Be able to maintain and change PLC software with ECS/ACESYS™ training

This 5-day course will give you an overview of the communication between the ECS/ControlCenter™ and the Siemens S7 PLC, and you’ll learn about ACESYS™ programming possibilities in the PLC. You’ll also get experience selecting, adding and changing ACESYS™ modules in the ECS/ControlCenter™ and PLC. 

Course overview

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Applicable audience
Electrical engineers
Electrical maintenance engineers
Instrument engineers
Process engineers
System engineers
Training at FLSmidth facility

Optimise your control system—ECS/ACESYS™ programming for Siemens S7 PLC


  • Learn how to maintain and troubleshoot your control system
  • Learn how to create and configure new ACESYS™ objects in ECS and Siemens S7 PLC programs
  • Get the knowledge required to change and optimise the Siemens S7 PLC system

Not available in 2021. Please check back in 2022.

What your ECS/ACESYS™ programming for Siemens S7 PLC training covers

Adaptable Control Engineering System (ACESYS™) is used to program PLCs to ensure your plant’s optimal process control. This course will help you optimise your control system by developing your maintenance and troubleshooting skills based on the FLSmidth ACESYS™ programming standard Siemens S7 PLCs that are programmed with Simatic Manager Step 7 software.

With focus on program functions used in everyday operations, you will gain new understanding of how standard equipment truly works and how to use ECS/ACESYS™-based applications to visualise and control activity.

The knowledge you’ll gain at this FLSmidth Institute course ensures that you can maintain the PLC system, troubleshoot the entire control system and make process changes with confidence. 

Each participant will receive a binder with a complete set of the training materials.
Knowledge of the ECS system and Siemens S7 PLC required; see information below.
The training is based in a classroom setting with theory and hands-on exercises.

Your course is based on ECS/ControlCenter™ version 8 and will cover:


  • ECS and PLC structure and layout
  • New features for ACESYS™ 8
  • Departments
  • Groups
  • Motors
  • Motion detector
  • Alarms
  • Select points
  • Analog points
  • Gate/positioners
  • PID controllers


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Please note the following about your ECS/ACESYS™ programming for Siemens S7 PLC course

Course requirements/prerequisites

This course is designed for engineers who work with and program ACESYS™ installations. All participants must have ECS maintenance skills similar to the course "ECS/ControlCenter™ Maintenance" and experience programming Siemens S7 PLC’s Simatic manager.


Each participant must have prior experience or training using ECS control systems and PLC programming using Simatic manager.

Simulated vm-ware

This course includes training on simulated vm-ware; i.e., a copy of a system with simulation. This means that when participants work with the system, it looks similar to the system you run in your own plant.

Fee and payment

Your standard training fee covers:

  • Registration and tuition
  • Training material
  • Use of facilities and equipment
  • Instruction in English by experienced FLSmidth specialists
  • Refreshments and lunches
  • Training certificate after course completion


100% advance payment is required.



There will be an administrative charge in case of absence or cancellation.


If a course is cancelled by the client, the following payment is applicable:

0-30 days before = 100% of fee

31-60 days before = 50% of fee

61 days before = 0% of fee


FLSmidth reserves the right to cancel training courses if there are not enough applicants to meet the objectives of a given training course. In case of cancellation, we will notify all applicants directly. FLSmidth will make a full refund but disclaim any further liability.

Registration contact

Rezk Boutros

Senior Product Engineer, Training and Control Systems

Tel : +1 610-231-5637




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