Festo Centre for Industrial Automation

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The FESTO Centre for Industrial Automation is an SJEC Initiative, anchored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to facilitate industry oriented hands-on training in the field of Industrial Automation / Mechatronics using appropriate equipment and simulation tools for the students, faculty, and working professionals from the Industry. The center will provide FESTO Didactic training solutions in the field of Pneumatics, Hydraulics, PLC, Factory Automation, Process Automation, etc.

Through the Centre for Industrial Automation:

  • FESTO will provide certification, alone or in association with SJEC, as joint certification for the participants who have undergone training at the centre after evaluation from FESTO.
  • FESTO will recognize the 4-weeks internships offered by the FESTO Centre for Industrial Automation. to students of SJEC and outside, and offer them a joint certification under the insignia of both SJEC and FESTO.

The Center will support students in their activities related to:

  • Academic Projects on Automation.
  • Participation in World Skills Competition.
  • Technical Competitions and Hackathons.

The FESTO Centre for Industrial Automation is realized as part of the Institution’s MoU with FESTO. The purpose of this MOU is to initiate Industry Institute Partnership (IIP). The objective of the Industry Institute Partnership (IIP) is to reduce the gap between Industry expectations (practice) and Academic offerings (theory) by direct involvement of Industry to attain a symbiosis. All the Stakeholders, namely: Institution, Industry, Faculty, Students and Society stand to gain as it can be a win-win partnership.

  • The Institution stand to gain by way of up-to-date curricular, revenue generation by Consultancy and Research & Development, employment opportunities for student.
  • Industry stands to gain by way of availability of employable manpower pool, and increased productivity.
  • Faculty stand to gain by way of exposure to latest Industry practices for more effective teaching-learning processes, etc.,
  • The Industry will help the institute in updating knowledge by facilitating internship, project & placements for the eligible candidates.
  • Students stand to gain by way of hands-on training, reduction of learning curve in industrial practices.
  • Society stands to gain by way of improved quality of goods and services.

The mobile workstation is designed as a mobile ergonomic workbench, when training on pneumatics, and it will permit several people to work simultaneously. This is further facilitated by the two integrated fixed drawer units that ensure quick and easy access to the required components of the Learning System. With back to back arrangement of profile plate, each workstation can accommodate two trainer kits.

The Pneumatic Training Kit (Basic Level) shall be capable of being used to demonstrate the design, construction and application of pneumatic components and circuits.

The kit shall be capable of being used to demonstrate the following:

  • Design and function of a pneumatic system – Basic
  • Function and identification of pneumatic components and their symbols
  • Direct and indirect manual controls, stroke dependent controls, time dependent with time delay valves and pressure dependent controls with pressure sequence valves.
  • Logic AND / OR function to start signals
  • Application and fault findings of pneumatic controls
  • Functional diagrams
  • Sequence Controls

Each set consisting of:

  • 3 x 3/2-way push button actuation valve N.C.
  • 1 x 3/2-way push button actuation valve N.O
  • 1 x 5/2-way selector switch actuation valve
  • 2 x Pressure Gauge
  • 1 x Quick Exhaust Valve
  • 1 x 3/2 roller lever valve, idle return N.C
  • 3 x 3/2 roller lever valve direct actuation, N.C.
  • 1 x 5/2 pneumatic actuated valve, single sided
  • 3 x 5/2 pneumatic actuated valve, double sided
  • 1 x Shuttle valve (OR)
  • 1 x Dual pressure valve (AND)
  • 1 x Time delay valve/adjustable, N.C.
  • 2 x One-way flow control valve
  • 1 x Pressure sequence valve
  • 1 x Single acting cylinder
  • 2 x Double acting cylinder
  • 1 x Pressure regulator with gauge
  • 1 x Fitter regulator with gauge
  • 1 x Manifold
  • 1 x Plastic tubing PUN 4 (10 Mtrs)
  • 1 x Plastic tubing PUN 8 (5 Mtrs)
  • 10 x T- Connector
  • 2 x Connection component set

Supplementary equipment set to upgrade from Pneumatics, Basic level to Electro pneumatics, Basic level

Topics coverage:

  • Application and function of 3/2 and 5/2-way Solenoid valves
  • Latching circuits
  • Relay Logic operations: AND/OR/NOT
  • Combining logic operations
  • Function and application of electrical limit switches
  • End-position monitoring using electronic proximity sensors
  • Realising oscillating movement
  • Economic considerations of using electro pneumatic components
  • Troubleshooting simple electro pneumatic circuits

Each set consisting of:

  • 1 x Signal input unit, electrical
  • 1 x Relays, 3-fold
  • 1 x Electrical limit switch, actuated from the left
  • 1 x Electrical limit switch, actuated from the right
  • 2 x Electronic proximity sensor, with cylinder mounting
  • 1 x 3/2 - way solenoid valve with LED, NC
  • 1 x 5/2- way single solenoid valve with LED
  • 1 x 5/2- way double solenoid valve with LED
  • 1 x PE Convertor
  • 1 x Power supply Unit
  • 1 x Set of cable

Supplementary equipment set to upgrade from electro Pneumatics, Basic level to PLC, Basic level.

Topics coverage:

  • Benefits of the PLC compared to conventional solutions such as electrical, electro pneumatic solutions
  • Functions of system components of a PLC
  • Commissioning a PLC
  • Application criteria for mechanical, optical, capacitive and inductive proximity sensors
  • Sequence control and parallel logic
  • Systematic programming of a PLC in accordance with international standard IEC 1121-2

Each set consisting of:

  • 1 x Siemens PLC (S7-1t12SP), 16 DI & 8 DO with didactically prepared in a mounting frame (Edutrainer® Compact)
  • 1 x Ethernet cable
  • 1 x STEP-7 Programming software, singe license 1x Proximity sensor, inductive
  • 1 x Proximity sensor, capacitive 1x Proximity sensor, optical

Oil-lubricated, extremely quiet (45 dB (A)) compressor. Ideally suited for use in classrooms. With pressure regulator and water separator.

  • Pressure: 800 kPa (8 bar) Pmax
  • Performance: 50 l/min
  • Reservoir capacity: 24 l
  • Compressed air outlet: ¼’’ or KD4
  • Noise Level: 45 dB (A)/1 m
  • Duty cycle: max. 50 %
  • Pressure regulator valve with gauge
  • Design: 230 V/50 Hz

Necessary Software

  • 1 x FluidSim® Pneumatic simulation software (V5), ten network licenses
  • 1 x CIROS® Education software, five network licenses
  • 1 x Step 7 programming software, six licenses

Necessary Books

  • 1 x Basic Pneumatic Text Book
  • 1 x Basic Electro Pneumatic Text Book
  • 1 x PLC Text Book

Consisting of:

  • 1 x Basic Pneumatic Work Book
  • 1 x Basic Electro Pneumatic Work Book
  • 1 x PLC Work Book

Add-on EASYPORT training Kit

    Supplementary equipment set to control Electro Pneumatic training packages. FluidSim® controls via EasyPort USB and processes the inputs and outputs connected to the universal connection unit according to their programming. E.g. using the digital module contained in FluidSim®.

    Each set consisting of:

    • 1x EasyPort USB
    • 1x Quick-Fix screw adapter
    • 1x Universal connection unit, digital
    • 1x I/O data cable with SysLink connectors

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Dr Sudheer M

Professor & Head

Mechanical Engineering

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Dr Harish Nachnani

Head – Didactic

Festo India Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru.

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Dr Binu K G

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Sl No Name Department
1. Dr Purushothama Chippar ME
2. Dr Jayavardhana M L ME
3. Mr Rolvin S. D’Silva ME
4. Mr Rudolf C. D’Souza ME
5. Mr Noel Deepak Shiri ME
6. Mr Ravikantha Prabhu ME
7. Mr Chiranth B. P. ME
8. Mr Pavana Kumara B. ME
9. Mr Swaraj D. Lewis ME
10. Ms Ramya M. ME
11. Mr Poornesh M ME
12. Mr Rahul Kumar ME
13. Mr Akshay N H ME
14. Mr Canute Sherwin ME
15. Mr Prasad S M ECE
16. Mr Ajeeth B CIV
17. Mr Rohan Don Salins CSE
18. Mr Sanath Saralaya EEE