Essential Motor Control Skills for Industrial Automation Occupations

New training packages offer a controlled, safe learning environment to build practical skills that can be applied quickly in the workplace.

Stepper and servo motor are essential for precise and controlled motion in a wide range of industrial applications. Motor installation, commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting skills are prerequisites for automation, robotics, and mechatronics specialists, as well as industrial electricians, and electrical and maintenance technicians.

Ready-to-use learning material

New courses available on the digital portal Festo LX allow learners to gain practical expertise in these skills and lean about the operating principles of stepper and servo motors, drive configuration and commissioning, wiring techniques, motor sizing methods, homing procedures, motion profile creation, troubleshooting strategies, power transmission methods, PID motor control, and more.

Practical training using professional equipment

Turnkey packages include all the necessary hardware to carry out the learning activities outlined in the courses. Learners study motors in linear- and angular single-axis applications; they can also build a gantry application. Sturdy equipment provides a safe work environment. Protective guards ensure learners’ safety during experimentation. Industrial components from Festo increase realism and durability. The drive can be configured and commissioned using the free program Festo Automation Suite.

Convey foundational knowledge to prepare learners before they can engage with more complex motor control applications: Visit for more information.

About Festo

Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to the sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. The LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation is becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,700 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.36 billion in 2021. Each year around 7% of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.

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Isabelle Quellet

Festo SE & Co. KG