Dynamic adaptation to future requirements is part of the concept
Festo manufactures valves, valve terminals and electronic components in the Technology Plant. The factory is characterised by lean and energy-efficient processes, top quality and a pronounced customer focus, as well as sustainable and green production.
Machining: in perfect shape(s)
Turning, milling, drilling and grinding – in the machining department, precision components made of metal are manufactured for further processing in assembly. Machines weighing tonnes stand on an area covering 14,000 square metres on the ground floor of the Technology Plant. The highly automated facilities work around the clock and produce the basic elements for the Festo products in a very short space of time: valve assemblies, cartridges and individual handling technology components for linear units and rotational drives.
The components are highly precise, custom-fit and of the best surface quality. In the case of many parts, the processing route from the warehouse for the delivered metal bars through to the surface finish in the electroplating department runs over just 120 metres.
Assembly: automated and adaptable
A wide range of solenoid valves and valve terminals are produced in the assembly department – automatically or also by hand for individual solutions. In this respect, Festo products are used to manufacture Festo products. For example, small, compact solenoid valves are automatically assembled on modern assembly lines. The facilities each produce over 50 individual types of different sizes. When it comes to assembling the valves to make valve terminals, manual work is still required. An enormous product variety of 1040 types – a number one with 40 zeros – is possible in the case of many products, which are made according to individual customer specifications in a very short space of time.
Electronics production: electronics is an elementary part
Hardly any product manages without electronic elements. In the Technology Plant, 200 employees produce complex electronic assemblies and products on an area covering 6,000 square metres. 2.5 million of them are produced each year for use at the company itself. The areas responsible for further processing receive either complete assemblies in the housing or mounted circuit boards, which are then fitted in valve terminals or drives, for example.
Customer solutions: to meet individual needs
Whether it involves several thousand units a year, a small batch of several hundred or just a single item, special solutions and single components for individual customer needs are manufactured by hand in the Technology Plant. As each customer comes with their own wishes and challenges, the Festo employees develop and produce components with individually unabridged functions and properties.