Course overview

Electrical Design of an Industrial Packaging Machine

Master electrical design of industrial automation systems - packaging machine (wiring diagram and PLC (S7-1200) analysis - I/O signals explanation).
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 What's included?

This is a project I was designing for my customer about two years ago. In this course I am going to talk about this project, first the basic info and then with every further lesson we are going to dig deeper into the project. We are going to learn about the power system, about the control system (PLC Siemens S7-1200) and about the safety system (SICK Safe EFI-pro System).

I am also going to explain how this machine is controlled and I will explain why we need the input and output signals we used in the project.
By the end of the course you will be able to understand how to design an electrical system for this kind of machine.

I highly recommend that you take the document I provided as a download (circuit diagrams in PDF) in the Lecture 3 and the videos I created for you and that you create EPLAN project, for your exercise. With all the circuit diagrams, with the 2D panel layout and if you are really interested, all that in 2 languages.
I hope you will enjoy this course I created for you and I wish you great success in mastering electrical design!

In this course you will:
  • Learn about electrical design of an industrial packaging machine.
  • Learn about a power system on this project.
  • Learn about a safety system on this project (Sick Safety Controller).
  • Learn about a PLC and I/O signals on this project (Siemens S7-1200).
  • Learn an example of an automation system for an industrial machine.
  • See how the cabinet looks like in reality - photos of electrical cabinet.
  • Compare detailed design and as-built situation of the cabinet - photos.

 Course Content

  • About the team, Factory, Customer and Special Requirements On This Project
  • About the machine, the project itself and different sections in EPLAN project
  • Power system and actuators in the project
  • Safety system analysis in depth - input, output, special requirements
  • Standard PLC (S7-1200) analysis - I/O signals explanation
  • Certificate of Completion
1 section • 5 lectures • 46m total length

 Who Is This Course For

  • Everyone who wants be a professional in industrial automation and electrical design
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical designer
  • Automation engineer
  • Electrician
  • Electrical technician


  • Basic understanding of electrical engineering
  • Basic understanding of electrical symbols

Ivan Vidovic

Graduated electrical engineer with more than 9 years of experience in the professional design of various industrial electrical and automation systems.
About Ivan
Ivan is a graduated electrical engineer with 10 years of professional experience in the electrical design of various industrial automation systems. On the one hand in the automotive industry (Daimler, VW etc.), on the other hand process industry (TEVA, Coca-Cola, Lactalis etc.). Professional experience from different industries, for example Oil & Energy, Food & Beverages, dairy factories, chemical industry, Automotive( car body manufacturing - Karosserierohbau and industrial paint shops - Lackieranlagen).
International working experience (Germany, Norway, Sweden, Russia, China) I have been working in EPLAN since 2010, since version 1.9.
Eplan Electric P8 Advanced User Certificate.

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