Technical advances …
Automation technology is becoming ever more important thanks to the rapid developments taking place in industrial process auto mation. Developments here are very closely integrated into other related fields such as drive technology, automatic control or computer engineering. Due to the lightning fast pace of development, automation engineering has become one of the most innovative and rapidly changing fields in electrical engineering.
… have an enormous impact on vocational training and education
New industrial solutions necessitate new training systems. Innovations in decentralisation and visualisation, the introduction of the internationally applicable IEC1 131-3 standard, and thus the uniform PLC programming of controls according to uniform rules and regulations are just a few examples of the way vocational training is being revolutionised. The need for modern, practice-oriented training systems that can convey state-of-the-art technology and the skills needed to master them arises from the demands being made on today‘s auto mation technicians.