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Implementing Automation Technologies in Smart Factory


Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    09 Oct 2023 to 10 Oct 2023
  • Registration Period:

    01 Jul 2023 to 09 Sep 2023
  • Duration/Frequency:

    16 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F) and Practical Training
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  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

This course covers the system approach and necessary skills of smart factory automation and their standardised components for industrial use cases, especially in advanced manufacturing. The course allows the participants to understand some typical terminologies used in IoT/I4.0.This course is in collaboration with Bosch Rexroth Regional Training Centre (BRRTC) with support of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Jurong Town Corporation (JTC).

Course Objective

The course equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills of relevant factory automation software and hardware components in the system for handling, pressing and transport system. The participants have the opportunity to learn and apply the graphical linear motion control programming with an open controller-drive system concept for industrial application, how to organise Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Data Layers for ethernet protocols, motion / kinematic relevant connection for smart automation.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Explain the hardware and software components for handling, pressing and transport systems for factory automation
2. Design simple graphical programming for motion controller 
3. Explain an open controller drive system
4. Manage data from different sources/ programs and data layers
5. Distinguish between different ethernet based fieldbus protocols and explain their advantages
6. Configure a drive with standardized fieldbus
7. Implement simple applications with graphical programming to explore the benefits 
8. Apply different APIs to make the machine smart and connected in the factory

Topics to be covered

1 Software Hardware introduction, Handling, Pressing, Transport
2 Graphical linear motion control programming
3 open controller-drive System concept for industrial application
4 PLC Data Layer organization
Ethernet protocols
Motion/ Kinematic
Relevant connection for smart automation
Basics and configuration Fieldbus Technologies
Graphical Programming, low code no code programming
Application Programable Interface
Case study, optimization

Minimum Requirements

ITE Certificate / Diploma in Engineering or at least 2 years of related experiences

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Senior Engineer / Engineer / Assistant Engineer / Associate Engineer

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $700.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $630.00 $18.90 $88.90
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $490.00 $18.90 $228.90
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $490.00 $18.90 $228.90
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $630.00 $18.90 $88.90
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $63.00 $763.00

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

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