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Software for industrial production

Planning, drawing, processing and documenting, as well as constantly working with data from the cloud or mobile sources are just some of the many complex project phases in industrial production. This in turn requires integrated software solutions with a wide range of functions. Without them, projects take too long.

The unmapped parts of the digitalisation landscape are getting smaller and smaller, including in industrial production. Many of the tasks that designers, production managers, maintenance engineers and machine operators need to complete can now be done entirely using tailor-made software solutions. Here are some of the highlights of our digital products and services. You can find more in our App World.

Smartenance: digital maintenance management

Mobile, simple, efficient – Smartenance offers paperless digital maintenance management with centrally managed data from the cloud and fast updates. Smartenance keeps your maintenance team up to date at all times with the web application for production managers and the app for system operators.

For production managers: the web application

The web browser provides you with an overview of all systems, employees and tasks. Smartenance makes maintenance efficient: you create and manage maintenance plans and analyse feedback on the status of your systems.

  • All systems including maintenance status at a glance
  • Draw up plans and allocate tasks
  • Option of exporting data as detailed proof for audits

For system operators: the app

Access the latest plans and instruction manuals on smartphones and tablets via the app. Instantly share your comments on the system status, including images, with all your colleagues. Smartenance makes maintenance simple.

  • Current maintenance plans and allocated tasks always available
  • All instruction manuals digitally available with images, texts and PDFs
  • Quick documentation of the results using the comment function

Smartenance is now available in three packages – for maximum flexibility.

  • Smartenance Basic: digital maintenance management – paperless, transparent and efficient
  • Smartenance Advanced: digital maintenance management and incident management for your machines
  • Smartenance Professional: digital maintenance management, incident management and programming interface

Dashboards: condition monitoring in the cloud

Do you ask yourself how you can conveniently monitor the status of your systems or their power consumption? How do you create the perfect configurations while increasing the efficiency of your systems? And also quickly get the appropriate evaluations including infographics? Then the preconfigured Festo Dashboards are the solution as this cloud service supports you with a wide variety of application scenarios. So in future you will be able to plan even more precisely.

Festo Dashboards and our CPX-IOT gateway allow you to detect irregularities early on and take the right measures before a failure occurs. Dashboards are ready to use and preconfigured; they therefore don't require any additional programming. The data is available worldwide and improves operating transparency for production managers and operators.

With Dashboards, Festo offers an out-of-the-box solution for visualising the status of components in the cloud. You have access whenever you need it, wherever you are. Festo Dashboards are preconfigured views of a component that displays the values transmitted to the cloud in a visually appealing and clear way. This is about static device information such as the Product Key, as well as dynamic information such as live data, historical data and much more.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Preconfigured for every supported Festo device and available in the cloud
  • Easy monitoring of machines, production stations and much more
  • Process control by up to 99 authorised users
  • Rapid analyses and reports
  • Customer-specific configuration and simple product key downloads
  • Process control

Projects: life cycle management platform for your components

Manage all your automation projects and their components with Festo in a way that is easy, central and throughout the entire product life cycle! Projects provides you with a quick and clear overview of configuration-specific product data. Your assets are arranged clearly and intuitively according to the relationships between the control system, fieldbus and components. You are always up to date even when products change or are updated. In addition, Projects makes collaboration easier: simply invite other participants by e-mail to collaborate on your project.

The benefits of Projects for you

  • Digital filing: you receive paperless documentation of your projects.
  • Life cycle management: gives you an overview of all the components installed in your system.
  • Collaboration platform: centrally stored projects with file upload and sharing across departments and between components.
  • Saves time: re-use your specific engineering data for even faster configuration.
  • Industry 4.0: Projects is your step towards a digital twin.
  • Networked: Projects can be integrated in many engineering tools from Festo, such as the Handling Guide Online.

FluidDraw: produce and document circuit diagrams in one step

With FluidDraw, you can quickly and easily create electrical and pneumatic circuit diagrams. FluidDraw makes it easier to plan complete systems, integrate individual components and produce documentation that complies with standards. You can access the Festo catalogue and your own imported databases, and thus benefit from evaluation functions and ready-prepared assembly drawings. The software is part of the Festo engineering tools that provide users with paperless and seamless support for all phases, from planning to delivery and commissioning.

Functions and advantages at a glance

  • Pneumatic and electrical symbol libraries
  • Access to the Festo catalogue and online basket and your own product databases
  • Extensive character and sizing functions
  • Flexible licence models: choose between the standard and subscription version (including all upgrades to later versions and all updates within the current version)
  • Can be used directly without a hardware dongle

Schematic Solution: Eplan projects at the touch of a button

Where were the configuration solutions again? Which file has the documents for the individual components? There are countless files accumulating on computers. We have developed Schematic Solution so that you don’t have to spend your time on tedious searches and long-winded, error-prone documentation. The tool creates a project for you, using the order code for a custom configured solution. It does this in no time at all and without any errors – you just need to enter the order code in the search field. There’s no more tedious searching for, downloading and piecing together of individual components.

  • Intuitive, fast and reliable: error-free documentation at the push of a button
  • Complete: full mechatronic representation of configured products such as CPX, VTSA and MPA
  • Reliable: automated generation in accordance with the IEC 61355/IEC 81346/ISO 1219 standards
  • Economical: gain time for value-adding activities