Festo CP Factory

Learning systems for Industry 4.0

Festo cyber-physical learning and research platforms, CP Lab and CP Factory, provide fundamental and in-depth knowledge of fully-automated digital production technologies, as well as the layout and programming of digital equipment networks. The individual modules of these platforms model the workstations of actual production systems. This creates a strong foundation for learning the many technology areas associated with the operation and continuous optimization of networked systems.

Teaching and Research Topics:

  • Advanced industrial control systems

  • Data communication, processing and security

  • Advanced manufacturing concepts

  • Data-driven optimization of manufacturing


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Qualification for Industry 4.0

Festo learning systems are equipped with innovative industrial technologies, so that the knowledge required for digital production can be imparted in a practical manner, while simultaneously developing skills through hands-on trial and error. This approach involves:

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • RFID and NFC technologies
  • Intelligent vertical and horizontal networking
  • Plug & produce
  • Monitoring of system states and energy consumption
  • Mobile robotics

Student Success Story

“After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2023, I was selected to intern at a top automotive manufacturing plant. I was on the controls and the automation team, where I had the opportunity to operate among robots, PLCs and Festo systems on the factory floor. Until I started my internship, I did not realize that the Cyber-Physical manufacturing training system at my university is actually a smaller replica of what’s happening right now in industry.” Read full story here.

Northeastern University student about the CP Factory

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AET Labs is an advisor and value-added reseller inspired to bring real-world industry experience to education with end-to-end technology lab solutions. We are application specialists, service technicians and knowledgeable consultants who combine experience, curated product lines, and the ability to implement with professionalism and forward thinking. As a partner to New England education visionaries since 2005, we value educating future generations.

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