Getting Started With PCS7 Configuration

Getting Started With PCS7 Configuration

Instructor: Scott Sommer, PE, CAP

PCS7 is an integrated, full-featured, scalable DCS control system based on the latest technology from Siemens.PCS can be thought of as an abbreviation for “Process Control System”, although it is very much more than that. PCS7 builds upon the Siemens SIMATIC hardware platform and integrates seamlessly into the Totally Integrated Automation software platform.

In this course, you will learn:
• What PCS7 is and its role in plant automation
• How the PCS7 hardware and software are structured and configured
• How to construct a PCS7 project
• How to use tags, libraries, and objects
• How to configure and use Continuous Function Charts
• How to create graphics to interact with I/O, devices, and controllers

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Getting Started With PCS7 Configuration
  • 1. Introduction to PCS7

    In this video, we will introduce you to PCS7 and how it can be used as a platform for integrated control of the process.

    We will show you a general representation of a Siemens PCS7 system. This architecture includes the major component levels that most PCS7 systems will have.
    PCS7 can be though...

  • 2. PCS7 Hardware Structure

    In this video, you will learn more about the hardware used for PCS7. This knowledge will be helpful in a future video that covers the configuration of the PCS7 Hardware and PCS7 Network components.

    The architecture showing a general representation of a Siemens PCS7 system includes the major hard...

  • 3. PCS7 Software Structure

    In this video, you will learn more about the software used for PCS7. This knowledge will be helpful in a future video that covers the configuration of the PCS7 Software applications.

    We will cover the major software components that are found in most PCS7 systems.

    The Engineering station runs co...

  • 4. Creating the PCS7 Project

    In this video, you will learn:

    - How to create a PCS7 project using the “New Project Wizard”
    - The PCS7 project file structure
    - How to set up the PG/PC interface

  • 5. PCS7 Hardware Configuration

    In this video, you will learn how to create and modify the hardware configuration in “SIMATIC Manager”, by verifying the CPU configuration, setting the Profinet IP address, and adding a rack of “ET 200M” remote I/O.

    These configurations define the addresses used for I/O, block transfers to and f...

  • 6. PCS7 Network Configuration

    In this video, we’ll complete the “Hardware” and “Network” Configurations. You will learn:

    - How to download the hardware configuration to the AS
    - How to configure a SIMATIC Workstation
    - How to create, modify, and download the network configuration

  • 7. Archiving a PCS7 Project and Creating a CFC Logic

    In this video, you will learn:

    • How to archive, or backup, the PCS7 project
    • How to set up the first Continuous Function Chart for controlling the
    process

  • 8. PCS7 Hardware Configuration Customization

    In this video, you will learn:

    - How to add libraries to the project
    - How to configure the I/O cards to meet the project requirements
    - How to add symbols to the hardware configuration

  • 9. Creating more complex CFC logics in a PCS7 Project

    In this video, you will learn:

    - How to add additional blocks to the CFC,
    - How to interconnect blocks in the CFC,
    - How to connect block parameters to hardware inputs and outputs.

    A different block type is required for connecting to I/O in a CFC. For this purpose, you can refer to the PCS7 CFC...

  • 10. How to add a template as a CFC for Valve & Motor operation in a PCS7 Project

    In this video, you will learn how to add a Process Template and to connect its blocks in the resulting CFC to the physical I/O points; We will add:

    - A template as a CFC for Valve operation,
    - A template as a CFC for Motor operation

  • 11. How to Add a Template as a CFC for a Pump in a PCS7 Project

    In this lesson, you will learn:

    - How to add an additional CFC from the Motor_Lean template for a Transfer Pump,

    - How to make connections for the Motor block to its field I/O.

  • 12. How to Configure an Interlock in a PCS7 Project

    In this lesson, we will:

    ● make logical interconnections between CFC charts,
    ● configure an interlock based on the tank level for the valve,
    ● configure an interlock based on the valve position for the pump.

  • 13. How to Compile, Download and Simulate a PCS7 Project

    In this lesson, you will learn how to compile and download the PCS7 project to the AS-400 simulator CPU. You will also learn:

    ● How to put the project into online mode and manipulate the logic using the simulator,

    ● How to monitor the individual components of the logic.