PN281 Practical Electropneumatics

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Organisation profile

Founded in 1925, Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology;
Main Activities:-
Training Upskilling & CPD for Industry
Engineering Solutions
Motion:- Electric and Pneumatic Drives, Valves, Valve Terminals, Compressed Air Preparation, vacuum
Control:- Positioning & Handling systems, Motor control, Sensors, inspection, Fieldbus communication
Annual Turnover = €2 billion, 14,500 staff in 250 world locations.

Festo Ireland operating since 1990

Training aim

Practical understanding of modern electropneumatic systems from component level , safety and  faultfinding to understanding how pneumatics interfaces with Sensor, PLC and Fieldbus control systems.

Learning objectives

Physical principles in pneumatics
Fundamentals of low voltage DC electrical control
Understand the function and operating principles of the key components
Electropneumatics symbols to ISO 1219 and interpret circuit diagrams
How to design, build and evaluate the performance of electropneumatic systems
Preventative maintenance for the featured components
Fault find safely

Modern electropneumatics installation concepts – interfacing with Sensors, PLCs,  HMI and Fieldbus

Course outline

Understanding operating principles & applications for key components in electropneumatic systems including switches, relays, solenoid valves, sensors as well as pneumatic actuators, vacuum, flow control valves, time & pressure controls. Understanding the relevant ISO symbols for electropneumatic parts. Interpretation and building of electropneumatic circuit diagrams. Safety, Maintenance & Fault Finding. Practicals to build, faultfind and evaluate performance of given systems.

Trainer's profile

Damian Gray –
BSc – Dublin Institute of Technology
MSc – Queens University Belfast
NUI Certificate in Training & Continuing Education                                           

Broad range of manufacturing automation expertise gained from 18 years experience developing bespoke training and engineering solutions across a range of industry segments including Medical Devices, Healthcare, Food, Electronics, and Machine Building.

Course duration

4 days

Assessment & certification

Continuous Assessment during Practical Sessions. Successful candidates eligible for Festo and C&G certificate

Who should attend

Maintenance  technicians, Engineers, design personnel,  any person or role that requires a solid practical foundation in pneumatics or electropneumatics