Events and Training

Thank you for visiting the Events and Training section of our web site. A list of the upcoming product training classes and special events is included below for your convenience. This list is subject to change, so if you have a question about a specific training class or event, please email Mary Fertig at

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon!

Siemens S7-1200 TIA System Training @ DoubleTree Hotel BWI
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

This system course is for SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC users who are involved with developing or sustaining automation systems and their application programs. This course is for users needing advanced programming and configuration skills and who may use the extended system functions.

The goal of this course is to help the student build skills utilizing the programming and extended system functionality of the:

  • S7-1200 system
  • STEP7 engineering tool
  • WinCC Basic, Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Fee includes meals



Seamless Integration of Drives/Ethernet IP and ProfiNet @ Shingle & Gibb Automation
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Lunch & Learn demonstrates how seamless is to integrate SINAMICS Drives into both EtherNet/IP and PROFINET networks, along with the benefits of standardizing their machine or panel design on one hardware solution to cover both applications. The presentation also covers the specifics of how Users would program a Rockwell controller to control SINAMICS Drives, including the supporting resources that are available free of charge to customers such as programming Videos, Application Notes, and Add-on-Instructions for the different type of controls.

Realizing Engineering Efficiencies (Siemens) @ TBD
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm

This is a hands-on opportunity to experience how the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) can reduce engineering development and machine downtime. In this seminar you will work through a series of hands-on modules with the TIA Portal engineering software to configure an automation station consisting of a S7-1500 and S7-1200 PLC, HMI Comfort Panel, ET 200SP remote I/O and a SINAMICS G120 drive and motor.”

    • Experience how you can reduce engineering time by up to 30% in the design, commissioning and maintenance phases
    • Learn how a flexible and scalable machine configuration results in faster time to market
    • Observe how integrated diagnostics speed up commissioning

(Class fee of $495 includes S7-1212C Starter Kit & Basic software)