Design, Assembly & Maintenance of Pneumatic Controls

Design, Assembly & Maintenance of Pneumatic Controls

Designed to familiarise delegates with the control methods used for more complex pneumatic circuits, the course aims to improve design, fault finding and maintenance techniques and skills.

The course carries on from the 'Modern Industrial Pneumatics Fundamentals (P111)' course, continuing with the use of pneumatic controls. It introduces more complex control circuits and requires previous knowledge of valve operation, circuit symbols and reading diagrams.

Delegates design and construct multiple actuator circuits and investigate the various methods for overcoming trapped signals. Circuit diagram layout and labelling is explored with emphasis on the need for relevant documentation. Logical fault finding procedures are introduced using motion diagrams and function charts as well as practical exercises.

A strong emphasis is placed on safety and appropriate working practices throughout the course, especially during the practical sessions.

Target Group
Personnel involved in the design, installation and maintenance of industrial pneumatic equipment and control systems.


  • Review of symbols, circuit diagram layout
  • Multiple actuator circuits
  • Co-ordinated motion with more than one cylinder
  • Sequence analysis
  • Motion step diagrams
  • Function chart
  • Methods for overcoming trapped signals
  • Two hand start control
  • Logical approach to fault finding
  • Fault diagnosis and remedy
  • Pneumatic sequencer

General engineering background and course 'Modern Industrial Pneumatics Fundamentals (P111)'.

Training Outcomes
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand fundamentals and terminology of pneumatic control engineering
  • Read, interpret and construct motion diagrams and function charts
  • Adopt methods for overcoming trapped signals in pneumatic control circuits
  • Design and compare methods of sequence control
  • Follow logic fault-finding procedure
  • Label circuit diagrams and machines in methods suitable to assist maintenance

Courses take place over three days and are available in-house or at one of our training centres.

N.B. Course contents are only a guide and will be covered as far as time permits.

Practical exercises are used throughout the course. Candidates will also use FluidSIM, a Festo software package for the design and simulation of fluid power circuits. To download a free demonstration of FluidSIM visit

To discuss this seminar in more detail, please contact us on (01604) 667068 or alternatively, e-mail







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