Modern Industrial Pneumatic Training - Fundamentals

Modern Industrial Pneumatic Training - Fundamentals

Designed as a general introduction, this pneumatic training course aims to familiarise delegates 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.

This pneumatic training course covers the use of compressed air for pneumatic control and as a signalling medium. A complete overview is given, covering compressors, storage, dryers and distribution as well as the design, construction and operation of a range of actuators, valves and ancillary equipment. The relevant ISO symbols are introduced and included in the circuit diagrams.

Practical sessions give delegates the opportunity to put theory into practice. Working from the diagrams they have produced, delegates have to select the correct components from a range of equipment and build the circuits, making the necessary adjustments for pressure, flow and sequence.

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

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


  • Advantages and disadvantages of air
  • Theory of air and gas laws 
  • The service unit 
  • Single acting cylinders 
  • Directional and solenoid operated valves
  • Valve port labelling 
  • Double acting cylinders 
  • Component layout 
  • Speed control including flow control valves, quick exhaust valves


A general engineering background is advised but no specific knowledge of pneumatics is needed as this will be covered within the pneumatic training course.

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

  1. Understand the units and measurement scales associated with compressed air systems
    This allows users to accurately set machines for optimum performance, aids fault-finding and can reduce downtime.

  2. Recognise pneumatic symbols drawn to the relevant standards (ISO 1219)
    Enables users to identify components and understand their function in a circuit. Helps improve communications regarding components and applications to create efficiencies.

  3. Understand the functioning of standard pneumatic cylinders and valves
    Improve confidence by selecting the correct components for the task in hand. Identify how components could be adjusted to optimise system performance.

  4. Read pneumatic circuit diagrams
    Identify components in a control application and understand how they interact. Use circuit diagrams in more complex fault finding situations, and learn to produce your own solutions/diagrams.

  5. Construct simple pneumatic controls
    Improve automation and understand when adjustments and modifications may be needed.

  6. Understand safe practice
    Identify potential hazards to yourself and others. Understanding why certain components are (and should be) included for safety reasons.


Courses take place over three days and are available in-house or at one of our national training centres. Practical exercises are used throughout the whole course. Candidates will also use FluidSIM, a Festo software package for the design and simulation of fluid power circuits.







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08/08/22 - 10/08/22 Northampton
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31/10/22 - 02/11/22 Northampton
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23/01/23 - 25/01/23 Northampton
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