Process industry

Process industry

We work with you to develop automation solutions for the process industry: for harsh environments under extreme temperatures, with stringent requirements for corrosion resistance or for special safety requirements. This includes individual components such as process valves, valve terminals and electrical peripheral equipment, ready-to-install solutions and control cabinets as well as control panels and controllers for your systems.

We advise you on everything from engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning to smooth operation and maintenance.



process industry products

From the control level to the field level, we supply everything for your process automation needs from a single source.

Products for process automation in the online catalogue

Configurator for process valve units

Process industry: configurator for process valves

Quick and easy

From manually actuated process valves to fully automated ones, the new configurator makes selecting the optimum solution quick and reliable.

Configurator for process valve units

SIL: functional safety

SIL – functional safety

Minimise the safety risks for people and the environment

The reliability of safety functions in electric and electronic systems is assessed according to safety integrity levels defined in the basic standard IEC 61508.

Festo provides suitable products that meet the requirements for safety-related functions in chemical plants.

More information about SIL



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Biotest AG customer application

Process industry: Biotest

Standardised automation in blood plasma fractionation

In its new large-scale plant for plasma fractionation, Biotest AG can now obtain five instead of the previous three products from a litre of blood plasma. Our standardised components simplify installation and maintenance.

Biotest user report

Bayer Division Crop Science customer application

Bayer Division Crop Science

Proven solenoid valve technology for SIL applications

Tried and tested in operation since 2002: certified solenoid valves with no limitation on operating time in a multi-purpose plant with the highest standards in safety and reliability

Bayer Division Crop Science user report

Configurator for control cabinets for water technology

Cabinet Guide Online

This configurator enables you to plan a ready-to-install control cabinet for your water treatment plants in record time.

Configurator for control cabinets for water technology

Explosion prevention and protection

ATEX – Explosion prevention and protection

Keeping explosive atmospheres under control

Open- and closed-loop control in potentially explosive atmospheres:

Festo offers suitable products for the entire pneumatic and electrical control chain, including extensive documentation and declarations of conformity.

Additional information on explosion prevention and protection

Automation of modular plants

Modular automation

Decentralised control makes automating modular plants child’s play.

Your route to a modular, automated plant

AZO customer application

Process industry: AZO

Decentralised control in bulk material handling

The AZO CleanDock prevents cross-contamination when docking and undocking containers in bulk material handling. Our integrated controller CEC of the modular terminal CPX provides additional process reliability.

AZO user report

Langenau customer application

Process industry: Langenau

Automation in one of the most modern water treatment plants in Europe

The water treatment plants of the state water supply in Langenau are designed to be in operation for several decades. Our actuators make a significant contribution to process stability.

Langenau user report

Automation for bulk materials applications

Bulk material improver

Individually tailored to your requirements and applications for dosing, conveying, storing, mixing and separating – all from a single source.

Keeping you bulk materials flowing

Our process automation solutions support you in your production processes:

Water technologyBiotech, pharma and cosmeticsFood industryChemical industry


Our expert knowledge as a white paper for you

Set of white papers on the process industry