PLCs: Siemens

The "brains" behind many automated processes, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are incredibly sophisticated and widely used in industry today. Manufacturers use PLCs when they need flexible yet precise electrical control over any range of processes that coordinate inputs and outputs. For example, PLCs are used in traffic signals, pharmaceutical manufacturing, theme park attractions, and automotive assembly, just to name a few. The Siemens SIMATIC family of control products includes a variety of PLC models designed to handle the full range of applications. These classes address a very powerful family of PLC, Siemens SIMATIC PLCs. Topics covered include the types of operations common to PLCs, the basic hardware components, installation guidelines, and the data and codes common to Siemens PLCs. Students also learn about how Siemens PLCs communicate with other devices, the input/output modules, HMI devices, and modular PLCs, among other more advanced topics.


Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
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Classes 1 to 10 of 17
Basics of Siemens PLCs 200

This class introduces the parts and operations of Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and describes the functions and different programming languages you will find on these PLCs.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Siemens PLC Hardware 210

This class describes the basic hardware components of Siemens PLCs. It also covers the methods of communication between hardware components and discusses basic guidelines for PLC installation.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Numbers, Codes, and Data Types for Siemens PLCs 220

This class reviews the basic types of numbers, codes, and data used by Siemens PLCs. Binary, octal, decimal, and hexadecimal numbers are covered, as well as different types of integers and scientific notation.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Siemens PLC Communication 230

This class provides a comprehensive look at the techniques and devices used by Siemens PLCs to communicate with other devices.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs 240

This class covers the variety of PLC input/output modules and devices. In addition, the class discusses PLC device addressing and configuration, as well as PLC tag usage.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Siemens Human Machine Interfaces 250

This class provides an overview of the different types of HMI devices and systems used by Siemens PLCs.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs 260

This class provides a brief description of the different varieties of SIMATIC PLCs and a more in-depth overview of Modular PLCs in particular.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Siemens PLC Programming Concepts 270

This class discusses the basic concepts of programming Siemens PLCs. Linear and modular programming are both discussed, as well as different types of Siemens PLC engineering software and PLC program memory usage.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Basic Ladder Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 280

This class explains how basic ladder diagram programming is used to program PLCs. It examines the basic rules that are used to construct a ladder diagram program, including Boolean logic functions. It then illustrates these rules and how they relate ...

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
Basic Function Block Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 290

This class explains how function block diagram programming is used to program PLCs. It examines the basic rules that are used to construct an FBD program, including Boolean logic functions. It then illustrates these rules and how they relate to ...

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 PLCs: Siemens
FormatFunctional AreaDepartment IDDepartmentClass IDClass NameDescriptionDifficultyVersionLanguageRelated Classes
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430200 Basics of Siemens PLCs 200 This class introduces the parts and operations of Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and describes the functions and different programming languages you will find on these PLCs.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430210 Siemens PLC Hardware 210 This class describes the basic hardware components of Siemens PLCs. It also covers the methods of communication between hardware components and discusses basic guidelines for PLC installation.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430220 Numbers, Codes, and Data Types for Siemens PLCs 220 This class reviews the basic types of numbers, codes, and data used by Siemens PLCs. Binary, octal, decimal, and hexadecimal numbers are covered, as well as different types of integers and scientific notation.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430230 Siemens PLC Communication 230 This class provides a comprehensive look at the techniques and devices used by Siemens PLCs to communicate with other devices.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430240 Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs 240 This class covers the variety of PLC input/output modules and devices. In addition, the class discusses PLC device addressing and configuration, as well as PLC tag usage.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430250 Siemens Human Machine Interfaces 250 This class provides an overview of the different types of HMI devices and systems used by Siemens PLCs.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430260 Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs 260 This class provides a brief description of the different varieties of SIMATIC PLCs and a more in-depth overview of Modular PLCs in particular.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430270 Siemens PLC Programming Concepts 270 This class discusses the basic concepts of programming Siemens PLCs. Linear and modular programming are both discussed, as well as different types of Siemens PLC engineering software and PLC program memory usage.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430280 Basic Ladder Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 280 This class explains how basic ladder diagram programming is used to program PLCs. It examines the basic rules that are used to construct a ladder diagram program, including Boolean logic functions. It then illustrates these rules and how they relate to hard-wired circuitry by showing the various methods used to create a start-stop control application.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430290 Basic Function Block Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 290 This class explains how function block diagram programming is used to program PLCs. It examines the basic rules that are used to construct an FBD program, including Boolean logic functions. It then illustrates these rules and how they relate to hard-wired circuitry by showing the various methods used to create a forward-reverse control application.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430300 Ladder Diagram Timers and Counters for Siemens PLCs 300 This class explains how ladder diagram programming is used to program timers and counters. It examines the basic rules for each type of timer and counter used in LAD programming for S7-1200 PLCs.Advanced1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430310 Function Block Diagram Timers and Counters for Siemens PLCs 310 This class explains how function block diagram programming is used to program timers and counters. It examines the basic rules for each type of timer and counter used in FBD programming for S7-1200 PLCs.Advanced1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430320 Additional Ladder Diagram Instructions for Siemens PLCs 320 This class describes the bit logic instructions used in a ladder diagram program. Then, it more thoroughly explains compare, math, move, convert, jump, label, word logic, shift, and rotate instructions.Advanced1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430330 Additional Function Block Diagram Instructions for Siemens PLCs 330 This class describes the bit logic instructions used in a function block diagram program. Then, it more thoroughly explains compare, math, move, convert, jump, label, word logic, shift, and rotate instructions.Advanced1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430340 Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs 340 This class describes SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs and the various S7-1200 PLC modules that make up the PLC. This class also provides an overview of the STEP 7 Basic (TIA Portal) software used to configure and program the PLC as well as the various S7-1200 integrated technologies.Advanced1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430350 Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs 350 This class describes SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs and the various S7-1500 modules. This class also summarizes the capabilities of the STEP 7 Professional (TIA Portal) software used to configure and program S7-1500 PLCs.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMaintenance430PLCs: Siemens430360 Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360 This class describes Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation, which incorporates safety technology into standard automation, significantly reducing engineering costs, ensuring reliable and efficient operation, and enabling greater availability.Advanced1.0English