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Industrial Automation





Course Objective and Description:



The objective of these Industrial training courses is to take the student from a beginner to Medium level PLC programmer, designer, and troubleshooter and establishing communication between HMI & SCADA environments. Students will learn PLC programming languages, HMI & SCADA Tagging and its properties as they progress at their own pace through exercises of increasing complexity. They will gain a working knowledge of digital and analog inputs and outputs, timers, counters, high speed instruction and advanced programming tools. Upon completion of the course the student is expected to be able design, specify, and install medium level PLC HMI systems and better understanding of SCADA and DCS systems, and to troubleshoot and diagnose problems


Course Outline


1 Introduction to PLC

• What is PLCs and how do they work?

• History of PLC

• PLC Layout diagram

• Merits & de-merits of PLC

• Different Brands & their software

• Types of PLC

• Languages of PLC


2. Industrial Control Devices

• SLD/Electrical Wiring Symbols

• Manually operated switches

• Mechanically operated switches

• Electromagnetic switches

• Solenoids

• Sensor & Transducers

• Analog I/O


3. Relay Logic Circuit designing

• Self holding/ Latching circuits

• 3 Phase Star Delta connections

• Reverse Forward 3 Phase circuits


4. PLC Hardware & Interfacing Technique

• Internal Architecture

• Major units of PLC

• Sinking/Sourcing

• General I/O wiring


5. PLC operation

• Operation sequence, PLC status, Memory types

• Communication Setup


6. SIMATIC S7 System Family Overview

• Series of S7-200 family PLC

• S7-200 components

• Basic Requirement

• Capabilities of S7-200 CPUs

• S7-200 memory ranges & features

• I/Os addressing

• I/O installation

• Modes of S7-200 PLC

• Programming and communication devices

• Networking possibilities


7. Programming Software

• Hardware and software requirements

• Installation procedure

• Using the Help and Tutorial files

• Using the Menus and Toolbars

• Understanding the STEP 7 file structure


8. Principles of Programming

• Linear program structure

• Program designing, tools selection & error checking with Step-7 Micro Win software.

• Communication setup, online monitoring ,checking ,uploading downloading techniques


9. Basic Instruction Set of PLC

• Bits Logic

• Set /Reset

• Positive & Negative Transition

• Timers

• Counter

• Using the instruction set to solve an application program.


10. Advanced Instruction Set of PLC

• Logical Functions

• Compare

• Move Functions

• Mathematical Functions

• Increment & Decrement

• Program Control

• Shift Registers

• Analog inputs and outputs

• Interrupts

• High speed pulse outputs (PWM, and PTO)

• High speed counters


11. Special Features

• Real Time clock

• Analog Adjustments

• Memory Cartridge usage

• PPI Communications


12. Program Documentation and Storage

• Documentation

• Printing programs & documentation

13. Debug and Test Tools

• Using S7 Status Chart monitoring feature

• Monitoring and modifying variables

• Error codes

• Force functions




1.Introduction to HMI

• Introduction and History of HMI

• Merits & de-merits of HMI

• Different Brands & their software

• Types of HMI

• Introduction to HMI editor software


2.Creationg Project

• What is a project

• Creating a project (tool bar)

• Transfer

• simulation

• Hardware settings

• System parameters



• What is Screens or Windows?

• Window/Screen Types

• Create a Window/Screen

• Window/Screen settings



• What is Alarms?

• Types

• Create alarms

• Alarm Settings




• What is event?

• Create an event

• Event settings



• What is Trend?

• Create a Trend Screen



• Timers

• Alarm Event Display

• 24 Hours Trend Display

• Event Display with history


Equipment in Use


• Programming Cable

• Simulator

• Programming software





1.   Background & History of SCADA Systems

a)    What are SCADA Systems?

b)    DCS (Distributed Control Systems)

c)    PLCs Developmental Background

d)    How SCADA Evolved?

e)    What PAC (Programmable Automation Control) concept is?

f)     Generations of SCADA Systems

2.   Intro to “Open Control”

a)    “Open Control” comparative analysis.

b)    “Open Control” Architecture.

3.   Orientation to Graphical designing for industrial plants.

4.   Orientation to Trending, Graphs and Alarms.

5.   Knowledge about Open Control designing module “Open Graph”.

6.   Knowledge about Open Control trending module “Open Trend”.

7.   Nuisance alarm filtering using “Open Alarm” and its configuration.

8.   How to write Script and its configuration using “Script Engine” and Data   logger.

9.   Configuration for multiple protocols and equipment types.

10.  Expansion capabilities for Open Control.



Training Outcome


Upon completion of this course, students will main components of programmable controller systems and describe their functions


1. PLC interfacing techniques

2. Describe the flow of information through a programmable controller system

3. Navigate through the PLC software

4. Transfer, monitor, and run simulated, live projects

5. Interpret ladder logic programs

6. Understanding of programming tools and its application

7. Isolate and safely correct PLC system problems

8. Interpret ladder logic for the purpose of troubleshooting

9. Make changes to hardware and programs as specified by others


Who should attend this course?

·         Students of all engineering disciplines,

·         System Integrators, Instrumentation Engineers,

·         Industrial Automation Engineers,

·         Plant Managers,

·         Process Control & Automation Consultants


Starting From


Last Date of Registration



1700 - 2100




Per Participant

Duration  =          30 Hours

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