Automating with SIMATIC S7-1200: Configuring, Programming and Testing with STEP 7 Basic V11; Visualization with WinCC Basic V11 2nd Edition
Hans Berger has written a clear book based mostly on theory and operation of the Siemens S7-1200 PLC equipment, contrasting the original software user guide offered by Siemens. The SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC offers a modular design concept with similar functionality as the well-known S7-300 series. Being the follow-up generation of the SIMATIC S7-200 the controllers can be used in a versatile manner for small machines and small automation systems.
As part of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal, the engineering software STEP 7 Basic offers a newly developed user interface, which is matched to intuitive operation. A profound introduction into STEP 7 Basic V11 illustrates the basics of programming and trouble shooting. Beginners learn the basics of automation with SIMATIC S7-1200 and advanced users of S7-200 and S7-300 receive the knowledge required to work with the new PLC.
This book clears up so much of the confusion that the original guide creates. All aspects and features of the S7-1200 system are covered, in-depth, by the author. My only reservation is that not enough practical examples are included. More real-world applications and examples would have easily enhanced this book. Fervent readers will find only barren examples of function block diagram (FBD), structured code language (SCL) and ladder logic (LAD) programming. Hopefully, other published books by Hans Berger have been embellished above this one.