Process industry automation

Extreme environmental conditions and demanding safety requirements – the process industry is facing some very special challenges. At the same time, the pressure on costs is increasing, regulations are becoming stricter and requirements are becoming more and more individual. How can you manage to increase the process reliability and standardization of your systems in the future while optimizing efficiency, flexibility and time-to-market? Take advantage of Festo's automation know-how and industry expertise.

Process automation from a single source

With Festo, you can rely on a partner who will deliver high performance and provide you with comprehensive support for your process automation: worldwide, no matter what the technology, and with scope for future expansion. From individual components and ready-to-install solutions through to holistic automation concepts: pneumatic, electric or a combination of both. Our experts are are at your side with advice through all project phases, from engineering and procurement through to installation and on-site maintenance.

Reliable under harsh conditions

Freezing cold, scorching heat, high humidity, salt water or extreme UV radiation are all part and parcel of the normal production environment in many sectors of the process industry. However, innovative automation solutions only make systems more productive if the processes are running safely and reliably in the long term. Festo's components and systems are geared up for the toughest operating conditions and have proven themselves around the world. They also meet the most stringent requirements in terms of explosion protection and functional safety (SIL) .

Contemporary digitized automation

New technologies open up huge opportunities for you to make your processes more flexible and efficient. With us as a partner, you already have access to a wide range of sophisticated digital solutions today. For example, we offer you engineering tools to configure the right process valve units with just a few clicks. Our PA Toolkit, a library for CODESYS, enables you to program the automation logic of process engineering units and modules intuitively. And with networked components, cloud services and individual dashboards, you can analyze and optimize processes in real time. This creates new potential for increasing your productivity and system availability in a targeted manner.

Conventional to Intelligent!

From a single product to the full system - MS series service units

The MS series from Festo offers a complete concept for compressed air preparation. For simple standard applications as well as application-specific solutions with the highest quality requirements.

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Smart positioner CMSH with HART communication

Economical and flexible!

The CMSH provides you with all the benefits of a highly dynamic, low-wear positioning system with high air output and a long service life. You now only need one device for the fast and precise control of actuators, whether large or small, linear or rotary, single-acting or double-acting. Together with the low internal air consumption, this reduces costs. Featuring 2-wire technology, HART communication, condition monitoring functions and a modular system with many variants, the CMSH offers excellent flexibility for a great number of applications.

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Reduce complexity: Controlling modular systems independently of the command level

The relocation of automation intelligence from the control system level to the module’s own controller does mean new challenges for machine builders. This is precisely the issue we address with the PA Toolkit, a library for CODESYS, which gives module developers a tool for intuitively generating the complete automation solution, operator display visualization and MTP description file.

This is the key to easy success in programming decentralized controllers like the CPX-CEC from Festo.

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Benefit from our cross-sector experience

Our solutions for the process industry support your manufacturing processes in a wide range of applications, for example in the production of paints in the chemical industry or also in industrial and municipal water treatment. From the production of active medical ingredients and bottling of beverages to the extraction of ore and copper, you can benefit from our automation solutions.

Application examples from our customers