher the model the more of them there are). The on-board inputs and outputs are specifically designed to support integrated high-speed counters (HSC). The operating system (firmware) additionally includes pulse-width modulated output pulse generators, as well as technology objects for controlling stepper motors. Expansion of the central unit can be realised by means of:

  • signal boards (SB) can be used to extend the built-in inputs and outputs.
  • signal modules (SM), these are available in digital and analogue signal versions.

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.

V20 converter for universal applications (economical, reliable and easy to use). Nowadays, every industrial application requires the control of electric motors (e.g. motion sequences). The SINAMICS V20 comes in seven housings depending on the power range.Today, machine and plant construction is demanding and requires the use of automation and drive solutions that must be highly flexible and scalable. In all industrial sectors, there is a demand for customised solutions that are extremely easy to use, with high performance and integrated technology safety.The cost-effective and reliable SINAMICS V20 converter for basic applications:

  • Suitable for driving pumps, fans, compressors and conveyors, as well as for basic drive applications
  • Integrated idle power saving mode Smallest converter in the SINAMICS family
  • Compact design, can be operated without options
  • Integrated USS and MODBUS RTU communication via terminals and integrated brake chopper for 7.5 kW to 30 kW units
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Copying parameters without specified supply voltage
  • Even simpler commissioning using any mobile device, thanks to the Smart Access module
  • Integrated connection and application macros
  • High operational readiness thanks to automatic restart and volatile start after a power failure
  • Detection of drive belt defects through load torque monitoring
  • Cavitation protection for pumps
  • Torque boost and pump unblocking mode in case of blockage
  • PID controller for signals
  • Smooth acceleration reduces wear on gears, bearings, drums and rollers
  • Torque boosting used on belt conveyors with high starting torque
  • High dynamics through the use of a braking resistor or DC braking
  • Direct control of the motor brake
  • Detection of drive belt defects through load torque monitoring
  • Precise stopping thanks to Quick Stop (positioning by switching off) independent of the control cycle

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