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  • Welcome to Festo Didactic

    Worldwide leading in professional, industry-oriented qualification solutions for process and factory automation in the field of industrial training and vocational education.

    Discover the complete range of products and services from technology oriented Training Packages to Learning Factories, Software, Teachware and fully equipped turnkey learning centres for schools and universiites.
Product Portfolio
  • Software & E-Learning

  • Festo Didactic training programmes are flexible; they offer tutors room to be creative and increase students‘ motivation.

    All our training programmes have the following features:
    • Excellent didactic and multimedia course topics
    • Scope for self-study during classroom-based training
    • Learning scenarios can be individually customised
    • Varied programme functions, such as a glossary, search function, notes
    • Can be used in conjunction with Classroom Manager
    • Can be integrated into training concepts which use other media (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.)
    • Participant guidance
    • Monitoring of learning progress and certification

    The training programmes are optionally available as follows:
    • CD-ROM
    • Licence for local networks (on request)
    • Web-based training (WBT) for Classroom Manager
    • For installation on one of your servers
    • For use via the internet (on request)

    Should you have any other wishes, we will be pleased to create an e-learning package specially tailored to your needs. We will gladly advise and guide you through each step, from the design phase through to the installation of the complete Learning Management system.
    • Importance of software in the
      learning process

    • Anyone who wants to design successful training processes and courses must make sure that everything fits together.
      • The electronic Classroom Manager manages target groups, content and media. Interactive self-study programs replace textbooks.
      • CIROS® or FluidSIM® simulations supplement the range of realistic training environments. The PC becomes a complete platform for virtual and yet practical training.
      • STEP 7 classroom licenses ensure that every student can access the industrial controller.
      Without software, contemporary
      training courses are almost impossible.
    • Learn, teach and organise
       

    • Teachers and trainers design their
      training based on requirements and
      the available methods.

      Digital training programs from Festo
      Didactic ensure professional confidence and can either be used to help explain topics during teaching or as self-study programs.

      The Classroom Manager helps to
      organise target groups and create
      individual training courses.
    • Control, operate, observe
       

    • Software applications are the visible
      face of automation for technical staff. Anyone who wants to get to grips with the technology must be able to confidently use the programming systems, operating and visualisation
      software, configuration tools and other packages. The transfer of knowledge acquired during the training must be quick. This is why market leading software solutions are a key element of any training system.
    • Programming and simulation
       

    • A training environment for PLC or fluid engineering can meet very different requirements:
      - Maximum practical relevance:
      Real controller and real process
      - Low budget: Real controller and virtual process
      - Flexible range of control systems:
      Virtual controller and real process

      Simulation environments in 3D and
      software controllers are standard
      equipment in a modern training
      laboratory.
  • Learning, controlling, simulating

    • Learning programs / WBTs

    • Festo Didactic training programmes are flexible; they offer tutors room to be creative and increase students‘ motivation.
    • Demo & Update

    • Our special service:
      Test our software products at the click of a mouse.
    • CIROS® Automation Suite

    • The powerful successor to the COSIMIR®. Affordable and flexible with many different configurations.
    • EasyVeep

    • Numerous practical process models
      can be controlled using any PLC with
      EasyPort & EasyVeep® simulation software included with the delivery.
    • EPLAN Education

    • EPLAN Education brings industrial standards to training and further education. Trainers and teachers benefit from a comprehensive range of services, a wide range of train-the-trainer options and on-site software
      installation.
    • FluidSIM®

    • FluidSIM® can be used to perform experiments, carry out simulations in real time and prepare lessons. It can also be used as a virtual modular control system and integrated into blended learning concepts. Version 4 features outstanding dynamic simulation, many new components and enhanced didactic material.
    • Fluid technology

      • Pneumatics
      • Electropneumatics
      • Hydraulics
      • Electrohydraulics
    • Robotino® SIM /View

    • Robotino® View is the interactive, graphical programming and learning
      environment for Robotino®, a mobile autonomous robot.
    • Laboratory planning

    • Create professional layouts and individually equipped laboratories for basic and further training in just a few easy steps. The laboratories can be equipped with Festo Didactic model products or you can create your own personal designs and 3D models.
    • Mechatronics

    • CIROS® Mechatronics is the virtual learning environment for mechatronics with a focus on PLC-controlled systems. It offers an ideal working environment for PLC programming based on Siemens S7 and includes a virtual learning environment for the mechatronic training system MPS®.
    • Mechatronics Assistant

    • To guarantee scientifically sound
      mechatronics training in colleges and companies, appropriate reference works for self-study are crucial. These can be in paper form or on handy DVDs. The Mechatronics Assistant provides both these options.
    • Programming software

    • The STEP 7 Trainer Package for 12
      users contains the programming languages Statement List (STL), Function Chart (FCH) and Ladder Diagram (LDR) (basic package) as well as STEP 7-SCL, STEP 7-GRAPH, Distributed Safety, S7-Technology software package and distributed intelligence iMap.
  • Course Ware

    • Theory and practice,
      our range

      • Pneumatics
      • Hydraulics
      • Electrical engineering/Electronics
      • Automation/PLC
      • Mechatronics/Process automation
      • CNC technology/Equipment
      A wide range of different teaching
      materials for ongoing basic and
      advanced training are available for
      these topics.
    • Technical literature and textbooks

    • Read, read, read! The technical literature and textbooks provide the basis for studying technologies and processes. For trainers and teachers, they are essential for preparing courses. They also provide anyone who does not enjoy self-study on a PC with professional guidelines for their practical exercises.
    • Workbooks

    • For more than 40 years, our training packages have featured: An equipment set and tailored textbook and workbook with exercises and sample solutions. The exercises are based on industrial practice and have been successfully used in numerous courses for training specialist staff.
    • Dictionaries and manuals

    • Symbols, rules, standards, formulae
      … You don‘t need to have everything in your head, but you do need to know where to find it!
    • Pneumatics

    • Textbooks, Workbooks, Working material, Set of posters
    • Metal technology

    • Basic principles of numerically controlled machine tools (CNC).
    • Hydraulics

    • Training course documents, Set of posters
  • Workstation systems

    • The universal laboratory furniture

    • Learnline and Learntop
      The modular workstation systems for basic and further training. With many practical details to make teaching and learning easier. With Learnline, you have an integrated storage principle that can be used for training in pneumatic, hydraulic or electrical engineering without the need for modifications. Design and function are combined, which is evident in every practical detail. Learnline consists of basic mobile and stationary units with a cable/oil tray, various modular systems and extension elements, rolling and fixed containers, in addition to special storage systems, attachments and the corresponding accessories. The modular workstation system offers a multitude of configurations and mounting options. Expert consultants in over 50 countries are available to prepare an individual quotation for you.

      Learntop is the least expensive worktop support system for entering the world of Festo Didactic training packages at a low price.
    • Laboratory furniture for electrical engineering

    • Professional laboratory equipment Intelligent and innovative laboratory solutions for electrical engineering – from single workstations to complete laboratories.

      Together with our partner Haid KG, we are developing the Swing laboratory furniture series. Haid KG specialises in consulting, developing, planning and producing equipment for electronic and electrical engineering, laboratory furniture systems for research and training, as well as ergonomically designed laboratory and assembly workstations.

      Choose from a multitude of matching modular workstations, intelligent and reliable solutions for power supply, device technology, cabinet systems and all the necessary highquality accessories. It goes without saying that all products have been tested for safety.

      Festo Didactic is the sole supplier of Haid KG products on the didactic market. We are happy to assist you with planning, selecting and sizing your workstation or laboratory.
  • Universal laboratory furniture

    • Learnline mobile

    • Flexible and modular
      Learnline is of modular design and
      offers an almost unlimited range of
      configuration possibilities for your
      Learnline workstation.

      High mobility and optimum use
      of space
      Individual or group training workstations can be created with a minimum of effort wherever they are  required. Transport through doors is
      also possible. This mobile workstation is designed in such a way as to permit several people to work simultaneously. This is further facilitated by the two integrated fixed drawer units that ensure quick and easy access to the required components of the Learning System.
    • Stationary Learnline

    • The stationary solution
      With the stationary workstation systems, Learnline combines the requirements for typical desk systems with high functionality. They provide ample desk space and legroom thanks to the roller container. The containers also ensure quick and easy access to any required components.

      Vertical or inclined?
      The reliable profile plate is fastened to the stable profile of the angle adjustment. The inclination of the slotted profile plate can be infinitely adjusted, all the way down to a horizontal position. The workstation arrangement thus always offers the best ergonomic position for any exercise.
    • Learntop

    • The low-cost desktop mounting system
      The low-cost introduction to the world of training packages from Festo Didactic: Enjoy the advantages of the profile plate and the ER mounting frame when carrying out your pneumatic, hydraulic, sensor or PLC training. The devices can be clearly arranged and ensure an ergonomic working position at your existing work tables and benches.

      Mounting parts and instructions for mounting the profile plates are included. It is recommended that Learntop be fastened to the table for security reasons.
    • LabCreator

    • The new, professional design
      programme for laboratories

      Create professional layouts and individually equipped laboratories for basic and further training in just a few easy steps. The effects are amazing! 

      The laboratories can be equipped with Festo Didactic model products or you can create your own personal designs and 3D models.

      With automatic software and library updates, you‘ll always be at the cutting edge.

      Download now for free!
      In German, English, Spanish and French. Includes a detailed help function.
  • Laboratory furniture for electrical engineering

    • Swing

    • Particularly flexible and versatile.
      The mobile dual work station Swing (W 1250 x D 800 x H 1850 mm) is perfectly suited for presenting the introductory seminar on installation technology and EIB, as well as for conducting all other tests which require you to stand.
    • Basic – equipment system

    • A functional equipment system with solid workstation frames made from powder-coated steel tubes forms the basis of the Basic product family.

      It consists of workbenches in six different widths and three depths. The design is so rigid that it can also support heavy superstructures. Both raised supply bridges and equipment placed directly on the workbench are possible with this system. Furthermore, superstructures can be used as partitions or extremely flat cassette tops.
    • Multimedia workstations

    • Various designs for attractive multimedia workstations are available: PC desks with sliding slides, cable ducts, cable guides, linking elements, PC racks, substructures or socket strips. Furthermore, diverse workstations and furniture for teaching theory are available: C-shape tables, four-legged tables, mobile table frames, laptop trolleys, swivel chairs, skid base chairs, four-legged chairs, tables, flip charts, projection screens.
    • Cabinet systems

    • We offer an extensive range of cabinets, harmonised with the design of our workstation systems. Based on a simple framework, various tall cabinets, medium-high cabinets, storage cabinets, tall corner cabinets and top cabinets are available to choose from. The modular system offers maximum possible combinations and optimal design flexibility with an attractive price/performance ratio.
  • Equipment sets

    • Pneumatics
      training packages

    • Innovative and practical, right down to the smallest details
      Festo Didactic‘s training packages are modular in structure. For example, you could start with the basic level of electropneumatics and then move onto the advanced level, or start with the subject of electrohydraulics – the choice is yours. You‘d like to explore a particular specialised topic? All equipment set components can also be ordered separately, so you can turn your own ideas into reality.
    • Hydraulics
      training packages

    • Tailored training in industrial and mobile hydraulics
      Festo Didactic‘s training packages are modular in structure. For example, you could start with the basic level of electrohydraulics and then move onto the advanced level. Or are you more interested in electropneumatics? The choice is yours. You‘d like to explore a particular specialised topic? All equipment set components can also be ordered separately, so you can turn your own ideas into reality.
    • Electrical engineering/ Electronics training packages

    • Modern and exciting training
      The learning system for automation technology is now more comprehensive than ever before. With the basic principles of electrical engineering and electronics, from Ohm‘s Law through to the complex knowledge and applications involved in drive and control technology, the learning system now covers most of the topics included in forward-looking basic and advanced training courses in automation.
    • Automation technology/PLC training packages

    • From buttons to automation solutions
      Forward-looking training is ultimately
      all about reliable and efficient automation of production processes.
      - Automation systems must correspond to those in future workplaces
      - Processes must be as close as possible to those used in actual production
      - The training content and methods must lead to expertise, which future specialist staff can use to secure their and their companies‘ future.
  • Robotino®

  • Experiencing, understanding and using technology
    • Interactive learning with Robotino® View

    • Always online
      Robotino® View is the interactive, graphical programming and learning environment for Robotino®. It communicates directly with the robot system via wireless LAN, with no need for code compiling or downloading to the controller. You can send signals directly to the motor controller, display, scale and evaluate sensor values, or have a live camera image displayed and further processed. Robotino® thus becomes an online experimentation field, e.g. for control technology.
    • How do I make a robot move along a line?

    • Experiencing technology
      The Robotino® not only contains technology, it also enables the technology to be experienced through a large number of captivating tasks drawn from the everyday world.

      Understanding technology
      Modularity means that all technical components, such as the electric drive units, sensors and camera, of Robotino® can not only be directly understood but can also be learned about through their integrated system response.
    • Which robot team scores most goals?

    • Using technology
      Trainees integrate and apply lots of technical features and functions, such as electric drive engineering, kinetics, sensors, control technology, vision systems and programming techniques.

      Ready-to-use immediately

      Unpack Robotino®, switch it on and start the lesson, experiment or research project.
    • Which robot can complete an
      obstacle course in the fastest
      possible time?

    • The special appeal
      The Robotino® is autonomous! Numerous sensors, a camera and a high-performance controller provide the system with the necessary „intelligence“. So when it is correctly programmed, it can handle the tasks assigned to it autonomously.

      The current trend

      Alongside industrial robotics, the market for mobile robots and service robots is becoming increasingly important. By using the Robotino®, you will be keeping your training in line with a major technical and commercial advance.
    • The complete Robotino® package

    • Robust construction
      The three Robotino® drive modules are integrated into a stable, laserwelded stainless steel frame. The frame is protected against collisions by a rubber protection strip with integrated switching sensor. Numerous additional components, such as sensors or handling units, can be mounted on a platform with prepared threaded holes. With its omnidirectional drive, Robotino® moves quick as a flash forwards, backwards and sideways  and also turns on the spot. Three sturdy DC industrial motors with optical shaft encoders with a resolution  of 2048 increments per revolution and gear units with a reduction ratio of 1:16 allow speeds of up to 10 km/h. 

      Everything in view
      The frame contains nine infrared distance sensors. An analogue inductive sensor and two optical sensors are also available, enabling the Robotino® to recognise and follow predefined paths that are marked in colour or with an aluminium strip.

      The Robotino® is supplied with a colour web camera with jpeg compression. The compressed web camera image can be transmitted to an external PC via the WLAN for image evaluation by Robotino® View or used as a live camera image. The Robotino® may not be able to find a  needle in a haystack, but it can see what‘s going on around it with a high degree of accuracy.

      Uninterrupted use
      Power is supplied via two 12 V lead-gel rechargeable non-spillable electric storage batteries, permitting a running time of up to two hours. The scope of delivery includes a  urther set of non-spillable electric  storage batteries for even more uninterrupted learning pleasure! The system is automatically shut down when the charge status is too low.
  • Mechatronics and factory automation

  • MPS The Modular Production System

  • Modular variety
    The MPS® transfer system fits in a cabinet but can also be combined to create networked production lines. The MPS® stations are supplied with trolleys, provide space for the control system, are fully assembled and can be a basis for complex learning factories.

    Practical at every level

    The modular production system MPS® sets the right challenges and provides appropriate learning environments for various requirements:
    • Differentiated functions
    • Individual and combined units
    • Different drive technologies
    • Material and information flow
    • Modern and variable control concepts

    Real and virtual
    The MPS® is not only the platform for training with maximum transfer to industrial practice. It also provides unique flexibility for choosing the appropriate methods:

    • All MPS® stations and systems are identical to the models in the CIROS® process simulation
    • PLC training and troubleshooting can be provided using the real model and the 3D models in CIROS®
    • MPS® transfer system

    • The ideal system for anyone focused on process and automation:
      • One line, various drives, numerous modules and functions with state of the art technology
      • Transportable, designed for cabinets, individually and combined in different layouts
      • Defined interfaces enable individual modules to be viewed and quickly changed to rapidly adapt to the required learning content
    • MPS® stations

    • The system for anyone who values
      industrial basic and advanced training,
      mechatronics and automation, value retention and robustness of
      the equipment:
      • Since 1991, the system for the mechatronics world championships
      • Stations represent the most common sub-processes in any automated production system
      • Platform for problem based practical training
      • Maximum industrial relevance in automation and handling technology
    • MPS® 500-FMS

    • Once you have mastered the subprocesses in the MPS® stations, you can use the MPS® 500 FMS to focus on thinking and operating in networked systems.
      • The belt rotation system and bus concept allow variable system concepts
      • Sub-processes on the one hand and the overall system on the other provide project tasks and challenges for working in a team
      • All FMS systems are guaranteed ready to use when delivered
    • MPS® 200 complete system

    • Combining stations into systems for selected areas and complexity levels:
      • Topic-specific complete solutions including control system, networking, application and learning software
      • For process-oriented, cross technology courses at schools and technical schools
      • Ready to use immediately and expandable
      • Versions for small and large budgets
  • Learning factories, CIM/FMS Systems

    • ProLog Factory

    • The new training platform for logistics, communication technology, mechatronics, robotics and industrial engineering

      The processes and material flow in the ProLog learning factory are a representation of a real production system with logistics and shipping. It includes intermediate buffers and magazines for the raw materials and an automatic store for the individual products. The production line produces the parts with low stock levels according to the KANBAN principle.
    • Robot Vision Cell

    • Walking through the leading handling technology fairs or taking a look at market leaders‘ catalogues clearly shows that without a camera, a modern robot cell is worthless when it comes to future production. The camera is the basic prerequisite for one of the elementary forms of work in the future: collaboration between humans and robots.

      In this context, the Robot Vision Cell is an extremely innovative learning environment in contemporary robotics training. It enables the potential of current robot applications and the trends in future applications to be outlined in a clear and practical way.
    • CNC technology from EMCO

    • The training programme
      Festo Didactic integrates CNC training into its learning system, thus meeting the requirements of modern basic and advanced training in the metal sector. CNC programming and cutting, a key task in many metalworking companies, places high demands on students.
    • MicroFMS and MultiFMS

    • MicroFMS – An introduction to the world of flexible manufacturing and integrated systems.

      All of the key processes in a fully automated flexible manufacturing system – FMS – can be represented.
      • Unfinished parts buffer
      • Separation
      • CNC machine loading with robot
      • CNC machining processes
      • Finished parts buffer
      • SCADA/DNC options
    • MPS® Transfer Factory

    • A modular system par excellence
      Our decades of experience in the construction of modular learning factories is reflected in many of the details of an MPS® Transfer Factory. All cells and functional modules are equipped with the very latest industrial technology. The concept and equipment demonstrate our innovative approach. The result:
      Every MPS® Transfer Factory can be reconfigured in minutes – depending on the learning situation – and turned into a convertible factory.
    • iCIM

    • The platform for research and training
      iCIM systems play an important role in illustrating complex topics such as production logistics and sequence planning in flexible manufacturing systems (FMS):
       
      • Material supply and disposal
      • Planning algorithms for automated
      • production lines
      • and much more.
    • iFactory

    • Innovation inspired by challenges
      Need to convert an entire production line during lunch?
      Reacting to new market demands at short notice – is it even possible?

      What‘s the best way to construct a flexible production line ...
      ... so that you can react quickly to market turbulence?

      Realising dreams

      The iFactory is the convertible training factory everyone dreams of, not just production planners. The iFactory has a systematic modular construction, enabling you to try out new ideas immediately realistically.
    • Hybrid training factories

    • Megatrend: Hybrid automation
      It’s a fact that production and process automation have become inseparable in almost all manufacturing environments. Hybrid automation represents the convergence of production and process automation which is more than logical, given the trend towards convergence of the two automation techniques in the so-called hybrid industries.

      Hybrid industries are the industries which require systems and solutions for both process and production engineering. The most striking examples are the food, confectionery and tobacco industries and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Process automation and closed-loop control technology

  • 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
  • Water – Bulk materials – Chemicals – Energy

    • 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.
    • Industry-oriented basic and
      advanced training

    • MPS®PA is based on industry standards. Automation solutions and trends from market leaders characterise 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 teachware fits seamlessly into both professional training and general technical training.
    • MPS® PA Compact Workstation

    • 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 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.