Controllers, Software, Programming, Data Communication, Operator Control and
5. edition 2012, 284 pages, 140 illustrations, hardcover
Totally Integrated Automation is the concept by means of which SIMATIC controls
machines, manufacturing systems and technical processes. Taking the example of the
SIMATIC S7 programmable controller, this book provides a comprehensive introduction
to the architecture and operation of a state-of-the-art automation system. It also
gives an insight into configuration and parameter setting for the controller and
the distributed I/O. Communication via network connections is explained, along with
a description of the available scope for operator control and monitoring of a plant.
The new engineering framework TIA Portal combines all the automation software tools
in a single development environment. Inside the TIA Portal, SIMATIC STEP 7 Professional
V11 is the comprehensive engineering package for SIMATIC controllers. As the central
engineering tool, STEP 7 manages all the necessary tasks, supports programming in
the IEC languages LAD, FBD, STL, S7-SCL and S7-GRAPH, and also contains S7-PLCSIM
for offline tests.
As well as updating the previously-depicted components, this edition also presents
new SIMATIC S7-1200 hardware components for PROFIBUS and PROFINET. In addition to
the STEP 7 V5.5 engineering software, now STEP 7 Professional V11 is also described,
complete with its applications inside TIA Portal.
The book is ideally suited
to all those, who, despite little previous knowledge, wish to familiarize themselves
with the topic of programmable logic controllers and the architecture and operation
of automation systems.