PN281 Practical Electropneumatics

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=€2billion, 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


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