Ladder Logic Programming of Siemens PLC and HMI using TIA Portal V15

What you’ll learn

  • To understand how a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) works
  • Pass a technical PLC interview
  • Understand how to program a PLC
  • Learn Ladder Logic Programming
  • Industrial Automation
  • TIA Portal programming interface


  • Basic Electrical Hardware Understanding
  • PLC Software (Included in the Course)


This is a comprehensive course for learning the basic level programing of Siemens S7 1200/1500  PLC in TIA Portal V15 software. You will learn the logic designing of TIA Portal from scratch in a short period. No hardware equipment will be required to follow the course you will just have to install TIA Portal V15 software on you PC and you can do it. Fundamental programming of TIA Portal will be covered step by step including the video lectures, assignments and solved examples.

Couse Outline:

1. Introduction to Course

2. Introduction of Ladder Logic

   o Basics of Relay Logic (How Relay Works)

3. PLC Wiring

   o Inputs, Outputs

   o Power Supply

   o Sink Source

   o Ethernet Communication

   o NPN & PNP Sensors

4. Download and Install the TIA Portal V15

5. Basics of TIA Portal Software and Communication with PLC

   o How to Create a New Project

   o Selection of Device

   o Device Configuration

   o Programming Blocks

   o How to Create Tags (Data Types)

   o TIA communication with Simulator/PLC

     · How to Monitor the Program Online

     · How to Load Program in Simulator

     · How to Build Ethernet Connection with PLC and Load Program

6. Data Types for Siemens

7. Branches and Rungs

   o Rungs

   o Series and Parallel Connections

   o How to Name a Network

8. Basic Parameters

   o Normally Open Contact

   o Normally Close Contact

   o Output Coil

   o Series-AND Logic

   o Parallel-OR Logic

   o Parallel-NAND Logic

   o Series-NOR Logic

   o Interlocking of Motors

   o Assignment_1

9. Logic Gates

   o Basics of Digital Logic Design

   o Truth Tables

   o Digital Logic to Ladder Logic

10. Latching

   o Latch and Unlatch an Output

   o Set and Reset an Output

11. Extended Instructions

   o Clock Cycle of PLC

   o Positive Pulse/Rising Edge

   o Negative Pulse/Falling Edge

   o Positive edge trigger

   o Negative edge trigger

   o Setting an Output with Pulse

   o Assignment_2

12. Timers

   o On Delay Timer

     • Enable of Timer

     • Specifying the Duration of Time

     • Resetting a Timer

   o Off-Delay Timer

   o Retentive On-Delay Timer

   o Assignment_4

   o Pulse Timer / TP Timer

   o Generating a Pulse of Specific Time Interval

   o Assignment_3

13. Counters

   o Up Counter

      • Resetting a Counter

   o Down Counter

   o Up-Down-Counters

   o Assignment_5

14. MOVE Command

   o Moving Operands

   o Moving Constants

15. Comparator operations

   o Equal (=)

   o Less Than (>)

   o Greater Than (<)

16. Arithmetic Operations

   o Addition

   o Subtraction

   o Multiplication

   o Division

   o Assignment_6

17. Conversion Operations

18. Designing of Complex Systems using Ladder Logic

   o Assignment (Chemical Processing Unit)

19. Basics of HMI

20. Problem solving approach

    o Assignment (Sunrise and Sunset)

21. Examples

   o Fire Detection System

   o Coffee Machine

22. Assignments

   o Traffic Signals Control

   o Color Mixing Scheme


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Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning how an industrial process works automatically
  • Electrical, Electronics, Mechatronics and Telecom Engineers
  • Production, Maintenance & Electrical Technicians