Enabling Automation Training For Employees

Education Technology Insights | Thursday, March 14, 2019

The main benefits of automation are that it helps enterprises to save energy, material, and human effort. Also, automation helps various industries to improve quality, precision, and accuracy. Most companies today have increased their investment in automation plans, resulting in increased engineering requirements that have the ability to work on PLC, SCADA, and ETAP. Many experts have designed different courses of automation, taking into account the requirements of the manufacturing.

Emerson is an engineering company serving industrial, commercial, and residential customers. Recently, the company introduced its performance learning platform which is a portable and compact automation technology training solution. It is specifically designed to enable practical training for workers tasked with maintaining the plant safely and efficiently.

The platform reinforces the skills that are essential to fostering digital transformation and helps to bridge the skills gap as IoT continues to change the way manufacturing and process companies do business. This platform can help a new generation of workers become skilled in the application, use, and maintenance of digital automation technologies.

Together with private industry and higher education, Emerson’s collaboration has revealed an urgent need to address the skill gap in digital automation technologies and how it can impact the operations of an organization.

The performance learning platform provides a simulation of process control and instrumentation to train or refresh current employees on how to monitor and control complex operations involving pressure, flow, level, and final control valves. The platform features a complete working loop piping system, tanks, pumps, and a fully scalable Emerson instrumentation and final control system. Each unit ships with an integrated video library that provides step-by-step instruction in a variety of realistic scenarios, enabling users to learn and experiment without training on the job. A laboratory workbook and eLearning courses are also available.

The platform is built on a steel frame with casters that can fit through most standard doors. It requires water, compressed air, and operating power, making it practical for on-site training or use in the classroom.



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