Amatrol PLC Distributed I-O Learning System - Siemens S7 (89-RIO-S7) eBook Curriculum Sample



  • PLC Distributed I-O Learning System - Siemens S7 (89-RIO-S7)
Amatrol PLC Distributed I-O Learning System - Siemens S7 (89-RIO-S7) Curriculum Sample

Amatrol | 89-RIO-S7

PLC Distributed I-O Learning System
- Siemens S7

Siemens S7 PLC Distributed I/O Training | eBook Curriculum

eBook: E40803

A distributed I/O system allows a master processor to communicate with remote or distributed I/O slave systems that are located either close to or on the machine or process being controlled. Topics for the PLC Remote I/O eBook include introduction, installation, configuration, and operation.

What are Three Methods to Distribute I/O?

S7-300 PLCs use three different methods to distribute I/O. The three models are Central Rack, Expansion Rack, and Distributed I/O.

  • Central Rack (Local I/O): Local I/O is the I/O contained in the same rack as the processor. Local I/O is used in applications where field devices are located close to the rack containing the processor and the number of required I/O points can be contained on one rack. In these applications, the processor scans and updates the status of only the I/O modules contained in its rack.
  • Expansion Rack: An expansion rack is a method of distributing I/O that allows a PLC to control more I/O than the local rack can provide. Expansion racks are implemented using interface modules, additional racks, and special cables. The interface modules and cables effectively connect the backplanes together across the racks, so that they appear as one rack to the processor.
  • Distributed I/O (Remote I/O): Distributed I/O (or Remote I/O) is a method of I/o distribution that enables one or more I/O racks or devices to be located at, or close to, the process or machine. These I/O racks are located at a distance from the chassis containing the processor. The processor communicates with the I/O racks over a distributed I/O network. Distributed I/O is commonly used in applications where the input and output devices are spread over a relatively large area, or in applications where the local rack cannot supply enough I/O points to satisfy the requirements of the application.

Learning Topics

  • ET200 Functions
  • IM153 Functions
  • Interface Module Installation, Configuration, & Operation

Comprehensive PLC Distributed I/O Curriculum

Amatrol's PLC distributed I/O curriculum teaches a variety of PLC distributed I/O topics, including: ET200M installation, configuration, and operation; ET200 functions; and IM153 functions. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like installing an IM153-1 interface module; connecting an ET200M system to a Profibus-DP master; and designing a program that controls a reversing motor application using ET200M I/O.

Feature-Packed eBook Format Makes Learning Convenient

Amatrol’s eBooks look like a real book and allow users to flip between pages with ease. Enhanced with features such as keyword searches and zoom controls that enable a user to quickly locate and view information, these eBooks are a fantastic learning tool. Amatrol’s eBooks are available online and can be used by anyone with access to Amatrol’s Learning Management System (LMS). Optionally, if you choose to use your own LMS, these eBooks are SCORM compatible to allow smooth integration into your current training system. Combined with our already extensive library of interactive multimedia titles, which are also SCORM compatible, users can now complete their entire course work online!

Required Base System |
PLC Troubleshooting - Siemens S7

Expand Your PLC Training | 890-S7 Expansion Systems

Amatrol's 890-S7 training systems feature a variety of optional expansion systems to teach additional skills related to analog
applications, graph programming, touch screen statement list, distibuted I/O, ASI Bus, and Profibus.
All of these expansion systems include Amatrol's in-depth curriculum.