Precisely automated water technology from Festo

Precisely Automated Water Technology

Having a responsibility for water carries an obligation with it. Water, especially drinking water, has become a valuable, often expensive commodity – making the efficient automation of water and wastewater treatment processes that much more important. This is because it cuts costs and simultaneously creates the conditions necessary to maintain a consistently high level of water quality. When you choose Festo, you benefit from our decades of experience as well as the ability to obtain everything from a single source.

Process Valve Automation from a Single Supplier

Our experience with industrial companies and in the municipal sector shows that concepts for drinking water and wastewater treatment are most effective when they are implemented in line with the requirements, and also consistently. That is why Festo offers components and system solutions for the pneumatic automation of water treatment systems that work together seamlessly. This includes expert support during every phase of a project.

The earlier you incorporate us into your system engineering process, the greater the potential savings. Our list of references includes hundreds of projects completed all over the world – and each and every one of our customers now enjoys greater operational safety, efficiency, and productivity.

Comprehensive Expertise in Water Technology

Festo supplies products and systems from the field to the control level. All of our components are designed to work together seamlessly. We can provide suitable valve manifolds, remote I/Os (with a built-in CODESYS controller on request), positioners and sensor boxes, solenoid valves for quarter turn actuators, (closed-loop controlled) linear actuators, automated butterfly valves and ball valves, compressed air preparation, tubing, and connection technology as well as complete control cabinets.

Support in All Project Phases

To us, project management means supporting customers during every stage of the project, from engineering, the bidding process, procurement, and installation to initial operation and on-site service. You can count on worldwide availability and expert sales support – and on the fact that automation will make your water treatment processes easier and more efficient. This is possible thanks to proven and innovative technology that is both reproducible and safe – and produces consistently high water quality as a result. If you examine the total cost of ownership (TCO), you will see that this is also more cost-effective overall.

Automation Solutions for All Fields of Water Technology

Industrial Water Technology

Industrially manufactured skids are now considered state of the art for water and wastewater treatment. We offer you, as a manufacturer or operator, control and automation solutions that enable you to react quickly and flexibly to changes and simplify maintenance tasks.
We will support you from development to bringing your system into operation and are your partner for customized, fast, and flexible solutions – for both large and small systems.


Our automation solutions are already in use in these areas:

  • Fixed-bed filtration (in reservoirs/tanks)
  • Membrane filtration (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration)
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Ion exchange
  • Membrane bioreactors

Municipal Water Treatment

Operators, planners, and manufacturers of municipal water treatment systems are increasingly faced with the challenge of saving energy and cutting costs while simultaneously producing water of the highest quality. With automation solutions from Festo, you can exploit savings potential in new construction and modernization projects and benefit from innovative technology – from system engineering to ongoing operation.


Our automation solutions are already in use in these areas:

  • Inflow
  • Pumping stations (sludge/raw water)
  • Mixing and metering processes
  • Coagulation and flocculation
  • Fixed-bed filtration
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Distribution

Municipal Wastewater Treatment

In municipal wastewater treatment systems, operators, planners, and manufacturers are challenged to reduce energy consumption and cut costs on the one hand, while ensuring the highest water quality on the other. Rely on automation solutions from Festo when building new systems or modernizing existing ones, and fully exploit your savings potential through the use of innovative technology. We are your partner, from system engineering to ongoing operation.


Our automation solutions are already in use in these areas:

  • Stormwater overflow basins
  • Sediment traps
  • Sand/grease traps
  • Primary settlement tanks
  • Pumping stations (wastewater/sludge)
  • Aeration tanks
  • Secondary settlement tanks
  • Digestion towers
  • Drainage
  • Activated carbon filters
  • Microstrainers

Ahead of the Curve

Ethernet-based systems and smart devices are essential for providing data on the health of key components.

People have always yearned to predict the future. And now water industry personnel can do just that using predictive analytics to anticipate component failure before it shuts down a process. Predictive data comes from smart devices that may already be in operation at the plant or on a skid. And if not there yet, these smart devices can be quickly, easily, and cost effectively installed. Predictive analytics is not an all or nothing proposition. Water system operators can add predictive analytic capabilities at their own pace.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems monitor the status of a process and convey immediate notification when a component or process has failed. However, condition monitoring — the health of the component — is not typically the emphasis. Acquiring component health data, which is the basis of predictive analytics, is the natural next step in SCADA system effectiveness.

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Apps and software for PCs, mobile devices, and Festo products

The easy way to begin with the digitalization of water treatment plants. Our App World contains apps for the Motion Terminal VTEM and other digital products such as design tools and maintenance software.

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