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 to suggest additional links be added to the list, please use the links at end of the article to share them!

To start we have links to the S7-1200 product webpage, PDF brochure, and TIA programming software webpage:

Next we have a video that provides a quick look at the physical hardware:

With introductions out of the way, next we have detailed S7-1200 information both online and in a downloadable PDF:

For even more technical details, the next two links provide a complete list of S7-1200 user manuals, as well as a list of all the available application samples:

Finally, when it comes time to actually begin programming the S7-1200, these videos covering creating your first PLC program, HMI project, and adding distributed I/O, were the ones that I found to be the most helpful:

If you know of other great links or videos to help users get started with the S7-1200,please let me know by either contacting me HERE, or by using the “post a comment” link below.


Shawn Tierney
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Shawn began sharing automation news and know-how online in 1996 when he launched his first BBS. Then in 1999 he moved to the internet launching ShawnMichael.com, which he later renamed ShawnMTierney.com. In 2013 he moved his automation efforts to a new website, TheAutomationBlog.com, which has since become the most popular independent industrial automation blog on the web.

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