Industry 4.0 / IoT – Products and solutions

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) impresses original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end users alike. Production and the digital world are coming 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 on the increase.


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 the cloud through control technology, IoT gateways, sensors and actuator technology.

Industry 4.0 in practice: The Scharnhausen Technology Plant

World of automation system presentation

Products and solutions can be found using the tabs below.

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

Didactic: CP Factory

Learning systems and training factories for Industry 4.0



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

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Industry 4.0 energy management - reduce energy and control central operating parameters automatically

MSE6

Energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M

  • No wastage of compressed air during system downtime
  • Automatic leak detection
  • Monitoring processes online, regulating parameters and remote maintenance via PROFIBUS
  • Flow sensors and pressure sensors for process monitoring
  • 2/2-way shut-off valve permits auto-stop function
  • Fieldbus nodes with Profibus, EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP or fieldbus interface for online data transmission

Energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M in the catalogue

Automation Award 2015

Winner of 2015 Automation Award

Standard components and sensors

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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