In addition to providing traditional control functionality, today's controllers must also be able to record and prepare data for higher-level systems while communicating with a wide range of devices in a network of machines. This requires appropriate programming guidelines and software concepts.

  • Basic information about software development methods
  • Designing and programming state machines
  • Coding guidelines and software documentation
  • Variables, constants and character strings
  • Derived data types:
  • Arrays, structures, subranges, enumeration
  • Initializing, copying and comparing memory
  • Creating user libraries
  • Calling and evaluating the status of function blocks
  • The basics of data processing
  • Storing and managing data
  • Using the mapp technology recipe system
  • Transferring data and managing communication

Documents provided

TM230 – Structured Software Development

The task of software development requires a framework of rules and guidelines. Program sequences must be worked out on paper before they can be implemented according to pre-defined coding guidelines.

Objectives and content

  • Stages in the software development process
  • Software quality and design
  • Project structuring options
  • Comparison of sequential and combinational logic
  • Implementation of state machines
  • B&R coding guidelines
  • Code format, naming conventions
  • Programming techniques, testing and documentation


Model number

TM230 – Structured Software Development



TM250 – Memory Management and Data Storage

Today's control technology can no longer be reduced to simple logic functions. Data recording and processing options as well as communicating with other machine components are now equally important. Uniform programming capabilities, versatile libraries and powerful programming languages help meet these demands.

Objectives and contents

  • Basics of data types, arrays and structures
  • Character strings, memory size and addresses
  • Memory initialization and management
  • Copying and comparing memory
  • Using standard libraries
  • Creating user libraries
  • Using library samples
  • The basics of data processing
  • Storing and managing data
  • Using mapp Services
  • Transferring data and managing communication
  • Connectivity and access & security


Model number

TM250 - Memory management and data processing




SEM210 – Automation Studio Training: Basics

Automation Studio is used to configure and program all B&R controller components. Core topics such as getting an overview of all product groups, initial commissioning of a controller, understanding the functions of the runtime environment and using the options for integrated configuration and diagnostics will be shown.

  • B&R company presentation
  • B&R philosophy and products
  • Working with Automation Studio
  • Using the integrated help system
  • Establishing an online connection to the controller
  • Initial installation of a controller
  • Developing the hardware configuration
  • Working with text and table editors
  • Functions and options offered by Automation RuntimeAutomation Runtime is the operating system that runs on all B&R controllers.
  • Automation Runtime configuration options
  • Runtime and boot behavior of the controller
  • Using the integrated diagnostic options
  • Overview of available programming languages
SEM246 – Automation Studio Workshop:IEC 61131-3 Text-based Programming with ST

The IEC 61131-3 programming languages provide standardized access to PLC programming. Simple yet powerful language constructs facilitate the programming of a variety of control systems.

  • Overview of the programming languages specified in the IEC 61131-3 standardThe IEC 61131-3 standard is the only worldwide applicable standard for programming languages used on programmable logic controllers. In addition to Sequential Function Chart, other programming languages such as Ladder Diagram, Instruction List, Structured Text and Function Block Diagram are defined.
  • Differences between text-based and visual programming languages
  • Working with Structured Text (ST)
  • Basic constructs
  • Decisions
  • Loops
  • Working with arrays
  • Step switching mechanisms
  • Calling function blocks
  • Calling actions
  • Creating basic programs on your own
  • Option of working with another programming language
Model number


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Event location

B&R HQ: Frauenfeld
8500 Frauenfeld


B&R HQ: Frauenfeld
8500 Frauenfeld

+41 / 52 72856 - 00

Additional information

From: 22.08.2019
Start: 09:00

To: 23.08.2019
End: 17:00

Booking Status:
Duration: 2 Days

Language: German