Webinar series

Festo webinar series

We offer regular webinars where a topic is discussed interactively. Festo experts will share with you their product knowledge and experience, concrete solutions to your problems and the latest trends in automation and Industry 4.0. Learn and be inspired by:


  • Trends
  • Technology
  • Product innovations
  • Online / Software tools


The webinars are conducted live and are accessible free of charge from your PC, smartphone, tablet, etc. A session lasts approximately 30 - 45 minutes with questions at the end. Please allow enough time before the webinar starts to connect as this may take a few minutes. The use of Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox is recommended. Links to past webinars are available on demand below.

Upcoming live webinars

PA Config webinar

How to effortlessly save time configurating your process valve units

Thu 16th Sep 10.00am

See how you can save time and money by taking advantage of a tool that quickly and easily finds the right quarter turn actuator with a ball or butterfly valve for you every time.  In this 45 minute session we will give you an insight into the tool and a live demonstration of our online configurator using a real life application example.

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Past webinars - available on demand 

IVD webinar

IVD-POC - how to short-cut your prototyping and get to market first

This webinar highlights the main challenges when developing IVD-POC applications and devices and will showcase opportunities to shortcut R&D time, lower costs and get to market first. By watching this webinar, you will understand the main challenges in developing IDV-POCs and opportunities to manage these. 

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Piezo webinar

Discover how the next generation of piezo technology can deliver high dynamics with low heat, noise and power

This webinar examines the benefits offered by piezo technology in terms of repeatability, reliability, power consumption, size and precision in a range of factory automation scenarios, as well as in more specialist liquid and medical gas handling applications.

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Admin shell webinar

Industry 4.0 What is really new? The Asset Administration Shell

An important step towards an open and uniform digitisation of the manufacturing industry is the Asset Administration Shell (AAS). What does the AAS concept entail and why is it needed? Dr. Michael Hoffmeister (Festo HQ) driver and expert of the AAS within the Platform Industry 4.0 explains why it is important and what use case and applications are possible. Do you know what the AAS means for your company in the future?

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MFC Webinar

Learn how to lower the price of Mass Flow Control in your next application

Mass flow controllers measure and control the supply of gas in a wide range of industries. However, many products offer expensive high-end features that are sometimes not needed in less demanding applications. This webinar is ideal for introducing mass flow controllers and developing ideas on how you could use Festo’s cost engineered approach in your next application.

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IA webinar

Artificial Intelligence in the world of industrial automation

Like all specialisms, AI builds its own, sometimes bewildering vocabulary, from Deep Neural Networks to Insight Engines and Cognitive Computing.  Our specialists can help you to understand how AI can support your business KPIs today and how you can apply it looking at practical applications for energy management and predictive maintenance.

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Lifetech webinar

Liquid handling - How pressure-over-liquid provides precise, accurate and cost-effective throughput

In this 45 minute webinar you will learn the principle of a pressure-over-liquid approach and how it compares with syringe pumps and the advantages of pressure-over-liquid. We will also consider the use of open and closed-loop pipetting, types of disposable tips, tip ejection, tip sensing and liquid level detection.

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Pneumatics or electrics

When to select pneumatics or electrics now and in the future

Do you struggle to know when to select pneumatics, electrics or a combination of the two? In a panel discussion our specialists explore the factors that influence your selection of technology today, and what may drive your choices in the future. When would you use these different technologies? What is the future of pneumatic and electrics? How to combine the power of electrics and pneumatics?

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Connection technology

Choosing the best connection technology for your machines

During this webinar we examine the different criteria and benefits of selecting alternative types of connection technologies such as hardwire, multicore cable, digital IO, IO-link or Fieldbus.

There isn’t one answer, but there are some clear rules of thumb where one technology will better fit the application than others eg. when connecting valve terminals.

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Electric drive basics

Designers’ electric drive basics: when to select stepper, servo or DC motors

Today the role of the traditional “Mechanical Designer” frequently requires an understanding of how to select the best electric drive technology.  With digital closed loop control the distinction between the different types of motors is not as clear as it used to be. Warren Harvard guides designers through the basic key technologies, the advantages of each and where they best fit in automation projects.

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Process slide

How designers can save costs when selecting valves for process automation tasks

Selecting fluid control valves can be a complex task and many designers over-specify in order to assure performance.  This can however be overly expensive but by following these basic principles and more closely matching valves and actuators to the application specific requirements, significant savings can be made.

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8 principles for designing energy saving pneumatic systems

Energy Efficiency is fast becoming the No.1 concern within industry. During this 30 minute webinar our specialist Andy Parker-Bates covers 8 practical principles that can be easily applied to your machine designs to reduce compressed air consumption and overall lifetime costs.

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New products webinar

New Products 2020

Innovations and cost saving ideas for your next automation project. With Hannover Fair cancelled in 2020 the Festo Product Management team launch some exciting new additions to the Festo product range focusing on:

- Innovative products to increase productivity
- Cost saving products and ideas
- Digital products & services for Industry 4.0

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Handling Guide Online

If you are working on designing handling systems, based on cartesian axes, then you probably also know how much work it can be to find, dimension, calculate prices, draw and not least build these solutions. Wouldn't it be great if you could take a shortcut with a digital online tool that, in 20 minutes, can help you set up a complete system, including CAD & E-Plan documentation?

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Simplified Motion Series

Find out how to combine the power of an electric drive with the simplicity of pneumatics.

Are you looking for electrical solutions for simple movements that do not require complex commissioning? Then this webinar is for you. The Simplified Motion Series is a new range of integrated electric actuators. See how you can easily select and program them and take a look at typical applications.

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Machine connectivity

Machine connectivity - CPX-AP-I

See how you can build machines that are powerful, fast & Industry 4.0 ready. Find out how our decentralised I/O system CPX-AP-I ensures continuous communication from the workpiece to the cloud. What is CPX-AP-I, how does it connect to other protocols and Industry 4.0? What are the typical applications? 

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IO Link

IO-Link: the basics

IO-Link is more and more popular in modern automation as part of the 4th industrial revolution. But what is IO-Link really, what can it be used for, and what benefits can it provide to manufacturers and users of automation equipment?

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Webinars on demand

We record our webinars and make them available to view on demand.

Scroll down to view the list of past webinars


Here's how to attend a free Festo webinar

- Register and join for free via PC, tablet or smartphone via GoToWebinar

- When you sign up you will receive an email with all relevant information as well as reminders before the event

- During the webinar, you can ask the host questions via the chat feature. We recommend the use of headphones