Seminar series on Automation

The next few weeks to start: A series of seminars on automation – the basics, human-robot collaboration and electric switches. Not to be missed.

The start: our seminar series on automation


Start in September. Around 10 seminars are planned on various topics of automation.


The seminars can be optionally recorded and made available onDemand.


French or simultaneous

Automation technology covers a number of fields of activity in different areas such as mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, building services engineering and power engineering.

The seminars are aimed at technical specialists and managers from the fields of:

  • Automation technology
  • Supply chain management
  • Production/manufacturing planning
  • Quality management
  • Persons responsible for the use of automation systems
  • Officers responsible for the modernization and redesign of automation solutions

Seminar 1 

Fundamentals of automation technology for production companies



Within the scope of the seminar “Basics of automation technology for production companies”, the essential components of an automation technology system are described, such as sensors, actuators, control, regulation and field buses. For the application in the own production it is taught how to define functional and non-functional requirements, how to define a suitable system architecture and how to select the right components. The fundamentals of control technology are taught using simple practical examples.


In times of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things, requirements and architectures in automation technology are also changing. One focus of the seminar is therefore on the connection of control technology and intelligent sensors to cloud and edge-based systems for data analysis and process optimization. To this end, particular attention will be paid to OPC UA as a standardized communication infrastructure for Industrie 4.0.

Seminar topics:

  • Automation systems in the age of Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent sensors
  • Electrical and pneumatic actuators
  • Field buses and OPC UA
  • Control and regulation technology
  • Basic principles of PLC programming

Seminar 2 

HRC systems: safe human-robot collaboration


Human-robot collaboration (HRC) is increasingly becoming the focus of industrial deployments. In addition to the increase in productivity achieved through cooperation with assistance robots, however, special attention must be paid to the area of safety. For human-robot collaboration, there are tight legal framework conditions, e.g. in the form of the robot product standard DIN EN ISO 10218, which, however, also allow a certain degree of design freedom. The aim of this seminar “Safe MRK Systems” is to demonstrate the possibilities offered by industrial human-robot collaboration and how these can be implemented in a legally compliant manner (including risk assessment).


The objective of the seminar is to convey the various forms of human-robot collaboration and their possible applications and limitations. The participant will get an overview of the extended application possibilities of these assistance robots and will be able to evaluate them in terms of productivity and safety. Thus, each participant receives the ideal basis for the risk assessment of assistance robots.

Seminar topics:

  • Danger-free cooperation between industrial robots and humans
  • Guaranteeing the safety of assistance robots in an industrial environment
  • Getting to know existing solutions from industry and adapt them to your
  • Assessing and using the potential of safe human-robot collaboration in assembly
  • Using robots safely without a safety fence

Seminar 3 

Electrical switchgear – Solution approaches for planning and operation


In this seminar, participants will learn the basics of designing and automating electrical switchgear at the low-voltage level for power distribution and plant automation. On the first day, the implementation of the electrotechnical requirements in consideration of the environmental conditions in economic solutions will be dealt with. Planning tools, available equipment and their function will be considered as well as relevant standards or questions regarding maintenance and service life. On the second day, participants will receive an overview of the planning and execution of control technology circuits in the control cabinet. The focus is on the use of connection programming as well as the use of PLC systems. An overview of the current standards situation of safety-related control systems rounds off the day. At the end, participants will be able to identify the basic requirements for electrical switchgear, discuss ways of implementing them and make estimates of the space required for the system. This will enable participants to formulate concrete solution ideas with planning offices or switchgear manufacturers and derive specifications for implementation.


Target group
  • Planners, installers and operators of electrical systems
  • Engineers and technicians from the fields of electrical and automation engineering, building services, HVAC and process engineering
  • Specialist planners for building automation and MSR technology
  • Personnel from the areas of network planning and operation of energy suppliers and network operators

Seminar topics:

  • Electrical requirements and their constructive implementation in switchgear cabinets and systems
  • Staff and plant protection
  • Maintenance and retrofitting of switchgear
  • Electrical control engineering with connection programming and programmable logic controllers
  • Comparative presentation of the implementation of various control engineering problems
  • Application limits of PLC technology – Safety-related control systems

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