Make decisions based on facts. The Festo Automation Experience is an easy-to-use solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help you extract maximum value from the data produced by your assets. Increase productivity, reduce energy costs, prevent quality losses, optimize your factory floor, and create new business models – simply by analyzing your data with Festo AX. Predictive maintenance, predictive energy, and predictive quality – together we can implement a solution tailored to your needs. Get in touch with us!
What Festo AX Offers
As an expert in electrical and pneumatic automation, we offer much more than just your run-of-the-mill IoT solution; we combine our broad industry knowledge with our experience in data science and software development. Start with condition monitoring and preventive maintenance of components, machines, and systems. Data collected from the factory floor can be used to make uptime-based maintenance suggestions, thereby making maintenance more efficient. With just a few clicks, you can easily extend the capabilities of Festo AX and add artificial intelligence.
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Festo AX for end customers
Avoiding production downtime is a major challenge for many manufacturers. Festo AX helps you master this challenge.
How? The data generated by your assets is sent directly to Festo AX and immediately processed by algorithms that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning (known as real-time analytics). You are alerted as soon as the data deviates from the “healthy state” of the asset (known as anomaly detection). The notification tells you which sensors are affected and even recommends a course of action. Festo AX still needs your knowledge, too, of course – to classify the anomaly so that the software knows how to respond the next time the same anomaly occurs, which improves the algorithms and also avoids unwanted notifications (a process known as “human in the loop”).
The result: Anomalies are detected extremely early on, preventing unexpected downtime and ensuring that spare parts are available and maintenance can be carried out without negatively impacting your production.
Festo AX supports you in all tasks related to the efficient use of energy. For example, reducing energy costs such as network charges by avoiding costly peak loads is a complex and challenging task.
How? Festo AX adaptively learns the load profiles of electrical consumers and generators that can be switched on in production and calculates mean power values. The software generates a warning message that indicates at a very early stage when a defined and cost-relevant load limit will be exceeded. Such as during power consumption, for example.
The result: Proactive measures to switch off relevant consumers, to connect in-house generators – such as CHPs – or even to reorganize production can be taken even before the load limit has been exceeded. This allows you to avoid peak loads, reduce network charges, and thus lower production costs.
Manufacturing processes are set up to produce the best results, yet rejects occur time and again. Festo AX helps you avoid quality losses and thereby reduce the number of rejects.
How is this possible? Festo AX learns the complex relationships between process parameters and exogenous influencing factors – such as ambient temperatures – and proactively warns the process expert of impending quality losses by analyzing 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 once again achieve the specified product quality. This approach ensures that quality remains consistent and eliminates rejects altogether.
Festo AX for OEMs
Implementing artificial intelligence on your own factory floor isn’t the only way you can benefit from the data your assets generate. Connect Festo AX to your systems to expand your offering with new AI products. Empower your customers to leverage the potential of the data you collect or offer them AI-based products as an “all-inclusive package”.