Automation in the process industry

Extreme environmental conditions and high safety requirements present the process industry with very particular challenges. At the same time, there is growing cost pressure, regulations are being tightened and requirements are ever more individualised. How can you increase the process reliability and standardisation of your systems in future and thus optimise the efficiency, flexibility and time to market? Make use of the automation know-how and industry expertise from Festo.

Process automation from a single source

Festo is your reliable, powerful partner for comprehensive support in process automation – with worldwide, future-proof solutions that are not limited to a specific technology. From individual components and ready-to-install solutions to integrated automation concepts, whether pneumatic, electric or in combination. Our experts will advise and support you in every phase of the project, from engineering and procurement to installation and on-site servicing.

Reliable in the harshest conditions

Bitter cold, scorching heat, high humidity, salt water or extreme UV radiation are part of the normal production environment in many sectors of the process industry. Innovative automation solutions will only make the systems more productive if the processes run reliably and safely in the long term. Components and systems from Festo are equipped for the harshest operating conditions and have been tried and tested around the world. They also meet the strictest requirements for explosion prevention and protection and functional safety (SIL).

Digitised automation today

New technologies are opening up huge opportunities for you to make your processes more flexible and more efficient. With us as your partner, you already have access to a large variety of sophisticated digital solutions. For instance, we offer engineering tools that enable you to configure the right process valve units with just a few clicks. Our PA Toolkit, a library for CODESYS, enables you to intuitively program the automation logic of process engineering units and modules. And you can analyse and optimise processes in real time with networked components, cloud services and individual dashboards. This creates new potential for targeted improvements in productivity and plant and system availability.

Reduce complexity: control modular systems independently of the command level

The relocation of automation intelligence from the control system level to the module’s own controller means machine builders are faced with new challenges. It is precisely these challenges that Festo addresses with the CODESYS library PA Toolkit, giving module developers a tool for intuitively generating the complete automation solution, operator display visualisation and MTP description file.

This makes the programming of decentralised controllers like the CPX-CEC from Festo much easier.

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Benefit from our experience across a variety of industry sectors

Our solutions for the process industry support your manufacturing processes in a wide variety of applications, such as the production of paint in the chemical industry or in industrial and municipal water treatment. Our automation solutions offer wide-ranging benefits, from the production of active ingredients for medicine and bottling of beverages through to copper and ore extraction.

Application examples from our customers