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As the market leader in automation systems, we offer thorough expert knowledge and practical tips with each SITRAIN training course. Regardless of which products, systems or solutions you are interested in, training for automation and industrial solutions includes courses on SIMATIC S7, SIMATIC HMI, SIMATIC PCS 7, SINUMERIK, SINAMICS, SIMOTION, and more. Receive SITRAIN education in form of a standard or customer specific trainings, you can choose what is best for you.

SITRAIN™ training courses by Siemens for automation and industrial solutions

Courses 2019

SITRAIN™, training courses by Siemens for automation and industrial solutions, enable you to gain access to valuable knowledge and expertise in the areas of automation, drives and plant technology – all from a single source.

 

With SITRAIN™ you gain added security and assurance in your decision making, concerning the efficiency utilisation of plants, for example the most optimal use and integration of products. You are familiar with all the alternatives and are able to remove deficiencies existing in plants and can rule out costly plans from the outset. All this results in an enormous gain for your company: shorter time, reduced downtimes and faster error recovery. In a nutshell: it means greater earnings and lower costs.

 

In the Lower Gulf region, we offer the following training options. 

Contact

Training in the Lower Gulf region

Siemens United Arab Emirates

Building B-05 (Siemens Building)

PO Box 47015
Masdar City (opposite Presidential Flight)
Abu Dhabi
UAE
Tel: +971 2 6165100

Scheduled Courses

SITRAIN™ class instructors provide you with practical product development solutions-oriented knowledge at our training centre.

To meet with the current training demand in the region we have introduced 14 different standard courses and provide further courses on demand. We provide training to users varying from Intelligent Switchgear and Drives to SIMATIC® range of PLC's and Industrial Networks and Communication.

 

Siemens LLC is also the Regional Training Partner for SIMATIC PCS7, Siemens premier process control systems (DCS). PCS7 courses are regularly scheduled at our Training Centre

Course Code: ST-MICRO1

Duration: 3 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

This training imparts knowledge about the essential basics of the automation system SIMATIC S7-1200 and the engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic.During the training all topics are deepened by practical exercises with the automation system SIMATIC S7-1200, a Basis Panel and a conveyer belt model. So you are able to stabilize your theoretically know how.After finishing the course you may use your new automation system of Siemens, the SIMATIC S7-1200, effectively and you may implement your programs faster. So you save time and optimize your working input.

 

Course Content

  • Presentation SIMATIC S7-1200 and SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic
  • Configuration of devices and networks
  • Working with symbol list
  • Working with program blocks
    - Program structure
    - Binary an Digital Operation
  • Data management with data blocks
  • Programming organization blocks
  • Working with tools for trouble shooting
  • Presentation of human machine interface system
  • Saving and documenting programs

 

Requirements

Basic knowledge of automatization / PLC programming
Additionally an online entrance test is available for you. So you may assure that the course of your choice fits to your competences.

 

Target Group

Programmers, commissioning engineers, configuring engineers, service personnel, operators, users maintenance personnel

Course Code: ST-PRO1

Duration: 5 days

Language: English, Arabic on request

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

The course is mainly directed at users with engineering tasks who would like to become familiar with SIMATIC S7 programming in a concise form. Beyond that, operating and monitoring, the basics of distributed peripherals and the handling of drives are introduced. The idea of Totally Integrated Automation is demonstrated. After the course, the participant will be able to structure and create simple S7 programs, making it possible to efficiently work with STEP 7 and thus reduce the engineering phase. The course provides an optimal entry level to the product-specific and in depth supplementary courses. All topics are illustrated through practical exercises on a system model, consisting of the S7- 300 automation system, the ET200S distributed peripheral, the TP 170B touch panel, the MM420 drive and a conveyor model.

 

Course Content

  • TIA system overview and essential performance characteristics of the SIMATIC system family
  • Components of the STEP7 basic package and their application
  • STEP7 basic operations
  • STEP7 block types and program structuring
  • Programming parameter-assignable blocks
  • Data management with data blocks
  • Programming organisation blocks
  • Testing (debugging) tools for system info, troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Hardware configuration and parameter assignment of the S7-300 modules, a Profibus DP slave (ET-200S), a touch panel (TP 170B) and a drive (MM420)
  • Program documentation and backup

 

Target Group

Programming engineer, commissioning engineer, project design engineer.

Course Code: ST-PRO2

Duration: 5 days

Language: English, Arabic on request

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

This course is aimed at users with engineering tasks who want to become familiar with the expanded programming facilities of SIMATIC S7. You get an overview of human machine interfacing, PROFIBUS DP and the integration of drives. You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge with numerous practical exercises on a TIA plant model. This consists of an S7-300 programmable controller; ET200S distributed I/O, TP 170B Touch Panel, Micromaster 420 drive and a conveyor model. What you learn about Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) will teach you to take a holistic view of your plant and help you to understand the relationship between the individual components. We will teach you how to structure and create extensive S7 programs. This enables you on completion of the course to work efficiently with STEP 7, shorten the engineering phase and minimise fault sources through optimal configuration of your plant. The comprehensive understanding you gain will give you new impetus and ideas for production optimisation.

 

Course Content

  • Aids for program creation (e.g. structure program)
  • Functions, function blocks and multi-instances (using the example of the IEC timers/counters)
  • Jump commands and accumulator operations
  • Indirect addressing
  • Integration of a drive (MM420) via PROFIBUS DP
  • Monitoring and controlling the drive with the "Starter" software
  • Error handling with error organisation blocks
  • Evaluating diagnostics data
  • Troubleshooting and messages with an HMI device (TP 170B)
  • Analog value processing

 

Prerequisites

S7 TIA Programming 1

 

Target Group

Programming engineer, commissioning engineer, project design engineer.

Course Code: ST-7400H

Duration: 3 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

You will learn how to handle, configure, start up, diagnose and troubleshoot the SIMATIC S7-400H fault-tolerant programmable controller. Using numerous exercises and examples, you will immediately put your theoretical knowledge to practical use and so increase your learning success. On completion of the course, you will be able to use the SIMATIC S7 400H effectively in your machines.

 

Course Content

  • Overview of redundant systems (H/F difference, availability, redundant systems)
  • AS S7-400H (principle, system design and I/O, synchronization, connecting and updating the standby, self test, principle of operation, error handling)
  • Configuring with STEP7/HSys (system parameterization, system handling, fault diagnostics, documentation)
  • Exercises for I/O configuration and troubleshooting, programming examples

 

Target Group

Programmers, commissioning engineers, configuring engineers.

 

Course Code: ST-SERV1

Duration: 5 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

This first component of the SIMATIC service course teaches the basic knowledge of the design of automation systems, the configuration and parameterisation of the hardware, handling with the STEP 7 Basis Software and the fundamentals of programming. You also get an overview of human machine interfacing, PROFIBUS DP and the integration of drives. You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge in numerous practical exercises on a TIA plant model. This consists of an S7-300 automation system, ET200S distributed I/O, TP 170B Touch Panel, Micromaster 420 drive and a conveyor model. What you learn about Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) will teach you to take a holistic view of your plant and to understand the relationships between components. On completion of the course, you will thus be able to not only diagnose simple hardware faults or replace modules, but also coordinate components optimally, carry our safe fault diagnostics and thus reduce downtimes.

 

Course Content

  • System overview and essential performance features of the SIMATIC S7 system family
  • The components of the STEP 7 Basic Package
  • Program execution in the automation system
  • Binary and digital operations
  • Configuring and assembling an automation system
  • Addressing and wiring of the signal modules
  • Hardware and software startup of the automation system
  • Hardware configuration and parameterisation in the case of S7-300
  • Reinforcement of the content through exercises on the device
  • Introducing the TP170B Touch Panel
  • Introducing the MM420 drive
  • Configuration and parameterisation of PROFIBUS DP
  • Backing up and documenting executed program changes

 

Target Group

Service personnel, operators, users, maintenance engineers.

Course Code: TIA-PRO1

Duration: 5 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

The Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) forms the work environment for integrated engineering with SIMATIC STEP 7 and SIMATIC WinCC.
In this first part of the SIMATIC TIA Portal programming training, we teach you the handling of the TIA Portal, basic knowledge about the structure of the SIMATIC S7 automation system, configuration and parameterization of hardware, and the basics of standard PLC programming. You also receive an overview of HMI, PROFINET IO, and connecting drives.
After attending the course, you can do the following:
 Understand the fundamentals of interaction of the TIA components
 Solve simple programming tasks using elementary STEP 7 instructions
 Reliably operate the "TIA Portal" engineering platform
 Program simple plant functions with basic STEP 7 instructions in the ladder
 diagram (LAD) or function block diagram (FBD)
 Perform simple commissioning of TIA components

 

Course Content

  • Overview and significant performance characteristics of the SIMATIC S7 system family
  • The components of the TIA Portal: STEP 7, WinCC, communication
  • Program execution in automation systems
  • STEP 7 block types and program structuring
  • Binary and digital operations in the function block diagram (FBD)
  • Programming of parameterizable blocks
  • Data management with data blocks
  • Programming organizational blocks
  • Test tools for system information, troubleshooting, and diagnostics
  • Hardware configuration and parameterization of the SIMATIC S7 modules, a PROFINET IO system (ET-200), a Touch Panel, and a drive
  • Program documentation and saving
  • Deeper understanding of contents through practical exercises on the SIMATIC S7-1500 system model

 

Requirements

Basic knowledge of automation technology
You can use the available online entry test to ensure that the selected course matches your area of expertise.
This blended learning course combines web-based training (WBT) on the Internet with a 5-day attendance course: To prepare for the attendance course, you will receive the WBTs "PLC Knowledge for Beginners" and "SIMATIC TIA Portal Structured Programming". This allows you to improve your personal learning achievement in the attendance course.

 

Target Group

Programmers
Commissioning engineers
Engineering personnel

Course Code: TIA-SERV1

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

On completion of this course the participant will be able to do the following:
Understand the fundamentals of interaction of the TIA components
Reliably operate the "TIA Portal"" engineering platform
Understand, change, and expand small STEP 7 programs
Configure, parameterize, and exchange SIMATIC S7 modules
Diagnose and fix simple hardware faults using the wiring test
Diagnose and fix simple program errors using the status block
Perform simple commissioning of TIA components

 

Course Content

  • Overview and significant performance characteristics of the SIMATIC S7 system family
  • The components of the TIA Portal: STEP 7, WinCC, communication
  • Program execution in automation systems
  • Binary and digital operations
  • Setup and assembly of the automation system
  • Addressing and wiring the signal modules
  • Hardware and software commissioning of the SIMATIC S7 automation system with the TIA Portal
  • SIMATIC S7 hardware configuration and parameterization
  • Presentation of a Touchpanel
  • Presentation of the drive
  • Setup and parameterization of PROFINET IO system (ET-200S), a Touch Panel (TP 177 B) and a drive over PROFIBUS (Micromaster 420)
  • Saving and documentation of the implemented program changes with the TIA Portal
  • Deeper understanding of contents through practical exercises on TIA system model

 

Requirements

Basic knowledge of automation technology

SIMOVERT Masterdrives Vector Control Course

Course Code: SD-MD-SI

Duration: 5 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

This compact course provides comprehensive knowledge of the Vector Control. This course is especially suitable for first-time users because it incorporates the fundamentals. You can reinforce your knowledge by means of practical exercises on the MASTERDRIVES VC training cases. On completion of the course, you will be able to start up the MASTERDRIVES drive system safely and quickly. You will be able to pinpoint and correct any faults, and by reducing susceptibility to faults, you will save valuable time. You can go on to start up the technology option F01 by attending the advanced course SD-MD-TEC.

 

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of motors
  • Fundamentals of converters
  • Presentation of the MASTERDRIVES VC converters
  • Parameterisation via PMU (parameter keyboard), OP1S (plaintext operator panel)
  • Parameterisation via PC with Drive-Monitor (previously SIMOVIS)
  • Introduction to script files
  • Use of BICO technology
  • Data backup using download file
  • Overview of communication with universal interface, PROFIBUS DP and SIMOLINK
  • Practical exercises for startup, parameterisation and troubleshooting on the training cases

 

Notes

Fundamentals are dealt with to the extent necessary for understanding the drives. You will find detailed basic information, including characteristic curves and data for calculation, in the SD-MD-PRO course. Drive ES Graphic is introduced. You will find appropriate detailed exercises in the SD-MD-TEC course. SD-MD-TEC course is available in Germany.

 

Target Group

Programmers, commissioning engineers, configuring engineers, service personnel, maintenance engineers.

SIMATIC S7, S7-1200 System Course 1

Course Code: ST-MICRO1

Duration: 3 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

This training imparts knowledge about the essential basics of the automation system SIMATIC S7-1200 and the engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic.During the training all topics are deepened by practical exercises with the automation system SIMATIC S7-1200, a Basis Panel and a conveyer belt model. So you are able to stabilize your theoretically know how.After finishing the course you may use your new automation system of Siemens, the SIMATIC S7-1200, effectively and you may implement your programs faster. So you save time and optimize your working input.

 

Course Content

  • Presentation SIMATIC S7-1200 and SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic
  • Configuration of devices and networks
  • Working with symbol list
  • Working with program blocks
    - Program structure
    - Binary an Digital Operation
  • Data management with data blocks
  • Programming organization blocks
  • Working with tools for trouble shooting
  • Presentation of human machine interface system
  • Saving and documenting programs

 

Requirements

Basic knowledge of automatization / PLC programming
Additionally an online entrance test is available for you. So you may assure that the course of your choice fits to your competences.

 

Target Group

Programmers, commissioning engineers, configuring engineers, service personnel, operators, users maintenance personnel

SIMATIC WinCC V6 System Course

Course Code: ST-BWINCCS

Duration: 5 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

This compact course deals with the configuring of SIMATIC WinCC. You will also learn about some WinCC options and add-ons for selected tasks. Using simple examples, you will acquire the knowledge necessary to use the system simply and quickly for your applications. You will learn the entire topic by means of numerous practical exercises within the environment of TIA. On completion of the course, you will have mastered the basic software and will understand the benefits of WinCC's openness. You will recognise the interaction with other SIMATIC components and will be able to ensure the availability of your plant.

 

Course Content

  • System overview of SIMATIC WinCC
  • Creating a project
  • Configuring connections to the SIMATIC S7
  • Testing functions with variable simulation
  • Graphics Designer and graphics displays for human machine interfacing
  • Alarm logging for message representation, message archiving
  • Tag logging for curve representation, measured value archiving
  • Data archiving with the User Archives option
  • Report Designer for logging (introduction)
  • Background processing (introduction of Global Scripts)
  • Use of the Windows standard interfaces DDE, OLE 2.0, ODBC, OPC (introduction)
  • User openness API (introduction of the benefits and structure)
  • Practical exercises

 

Prerequisites

S7 TIA Programming 1

 

Target Group

Programmers, commissioning engineers, configuring engineers, service personnel, operators, users, maintenance engineers.

SIMATIC WinCC Flexible System Course

Course Code: ST-WCCFSYS1

Duration: 3 days

Language: English or Arabic on request

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

This course provides you with the basic knowledge necessary for configuring machine-specific and plant-specific human machine interface tasks with the SIMATIC WinCC flexible software. The course content is supported with practical exercises on a plant model. This consists of an S7-300 automation system and different human machine interface stations. On completion of the course, you will be able to work efficiently with WinCC flexible and create an optimal configuration for any given requirement. With confident handling, you will be able to make effective use of the engineering phase.

 

Course Content

  • System overview of SIMATIC WinCC flexible
  • Creating the project
  • Configuring connections to the SIMATIC S7
  • Fundamentals of graphics display creation for human machine interfacing
  • User administration
  • Message representation, message archiving, message configuring
  • Variable archiving, configuring curves, representing curves
  • Recipes
  • Handling different human machine interface stations

 

Prerequisites

S7 TIA Programming 1

 

Target Group

Decision-makers, sales personnel, project managers, project team members, programmers, commissioning engineers, configuring engineers, service personnel, operators, users, maintenance engineers.

SIMATIC PCS 7 Service, AS, I/O-System and Plantbus

Course Code: ST-PCS7SRV

Duration: 5 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

The course is aimed at personnel whose activities focus on the service and maintenance of plants with PCS7 control systems. The emphasis here is on the process-level components AS, I/O systems and system bus.
The handling skills required in day-to-day practice for diagnosing and correcting faults are practiced on training equipment and in typical projects.
Equipped with the knowledge of the integrated nature of the system, you will be able on completion of the course to quickly diagnose and correct faults and to remove possible fault sources in advance. This enables you to reduce standstill times and increase the efficiency of your automation system.

 

Course Content

  • Hardware components of PCS7 focusing on : AS, I/O systems, system bus
  • Handling AS, ES, OS
  • Reading and understanding CFC and SFC diagrams
  • PROFIBUS hardware diagnostics with BT200
  • Replacement of modules and components during operation

 

Requirements

Basic knowledge of process control engineering, control and feedback control systems and Microsoft applications

 

Target Group

Service personnel
Maintenance personnel

SIMATIC PCS 7 System Course

Course Code: ST-PCS7SYS

Duration: 10 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

In this course you will learn how to implement the diversity of engineering possibilities in a structured and rationalised way with the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system. Using examples and exercises on training equipment, you will carry out software implementation of the process automation of a plant right up to the HMI level. SIMATIC PCS 7 points like integration into the overall system, plant-oriented configuring, data management and project management are supplemented with advanced functions that enable efficient and cost-effective configuring. Utilise the benefits of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) for yourself and learn how to take a holistic view of your plant! Knowledge of this integration will enable you to diagnose faults quickly and correct them with certainty. In addition, projects can be created in advance in such a way that you can save on multiple configurations. This enables time-optimised and cost-effective configuring.

 

Course Content

  • System overview and architecture: Subsystems for automation, human machine interfacing, communication and engineering
  • Configuring concept: from I/O connection to the HMI level, network and hardware configuring
  • Process object view as plant-oriented structure of the project
  • Standardisation through library concept/block concept, measuring point types, sample solutions
  • Automation solutions via graphical configuring with CFC and SFC (Continuous/Sequential Function Chart)
  • I&C human machine interface structures
  • Distributed engineering (multi-project)

 

Prerequisites

S7 TIA Programming 1

 

Target Group

Commissioning engineers, configuring engineers.

Course Code: SD-SIMOPRO

Duration: 2 days

Language: English or Arabic on request

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

The training objective is to become familiar with the devices and how the SIMOCODE pro system functions. You will acquire general knowledge of the many different ways in which these devices can be employed and will learn how to use the testing and diagnostic functions as well as how the devices are linked together via PROFIBUS.

 

Course Content

  • Range of SIMOCODE pro devices (current detection modules, basic unit, expansion modules, operator control modules, accessories)
  • SIMOCODE pro functions (motor protection and control functions, monitoring and diagnostic functions, logic functions)
  • Parameterisation and diagnostics with SIMOCODE ES
  • Communication (link-up to SIMATIC S7 via PROFIBUS DP)
  • Practical exercises with the example of the reverser starter control function (parameterisation with SIMOCODE ES, testing and diagnostic functions)

 

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of switchgear and controlgear; basic knowledge of automation systems desirable.

 

Target Group

Engineers, programmers, startup engineers, configuration engineers, service personnel.

 

PROFIBUS-DP System Course

Course Code: IK-PBSYS

Duration: 3 days

Language: English

 

Course Description / Learning Objective

The course teaches the essential theoretical fundamentals of PROFIBUS protocols and services. You will learn how to use the tools for startup, service, testing and diagnostics. Learn the different methods of setting up PROFIBUS networks (RS 485 network components, fiber optics) from Siemens, the market leader for PROFIBUS applications! You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge with numerous practical exercises on TIA devices with HMI components. On completion of this practice-oriented course, you will be able to install and optimise a PROFIBUS DP network, and you will learn step-by-step how you can limit and correct faults quickly.

 

Course Content

  • PROFIBUS fundamentals in accordance with EN50170/IEC 61158
  • Overview of PROFIBUS devices and network components
  • Connectors, tools, laying, grounding, and shielding
  • PROFIBUS message frame structure, message frame traffic, measurements with the BT200
  • PROFIBUS diagnostics
  • Connecting an HMI device to PROFIBUS
  • Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to OPC

 

Notes

If you require more in-depth knowledge of the message frame structure and message diagnostics with PROFIBUS Analyzer/Oscilloscope, we recommend that you attend the KO-PBDIAG course. KO-PBDIAG course is available in Germany.

 

Prerequisites

S7 TIA Programming 1

 

Target Group

Commissioning engineers, configuring engineers, programmers, service personnel, maintenance engineers.

Onsite Courses

When training a group or project team, consider on-site training for your best value and most effective delivery.

On-site training brings knowledge to your doorstep. Siemens packages a professional instructor with proven materials and quality equipment for a first class training experience.

Pricing

The course fee will be decided on a case-to-case basis and depends on several factors including length of course, number of participants, location of site and type of course.

 

We provide

  • Training Kits (Freight charges included in pricing)
  • Training PGs (one piece of equipment to be shared by two participants)
  • Training manuals and documentation
  • Trainer (living, travel and teaching expenses included in pricing)

Customer provides

  • Training site (room with tables, chairs, whiteboard, power extensions and projector)
  • Lunch
  • Support in setting up equipment
  • Gate pass for trainer in select cases

Customised Courses

We develop customised training to meet your specific demand and contribute significantly to your overall operational efficiency.

We can offer you training as per your requirements. We offer training on most automation and drives products covering the complete life cycle of your plant whether troubleshooting-related for maintenance personnel or advance programming topics for programmers.

Key Points

  • Requirements should be specified very clearly to training consultant.
  • You should try and ensure that participants are at a similar level of knowledge as it ensures a smoother flow of the course.
  • Avoid combining too many technologies into one session as it hampers in-depth skill building.
  • A minimum number of five participants is required.

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