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Siemens STEP7 Classic to TIA Portal STEP7 v12 Conversion course

Thank you very much for the training you provided for me and my colleague on the conversion from Step 7 5.5 to TIA portal version 12.

The course was very well structured and, having previously experienced an issue with programming an S7-300 unit with Step 7 v12, the training highlighted the potential compatibility issues we could come up against.

The facilitator was, as always, excellent in providing an interactive learning environment. There were some questions that were raised as we progressed through the course that we investigated as a group to find an answer, which was a fantastic opportunity to get ‘deeper’ into v12 than planned.

The main benefit for our company will be surrounding the hardware compatibility for v12 with older units. Having tried performing backups as part of the course, and finding that it does not perform the same as v5.5 (or recognise some of the older units), we have identified an issue before it has caused us a problem on the shop floor.

Alongside this, we have found that when migrating some of our older programs to v12, the new tagging system prevents the program from running. Again, if we had left this until we needed to upgrade the program for production needs this would have resulted in considerable downtime and cost.

As a result of this course, we can now plan for obsolescence and upgrades with the knowledge that we will have to rewrite or create new programs, and adapt timescales to suit.

As always INTACS have provided 1st class service and delivery of critical training and knowledge that has prevented substantial cost and downtime. I would recommended this course to anybody that is currently using Step 7 v5.5 and is considering upgrading or buying new equipment that will be running newer S7 hardware. I believe that most people would be surprised at the changes, both major and subtle, and how it will affect their business.

Stuart S
Engineering Manager


I would like to thank Martin and the INTACS training team for all their help and effort in assessing and training of our Engineering staff in Electrical Safety and Awareness. They offered professional service and nothing was too much trouble. They worked around the clock in order to make sure our staff were assessed and trained quickly and effectively. The course content and assessment papers were excellent, and all training was backed up with professional certification, assessments, guidance notes and skill level graphs.

I can not express enough how helpful, professional and reliable this company is to ensure their work is carried out quickly and effectively. I look forward to working with them again in the near future.

Thanks for a great service.

Stuart Bond
Production Engineering Team Leader
Unipath Limited

We are proud of this training course as it does deliver real meaningful results.  Not only does the training help make sure that people work more safely & within the constraints of the Law, but it also helps keep production running smoothly avoiding unnecessary machine & line downtime.

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