City & Guilds Siemens PLC Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro (IMFFP®) 3
What You'll Learn
How to work with PLC Memory Cards and correct PLC Memory Card handling procedures
How to create an HMI project from scratch and modify existing HMI projects, incl. Screen Development, Navigation, Object Programming, Trends, Alarms and Security.
You'll understand PROFINET and PROFIBUS Industrial Network cabling rules and addressing rules.
How to work with PROFINET and communicate to other devices on an Industrial Network incl. Data Transfer, Data Logging and Troubleshooting.
How to work with PROFIBUS, Class 1 and Class 2 Masters, Remote IO, DP/DP Couplers, Segments and Repeaters.
How to fault find on an Industrial Network and identify Cable Faults, Open Circuits, Short Circuits, Remote IO Hardware Failure with Diagnostics and Special OBs.
How to set up several Industrial Networks and control signalling between shop-floor processes.
How to communicate to a Drive via an Industrial Network and control the speed and direction of a motor.
Course Information & Topics
We recommend completing our EAL Siemens PLC Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro (IMFFP®) 1&2 course before completing our City & Guilds Assured Siemens PLC IMFFP® 3 training courses.
Our IMFFP® training course is for anyone who has completed our EAL PLC IMFFP 1&2 and for those who will be working with PLCs, Open Networks such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET and ASI as well as HMIs on the shop-floor while being able to fault find, make modifications and maintain the existing systems and networks.
During our IMFFP® training course, you'll have access to a programming laptop which will include Siemens TIA Portal & STEP7 Professional, a Live Siemens PLC, Remote IO Stations and a Siemens SIMATIC HMI.
At the end of the IMFFP® training course, you are expected to understand and be able to work with PROFIBUS and PROFINET Networks in industrial environments communicating between PLCs and HMIs while also being able to make modifications and maintain existing HMI systems.
1-Year eLearning Access
We understand that once you leave a training course, it may be difficult to follow-up and continuously develop your new skill-set, which is why we are happy to help refresh your training in your own time, whenever you want.
Once you have completed our City & Guilds IMFFP PLC training, you will receive access to our Siemens TIA Portal or Siemens STEP7 Professional eLearning training courses (Available for up to 1 year), this will allow you to practice what you have been taught on our training course from home or work ensuring your training investment isn't wasted.
How to Work with PLC Memory Cards
PLC Memory Card Programming Procedures
The Dangers of Incorrect Memory Card Handling
Working with PLC Retentive Memory
HMI Programming and Modifications
HMI Hardware and Communications
HMI Setup and Configuration
Backing-up and Restoring HMIs
Creating an HMI Project
Working with HMI Templates
Making Modifications to an Existing HMI Project
Using HMI Tags
HMI Tag Poling
Screens, Navigation and Object Programming
IO Fields and Bar Graphs
Creating and Modifying Trends
Alarms, Classes and Buffers
Adding Alarms into a PLC Project to Display on an HMI
Setting-up HMI Security
Users Administration and Adding New Users to an HMI
Industrial Networks and how they work with Equipment
Configuring a PROFINET Network with PLC and Other Equipment Devices
Working with Process Data on a PLC Network
Data Transfer PLC to PLC, IO and DATA
Process Data Logging with PLC & HMI
Types of Data Logging
Building a PROFINET Network with Several PLCs and HMIs
Addressing and Cabling
Profibus Cabling Rules
Profibus Class 1 Master
Profibus Class 2 Master
Segments & Repeaters
The ET200S Hardware, Assembly and Wiring
Configuring a Profibus Network
Remote IO Addressing
Fault Finding on a Network
Introduction to STL Programming
Cable Faults, Open and Short Circuits
Slave Hardware Faults
Using CPU Diagnostics
Using Special OBs to Detect Faults
Remote Laptop Monitoring on Profibus
How to Communicate to PLC Masters across several Networks
Using Siemens DP/DP Couplers
Setting up several Networks and Controlling Signalling between Shop-floor Processes
Introduction to Drives
Types of Drives
Drive Controls, Digital and Analogue
Adding a Drive to a Profibus Network
Drive control via Networks
This Course Includes:
- 4.5 Days of PLC Training
- City & Guilds Assured Digital Credential
- City & Guilds Assured Certificate
- City & Guilds Assessment
- Access to Live Siemens PLCs, Remote IO, HMI and Drive
- Access to Siemens TIA Portal or STEP7 Professional
- Face-to-Face Tuition
- Scantime Training Manual
- 1-Year Access to our Siemens eLearning Courses for Continuous Development
- Special Fixed Rates at the Delta Hotel by Marriott & Holiday Inn Express
City & Guilds Assured Certification & Digital Credential
Upon completion of our City & Guilds Assured IMFFP® course you will receive an Official City & Guilds Assured Training Certificate and Digital Credential, this is proof that the learner has successfully completed a recognised training course at a Recognised Training Centre and has passed all of the assessments for the training course. Digital credentials allow you to communicate your skills to others online within seconds. We do this by using the Open Badge Standard powered by Credly, the world's most connected credentialing network.
Access to Live Siemens Control Systems and TIA Portal or STEP7 Professional
Connect and work with our Live Siemens PLC control systems as well as Networking to Siemens Remote IO, HMIs and Drives via Siemens TIA Portal or STEP7 Professional in classrooms that are dedicated to help you gain unrivalled hands-on experience.
Face-to-Face Tuition from Engineers
We believe to run an engaging and effective PLC training course that relates to those attending, tutors need to have current real-world experience in working with live PLCs, which is why throughout your training, you'll be learning from our PLC experts who are are actively working in industry with our Automation department. This ensures you are learning best-practice PLC maintenance and troubleshooting methods/techniques which are up-to-date and are currently used on shop-floors by Engineers, today.
During your training, you'll have access to your own Scantime Training Manual. Each training manual includes interactive elements which are designed to help you stay engaged. These training manuals will be yours to take home, allowing you to refresh your new skill-set once you have completed our IMFPP® training course.
1-Year eLearning Access
We understand that once you leave a training course, it may be difficult to follow-up and continuously develop your new skill-set, which is why upon completion of our City & Guilds IMFFP training, you'll receive 1-year access to our Siemens TIA Portal or Siemens STEP7 Professional eLearning training courses, allowing you to practice what you've been taught on our training course from home or work ensuring your training investment isn't wasted.
Special Fixed Rates at the Delta Hotel by Marriott (Metrocentre)
We’re happy to announce that we've been working closely with the Delta Hotel by Marriot Metrocentre located less than 1 mile from our training centre, to help guarantee a fixed rate for Scantime trainees who will be travelling and requiring accommodation during their training course.
With this new partnership, we can offer you a very competitive rate at the Delta Hotel by Marriot Metrocentre which includes certain benefits such as:
• Complimentary parking
• Complimentary WiFi
• Complimentary breakfast
• Use of the Marriot leisure club facilities including gym, sauna and indoor heated pool
• Flexibility to cancel your booking without charges up to 24 hours prior to arrival
Contact us for booking information.
Being a City & Guilds Assured Training Centre provides validation and recognition for both ourselves and you, it’s a symbol of learning excellence and quality and is reassurance that the training you have undertaken meets best practice standards in today’s industries.
This training course includes examination periods on the 5th day of training, which will be 1 x practical assessment and 1 x theoretical assessment. We will also be including additional training time should anyone request further explanation of any topics covered.
Upon completion of our City & Guilds Assured IMFFP® course you will receive an Official City & Guilds Assured Training Certificate and Digital Credential, this is proof that the you have successfully completed a recognised training course at a Recognised Training Centre and have passed all of the assessments for the training course.
Digital credentials allow you to communicate your skills to others online within seconds. We do this by using the Open Badge Standard powered by Credly, the world's most connected credentialing network, this allows you to display your learning achievement and IMFFP 3 certification online in a secure and verified way.
Frequently Asked Questions
09.00 – 17.00 (Monday - Thursday)
09.00 - 13.00 (Friday)
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