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...

Creating your first Siemens S7-1200 Program (Video, TAS 19)

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, I walk new users through how to create their first Siemens S7-1200 Ladder Logic Program: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366825230 w=750 h=420] The Automation Show,...

How To Set The IP Address Of A New Siemens S7-1200 PLC (Video, TAS...

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In this week's episode of The Automation Show, we take a look at how you set the IP Address of a new Siemens S7-1200: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. [vimeo 366837103 w=750 h=420] The Automation...

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...

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...

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...

The Siemens S7-1200

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The Simatic S7-1200 is Siemens's programmable controller aimed at stand-alone and basic automation applications, and is often referred to as their Basic or Compact controller. From my perspective as a long time Rockwell user, the S7-1200 seems to be most similar...

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...

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...

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...