Industrial Training from


From Industry FOR Industry

Management Execution Software (MES)

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Smart Factory Curriculum Concept
Industry 4.0 Training Process

Smart Automation Training System

The SMC SIF-400 is the most capable, state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 training system on the market today. Emulating a real-world, Industry 4.0 Smart Factory, the SIF-400 provides learners with an industrial, hands-on training platform for advanced studies in modern automation and manufacturing. It is a modular training system, whereby each Smart Factory station can be operated independently or connected to others for more advanced processes.

The SIF-400 Smart Factory Training System does more than simply simulate industrial processes – it recreates a highly advanced Cyber Physical System in your very classroom.

Comprised of up to 14 modular plug+play stations, the system carries out a complete industrial process where users place custom orders, and the automated system completes various tasks such as production, boxing, palletizing, wrapping, storing, dispatching, and recycling, all while generating, storing, tracking, and analyzing data in a robust MES software.

Smart Factory Technologies


IO-Link Smart Sensors are the heartbeat of the SIF-400's flexible manufacturing process, predictive maintenance capabilities, and tool by which the system collects, stores, and analyzes data.

Each Smart Factory Training Station includes smart sensors such as photoeye sensors, stacklight sensors, electrical current sensors, analog position and pressure sensors, pneumatic and vacuum sensors, and ultrasonic sensors.


SMC's Smart Factory Training System includes...

Automation + Robotics

The SMC SIF-400 Smart Innovative Factory includes Industrial Robots from your choice of industrial manufacturer for real-world, industrially-relevant training. Choose robots from global leaders such as ABB, Fanuc, Omron, Kuka, Denso, and others. Students get hands-on training in in industrial robotics.

Autonomous Robots + AGVs

Autonomous robots, also known as Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), are a key revolution in the way products and good are transported throughout Smart Factories. SMC's Smart Factory Training System utilizes industry-leading autonomous robots learners will develop important Industry 4.0 skills, including how to program an autonomous robot to travel between stations to deliver necessary items on a precise schedule.

Industrial Internet of Things

Autonomous robots, also known as Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), are a key revolution in the way products and good are transported throughout Smart Factories. SMC's Smart Factory Training System utilizes industry-leading autonomous robots learners will develop important Industry 4.0 skills, including how to program an autonomous robot to travel between stations to deliver necessary items on a precise schedule.

Management Execution System Software

The SMC Smart Innovative Factory includes an industry-leading smart manufacturing execution system software, SIFMES-400. SIFMES-400 allows the user to control and manage the Smart Factory training system, storing and monitoring all process data. It is structured in four blocks: management, movement, supervision and administration. The SMC industry-leading visual communications software allows learners to monitor production processes, enter orders from inventory or production, and view, monitor, and analyze production trends.

Teaching Material + Curriculum

The SMC Smart Factory Training System, SIF-400, includes industry-leading, industry-driven curriculum from the world's largest manufacturer of Automation technologies. The teaching material is structured in three packs: • Station Curriculum: This includes information on the function and operation of each station within the SIF-400 system as well as each industry 4.0 technologies included in each station. • Technology: This includes detailed information of each technology and its function in the system. It also includes practical examples, industry training exercises, and systems integration activities that can be developed for each relevant technology. • Software and System: This includes information on how to install and operate the system's software. In addition, it includes case studies and lab activity challenges in which several stations are connected together to accomplish specific industry challenges.

Digital Twin SMCTwin-400

Simulate the behavior of your physical Smart Factory Training System with a digital twin, SMCTWIN-400, that recreates the operation and characteristics of the SMC SIF-400 exactly as it operates in the real world. SMCTwin-400 is an exact virtual copy, also known as a Digital Shadow, of the physical systems. This allows students to safely experiment with the operation of the industry 4.0 system with no risk of damage or malfunction. This allows students to create PLC programs in the Digital Twin and emulate them exactly as they would operate in the real world environment. Students can also create their own models, components, and systems, and learn a valuable Industry 4.0 skill.

Augmented Reality

SMC's Smart Factory Training System includes Augmented Reality capabilities where learners can receive real-time assistance, instruction, and guidance at each station. Pull up datasheets, manufacturer specifications, and valuable system data via mobile, AR-ready devices. Augmented Reality enables smoother communication, a safer work environment, and contributes to a better work environment.

End-to-End Visibility

SMC's Industry 4.0 Smart Factory provides learners context of advanced manufacturing and industry 4.0 concepts and technologies on BOTH the Supply Chain side and Production/Manufacturing side of modern manufacturing environments. Students are able to place orders, and track them from time of creation to end delivery to a customer's door. Full and complete Industry 4.0 perspectives.

Digital Twin SMCTwin-400

A key benefit of Industry 4.0 is increased productivity and increased efficiencies. Students need to learn that energy efficiencies are important for manufacturing companies globally, and the inefficient use of compressed air can add huge costs to a company yearly. The SMC Smart Factory training system keeps track of all air consumption and energy used throughout the manufacturing process at each station, and uses this data to make valuable factory-floor and top-floor decisions. This data can also be used to exlore machine learning concepts in order to better increase efficiencies and productivity.

SMC Industrial Certifications Pathways for Industry 4.0

SMC Certification I40

SMC Certified Industry 4.0 Specialist (CI4S)

The most comprehensive Industry 4.0 pathway available on the market, and the most encompassing certification available on the SMC Industry Certification Pathway.

Including topics and micro credentials from all Specialist Areas, learners are expected to attain skills in Industry 4.0, Automation, Fluid Power, Mechanical, Robotics, and Mechanical.

The Certified Industry 4.0 Specialist certification prepares and documents an individual’s skill proficiency in competencies related to advanced Industry 4.0 system found in modern industrial facilities. Completion of this credential indicates satisfactory skill verification required to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair Industry 4.0 and associated integrated systems.

The CI4S Certificate is achieved by completing the underlying technician credentials and demonstrating mastery via written and hands-on skills assessments. The following list indicates the technician level credentials along with a description of each.

Industry 4.0 Certification Pathway
Industry 4.0 Certification Program

Introduces individuals to the fundamentals of industry 4.0 concepts and its role in present day industrial operations. This includes a study of IO Link protocol along with its use for smart sensors, valves, and actuators.

- Industry 4.0 Fundamentals

- IO Link Communications

- Smart Sensor Technology

- Smart Valve Technology

- Smart Actuator Technology

- Digital Twin Basics


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From Industry, For Industry

SMC is the world's leading manufacturer of automation and pneumatic technologies for industry. Why not prepare your students on technologies that they will see in their future careers?

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Competency-Based Learning

SMC training solutions are singularly focused on teaching the required skills of industry.

Our training solutions are aligned with the needs of industry, and designed to fit in the structure of modern classrooms.

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Digital Simulations

Our award-winning simulation tools complement our hands-on training systems for robust training opportunities.

SMC eLearning guides students through automation and manufacturing concepts through interactive and  engaging multimedia.

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SMC Industrial Certification Pathways is the perfect credentialing tool for students to attain stackable industry-based certifications from manufacturing leaders.

With alignment and micro-certifications in areas such as Industry 4.0, Automation, Fluid Power, Mechanical, Process Control and Robotics pathways.

Industrial Technology and Automation Training Systems

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From the Classroom to the Workforce

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    • Hands-on, Real-World Technologies that mirror the same technologies relied upon by leading industrial companies like Intel, Apple, Dell, Rockwell Automation, Boeing, and more.
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SMC Certification I40

Industry's #1 Automation Manufacturer

Forbes lists SMC as one of the top 1000 largest companies , as ranked by metrics such as Sales, Profits, Assets , and Market Value.

$36B+ and #1 in marketshare in the US and globally.


World's Best Employers

SMC is one of the best companies to work for according to an anonymous survey measuring employee satisfaction, economic impact , image, trust , gender equality, talent development , corporate social responsibility, culture, and benefits.


Most Innovative Companies

SMC was ranked #49th in a global survey of the most innovative companies, along with peers such as Apple, Google, Rockwell Automation, Siemens , etc.

SMC invests huge in R&D, and continues to forge an innovative and better path forward.

Industry Based Certifications

When schools care what certifications their students attain - that are not mere rubber-stamp certificates - and how marketable their students are for industry jobs, look no further than certifications from and for industry.


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We're here to help create the training program that fits with you school's and/or company's needs.

Our team of experts can perfectly align industry needs with student outcomes. And our industry-leading technology experts can craft the training system(s) to meet your needs, budget, and space requirements.

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Suitcase Technology Trainers


Tabletop Trainers

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Tabletop Training Systems

FAS-200 Collaborative Robot Industry 4.0 Training System

Integrated Systems Trainers

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Complete Factory Systems

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