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High-tech training facilities for industry

SEW-EURODRIVE DriveAcademy uses technology for training

A trainee at the SEW-EURODRIVE DriveAcademy

20th September 2023

     

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SEW-EURODRIVE has moved to new and expanded headquarters, allowing for the upgrading of resources in its DriveAcademy.

The company says its facilities boast the latest training technologies, including augmented reality (AR), state-of-the-art media rooms and the implementation of didactic products and next-generation training equipment.

“Developing skills among our employees and customers has always been a high priority for SEW-EURODRIVE,” says SEW-EURODRIVE training manager Zander Claassens. “The performance and reliability of our products is directly enhanced when stakeholders understand the technical details and select the right product for the application; this is a cornerstone of our successful business growth.”

He highlights that the DriveAcademy in South Africa is one of the first to adopt and implement AR, with an eye on Industry 4.0 – allowing trainees to learn through holograms and holographic overlays. Trainees come from various sectors including automotive, mining, refining and steel.

“We provide bespoke training for customers based on the products that they use, as well as standard product training courses with an introductory overview in drive engineering,” explains Claassens. “As with our staff, each role within a business has different requirements, so we tailor the training to suit the need.”

He notes SEW-EURODRIVE has 85 drive technology centres globally, with training departments spread across 54 countries. He emphasises that there is a strong commitment to sharing knowledge for the benefit of the global SEW-EURODRIVE brand.

“Due to the technical nature of our product portfolio, all of the training we offer is concluded with theoretical and practical tests, and competency is only declared when certain targets are met,” he explains.

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