Logical sequences of pneumatic functions can be implemented with pneumatic and electropneumatic controllers. Bistable valves are used as command memory modules for the pulse stages.
Festo's electronic controllers are modern, compact and versatile PLC controllers that enable programming with CoDeSys according to IEC 61131-3. Different control systems are used in automation technology, depending on the field of application and industry. Festo offers both compact and modular electronic control systems. The compact controllers offer all interfaces and functions (e.g. digital, analog signals) in one housing and are designed for small to medium control tasks. The modular controllers can be expanded very flexibly and are therefore designed for the medium and upper power range.
The product portfolio of the electrical peripherals includes modular and compact I/O systems with IP65/IP67 and IP20 degree of protection. These can be connected to higher-level controllers via fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet interfaces. Digital and analog signals are supported. In addition, you can choose from a variety of technology modules that, for example, enable the integration of an IO-Link master or ProfiSAFE in the system. The seamless combination of electrical peripherals with the valve manifold portfolio rounds off the system.
The Human Machine Interface (HMI) as part of the control technology allows the operator to operate the machine, monitor the system status and intervene in the process. The information is provided via a visualization on the operating panel.
Festo offers the software tools required for configuration and programming. These software environments are used both for the design of pneumatic systems and for the dimensioning of complete kinematic axis systems. Other tools are also available for parameterization and configuration of valve manifolds and electric drive controllers.
Appropriate device description files are available for connecting Festo components to higher-level controllers, enabling integration into the host systems.
Festo offers a programming system to IEC 61131-3 (CoDeSys) for programming controllers.