Partner for Minerals Processing

Mining and Minerals Processing

Our capabilities

Festo specialises in providing pneumatic, electric and process control automation solutions to the global resources and mineral processing industries. We have over 55 years in Australia and a proven track record of delivering integrated solutions across the globe.​


​With control teams and engineering support throughout Australia and New Zealand and over 21,000 factory trained personnel over 176 countries, we stand ready to support your local operation.​ ​We offer over 30,000 product variations, with Australian engineered mining solutions and local support.  

To learn more about 'Applying Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence Concepts in Minerals Processing – Next Level Towards Increased Productivity', complete your details to receive a downloaded copy of our white paper Click here

Flotation cell control systems

Flotation cells

The excellent control precision of the dart valves is the key to achieving optimum results in the flotation process. This ensures constant froth level – and thus a higher yield. Festo offers three options for the automation of flotation cells to maximise mineral recovery.

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Cyclone automation

Cyclone automation
  • Cyclone field control cabinets
  • Ethernet IP connected
  • Smart, linear and rotary actuators
  • Feedback closed loop sensing
  • Field control solenoid panels

Energy saving solutions

Energy Saving Systems

Measure and control

  • Pressure measurement
  • Flow measurement
  • Moisture sensing
  • Signal back to DCS via Ethernet IP
  • Automatic shutoff when not in use
  • High flow valves


Reduced compressed air = reduced energy

Mine spec control cabinets

Mine spec cabinets

Perfectly configured & ready to install

  • Position control via the controller       
  • With remote I/O valve terminal solution
  • PLC directly at the flotation cell
  • Manual override options with air receiver 
  • Fail Safe systems (hold, open, close)
  • Ethernet I/P communication

Filter press automation

Filter press automation

Choose the best solution to suit your needs when it comes to filter press automation. Talk to our experts today!

Process solutions and shutdown consumables

Shutdown consumables

Festo supplies all the essentials you need for installation and commissioning. From process valves and assemblies, air cylinders, air filters, Namur and pilot valves plus pneumatic tubing and air fittings. You can rely on us for:

  • Quality components
  • Local stock availability
  • Quick delivery service

Additional services

  • Engineering support
  • Design software
  • Solution configurators
  • CAD models
  • On-site commissioning assistance
  • Motion control solutions


Request your white paper

Our useful white paper will help you understand how modern automation and digitalisation is contributing to more stable processes and increased yield in flotation cells.

Download your copy today!