Further Training in Metal Technology

Metal technology includes many interesting and demanding activities for which special expertise and skills are required. In technical books, digital learning programmes, seminars and workshops, we impart the necessary know-how – from basic knowledge to master craftsman. In addition, we make employees fit for their tasks as trainers in the field of metal technology in trainer courses.

Pneumatics / Electropneumatics

This course was developed in cooperation with the company SMC, the world’s leading expert for pneumatic solutions. Using practical examples, the course imparts comprehensive knowledge about pneumatic components and systems. Step by step, under professional supervision, you will acquire basic physical knowledge, learn to create and simulate pneumatic plans and gain an insight into electropneumatics.

Learning content:

  • Possible applications and operating conditions of pneumatics
  • Structure of pneumatic systems
  • Physical basics
  • Properties of the transmission medium compressed air
  • Pneumatic drive elements (cylinders, grippers and pneumatic motors)
  • Cylinder designs and mounting options
  • Functionality and types of directional control valves
  • Possible applications of shut-off and flow control valves
  • Circuit diagram creation and extensions
  • Representation with control tasks
  • Function and fields of application of proportional technology
  • Basics of vacuum technology
  • GRAFCET plan representations
  • Basics of electrical engineering and electropneumatics
  • Introduction – electrical control of valves
  • Basic circuits in electrical control systems
  • Sensors in pneumatic systems

PLC Technology

In this training course, the participants learn the basics of PLC technology and programming with the SIMATIC STEP 7 programming language in a practical manner in six instructional letters. As part of the course PLC programs for various automation tasks are created and tested with a professional simulation program.

Learning content:

  • Basic structure and functions of modern automation systems
  • Installation steps for configuration and parameterization of software and hardware
  • Well-founded insight into the process-oriented working method and operation of a SIMATIC S7-300
  • Creation of PLC projects and the systematic design of program sequences and program documentation
  • Important programming commands in different programming languages (AWL/KOP/FUP)
  • Program structure with functions, data and function blocks
  • Standard functions, standard function blocks and individual registers in SIMATIC STEP 7 projects
  • Practical exercises on the simulation models are used for commissioning and testing
  • Systematic troubleshooting and error correction


This course is suitable for anyone who is encountering the subject of hydraulics for the first time. The focus is on safety, basic physics and the structure of a simple hydraulic system. Furthermore, the function and schematic structure of various components are covered extensively in the course to help participants get started with hydraulics. With the help of various measuring methods, the special features and effects of area ratios are demonstrated in practice, among other things.

Drive Technology

Starting from some general basics, the most important types of drives are introduced one after another in this course. Every electric drive is characterised by its electric motor. The considerations of the drives will therefore always begin with functional descriptions of the type of motor used and will then be extended to the actuators and methods for controlling and regulating the drive.

Learning content:

  • Basic structure of modern electric drives
  • The structure and main components of DC drives
  • The structure and operation of an asynchronous motor, a frequency converter and a speed-controlled asynchronous motor
  • The differences between V/f control and vector control
  • The application areas and special features of servo drives
  • The control and optimization of servo drives
  • The application areas and special features of stepper drives
  • The classification of electric drive systems in automation solutions
  • Designing solutions for motion control applications
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Practical work with virtual test benches

3D Construction

This course teaches the diverse possibilities of object-oriented design with the CAD program SolidWorks®. Participants learn to create 3D models with the CAD software SolidWorksDIN, to design their own shapes as well as to design components and assemblies.

Learning content:

  • Basics of 3D modeling with CAD
  • Designing and constructing 3D objects on the computer
  • Basics of assembly design
  • Creating sectional and detailed views
  • Collision check in the assembly
  • Motion simulation on the model
  • Project management
  • 2D drawing derivation

Industrial Foreman Metal

Technological change in industry is leading to new structures, courses of action and demands in companies. As a result, there is a growing need for middle managers in industry. This is where the metal industry foreman comes in. Industrial foremen in the metal sector are coordinators, consultants and managers in their companies. As an intermediary between skilled workers and company management, you assume responsibility for production and employees.

Learning content:

  • Acting in a legally conscious manner
  • Business management
  • Application of methods of information, communication and planning
  • Cooperation within the company
  • Cost accounting
  • Consideration of scientific and technical laws
  • Operating technology
  • Production engineering
  • Assembly technology
  • Operational costing
  • Planning, control and communication systems
  • Occupational, environmental and health protection
  • Personnel management
  • Personnel development
  • Quality management