Libyan Iron and Steel Company Embraces High-Precision Automation

Having implemented the Siemens SIMATIC S7 controller in their production line, the Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) sought to maximise the potential of this sophisticated technology. To achieve this, LISCO engaged Qabas to enhance its engineering team’s technical skills through an extensive training programme covering Siemens SIMATIC S7, including programming and TIA (Totally Integrated Automation).

Training Specifications

  • Siemens S7 Training: Engineers required a deep understanding of Siemens S7 PLCs, encompassing hardware configuration, system diagnostics, and basic programming.
  • Advanced Programming: The programme aimed to enhance engineers’ skills in advanced programming for Siemens S7 PLCs, focusing on ladder logic, structured text, and function block diagrams.
  • TIA Training: The TIA Portal training covered integrated engineering, system configuration, and efficient project management within the Siemens automation environment.

Implementation Strategy

  • Needs Analysis: We conducted a detailed assessment to identify the specific training needs of LISCO’s engineers, aligning the curriculum with the company’s operational goals and technological requirements.
  • Customised Modules: We developed specialised training modules tailored to Siemens S7, advanced programming, and TIA, addressing the unique requirements of LISCO’s engineering team.
  • Practical Workshops: We delivered hands-on workshops to provide practical experience with Siemens S7 PLCs and the TIA Portal, reinforcing theoretical knowledge through real-world application.
  • Ongoing Support: We established continuous learning support mechanisms, including access to online resources, post-training evaluations, and follow-up sessions to ensure skill retention and knowledge enhancement.
  • Stakeholder Communication: We maintained consistent communication with LISCO’s management and engineering teams to ensure alignment with training objectives and gather continuous feedback for course refinement.

Results

This initiative significantly enhanced the technical capabilities of LISCO’s engineering team. Engineers developed a robust understanding of Siemens S7 PLCs, advanced programming techniques, and the TIA Portal, leading to improved system diagnostics, efficient project management, and greater automation efficiency. Ultimately, it boosted the team’s confidence and proficiency in handling complex automation tasks and positioned LISCO as a leader in industrial automation.

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