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Siemens S7 EAL Level 3 unit (meets ELCAS Criteria) Sunday Jul 21st, 2019
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Course Title Siemens S7 EAL Level 3 unit (meets ELCAS Criteria)
Software Simatic Manager
PLC-Type Siemens S7 300 / 400 PLC
Duration 10 days
Pre-Requisites None, this is a beginners course
Maximum Delegates 12
Prices Click here for prices

Brief Description
  • To achieve unit certification, candidates must be able to:

    • Demonstrate an Understanding of the Internal Architecture of PLCs, their Applications and Knowledge of the Number Systems they use.
    • Demonstrate an Understanding of Typical Input and Output Devices used with PLCs, their Selection and how they are Interfaced to the PLC.
    • Investigate and Display an Understanding of the Basic Programming Techniques used with PLCs.
    • Produce a Correctly Developed Program for a PLC to Control a Specified Process and Document the Completed Program to a Satisfactory Standard.
    • Demonstrate an Understanding of How to Monitor PLC Operation, Force Devices and Fault Find PLC Controlled Processes.

Course Documentation

 

  • Reference Guides View PDF file
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    Course Content
    To fault find a system you need to know EXACTLY how it works
    HOW EXACTLY DOES A PLC WORK?
    • The Led on the output card means i am getting voltage out right? does it?
    • What exactly happens in between? ,theres more than just a program in the CPU
    • How exactly does it scan the program?
    • What is this Watchdog Timer? Is it that important?
    • Can I use the same output twice? That's bad programming isn't it?
    • A PLC is a logic controller, so use a logical approach to fault find it.
    • What are the 8 simple test points to check?
    • The PLC is in RUN, that means theres a program right? does it?
    • FORCING a bit and toggling a bit is pretty much the same yeah? depends on which PLC
    Then you need to Know the specifics
    HOW DO I DO THE FOLLOWING?

    (some straight forward some not so)

    • How do I check power is ON and PLC is in right mode (RUN or Program)
    • Check for a fault condition (is SF LED ON)
    • Establish a link to the PLC (accessible nodes)
    • If comms problem check PG/PC interface
    • Create a blank project and take a backup (just in case I mess up)
    • Open project for PLC and go OnLine
    • Interrogate Diagnostics Buffer
    • Identify if it is a hardware or software fault?
    • Change the battery
    • Change modules if necessary, (with spares and without spares)
    • Identify if it is a PLC or Comms fault (Profibus or MPI)
    • Check all settings against a template, Node Address etc.
    • Check Hardware Configuration
    • Clear Memory and Download program
    • Check software against latest copy (Compare function)
    • Monitor program
    • Searching for specific operands and instructions
    • Changing timer, counter values On Line
    • Making minor mods Off Line and On line
    • Check or create a VAT table to establish parameter status
    • Force a parameter if required
    • Call up reference data to assist with software diagnostics
    • Archive and Retrieve project
    • Display Documentation (Symbols, Comments)
    • Reassign an I/O address and change software addresses (Rewire Function)
    • Printing Cross Reference / Program Listings etc.

      Background information also covered

      Understanding of the following:

      • Number formats, bits, bytes, words, double words
      • Binary, HEX,octal,floating point, integer
      • Data types and parameter types, Bool etc.
      • Block types
      • Variable types (local and global)
      • How to monitor various blocks
      • Ladder, STL programs
      • Basic Instructions, contacts, Set, reset etc.
      • Timers, Counters
      • Comparators, Maths
      • How to make minor mods
      • Altering values in a VAT table
      • Back tracking through a program to establish where power flow stops
      • Overall reset procedure
      • Fault finding tips
     
    Course Equipment Per Delegate
  • Siemens S7 PLC
  • PC or Laptop
  • Simulator
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