Siemens S7-300/400 Introduction (Version 5)

Siemens S7-300/400 Introduction (Version 5)

(Modules 1-4)       $2285.00 - $2485.00
Duration: 4 days  *This class is scheduled in the 2nd week of the month.
Audience: Anyone needing to maintain or program an S7-300/400 project using Step 7 Classic
Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills

Course Outline

Module 1

This module provides an introduction to the training station used during the class with an overview of the Siemens S7-300/400 product. The Siemens PLCSIM software is reviewed and the students will set the PG interface. Students will create an S7-300 project and learn hardware configuration. Next, module status and memory layout and the creation of symbols is covered. To conclude the module, the PLC Simulation software is explored and a key troubleshooting tool - the VAT table.


  1. Introduction to the Demo
  2. System Overview
  3. Step 7 Software
  4. Setting the PG I/F
  5. Configuring Hardware
  6. Module Status
  7. Memory Layout
  8. Symbols
  9. PLC Simulator
  10. VAT Table

Module 2

This module begins with the bit logic or relay type instructions followed by a brief review of numbering systems. Data blocks are introduced and then applied during subsequent lessons. S5-type Timers and counters are reviewed and then the clock byte is introduced.


  1. Bit Logic Instructions
  2. Numbering Systems
  3. Data Blocks
  4. Load and Transfer Instructions
  5. Timers
  6. Counters
  7. Clock Byte

Module 3

This module begins with the operation of the most commonly used OB blocks. Next data handling is introduced; you will use math and compare operations to perform a small calculation. Analog IO is reviewed. Finally FC and FB blocks are covered and you will create reusable logic based on the data handling exercise.


  1. OB Blocks
  2. Data Manipulation
  3. Analog I/O
  4. Functions
  5. Function Blocks
  6. Monitor With Path

Module 4

This module begins with PROFIBUS IO whereby configuring and fault handling is reviewed. Depending on the hardware in the class, PROFINET will also be introduced. The module will be completed by an examination of key troubleshooting tools, searching and reference data, comparing blocks and forcing.


  2. Configuring and Adding PN Devices
  3. Searching and Reference Data
  4. Compare Blocks
  5. Forcing
  6. Troubleshooting
  7. Common Tasks

Choose your Location on Map

*This class is scheduled monthly in the 2nd week.

Automation Training