Programmable Automatons II

Quadrimestre 5 -

36 hours

Coordinator : MHI

Teacher : MHI

General course description

  • Study, implementation and parameterization of a peripheral positioning card.
  • Study of local industrial networks.
  • Introduction to advanced languages and software developed or competing with S7.

Course Aims

To be able to apply the know-how in the field of programmable automatons.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Positioning (12 hours)

  • Positioning bases
  • Description of a positioning card
  • Introduction to speed variators
  • Assembly and cabling of an integrated interface card
  • Parameterization and programming
  • Error and fault diagnostics and management
  • Typical application (FM353/FM354)

Chapter 2: Theory of Local Industrial Networks (24 hours)

  • Simatic networks and its competitors
  • Choice description and criteria
  • Point-to-Point network
    • Serial communication basis
    • Description of the CP340 and CP341 cards
    • Industrial protocols 3964R/RK512
    • Communication functions
    • Serial scope
  • ASI networks
    • Field network and sensors-actuators
    • Addressing, parameterization and protocol
    • Communication functions
    • ASI scope
  • Multiple-Access-Point network
    • Communication and services with SIMATIC
    • Communication protocol S7
    • Communication functions
    • Communications by global data and event-driven
  • PROFIBUS network
    • General features of Profibus PA/FMS/DP
    • Access method to bus
    • Description of the CP342 and CP343 cards
    • NCM configuration
    • Communication functions
    • Master-slave attributes
    • DP scope
  • ETHERNET network
    • Description of CP443.1 and CP443.2 cards
    • ISO and TCP/IP protocol
    • Communication and connection possibilities
    • NCM configuration
    • SEND-RECEIVE functions
    • H1 and TCP scope
  • WEB server (to be specified)

Chapter 3: Project (14 hours)

Design, study and development of a program in one of the following fields:

  • Competing field networks
  • Simatic (or competing) supervisor
  • Advanced Simatic language
  • Simatic engineering tools
  • Competing automatons and language
  • Telemaintenance and WEB site
  • Interface with competing automatons and networks


  • Simatic user manual, client and set-up support
  • Field networks, Ciame, Hermes