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  • Factory control and automation systems

  • Software design for automation

  • DC motor and stepper drives

  • Conveyor and gantry systems

  • Vacuum pick and place systems

  • Component sensing and sorting

  • System design with more than one controller.



The automatics Smart Factory allows students to get the experience of a number of processes and technologies commonly used in manufacturing and modern-day industry 4.0 principles. This includes conveyor systems, sensing systems, pneumatic pick and place technology, DC motor drivers and stepper motor drivers. The factory includes coloured discs made from plastic and other materials. A conveyor belt moves these pieces into the factory, where user programmed sensors sort the discs into multiple rejection bins. Some are picked off the conveyor by a suction device and a stepper motor controlled gantry sorts the discs into appropriately coloured containers. The smart factory is completely self contained and can be stored away in one of our standard trays. The smart factory can be used with Siemans (or other brand) 12V or 24V PLC and is also compatible with our dsPIC MIAC.


Industry 4.0:

Industry 4.0 - the future of manufacturing The factory of the future is a network of cyber-physical systems with the aim of achieving a very high degree of resilience to changing market and customer requirements and the resulting turbulence in the production area. Furthermore, this goal is to be achieved under cost and efficiency aspects


Processes in industrial production become ever more digital and connected. To keep pace with technological progress, apprentices in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and employees need to learn new technologies and specific applications.

The Future Skill of 2019, which was proactively supported by Festo, Industry 4.0, now becomes an official new skill at the 46th WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 competition.

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