Staying closer from a distance

Festo Live Webinars
As a market-leading automation company, we relentlessly pursue innovative and digital solutions that will help us support our customers and make their lives easier. In addition to our various channels of communication, Festo will be hosting Live Webinars. These informative webinars will be facilitated by Festo experts that have honed experience in various industries. Our customers can now receive training, learn and gain knowledge from anywhere in the world; all they need is a smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet.

Register for our webinars and stay connected with Festo!

Industrial Automation


Simplified Motion Series combines pneumatic simplicity with electrical benefits
This webinar session focused on applications where the new Simplified Motion Series, our latest addition to the electrical automation portfolio. We discussed the benefits of using electrical motion technology with the simplicity of pneumatics. We took a quick look into setting up the drives and  got a glimpse of how fast and effortless the setup is compared to a standard pneumatic system.
Course date: 23 April 2020
Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am CAT


Introduction to the most commonly used process valves
Competition in the process automation industry is becoming fiercer, and businesses have to constantly adapt their machines to remain competitive. Updating old process valves in plants with advanced valves is vital in this industry. Festo will be hosting a one-hour webinar that focuses on common process valves for linear and rotary actuation to help you make an informed decision before selecting the ideal valves for your machines. Our industry experts will introduce you to Festo valves that are customised to provide your machines with better control, longer service life and reduced costs in this webinar. If you require to broaden your general understanding of ball, butterfly, plug, gate, penstock, knife, diaphragm, seat and globe, this webinar is ideal for you.
Course date: 21 May 2020
Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am CAT


How to size actuators for butterfly and ball valves
Specifying and accurately sizing process valves and their respective actuators is a common frustration for most suppliers, end-users and OEMs. This frustration often results in the under-sizing, over-sizing and premature failure of process valves as well as actuators. This training intends to provide you with practical tools to ensure that you obtain all the information required to make an informed selection. Additionally, we will show you how to size a butterfly and ball valve from first principles as well as introduce you to free sizing software that can potentially save you hours of configuring your application.
Course date: 25 June 2020
Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am CAT
Register here


Basic pneumatics for process automation
Festo Didactic has developed a dedicated training course for the pneumatic actuation and control of process automation equipment. In this training, our experts will take you through the basic principles of pneumatics and the typical components found in pneumatic control circuits. The first session of the training will focus on:
• Pneumatic technology: principles and concepts
• Pneumatic actuators
• Solenoid Pilot Valves
Course date: 23 July 2020
Time: 10:00 am -11:00 am CAT
Register here


Training and Consulting

Basic Pneumatics
This webinar will cover the basics of pneumatic industrial automation principles and terminology in the workplace - providing an excellent foundation for further pneumatics training.
Course date: 19-22 May 2020
Time: 09:00 am – 11:00 am CAT daily


Basic Hydraulics
This course will provide you with an insight into hydraulic hardware technology and its function. You will learn to produce and read circuit diagrams as well as set the speed, pressure and position for hydraulic drives.
Course Date: 19 – 22 May 2020
Time: 13:00 pm – 15:00 pm CAT daily


After attending this training, you will be able to successfully design the electro-pneumatics systems in your company. We will introduce you to different design technologies that will increase your industry competence.
Course date: 26-29 May 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am CAT daily
Register here


Intro to PLC (CoDeSys)
To master the fast-changing requirements of embedded and PC-controlled industrial applications, it is important to learn and apply different programming languages from various software. This training provides an in-depth explanation of CoDeSys, a new software and gives you confidence in using it.
Course Date: 26-29 May 2020
Time: 13:00 pm - 15:00 pm CAT daily
Register here


How to integrate Festo equipment with Siemens PLCs
This training will demonstrate the basic principles and directions of setting up communication, function blocks and connections of Festo equipment to Siemens PLCs.
Course date: 2-5 June 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am CAT daily
Register here

Learning Systems


LIVSIM EMS: Hands-on Hardware Simulation of Electro-Mechanical Systems
LVSIM-EMS is a web-browser based application, that allows you to work with virtual electrical equipment e.g. AC/DC Motors, and instruments e.g. Power Meters, as if you were in the lab. The simulation software can either be installed locally on a Windows® personal computer (local version), on a Windows server (network version) or accessed directly online through the website. This software covers the same courses such as Computer-Assisted 0.2 kW Electromechanical Training System, Model 8006-1, Electromechanical Training System, Model 8010-9, Power Transmission Training System, Model 8010-B, etc.


Electro-Mechanical Systems: Electricity Generation (3 phase) and Synchronization to the grid
Course Date:
 29 May 2020
Time: 15:00 pm EST/ 21:00 pm CAT
Register here


Electro-Mechanical Systems: Teaching Power Factor Compensation
Date: 22 and 25 May 2020
Time: 15:00 pm EST/ 21:00 pm CAT
Register here

CIROS training sessions – Virtual Reality training sessions
Ciros is the virtual learning environment for mechatronics with a focus on PLC controlled systems. It offers an ideal working environment for PLC programming based on Siemens S7 and other manufacturers' control systems. A virtual learning environment for the mechatronics training system MPS® is also included. Festo is offering three CIROS training sessions to help you broaden your knowledge in this field.


CIROS – TIA Portal
This training session will cover programming virtual production system controlled by Siemens 1500-PLCSIM over TIA Portal Professional V14.
Date: 19 May 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am CAT


CIROS – Codesys V3.5
This training session will cover programming virtual production system controlled by Festo PLC over Codesys V3.5 SP15.
Date: 21 May 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am CAT


CIROS – Fluidsim 5
This training session will cover programming virtual production system controlled by Fluidsim 5 Virtual PLC.
Date: 26 May 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am CAT
Register here