Learn S7-1200. Some Things You Need To Start A Project


S7-1200 is a perfect solution for replacing S7-200. This post shows you some things to learn about S7-1200.

Before Learn S7-1200 – Some Information

Siemens Simatic S7-1200 controller provides the flexibility and power to control a wide variety of applications. The compact design, flexible configuration, and powerful instruction set combine to make the S7-1200 a perfect solution for replacing for S7-200. If you want to start learning a Siemens PLC, we recommend starting with S7-1200 for your applications.

A CPU S7 1200 includes:

  • Power connector (AC or DC)
  • Input/ Output/ Analog Input
  • Memory card slot
  • Profinet connector

learn-s7-1200-plcEach CPU has the Hight-Speed Counter (HSC) up to 100kHz (onboard) or 200kHz (Signal board) and Pluses Output up to 1MHz (PTO & PWM). Detail each CPU you can read in the manual or see on the TIA Portal programming software.

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Programming Software To Learn Simatic S7 1200

Total Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) is programming software for PLC (S7-1200, S7-1500, S7-300, S7-400), Human Machine Interface (HMI), and configure SINAMICS Startdrive. TIA Portal provides a user-friendly environment to develop controller logic, configure HMI visualization, and set up network communication. The latest version is V17, we will use V15.1 update 5 for all projects on this tutorial. You need a Windows (7/10/Server) with 64bits to installing V15.1 (or V16). With S7-PLCSIM you can create a virtual controller for simulating S7 controllers and makes simulation of functions. In this tutorial, we will bring to you:

  •  Learn S7-1200 Basic: Upload/Download the program, Upgrade the firmware for CPU…
  • Using Hight Speed Counter (HSC), PTO, PWM
  • Analog control: Input/Output
  • Communication S7-1200 and HMIs

The Equipment Using On The Tutorial

  • S7-1200 CPU 1214C DC/DC/DC V4.x Firmware
  • Signal Board Analog Output Module SB1232 AQ 1x12Bit
  • Encoder for High-Speed Counter (HSC) function
  • Simatic Memory Card
  • Accessories (LAN Cable, 24VDC Power…)
A control panel used S7-1200 PLC

Programming and Simulation Software To Learn S7-1200

If you can not watch the video above, you can watch it on my Youtube channel – Link or my video area.

If you can not watch the video on Youtube, please watch it: Here

  • Download S7-1200 PLC Programming Software- TIA Portal (v15.1, v16.0, v17.0), PLCSIM, PLCSIM Advanced: Link
  • V4.3 of S7-1200 PLC System Manual.
  • S7-1200 PLC System Manual V4.4: Link
  • V4.5 of S7-1200 PLC System Manual

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-365EVN; Refer: Siemens.com

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