Simply SIMATIC S7-1200

TIA Portal

109,69 114,27 

Course leader
Tomasz Gilewski
Duration 28h
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 a PLC programming course?

Don't worry, we won't throw complicated knowledge at you that you would find difficult to assimilate. That's not our way at all! Our course is designed to gradually introduce you to the basics of PLC. As part of the training you will be given carefully selected tools to help you learn:

It's remarkable - more than 28 hours of HD videos available to you without any restrictions. You can review the videos, reinforcing your knowledge or looking for solutions to specific problems. Thanks to the unique camera shot over the presenter's shoulder, you'll have an overview of every action he performs and be able to replay it step by step.
The projects you create in the TIA Portal environment are the key to exploring the full functionality of the TIA platform. Through these projects you will discover the full range of possibilities offered by TIA Portal and gain an in-depth knowledge of Siemens PLC modules.

Simply SIMATIC S7-1200

Welcome to the course "Simply SIMATIC S7-1200". - Your ticket to the world of Simatic PLCs. Whatever your industry, machine automation is becoming a mainstay. This course focuses on an important family of PLCs - the Simatic S7-1200. You may have already heard about their flexibility in theoretical lessons, but now you will learn how to use them in practice.

Our PLC course will open the door to programming Siemens controllers, even if you have not had any previous experience with them. You will gain practical knowledge that you can easily apply in your daily work.

If you have a technical background and dream of a career in automation, but lack a starting point, you've come to the perfect place! Our Simatic PLC programming course will make sure that you surprise employers with your knowledge and unconventional approach to the subject.


What is the Siemens Simatic PLC programming course about?

In the course "Simply SIMATIC S7-1200" - Your key to the world of Simatic PLCs. Our PLC programming training proposal has been carefully composed to guide you through the complete scope of this subject - from the absolute basics to the intermediate level. You will master topics that are invaluable in many professions where exposure to industrial programming is essential.

Want to gain the skills to program and supervise machines in a factory? Understanding the programming of Siemens Simatic PLCs will open the door to a better understanding of the relationships between components.

Our course focuses on the popular Siemens S7-1200 controller, which works perfectly with TIA Portal software. It is a powerful development environment and operation of the Simatic S7-1200 controller is possible in three languages. Our training focuses on the FBD language, or functional block diagram, which is great for beginners.

With the tasks included in the course, you will move into a 'virtual factory' where practice becomes reality. Programming Siemens S7-1200 PLCs is convenient as it does not require the purchase of additional software or hardware. Everything plays out in the TIA Portal environment, available for free download from the manufacturer's website. This is the perfect place to understand that learning to program PLCs does not have to be difficult and theoretical.

Ready to learn the ins and outs of PLC programming in FBD language? Choose our course "Simply SIMATIC S7-1200" and start laying a solid foundation for your future automation career.


Knowledge test:

Is this course for you? Take this test MULTIPLE choice to check it out.

Key information about the course

Additional points of interest

Discover how you will eagerly reach for additional knowledge yourself. Our course is not just about the theoretical basics of programming, it is also about practical skills, concrete knowledge and proven techniques used by PLC professionals. We believe that our training is not just about learning, it is also about acquiring concrete tools and tricks that are everyday practice in the industry.

We are not limited to dry definitions - we will show you how programming works in a real industrial environment. You will gain concrete skills and insights into practical applications. We will teach you not only the basics, but also advanced techniques and tricks that professionals use.

Our instructors will introduce you to the world of analytical thinking, crucial for any PLC programmer. You will arm yourself with the tools to approach complex problems with confidence and efficiency. After the course, you will surprise employers with your professionalism and the skills you will have acquired during our training programme.

Preparation for teamwork

Although the work of an automation programmer may seem like a solo effort, the reality is often quite the opposite. In a professional environment, PLC programmers form a close-knit team, working together on projects. After completing our course, you will feel confident as part of this team, able to communicate and collaborate effectively.

You don't need to be afraid of communicating in a professional environment. Our course not only provides you with programming skills, but also shows you how to present your results in front of managers, investors and teammates. You will learn how to choose optimal solutions that take into account both the time and cost required to implement them. As a result, you will become a confident and effective team member, able to achieve common goals in PLC programming.

You will learn about the most common mistakes made by programmers

On our SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language, you will not only gain a solid foundation, but you will also learn how to deal with the pitfalls and problems that you may often encounter. Unlike many courses available online that focus on imparting theory, we go one step further.

We offer you concrete solutions to the pitfalls and difficulties that beginners often face. We do not leave you helpless, but explain how to avoid these problems and why it is so important. Our course will not only enhance your programming skills, but also show you how to effectively deal with challenges that may arise in practice.

You will feel like an automation specialist

In the course, we will present you with a virtual factory that reflects the typical challenges faced by automation professionals working in industry. You will gain practical experience and master the stress of working in a real environment. Using Factory I/O applications, you will be able to test a variety of solutions without the risk of plant delays, breakdowns or potential accidents.

This secure programming environment will enable you to learn faster and stress-free. Come and join our course to gain practical skills in SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming and be ready for the challenges of industrial automation.

You learn from the best

Our years of experience working on large-scale projects will enable us to give you best programming practices that you can use in various aspects of your career. During our course, you will not only learn PLC programming, but also receive valuable tips and techniques that come from industry practice. You will meet many other programmers in the future, not always representing excellent code quality. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and skills that set the best ones apart.

We don't just limit ourselves to learning PLC programming, because we want to teach you the work of an automation specialist at the highest level. Your skills will clearly go beyond the standard basics and you will become a precise and creative industrial problem solver. Gain the knowledge that will allow you to stand out as a specialist with passion and the ability to think creatively.

Why choose our PLC programming course in FBD language?

There are a variety of Simatic PLC tutorials on the market, but our training stands out on a completely different level. We would like to show you what a really great SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language looks like.

Our course will run on any platform Whether you are using Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or 11, the training material provided will be available to you. You don't need to invest in a new computer - your current one will be perfect for learning on our SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language.
You do not need to buy any additional equipment The course is taught using a PLC simulator called PLCsim, which allows visualisation and practical understanding of individual operations.
You don't spend money on software All practical exercises are based on the TIA Portal platform, which you can download and use free of charge. All details are covered in the course
You work in peace and quiet You solve the exercises at your individual station (i.e. your computer), without group influence, working in peace. This approach allows you to undertake the learning at a time and pace that is convenient for you.
You gain practical knowledge Our course enables you to learn how to program using the Siemens S7-1200 PLC. This versatile unit is ideal for simple to intermediate projects.
You become flexible In our course, you will master PLC programming in the FBD language, which allows you to create code of varying levels of sophistication.
No time wasted on notes Our SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language is available online, which means you have unlimited access to the learning material and you do your learning at your convenience. You no longer need to jot everything down in bulky notebooks.
You learn how to create layouts in practice In this course, you will master the practical knowledge associated with connecting and configuring PLCs.

Sample lesson / What you will do after the course

What is the Simatic S7-1200 controller programming training in the TIA Portal environment?

Our fee-based SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language consists of five comprehensive parts, each dedicated to a different key topic. In this course, you will learn how to effectively control PLC modules and use them in practice to improve project operations. What specifically does each of these parts contain?

After completing the entire series, you will have concrete knowledge in the field of machine controller programming that you can successfully apply to your daily tasks. Find out that working with PLCs can be intuitive and efficient. Start your adventure with our course today!

Part 1 - Preparation
  • Module 1 - downloading and installing the TIA Portal environment
    • Lesson 1 - Registration on the Siemens website
    • Lesson 2 - Which files to download
    • Lesson 3 - Installation of the TIA Portal software
    • Lesson 4 - Installing the PLCsim simulator
  • Module 2 - Downloading and installing the virtual factory - Factory IO
    • Lesson 1 - Which files to download
    • Lesson 2 - Installation of the Factory IO tool
  • Module 3 - Licence
    • Lesson 1 - TIA Portal - Activation of a TRIAL licence
    • Lesson 2 - TIA Portal - Activating the full licence (floating)
    • Lesson 3 - Factory IO- Activation of TRIAL licences
    • Lesson 4 - Factory IO - Activating the full licence
  • Module 4 - Actual PLC
    • Lesson 1 - Electrical Engineering - Diagram
    • Lesson 2 - Preparing the PC/PG
    • Lesson 3 - Searching for PLCs on an Ethernet/PROFINET network
    • Lesson 4 - Adapting the PLC for the course
Part 2 - Fundamentals
  • Module 1 - First project
    • Lesson 1 - PLC diagnosis
    • Lesson 2 - Resetting the CPU to factory settings
    • Lesson 3- Assigning an IP address
    • Lesson 4 - Task 1 - Creating a new project in TIA Portal
    • Lesson 5- Task 1 - IO addressing in a hardware configuration
    • Lesson 6 - Task 1 - Symbolic names
    • Lesson 7- Task 1 - Writing programme code (1/2)
    • Lesson 8- Task 1 - Writing programme code (2/2)
    • Lesson 9 - PLCsim simulator - first draft
    • Lesson 10- Task 2 - Content
    • Lesson 11 - Task 2 - Sample solution
  • Module 2 - Bit operations
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - AND gate (THEORY)
    • Lesson 3 - OR gate (THEORY)
    • Lesson 4- OR-AND gateway connection (THEORY)
    • Lesson 5 - Branching out (THEORY)
    • Lesson 6 - XOR gate (THEORY)
    • Lesson 7 - NOR and NAND gates (THEORY)
    • Lesson 8 - Task - content
    • Lesson 9 - Example of solution (1/2)
    • Lesson 10 - Example of a solution (2/2)
  • Module 3 - Set Reset Instructions
    • Lesson 1 - Single instruction Set and Reset
    • Lesson 2 - SR dominance
    • Lesson 3 - Combining blocks
    • Lesson 4 - Example
    • Lesson 5 - Solution in TIA Portal
    • Lesson 6 - Problem with solution
    • Lesson 7 - Layout with holding
    • Lesson 8 - Task 2
  • Module 4 - M memory
    • Lesson 1 - Accessible areas
    • Lesson 2 - Absolute addressing
    • Lesson 3 - Variables - creation and use
    • Lesson 4 - Overview of memory use
    • Lesson 5 - Example
    • Lesson 6 - Solution in TIA Portal
    • Lesson 7 - Task 2 - Content
    • Lesson 8 - Task2 - solution
  • Module 5 - System memory
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Task1 solution
    • Lesson 3 - Task 2 - Content
    • Lesson 4 - Task2 solution
    • Lesson 5 - Task 3 - Content
    • Lesson 6 - Task3 Solution
    • Lesson 7 - Memory - how to check
  • Module 6 - Slopes
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Solving a task in TIA Portal
    • Lesson 3 - Task 2 - Content
    • Lesson 4 - Task2 solution
    • Lesson 5 - Task 3 - Content
    • Lesson 6 - Task3 Solution
  • Module 7 - Data types
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Solving a task in TIA Portal
  • Module 8 - Conversion
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Solving a task in TIA Portal
  • Module 9 - Arithmetic operations
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Task 1 - Content
    • Lesson 3 - Task1 solution - blocks
    • Lesson 4 - Task1 solution - CALCULATE
  • Module 10 - Comparison operations
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Task 1 - Content
    • Lesson 3 - Solving a task in TIA Portal
  • Module 11 - Counters
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Example
    • Lesson 3 - Task 1 - Content
    • Lesson 4 - Task1 solution
  • Module 12 - Timing
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Solving a task in TIA Portal (1/2)
    • Lesson 3 - Solving a task in TIA Portal (2/2)
    • Lesson 4 - Task 2 - Content
    • Lesson 5 - Task2 solution
    • Lesson 6 - Task 3 - Content
    • Lesson 7 - Task 3 Solution
    • Lesson 8 - Task 4 - Content
    • Lesson 9 - Task4 solution
  • Module 13 - Data blocks
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Task - content
    • Lesson 3 - Solving a task in TIA Portal
  • Module 14 - FC functions
    • Lesson 1 - Introduction (THEORY)
    • Lesson 2 - Task - content
    • Lesson 3 - Task1 solution
    • Lesson 4 - Task2 solution
    • Lesson 1 - Differences between LAD and FBD languages
Part 3 - Additional tasks
  • Module 1 - Fundamentals
    • Lesson 1 - AND gate
    • Lesson 2 - OR gate
    • Lesson 3 - NOT gate
    • Lesson 4 - NAND gate
    • Lesson 5 - XOR gate
    • Lesson 6 - AND - OR gate (connection)
  • Module 2 - Projects
    • Lesson 1 - Controlling room lighting
    • Lesson 2 - Stair lighting
    • Lesson 3 - Controlling the lamp in front of the garage
    • Lesson 4 - Shop window
28h Knowledge hours
20 Course modules
39 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.

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?

Investing in completing our paid SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language is sure to yield fruitful results. Gaining the ability to program PLCs will open up many career opportunities for you. Choose the specialisation that best suits your interests and you will open up an exciting career path.

Process automation officer After completing our paid SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language, you will be fully ready to design and implement industrial automation algorithms. All this without unnecessary theory and complex mathematics. The acquired practical knowledge of PLC programming from scratch will enable you to work effectively in the field of automation.
PLC programmer You will be the one to step into the shoes of an expert for whom the relationships between the various modules and CPUs in the control cabinet will have no secrets. After completing this SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language, you will not only be able to understand these devices, but also to configure them according to your needs.
Sales Engineer With the knowledge you gain, you will not only be able to find and advise on the best solutions to suit your customers' needs, but also to configure the technical parameters of PLCs yourself. You will receive practical skills that will enable you to create personalised solutions for a variety of applications.
Product manager In this course, you will not only learn about the relationships between specific product groups and master the basics of programming, but you will also effortlessly translate this knowledge into successfully fulfilling more orders and achieving increasingly better sales results. This practical skill will enable you to effectively use the potential of PLCs to optimise your processes and increase the efficiency of your business.

In the SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC programming course in FBD language, we don't rely on dry theory. We offer you a unique opportunity to gain practical skills that really matter to employers. Our training is structured in such a way that a person with no previous programming experience can receive ready-made, practical solutions. With this course, you will lay a solid foundation for finding your way in the competitive job market.

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.

Buy as a set and save

Select at least 2 courses from the list and the first free book item (three selections in total) and an automatic discount of 25% will be calculated in your basket.

If you want to find out more about a particular course, click on its name and the page will take you to its offerings.

Companies that have benefited from our courses

Feedback from students


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.

You may also be interested in:

TIA Portal


TIA Portal

18,09 22,67 

TIA Portal


TIA Portal

109,69 114,27 

Select currency
Scroll to Top

Ask a question about the course

Simply SIMATIC S7-1200

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.

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.

Search on