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Automating with SIMATIC S7-1200. Configuring, Programming and Testing with STEP 7 Basic. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 4319079
  • Book
  • May 2018
  • 745 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The SIMATIC S7–1200 PLC offers a modular design concept with similar functionality as the well–known S7–300 series. Being the follow–up generation of the SIMATIC S7–200 the controllers can be used in a versatile manner for small machines and small automation systems. Simple motion control functionalities are both an integral part of the micro PLC and an integrated PROFINET interface for programming, HMI link and CPU–CPU communication.

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.
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Introduction into STEP 7 Basic V11 and into project handling

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
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Hans Berger
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