Installation and control concepts

Your system concept defines the ideal valve terminal solution

As we move towards Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT), installation and control concepts are influencing each other more than ever before. Only through effective cooperation will modular, flexible and adaptable production concepts with decentralised intelligence, preprocessing, autonomous machines or sub-systems be successful. Valve terminals with CPX, optionally with a CoDeSys controller, as well as the installation systems CPI and CTEL facilitate control and installation concepts that are perfectly adapted to your system concept.

Always the ideal installation concept

Decentralised installation and control concepts – bridge to industry 4.0

Centralised/hybrid installation system

In a centralised installation system, several drives and functions are linked and completely controlled by one valve terminal via a CoDeSys controller.

Benefits of a centralised installation system:

  • Up to 60% greater efficiency thanks to function integration
  • Channel costs reduced by up to 50%
  • Performance increased by up to 40%

Hybrid installation systems combine the benefits of centralised and decentralised installation systems.

Decentralised installation system / system expansions

Individual functions are connected decentrally to a small valve terminal using a short tubing connection. The valve terminal is connected to the controller via a hybrid cable for data and voltage.


Benefits of the decentralised installation system:

  • Cycle times reduced by up to 30% through very short tubing
  • Space reduced by up to 70%
  • Air consumption reduced by up to 50%
Decentralised installation

Available systems and benefits:

Installation system CPI in the catalogue

  • Different voltage zones via additional power supply
  • More participants via up to four modules per string

Installation system CTEL (I-Port, CTEU) in the catalogue

  • Self-configuring
  • Inexpensive basic functions

IO-Link master in the catalogue

  • Open, standardised system
  • Integratable external functions

New on CPX:


Option for Industry 4.0:

integration via OPC UA


Additional information

Automation platform CPX


Easy configuration and diagnostics for all CPX modules:

Festo Maintenance Tool

Diagnostics and service information via web monitor:

CPX web monitor

Commissioning and servicing tool for all products:

Festo Field Device Tool

Festo Configuration Tool

Commissioning made easy:

Device description files

Function elements


Templates for label holders for valve terminals:

MS-Word template


CTEL/CTEU: irresistibly simple and low-cost fieldbus technology

A bus node for different valve terminals and digital inputs

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