Water – Bulk materials – Chemicals – Energy: Training in process automation

Water – Bulk materials – Chemicals – Energy: Training in process automation

Didactic and methodology standards

Practical training on actual production and industrial systems is rarely possible, which is why models are used. These must be realistic and be tailored to different target groups.

You will find that the modular projects, stations, systems and learning factories from Festo Didactic meet these requirements.

Modularity and integration in MPS® PA

The MPS® PA would not deserve its name if it was not actually a system with modular equipment for basic and advanced training in process automation. In the MPS® PA you will find simple systems for introducing measuring technology and closed-loop control, as well as systems for the designated target groups.

The great thing about it is that all systems are compatible and supplement one another, and they are 100% compatible with all other components of the modular production system.

  • Start with the EduKit PA
  • Set complex exercises with the MPS® PA Compact Workstation
  • Enjoy the variability of the MPS® PA stations
  • Design sophisticated projects with the PA 204 complete MPS® system or a hybrid learning factory

Learning software: Supporting every stage of learning
The ideal system for anyone focused on processes and automation: How does a filling system for lemonade work? And what needs to be taken into account when designing and constructing this kind of system?

These and other questions in the area of process automation are answered by the Basic principles of process automation self-study program. This could be used right at the beginning of a series of courses and provides a motivating introduction to the process industry in general schools.

Energy efficiency: Today's issues for tomorrow's world
Control engineering is not simply a topic in a list of learning objectives in automation technology. Without control, there is no chance of increasing efficiency, no chance of preventing energy from being wasted and no sustainability.

This is why the MPS® PA includes modern performance measurement components. This enables energy efficiency to be clearly represented and put into an interdisciplinary context.

Industry-oriented basic and advanced training

MPS®PA is based on industry standards. Automation solutions and trends from market leaders characterize the MPS® PA concept.
From manual control to a fully automated bottle filling system.

In a learning environment like this, training courses can be designed for every level of training: From general technical training through to basic and advanced training for technicians and engineers.

EduKit PA: Introductory projects
The EduKit PA is ideally suited for small budgets, restricted space or an initial introduction to measuring technology and closed-loop control. The interaction of technology, software and structured courseware fits seamlessly into both professional training and general technical training.

MPS® PA Compact Workstation: All processes in one system
Anyone who is looking for more than one control loop to provide the greatest possible variety of industrial training, will find the perfect solution in the MPS® PA Compact Workstation. Its minimal size provides:

  • Industrial measurement, open- and closed-loop control
  • 4 basic control loops
  • Leaning scenarios for automation (sensor technology, PLC, operation and monitoring) based on continuous processes
  • Compact, state of the art industrial technology

4 processes: Individual or in combination
One control loop may perhaps be sufficient for basic teaching in measurement and control engineering for the chemical and water sectors. The stations of the MPS® PA provide a single control loop with learning content from all process engineering areas.

If a variety of typical control loops is important, simply combine the stations into a small-scale process engineering learning factory.

Learning factories: Competences for hybrid production
Production and process automation can rarely be separated in most industrial environments. Discrete and continuous production processes are merging.

The requirements of engineers at process control level, maintenance engineers and process designers are becoming increasingly complex. The hybrid learning factories from Festo Didactic provide the appropriate range of learning processes for specialist staff.