Control technology

Control technology

Taking control in basic and further training

Open and closed-loop logic control, as well as monitoring manufacturing and production steps are fundamental aspects of automation technology. They are used to organise production processes reliably, safely, quickly and cost-effectively. Control technology is used as a basic technology in a variety of applications and industry sectors, and at the same time it plays a significant role in Industry 4.0.

PLC

Receiving signals and sending commands – that's the concept and the principle of logic control for production steps. People have always been wanting to monitor manufacturing and production steps, as well as ensuring that they are reliable and efficient.

From manual control to mechanical, electrical, and programmable logic controllers, control technology is the starting point for automation technology and the companion for Industry 4.0.

Control and PLC technology represents the central intelligence of all production systems and is therefore used in a wide range of industries, whether in the automotive, pharmaceutical or food sector.

Controller, process, didactics

We offer vertically and horizontally consistent learning solutions for automation and PLC technology.

This allows us to find a balance between clarity on the one hand, and industry relevance and practical transfer on the other:

  • From simple to complex models
  • From manual control to relays
  • From digital mini control systems to PLCs

After all, future-oriented training is ultimately about the reliable and efficient automation of production processes.

  • Automation systems must be ready for future working environments
  • Processes must come as close as possible to those in actual production
  • The training content and methods must lead to professional competence that skilled workers can use to secure their own and their companies’ future.


Our control technology solutions:

Control technology

The EduTrainer®Universal

Do you rely on PLCs from global market leaders or less well-known but innovative control concepts? Does your training tend to focus on mastering processes and technologies rather than safe handling of wires and screwdrivers? Then the EduTrainer®Universal is the right solution!
Whatever is most important to you, you can get exactly the EduTrainer®Universal that you need:

  • Fully set up and configured or your own design (Online configurator)
  • With PLCs from Siemens, Allen-Bradley, Festo, and other manufacturers
  • With or without
    – Power supply unit
    – 4 mm safety sockets
    – SysLink system interface
EduTrainerCompact

The EduTrainer®Compact

Do you want to teach PLC programming in addition to relay circuits in your pneumatics or hydraulics laboratory? Would you like a device that fits your laboratory furniture? Does your training tend to focus on mastering processes and technologies rather than safe handling of wires and screwdrivers?

Then the EduTrainer®Compact is the perfect, globally tried-and-tested control concept for pneumatics and hydraulics laboratories.

Find out more about our pneumatic and hydraulic solutions!

Selecting the right EduTrainer®

We recommend ourstandard versions. Simply select an EduTrainer®.

The benefits to you:

  • Very economical solution
  • Perfectly matched technology
  • Fast delivery

Configure your perfect PLC!

If you cannot find a suitable standard version, an EduTrainer®can be Online configuratorconfigured with one of the PLCs offered there.

Online configuration

With listed PLCs

OnlineConfigurator

If you are unable to find a suitable standard version, an EduTrainer®can beOnline configuratorconfigured with one of the PLCs offered there. Configure the EduTrainer you want, and ask us for a quote.

The benefits to you:

  • Customised solution
  • Conveniently selected from listed components

With other PLCs

If your preferred PLC is not available in the Online configurator, then you can configure an EduTrainer ®with your preferred PLC as an EduTrainer ®‘with special PLC’.

The benefits to you:

  • Customised solution
  • Any PLC available on the market (as long as external dimensions and connections are compatible)

For user-installation of the PLC

If you already have a PLC and would like to integrate it yourself, or you would like to make changes and adjustments to the EduTrainer®, simply configure an EduTrainer ®‘without PLC’.

The benefits to you:

  • High level of flexibility in the design of the device
  • Any PLC available on the market (as long as external dimensions and connections are compatible)

HMI

Operation and networking in basic training

Discover our control panels (HMIs) and switches for use in A4 frames, either as tabletop units or in combination with pneumatic/hydraulic laboratory furniture as an introduction to operation and networking.

Find out more!

Process interfaces

With an EduTrainer®or any PLC, you can select which processes you control.

The programming device (PC), the controller and the processes are connected via various interfaces.

1. Simulation/displaying inputs/outputs

Testing a PLC program using the simulation box.

EduTrainer®or a PLC of your choice

EduTrainer Universal

I/O data cable with beidseitigen SysLink-Steckernfor EduTrainer®or with SysLink connectors at one end and open cable end sleevesfor the PLC of your choice.

I/O data cable

Process model Simulationsbox digitalor simulation box digital/analogue

Simulation box

2. Controlling virtual processes

Industry-relevant and low-cost PLC training with simulation software, for exampleCIROS®

EduTrainer®or a PLC of your choice

EduTrainer Universal

I/O data cable with beidseitigen SysLink-Steckernfor EduTrainer®or with SysLink connector on one end and open cable end sleevesfor the PLC of your choice

I/O data cable

Interface EasyPort USB

EasyPort

Process model: simulation software

CIROS

3. Process model of controlling actual modules

With equipment set andMPS® stations

EduTrainer®or a PLC of your choice

PLC

I/O data cable with beidseitigen SysLink-Steckernfor EduTrainer®or with SysLink connector on one end and open cable end sleevesfor the PLC of your choice

I/O data cable

Cable set with safety plug

Cable PLC

Process model:

MPS

Tec2Screen® in control technology

PLCSimulationTec2Screen®

The all-in-one device Tec2Screen®offers suitable simulations for exciting and realistic training on the topic of control technology. Controllers and applications can be quickly tested and simulated, independent of the programming language and PLC. Simulations replace large, complex systems that are more expensive and take up a lot of space.

Find out more about Tec2Screen® and our simulations!