Digitalisation of production: systems with Industry 4.0

Digitalisation of production

You’ve got your goal in sight: Industry 4.0 and the future of automation. But how do you achieve it? And where should you start? We are your automation partner who will help you to shape the digital future and can go through the next steps with you. Find out in this overview what the Festo portfolio of digital products and tools has to offer – we’ve got extensive concepts to help you on your way to Industry 4.0.

Regardless of where your business is along the production process, if you want to digitise your production, you will be faced with many different questions: "Which digital products can make my machines more productive, faster and more efficient, and how?", "What are the advantages of using artificial intelligence?" and "Where should I even start?"

Festo can offer you a wide variety of solutions. The range spans all the way from digital engineering tools for design and commissioning and Smartenance, the digital maintenance manager, to the Festo Automation Experience, our AI solution with which you can extract maximum value from the data produced by your assets. There’s also digitised pneumatics with the Festo Motion Terminal, our automation platform that allows functions to be adjusted via apps. We would therefore like to present our offer to you using these keywords:

Digitalisation of production: employee with tablet in production hall

Software solutions for design, operation and maintenance

In our App World, we offer software solutions that digitally map all the tasks in industrial production

and that provide you with great benefits. You can use Smartenance to schedule complex maintenance processes and give mobile access to system operators. Or use FluidDraw in the design phase to create and document complete electrical and pneumatic circuit diagrams. Alternatively, Schematic Solution helps you to create and document entire Eplan projects error-free in no time at all. Or you can extract maximum value from the data produced by your assets and make decisions based on facts with Festo Automation Experience.

Would you like to know more? Find out about these and other software solutions from Festo here.


Schedule and support maintenance with Smartenance

Create circuit diagrams with FluidDraw

Create Eplan projects with Schematic Solution

AI-assisted analysis of your data with Festo Automation Experience

Festo Automation Experience: make decisions based on facts.

Make your systems more intelligent with Festo Automation Experience (Festo AX). Benefit from predictive maintenance, predictive quality and predictive energy. We show you how!

The features at a glance:

  • Artificial intelligence in real time
  • Flexible integration into all systems
  • On premises, on edge or in the cloud?
  • Human-in-the-loop: integrating your expertise
  • Your data is yours and yours alone!

Find out how you can get more from your data with the help of AI and machine learning.

Digitalisation of production: Festo Motion Terminal

Digitised pneumatics with the Festo Motion Terminal

The Motion Terminal VTEM is the world’s first automation platform whose valves can be controlled with software using so-called Motion Apps. What does digitised pneumatics mean for you as an OEM or end user? You benefit from simpler engineering, faster commissioning and assembly and more efficient and flexible operation. The VTEM helps you to get your pneumatic systems ready for Industry 4.0 with motion, pressure and flow control.

Do you want to find out more? Find out how you can benefit from digitised pneumatics.

The benefits of the VTEM

Motion Apps for maximum flexibility

Wide-ranging applications meet best practice

Digitalisation of production: Automation Suite

Engineering tools for greater speed

Use our tools to make building your solutions easier and speed up commissioning. They give you a sense of certainty even when tackling tasks that are not part of everyday work, whether that’s simulation, documentation or calculations.

Take a look at our range of important digital tools for every type of automation technology and every step in the value chain:

Select, configure and calculate pneumatic components

Configure and commission electric drives

Configure components for the process industry

Our spare parts catalogue, check media resistance, CAD data and more

Electric Motion Sizing: the right drive online

Even a small automation task, such as simply moving a workpiece from A to B, can become an endless undertaking. Just looking for the right-sized components can turn into a complex project, while commissioning takes even longer.

Find out how to make it faster and – above all – easier in this video (2:14 min.).

And go straight to the tool here.

Solutions and practical examples for Industry 4.0