Course Overview

SCADA has traditionally meant a window into the process of a plant and / or a method of gathering of data from devices in the field. Today, the focus is on integrating this process data into the actual business, and using it in real time. In addition to this, today’s emphasis is on using Open Standards, such as communication protocols (ex. IEC 60870, DNP3 and TCP/IP) and ‘off-the-shelf’ hardware and software, as well as focusing on keeping the costs down. PLCs continue to gain in popularity. In fact, many SCADA applications use PLCs as the RTU of choice, when communicating with field devices. This comprehensive course covers the essentials of SCADA and PLC systems, which are often used in close association with each other.

This course is designed to benefit you with practical up-to-date information on the application of PLC systems to the automation and process control industries. It is suitable for people who have little or no exposure to PLCs, but expect to become involved in some or all aspects of PLC installation. It aims to give practical advice from experts in the field, to assist you to correctly plan, program and install a PLC with a shorter learning curve and more confidence. While the workshop is ideal for electricians, technicians and engineers who are new to PLCs, much of the material covered will be of value to those who already have some basic skills, but need a wider perspective for larger and more challenging tasks ahead.

The accompanying manual includes contributions from a number of experts and will become a valuable reference document in your work. The information covered advances from the basics to challenge even the most experienced engineer in the in-dustry today.

Through the course the participant will hand on with the practical application examples based on the most famous PLC’s brand names like Siemens PLC & Schneider PLC hardware and software programming and the participant will be learned how to linking the PLC’s with the SCADA system software and hardware.

The following hardware and software will be used during the course practical sessions: 

Siemens S7-300 PLC hardware,

Siemens Simatic Manager Programming Software,

Siemens WinCCFlexible SCADA software,

Schneider Twiedo PLC hardware,

Schneider Twidosuite PLC programming Software,

Schneider Videodesigner SCADA software.


Course Objectives

On successful completion of this workshop delegates will be able to:

Ìø‰Û_åá Fundamentals of SCADA systems

Ìø‰Û_åá Essentials of SCADA software configuration

Ìø‰Û_åá Tricks and tips in installation of SCADA systems

Ìø‰Û_åá Essentials of telecommunications links

Ìø‰Û_åá Use of Industrial Ethernet in SCADA systems

Ìø‰Û_åá OPC and SCADA systems

Ìø‰Û_åá SCADA network security issues

Ìø‰Û_åá How to troubleshoot SCADA systems

Ìø‰Û_åá Specifying PLC hardware and installation criteria

Ìø‰Û_åá Describe PLC software structure

Who Should Attend

This seminar will benefit those who will be programming, installing equipment, maintaining equipment, purchasing or implementing cost reduction and automation programs, or maintaining and troubleshooting PLC based equipment.

Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Plant Operations Managers, Maintenance Personnel or other personnel involved in planning, design, and setup of manufacturing facilities and personnel who encounter control systems in their course of daily functions should also attend.