First Time Using A Siemens Basic Panel (Video, TAS 23)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I connect a Siemens KTP-700 Basic Panel to a S7-1200 for the first time: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366830832 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode...

Siemens vs. Allen-Bradley PLCs: One Engineer's Perspective

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Are you an experienced controls engineer working in manufacturing or integration with an in depth knowledge of Allen-Bradley and have recently been introduced to Siemens? For eleven years I've predominately with Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers, which is not very surprising as...

Creating your first Siemens S7-1500 Program (Video, TAS 20)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, John DeTellem of Siemens walks us through how to create a new program for a Siemens S7-1500: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366826557 w=750 h=420] The...

Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit (Video, TAS 11)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show we open a brand new Siemens PLC and HMI Starter Kit: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 368562755 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show, Episode 11 Show Notes: Siemens...

Siemens S7-1500: First Time Wiring and Programming (S45)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I wire and program my first Siemens S7-1500 PLC. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 45 Show Notes: A huge thank you to Siemens for...

Siemens S7-1200: Most Helpful Links and Videos

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Over the last few weeks I've received many helpful messages recommending webpages and videos to help me get started using the S7-1200, and in today's article I'll share those I found to be the most helpful. Note: If you'd like...

How To Activate TIA Portal Step 7 Using A USB License

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If your copy of TIA Portal Step 7 came with USB Memory Stick Floating License, you'll need to move that license to your hard drive before you'll be able to use Step 7. If you don't, even with the USB...

Automation Talk: Thoughts, Impressions, and Goings-on for March 6, 2019

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I'm very fortunate to be able to catch up with so many connections, blog readers, and forum posters each week. Often our discussions go in some interesting directions, many of which I think our readers here would also enjoy hearing...

How to install .Net 3.5 required for TIA Portal Step 7

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If you're trying to install TIA Portal Step 7 and you're seeing a ".Net 3.5 SP1" required error, today I'll walk you through how to install .Net 3.5, as well as what to do if the .Net installation hangs. Step...

Exchange Data Between Simatic S7 PLCs on Different Subnets

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Easy data exchange between two Siemens Simatic S7 PLCs on different Ethernet subnets using a PN/PN Coupler Suppose you have two Simatic S7 PLCs, like a S7-1200 and S7-300, on different Ethernet subnets and you need to exchange some data...