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 content focuses 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!

Job-specific courses – from production to management

Our training courses are perfectly tailored to the requirements of various job roles. They can contribute to people's qualifications for specific job profiles. These include:

Maintenance technicians, operators, engineers, designers, instructors, teachers and trainers, production employees and their managers, production planners and managerial staff.

Pneumatics

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 in industry. Our principle is learning from the real world!

Regional course dates:

  • Johannesburg- 2-4 November 2022

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PN111 – Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Basic (Pneumatics level 1 - 4 CPD Points)

The training course sets a good background for further automation trainings. It combines the fundamentals of the Basic Pneumatic and Electro-Pneumatic courses in a neat application-orientated package. This course is suitable for anyone who handles pneumatic systems in their workplace.

Regional course dates:

  • Cape Town- 08 -11 November 2022
  • Johannesburg- 6- 9 December 2022

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PN142 - Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Level 2 (Fault Finding and Troubleshooting in Industrial Automation- 4 CPD)

This course develops the participant's mindset around systematic thinking and actions to locate as well as solve problems in automation systems. Furthermore, it provides attendees with the ability to understand the functional relationships of complex machinery, identify and eliminate faults using a troubleshooting procedure on actual industrial components and systems.

Regional course dates:

  • Durban- 15-18 November 2022
  • Johannesburg- 29 Nov- 02 December 2022

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PN122 – Modern Industrial Pneumatics - Advanced (Pneumatics level-3)

This course is a continuation of using both pneumatics and electro-pneumatics as an application-orientated package. This advanced level allows participants to extend their technical and methodical knowledge of modern industrial pneumatics by addressing specific topics relating to maintenance, the design, and understanding of functional relationships of complex pneumatic and electro-pneumatic systems.

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PN361 – Energy Saving in Pneumatic Systems

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 on cost-saving and improving the areas of compressed air production, distribution, preparation and optimisation of pneumatic circuits.

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VT101 - Valve Terminals 1

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 devices, they can appear complex.

This course serves to simplify their function, control and to give candidates the insight required to confidently understand, service, repair, modify, configure and troubleshoot valve terminals.

Regional course dates:

  • Johannesburg- 14-15 November 2022

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Hydraulics

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

This course provides you with an insight into hydraulic hardware technology and its function. At the end of this course, you will be equipped with the skills to set the speed, pressure and position for hydraulic drives. The basic hydraulics course is suitable for everyone who operates the hydraulics systems in their work environment.

Regional course dates:

  • Durban-9-11 November 2022
  • Johannesburg-23-25 November 2022
  • Port Elizabeth- 30 Nov-02 December 2022

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HY521 – Hydraulics Level 2 (Advanced)

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

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HY142 - Hydraulics Level 3 (Maintenance, Fault Finding and Troubleshooting)

This course will teach maintenance staff how to avoid defects that can be mostly traced back to improper operation or maintenance of hydraulic equipment. Participants will also learn how to reduce the operating cost and increase the uptime of hydraulic equipment.

Regional course date:

  • Johannesburg- 16-18 November 2022
  • East London- 30 Nov-02 December 2022

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HY132– Hydraulics Level 4 ( Proportional)

This course will help you become familiar with the function, actuation of proportional (or dynamic) valves and the design of basic circuits in relevant industrial applications. The content of this course includes, but not limited to, the basic principles of proportional hydraulics, Instructions for maintenance, troubleshooting and commissioning as well as the development and interpretation of proportional hydraulic circuit diagrams.

Regional course dates:

  • Johannesburg-7-9 December 2022

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HY152 - Mobile Hydraulics

In this course, you will learn important details related to mobile systems, and due to many interesting mobile solutions and circuits, this course also enlarges your perspective of industrial hydraulics.

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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. In this course you will learn how to create and structure basic, but accurate and clear PLC programs.

Regional course dates:

  • Johannesburg- 16-18 November 2022

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

In order to master the fast-changing requirements of embedded and PLC- controlled industrial applications, it is important to master and apply different programming languages. This training simplifies CoDeSys and gives participants confidence in using it.

Each participant receives a Festo CECC CoDeSys PLC and Software (T&C’s apply).

Regional course dates:

  • Johannesburg- 7-9 December 2022

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PLC282 – Programmable Logic Controllers CoDeSys Analogue and PID Control

This course will enable service and commissioning personnel to work with analogue signals and effectively optimise a plant loop. Advanced concepts of cascade and ratio feed forward control will also be covered. Maintenance staff, engineers, trainers and instrumentation staff are ideal participants for this course.

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Process Automation and Control

PA101 - Process Valves and Actuation Technology

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

Regional course dates:

  • Durban-22-25 November 2022

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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 different instruments that are used to do the measuring and controlling during process application processes.

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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 not be implemented or that could only be implemented previously 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 (Cyber-Physical) Lab or the CP Factory as an example.

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AUT961 - Introduction to Industry 4.0

To successfully master the full implementation of Industry 4.0 in companies, a qualified and motivated workforce is essential. This training program provides comprehensive information on Industry 4.0 - creating understanding and acceptance for its implementation. As a result, companies will find it easier to introduce Industry 4.0 and maintain the motivation of the workforce.

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TCM261 - Introduction to I4.0 for Management

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, technologies and how their interaction leads to Industry 4.0. 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 in respective business strategies.

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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 will learn to analyse the causes of delivery problems, low productivity, to develop and implement ideas for meeting customer needs as well as improving processes.

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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 maximise availability in your own company.

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Communication

CO111 – Service Ambassador - Communication skills for service engineers

Proven tools guide the service professional and develop the core skills needed for effective communication. The training course equips service engineers with the skills to build relationships, enhance loyalty, discover opportunities and differentiate their business from the competition.

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Electric Automation

ED811 – Servo and Stepper Motor Drives - Basic

Users of conventional pneumatic drive technology will gain the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions on the best option for their application between electric or pneumatic actuation. Participants will also learn the basic concepts of electrical positioning drives.

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Robotics

ROB111 – Robotics

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

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Water Treatment

PA311 – Water Treatment

Despite large-scale investments in water infrastructure, the water and wastewater sectors still face challenges in terms of the operation and maintenance of treatment plants. This course will teach the learners kills to treat water effectively to comply with quality regulations.

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Mechatronics

AUT211 – Mechatronic Systems

This course will teach participants planning, assembling, programming, maintenance and troubleshooting of production systems at various levels of complexity. This will include innovative technology and systematic use of industrial components from different market leaders in automation.

Regional course dates:

  • Johannesburg - 8-11 November 2022

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