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PLC in practice

Basic
TIA Portal
S7-1200
SCL
V20
Price

399,00 499,00 

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Course leader
Tomasz Gilewski
Duration 25h
Format Online, DVD, Flash Drive
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What do you get when you enrol on a PLC programming course?

Our course is taught in a modern video format. You yourself determine the pace at which you will complete the lessons. To make it easier for you to acquire knowledge of PLC programming, we have prepared special teaching aids.

Over 25 hours of HD video footage - watch our lecturers discuss each topic, taking it apart. All the recordings are presented in such a way that you literally watch the activities the presenter performs. This will make it much easier for you to understand how the individual solutions work and how to replicate them in your practice.
Projects with TIA portal, performed during the course - learn the interface and functionality of the TIA platform for Siemens Simatic S7 controllers. We will show you that these platforms really are intuitive and will become easy for you to use.

PLC in practice. Siemens PLC programming course. TIA Portal basic level

You must have heard about Siemens S7-1200 PLC programming more than once during your school years. Your lecturers told you that knowing the basics of PLC programming was essential if you wanted to work professionally in automation in the future. The problem, however, was that, apart from acquiring the theoretical basics of learning how to program Siemens PLCs, once you receive your diploma there is little left in your memory and even less in your hands.

If you want to gain practical controller programming knowledge that will help you turn your job into your dream job, you've come to the perfect place. Check out our basic course and learn to operate the Simatic S7-1200 in a TIA environment like a pro.

What is the Siemens Simatic PLC course about?

Our PLC basics training is aimed at people who:

  • had no previous experience with PLCs and a programming environment;
  • have already taken their first steps with the Siemens Simatic S7-1200 PLC and want to gain a large dose of practical knowledge.

PLC topics are useful for many professions that come into contact with industrial automation. Whether you are still a student, studying or already working as an entry-level automation technician, the PLC programming course is the solution for you.

Currently, Siemens Simatic S7-1200 PLC logic controllers can be programmed in 3 languages. This training course aims to teach you to use the SCL language, which is considered to be the most flexible and versatile.

The training programme involves the use of TIA Portal V14 SP1 software. This is a free tool that is used to program Siemens controllers. For the first 21 days you do not need any licence and the software has full functionality. Three weeks are completely sufficient for you to complete the programming training.

Find out that programming Simatic S7 controllers can be simple. Tired of spending long hours on theoretical knowledge from which little is learned? Start your PLC training today!

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Key information about the course

Interesting additional issues

You will find that you will be eager to reach for more material yourself. You will find that PLC programming does not have to be boring and clichéd. In our course, you will not only learn the basics of logic controller programming, but also many creative solutions used by professionals. This will make your projects come alive.

Preparation for teamwork

With us, you will learn to look at the work of an automation-programmer holistically. You will find work both as a freelancer and as a member of teams: those large, corporate and small and specialised. We teach you to understand PLCs from the simplest basics, so after our course you will find yourself in any environment.

You will learn the most common mistakes made by beginners

You will also learn how to avoid them. We will explain to you what design mistakes that happen to someone starting out with a PLC lead to and show you creative ways to design controllers efficiently and safely.

You will feel like a real automation specialist

The virtual factory will show you the typical problems faced by automation engineers. With access to Factory I/O, you can inspect, test and experiment to your heart's content, so that you don't have to do this on the real job. In this way, you will learn in advance how to keep your colleagues safe.

You learn from the best

Our course conveys good programming practices that will work for any business. We know that there are many ways to program, but we only teach those proven, safe and ethical methods. We have many years of practice and experience behind us. We are happy to share them with you.

Why should you choose this industrial automation course?

You will find more than one PLC training course on the market, but our course is a completely different tale. Why should you choose us?

Our course will run on any platform Whether you are using Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, it's a waste of money to buy a new computer when your old one can handle the training perfectly. Better invest the money in your development!
You do not need to buy any additional equipment The course is conducted on a simulator that allows you to visualise the individual actions. This allows you to check and test the results of controller programming immediately in practice. You will stop associating programming solely with source code and start to see the link between your work and concrete results.
You don't spend money on software We cover all topics based on the TIA Portal platform, which you can download and use free of charge for a long time. 21 days is much longer than it takes to complete our course. Just sit down to it regularly and you won't even notice when you've completed it.
You work in peace and quiet You solve all the issues on your own, without the group acting as a distraction, and you sit down to the training when you have the time and inclination. As a result, you gain knowledge efficiently and it stays in your head for much longer.
You work from home You don't waste time and money commuting or standing in traffic. You can prepare for the training exactly as you like so that nothing throws you off balance.
You gain practical knowledge You learn to program with the Siemens S7-1200 PLC, the module most commonly used in industry. This prepares you to work in a wide variety of industries.
You will be flexible You learn to program PLCs in the SCL language, which allows you to write code of any level of sophistication. This flexibility will come in handy later at work as you learn to create projects quickly, efficiently and with the changing requirements of your employer in mind.
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 may never look at. We have carefully prepared all the materials so that you can quickly find what you need. This makes repetitions shorter and has a better effect.
You learn how to create layouts in practice During the training course, you will gain specific knowledge about connecting and configuring the HMI.
You work with the application in a "real" factory Software Factory IO takes you on a journey into a virtual factory where you test the performance of individual Simatic PLCs in real time. Test your knowledge in practice using a safe sandbox, where you do not risk a malfunction or work accident.
You regularly test your knowledge The individual modules are separated by tests which verify that you have mastered the material covered so far. If necessary, you can repeat any part and refresh your knowledge once again.

Sample lesson / What you will do after the course

What is TIA's PLC training for beginners like?

The training consists of 5 parts divided into individual topics. Once you have completed all parts, you will know how to control PLC modules and use them in your daily work to improve the operation of your project. What information will you find in each part?

Once you have completed the Siemens PLC programming course, you can look for a job in a machine automation profession with confidence. Surprise your employer with your level of preparation and show them that you know and understand PLC operation inside out. You will find that even the best lectures are no substitute for a great practical course. Check out our courses today!

Part 1
  • Module 1
    • how to install step by step on Windows 7
      TIA Portal software and PLCSIM simulator)
  • Module 2
    • how to install step by step on Windows 10
      TIA Portal software and PLCSIM simulator)
  • Module 3
    • licence activation in TIA Portal
  • Module 4
    • Electrical connection of the S7-1200 controller
Part 2
  • Module 1 - System overview
    • SIMATIC S7-1200 - for microautomation and beyond
    • SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels - focusing on
      basics
    • TIA Portal - Integrated system for PLC and HMI
    • Structure of control systems
    • SIMATIC S7-1200 new modular PLC
    • SIMATIC S7-1200 - CPU
    • SIMATIC S7-1200 - Signal boards
    • SIMATIC S7-1200 - Expansion modules
    • SIMATIC S7-1200 - Expansion modules
    • SIMATICS7-1200 - Accessories
    • SIAMTIC S7-1200 - Working memory
    • SIMATIC memory card
    • Integrated PROFINET interface
    • Point-to-point communication
    • Integrated technology functions
    • CPU Firmware system update new features
    • Communication
    • PROFINET I/O
    • PROFIBUS DP
    • Diagnostic functions
    • Technological features
    • System requirements
    • SIMATIC S7-1200 Summary
  • Module 2 - TIA Portal
    • TIA Portal - a modern engineering tool
    • Portal view
    • Project view
    • Project editor - Project tree
    • Project editor - Project window
    • Project editor - Task sheets
    • Project: Choice of language and storage location
    • Editorial window navigation elements
    • Working in several editorial windows
    • Online tools
    • Project record
    • Help system: Instructions
    • Help system navigation tools
    • Licence
    • Libraries
    • Project libraries
    • Global library
  • Module 3 - Device configuration and connection
    • IP address of the PG/PC programming station
    • Portal view: Facilities available
    • Project view: Available equipment
    • Standard CPU configuration
    • Device and network configuration editor
    • Device and network configuration editor - Functionality
    • Equipment catalogue
    • Storage of unconnected modules
    • PLC characteristics: PROFINET interface
    • PLC characteristics: Digital inputs
    • PLC characteristics: Digital outputs
    • PLC characteristics: Analogue inputs
    • PLC characteristics: High-speed inputs(HSC)
    • PLC characteristics: Start types
    • PLC characteristics: Real-time clock
    • PLC properties: Programme security
    • PLC properties: System and clock byte
    • Adding/deleting/replacing modules
    • Signal board
    • Network view - Device connection
    • Compilation of hardware devices
  • Module 4 - Training kit
    • S7-1200 Training set, addressing
    • S7-1200 Training set, expansion modules
  • Module 5 - PLC variables
    • PLC variables / local variables
    • PLC variables "PLC tags"
    • Creating a group of "PLC tags" variables
    • Option to search for and modify "PLC tags" variables
    • Sorting of variables in the "PLC tags" array
    • Monitoring of the values of "PLC tags" variables
    • PLC tags: Retained memory area
    • PLC tags: properties of variables
    • PLC tags: declaration errors
    • Programme block editor: Show hide names
      symbolic
    • Programme block editor: Addressing prompts
    • Programme block editor: Renaming a variable
    • Programme block editor: Changing the address of a variable
  • Module 6 - Programmable blocks
    • Types of blocks
    • OB - Organisational block
    • DB - Data Block
    • FC - Functions
    • FB - Function block
    • DB - Instance data blocks
    • DB - Multi-instance data block
    • Programme structure
    • Grouping of programme blocks
    • Addition of a new programme block
    • Features of the block
    • Protection of block content
    • Interface of variable declarations in the FB function
    • Programming instructions
    • Bar of frequently used instructions
    • Posting of comments
    • Expand/hide programme lines
    • Selection of the type of variable for the instruction
    • Block record
    • Calling a block
    • Function block parameters
    • Block update
    • Block compilation
    • Program download to PLC
    • Block monitoring
  • Module 7 - Logical operations
    • Programming instructions
    • Operations on bits: IF instruction
    • Operations on bits: Assignment, Set, Reset
    • Bit operations: RLO/signal edge detection
    • Data transfer operations: MOVE_BLK
    • Data transfer operations: UMOVE_BLK
    • Mathematical operations: LIMIT, MOD
    • Mathematical operations: MIN, MAX
    • Logical operations: DECO, ENCO
    • Logical operations: SEL, MUX
    • Conversion operations: NORM_X, SCALE_X
    • Data comparison operations: IN_RANGE, OUT_RANGE
    • Date and time operations: RD_SYS_T
    • String + Char operations: VAL_STRG
    • Operations on counters: CTU
    • Clock operations: TON
    • Indirect addressing (FieldRead)
    • Indirect addressing (FieldWrite)
Part 3
  • Module 1 - Data blocks
    • Data Blocks (DB)
    • S7 data types
    • Basic data types
    • Complex data types: DTL
    • Complex data types: ARRAY, STRUCT
    • Creating data blocks: DB
    • Editing and monitoring
    • Memory optimisation
    • Area of retained memory
    • FB: Data support
    • FB: Sustaining global memory
    • DB multi instance : Memory backup
    • DB: Symbolic/ absolute access
  • Module 2 - Organisational blocks
    • Organisational Blocks (OB): Basics
    • Organisational Blocks (OB): Properties
    • OB block call events.
    • Interruption of a cyclic program (Interrupt)
    • Cyclical Organisational Blocks (OB)
    • Startup organisational blocks (Startup OB)
    • Time delay interrupt handling
      interrupt)
    • Cyclic interrupts
    • Cyclic interrupts - time shift
    • Hardware interrupts
    • Activation of a hardware interrupt
    • Hardware interrupts - Programme
    • Calling/stopping a hardware interrupt
      using the Attach/detach function
    • Activation of a diagnostic interrupt
    • Equipment identifier (HW ID)
    • Diagnostic interrupt handling block: OB82
    • CPU cycle error handling block: OB 80
    • Events that do not activate the OB. Interrupt handlers
Part 4
  • Module 1 - Programme diagnosis
    • Online mode
    • Switching the PLC between STOP and RUN mode
    • Controller operating status
    • Extension module diagnostics
    • CPU diagnostic buffer
    • Programme control: GetErrorID
    • Online mode: Programme status
    • Online mode: Block removal
    • Monitoring of programme blocks
    • Comparison of programme blocks
    • Block comparison: Detailed comparison
    • Watch tables
    • Monitoring board: Trigger point
    • Monitoring board: Modification of variables
    • Monitoring board: Forcing variables
    • Cross-reference list
    • Block call location
    • Call structure
    • Call structure: Designations
    • Assignment list" editor
    • CPU memory "Resources"
  • Module 2 - Visualisation
    • HMI panels
    • introduction to families
    •  Device configuration
    • Adding a device to the project
    • HMI variables
    • Visualisation screen editor
    • Basic screen elements
    • Addition of static text
    • IO field - display of variables
    • Uploading the configuration to the HMI
    • Button object - link to variable
    • Switching between screens
25h Knowledge hours
15 Course modules
649 Satisfied students

Software and hardware used

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.

TIA Portal software

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

Factory IO

Typical machine scenarios can be run in Factory IO, and the virtual factory connects to the SIM PLC simulator (or the actual PLC. Programming of the controller is possible in the programming environment (depending on the PLC family), and insight into its operation is available during the online connection

What will you be able to do after completing the course?

The skills you gain from the course will prove useful in a wide variety of professions. Those listed below are just a few of the areas in which you can find employment as a graduate:

Process automation officer As a PLC programming specialist, you will easily find yourself in the field of industrial automation design and implementation.
Sales Engineer By helping the customer to configure the technical parameters of the PLCs, you will advise and find the best solutions for them, making sure they leave the showroom satisfied.
PLC programmer In our course, you will learn about the relationships between the different modules, so that you can easily configure each module in the control cabinet, whether it is a PLC, a flow meter or an inverter.
Product manager In a profession where an understanding of the links between product groups translates into the number of orders processed, as someone who knows the basics of programming you will be able to generate excellent sales results.

The current education system focuses solely on dry discussion of theoretical issues, while offering no opportunity to understand them through practical examples. Yet it is the latter that employers value most. The aim of our training is to offer ready-made solutions that will help the trainee to do better in the job market - programming experience is not required!

Guarantee
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 biuro@plcspace.pl 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: biuro@plcspace.pl.

  • 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?

    Yes.

  • 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!

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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

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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

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PLC in practice

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 s7-scl.pl 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

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.

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.

Factory IO

Typical machine scenarios can be run in Factory IO, and the virtual factory connects to the SIM PLC simulator (or the actual PLC. Programming of the controller is possible in the programming environment (depending on the PLC family), and insight into its operation is available during the online connection

The general idea is to collect input data from the machine via the Factory IO program, which is then sent to the PLC. The program in the PLC is then executed and the results (output states) are sent back to Factory IO, which allows actuators(e.g. motors, actuators) to be started. The entire process is monitored in real time by you, allowing you to visualise how well the machine is performing.

  • Factory IO by Real Games is a useful tool for learning PLC programming through factory simulations. It is ideal for participants of the Siemens S7-1200 PLC programming course, as it allows them to practise their skills in a safe environment.
  • With Factory IO, it is possible to simulate various scenarios related to production processes, such as an assembly line, a transport line and many others. The tool also allows the visualisation of the operation of industrial machines and equipment, making it easier to understand the processes taking place in the factory.
  • During the Siemens PLC programming course, participants will have the opportunity to use Factory IO to consolidate their PLC programming knowledge and skills. Through simulations, the trainee will be able to practically apply their knowledge, test different scenarios and solve problems, allowing for more effective and practical teaching.
  • Using Factory IO during a Siemens PLC programming course is an ideal way to develop skills in a safe simulation environment, which will prepare participants to put their knowledge into practice in real industrial projects.

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