Establishing the basis for excellent technological achievements as early as possible and getting young people excited about technology – these are the goals we pursue with our MecLab® learning system for secondary schools:
Technical courses at school help create the skilled staff of tomorrow. As the innovation leader in industrial and process automation, Festo wants to awake the interest of young people for technical professions and lay the foundation for subsequent careers in engineering.
Understanding on a small scale how large-scale technology works – this is the task of the MecLab®. Festo Didactic’s MecLab enables eighth-year pupils and higher to observe typical processes – as found in any automated production plant – with the aid of a simplified model. Realistic activities thanks to genuine industrial components, a wide variety of reconstruction and expansion possibilities, and numerous programming functions make the MecLab an optimal learning system for discovering and understanding technology.
Automation technology is one of the most important technologies world-wide. Automated systems are to be found in virtually all areas of life. The MecLab® gives school children a deep insight into the world of production technologies.