An Approach of Training Virtual Environment for Teaching Electro-Pneumatic Systems

Carlos A. Garcia, Gustavo Caiza, Jose E. Naranjo, Alexandra Ortiz, Marcelo V. Garcia

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It is clear that in recent years have emerged countless simulators in all possible work areas for reaching the goals of Industry 4.0. Unity Pro software focuses on studying the options and possibilities offered virtual environments for teaching in schools and universities. The aim of this paper is intended to create a practical training environment for the simulation and control of a pneumatic process for the students of Industrial Process Engineering of Automation. This virtual environment uses MQTT protocol into a Raspberry Pi to transmit an instruction for control a real FESTO pneumatic lab based on what students develop during their virtual classes, granting and facilitating the student and teacher a new method that accelerates the learning process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2019
Event12th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2019 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 7 Jul 20199 Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was financed in flart by Universidad Tecnica de Ambato (UTA) and their Research and Develoflment Deflartment under flroject CONIN-P-0167-2017

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • General control laboratories
  • MQTT protocol
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Virtual Engineering Education
  • Virtual reality in control education


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