Who says pneumatics doesn’t have anything new to
offer? Festo proves the critics wrong yet again, and
shows why pneumatics is the backbone of automa-
What use is an online shop if it takes forever to place
an order? This was the question troubling Armin K.
and his team. The result: the new Festo Online Shop.
“With us, you can order faster than your own
shadow,” he grins.
A new dimension in process reliability thanks to VUVG and DSBC
Experience the new, rapid ordering system in the Festo Online Shop
– They go by the names
DSBC and VUVG. Behind these unsus-
pecting names lies great potential. As
anyone who is involved in automation
technology can see, these products
signal the start of a new era for stand-
ard cylinders and valves. “Switching to
the new cylinders DSBC has improved
our process reliability,” says Hermann
Nelke of NSM Magnettechnik, who
now uses the new Festo cylinder in
his plant. The secret to this is the
self-adjusting end-position cushioning
PPS. They use over 500 of these cylin-
ders, reducing previous commissioning
and maintenance times by 70%.
Together with the individual valve
VUVG, which simplifies design and
installation and also increases system
output by 40% thanks to shorter actu-
ating times, the cylinders have made
the whole plant far more productive.
These figures prove that the field of
pneumatics still has plenty to offer.
(For more on this topic, check out “Big
is beautiful” – page 3)www.festo.com/dsbc www.festo.com/vuvg
Happiness is just four clicks away
– Not all online shops are
the same. No-one knows this better
than Armin K., Festo Project Manager
for E-Business. Armin is familiar with
the challenges: “Anyone who has tried
to order a wide variety of products for
the pneumatic control chain will know
what a struggle it can be to get to your
products. With the new Festo Online
Shop, that’s a thing of the past!” You
can now order the core automation
products with just a few clicks. In
addition to the simplified ordering
process, the Festo Online Shop also
offers a range of other benefits:
express delivery, full order tracking,
no minimum fee for online orders,
custom warehouse labels and much,
much more. “The Festo Online Shop
can truly make your life easier,” Armin
K. continues. “Give it a go!”www.festo.com/basket
Who could say no to an offer like this?
A low-cost valve with an impressively
long service life and sturdy build.
Here it is: the new VUVS from Festo.
– Festo hits the bullseye
again with the new valve VUVS. A
modern, slim design combined with a
long-service life and sturdy design.
Other new features include the patented
seal system, the wide range of acces-
sories and the variety of mounting
options. These make the VS series the
most versatile in its class.www.festo.com/vuvs
“A new star is
born”: the VUVS
New range of valves from
Festo wows experts
PPS – ingenious idea causes a stir
A cylinder that adjusts itself changes
the world of automation systems.
With the new PPS self-adjusting
cushioning, you can say goodbye to
the “trial and error” method. This is
possible thanks to an ingeniously
simple idea in the piston design.
>> More on page 2.
The new standard valves –
VUVS and VUVG
Sturdier, more affordable, more versa-
tile: the new VUVS. Simple and com-
pact: the VUVG. The perfect standard
valves for industrial automation appli-
cations. >> More on page 2.
No more “mouse arm”
Ordering online often entails a lot of
clicking around on labyrinthine web-
sites. But not with the “Stars in pneu-
matics” in the Festo Online Shop. Four
clicks are all you need. That's not just
faster – it’s also better for your health.
>> More on page 2.
The weather is bright-
ening up, and sunny
days are ahead.
Festo AG & Co. KG
Compressed air, compressed costs
Maximumflow rates +minimum space
requirements = serious savings!
Streamline the planning, installa-
tion and operation of your com-
pressed air supply with theMS series.
>> More on page 4.
Swivelling done properly
Maximum load capacity even with
smaller sizes – the strong point of
the semi-rotary drive DRRD. It also
offers greater precision and sturdi-
ness, even with a long lever arm.
>> More on page 3.
A Bavarian car manufacturer is delighted:
over 40% higher output thanks to the individual valve VUVG.
Armin K. says: “Become the fastest
purchaser in your company.”
Configuration instead of testing
Why just “try things out” when you
could use the Festo Design Tool 3D?
The quick, error-free, automated
way to generate and order product
modules in your CAD format.
>> More on page 3.
70% less time-consuming! The mainte-
nance and commissioning sensationwww.festo.com/stars
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