Pretzel twisting machine for automating the bakery industry

Efficient automation of the bakery industry

We offer you efficient and easy-to-clean automation solutions for the production of baked goods and confectionary. From stocking raw materials to dough production, baking and packaging, Festo provides components, ready-to-install system solutions and suitable services for your production process.

We have the right solution on hand for these requirements:

  • Time-saving cleaning with components in clean design
  • Functionality of components at high and low temperatures
  • Actuators for precise cutting with reproducible results
  • Solutions for reliable packaging with high flexibility

We are your automation specialists throughout the entire production process

Baked goods production line

Find out here about how we can support you – in every single step of the process

1. Raw materials processing

Raw materials processing in the baked goods production process

When handling raw food ingredients, it is crucial to select the proper process valves. Process automation from Festo offers a complete range of process valves and innovative products such as the pinch valve VZQA. For this there are variants available for use in food areas (FDA, EG VO 1935/2004).

2. Food and compressed air quality

Control cabinet for clean compressed air preparation

Great care has to be taken whenever compressed air comes into contact with food. Because compressed air is not clean by nature. Application-specific compressed air preparation ensures the highest possible level of safety for food, consumers and producers.

White paper on compressed air quality (PDF)

3. Loading and unloading stations (handling of baking trays)

Loading and unloading baking trays

Electric automation from Festo offers you a steadily growing portfolio of pneumatic alternatives for feeding, stacking and unstacking your baking trays. This increases the service life of your baking trays, thereby reducing replacement costs – all without compressed air preparation.

4. Food safety made easy

Clean design valve manifold MPA-C

Food production is a matter of trust, and food safety is essential to a brand. Whatever ends up on the table must be produced hygienically. That requires a smart system design and the use of food-safe components that support production – simple, efficient and reliable. Festo offers the right automation solutions as well as industry expertise for the production of safe food.

More about food safety

5. Packaging

Packaging bread rolls

Safe and efficient packaging is a must. To this end, we offer you our electrical and pneumatic technology portfolio: Customized for a perfect fit, enabling you to implement the best solution for your application.

Learn more about automation for industrial packaging

Suitable products for the bakery industry

Air preparation combination units

Air preparation combination units

For the highest requirements for compressed air quality.

Optionally with energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M for fully automatic monitoring and control of the compressed air supply.

Valve manifold

Valve manifold MPA-C

Easy to clean and corrosion-resistant. And IP69K – allowing you to use the MPA-C in even the most challenging environments. FDA-compliant materials and NSF-H1 grease included.

Automation system

Automation system CPX-AP-I

With the new I/O system CPX-AP-I in IP65/IP67, powerful I/O modules and existing valve manifold connections can be integrated into the most important host systems – including IO-Link master.

Electric cylinder

Electric cylinder ESBF

Up to 17 kN dynamic forward force: the extremely powerful electric cylinder ESBF shines wherever heavy-duty, reliable positioning is required together with precision and dynamic response.

Round cylinders

Round cylinders CRDSNU

With NSF-H1 grease and a clean design. Very reliable and durable due to dry-running seal. And always correctly adjusted thanks to the self-adjusting end position cushioning system PPS – without the dirt-prone adjusting screw.

Pinch valve

Pinch valve VZQA

Normally closed or normally open? The choice is yours. With the VZQA pinch valve, you can control media flows like granulate, fluids containing solids and highly viscous or abrasive media even better. The compact pneumatic valve is quick-to-install, simple-to-clean and can be configured as modules.

Adaptive gripper finger

Adaptive gripper finger DHAS

Gentle gripping, low-vibration transport, depositing without impact – the versatile, adaptive gripper finger DHAS will also impress you with its great feel for all sensitive surfaces and delicate materials.

Handling Guide Online - designing handling systems

Configure the right handling system quickly and easily with the Handling Guide Online, from a single-axis solution to a 3-dimensional gantry. All you have to do is enter the axis definition, payload, etc. and in just 20 minutes you have a perfect, ready-to-order system. We supply it together with CAD data and commissioning files, ready to install or partially assembled.

Start the Handling Guide Online

System availability doesn't happen by chance

High system availability can be planned. The key levers for overall equipment effectiveness are availability, performance, and quality. These examples show how you can reduce downtimes and increase cycle rates while maintaining top quality.

Equipment effectiveness (PDF)