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Festo Modern Industrial Pneumatics Training!

Designed as a general introduction to the subject of pneumatics, the Festo Modern Industrial Pneumatics 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. The 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
  • SI units and conversions
  • Theory of air and gas laws
  • Overview of compressors, dryers and the service unit distribution
  • Single acting cylinders
  • ISO symbols
  • Directional and solenoid operated valves
  • Direct and indirect control
  • Valve port labelling
  • Circuit diagram layout
  • Double acting cylinders
  • Logic valves including shuttle valves and two pressure valves
  • Speed control including flow control valves
  • Timing valves quick exhaust valves

Training Outcomes 

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

1. Understand the units and measurement scales associated with compressed air systems
2. Recognise pneumatic symbols drawn to the relevant standards (ISO 1219)
3. Understand the functioning of standard pneumatic cylinders and valves
4. Read pneumatic circuit diagrams
5. Construct simple pneumatic controls
6. Understand safe practice
7. City & Guilds Introduction to Pneumatics certificate 2285-01

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

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