Textile industry

Automation for the textile industry

Are you looking for robust and cost-effective solutions to build reliable and cost-optimised textile machines? Our standard components cover the complete range of pneumatic and electric automation. You can also request specific and ready-to-install solutions to meet your customers’ needs for individuality and flexibility. In addition to this, you can reduce your process costs with our PrePack solutions or quick reaction times in aftersales.

Our solution for your textile machines:

  • Attractively priced and robust products for all areas in the textile industry:
    spinning, stretch texturing, weaving, circular knitting, flat knitting, bleaching, dyeing or coating
  • Pre-assembled units e.g. consisting of cylinders, fittings, sensors and foot mountings
  • Customised solutions from labelled tubing or PrePacks and PreAssemblies to ready-to-install assemblies and systems
  • Global sales and service organisation for expert support worldwide

Practical example: pneumatic spring as warp beam brake

Customer: Wernli AG, Switzerland

Manufacturer of high-quality bandage materials:

  • Cohesive and adhesive elastic bandages: fixation bandages, compression bandages and universal bandages
  • Inventor of bandage materials in different colours
  • Export quota of 85% to more than 30 countries
  • Production in Rothrist with approximately 60 employees


Alternative solution for tensioning warp beams in looms without using mechanical weights or springs


  • Warp beam brake in looms
  • Ensuring constant and controllable tension of the yarn
  • Simple, compact, easy-to-use solution
  • Clean solution in order to protect the high-quality fabrics
  • Automatic regulation of the thread tension in the loom


  • Tensioning the warp beams using a pneumatic spring consisting of a fluidic muscle and a pressure regulator
  • The fluidic muscle is constantly under pressure and can thus be operated in the same position for days without getting stuck.
  • Tensile force is adjusted by a pressure regulator.
  • The smooth motion of the fluidic muscle enables the force applied to the friction belt, and thus the thread tension, to be precisely adjusted.

Other relevant products for the textile industry

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Customised solutions for the textile industry

Do you want to simplify your processes, make them more reliable and also save time and money? We can help you with our individual solutions that are precisely tailored to the needs of the textile industry.


Reduce your process costs in purchasing and logistics:

Simply combine several individual components and you will receive everything in one packaging unit and with a single part number.


These further reduce the amount of assembly work required. From ready-to-install units right up to complete modules and subsystems.

Engineering tools like the Festo Design Tool (FDT) help you to plan, configure and order your products.

Find out more about our expertise in our flyer: Service and support (PDF)

For special applications: modification or new development

Products tailored specifically to your requirements are not a problem. While little adjustments are often all that is needed to adapt our standard components for use in textile machines, at other times you may need a new development designed exactly according to your needs.

Our specialists can do both as part of the creative design process with you.