As part of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal, the engineering software STEP 7 Basic offers a newly developed user interface, which is matched to intuitive operation. The functionality comprises all interests concerning automation: From configuring the controllers via programming in the IEC languages LAD (ladder diagram), FBD (function block diagram) and SCL (structured control language) up to program testing.
The book presents all of the hardware components of the automation system S7–1200, as well as its configuration and parameterization. A profound introduction into STEP 7 Basic V11 illustrates the basics of programming and trouble shooting. Beginners learn the basics of automation with SIMATIC S7–1200 and advanced users of S7–200 and S7–300 receive the knowledge required to work with the new PLC.
Users of STEP 7 Professional V12 will easily get along with the descriptions based on the V11. With start of V12, the screens of the technology functions might differ slightly from the V11.
Hardware components S7–1200
Device configuration and network planning
Operating conditions and running the user program
Programming in LAD, FBD and SCL
Variables and data type
Description of all program functions
Online operation, program test and diagnosis
Communication via PROFINET, PROFIBUS, AS–interface and point–to–point connections
Visualization with HMI basic panels