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Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre

Introduction to Profibus, Ethernet, Profinet (SCT-S7NETS)

Introduction to SIMATIC NET

Date: 24-26 Jul; 18-20 Sep

Course Fee:  R7, 401 excl VAT ; R8, 437.14 incl VAT

Duration: 3 Days

Prerequisites:  S7-PRO 1 or S7-SERV 2

Aims and Objectives:

  • Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
  • Describe the various Industrial networking options and terminology in the S7 environment.
  • Install and configure simple networks including: AS-i, MPI, Profibus and Ethernet
  • Perform Master-to-Master communications between 2 or more S7 PLC’s
  • Configure and troubleshoot SEND/ RECEIVE connections
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance on the covered networks

Course content:

This course provides an introduction to Multi-Point Interface (MPI), PROFIBUS, Ethernet and Actuator-Sensor Interface (AS-i) networks within an S7 PLC automation system. Students will build skills with the basics of network installations, configuration and troubleshooting. This course covers hardware and software requirements as well as important specifications and installation rules for the different networks that are discussed. Specific network protocols are discussed and lab exercises are used to learn configuration and parameterization requirements with SIMATIC Net.  The course combines theoretical concepts with hands-on exercises to give the learner a well-rounded learning experience.