Automation Product Training Classes Offered by AAI, A Power-Flo Technology Company

AAI, A Power-Flo Technologies Company’s training department offers introductory, advanced and maintenance classes on our high tech industrial products including Siemens automation hardware and software. Regardless of background knowledge and experience, our instructors will get your students to the level required for their project or responsibilities.

These classes can be performed in our training facilities or at the customer's site.  AAI has training facilities in our Rochester, Buffalo, Auburn and Albany branch locations to provide flexibility for each region we serve.  In addition to our standard class offerings, we have the ability to customize and create specific classes to meet our customers training needs.

All Siemens Automation classes are led by a Certified Siemens Application Engineer for Factory Automation. AAI factory certified engineers have extensive experience in industry and have demonstrated knowledge of products and technologies through comprehensive hands-on and written testing. Each trainer has been certified to possess the proven ability to design and implement automation solutions while utilizing Siemens best practices.

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Introduction to Siemens - Step 7 "Classic" PLC Programming - $1200 per student – Click here for details Click Here

This class is for the programmer who will be using Siemens Step 7 “Classic” v5 for the first time, or for those looking to refresh their Siemens programming skills. Topics include hardware configuration, system architecture, data structures, and IEC 61131 programming.

The Introduction to Step 7 Programming course is divided between 60 percent lecture material and 40 percent hands-on practical application, including development with Siemens PLC hardware and Step 7 software. The course goal is to quickly provide the experienced PLC programmer with an introduction to Step 7 programming methodology, software features, program structure, and strategies for specific applications – including the use of the S7 PLC simulator.

The training format is largely interactive, and seeks to engage students as well as answer their application specific questions. Instructors are also available to discuss detailed application questions during periodic training breaks and at the close of each session. At the conclusion of the course students will leave with a working knowledge of Siemens Step 7 “Classic” software. This includes the ability to create a functional project in Step 7 from scratch including the configuration and programming of local and remote I/O.

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Introduction to Siemens Safety Advanced in the TIA Portal - $800 per student – Click here for details Click Here

Those who will benefit the most from this class include programmers who will be developing safety programming for a control system and those who will be supporting the application. It provides an introduction to machine safety control from within the Siemens Step 7 programmable logic controller (PLC ). The course provides an overview and discussion of the necessary hardware architecture including modules, central processor units (CPUs), and more. Coursework also includes training on the use of S7 distributed safety programming and methods to determine the response time of the PLC within the safety system.

The Safety Integrated course is approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on including practical application development using Siemens’ S7-300 Fail-Safe PLC system and Step 7 “TIA Portal” software. The course goal is to quickly bring the experienced PLC programmer up to speed with configuration and programming of integrated safety hardware. The training format is largely interactive and seeks to engage students and answer their application specific questions. Instructors will also be available to discuss applications during training breaks and at the close of each session.

Students will leave with a working knowledge Siemens Safety Advanced hardware and software and with the ability to create a safety system from scratch using the TIA Portal.

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Introduction to Siemens Step 7 "TIA Portal - Professional" - PLC Programming - $1200 per student– Click here for details Click Here

This class is for the programmer who will be using Siemens Step 7 “TIA Portal” for the first time, or for those looking to refresh their skills on the TIA Portal basics. Topics include PLC programming, hardware configuration, diagnostics, and networking basics.

The Introduction to Step 7 TIA Portal course includes program development using Siemens S7-300 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Step 7 TIA Portal software. The training is approximately 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on practical application. The course goal is to quickly bring the skilled PLC programmer up to speed with programming methods, software features, and strategies.

The training format is primarily interactive and seeks to engage students and answer their application specific questions. Instructors will also be available to discuss applications during periodic training breaks and at the close of each daily session. Students will leave with a working knowledge of Step 7 TIA Portal and the ability to create a functional project in Step 7 by configuring automation hardware and creating a PLC program.

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Introduction to Siemens WinCC in TIA Portal - $800 per student– Click here for details Click Here

This class is for the programmer who will be using Siemens WinCC in TIA Portal to create or modify HMI screens and functions. Topics include: communications, tag configuration, screen development, alarming, and recipe management.

The Introduction to WinCC in TIA Portal course is divided between 40 percent lecture and 60 percent hands-on practical application, including development using a Siemens touch screen HMI and WinCC in TIA Portal software. The goal of this course is to quickly provide the student with both basic and advanced Siemens HMI configuration and programming knowledge. The training format is largely interactive and seeks to engage students as well as answer their application specific questions. Instructors are also available to discuss application related questions during periodic training breaks and at the close of each session.

At the conclusion of the course students will leave with a working knowledge of Siemens WinCC in TIA Portal, and the ability to create a customized operator interface with advanced features like alarm history and recipes.

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Introduction to Programmable Controllers PLC Basics - $800 per student– Click here for details Click Here

This class is for the programmer who has no prior automation knowledge and is an introductory level class which explores the relay logic origins of ladder logic programming, real world applications of programmable controllers and touch screen interfaces, installation and troubleshooting guidelines, and more.

The PLC Basics course is divided between 75 percent lecture and 25 percent hands-on. Lab activities include programming a Siemens’ S7-1200 Programmable logic controller using Step 7 “TIA Portal” software. The course goal is to allow programmers without automation experience to be better equipped recognizing solutions which positively impact safety, quality, cost and throughput metrics.

The training format is largely interactive, and seeks to engage students as well as answer their application specific questions by the close of each session. At the conclusion of the course students will leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to create ladder logic in a programmable controller and troubleshoot equipment using tools available in the programming environment. Students will be provided with their own copy of Siemens’ S7-1200 Easy Book, a valuable resource for future hardware and software reference.

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