Training course offer

Course offer

Job-specific training, covering three key industry facets: technology, organization, and people

We offer methodical and logical development of employee competencies for industrial companies. With an emphasis on automation-related topics, we are not focused solely on the successful mastery of the training, but equally on the ability of workers to apply their newly-acquired skills in the workplace. We support your goals of achieving greater productivity and gaining a competitive advantage through a skilled and motivated workforce.

Training topics

Our industrial training solutions cover the key facets in industry – technology, organization, and people.

We offer training in topics such as pneumatics, hydraulics, electricity/electronics, PLC, digitalization/Industry 4.0, lean production, and leadership.

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Job-specific training, from shop floor to management

Our training is tailored to fit the needs of specific job functions and consists of training that leads to qualification for specific job profiles, including but not limited to:

Maintenance technicians, operators, engineers, trainers, educational staff, shop floor workers and managers, production planners, and leadership.

Technology

IM181 - Basics of Effective Maintenance

Machinery and production processes in modern industrial plants are highly complex. Thus, maintenance staff do not only require excellent technical knowledge and skills, but also the ability to apply them in a methodical way.
After the completion of this training course, participants can implement systematic and efficient maintenance of machines and systems.

Target Group
Maintenance Staff

Content
This 2-day course cover the following topics

  • Role of maintenance and technical service
  • The six typical sources of loss in machines and systems
  • Maintenance, inspection and repair
  • Key indicators for maintenance:
    • OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
    • TEEP (Total Equipment Effectiveness Productivity)
    • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
    • MTTR (Mean Time to Repair)
  • Analysis of weak spots and targeted improvement of machines and systems
  • Spare parts management
  • Maintenance Organization
  • Evaluation of maintenance work
  • Practical ex
  • Samples and exercises

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AUT191 - Fluid Draw Software Training

This course is designed to teach participants about the basic functionality and use of the Fluid Draw Software. Fluid Draw is a powerful tool for designing pneumatics circuits, create parts lists, and more.

Target Group
Anyone needing to utilize FluidDraw to design Pneumatic Circuits and Projects

Content
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Install the software on a computer (if needed).
  • Start the Fluid Draw program
  • Understand and modify the option tools available
  • To utilize and work with the project work space
  • Understand various ISO standard symbology
  • Understand and utilize the Drawing Identification Keys
  • Create a new project
  • Set up project properties
  • Create a circuit diagram
  • Insert symbols from various locations
  • Align symbols within the project
  • Scale and rotate symbols within the project
  • Add connection lines between components within the project
  • Group items together to make a macro object
  • Create a parts list table
  • Use the Festo Catalog and Shopping Basket
  • Save a project
  • Archive a project

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TCM261 - Introduction to Industry 4.0

Currently, everyone is talking about Industry 4.0 and the many different explanations of its meaning. Particularly people working in lead positions who are becoming more and more confronted with Industry 4.0 should be aware of its impacts. There are varied opportunities on how companies can improve their productivity, quality and processes in this context. However, before starting an implementation, managers need to have a basic understanding of the core elements and technologies and how their interaction can lead to Industry 4.0 Subsequently, they can consider new business models and specific strategies to implement Industry 4.0 in their company.

Target Group
Upper management, decision makers and executives from strategy and innovation departments.

Content

  • Introduction to Industry 4.0
  • Difference between Industry 3.0 and 4.0
  • Overview of the core elements and technologies of Industry 4.0, e.g.
  • RFID
  • HMI
  • M2M Communication
  • Vertical and horizontal integration
  • Decentralized self-controlling production
  • Augments reality
  • Social-Technological developments and their consequences
  • I 4.0 Business Models and creating new business ideas.
  • Bottom-Up and Top-Down strategies to implement Industry 4.0.
  • Competence development in Industry 4.0
  • Change Management with Industry 4.0

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Pneumatics

PN111 – Industrial Pneumatics

This pneumatic training course aims to familiarize participants with the design, construction and operation of pneumatic components. This includes the interpretation of circuit diagrams and symbols as well as the construction of control systems.

Target Group
All personnel involved with the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of industrial pneumatic equipment and basic control systems.

Content
The following elements will be covered:

  • Basic principles of compressed air supply
  • Symbolic representation of devices and standards
  • Basic principles of industrial electric controls
  • Identifying and eliminating faults, including safety aspects
  • Cutting installation costs - from single valve to valve terminal

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PN121 - Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Pneumatic Systems

This course allows the participant to extend their knowledge of complex pneumatic systems and improve their troubleshooting and maintenance skills. Practical exercises on training equipment for setup, commissioning, troubleshooting and repair/fault elimination facilitate the transfer of knowledge to day-to-day work.

Target Group
Maintenance Technicians

Content
The following topics will be covered:

  • Setup and commissioning of pneumatic and electropneumatic systems
  • Analysis of control tasks using GRAFCET in accordance with DIN EN 60848
  • Design and function of pneumatic and electropneumatic circuits
  • Common failures of components
  • Characteristics and behaviors of failing components
  • Disassembly, inspection, and repair of failed components
  • Identifying root causes of component failures
  • Troubleshooting of various pneumatic circuits

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PN381 - Vacuum Technology

Vacuum technology is a widely used element in pneumatics and handling systems, yet many technicians are not familiar with how it works. This course aims to fill this knowledge gap.

Target Group
All personnel involved with the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of vacuum components and systems.

Content
This one day course covers:

  • Introduction to vacuum technology
  • Vacuum generation in handling technology
  • Vacuum components in handling technology
  • Component selection criteria
  • Basic circuit design

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PN361 - Energy Efficiency in Pneumatics

This training deals with the innovative improvements in energy saving for fundamental pneumatic applications, covering the areas of compressed air production, distribution, preparation and the pneumatic circuits. After this course, the participant is able to identify the improvement potentials in his or her working environment.
This training is specifically designed to match the training needs of customers who have already made use of Festo's Energy Saving Service.

Target Group
Maintenance Supervisor/Facilities Engineer

Content
Participants in this course will learn about:

  • Cost of electricity
  • Cost of compressed air
  • Compressor efficiency
  • Multiple compressor systems
  • Compressor location
  • Reducing delivery pressure
  • Efficiency measures for pneumatic applications

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AUT912 - Introduction to Fluid Sim

Designed as a general introduction to the potential of this software tool, FluidSim is versatile for preparing instruction in education institutions and vocational training, as experimentation and self-learning system, as a CAD system for the design and testing of control systems.
This course uses a combination of short learning modules and hands-on exercises to convert theory and understanding into practical based knowledge.

Target Group
All personnel involved with the training of pneumatic, electro-pneumatic hydraulic, electro-hydraulic and programmable logic controllers.

Content
This one (1) day course covers the following topics:

  • Symbol Libraries
  • Design of circuits
  • Simulating and testing circuits
  • Creating faults
  • Creating Libraries
  • State Diagrams
  • Component animation
  • Working Principles
  • Exercises
  • Presentations
  • Extended presentations
  • Lesson plans
  • Student and Lecturer Notes
  • Educational Films
  • External Interfacing

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PN142 – Effective Industrial Problem-Solving Techniques for Maintenance Staff

Modern industrial plants have a high level of complexity, making it increasingly difficult for maintenance staff to detect the cause of faults with technical competence and experience alone.
A methodical approach is required. This includes analysis of the environment, communication with specialist departments and systematic use of appropriate problem-solving techniques.

Target Group
Maintenance
Trainers

Content
This 2-day course covers the following topics:

  • Function plans of complex industrial equipment
  • Introduction of GRAFCET
  • Troubleshooting using problem solving techniques
  • Causes of downtime and how to prepare a fault list
  • Methods/tools for analyzing weak spots

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Hydraulics

HY511 – Industrial Hydraulics

This hydraulic training course aims to familiarize participants with the design, construction and operation of hydraulic components. This includes the interpretation of circuit diagrams and symbols as well as pressure regulation and position of hydraulic drives.

Target Group
All personnel involved with the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of industrial hydraulic equipment

Content
This course covers the following topics:

  • Equipment and circuit diagram symbols, reading and interpreting basic hydraulic circuit diagrams
  • Physical principles of hydraulics
  • Structure and mode of operation of basic components
  • Measure volumetric flow and pressure
  • Technology and characteristic data of valves and drive elements
  • Intensive training for industrial practice: setting up systems in accordance with circuit diagrams, commissioning systems
  • Fundamentals of proportional hydraulics
  • Structure of simple relay controls

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HY521 – Industrial Hydraulics - Advanced Level

This course is designed to familiarize participants with more complex hydraulic controls and investigates the control of multiple actuator circuits and includes sequence and pressure dependent operations. The use of accumulators is also covered and some of their applications demonstrated in the practical exercises.

Target Group
Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Engineers, Trainers

Content

  • Design and function of a hydraulic motor
  • Setting the direction and speed of rotation of a hydraulic motor
  • Design, function and use of a flow divider
  • Using a hydraulic reservoir as a volume and pressure accumulator
  • Difference between pressure-relief valves and pressure regulators
  • Pressure dependent circuits
  • System documentation including motion diagram and function chart
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Hydraulic Systems

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Electricity

EL131 - DC Electricity

In this course we will cover basic atomic theory, voltage, current and resistance. Participants will calculate, analyze, construct and verify basic series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Participants will construct and verify proper operation of various electrical circuits.

Target Group
Industrial Staff, Technicians

Content
This 2-day course covers the following topics:

  • Electric current
  • Units and symbols
  • Ohm's Law
  • Measuring in the circuit
  • Voltage supplies: direct current and alternating current
  • Loads in electrical circuits
  • Series connection
  • Parallel connection
  • Voltage divider
  • Circuit principles
  • Electrical components
  • Avoidable and unavoidable measuring errors
  • Conductors, semiconductors, non-conductors (insulators)

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EL171 - Industrial Wiring - Level 1

This introductory course is designed to provide extensive hands-on application of skills relating to the installation of electrical components and ancillary equipment. The participants construct an electrical circuit to operate machine equipment from electrical and construction drawings.
Activities include the proper installation of: mounting hardware (strut channel), electrical boxes, FMC, FNMC, EMT, DIN rail, electrical wiring, pushbutton controls, and single phase electrical motors.

Target Group
Maintenance operators, machine installers, and other staff needing skills and knowledge to complete electrical tasks.

Content

  • Reading Electrical Drawings
  • Conductor Installation
  • Installing of a Safety Switch Handle on a Control Enclosure
  • Installing of a Motor Overload Reset Button
  • Wiring of an Overhead Door
  • Troubleshooting the Overhead Door

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EL172 - Industrial Wiring - Level 2

This course is designed to make the participant aware of the basic control circuits for three-phase AC motors along with how they have their place in modern automation technology. The participants will see how simple automation tasks are set up with low-cost safety circuits and how the design, function and areas of application are explained for each components use.

Target Group
Maintenance operators, machine installers, and other staff needing skills and knowledge to complete electrical tasks

Content

  • Planning of motor installations
  • Drawing electrical motor circuits
  • Building a magnetic starter for a three-phase induction motor
  • Adding maintenance control to the magnetic starter
  • Adding remote control to the magnetic starter with maintenance control
  • Installing a soft starter for a three-phase induction motor
  • Commissioning and testing
  • Basic safety procedures
  • Reading and understanding of equipment utilization chart

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EL173 - Industrial Wiring - Level 3

The course focuses on three phase electric motors and their operation. Participants will make wiring connections on three phase motors and associated controls/ancillary devices using electrical diagrams and schematic. Troubleshooting skills are learned throughout the training on circuits constructed by the participants.

Target Group
Maintenance operators, machine installers, and other staff needing skills and knowledge to complete electrical tasks.

Content

  • Planning of motor installations
  • Drawing electrical motor circuits
  • Installing a DC motor drive
  • Installing a manual Starter for a three-phase induction motor
  • Installing an AC Motor Drive
  • Commissioning and testing
  • Basic safety procedures
  • Reading and understanding of equipment utilization chart

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EL174 - Industrial Wiring - Level 4

The course focuses on the necessary electrical connections in a panel boxes and control boxes using electrical drawings, schematics, and the National Electrical Code. Participants will perform troubleshooting activities using the circuits constructed during the training.

Target Group
Maintenance Operators, machine installers, and other staff needing skills and knowledge to complete electrical tasks.

Content

  • Planning of power distribution plants
  • Drawing electrical power distribution plants
  • Installing a main distribution panelboard
  • Conduit installation
  • Conductor installation
  • Wiring of the main distribution panelboard
  • Installing a downstream distribution panelboard
  • Commissioning and testing
  • Basic safety procedures
  • Reading and understanding of equipment utilization chart

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EL141 - AC Electricity

This course builds on the outcomes of EL131 and gives participants the knowledge to safely work with more complex electrical circuits. With more advanced theory and a larger focus on AC Electrical topics, This course will prepare participants to work with a wide variety of electrical circuits and systems.

Target Group
Industrial Staff / Maintenance Technicians

Content
This 2-day course covers the following topics:

  • Safety in electric circuits
  • Electric field and magnetism
  • Coils
  • Capacitors
  • Calculating and interpreting values
  • Introduction to three-phase current theory
  • Work and power

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Mechanical

ME021 - CAD Drafting & Blueprint Reading

The technical drawing training introduces the participant to creation of mechanical drawings in 2D using orthographic and isometric views. Electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic circuits are also constructed.

Target Group
Maintenance operators, apprentices, designers, machinery installers

Content

  • Orthographic & Isometric view
  • Dimensioning drawings
  • Geometric, Dimensioning, & Tolerance symbols
  • Assembly drawings
  • Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic drawings
  • Creating bill of material

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PLC

AUT121 – Principles of Sensor Technology

As manufacturing becomes increasingly automated, the understanding of sensors is critical. Sensors are used for a wide range of functions in automated systems, such as to measure pressure, force and distance, detect the presence and/or position of workpieces and the completion of process steps. This course gives you an overview of sensor technology including the design and function of different types of sensors, their applications and limitations.

Target Group
All personnel involved with the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of automated processes

Content
Participants in this class will learn about:

  • Basic physical principles and characteristic features in use
  • Sensor selection based on materials and ambient conditions
  • Terms and definitions in sensor technology
  • Design, function and applications of different sensors for detecting presence, distance, travel, force and pressure, and material quality.
  • Industrial applications and realization
  • Technical data and limits on use of sensors
  • Connection technology and signal processing
  • Practical exercises and fault analysis

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AUT211 - Mechatronics Level 1

Today we are surrounded by automation systems, or Mechatronics: the combination of mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, electronics and information technology. This seminar provides you with an understanding of system thinking, lays the foundation for mastery of industrial automation. Thus, enabling you to commission, operate, adjust, and maintain these machines.
We also have a Mechatronics Level 2 Course!

Target Group
Maintenance Technician, Production Design/Engineer, Trainer

Content
This course covers the following topics:

  • Basic physical principles
  • Fundamentals of pneumatics and electro-pneumatics
  • DC electricity
  • Basic PLC fundamentals
  • Basic sensor technology
  • Hands on exercises and troubleshooting

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PLC211 - Siemens S7 Workshop

This course covers the structure and mode of operation of the Simatic S7 as well as how to create simple logic association and sequence programs. A key element of the course is application and handling, using the programming terminology and taking into account the various interfaces between the individual technologies (mechanical, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical and PLC).

Target Group
Maintenance, Engineering, Trainer/Consultant, Process-Engineering Maintenance, Design/Engineering

Content
This two day course covers the following elements:

  • Basic structure of the Simatic S7 controller
  • Roles of the input and output modules
  • The 3 programming languages: FUC, LD and IL
  • Archiving and restoring PLC programs
  • Structured programming
  • Sequence programming in FUC

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PLC271 – CODESYS for Industry

Maintaining flexibility despite a high degree of automation is one of the most important challenges in many manufacturing companies. It demands the integration and networking of different controls in a complex automation system. This is further complicated by the huge variety of programming software available. Differences in user-interfaces, functionality and command sets cause confusion and make mistakes more likely.
CoDeSys is a tried-and-tested, globally-introduced and hardware-independent software. It constitutes a Controller Development System according to the IEC 61131-3 with all defined programming languages independent of the hardware manufacturer. On completion of the course the participant knows when to use CoDeSys and masters the basic features and simple programming.

Target Group
Service technicians, electricians and programmers

Content
This three-day course covers the following topics:

  • an overview of the CODESYS software
  • introduction to the IEC 61131-3 PLC programming languages
  • understand and apply a systematic method for independent PLC programming
  • describe the sequence of automated systems using GRAFCET
  • using the Visualization tools with CODDESYS
  • troubleshooting automated systems with CODESYS
  • professional PLC programming project documentation

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PLC391 - PLC Fundamentals - Siemens

This course will cover the basic operations of Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers. The participants will utilize a PLC in connection with pneumatic components.

Target Group
Anyone involved with developing and maintaining systems that include a PLC and have limited PLC knowledge.

Content
Participants in this class will learn about:

  • Control Relays
  • Basic design and operation
  • PLC Sections: Input, Logic and Output
  • Input Types: Discrete, Analog and Digital
  • Memory Types: ROM and RAM
  • Logic Processing: Addressing and Scanning
  • Output Types: Discrete, Analog and Digital
  • Numbering Systems: Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hex and ASCII
  • Boolean Functions: Identity, Not, AND & OR Circuits
  • Basic Troubleshooting: Using a PLC as a troubleshooting tool

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PLC401 - PLC Advanced - AllenBradley

This course will enable the participant to conduct Allen Bradley PLC programming and modifications. The participant will also be introduced to basic PLC functions and the fundamentals of networking.

Target Group
Engineers and maintenance technicians who need to write and modify PLC programs to ensure efficient and reliable machine performance.

Content
Participants in the course will learn about:

  • Ladder logic programming
  • Basic functions; operation and programming
  • Program modifications
  • Uploading and downloading programs to a PLC
  • Networking fundamentals

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PLC411 - PLC Fundamentals - AllenBradley

This course will cover the basic operations of Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers. The participants will utilize a PLC in connection with pneumatic components.

Target Group
Anyone involved with developing and maintaining systems that include a PLC and have limited PLC knowledge

Content
Participants in the course will learn about:

  • Control Relays
  • Basic design and operation
  • PLC Sections: Input, Logic and Output
  • Input Types: Discrete, Analog and Digital
  • Memory Types: ROM and RAM
  • Logic Processing: Addressing and Scanning
  • Output Types: Discrete, Analog and Digital
  • Numbering Systems: Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hex and ASCII
  • Boolean Functions: Identity, Not, AND & OR Circuits
  • Basic Troubleshooting: Using a PLC as a troubleshooting tool

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PLC421 - PLC Advanced - Siemens

This course will enable the participant to conduct Siemens PLC programming and modifications. The participant will also be introduced to basic PLC functions and the fundamentals of networking.

Target Group
Engineers and maintenance technicians who need to write and modify PLC programs to ensure efficient and reliable machine performance.

Content
Participants in this course will learn about:

  • Ladder logic programming
  • Basic functions; operation and programming
  • Program modifications
  • Uploading and downloading programs to a PLC
  • Networking fundamentals

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Process Automation

PA201 – Practical Mastery of Closed Loop Control

In this course you will master the principles of automatic process control and the operation of the feedback loop to include proportional, integral and derivative control modes as well as advanced concepts of cascade, ratio, and feed-forward control. You will also learn and practice controller tuning methods and get an overview of drawings used in industry.

Content

  • Operation of the components in a closed-loop control system including static and dynamic functions
  • Requirements for open- and closed-loop stability and control system tuning methods
  • Functionality of cascade control loops and the advantages of cascade control over single-element feedback control, and tuning a cascade control loop for optimum control
  • Principles and design features of feed-forward control and tuning a feed-forward control system for optimum control
  • Operation and function of ratio control systems and tuning of ratio control systems
  • Safety concerns and procedures when operating control systems

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CC700 – Crash Course – Successfully Implementing a Dual Education Program in Your Company

This compact one-day workshop is designed for companies planning to venture
into a dual track apprenticeship program

Content

  • Understand, implement and organize dual track training
  • Manage organizational topics, involve company leaders, and communicate
  • Define required roles and tasks within your company
  • Implement and organize effective hands-on training
  • Train and educate incumbent workers as well as high-school graduates
  • Prepare and implement practical and theoretical instructions as part of the training
  • Prepare and implement practical and theoretical examinations in line with the requirements of the dual training

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LP141 – Maintenance Strategies and Total Productive Maintenance

This course provides service technicians with an overview of commonly used maintenance strategies, compares these based on different requirements and thus provides you with a basis for making maintenance decisions to maximize availability in your own company.

Target Group
Maintenance
Design/Engineering
Trainers
Management

Content

  • Production systems and their influence on maintenance
  • Six typical types machine and system loss
  • Roles and self-image in maintenance
  • Organizational structures for maintenance
  • Comparison of maintenance strategies:
  • Event-oriented maintenance
  • Routine maintenance
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Risk-Based Maintenance (RBM)
  • Data for recording maintenance performance
  • Examples and practical exercises

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SN171 - Machine Safety Awareness

This workshop will familiarize participants with the relevant standards and regulations that should be considered during the design and development of machinery. The training defines the design and proof requirements for functional safety of machines.
Risk Assessment, Performance Level (PL), Mean time To Failure (MTTF), and other calculations will be conducted for the validation of the pneumatic safety systems designed for the machinery.

Target Group
Engineer/Design Engineer

Content
This one day workshop covers the following material:

  • Overview of ISO 12100, 13849-1, and 13849-2
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety technical data calculations
  • Sistema software

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SN172 - Introduction to Industrial Machinery Safety

This seminar provides you basic information and understanding of OSHA's regulatory approach to machine guarding. Complex regulations will be "translated" into understandable language along with a review of acceptable approaches to machine guarding scenarios. This course is designed to help participants understand safety requirements and standards and supports the process of establishing a machine guarding program for your facility.

Target Group
Maintenance Technicians, Production Design/Engineers, Trainers, Safety Resources, and Machine Operators.

Content
This one (1) day course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of OSHA's Machine Guarding program and regulations
  • OSHA's National Emphasis Program to eliminate amputations
  • Overview of Regulatory approach at Federal and State levels
  • Machine Guarding "Toolkit" for use at your site
  • Walk-thru reviews of select site machinery to reinforce course learnings

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