Our cyber-physical learning and research platforms, CP Lab and CP Factory, provide fundamental and in-depth knowledge of fully-automated digital production technologies, as well as the layout and programming of digital equipment networks. The individual modules of these platforms model the workstations of actual production systems. This creates a strong foundation for learning the many technology areas associated with the operation and continuous optimization of networked systems.
Our training content covers the following subjects:
Working with modern control systems is the foundation for handling future Industry 4.0/IIoT concepts:
Learn the most up-to-date IoT paradigms and components with integrated intelligence:
The identification and management of workpieces, materials, and data, via digital communication technologies and sensors, form the basis of fully-automated production. Storage of data directly on the product demonstrates the close interaction between individual parts and order data:
Industrial communication is based on open standards
Reliable, safe data communication
In a modern, networked factory, machines and workpieces communicate with each other, and with ERP and MES IT systems, both inside and outside the factory, up to the cloud level. Festo’s MES training for the MES4 smart factory can be used to teach development, control, and visualization of work orders, as well as to select relevant production data to increase productivity:
For SAP users, the learning factory can be customized to SAP ME. We can implement additional MES and ERP links upon request.
3D factory simulation for modeling, visualization, and analysis of manufacturing systems and robot cells
Collaborative, cooperative, and autonomous robots are taking over a steadily increasing number of automation tasks, placing new demands on the skills of machine operators and production workers.
CNC machines and flexible manufacturing systems are fundamentals for the implementation of customized products up to batch size 1. The CP factory integrates appropriate technologies for education and training in industry-relevant projects and scenarios.
Systematic detection and control of operating conditions and energy consumption:
Management of maintenance and service contracts
Intuitive and readily available data visualization for human-machine interaction
Integrate our courseware for applications included in the cyber-physical systems. The "Cyber-Physical Community" is part of the comprehensive learning environment for “Qualification for Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things.” Our customers can use this platform to download documentation and teaching materials, and exchange ideas with other teachers and researchers.
The Festo Didactic InfoPortal supports you with technical information about our learning systems. This information includes details concerning function, layout, and commissioning of the learning systems.
In the future, the “T.EACH” knowledge and exchange platform will provide free training materials for all technology fields, such as electrical engineering, robotics, and automation, in different languages all over the world.
Teachers and trainers can download course materials, exchange ideas with other teachers, and upload their own materials to sell via a digital currency.
MES4 automation software is a specially prepared manufacturing execution system (MES) with a new design for Industry 4.0/IIoT learning platforms. We continually develop MES4 in cooperation and collaboration with our customers, always taking into account the rapid changes in the field of industrial data processing and production control, within the context of Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things.
There is an enormous international need for orientation on which methods and technologies in production, as well as in product and service development, can generate new added value for customers and companies. The CP Factory is used in vocational schools, or worldwide in technical training and education centers, but also in companies for education and training in the Industry 4.0 and IIoT, training specialists for industrial regions in accordance with local requirements.