Make decisions based on facts. The Festo Automation Experience is an easy-to-use solution that enables you to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to achieve high added value from the data produced by your systems. You can increase productivity, reduce energy costs, avoid quality losses, optimise your shop floor and create new business models simply by analysing your data with Festo AX. Predictive maintenance, predictive energy and predictive quality – together we implement your customised solution. Get in touch with us!
What Festo AX offers you
As experts in electric and pneumatic automation, we offer you much more than just a conventional IoT solution; we combine our in-depth industry expertise with our experience in data science and software development. You can start with condition monitoring and preventive maintenance of components, machines and systems. Data recorded from the shop floor can be used to make runtime-related maintenance suggestions, facilitating more efficient servicing. With just a few clicks you can easily extend the capabilities of Festo AX with artificial intelligence.
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Festo AX for end customers
For many manufacturers, avoiding production downtime is a great challenge. Festo AX helps you to master this challenge.
How? The data produced by your assets is sent directly to Festo AX and processed immediately using algorithms based on artificial intelligence and machine learning (real-time analytics). You will be notified as soon as the data deviates from the asset’s "healthy state" (anomaly detection). The notification tells you which sensors are affected and even recommends further action. Of course, Festo AX also needs your expertise: by classifying the anomaly, the software knows how to respond the next time the same anomaly occurs. Your input improves the algorithms and also prevents unwanted notifications (human-in-the-loop).
The result: anomalies are detected very early on, so that unexpected downtime can be avoided, spare parts are ready when needed and maintenance can be carried out without negatively impacting your production.
Festo AX helps you with all tasks relating to the efficient use of energy. For example, reducing energy costs such as network charges by avoiding costly peak loads is a complex and demanding task.
How? Festo AX adaptively learns the load profiles of consumers and connectable generators in production and calculates average power values. The software generates a warning message that indicates very early on when a specific and cost-relevant load limit is exceeded, for example in terms of power consumption.
The result: proactive measures to switch off relevant consumers and switch on in-house generators (such as CHP systems) or even measures to restructure production can be taken even before the load limit has been exceeded. This approach allows you to avoid peak loads, reduce grid charges and therefore reduce production costs.
Production processes are configured to achieve the best results, but despite best efforts, defects still happen. Festo AX helps you to avoid quality losses and thus reduce the number of rejects.
How does it work? Festo AX learns the complex relationships between process parameters and external influences (such as ambient temperature) and proactively warns the process expert of impending quality losses by analysing the process data in real time.
The result: the system determines which process parameters are responsible for the quality loss and how they have to be adjusted in order to restore the specified product quality. This approach ensures that quality is consistent and avoids rejects altogether.
Festo AX for OEMs
Integrating artificial intelligence on your own shop floor is not the only way you can benefit from the data your systems generate. You can also connect Festo AX to your systems to expand your offer with new AI products. Enable your customers to utilise the potential of the data that has been gathered or offer them AI-based products as an "all-inclusive package".