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 within the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
Using Pneumatic Tech To Build High-Performance Liquid Dispensing Systems
This white paper explores the basics of designing a pressurized dispensing system—including how to manage flow, pressure and other control variables to optimize your throughput in these critical applications.
The Role Of IoT And Control Technologies In Water Filtration Systems
Filtration and separation technologies are the core of water treatment processes, and in many cases, they can be critical process bottlenecks.
Manufacturing Plants Based On The Lego Principle
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."
Saving Process Costs With Software Support: Practical Tips For Phase 4
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.
Saving Process Costs With Software Support: Practical Tips For Phases 1 – 3
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.
When The Chemistry Is Right: Controlling Inert Gases
Proportional valve technology in process automation offers a great a deal of flexibility and produces high-quality control results.
5 Ways To Streamline Biotech And Pharma Manufacturing Processes
Today’s biotech and pharmaceutical production facilities must drive faster times to market and greater profitability by boosting production yields and accelerating commercialization.
4 Dynamics Driving Outsourcing Decision‐Making For Lab Automation OEMs
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.
Proportional Valves For Closed-Loop Control Of Inert Gases In Process Automation
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 Right Way To Buy Valves And Valve Terminals
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.
Key Considerations For Designers Looking At Bearing Systems With Linear Axes
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.
Cleanroom Suitability: What Products And Product Conditions Are Necessary?
More and more industry segments have to manufacture their products under clean conditions.
Meeting The Emerging Challenges In Manufacturing: Applications Of Lightweight Robotics
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.”
A Better Alternative: Piezo Technology In Pneumatic Valves
Piezo valves are often a better alternative to conventional solenoid valves, especially in the areas of flow and pressure control and as directly controlled proportional valves. They are small, lightweight, extremely precise, very durable, incredibly fast and above all they save energy. For example, piezo valves do not need any energy to maintain a switching status. They therefore generate virtually no heat. In ATEX applications, many piezo valves are classified as intrinsically safe. What is more, piezo valves can potentially be operated without any noise. Another key advantage is that they always work proportionally – and are very wear-resistant too.