S-700: Siemens S7-300 Programmable Controllers with STEP 7 Software/Level One

Course Description

This 32 hour, 4 day training program provides students with hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and maintenance of the Siemens S7-300 Programmable Controller. Hardware and software troubleshooting techniques are heavily emphasized throughout the course. Troubleshooting techniques include interpretation of status indicators, diagnostic messages and use of the programming terminal to quickly isolate faults and take proper corrective actions. The instructor will use examples of actual troubleshooting experiences to enhance the learning process.

Topical Outline

  • Introduction to Programmable Controllers
  • Hardware Description
  • I/O Configurations
  • Installation
  • Programming Terminal Operation
  • Instruction Familiarization: Ladder Diagram, Timer and Counter, Data Manipulation & Program Control
  • Use Software Utilities to aid in the troubleshooting Process: Trend Charts, Search, Cross Reference & Force
  • Program Editing
  • Peripheral Operations: Program Loading & Program Printing
  • Troubleshooting: Hardware & Software
  • Application Projects Using Industrial Hardware
  • Communications Overview/Hands-on Demonstration


Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
  • Identify hardware components of a S7-300 Programmable Controller System
  • Configure and install a S7-300 Programmable Controller System
  • Use a programming terminal for entering, editing and troubleshooting programs
  • Isolate processor and I/O faults to the module level
  • Troubleshoot simple programs using ladder instruction of the S7-300 Programmable Controlle
  • Properly use peripheral devices to store, copy & print programs
  • Properly connect and establish communications over an MPI/RS485 cable

Program Software

Training utilizes Siemens Software SIMATIC Manager STEP 7 ver. 5.5 and Microsoft Windows OS.


Intellect Controls Group, Inc training program I-100 or a working knowledge of electromechanical control devices, relay ladder logic and Windows Operating System.



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