This course is presented in collaboration with NGTS Training Centre and the qualification is assessed against National Unit Standards, listed under the auspices of MERSETA, with QCTO.
This course expands the concepts learned in the Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers course. It discusses detailed programming principles and techniques of Programmable Logic Controllers (Programming 1) and explains the concepts of Control Systems Technology (CST).
This course has a theoretical and practical component (control panel simulation using the Siemens PLC S7-300 CPU). This means that the learner will receive a lecture conducted by an expert facilitator after which the learning experience is enhanced by a practical session where the learner has the opportunity to practice installing, wiring and programming the S7 300 PLC that was covered during the theoretical lecture.
A facilitator is always at hand to continuously address any questions and to assist the learner where necessary.
The following Sections are covered by the course:
THE SIMATIC MANAGER
- Hardware Configuration
- Software Installation
- Basic Settings
- Intermediate Programming exercise
Topics covered for THE SIMATIC MANAGER
- Assembly and installation of the Hardware(S7-300 CPU)
- Details of the S7-300 CPU
- Installing STEP 7 300 CPU
- Starting STEP 7 300 CPU
- Using the help system
- Connecting communication cable (MPI)
- Configuring the S7-300 Communication
- Performing the function test
Intermediate Programming exercise
- Digital operation
- Binary operation
- Functions and Function Blocks
The learner will be provided with:
- A well designed learner guide
- Equipment and material, at our training centre, required to perform all the tasks during the course (Panels and Programming devices such as Laptops and Desk tops).
- Assessments will be performed throughout the course.
- After completion of the course the learner will receive a certificate of competency.
There are two options available to the learner. The course can either be done as a full-time course or a part-time course. The times below are applicable.
5 days, Monday to Friday (9:00 – 15:00)
2 Weekends, Saturday and Sunday (9:00 – 15:00)
Course entry requirements:
The Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers course is an entry requirement for this course.