Festo past webinars

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We have made the recordings from our previous webinars available for free. These webinars will equip you with valuable industrial skills and expand your knowledge. You can now view our webinars at your preferred time from the comfort of your home or office.

2021 Industrial Automation Webinars

Electric and Process Automation Product Overview

Join our hosts Marcus Gericke, Head of Electric Automation and Russell Schwulst, Head of Process Automation, as they provide you with detailed information about our heart of absolute Automation campaign products. The Electric Automation products include the Servo Drive CMMT-AS, Servo Motor EMMT-AS, Servo Drive CMMT-ST, Decentralised Remote I/O System CPX-AP-I and more. These products are accompanied by Process Automation products, namely Linear Actuator DFPC, Quarter-turn Actuator DFPD, Angle Seat Valve VZXA, Stainless Steel Filter Regulator PCRP, Pneumatic Positioner CMSH and more.


New Product Training 2021

Join our industry professionals to get insight into our latest products.

Date: 9th and 11th March 2021


Life Science Webinar

Gas handling: how to regulate flow rate and pressure more efficiently with piezo technology

For the first time, piezo technology is making gas handling in medical technology and laboratory automation truly efficient. What is the difference between piezo components and proportional solenoid valves? How can specialists in medical technology and laboratory automation integrate piezo components into their systems and devices? Festo will provide clear answers to these questions and more at the free Life Science Webinar. Furthermore, engineers, designers in medical technology, laboratory automation and other industry professionals will get a quick overview of the advantages of piezo technology.
Date: Wednesday, 06 October 2021
Time: 15:30 to 16:30 CET

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2021 Didactic Training & Consulting and Learning System Webinars

TaC - Basic Hydraulics

This webinar covers the basic principles and concepts of Basic Hydraulic technology and terminology in the workplace.

Date: 15 July 2021


TaC - Introduction to PLC (CoDeSys)

Not every industrial application demands a complex PLC. A few inputs and outputs are often sufficient to automate a simple application quickly and reliably. A small and simple PLC that has an equally uncomplicated programming language can quickly be learned. This unique interactive webinar will explain the basic principles and components of a PLC and will teach participants basic programming to create accurate and clear programs.

Date: 22 July 2021


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2020 Industrial Automation Webinars

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

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2020 Didactic Training & Consulting and Learning Systems

TaC - 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.

TaC - 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

TaC - Electro-Pneumatics

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

TaC - FluidSIM

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

TaC - 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.

TaC - 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.

Learning System - CIROS – Codesys V3.5

Learning Systems - CIROS – Fluidsim 5