Posted at Wednesday, 23 March, 2022

Troubleshooting and maintenance of your pneumatics, FESTO ask - How competent are you?

Paul Skade
By Andy Cruse
Technical Director, Flow Control

I joined ERIKS in 1999 and have over 35 years’ experience in the pump industry. Originally from a service/repair background I have worked in many roles and enviro...

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Pneumatic systems can often be complicated beasts if you’re unfamiliar with these types of set-ups. It might sound old fashioned, but the best way to familiarise yourself with something new is to dive in and learn first-hand. Luckily for you, Festo have done the hard work and designed a training module to push you along on your pneumatics learning journey.

FESTO Pneumatics-Troubleshooting & maintenance of your Festo pneumatics with ERIKS
Troubleshooting and maintenance of your pneumatics. How competent are you?


Designed as an introduction to fault- finding and maintenance in pneumatic and electropneumatic systems, and how to avoid common mistakes and inefficiencies, Festo’s latest learning opportunity provides a comprehensive overview including: the specification of components, reading and understanding pneumatic/electromagnetic circuits, and systematically identifying faults.

Each area of content has been strategically designed to improve your approach to maintenance and efficiently deal with a varying degree of breakdown scenarios.

We are all aware of the need to reduce our carbon footprint for the sake of limiting climate change. According to the Government’s Business Department, banning halogen lamps will reduce carbon emissions by 1.26 million tonnes annually. That’s the equivalent of taking more than half a million cars off the UK’s roads. Together with other energy efficiency improvements for electrical appliances – announced in the same package of measures – emissions will be reduced every year by the equivalent of the year’s combined carbon emissions of Birmingham and Leeds.

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12 steps to success

When undertaking any training course, the main question you should ask yourself is ‘what will I take away from it?’ Well, this offering from Festo delivers in a range of areas including:

Following a logical approach to fault finding

  • Eliminating unnecessary checks and replacement parts
  • Reducing mean time to repair
  • Interpreting pneumatic and electropneumatic diagrams
  • Maintaining pneumatic systems
  • Approaching breakdowns systematically to find root cause
  • Making correct adjustments to optimise performance
  • Understanding the relationship between pressure and flow
  • Dealing with intermittent pressure drops/ fluctuations
  • Explaining common mistakes and their consequences
  • Understanding the importance of safe practices

What's the target group

Understanding that a wide variety of roles require different levels of learning, Festo’s pneumatic training course is suitable for all personnel involved with the maintenance, production, design, installation, operation, and servicing of industrial pneumatic equipment and control systems.

So, there’s no excuse to miss out. Get yourself signed up today!

FESTO Pneumatics-Troubleshooting & maintenance of your Festo pneumatics with ERIKS
Troubleshooting and maintenance of your pneumatics. How competent are you?


Each of the courses will take place across two days and are available in-house or at one of Festo’s national training centres, with practical exercises forming a major component throughout the whole course.

If you are interested in setting up this seminar for your wider team, drop an email to who will work with you and Festo to get a date in the diary to make this happen.


For more information on Pneumatic solutions and to get in touch with one of our ERIKS Pneumatics Specialists, please contact your local ERIKS Service Centre, who will be happy to discuss your options.

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