CP systems

Cyber-physical systems

With the help of our CP Lab und CP Factory cyber-physical learning and research platforms, you convey fundamental in-depth knowledge concerning fully automated digital production technologies, as well as the layout and programming of digital equipment networks. The individual modules of these platform represent the workstations of actual production systems as models. This results in ideal prospects for learning in various fields of technology, permitting operation and continuous optimization of networked systems.

Our training content covers the following subjects:

Training content for the Industrial Internet of things
Learning systems for the Industrial Internet of things

Future-oriented industrial controllers

Industrial control technology, PLC, HMI

Working with modern control systems is the basis for dealing with future IoT concepts:

  • PLC, industrial PC
  • Human-machine interface
  • Drive controller

Embedded controller, IoT, plug & produce

Familiarize yourself with ultramodern IoT paradigms and components with integrated intelligence:

  • Decentralized control
  • Self-configuration
  • Data collection and preprocessing

Identification and object-related data

Identification and management of workpieces, materials and data via digital communication technologies and sensors constitute the basis of fully automated production. Storage of data directly at the product demonstrates close intermeshing between individual parts and work-order data:

  • Communication via bus technologies
  • Binary pallet identification
  • Identification via RFID and QR codes
  • Material flow: monitoring via RFID and NFC
  • Collection of information via intelligent sensors
  • Manufacturing and tracking with lot size 1

Data communication and security

Open communication standards

Industrial communication is based on open standards

  • TCP/IP, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP
  • OPC UA
  • AMQP/MQTT

ICT, cloud and ICS cyber security

Reliable, safe data communication

  • Highly available network rings
  • Network isolation via VLANs
  • Firewalls, encrypted VPN connections
  • Securing (cloud) services

ERP, MES, analytics and KPIs

In a modern, networked factory, machines and workpieces communicate with each other and with ERP and MES IT systems both inside and outside the factory, up to the cloud level. Festo’s MES training for the MES4 smart factory can be used to teach development, control and visualization of work orders, as well as for the selection of relevant process data for the purpose of increasing productivity:

  • KPI calculation
  • Data analysis
  • Production planning

For SAP users, the training factory can be custom connected to SAP ME. We can implement additional MES and ERP links upon request.

Modern manufacturing concepts

Factory planning and simulation

3D factory simulation for modeling, visualization and analysis of manufacturing systems and robot cells

  • Layout planning for new systems
  • Optimization of existing systems
  • Digital twin for IoT

Future-oriented robot concepts

Collaborative, cooperative and autonomous robots are taking over a steadily increasing number of automation tasks. This is placing new demands on the skills of machine operators and production workers.

  • Teaching positions in
  • Working in shared space with robots
  • Collaboration with robots

Flexible, additive production concepts

CNC machines and flexible manufacturing systems are prerequisites for the implementation of customer-specific products all the way down to manufacturing lot size 1. The CP Factory integrates corresponding technologies for use in industrial training projects and scenarios.

  • 3D printing process
  • CAD/CAM/CNC
  • Automation and robotization

Data-aided manufacturing optimization

Energy/resource-efficient manufacturing

Systematic detection and control of operating states and power consumption:

  • Industrial power and compressed air measurement
  • Web-based energy monitoring and management
  • Efficiency, cost and environmental considerations

From monitoring to smart maintenance

Monitoring of maintenance and service contracts

  • Error messages and assisted order processing with mobile devices
  • Spare parts management

New generation HMI – AR, smart glasses

Intuitive data visualization available at any time for human-machine interaction

  • AR for smart phones and tablets
  • Efficient use of wearables
  • Open format for user expansion

Helpful platforms and communities

CP Community

Digital-learning-CP-community

Integrate our teachware for applications included in the cyber-physical systems. The cyber-physical community is part of the holistic learning environment dealing with the issues of “Qualification for the Industrial Internet of Things”. Our customers can download documentation and teaching materials from this platform for the purpose of instruction, and exchange ideas concerning this topic with other teachers and researchers.

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InfoPortal

InfoPortal

The Festo Didactic InfoPortal supports you with technical information regarding Festo Didactic’s learning systems. This information includes details about function and layout of the learning systems, as well as how the learning systems are started up.

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T.EACH

In the future, the “T.EACH” knowledge and exchange platform will make training materials available free of charge all over the world in various languages concerning all fields of technology, for example electrical engineering, robotics and automation.

Teachers and trainers can download materials for their courses, exchange ideas about our materials with other teachers, upload materials themselves and sell them in exchange for a digital currency.

Discover our T.EACH community for technical education!

MES4

What is MES4?

MES4 automation software is a specially prepared manufacturing execution system (MES) with a new design for IoT learning platforms. MES4 is continuously further developed in cooperation and collaboration with our customers, and thus does justice to the rapid transformation in the field of industrial data processing and production control within the context of the Industrial Internet of Things.

Scope of delivery

  • MES4 software, preinstalled on a PC and ready for use
  • Dongle
  • PC with TFT monitor

Training content

  • Define and edit order workflows and process plans
  • Read orders and update status
  • Sort order items
  • Enter assignments for workpiece carriers to the order
  • Create a material master including graphic representation of the workpieces
  • Enter machines including costs and power consumption
  • Enter warehouse data and material buffer
  • Enter and manage customer data
  • Define system layouts with icons
  • Automatic routing per routing card and machine capabilities
  • OEE, PLC and malfunction report generation, including graphic representation

Reference projects

CP Factory and CP Lab reference projects

There’s great international demand for orientation concerning which methods and technologies can be used in production, as well as in the development of products and services, in order to generate new added value for customers and companies. The CP Factory is used by vocational schools and at worldwide technical training and educational centers, as well as in companies, for basic and further training in the field of the Industrial Internet of Things. Experts are being trained there for industrial regions in accordance with local requirements.

Reference projects in Germany

Technische Schule Aalen

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BBS Osnabrück

10 to 15 cells including robot assembly

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HS Albstadt Sigmaringen

5 to 10 cells including robot assembly

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GS Göppingen

10 to 15 cells including robot assembly, CNC and robot loading

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HS Furtwangen

1 to 5 cells including robot assembly

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Trade School Balingen

10 to 15 cells including robot assembly, CNC and robot loading

10 to 20 CP Labs, pallet transfer system, modules: turning

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Karl Arnold School Biberach

1 to 5 cells including robot assembly and CP bridge, 10 to 20 CP Labs, pallet transfer system, various modules

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Carl Benz School Gaggenau

10 to 15 cells including robot assembly, CNC, robot loading and mobile logistics system

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Heinrich Hertz School Karlsruhe

5 to 10 cells including robot assembly and automatic warehouse

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Carl Benz School Karlsruhe

1 to 5 cells including robot assembly, CNC and robot loading, 5 to 10 CP Labs, pallet transfer system, various modules

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Werner Siemens School Stuttgart

5 to 10 cells including robot assembly, CNC, robot loading and mobile logistics system

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Hans-Freudenberg School Weinheim

5 to 10 CP Labs, pallet transfer system, various modules

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Reference projects in Denmark

Aalborg University

5 to 10 cells including robot assembly

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Seinäjoki University, Finland

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Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

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Reference projects in China

Zhejiang University

10 to 15 cells including robot assembly, CNC, robot loading and mobile logistics system

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Reference projects in Switzerland

Haute École d’Ingénierie/d’Architecture

5 to 10 cells including robot assembly, automatic warehouse and mobile logistics system

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Reference projects in Finland

Seinäjoki University

1 to 5 cells including robot assembly

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Reference projects in France

CESI Enterprises Rouen

1 to 5 cells including robot assembly

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