Range of courses

Our range of courses

Technology, organisation and people – our offer for a wide range of target groups within every company

We make sure that the competencies of employees in industrial companies are developed in a practical, tailor-made way. The focus is on the core competencies that are needed in the different automation technologies and on helping employees to transfer and apply their newly acquired skills in the workplace. This is because qualified and committed employees make a decisive contribution to the productivity and competitiveness of your company.

Course topics

Our offer includes training courses and seminars in those areas that play a key role in everyday industrial life: technology, organisation and people.

We offer courses for, amongst many other topics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrics/electronics, PLC programming, digitalisation/Industry 4.0, lean production and leadership.

Discover our complete range of courses below!

Webinars

WPN101 - Basic Pneumatic (1 CPD Point)

This webinar will teach you the basic concepts and principles of pneumatic technology.

Practical exercises will be performed by each participant on his/her own pc/laptop using our award-winning FluidSIM software, while interacting with our experienced facilitators.

Content, outcomes and exercises are based on the Basic Pneumatic face-to-face training.

Target group:

Everybody who has to deal with pneumatic systems in their working environment. This format of training is ideal for first-time users of the technology, refresher courses, preparation for face-to-face training courses and group trainings across cities, countries and continents.

This platform makes training possible for those who are not able to attend face-to-face training courses.

In-house custom webinars are also available on request.

Content:

  • Objectives of low cost automation
  • Basic principles of compressed air supply, production, preparation and distribution
  • Power section devices (Linear and rotary actuators)
  • Use of directional control valve, flow control, pressure and time control valves and sensors
  • Structure and function of pneumatic devices and valves
  • Basic logic functions and their application
  • Symbolic representation of devices and standards (ISO 1219)
  • Systematic design of circuit diagrams
  • Reading pneumatic circuit diagrams
  • Operating modes in pneumatic control systems
  • Safety regulations and valid industrial standards
  • Typical industrial circuits
  • Identifying and eliminating faults
  • Practical exercises done by all participants on FluidSIM software

Outcomes:


The Participant:

  • can design, draw and simulate basic pneumatic circuits
  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of pneumatic components
  • can identify and explain symbols for pneumatic components
  • can read and interpret pneumatic circuit diagrams
  • can interpret technical specifications and data relating to pneumatic components
  • knows the fundamentals of compressed air generation and preparation


Duration:

The webinar will take place from 8:00 - 10:00 CAT Monday - Friday (unless otherwise specified). Attendance of all the sessions is compulsory.

Assessment and Certification:
An assignment is to be completed at the end of the course after which participants will receive a Festo certificate of "Successfully completing the Basic Pneumatic Webinar", based on the participant's level of understanding and practical application of the submitted assignments.

Pre-requisites
In order to get maximum value from this webinar, it is strongly recommended that interested candidates should be familiar and have experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

WPN211 - Electro-Pneumatic (1 CPD Point)

During this webinar participants will learn the basic concepts to successfully design an electro-pneumatic system based on actual industrial automation applications. You will be familiarized with electrical actuation, -sensing and control technologies and identify differences and similarities between different technologies.

Design, simulation and fault-finding of electro-pneumatic circuits will be performed by each participant on his/her own pc/laptop using our award-winning FluidSIM software, while interacting with our experienced facilitators.

Content, outcomes and exercises are based on the Electro-Pneumatic face-to-face training courses.

Target group:

All personnel involved with and responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of industrial electro-pneumatic equipment and basic control systems.

This format of training is ideal for first-time users of the technology, refresher courses, preparation for face-to-face training courses and group trainings.

This platform makes training ideal for those who are not able to attend face-to-face training courses.

In-house custom webinars are also available on request.

Content:

  • Electrical principles
  • Electrical and pneumatic symbols and standards
  • Interaction of electrical control section and pneumatic power section
  • Function of signal generators (push buttons, switches and relays)
  • Electronic sensors (inductive, capacitive and infrared)
  • Systematic production and reading of electrical circuit diagrams
  • Operating modes of electro-pneumatic control systems
  • Safety regulations and valid standards for electrical engineering and pneumatics
  • Practical exercises for all circuits “hands-on”
  • Typical Industrial circuits

Outcomes:

The Participant:

  • can describe the functional relationship between pneumatic and electrical components
  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of electro–pneumatic and electrical components
  • can identify and explain symbols for electro–pneumatic and electrical components
  • can design, assemble and simulate an electro–pneumatic circuit
  • can read and interpret electro–pneumatic circuit diagrams
  • knows the role of a PLC in automation

Duration:

The webinar will take place from 8:00 - 10:00 CAT Monday - Friday (unless otherwise specified). Attendance of all the sessions is compulsory.

Assessment and Certification:

An assignment is to be completed at the end of the course after which participants will receive a Festo certificate of "Successfully completing the Electro-Pneumatic Webinar", based on the participant's level of understanding and practical application of the submitted assignments.

Pre-requisites

In order to get maximum value from this webinar, it is strongly recommended that interested candidates should have completed the below courses. Principles, concepts and applications of this webinar are based on the content that is learnt during these courses.

  • Basic Pneumatic course (Webinar or face-to-face)
  • Participants should also be familiar and have experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

WHY511 - Basic Hydraulic (1 CPD Point)

This webinar will teach you the basic concepts and principles of hydraulic technology.

Practical exercises will be performed by each participant on his/her own pc/laptop using our award-winning FluidSIM software, while interacting with our experienced facilitators.

Content, outcomes and exercises are based on the Basic Hydraulic face-to-face training.

Target group:

Personnel dealing with hydraulic systems in their working environment. This format of training is ideal for first-time users of the technology, refresher courses, preparation for face-to-face training courses and group trainings.

The remote/online platform makes training possible for those who are not able to attend face-to-face training courses.

In-house custom webinars are also available on request.

Content:

  • Standards for equipment and circuit diagram representation
  • Design and function of hydraulic power supply systems.
  • Physical principles.
  • Measurement of volumetric flow rate, pressure and temperature as an aid to troubleshooting.
  • Hardware technology and characteristic data for valves and actuators.
  • Reading and interpreting basic hydraulic circuit diagrams for direction, speed, pressure and position.
  • Basic principles of systematic troubleshooting.

Outcomes:

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Name the essential hydraulic components and their symbols.
  • Explain the physical principles of hydraulics and use them for troubleshooting.
  • Measure the volumetric flow, pressure and temperature in a hydraulic system and what the values mean for evaluation of the system.
  • Design, assemble and test basic hydraulic circuits on FluidSIM software.
  • Understand, read, and interpret circuit diagrams.
  • Interpret the characteristics of data of valves and drive elements.

Duration:

The webinar will take place from 8:00 - 10:00 CAT Monday - Friday (unless otherwise specified). Attendance of all the sessions is compulsory.
Assessment and Certification:
An assignment is to be completed at the end of the course after which participants will receive a Festo certificate of "Successfully completing the Basic Hydraulic Webinar", based on the participant's level of understanding and practical application of the submitted assignments.
Pre-requisites
In order to get maximum value from this webinar, it is strongly recommended that interested candidates should be familiar with and have experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

WPLC111 - Introduction to PLC (1 CPD Point)

Not every industrial application demands a complex PLC. A few inputs and outputs are often sufficient to automate a simple application quickly and reliably. A small and simple PLC that has an equally uncomplicated programming language can quickly be learned.

This unique interactive webinar will explain the basic principles and components and of a PLC and will teach participants basic programming to create accurate and clear programs.

Each participant will design his/her own program at the comfort of his/her home or workplace while interacting with the facilitator.

CoDeSys V3.5 is freely downloadable software that will be used during the training.

Content, outcomes and exercises are based on the "Introduction to PLC" face-to-face training.

Target group:

Design engineers, plant engineers, instrumentation technicians, programmers, maintenance staff and instructors.

This platform makes training possible for those who are not able to attend face-to-face training courses.

In-house custom courses are also available on request.

Content:

  • Basic design and control of a programmable logic controller.
  • Input and output properties.
  • Hardware and software familiarisation.
  • Programming languages: ladder diagram, instruction list and function block diagram.
  • Basic command sets.
  • Creating, loading and testing industry-related sequence programs.
  • Creating time delay and counter functions.
  • Program editing.
  • Fault analysis.

Outcomes:

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Read and create hardware configurations.
  • Create and commission logic associations and sequences as PLC programs.
  • Implement modes such as automatic, manual, and emergency stop.
  • Combine various program modules to structured programs.
  • Identify and eliminate faults using the status display.
  • Identify reasons for machine stoppages with the aid of the PLC program.


Duration:
The webinar will take place from 8:00 - 10:00 CAT Monday - Friday (unless otherwise specified). Attendance of all the sessions is compulsory.

Assessment and Certification:
An assignment is to be completed at the end of the course after which participants will receive a Festo certificate of "Successfully completing the Introduction to PLC Webinar", based on the participant's level of understanding and practical application of the submitted assignments.

Pre-requisites
In order to get maximum value from this webinar, it is strongly recommended that interested candidates should have completed the below courses. Principles, concepts and applications of this webinar are based on the content that is learnt during these courses.

  • Basic Pneumatic course (Webinar or face-to-face)
  • Electro-Pneumatic course (Webinar or Face-to-face)
  • Participants should also be familiar with and have experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

WPLC281 - Advanced PLC - CoDeSys

In order to master the fast-changing requirements of PLC- controlled industrial applications, it is important to master and apply different programming languages. This is complicated due to the huge variety of programming software available. Differences in user-interface, functionality and command sets cause confusion, and mistakes are more likely.

CoDeSys is a hardware independent software. It offers a Controller Development System according to the IEC 61131-3 standard with all defined programming languages independent of the hardware manufacturer.

This unique interactive webinar simplifies CoDeSys and gives participants confidence in using the software.

Each participant will design his/her own program at the comfort of his/her home or workplace while interacting with the facilitator. CoDeSys V3.5 is freely downloadable software that will be used during the training.

Content, outcomes and exercises are based on the "PLC - CoDeSys" face-to-face training.

Target group:

Design engineers, plant engineers, instrumentation technicians, programmers, maintenance staff and instructors.

This platform makes training possible for those who are not able to attend face-to-face training courses.

In-house custom webinars are also available on request.

Content:

  • Basic design and control of CoDeSys.
  • Hardware configuration.
  • Wiring inputs and outputs.
  • Local and global addressing of variables.
  • Programming languages for CoDeSys: LD, FBD, ST, IL, SFC, CFC.
  • Timers and counters functions.
  • Formulating, downloading and testing of industry-related sequence programs.

Outcomes:

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Configure and commission a CoDeSys controller.
  • Create hardware configurations.
  • Create and commission PLC programs with logic associations and sequences.
  • Understand and create program structures.
  • Combine various program modules into structured programs.

Duration:

The webinar will take place from 8:00 - 10:00 CAT Monday - Friday (unless otherwise specified). Attendance of all the sessions is compulsory.

Assessment and Certification:

An assignment is to be completed at the end of the course after which participants will receive a Festo certificate of "Successfully completing the Introduction to PLC Webinar", based on the participant's level of understanding and practical application of the submitted assignments.

Pre-requisites

In order to get maximum value from this webinar, it is strongly recommended that interested candidates should have completed the below courses. Principles, concepts and applications of this webinar are based on the content that is learnt during these courses.

  • Basic Pneumatic course (Webinar or face-to-face)
  • Electro-Pneumatic course (Webinar or Face-to-face)
  • Introduction to PLC course (Webinar or face-to-face)
  • Participants should also be familiar and have experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

Pneumatics

PN100 - Introduction to Pneumatics (Custom courses only)

This course covers the basics of pneumatic industrial automation which adds value to first time users of pneumatic technology. It will improve early diagnosis of faults and the effective communication of problems to maintenance staff when problems occur.

Target Group

  • Machine Operators.
  • First time technology users.
  • Maintenance and non-maintenance personnel.
  • All staff members exposed to pneumatics in an industrial environment.
  • Purchasing department personnel involved in pneumatic purchases

Contents

  • Basic principles of compressed air supply, production, preparation and distribution.
  • Power section devices (Linear actuators).
  • Sensors on cylinders and machines and what they do.
  • Structure, function and identification of pneumatic devices and valves.
  • Discussion and practical examples of:

- Filter and air service units
- Different Cylinders
- Different types of Valves
- Vacuum and Vacuum Generators

  • Different uses and types of tubing
  • The danger and cost of leaking compressed air
  • The effects of changing machine settings (pressures, sensor positions etc).
  • Daily preventive maintenance.
  • Basics of the function of a PLC and how machines are controlled.
  • Safety considerations when working with machines with pneumatics.

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • will understand the basics of pneumatics as a low-cost energy system
  • will understand how actuators are controlled by valves
  • realises the importance of air preparation and proper reticulation
  • understands why sensors are used
  • knows how to identify problems with piping, valves, cylinders, air service units and sensors
  • realises the importance of saving compressed air and finding, fixing and reporting leaks
  • understands the components of a machine and how they fit into the typical factory maintenance responsibilities
  • is conscious of machine safety and realises the importance of safety mechanisms.

Requirements:
Technical understanding

Duration: 2 days
Part No: 12309281

VT101 - Valve Terminals 1

Valve terminals are banks of pneumatic valves placed conveniently in one place. They can dramatically reduce piping and wiring on machines and help to keep the pneumatics of complex systems simple and accessible. Valve terminals can be controlled by means of PLC's or through higher level communication protocols. Considering the high density of technology packed into these devises, they can appear complex. This course serves to break down their function and control and give candidates the insight required to confidently understand, service, repair, modify, configure and troubleshoot terminals.

Target Group

Anyone exposed to pneumatic valve terminals.

Contents

  • Valve terminal anatomy
  • Types of valves in valve terminals
  • Special functions of air channels
  • Control methodology
  • Discrete IO
  • Fieldbus protocols including:
  • Profibus
  • CanOpen
  • Profinet
  • EthernetIP
  • EtherCAT
  • ASI
  • IO link
  • Trouble shooting of valve terminals
  • Tools for analysis of devices

Outcomes

The Participant:

  • Will get exposure by means of practical Exercises of:
  • Profibus Connection and Configuration to PLC’s
  • CanOpen Connection and Configuration to PLC’s
  • IO link
  • Can dismantle and repair a valve terminal
  • Can troubleshoot a valve terminal
  • Can configure software to connect to a PLC using Profibus and CanOpen
  • Can use online diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and configure valve terminals (FMT)

Requirements

Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (PN111)


Duration: 2 days

Part No: 12309283

PN101 – Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Introduction (Basic Pneumatics - 3 CPD Points)

The course deals in detail with the most up-to-date products, current tools and methods used in industry. Our principle is learning from the real world for the real world!

Target group

Everyone who has to deal with pneumatic systems in their working environment

Contents

  • Objectives of low cost automation

  • Basic principles of compressed air supply, production, preparation and distribution

  • Power section devices (Linear and rotary actuators)

  • Use of directional control valve, flow control, pressure and time control valves and sensors

  • Structure and function of pneumatic devices and valves

  • Basic logic functions and their application

  • Symbolic representation of devices and standards (ISO 1219)

  • Systematic design of circuit diagrams

  • Reading pneumatic circuit diagrams

  • Operating modes in pneumatic control systems

  • Safety regulations and valid industrial standards

  • Typical industrial circuits

  • Identifying and eliminating faults

  • Practical exercises for all circuits “hands on”

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can design, assemble and test basic pneumatic circuits

  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of pneumatic components

  • can identify and explain symbols for pneumatic components

  • can read and interpret pneumatic circuit diagrams

  • can interpret technical specifications and data relating to pneumatic components

  • knows the fundamentals of compressed air generation and preparation

Requirements

Technical understanding

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12312420

Accreditation

NQF - Level 3

Unit Standards:

  • 13139 - Install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system (Credits: 10)


PN111 – Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (Includes Electro-Pneumatics - 4 CPD Points)

The resources of the training course have been designed to fulfil the expectations of people who have the need to understand and apply the requirements of modern industrial pneumatics with real shopfloor applications. The training course sets a good background for further automation trainings.

This course combines the fundamentals of the Basic Pneumatic and Electro Pneumatic Courses in a neat, application-orientated package.

Target Group

Everyone who deals with pneumatic systems in his/her working environment

Contents

  • Combination of electrical control section and pneumatic power section
  • Basic principles of compressed air supply: Production, preparation, distribution
  • Actuators and their applications
  • Use of directional control valves, speed control valve and sensors
  • Structure and function of electrical switching devices, timers and solenoid valves
  • Basic logic functions and signalling functions
  • Valve technology
  • Symbolic representation of devices and standards - ISO1219, IEC61346
  • Safety regulations and valid industrial standards

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can design, assemble and test basic pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits
  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of electro-pneumatic components
  • can identify and explain symbols for pneumatic components
  • can interpret technical specifications and data relating to pneumatic components
  • knows the fundamentals of compressed air generation and preparation
  • can describe the functional relationship between pneumatic and electrical components
  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of electro–pneumatic and electrical components
  • can identify and explain symbols for electro–pneumatic and electrical components
  • can design, assemble and test an electro–pneumatic circuit
  • knows the role of a PLC in automation

Requirements:

Technical understanding

Duration:

4 days

Part No:

12309282

PN211 – Electro-Pneumatics (Custom courses only - Part of PN111)

After the course, you will be technically and didactically able to successfully design the electro-pneumatics systems in your company. You will be familiarised with different technologies, identify differences and similarities and be given an opportunity for in-depth discussion.

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance staff and instructors

Contents

  • Electrical principles

  • Electrical and pneumatic symbols and standards

  • Interaction of electrical control section and pneumatic power section

  • Function of signal generators (push buttons, switches and relays)

  • Components of power section control section

  • Electronic sensors (inductive, capacitive and infrared)

  • Systematic production and reading of electrical circuit diagrams

  • Operating modes of electro - pneumatic control systems

  • Coordinated sequence controls

  • Fault finding procedures and systematic troubleshooting

  • Safety regulations and valid standards for electrical engineering and pneumatics

  • Practical exercises for all circuits “hands-on”

  • Typical Industrial circuits

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can describe the functional relationship between pneumatic and electrical components

  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of electro – pneumatic and electrical components

  • can identify and explain symbols for electro – pneumatic and electrical components

  • can design, assemble and test an electro – pneumatic circuit

  • can read and interpret electro – pneumatic circuit diagrams

  • knows the role of a PLC in automation

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of control technology
  • Pneumatic (1) Basic Course

Duration

3 days

Accreditation

NQF - Level 4

PN121 – Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Maintenance (Maintenance Pneumatics)

Extend your specialist knowledge of pneumatic control systems and improve your methodical skills. Practical exercises on training equipment for setting up, commissioning, troubleshooting and fault elimination make it easier to transfer knowledge to your day-to-day work.

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance staff and instructors


Contents

  • Pneumatic Symbols and Standards (Revision)
  • Pneumatic power generation, preparation and distribution
  • Design, function and identification of pneumatic components
  • Reconstruction and reading of pneumatic circuits
  • Reviewing, completing and using machine documentation
  • Developing and applying troubleshooting strategies
  • Optimising systems using fault documentation
  • Learning and applying safety regulations and valid standards
  • Practical exercise and systematic “hands-on” troubleshooting

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • knows and can identify the problems associated with poor compressed air preparation
  • can set up and commission pneumatic systems
  • can maintain and systematically troubleshoot pneumatic control systems
  • can understand the causes of downtime and failures
  • can interpret latest standards and regulations

Requirements

Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (PN111)

Duration

3 days

Accreditation

NQF - Level 3

PN122 – Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Advanced (Advanced Pneumatics)

Extend your technical and methodical knowledge. This addresses specific issues relating to maintenance and the ability to understand the functional relationships of complex machinery

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance staff and instructors

Contents

  • Basic Principles of compressed air technology, production, preparation and distribution (Review)
  • Power section devices and actuators, (specific application) Bellows, Rodless, Rotary & Impact cylinders, Pulse Ejectors, Grippers
  • Valves and basic logic functions (specific application) Counters, Timers, Two Hand and Binary control
  • Positioning, open and closed loop
  • Sequence, and sequence stepper control
  • Vacuum technology
  • Low pressure pneumatics (air sensors and amplifiers)
  • Emergency Controls (soft start)
  • Hydraulic feed units
  • Rotary Index tables, and strip feed units
  • Practical exercise and typical industrial circuits

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can design, assemble and test complex pneumatic systems
  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of specific application power section devices and valves
  • can describe the fundamentals of vacuum generation and applications
  • can describe the function and applications of low pressure pneumatics
  • has an understanding of the function of emergency – controls in pneumatic systems

Requirements

Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (PN111)

Duration

4 days

PN361 – Energy Saving in Pneumatic Systems

Save Energy – Save Costs. Energy saving is becoming vitally important for the sustainability of a business, with the high cost of energy. In large factories or small workshops, the intelligent use of every energy source and the right sizing and selection of components save significant amounts of cost, time,waste etc. Compressed air is a very important energy source for industrial production. The possibilities to save costs from compression to consumption of air are enormous. But everything begins with the skill of the people who work with it. This course focuses attention on cost-saving and improving the areas of compressed air production, distribution, preparation and optimisation of pneumatic circuits. This course particularly matches the training needs of those customers in conjunction with a Festo Energy Saving Service.

Target group

Operators, Maintenance, Engineering, Designer, Trainer

Contents

  • The cost of compressed air with measurements
  • The cost of leaks
  • The compressed air consumption of various circuits
  • The cost of over and under sizing of components
  • The right sizing for efficiency
  • Energy efficient circuits
  • Correcting the failures that caused efficiency wastes

Outcomes
The Participants can:

  • understand and evaluate the relation between the consumption and the cost of energy sources
  • apply efficiency measures in the preparation and distribution of compressed air
  • apply efficiency measures in the consumption of compressed air
  • correct the failures that caused efficiency wastes
  • apply efficiency measures in pneumatic circuits
  • select efficient components for various applications
  • measure the air consumption of various pneumatic applications
  • improve the lifetime of various pneumatic components

Requirements

Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (PN111)

Duration

2 days

Part No.

12272437

PN142 - Fault Finding and Troubleshooting in Industrial Automation (4 CPD Points)

This course allows you to extend your technical and methodological knowledge, the ability to understand the functional relationships of complex machinery and to identify and eliminate faults using a troubleshooting procedure on actual industrial components and systems. It develops the mindset around systematic thinking and actions to locate and solve problems in automation systems.


Target Group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance staff and instructors

Content:

  • Functional relationships between mechanical elements, pneumatics, electronics and PLC
  • Design and function of pneumatic and electro-pneumatic components
  • Basic principles of sensor technology
  • Reviewing, completing and using machine documentation
  • Developing and applying troubleshooting strategies in a team
  • Optimising systems using fault documentation
  • Learning and applying safety regulations and valid standards
  • Process FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) as a method of preventive maintenance
  • Optimisation of a production-related system with TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) components
  • Practical exercises on systematic troubleshooting

Outcomes:

The Participant:

  • can describe the functional relationship between mechanical, pneumatic, electronic and PLC components
  • can use and master problem solving and troubleshooting techniques and strategies for complex pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and PLC industrial systems and equipment.
  • becomes familiar with function plans and machine fault lists
  • is familiar with safety aspects of pneumatic, electro- pneumatic and PLC systems
  • can effectively use PLC’s to identify and locate failures in an electro pneumatic system.

Requirements:

Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (PN111)

Duration:

4 Days

Part No:

12313171

Hydraulics

HY511 – Hydraulics (1) Basic (3 CPD Points)

This course provides you with an insight into hydraulic hardware technology and its function. You will learn to produce and read circuit diagrams and set the speed, pressure and position for hydraulic drives. As in all courses, practical work is an important component.

Target group

Everyone who has to deal with hydraulic systems in their working environment

Contents

  • Standards for equipment and circuit diagram representation
  • Design and function of hydraulic power supply systems
  • Physical principles
  • Measurement of volumetric flow rate, pressure and temperature as an aid to troubleshooting
  • Hardware technology and characteristic data for valves and actuators
  • Reading and interpreting basic hydraulic circuit diagrams for direction, speed, pressure and position
  • Basic principles of systematic troubleshooting

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • is able to name the basic components and their symbols
  • can explain the physical principles of hydraulics and use them for troubleshooting
  • knows how the volumetric flow, pressure and temperature are measured in a hydraulic system and what the values mean for evaluation of the system
  • can design, assemble and test basic hydraulic circuits
  • can understand, read, and interpret circuit diagrams
  • can interpret the characteristics data of valves and drive elements

Requirements

Technical understanding

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12312364

HY521 – Hydraulics (2) Advanced

The in-depth hydraulics training combines hydraulics and electro-hydraulics in order for maintenance staff to extend their technical and methodical knowledge. This enables specific issues relating to maintenance to be dealt with in more detail.

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance staff and instructors

Contents

  • Standards and safety regulations
  • Design and function of hydraulic power supply systems
  • Design and function of hydraulic valves for controlling direction, speed, position and force
  • Hydraulic drives for linear and rotary movements
  • Electric signal control for hydraulic power section with switching solenoid and proportional solenoid interfaces
  • Synchronised controls, valve fittings, hydraulic reservoir circuits
  • Systematic troubleshooting, damage analysis and weakness elimination#
  • Intensive practical training involving design of control systems based on circuit diagrams, commissioning and testing

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can identify and describe the design, features and operation of electro - hydraulic and electrical components
  • can identify and explain symbols for hydraulic, electro - hydraulic and electrical components
  • knows the features of special application and piloted valves, special cylinders and hydraulic motors
  • can design, assemble and test electro - hydraulic circuits
  • can read and interpret hydraulic and electro - hydraulic circuit diagrams
  • can apply the principles of systematic troubleshooting to real applications

Requirements

Hydraulics (1) Basic or equivalent course

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12312365

HY142 - Hydraulics (4) Maintenance

A large percentage of spare parts sold for hydraulic plant and machinery are used to replace defective components. Most of these defects can be traced to improper operation or maintenance. These mistakes and bad practices could cost hydraulic users hundreds of thousands of rands every year. This course will teach your maintenance staff how to avoid this situation and how to reduce the operating cost and increase the uptime of hydraulic equipment.

Contents

  • Hydraulic equipment maintenance - why it’s so important

  • Maintaining fluid cleanliness

  • Maintaining fluid temperature and viscosity within optimum limits

  • Maintaining hydraulic system settings to manufacturers’ specifications

  • Scheduling component change-outs before they fail

  • Following the correct commissioning prodedures

  • Conducting failure analysis

  • The true cost of hydraulic fluid leaks

  • Fluid contamination and dealing with water in hydraulic fluid

  • Troubleshooting basics and how to avoid costly mistakes

  • Symptoms of common hydraulic problems and their causes

  • Locating internal leakage

  • Fundamentals of hydraulic component and cylinder repair

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can describe how fluid contamination destroys hydraulic components

  • can determine an appropriate fluid cleanliness for different types of hydraulic systems

  • can achieve and maintain an appropriate fluid cleanliness on a continuous basis

  • can identify and rectify abnormal contamination load

  • can name the one proactive maintenance routine that will save large sums of money

  • will know how to prevent damage to hydraulic systems caused by low fluid viscosity

  • can define operating temperature limits based on fluid viscosity values that will maximize component life

  • can identify and rectify abnormal heat load

  • can identify faulty circuit protection devices - before they cause component failure

  • can and will know when to schedule hydraulic component change - outs to minimize operating costs

  • will know what to do when installing hydraulic components to avoid cutting short their service life

  • can identify and name the causes of common hydraulic problems and how to locate them

  • can apply special techniques for troubleshooting simple hydraulic systems

  • can recognize and avoid costly troubleshooting mistakes and get the correct diagnosis

  • can carry out effective repairs on hydraulic cylinders and components

Requirements

Hydraulics (1) Basic

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12312366

HY132– Hydraulics (3) Proportional

You will become familiar with the function and actuation of proportional (dynamic) valves and the design of basic circuits in relevant industrial applications. The extensive practical part provides you with an opportunity to design circuits, adjust parameters and gain experience of commissioning and troubleshooting in proportional hydraulic control systems.

Target group

The course is aimed at anyone who is faced with proportional hydraulics in their practical work. The high level of practical relevance makes the course particularly suitable as a supplementary course for instructors.

Contents

  • Basic principles of proportional hydraulics
  • Design, function and characteristics data for proportional, directional control, pressure and flow control valves
  • Generation of target values (analog and digital)
  • Adaptation of amplifier electronics to required conditions
  • Development and interpretation of proportional hydraulic circuit diagrams
  • Intensive practical training involving design based on circuit diagram and adjusting parameters for optimum commissioning
  • Instructions for maintenance, troubleshooting and commissioning
  • Introduction to servo valve technology and control
  • Proportional valves in open control loop systems, control valves in closed control loops
  • Current standards and safety regulations for practical operation and exercises

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • understands the principles of proportional hydraulics
  • can explain the structure and mode of operation of proportional way, pressure and flow control valves
  • can interpret the characteristics data of proportional valves
  • can adapt amplifier electronics to the required conditions
  • can develop and read proportional hydraulic circuit diagrams
  • can explain the principles of servo valve technology and controls
  • can explain the difference between open and closed loop controls
  • can name current standards and safety regulations for industrial practice

Requirements

Hydraulics (1) Basic
Hydraulics (2) Advanced

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12221201

HY152 - Mobile Hydraulics

The know-how needed to design, maintain and operate the mobile hydraulic systems is becoming more important each day. Due to the complexity of the systems compared to industrial hydraulics, the skills needed to maintain and design require strong mobile hydraulics fundamentals. In this course, you will learn every important detail related to mobile systems, and due to many interesting mobile solutions and circuits, this course also enlarges your perspective of industrial hydraulics.

Target group

Maintenance, Engineering, Trainer

Contents

  • Hydro-static transmission and related components
  • Steering unit
  • Working hydraulics
  • Load holding
  • Load sensing in constant and variable displacement pumps
  • Pressure and flow control
  • Fundamentals of proportional control
  • Commissioning and maintaining mobile systems

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • identify the components and explain their functions in a given mobile hydraulic circuit
  • build and test hydrostatic transmission, working hydraulics and steering circuits
  • explain load sensing functions and other efficiency components
  • make adjustments for the required control parameters of mobile hydraulics
  • measure the required parameters in a mobile hydraulic circuit
  • systematically troubleshoot and explain maintenance procedures
  • explain the safety measures in mobile equipments

Requirements

Hydraulics (1) Basic

Duration

4 days

Part No.

12312368

PLC Technology

PLC111 – Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction

Not every industrial application demands a complex PLC. A few inputs and outputs are often sufficient to automate a simple application quickly and reliably. A small and simple PLC that has an equally uncomplicated programming language can quickly be learned. After the event, participants can create accurate and clear programs.

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Programmers, Maintenance staff and instructors

Contents

  • Basic design and control of a basic programmable logic controller

  • Input and output properties

  • Hardware and software familiarization

  • Programming languages; statement list, ladder and function block

  • Basic command sets

  • Creating, loading and testing industry related sequence programs

  • Creating time delay and counter functions

  • Program editing

  • Fault analysis

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can read out and create hardware configurations

  • can create logic associations and sequences as PLC programs and commission these

  • can implement modes such as Automatic, Manual, and EMERGENCY STOP

  • can combine various program modules to structured programs

  • can identify and eliminate faults using the status display

  • can identify reasons for machine stoppages with the aid of the PLC program

Requirements

  • Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (PN111)
  • Experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12312372

PLC281 – Programmable Logic Controllers CoDeSys: The standard in IEC 61131-3

In order to master the fast-changing requirements of embedded and PC-controlled industrial applications, it is increasingly important to master and apply different programming languages. This is complicated by the huge variety of programming software available. Differences in user-interface, functionality and commands sets cause confusion and make mistakes more likely. CoDeSys - a tried and tested, globally introduced hardwareindependent software from 3S offers a Controller Development System according to the IEC 61131-3 with all defined programming languages independent of the hardware manufacturer. This training demystifies CoDeSys and gives participants confidence in using it.

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Programmers, Maintenance Staff and Instructors

Contents

  • Basic design and control of CoDeSys

  • Hardware Configuration

  • Wiring inputs and outputs

  • Local and Global addressing of variables

  • Programming languages for CoDeSys: LD, FBD, ST, IL, SFC, CFC

  • Timers and Counters functions

  • Formulate, download and testing of industry related sequence programs

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can configure and commission a CoDeSys controller

  • can create hardware configurations

  • can create and commission PLC programs with logic associations and sequences

  • can understand and create program structures

  • can combine various program modules into structured programs

Requirements

  • Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (PN111)
  • Introduction to PLC
  • Experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12312373

PLC282 – Programmable Logic Controllers CoDeSys Analogue and PID Control

This course will enable service and commissioning personnel to work with analogue signals and effectively optimize a plant loop. In this course you will master the principles of automatic process control using the CoDeSys Festo PLC, CECC–LK, and the operation of the feedback loop to include proportional, integral and derivative control modes. Advanced concepts of cascade and ratio feed forward control will also be covered. You will also learn and practice controller tuning methods and get an overview of drawings used in industry.

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Programmers, Maintenance Staff and Instructors

Contents

  • Fundamentals of analogue value processing
  • Fundamental concepts of closed-loop control
  • Optimizing criteria
  • Controller selection
  • PID algorithm for digital control
  • Multi-loop control
  • Hands-on exercises
  • Flow, level, temperature, pressure loops

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can perform analogue PLC programming
  • can commission a basic open loop, and closed-loop system
  • can read and design technical drawings for process technology
  • can operate, identify and analyse a control system
  • can identify the fundamentals of closed loop control technology
  • can operate a control system with a PID controller
  • can choose the correct loop tuning method

Requirements

Successful completion of CoDeSys Course V3.5

Duration

4 days

Part No.

12221243

Process Automation and Control

PA101 - Process Valves and Actuation Technology

This course provides you with insights into process valve technology, including valve/drive selection based on materials and standards. It also gives you an understanding of valve control systems and focus on actuator selection and sizing for the correct application.


Practical exercises using industrial components and applications form an integral part of the training course.

Target group

Field-, process- and laboratory operators, process-engineering maintenance staff, designers, engineers, trainers, consultants

Contents

  • Design and function of process valves, taking international standardisation into account
  • Physical principles and material selection related to media and process valves
  • Testing and certification requirements of process valves (such as works test certificate)
  • Phenomena in fluid control like cavitation and water hammer and how to avoid it
  • Principles and selection of process valve actuation (manually, hydraulically, electrically and pneumatically)
  • Reading and interpreting process valve symbols
  • Influence of international regulations on the process valve selection (AWWA, API etc.)
  • Standards
  • Practical control exercises and application using PLC/ actuator/valve control

Outcomes

After completing this course, the participant can:

  • select, assemble and test complex process valve installations
  • maintain and troubleshoot complex process valve installations
  • identify and describe the construction, design features and operation of process valves
  • interpret technical specifications and data related to process valves and systems
  • identify and explain graphical symbols for process valves
  • perform simple calculations of pressure, flow and force and knows:
    • the role of process valve actuation (manually, hydraulically, electrically and pneumatically)
    • how to prevent cavitation and water hammer damage
    • innovative developments and current trends in process valve automation products and their applications
  • Size the correct actuator for the correct valve and application using:
    • Data sheets
    • Software tools

Requirements

Basic technical understanding (Electro-Pneumatic course will be advantageous)

Duration

4 days

Part No.

12315988

PA211 - Principles of Industrial Measurement, Control, Instrumentation and Process Valves

Process control is a unique part of industry that deals with the measuring and controlling of variables that influence materials and equipment during the development of a product. This course describes the working principles of these instruments that are used to do the measuring and controlling.

Target group

Everyone who has to deal with Instrumentation in their working environment.


Contents

  • Basic principles of pressure, level, flow and temperature measurement
  • Calibration of measuring instruments
  • Control valves
  • Instrumentation Drawings and Symbols

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can identify and explain the working principles of process measuring instruments
  • can identify control valves used for various applications
  • can read and identify piping and instrumentation drawings

Requirements

Basic knowledge of electricity

Duration

3 days

Accreditation

NQF - Level 3

Industry 4.0

AUT521 - Industry 4.0: Applications in practice

Industry 4.0 allows smart-factory workers to use a series of applications that could previously not be implemented or that could only be implemented through tedious manual labour. These applications can be used for plant operation, maintenance, planning and control, as well as for tracking orders and inspecting plant operation.
During this training course, the participants will learn about ways to use these kinds of applications within a complete production process, using the Festo Didactic CP Lab or the CP Factory as an example. Simultaneously, the participants will establish ways to integrate typical Industry 4.0 applications into vocational training courses.

Target group

This training course is recommended for teachers and trainers who want to work more closely with the technical contents of the CP Lab or CP Factory.

Contents

  • The concept of adaptable production: operation, visualization, parameterization and routing orders to the CP Factory
  • Handling data: saving data, cloud computing, data security, data mining
  • Lean production: implementing value streams using the CP Factory, line balance, working with ‘breathing’ buffers, batch size 1 production
  • Smart maintenance: OEE as the most important metric for analysing plant productivity, the concept of a usage-dependent maintenance strategy, condition monitoring, remote diagnostics
  • Energy efficiency: usage monitoring, recording consumption, localizing and identifying energy losses, using increased energy consumption data to draw conclusions about component wear and behaviour in the event of failure
  • Didactically implementing the topic into your vocational training courses
  • Planning learning units using the CP Factory
  • Practical exercises

Outcomes

After completing this training course, the participants:

  • are familiar with typical application scenarios for intelligent Industry 4.0 systems
  • understand how these application scenarios play out in the CP Factory and put them to practical use
  • know the professions and vocational training topics for which these applications are relevant, prepare initial areas of application for their courses and plan a sample learning unit

Requirements

An interest in the future of automation

Duration

5 days

Part no

12312375

AUT961 - Introduction to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 has become a keyword for industrial production. But most of the shop floor workers have only vague ideas of what Industry 4.0 means and what impact it will have on their working environments. That’s why many of them are concerned or even demotivated. However, to successfully master the implementation of Industry 4.0 in companies, a qualified and motivated workforce is essential. This training program provides comprehensive information on Industry 4.0 and creates understanding and acceptance for its implementation. As a result, companies will have it easier to introduce Industry 4.0 and to maintain the motivation of the workforce.

Target group
Shop Floor/Operators

Contents

  • Basic information about Industry 4.0: “What does Industry 4.0 mean?”
  • Reflection and discussion: “Which impact does digitalization have on me and my company?”
  • Blended learning: “Which best practice examples can help me in my daily business?”
  • Stimulation of self-directed learning: “How can I participate and design the changes with my knowledge and experience?”

Outcomes
After completing this training course, the participants:

  • understand what Industry 4.0 means and are familiar with its characteristics and benefits
  • know the most important terms of Industry 4.0
  • have an impression of the effects of digitalization on working life
  • know how digitalization looks like in their private and professional life


Requirements

An interest in the future of automation

Duration

1 days

Part no:

12312374

TCM261 - Introduction to I4.0 for Management

Industry 4.0 is an increasingly trending topic with many different ideas of what it means. People working in leadership positions encounter Industry 4.0 more and more and must be knowledgeable about its impacts.
Industry 4.0 offers numerous opportunities for companies to improve their productivity, quality and processes. However, as a first step, managers need to have a basic understanding of the core elements and technologies and how their interaction leads to Industry 4.0. Subsequently, they can develop new business models and specific strategies to implement Industry 4.0 solutions in their companies.
This training targets management level and gives a general introduction into topics related to Industry 4.0. As a result, participants understand the core principles and can apply them implementing respective business strategies.

Target group
Upper management, decision-makers and executives from strategy and innovation departments.


Contents

  • Introduction to Industry 4.0
  • Difference between Industry 3.0 and 4.0
  • Overview of the core elements and technologies of Industry 4.0, e.g.:

– RFID
– HMI
– M2M communication
– Vertical and horizontal integration
– Decentralized self-controlling production
– Augmented reality
– … and more.

  • Social-technological developments and their consequences
  • Industry 4.0 business models and creating new business ideas
  • Two-day-training covers the following additional topics:

– Bottom-up and top-down strategies to implement Industry 4.0
– Industry 4.0 competency development
– Industry 4.0 change management

Outcomes
After completing this training course, the participants:

  • are familiar with the core elements and basic technologies of Industry 4.0
  • understand how the core elements and technologies are connected and can lead to a holistic approach to improve processes and products
  • recognise the opportunities for developing new business models and what to take into account when implementing new strategies towards Industry 4.0

Requirements

An interest in the future of automation

Duration

1 days

Part no

12312376

Lean Production

LP121 - Introduction to Lean Production and Value Stream Mapping - A Business Simulation Game

Taking the form of a strategy game, this training gives you a holistic view of material and information flows within a company and sensitises you to different types of waste in processes. You learn to analyse the causes of delivery problems and low productivity and to develop and implement ideas for meeting customer needs and improving processes. The main goal is to instill lean thinking in your company. The strategy game provides practical experience for all employees involved in lean production projects.


Target group

Maintenance, Design/Engineering, Trainer, Management;
This course ideally is presented to participants from the same company. The course can be presented “In House” or at our premises. A minimum of 12 participants is required, to simulate a complete business.

Contents

  • Inventory minimisation as an important basis for increased productivity
  • The principle of pull production control
  • Advantages compared to conventional production control methods
  • Types and function of different pull production control methods
  • Application of methods
  • Kanban - the classic pull principle
  • SMED - Optimisation of setup processes with Single Minute Exchange of Die
  • CIP processes as part of the business game
  • Introduction to Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can analyse the causes of delivery problems and low productivity
  • can develop and implement ideas for meeting customer requirements and process improvements

Requirements

Some experience in production control

Duration

2 days

Price

R3 900 (excl. VAT)

Accreditation

NQF - Level 5

LP141 – Maintenance Strategies and Total Productive Maintenance

This course provides service technicians with an overview of commonly used maintenance strategies, compares these based on different requirements and thus provides you with a basis for making maintenance decisions to maximize availability in your own company.

Target group

Maintenance, Design/Engineering, Trainer, Management

Contents

  • Production systems and their influence on maintenance
  • Six typical types of machine and system loss
  • Roles and self-image in maintenance
  • Organizational structures for maintenance
  • Comparison of maintenance strategies:
    - Event-oriented maintenance
    - Routine maintenance
    - Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
    - Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RBM)
    - Risk-Based Maintenance (RBM)
  • Data for recording maintenance performance
  • Examples and practical exercises

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can establish sources of loss on machines and systems
  • sees maintenance as a service provider for production
  • can evaluate various maintenance strategies and select the appropriate one for the company or various machines
  • can implement the company’s maintenance strategies
  • can select and collect data for recording maintenance performance

Requirements

Experience in maintenance

Duration

2 days

Accreditation

NQF - Level 4

Communication

CO111 – Service Ambassador - Communication skills for service engineers

This course presents a compelling new approach to customer communications. Proven tools guide the service professional and develop the core skills needed for effective communication. The training course provides you, as a service engineer, with the skills to build relationships, enhance loyalty, discover opportunities and differentiate their business from the competition.

Target group

Maintenance, Trainer


Contents

  • Identifying the ‘environmental factors’
  • The core competencies of a professional and successful service engineer
  • Comparing ‘modern consultative’ and ‘adversarial’ communication
  • The communication cycle
  • Key skills for ‘setting the stage’
  • Strategic questioning skills
  • Listening skills and the barriers to effective listening
  • Identifying customer needs and expectations
  • ‘Delivering the result’ - customer focus
  • Achieving customer satisfaction and future commitment

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • has developed and increased awareness of customer perceptions
  • is able to apply the customer ‘communications cycle’
  • has enhanced customer-focused communication skills
  • has developed skills to help identify customer needs and expectations
  • can identify ways to enhance the customer’s opinion of themselves and their company
  • can develop a personal action plan to help implement benefits gained in daily working

Requirements

Practical understanding of the machines for which customer support is required as well as experience in visiting customers in an after-sales technical support role

Duration

2 days

Electric Automation

ED811 – Servo and Stepper Motor Drives - Basic

The increasing use of electrical positioning drives in industry has led to a skills gap that can have a negative impact on productivity. If you are a user of conventional pneumatic drive technology, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to master the basics of electrical positioning drives.

Target group

Maintenance, Design/Engineering, Trainer

Contents

  • Fundamentals of electrical drives

  • Linear & Rotary Mechanical Drives (Toothbelt; Spindle; Ballscrew; Torque motor)

  • Motors (DC Motors; AC Motors - Synchronous & Asynchronous; Servo; Stepper)

  • Direct Drives (Linear & torque motors)

  • Brakes for electrical drives

  • Mechanical gear units for electrical drives

  • Displacement encoders (Incremental; absolute; resolve)

  • Selection Criteria for electrical drives

  • Controllers

  • “Positioning Drives” (Software tool)

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can differentiate between the different types of mechanical drives (axis), and their constructions

  • understands and knows the characteristics and technical data and applications of the different types of mechanical drives (axis)

  • can differentiate between the different types of electrical motors and their constructions

  • Understands and knows the operation, characteristics and technical specifications and applications of the various types of electrical motors.

  • can differentiate between the different types of brakes and gear units for electrical drives, their operation and application.

  • can differentiate between the different types of encoders, their operation and application

  • can select the most appropriate electrical drive (axis, motor, brake, gear unit and controller) for a given application using the “Positioning Drives” software tool.

  • can set up, commission, power up and configure an electrical drive system,

  • can use the configuration software to set up the different parameters for speed, homing, positioning and torque control

  • can work safely with an electrical drive

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of electricity
  • Experience in operating a PC with a windows interface

Duration

3 days

Par No.

12312370

Robotics

ROB111 – Robotics

For many years robotics has been evolving fast, providing speed, precision, and quality in production processes. This course provides you with an insight into robotics hardware technology, its function, and operation.

Target group

Maintenance staff, designers, engineers, trainers

Contents

  • Robot arm design
  • Robot controller
  • Joint movements
  • Coordinate systems
  • Speed commands
  • Movement commands
  • Creating Position Lists
  • Formulate, download and testing of related sequence programs
  • Multi-tasking
  • Uploading data from robot controller
  • Safety regarding robots

Outcomes
The participant is able to:

  • describe the mechanics behind robotics systems
  • describe the working principles behind the control of movement and speed
  • explain what a coordinate system is
  • read and write a basic robotics sequence program
  • identify and eliminate faults using the status display

Requirements

Electro-Pneumatics & Experience in operating a PC with a Windows interface

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12312371

Water Treatment

PA311 – Water Treatment

Our water and wastewater sector suffers from a lack of capacity and performance which impacts negatively on the environment, public health and economic process. Polluted domestic and industrial wastewater together with fertilisers used in agriculture lead to pollution of lakes and can cause severe damage to entire eco-regions and river basins. Despite large-scale investments in water infrastructure, we still face challenges in terms of operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants. The drinking water therefore often fails to comply with quality regulations.

Target group

Technical staff and supervisors of wastewater treatment plants

Contents

Water purification and waste water treatment

  • Flocculation
  • Sedimentation
  • Chlorine dosing and disinfection
  • Filtration Water supply
  • Operation of pumps
  • Water transport to high tower
  • Water supply to different pressure zones Water loss
  • Waste water transport
  • Hydraulic of water flow in pipes
  • Transport of solids
  • Operation of sewer systems

Outcomes
The Participant is able to:

  • Influence coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation processes
  • Identify the load of solids and calculate the peak value
  • Create a sediment graph
  • Measure and interpret chlorine dosage
  • Understand activated sludge processes in wastewater treatment
  • Analyze an activated carbon percolation graph
  • Supervise and control a common pump station system
  • Implement measures to ensure water supply to different pressure zones
  • Understand the function of valve control systems
  • Reduce water losses through pressure control
  • Regulate and circulate water flow
  • Understand the transport of solids
  • Handle the operation of sewer systems

Requirements

Technical knowledge

Duration

3 days

Part No.

12272436

Mechatronics

AUT211 – Mechatronic Systems

Planning, assembly, programming, commissioning operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of production systems are taught at various levels of complexity:-
- With innovative technology
- With systematic use of industrial components
- In close cooperation with market leaders in automation

Target group

Design Engineers, Plant Engineers, Programmers, Maintenance staff and instructors

Contents

  • Basic design of a mechatronic control system, incl. pneumatics, mechanics, electrics

  • Input and output module tasks

  • The three programming languages: FCH, LDR and STL

  • Basic command set for PLC

  • Creating, loading and testing simple programs

  • Using the status display, fault-finding

  • Signal storage

  • PLC timer

  • Archiving and dearchiving PLC programs

Outcomes
The Participant:

  • can identify and describe the operation of pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, electrical and PLC components and sensors

  • can assemble, and test basic mechatronic circuits (pneumatics, electrical, and software)

  • recognizes and can differentiate between the different types of programming used in industry

  • can download a program and commission a PLC control system

  • can troubleshoot basic mechatronic systems

Requirements

We recommend a basic knowledge of PLC and pneumatic control technology. Participants should also be familiar with operating a PC with a Windows interface

Duration

4 days

Part No.

12312369

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