AT-Mitteilung

Creating Values in Education

X-cademy for Automation

In 2009 - at UAS Aachen - there was my idea of building an industrial motion-logic laboratory with a focus on industrial components like drive controllers, programmable logic controllers and industrial peripherals. After 10 years, in 2019, there were three labs: The lab for electric drive systems at UAS Aachen built in four years, the refurbished lab for Industrial Automation and the extended lab for Industrial Robots here at UAS Fulda.

Following that there was the question: How to migrate more than 10,000 pages of lecture and exercise material, thousands of CAD drawings | renderings | assemblies, tons of software code and many electronics and didactics systems to a new level of academic education?

Simple answer:

First, there is the objective: Creating Values in Education

Second, there must be a name: X-cademy for Automation

And finally: ... ok, there's things to do. More to come...

There is - I guess - almost no modern industrial automation machine in the world that can be build with components from one single supplier.  This is why the first letter stands for eXciting technology.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Engels

Figures: Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Engels