Festo is a leading supplier of automation solutions to the global markets serving over 180 countries.
With over 40 years of innovation in the United States and over 80 years globally, Festo is the manufacturer of choice for control valves, I/O and fieldbus control. Our broad range of products and services span the full needs of the automation industry including cabinet design and energy reduction solutions. Festo also offers a range of process valves, actuators, sensors, air preparation, and packaging components.
Our dedication to the advancement of automation extends beyond technology to the education of current and future automation and robotic designers with simulation tools, teaching programs and on-site services.
From a component to a complete system consisting of drives, sensors, valves, a connector system and air preparation – Festo offers products, special and complete solutions for all sectors and production operations.
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The advent of digital pneumatics promises to change how machines and processes are designed and managed throughout the industrial world. It’s a technological disrupter with exciting potential applications in oil and gas exploration and production. This whitepaper describes a first application: using digital pneumatics to control and monitor latch opening on the fingerboard of an oil exploration platform. The benefits include cost and time savings in installation, a reduced safety risk for employees, lower energy cost and increased reliability through preventive maintenance.
Small batches and multiple products in the same plant — these are the market demands to which more and more manufacturers need to adjust. The answer is based on the "Lego principle."
This white paper offers guidance on the challenges in the individual value creation phases, support tools, how to become more productive with networked tools, and tips about which functions can be used.
The short tips in this white paper are intended as a guide to selecting tools which will help users to save valuable time in the eight-phase model of the value creation process.
Lab automation equipment makers should keep outsourcing strategies flexible as "make‐versus‐buy" decision drivers change. This article offers four factors to help in outsourcing decision making.
In many process automation applications, the pressure and flow of gases are controlled. Explosion protection requirements mean that an inert atmosphere is often created and maintained in reactors and process tanks in a plant. This is usually done with nitrogen and in some cases also with argon. Other applications include the transfer of materials between process tanks and filling, using inert gas, air, sterile air and carbon dioxide.
The global market for valves and valve terminals today is so large that it is almost impossible to maintain an overview. Often, price seems the only buying criterion. But it pays to look more closely, particularly with regard to higher productivity and process reliability.
The majority of electro-mechanical axis utilise extruded aluminium profile in a range of sizes with a single guide rail and bearing arrangement driven by an electric motor through a belt or ball screw arrangement.
This white paper examines the advances in mechanics and controls that are enabling the practical and economical application of lightweight robotics for manufacturing on an increasingly broad scale. It is an important development in today’s “new manufacturing.”
Sustainable energy efficiency in automation requires a sophisticated concept which covers a total of four areas: intelligent dimensioning, energy-efficient products and solutions, services, and training and consulting. Each of these four areas contributes to an increase in energy efficiency – regardless of where the road begins. For optimum energy efficiency which meets the current standards or, looking forward, even surpasses them, it is recommended to use all four areas in combination.
When electrical and pneumatic subsystems are separated, all the phases of building even relatively simple systems can take a lot of time. By Nigel Dawson