Siemens is one of the leading PLC manufacturers in the world and certainly the leader in Europe. TIA Portal is their software that supports PLC Programming for the S7-1200, S7-1500, S7-300, and S7-400 platforms. In this learning path, you're going to learn how to program a project in Siemens TIA Portal v16 and v17 from scratch.
Siemens is a world class manufacturer of various industrial hardware and software. The company has a market foothold in Europe and is growing in popularity in North America. Our goal is to introduce our readers and viewers to various PLC and HMI platforms and give them an option to decide what’s the best solution for their manufacturing operations.In this article, we’re kicking off a series of tutorials on how to build a project in TIA Portal. We’ll be covering how to build your first project, how to configure PLC and HMI tags, how to establish communications to actual hardware and a simulator, how to write simple programs and download them onto the PLC.
As we dive deeper into Siemens TIA Portal PLC & HMI programming, it’s essential to get our first “Hello World” program up and running on the virtual simulator for the PLC and HMI. As a recap, in the previous tutorial, we’ve built a TIA Portal project, added the hardware, and established communication to a live PLC.This tutorial aims to explore “Program blocks” within TIA Portal, create a ladder logic program tied to two virtual inputs/outputs, and simulate the program on a PLC and HMI through TIA Portal.
Learn how to wire two inputs and one output into an S7-1200 Siemens PLC and how to actuate them from within TIA Portal.
Learn how to use function blocks, timers, and data blocks to create the basic functionality of a mixing process that would allow us to replicate the tank as needed in Siemens TIA Portal.
Learn how add an analog sensor to your Siemens controller, the software, and programming a scaling function to convert the input into an easy-to-recognize distance measure in Tia Portal.