Teacher at Fondazione Luigi Clerici

Alberto Servienti teaches “Industrial Automation” to students of the 4th year of Industrial Automation Technician, at the Brugherio branch of the Luigi Clerici Foundation (https://www.clerici.lombardia.it/).

Luigi Clerici Foundation, founded in 1972, is territorially divided into 19 branches, distributed in the provinces of Milan, Monza and Brianza, Lecco, Lodi, Pavia and Bergamo; and in the Piedmont area with branch in Turin.

The Foundation collaborates with institutional subjects, public and private bodies, local authorities, social partners, companies, trade associations and private social organizations. Driven by the desire to network to integrate organizational skills, implement knowledge and nurture a fruitful social dialogue, it has also broadened its horizons with the promotion and management of projects and research actions, including transnational ones, developing partnerships with various public and private individuals from the European Union and outside the EU.

The activities are mainly aimed at:

  • three-year professional qualification courses (about 2,100 enrolled each year, between the ages of 14 and 18),
  • courses for the achievement of the professional technical diploma – 4th year (220 students each year),
  • courses and personalized training for the disabled (about 100 people per year),
  • apprenticeship courses (about 1,200 students per year),
  • courses for adults (about 2,600 people per year),
  • 4,200 companies benefiting from services and training courses,
  • national and international projects relating to various thematic areas (training and technologies, didactic innovation, welfare, mobility, safety, culture…).

The Clerici Foundation employs 200 employees and around 1,000 collaborators to carry out its activities.

The technological know-how developed on new technologies by the Luigi Clerici Foundation has led to an important and progressive infrastructural and organizational strengthening, with the aim of responding to the needs of the labour market and the cultural revolution represented by the massive diffusion of multimedia tools, and social practices related to the internet. The ultimate aim remains to offer learners of all ages a high-level educational and training service.
(Source: https://www.clerici.lombardia.it/2.0/Page/Chi-Siamo)

Industrial Automation Lessons Program




Design activities

Aims: Collaborate in the design and sizing of components and systems of various types in compliance with the technical specifications.


  • Technical and functional characteristics of the hardware and software components of an automation system.
  • Technology of pneumatic, electrical and / or robotic systems.
  • Elements of mechanics and electronics.
  • Techniques and calculation elements for defining the power of the electrical control panels.
  • Sizing criteria for an electrical power panel.
  • Criteria for selecting and configuring a PLC.
  • Representation of the automatic operating cycle of the machine and / or plant.
  • Graphic representation of electrical diagrams relating to the wiring of automatic systems.
  • Technical drawing also with the use of CAD software.
  • Set up the function cycles that describe the automation process.
  • Define the technical specifications of plants.
  • Size or check the programmable logic controllers needed to manage the automation system.
  • Use methods and models for processing the bill of materials.
  • Use graphic techniques for the production of the drawings of the wiring diagrams, for the correct functioning of the automation system.
  • Elaborate plans and technical drawings of plants.
  • Use dedicated software for the design.

Aims: Take part in the installation of automation systems and lines, ensuring compliance with design and safety standards.

  • Procedures for the construction of industrial automation systems.
  • Safety systems and standards.
  • Installation process and techniques.
  • Physical quantities characterizing electro-pneumatic and robotic systems.
  • Elements of Boolean algebra and of plane and solid geometry.
  • Functional characteristics of electro-control, pneumatic and robotic devices for industrial automation.
  • Pneumatic automation circuit diagrams.
  • Systems for industrial automation.
  • Safety regulations relating to the installation and use of industrial automation systems.
  • Carry out the assembly of components on individual machines or entire production plants.
  • Apply installation techniques and methods.
  • Make the electrical and fluidic connections of the electromechanical, electronic and pneumatic components according to the functional diagram.

Aims: Carry out the calibration and adjustment of the individual installed mechatronic components on the basis of the technical documentation received.

  • Industrial automation components.
  • Read technical drawings and technical documents.

Aims: Collaborate in the testing, start-up and commissioning phases of the mechatronic system based on project specifications, preparing reports for the purposes of certification of the adopted procedures and correspondence to the reference standards.

  • Basic technology and different types of automated systems.
  • Report / test sheets of mechanical components and systems.
  • Apply methods of analysis of the test results.
  • Check the conformity of the system to the project.
  • Apply system startup procedures.
  • Apply technical reporting techniques.

Aims: Collaborate in the planning and implementation of maintenance and diagnosis in case of system malfunction.

  • Elements and techniques of diagnostics, tools, check lists and methodologies for the detection of software errors.
  • “Application programs of automatic servo systems and programmable logic devices”.
  • Identify methods and sequences for carrying out functional verification activities.
  • Apply methods for the detection of simple anomalies and non-conformities.