Industry 4.0 / IoT – Products and solutions

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Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) impresses Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and end users alike. Production and the digital world come together, making factory automation more flexible, increasing energy efficiency, linking logistics processes more closely, optimising the value chain – and all this is happening in process automation too.


The Internet of Things (IoT), smart factories, cyber-physical systems and big data are driving the project of the future - solutions must be ever faster, more diverse, more flexible and more intelligent. Calls for greater availability, energy efficiency and just-in-time production are becoming louder.

Festo is playing a major role in shaping the Industry 4.0 trend, and emphasises the following aspects in particular:

Politics and standardisation: Festo is a member of the "Industry 4.0" initiative of the German Federal Government, and is involved in all key standards associations and initiatives on this topic.

Research at Festo

Products and technologies: Festo offers complete electric and pneumatic automation solutions, from control technology to sensors and actuators.

Industry 4.0 in practice: The Scharnhausen Technology Plant

World of Automation

Products and solutions can be found using the tabs below.

Basic and further training: Festo trains staff with an eye on the future, and ensures process optimisation and further training.

Didactic: CP Factory

Qualification for the factory of the future

Human-machine interaction: learning from nature and the Bionic Learning Network.

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Industry 4.0 at Festo


Inspired by technology

In the videos, expert Eberhard Klotz explains how Festo products, Industry 4.0, bionics and FutureConcepts are connected.


Products for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 control technology IP65/67

Automation platform 4.0: CPX

Automation platform 4.0: CPX

  • Independent I/O platform
  • Modular, adaptable, flexible
  • The product key combines the virtual and real world
  • CODESYS V3: integrated front end control for decentralised intelligence for Industry 4.0, integrated motion control via Softmotion as an option
  • OPC-UA server for integration in Industry 4.0 host environments (from Codesys SP7)

Short product information for CPX 4.0

CPX in the catalogue

Intelligent valve terminals with maximum possible function integration: MPA and VTSA - both can be combined directly with CPX.

Valve terminal MPA-S

Excellent communication options thanks to serial linking: valve terminal MPA-S

Short product information for MPA

MPA-S with CPX in the catalogue

Valve terminal VTSA

Safety-related pneumatics and maximum combination of valve sizes: ISO valve terminal VTSA

Short product information for VTSA

VTSA with CPX in the catalogue

Solutions for Industry 4.0

Parallel kinematic system with CPX/EMCA

Industry 4.0 robotics without a control cabinet: high-speed handling system with CPX/EMCA and virtual communication interfaces

  • Revolutionary: compact robotics structure without control cabinet thanks to comprehensive function integration
  • CPX controller in IP65/67 with Codesys Softmotion, OPC UA interface for Industry 4.0
  • Integrated motors EMCA in IP54/65
  • Virtual commissioning via simulation software CIROS by Festo Didactic with a connection to the actual parallel kinematic system. Prepared for the descriptive language AML (Automation Markup Language, the upcoming standard for Industry 4.0)
  • High-speed handling system with robotics functions for freely programmable movements in three dimensions – motion control provided by Festo
  • Simple incorporation into our compact handling systems and other mechatronic subsystems

CPX in the catalogue

Study of Delta kinematics with CPX/EMCA


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