PNEUMATICS

Background required: General technical knowledge.

Training aims: The Pneumatics Course offers knowledge and skills ranging from the fundamentals of pneumatic control technology to complex combinational circuits. At the advanced level for instance, program controls are constructed incorporating stepper modules, safety features (emergency-stop/emergency stop resetting), and the quickstepper. Also fine adjustment of components (e.g. back pressure valve, proximity sensor) can be carried out.

Duration: 20 hours.

Pneumatics – Basic Level

The Pneumatic Basic Level course provides knowledge of the physical principles of pneumatics as well as of the function and use of pneumatic components. A set of components can be used to construct simple pneumatic controls.

Syllabus:
1. Physical principles of pneumatics.
2. Function and use of pneumatic components.
3. Recognising and drawing of pneumatic symbols.
4. Representation of motion sequences and operating status.
5. Drawing of pneumatic circuit diagrams according to standard.
6. Direct and indirect manual controls.
7. Direct and indirect stroke-dependent controls.
8. Logical AND/OR function of switch-on signals.
9. Time-dependent controls with pressure sequence valves.
10. Trouble-shooting in simple pneumatic controls.
11. Safety regulations.

Pneumatics – Advanced Level

The Pneumatics Advanced level course offers advanced training in pneumatic control technology. A set of components can be used to construct extensive combinational circuits with logically connected input and output signals as well as program controls with sequencer modules.

Syllabus:

1. Function and use of pneumatic component.
2. Stroke-dependent controls with various sensors.
3. Stroke-dependent controls with predetermining counters.
4. Controls with special commissioning conditions (for example, single cycle/continuous cycle).
5. Controls with vacuum components.
6. Step diagrams/process-oriented sequence controls.
7. Program controls with stepper modules.
8. Controls with safety conditions (EMERGENCY STOP/EMERGENCY STOP RELEASE).
9. Adjustments of elements (i.e. back pressure valve, proximity sensor).
10. Trouble-shooting in extensive pneumatic controls.
11. Safety regulations.

ELECTRO-PNEUMATICS

Background required: General Technical knowledge.

Training aims: With this course you are instructed in the physical fundamentals of electricity. Simple electro-pneumatic controls can be designed with the equipment set as can complex combinational circuits linking input and output signals and program controls. The assembly of displacement-dependent control systems using sensors of predetermining counters, according to a displacement step diagram, process or time controlled sequential cycles are examples of the types of application demonstrated.

Duration: 20 hours.

Electro-Pneumatics – Basic Level.

The Electro-pneumatics Basic Level course provides basic training in electro-pneumatic control technology, providing knowledge of the physical principles of electricity as well as of the function and use of electro-pneumatic elements. A set of components can be used to construct simple electro-pneumatic controls.

Syllabus:
1. Physical principles of electrical systems and pneumatics.
2. Function and use of electro-pneumatic components.
3. Recognising and drawing electro-pneumatic symbols.
4. Representation of Motion sequences and operating status.
5. Drawing of pneumatic and electrical circuit diagrams.
6. Direct and indirect manual controls.
7. Direct and indirect stroke-dependent controls.
8. Logical AND/OR function of switch- on signals.
9. Time-dependent controls with time-delay valves.
10. Pressure-dependent controls with pressure sequence valves.
11. Trouble-shooting in simple electro-pneumatic controls.

Electro-Pneumatics – Advanced Level.

The Electro-pneumatics Advanced level course has been designed for advanced training in electro-pneumatic control technology. A set of components can be used to construct extensive combinational circuits with logically connected input and output signals and programming controls.

Syllabus:
1. Function and use of electro-pneumatic components.
2. Stroke-dependent controls with sensors.
3. Stroke-dependent controls with predetermining counters.
4. Controls with peripheral conditions (i.e. single cycle/continuous cycle, EMERGENCY STOP).
5. Step diagrams/process-oriented sequence controls.
6. Timing controls/time-oriented sequence controls.
7. Programmed controls with permanent and erasable sequencer.
8. Trouble-shooting in comprehensive electro-pneumatic controls.

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS (PLC)

Background required: Basic knowledge of control technology is advantageous, previous knowledge of electronics is not necessary.

Training aims: The PLC training course familiarises the user with the basic structures and functional features of the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Practical experience in the use of PLCs, the design of circuits and programming of different PLC program languages all form part of the basic training, on the basis of which the programming of controls is taught using different programming techniques or languages.

Duration: 20 hours.

PLC – Basic Level

Participants are familiarised with the basic structural and functional features of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and its most important individual components. They gain practical experience in operating a PLC, in designing circuits for the documentation of control tasks and in programming in various PLC programming languages.

Syllabus:
1. Advantages of a PLC compared to conventional controls such as electrical, electro-pneumatic or electro-hydraulic controls.
2. Function of the system components of a PLC.
3. Commissioning a PLC.
4. Criteria for the use of mechanical, optical, capacitive and inductive proximity sensors.
5. Circuit development.
6. Circuit diagram design.
7. Communication between the Personal Computers and PLCs.
8. Programming in Ladder Diagram, Function Chart and Statement List.
9. Development of sequence and logic control systems.
10. Defining appropriate control systems for a given control task.
11. Modification of programs by inserting or deleting control commands.
12. Documentation and software management.

PLC – Advanced Level.

On the basis of the knowledge acquired in the PLC Basic Level the Advanced Level course covers the programming of control tasks using different programming techniques. It also deals with different methods of trouble-shooting, and software filing and management.

Syllabus:
1. Programming of counter functions.
2. Programming of timer functions.
3. Programming with the program section technique (multitasking).
4. Interrupt programming.
5. Display and modification of the status of the functional components and error messages in the PLC test system.
6. Programming in a dialogue-oriented user interface.
7. Design and development of logic and sequence controls in combination with display and output elements.
8. Trouble-shooting.
9. Documentation, software management and filing.

HYDRAULICS

Background required: General technical knowledge.

Training aims: The trainee is familiarised with components, fundamentals and symbols of hydraulic control systems. After a theoretical introduction, practical exercises are carried out dealing with differential circuits such as meter-in flow control, the use of working hydraulic motors and circuit variants with tensile loads, to mention just a few examples.

Duration: 20 hours.

Hydraulics – Basic Level.

Trainees are introduced to the basics of hydraulics, equipment design and the design of basic circuits.

Syllabus:
1. Applications of hydraulics.
2. Physical principles, symbols and standards.
3. Types and properties of hydraulic fluids.
4. Design, function and characteristic data of pumps, power packs, flow and pressure valves, directional control valves, restrictors, orifices.
5. Measurement of cylinder times and pressures.
6. Calculation examples for force, speed and output.
7. Basic circuits with single and double-acting cylinders.
8. Positioning o cylinders.
9. Maintaining uniform pressure with pressure regulators.
10. Differential circuit with input flow control.

Hydraulics – Advanced Level.

Equipment design is taught in to a greater depth and more complex hydraulic controls are discussed.

Syllabus:
1. Pressure-dependent sequence control.
2. Circuit variations for tractive loads.
3. Use of hydro-motors.
4. Bypass flow control.
5. Controls with several independent circuits and pressure levels.
6. Energy-conserving speed regulation, use of residual flow with 3-way flow control valves.
7. Synchronous operation of two cylinders with flow-dividing valves.
8. Rapid-feed with various directional valves, flow control valves, one-way resistors.
9. Rapid-feed circuit with two pumps and one switch-off valve.
10. Circuits with hydro-accumulator.

ELECTRO-HYDRAULICS

Background required: General technical knowledge.

Training aims: The Elector-hydraulics course explains the symbiosis of hydraulics and electrical technology and the general technologies associated in automation. Examples of the Electro-hydraulic exercises carried out are the function and application of electronic sensors, hydraulic motors and hydraulic accumulators, the design of electrical controls with several actuators, systematic fault finding on electro-hydraulic controls and the development of sequence controls according to a function chart.

Duration: 20 hours.

Electro-Hydraulics – Basic Level.

Trainees are provided with the necessary technical equipment for the design, construction and operation of basic circuits.

Syllabus:
1. Function and use of electrical and electro-hydraulic components such as switches, push buttons and single solenoid valves.
2. Recognizing and reading of electrical and hydraulic symbols.
3. Development and reading of standard circuit diagrams.
4. Representation of control tasks in operation diagrams.
5. Design, construction and operation of basic circuits.
6. Direct and indirect control of actuators.
7. manual and automatic operation.
8. Stroke and pressure-dependent controls.
9. Interlocking circuits.
10. Rapid traverse circuits.
11. Electro-hydraulic drives with programmable logic controls.
12. Electro-hydraulic controls with two pumps.

Electro-Hydraulics – Advanced Level.

The Advanced Level course includes electronic sensors, hydro-motors and servicing equipment, and provides comprehensive exercises in electro-hydraulics.

Syllabus:
1. Function and use of electronic sensors, hydro-motors and hydraulic accumulators.
2. Comprehensive sequence controls.
3. Combined stroke and pressure-dependent controls.
4. Electrical controls with several actuators.
5. Sequence controls with peripheral conditions such as manual/automatic, EMERGENCY STOP.
6. Circuits with hydraulic accumulators.
7. Stroke and time-dependent controls.
8. Systematic trouble-shooting in electro-hydraulic controls.
9. Development of sequence controls according to operation diagram.
10. Activation of hydro-motors.
11. Controls with switch-on and switch-off time relays.
12. Counter control with preset counter.

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

Background required: General technical knowledge.

Training aims: participants should be taught about the installation/design and application of magnetic, inductive, capacitive, optical and ultrasonic proximity sensors. Practical examples should enable the participant to select the correct sensor for each application and to establish a control system with it.


Duration:
20 hours.

Syllabus:
1. Physical bases of sensor technology.
2. Definition of terms in sensor technology.
3. Construction, function and fields of application of magnetic, inductive, capacitive, optical and ultrasonic sensors.
4. Technical data and application limits for sensors.
5. Sensors and signal processes.
6. Practical exercises.

FUTURE COURSES

1. Robotics

2. Handling technology

3. CNC

4. Modular Production System

SPECIAL COURSES

Train the trainer

The aim of these courses is to equip the trainer to provide professional instruction using the full range of equipment and training media. Courses are run on demand and are available covering all automation technology subjects.

In-house courses

Where demand for training is sufficient (normally 8+ trainees), in-house training may be cost effective. The full range of training courses available from I.A.T.Co. are offered for “on-site” training.

Tailored courses

In order to meet the many and varied training needs of our customers, I.A.T.Co. offers specially tailored courses designed to maximize the effectiveness of training. The degree of “tailoring” can range from a small modification to one of our standard courses, to a totally tailored multi-skilling program.

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of each course successful candidates will receive certificates from I.A.T.Co. signed by the course instructor and by FESTO DIDACTIC Germany under the supervision of which all I.A.T.Co. courses are organized and being carried out.

INFORMATION

Staff:

All training courses are conducted by full professional training staff NOT sales staff and thereby the training courses are not biased to one manufacturer’s products.

Fees:

Course fees are inclusive of textbook and/or handbook, drawing aids and refreshments. Course fees can be found in the attached sheet. VAT is to be added to all fees shown.

Hotels:

Although hotel accommodation and travel are not included in the course fee, information on local hotels as well as hotel reservations will be provided.

Joining:

Joining instructions will be posted to the participants 3 weeks prior to start date of the course.

Cancellations:

A charge of 25% course cost is payable for cancellation up to 14 days before the course after which the full fee will be charged. Should it be necessary, the Company (I.A.T.Co.), reserves the right to cancel any training course up to 7 days prior to the starting date and to offer an alternative date.