EAL Siemens Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro 3 Training Course


New for June 2021! Take the next step in Automation with our EAL IMFFP 3. 

Following the success of our EAL PLC Industrial Maintenance & Fault Finding Pro 1&2, we've spent countless hours developing the next level of training to help further your experience in working in industry focussed on working with Fieldbus Networking, HMI Programming, Drives and advance PLC techniques.

Recognised by EAL, we aim to help you become more proactive and confident in working with PLCs safely and efficiently in day-to-day operations and fault finding situations to reduce downtime and increase profitability.

Experience Required: 

To attend our EAL IMFFP 3 training course, you must have completed our EAL PLC IMFFP 1&2.

Duration and Times

This course has currently been reduced from 5 days to 4 days in duration with the 5th day being spread across the 4 days of training, this is to help reduce the number of days you are required onsite in today’s climate.

09.00 – 17.00 (Monday - Thursday)

What You'll Learn

This 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 the training, 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 this 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.

FieldBus Networking w/ Siemens STEP7 Professional & TIA Portal

  • Introduction to PROFIBUS
  • Introduction to PROFINET
  • Introduction to ASI
  • Network Hardware
  • Bus and Ring Networks
  • Network Layout Planning and Limitations
  • Network Program Addressing
  • Distributed IO Hardware & Wiring
  • Distributed IO Addressing
  • Network Configuration and Siemens GSD Files
  • Network Fault Diagnostics
  • Connecting Field Laptops to PROFIBUS and PROFINET
  • Siemens OB82 and OB86 Organisational Blocks
  • Interrogating Networks
  • Detecting Intermittent Faults
  • Broadcasting Data
  • Diagnosing Short and Open Circuits on Networks
  • Network Analysis Tools

Siemens SIMATIC HMI Programming

  • Creating a Project
  • HMI Configuration
  • Setting up Communications
  • Creating Templates
  • Working with HMI Objects
  • Screen Dynamic Objects
  • Downloading to an HMI
  • Setting up PLC Tags to the HMI
  • Navigation
  • Siemens SIMATIC Panel Uploads and Backups
  • IO Fields
  • Configuring Limits
  • Graphs and Trends
  • Alarm Classes
  • Creating Alarms
  • Security
  • Data Logging

Additional Topics

  • Introduction to Drives
  • Introduction to other PLC Programming Languages: FBD, IL and SCL
  • Remote Access PLC Control via Secure Gateways

EAL Certification

This training course includes examination periods throughout each day of training. We will also be including additional training time should anyone request further explanation of any topics covered.

Upon completion of this course you will receive an Official EAL Training Certificate, this is proof that the learner has successfully completed a recognised training course at a Recognised EAL Training Centre and has passed all of the assessments for the training course.

COVID-19 Policy

Training at Scantime has been changed to protect our Staff and Learners due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our staff have been trained in new procedures when delivering Training at our Centre and when delivering Training Onsite.

To view what changes have been made, click here.

Location & Hotels

Training Centre Information

When arriving at our Training Centre, please sign in at the reception desk and then proceed to the onsite restaurant where you can order food and drink, please mention Scantime Training at the till for the order to be added to our account.

A member of staff will then be along shortly after to collect you for your induction.

Hotel Information

There are several hotels near to Scantime, all are within 15 minutes walking distance from our training centre. We highly recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is located 0.9 miles from our training centre and is also situated opposite restaurants and within walking distance to the Metro Centre shopping and entertainment complex, alternatively, we also recommend the Premier Inn which is located 1.3 miles from our training centre.

Holiday Inn Express

Metro Centre
Clasper Way
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE16 3BE

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Premier Inn

Metro Centre
Derwenthaugh Rd
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE16 3BL

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