S7-1200

Community Q & A: S7-1200 to Third Party Device over Profinet

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In this edition of "Community Q & A," one of our readers sent in a question about how to go about using a third party product on Profinet with an S7-1200. Note: To see a...

What's New In TIA Portal v17 (P71)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, I sit down with John DeTellem and Luis Narvaez with Siemens to learn what's new in TIA Portal v17. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located...

Example Application: Reading ControlLogix Tags into a Siemens S7-1200

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In my last article, I went through the necessary steps to read and write data to and from tags in a ControlLogix via a program in a Siemens S7 PLC. In today's article I'll go...

How To Read and Write to ControlLogix Tags from a Siemens S7 PLC

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I would think that it would be extremely nice to have an entire manufacturing environment using the exact same control system with the same hardware and software throughout, but I can imagine that there...

New User Project: Flashing Lights with a PLC

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I was nineteen years old the first time I ever used a computer and learned the possibilities of what would be my career ahead, but young people today have an advantage. They have used phones,...

Using Function Blocks in the S7-1200

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When we develop programs in any application, it's important for the project to be as efficient, as consistent, and as accurate as possible. Something that Siemens has incorporated into their PLC’s to help with efficiently...

Technology Object – PID_Compact

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So far in this series I've created a functioning PLC program in my S7-1200, and an HMI project in my Basic Panel to manipulate and operate the program. Now I'm looking to enhance my application...

S7-1200 First Program – Home Sprinkler System

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In my previous articles I've covered installing and licensing the TIA Portal software, setting up and configuring the CPU and I/O modules, as well as compiling and downloading a program, and then going online...

S7-1200 Going Online, Run Mode, LED & CPU Status

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In the last article I ended after compiling and downloading to the S7 1200. In this article, I am going online with the CPU, changing the Mode to “RUN” and exploring the status information and...

TIA Portal First Steps: Add CPU, Configure, and Download

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In my last few articles I've covered unboxing my new Siemens Starter Kit, assembling the hardware, connecting power, installing and licensing the TIA Portal software, and creating my first project. In this article, I will...

Licensing and Opening TIA Portal for the First Time

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In my first article on the Siemens Starter Kit, which includes the S7-1200 FailSafe CPU, I covered unboxing and contents, powering up the unit and loading the Simatic software. The next step seems to be...

Siemens S7-1200FC Failsafe Starter-Kit

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Since the beginning of my career back in 2000, I have worked with quite a few different automation vendors and products. The first PLC I ever touched was an old Allen Bradley SLC 100, and...

IFM Encoder to S7-1200 HSC (S50A)

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Learn how to connect and use an Encoder with an S7-1200 High Speed Counter Input in TIA Portal in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...

Using Siemens S7-1200 Signal Modules (S48)

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Learn how to add and use Siemens S7-1200 Signal Modules in this episode of The Automation Show. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video.  The Automation Show, Episode 48 Show Notes: A...

What's New With Siemens PLCs and HMIs (S43)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I share my top picks from the Siemens Manufacturing In America 2020 virtual event's PLC and HMI presentations: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below...

What's New with Siemens PLCs, MIA 2020

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I recently had a chance to sit down and check out some of the Siemens presentations from their Manufacturing In America 2020 virtual event. In today's article I'll highlight the slides that caught my attention...

String Selection from Binary Input

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Do you have a machine that you need to get data from? And do you need to send that data to another device but the machine lacks networking capabilities? In this article I'll show how...

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...

Siemens S7-1200 Overview (P50)

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In this episode of The Automation Podcast, Luis Narvaez from Siemens provides us with an overview of the S7-1200 line of PLCs: For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the...

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...