The topic of energy-efficiency is becoming increasingly important in industrial environments. The ‘Green Factory’ is not only important from an environmental perspective, but ultimately increases profitability in production. There is a great need to train apprentices and specialist staff in energy-efficient production. Our modular and practical learning systems prepare employees for the topic of energy management.
Our Green Factory modular system offers add-ons to other learning systems, such as thecyber-physical systems, or stand-alone learning systems for examining issues around energy efficiency. The add-ons consist of hardware or software components and cover the topics of energy monitoring, energy efficiency and energy generation.
The energy monitoring and energy management systems offer complete and transparent access to the energy flows in systems and system networks, from energy producers and energy storage systems to efficient consumers.
Take advantage of the learning systems’ modularity, from workstations at individual cells to complex energy networks.
As with all learning systems from Festo Didactic, future learning modules can also be seamlessly integrated.
Our energy measurement systems enable the systematic analysis of energy flows. Hardware components and software conveniently display the energy flows using sensors and web visualisations and enable easy export.
The energy measurement systems can be combined with all learning systems where an energy analysis makes sense.
Discover our learning systems for energy monitoring:
Energy monitoring tools in use: sample system with the CP Lab
The systematic recording of energy consumption down to the process level is an important component of our learning systems for energy management. Using the example of typical industrial consumers, you can use these learning systems to adopt, perform and evaluate energy-efficiency measures. The systems consists of industrial power meters, compressed air sensors and an evaluator/controller with an open OPC UA interface. The learning systems for energy efficiency complement ourcyber-physical learning systems.
Discover our learning systems for energy efficiency:
The software package ‘Green Factory – Energy Management’ extends the cyber-physical learning systemswith opportunities to actively influence energy consumption. Using the software package, the energy consumption of plant sections can be varied so that the plant can be operated flexibly in terms of energy. It also provides functions for increasing the industrial energy-efficiency of plant sections. A preconfigured dashboard is used for operation and visualisation.
The set supplements the CP Factoryhigh-bay warehouse with hardware and software for analysing and optimising energy efficiency. This enables students to examine the question: How can mechanical energy be recovered and reused?
The set consists of a power meter, an energy storage system, analysis software and instructions on how to carry out the energy analysis and optimisation.
How can the movements of articulated arm robots be optimised in terms of energy and time? Students can explore this topic using the ‘Robot Efficiency’ extension set for our cyber-physical learning systems.
They systematically research and optimise relevant energy-consumption factors, such as speed, acceleration, distance and moving load.
The set consists of an energy meter, touch panel software for adjusting the robot parameters and instructions on how to carry out energy analyses and consumption optimisation.
The learning systems from the ‘Energy supply’ series form a complete energy supply network. They can be operated individually or in combination and can, for example, independently supply energy to cyber-physical learning systems. They deal with the topics of power, heat and compressed air generation, energy storage and intelligent energy consumption.
In addition to subject-specific training content, the focus is also on general technologies such as combined heat and power generation, the use of converters, output forecasts and safety factors.
Discover our learning systems for energy supply:
The efficiency compressor is a learning system about modern, energy-efficient compressed air generation and supplies compressed air at a rate of up to 65 Nl/min at an overpressure of up to 7 bar. What is special about the compressor is that heat generated during compression is extracted using a water circuit via the integrated heat exchanger and made available for downstream processes.
The efficiency compressor can also be coupled with the heat reservoir for this.
The heat reservoir enables heat to be generated, stored, and transferred, and has further connection points for adding heat consumers or other heat sources.
It has an additional air reservoir. Together with the efficiency compressor, you can integrate the topic of energy generation into our cyber-physical systems.
The fuel cell demonstrates the industrial generation of power and heat using a hydrogen-based fuel cell. It acts as a small ‘power station’ and converts hydrogen and oxygen from the air into water and energy, which are then used for downstream thermal processes.