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 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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IO-Link products

Industry 4.0 intelligent sensors and actuators with IO-Link

As an intelligent connection, IO-Link is a perfect match for sensors and actuators for Industry 4.0: complex diagnostics can be transferred rapidly using standardised protocols, and condition monitoring concepts can be implemented.


Festo also offers many IO-Link devices from different sensor series right up to actuators like valve terminals, electric drives and servo motor controllers.


 IO-Link

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

 

Our experts will be more than happy to answer your questions about Industry 4.0: