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SIMATIC S7 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday 16th May & Thursday 17th May
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €575
    Non-Members: €650
    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details

  • CPD Credit
    14 hours   C1


The course is aimed at personnel in all areas, who are interested in any of the following, but have no knowledge of  SIMATIC S7:

  • Solving simple tasks with SIMATIC S7 controllers
  • Visiting the follow-on courses Siemens S7 Programming or Service courses
  • Using SIMATIC S7  to learn about the principle of operation and application of programmable controllers

Course Aim

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Recognise where  a PLC may be used in their workplace, and know the benefits of implementing a solution with a Siemens PLC.
  • Knowledge of the  Siemens project structure and introduction  to the different aspects of the Siemens S7 programming software ( Simatic Manager)


  • The wiring of I/O cards and the properties of CPUs.
  • IO addressing
  • PG/PC INTERFACE (how the programming device is connected)
  • MPI/Profibus ports
  • Getting started with the Programming Software ( Simatic Manager)
  • Hardware setup.
  • Code Editor,( LADDER LOGIC)
  • Step 7 instructions and structure of code
  • Inputs, Outputs Memory and Data areas.
  • Different Code Blocks and Code structures
  • Documenting the code, use of symbols and documentation
  • Step7 Timers and counters
  • Comparing values
  • Analogue vs Digital processing and the differences between them.
  • Using Monitor and Modify to check the installation of a process
  • Overview of Networking options
  • Use of specialised cards , communication processors
  • SCADA interface to PLCs. ( example of same)


  • The ability to use a PC Keyboard and Mouse to open and close programs.
  • Basic knowledge of logic (AND, OR etc).


This hands on course will be delivered by a SITRAIN (Siemens Training Worldwide) accredited trainer. 

For more information about SITRAIN and other courses including drives, WinCC, networking, process control and safety; visit the SITRAIN website



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16 May 2018

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Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.