Up-to-date automation makes your plants more flexible and saves time during batch changes. In addition, intelligently automated plants ensure efficient production processes and reproducible product quality. From storage and transportation of raw materials, chemical and biotechnological API production, manufacture of modern mRNA vaccines, formulation to filling, packaging and palletizing. Festo is your partner throughout the entire production process.
For decades, we have been working closely with machine, plant and system engineering and construction companies for the biotech, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Our experience in automation as well as high-quality and proven components ensure high plant and system availability.
We support you with flexible automation concepts tailored to your needs along the entire value chain: This ranges from planning and procurement through to installation, commissioning and on-site service. We offer products, assemblies and ready-to-install solutions, engineering tools and services as well as practical support from a single source: simple, perfectly coordinated and available worldwide.
In the area of motion and handling, we offer both pneumatic and electric automation solutions from a single source. That is why we provide cross-technology advice, focusing solely on your application.
Shorten time to market with fast, accurate, and repeatable results. From identifying and checking the sample carriers to opening and closing sample vials and dispensing liquids – with Festo you can implement customized applications for sample preparation and analysis.
In the pharmaceutical industry, cleanliness is the top priority: After each use, the production equipment must be thoroughly cleaned. And of course this makes the system prone to wear. Or, like our customer ROTAN GmbH, you can opt for corrosion-resistant stainless steel components from Festo. They are more resistant.
For the new plant, B.Braun wanted to achieve increased productivity, improved process stability and, at the same time, reduced operating costs. In cooperation with Festo, this was implemented through consistent, decentralized standardization of pneumatic automation technology.
Pneumatic control cabinets, valve terminals, compressed air distribution stations or ready-to-install mounting plates are used in all areas of production. We accompany you worldwide from the design to the delivery of ready-to-connect solutions even in potentially explosive areas. We also manage large-scale projects with several 10,000 IO points and thousands of process valves – as in the large-scale plasma fractionation plant at Biotest AG.
Configure ball valves and butterfly valves easily and automate them in a standardized way. With global and local solutions, we respond flexibly to your needs. Whether we buy the fittings for you locally or configure them from our catalog is irrelevant to us. You decide, we deliver. Simple, standardized and everything from a single source. Read more about how the close cooperation with Boehringer Ingelheim has led to an exceptional solution in process automation.
The world of bulk material handling seems straightforward at first glance: moving, filling, delivering. However, the art of dealing with a variety of different materials is in the details, such as the docking and undocking of containers at weighing stations. In the process, cross-contamination can occur and dust can be released. The AZO CleanDock prevents this problem. Its latest generation can do even more: it “thinks” for itself. Directly attached to the dock in a decentralized arrangement, the integrated controller CEC of the modular electrical terminal CPX from Festo ensures additional process reliability and shortened commissioning times.
Festo's YJKP servo press kit performs three joining and pressing steps: from inserting the cartridge, needle and spring to inserting the glass and plastic covers. The precisely adjustable pressing and joining forces ensure consistent quality and low reject rates. The automated systems ensure that the insulin pens from the plant operated by Syntegon Technology Sandved are always in order and can deliver the exact amount of insulin to the patient.
Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics are now often packaged in small and inexpensive sachets. Flexibility is a prerequisite for realizing different products and packaging sizes on one machine. The world's first freely scalable sachet machine from Bosch Packaging Systems uses the digital pneumatics of the Festo Motion Terminal for this purpose.
No matter what you want to move, transport or pack: multi-axis handling systems from Festo move your workpieces and products in all three dimensions. Pneumatic, electric or in combination – perfectly matched.
Before the packaged goods are sent to the warehouse, they are automatically stacked on pallets. But there is not enough room for classic robots everywhere. Festo palletizing systems can be installed in a space-saving manner, directly in extension or next to a packaging machine.