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Live Webinars

Staying closer from a distance

As a market-leading automation company, we relentlessly pursue innovative and digital solutions that will help us support our customers and make their lives easier. In addition to our various channels of communication, Festo will be hosting Live Webinars. These informative webinars will be facilitated by Festo experts that have honed experience in various industries. Our customers can now receive training, learn and gain knowledge from anywhere in the world; all they need is a smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet. Register for our webinars and stay connected with Festo!

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Industrial Automation

New Product Training 2021

Join our industry professionals to get insight into our latest products.
Date: 9th and 11th March 2021

Motion Terminal VTEM

The overall Motion Terminal VTEM advantages for both the machine builder and the operator as a result of the valve’s variability are immense. Join our industry experts and discover these product benefits and see how your machines can benefit from this leading Industry 4.0 product. Our experts explore some of the complex challenges that the VTEM has solved.
Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Quick Search Plus for Official Partners

Do you find navigating through all the Festo product codes and descriptions confusing and disorientating? Do you want to work more efficiently with integrating BOM’s and valve terminals in the Festo world? Do you want an easy way to find spare parts for Festo products and links to the documentation?
We have the right tool for you! Guess what, it is absolutely free and very easy to use.

What to expect in this webinar:
Where do I find QS+
Overview of the tool
How do I do the following:
1. Importing and exporting data to QS+
2. BOM handling.
3. Exporting to OLS
4. Valve terminals
5. Spare parts
Date: 9 & 15 September 2020

Schematic Solutions for EPLAN Projects

Finding the correct Eplan Macros for a complex product like a valve terminal can be a hard and time-consuming task. Thanks to Festo Schematic Solutions for Eplan Projects, a task that used to take hours and was prone to errors now takes just a few minutes, without any errors and according to standard. Join Thomas Hohls, our App World expert and international co-host Markus Klement, Product Manager from Festo Germany for a Live Webinar as they demonstrate how to create a complete Eplan project depending on the individual configuration of Festo products. Let us help you save time and gain certainty!
Date: 06 August 2020

Basic pneumatics for process automation

Festo Didactic has developed a dedicated training course for the pneumatic actuation and control of process automation equipment. In this training, our experts will take you through the basic principles of pneumatics and the typical components found in pneumatic control circuits. The first session of the training will focus on:
• Pneumatic technology: principles and concepts
• Pneumatic actuators
• Solenoid Pilot Valves
Date: 23 July 2020


Become an industry expert with the Festo FluidDraw software. The FluidDraw software allows engineers to create pneumatic and electric circuit diagrams faster, reliably and efficiently. The software also makes it easier to plan complete systems and integrate individual components. To help you excel in this field, our App World expert Thomas Hohls and international co-host Markus Klement, Product Manager from Festo Germany will host a FluidDraw Live Webinar. Our hosts will show you how to draw pneumatic and electric circuits efficiently. This webinar will also explore the two software licence models; an annual subscription FluidDraw 365 that is valid for 12 months and Perpetual license FluidDraw P6 that is valid for the lifetime of version 6.
Date: 09 July 2020

How to size actuators for butterfly and ball valves

Specifying and accurately sizing process valves and their respective actuators is a common frustration for most suppliers, end-users and OEMs. This frustration often results in the under-sizing, over-sizing and premature failure of process valves as well as actuators. This training intends to provide you with practical tools to ensure that you obtain all the information required to make an informed selection. Additionally, we will show you how to size a butterfly and ball valve from first principles as well as introduce you to free sizing software that can potentially save you hours of configuring your application.
Date: 25 June 2020


Festo will be hosting a free Live Webinar to demonstrate how the Smartenance app can be used to schedule maintenance and eliminate the need for coordination with just a few clicks in your industrial plant. We will show you the differences between the basic and advanced packages. This webinar will be hosted by our resident Smartenance specialist, Patrick Prent. All interested attendees are advised to download the trial Smartenance app before joining the Webinar.
Date: 11 June 2020

Introduction to the most commonly used process valves

Competition in the process automation industry is becoming fiercer, and businesses have to constantly adapt their machines to remain competitive. Updating old process valves in plants with advanced valves is vital in this industry. Festo will be hosting a one-hour webinar that focuses on common process valves for linear and rotary actuation to help you make an informed decision before selecting the ideal valves for your machines. Our industry experts will introduce you to Festo valves that are customised to provide your machines with better control, longer service life and reduced costs in this webinar. If you require to broaden your general understanding of ball, butterfly, plug, gate, penstock, knife, diaphragm, seat and globe, this webinar is ideal for you.
Course date: 21 May 2020

Simplified Motion Series combines pneumatic simplicity with electrical benefits

This webinar session focused on applications where the new Simplified Motion Series, our latest addition to the electrical automation portfolio. We discussed the benefits of using electrical motion technology with the simplicity of pneumatics. We took a quick look into setting up the drives and got a glimpse of how fast and effortless the setup is compared to a standard pneumatic system.
Course date: 23 April 2020

Didactic Training and Consulting - Free Technology Webinars:

Basic Pneumatics

This webinar will cover the basics of pneumatic industrial automation principles and terminology in the workplace - providing an excellent foundation for further pneumatics training.

Basic Hydraulics

This free Webinar will cover the basic principles and concepts of Basic Hydraulic technology and terminology in the workplace.
Date: 09 June 2020


This free Webinar will cover the basic principles and concepts of Electro-Pneumatic technology and terminology in the workplace.
Date: 10 June 2020


This free Webinar will illustrate the power and convenience of using FluidSIM design and simulation software. This course is especially recommended if any of the other 4-day technology webinars will be attended (Pneumatics, Electro-pneumatics, Hydraulics).
Date: 12 June 2020

Intro to PLC (CoDeSys)

To master the fast-changing requirements of embedded and PC-controlled industrial applications, it is important to learn and apply different programming languages from various software. This training provides an in-depth explanation of CoDeSys, a new software and gives you confidence in using it.

How to integrate Festo equipment with Siemens PLCs

This training will demonstrate the basic principles and directions of setting up communication, function blocks and connections of Festo equipment to Siemens PLCs.

Didactic Learning Systems

LIVSIM EMS: Hands-on Hardware Simulation of Electro-Mechanical Systems

LVSIM-EMS is a web-browser based application, that allows you to work with virtual electrical equipment e.g. AC/DC Motors, and instruments e.g. Power Meters, as if you were in the lab. The simulation software can either be installed locally on a Windows® personal computer (local version), on a Windows server (network version) or accessed directly online through the website. This software covers the same courses such as Computer-Assisted 0.2 kW Electromechanical Training System, Model 8006-1, Electromechanical Training System, Model 8010-9, Power Transmission Training System, Model 8010-B, etc.

CIROS training sessions – Virtual Reality training sessions

Ciros is the virtual learning environment for mechatronics with a focus on PLC controlled systems. It offers an ideal working environment for PLC programming based on Siemens S7 and other manufacturers' control systems. A virtual learning environment for the mechatronics training system MPS® is also included. Festo is offering three CIROS training sessions to help you broaden your knowledge in this field.

CIROS – TIA Portal

This training session will cover programming virtual production system controlled by Siemens 1500-PLCSIM over
TIA Portal Professional V14.

CIROS – Codesys V3.5

This training session will cover programming virtual production system controlled by Festo PLC over Codesys V3.5 SP15.

CIROS – Fluidsim 5

This training session will cover programming virtual production system controlled by Fluidsim 5 Virtual PLC.