Professional, industry-focused qualification solutions for process automation and for all hybrid production tasks

  • MPS® PA – the new learning system for process automation
  • Networked System and Compact-Workstation
  • AFB concept factory for all hybrid production tasks
  • Individual solutions
  • Courses and workshops

Challenging – The process industry

Few industries have as many facets or are as interesting as the process industry, which produces a wide range of products for the most diverse spheres of life.

On the one hand, the chemical industry produces preliminary products for other industries. This group includes base chemicals, petrochemicals, polymers as well as refined and special chemicals. Key consumers include the automotive, packaging and building industries.

On the other hand, chemical products are used in the areas of health, the environment and nutrition. As well as the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the process industry includes other sectors such as the biotechnology industry, the paper industry and the food industry.

Even though the end products may differ, automation is making huge leaps forward in each of these areas. International competition and the resultant pressure to continually increase productivity as well as a continuously expanding range of variants and strict requirements for process and quality assurance demand automation solutions.

Festo The partner to the process industry

Festo components in the process industry: pneumatic linear actuators for shut-off valves and weirs

Pneumatic solutions are sturdy, versatile and easy to master from a technical point of view. It is therefore no surprise that Festo has become such an important partner to the process industry. It makes sense that the development of suitable learning systems for process automation would benefit from this know-how. We are involved in the following industries, to name just a few:

  • Water supply and disposal industry
  • Food industry
  • Bulk goods industry
  • Chemical and petrochemical industries
  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries
  • Paper industry

Why stop production to facilitate training?

It is prohibitively expensive to shut down an industrial system to facilitate training. Comprehensive training in the individual areas of process automation requires industry-oriented model systems or training installations. "Learning by doing" and "process orientation" are two principles that are central to the successful imparting of the many detailed training aims in process technology. Simulation of a process engineering system on a PC provides an opportunity to use a simulation as an actual training system.

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