Siemens S7-400 (3-day Course)

3 Day Siemens S7-400 (Classic) STEP 7 Maintenance & Fault Finding Training

Siemens S7-400 training

Intended Audience:

Technicians & Engineers who are responsible for installing, maintaining & fault-finding industrial automation plant systems which uses SIMATIC Manager STEP 7 (Version 5.5) for Siemens S7-400 (Classic) PLCs.

Course Outline:

This course introduces the S7 product family. A system overview of the SIMATIC S7-400 (Classic) PLCs, which includes hardware & software components, plus system configuration issues. The course concentrates on the STEP 7 hardware, program structures, & instruction set basics, & troubleshooting, STEP 7 software diagnostic tools & programming instructions are introduced in the course to guide the delegate through the management of a realistic application.

Software Used:

  • Programming:SIMATIC Manager STEP 7 (Version 5.5)
  • PLC Hardware:  Siemens S7-300 PLC or Siemens S7-400

 Brief Description: 

  • Identify the components & performance characteristics of the SIMATIC S7-300 & S7-400 (Classic) PLCs
  • Install a PLC system, including the communication cabling & wiring of I/O
  • Operate the Siemens STEP 7 software to make it perform certain tasks.
  • Perform system diagnostics when a problem occurs.
  • Debug hardware problems.
  • Document, test, & troubleshoot an application program.
  • Replace Siemens S7 PLC hardware & modules when a fault occurs.
  • Understand basic instruction set & be able to make minor modifications to software.
  • Backup & restore a PLC program when required.
  • Utilise binary operations, timers, counters, comparators, & arithmetic operations for modifications

 Course Objectives: 

The course consists of instructor-led tuition & discussions which focuses heavily on examples from the delegates own applications, backed up by practical hands-on sessions. Demonstration exercises are included throughout & allow delegates to practice tasks such as testing, debugging & fault finding using diagnostic tools.

The three-day Maintenance Training Course is designed to teach the functionality of the Siemens S7 PLC technology, giving a solid understanding of the PLC’s capabilities & benefits. The delegate is introduced to specific terminology, series hardware & software & shown how to use PC based programming tools. On completing this course, delegates will be able to configure a Siemens S7 PLC & have the capability to diagnose problems & fault find.