Electrical engineering / control systems

  • Electrical engineering/control systems

Electrical energy is imperceptible to our sensory organs – that’s what makes it so dangerous

This practical facility covers two fields. The first, electrical engineering, deals with safe operation of plant, machinery and equipment (in line with the distinction made in standards). The participants learn strategies for ensuring protection in the case of a fault and conduct tests themselves on real plant, machinery and equipment and on models. The result is a higher awareness of the need for electrical safety.

For the second field, safety systems, the facility is equipped with an automated manufacturing cell with an industrial robot. It’s used to demonstrate a variety of different safety devices (e.g. light curtain, electromechanical position switch, safety mat, etc.).

Facility resources

  • Laboratory workstations with a modular experimentation panel system for practising safety measures
  • Measuring equipment, for testing safety measures, and various test samples
  • Robot cell with safety equipment
  • 10 kV medium-voltage system with a low-voltage main distribution board, wiring and mains supply

Topics covered

  • Electrical safety
  • Practice in the “five safety rules”
  • Measuring practice on plant, machinery and equipment
  • Work on live systems
  • Automated manufacturing cell for building safe machinery and assessing it


Frank Breuer
Tel.: +49 351 457-1640