Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for factory automation solutions and process control. Established in 1925, the company has been a driving force in automation and 300,000 customers worldwide in factory and process automation put their trust in Festo's pneumatic and electric solutions. 

Festo's Products & Solutions

Actuators

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  • Electric Actuators - Electric axes, electric cylinders and slides, electric rotary actuators, stopper cylinders
  • Pneumatic Actuators - Clamp cylinders, diaphragm actuators, guided cylinders, linear actuators, piston rod cylinders, quarter turn actuators, rodless cylinders, rotary actuators, stopper cylinders, tandem cylinders

Compressed Air Preparation

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  • Air Preparation Combination Units
  • Filter Regulators/Lubricators
  • Shut Off Valves and Soft-Start Dump Valves
  • Pressure Gauges

Motors & Drives

  • Servo Motors
  • Stepper Motors
  • Motors with Integrated Controller
  • Servo Drives

Grippers

  • Mechanical Grippers - Angled grippers, parallel grippers, radial grippers, swivel grippers, three-jaw grippers
  • Bellows Grippers

Cartesian Robots

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  • Gantry Systems - Single axis gantries, two axis gantries, 2D planar surface gantries, 3D gantries

Vacuum Technology

  • Vacuum Cups
  • Vacuum Generators

Pneumatic Valves & Valve Manifolds

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  • Directional Control Valves - Application-specific directional control valves, universal directional control valves
  • Flow Control Valves - Needle valves, one way valves, pneumatic timers
  • Mechanical and Hand Operated Valves
  • Piezo Valves
  • Pressure Control Valves
  • Proportional Valves - Proportional flow control valves, proportional pressure control valves
  • Stop Valves - Ball valves, non return valves, on-off valves, shuttle valves
  • Valve Manifolds - Application-specific valve manifolds, industry standard valve manifolds, universal valve manifolds

Sensors

  • Air Flow Sensors
  • Air Gap Sensors
  • Electrical Limit Switches
  • Optical Sensors
  • Position Sensors
  • Pressure and Vacuum Sensors
  • Proximity Sensors

Connectors, Fittings & Tubings

  • Electrical Connectors - Connector cables, plug connectors
  • Pneumatic Connectors - Couplings, distributors, fittings, tubing

Control Technology & Remote I/O

  • Remote I/O
  • Electronic and Pneumatic Controllers

Festo Blue Star Core Products

Festo offers quality, attractively priced products from their core product range that can reliably handle 80% of all tasks called for by pneumatic and electric automation. There are over 2,200 Blue Star Core Products, including everything from belt drives to cylinders/actuators (electric and pneumatic) to valves and valve manifolds. These products are pre-assembled and typically in stock ready to be delivered within 24 hours. 

Festo Simplified Motion Series

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The Simplified Motion Series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the advantages of electric automation. The Simplified Motion Series consists of electromechanical components with an application-optimized combination of motor and servo drive, known as an integrated drive. This means that you do not need an external servo drive, and you can commission the system quickly and easily. 

The actuators are ideal for simple movements between two mechanical end positions with speed control, gently cushioned travel into the end position, or simplified pressing and clamping functions. They are plug-and-work components, neither software or a PC is needed because all the parameters are set manually on the actuator. You can also connect the Simplified Motion Series directly to the controller using Digital I/O or IO-Link, which are both integrated as standard.

View Simplified Motion Series Datasheet

Festo Configuration Engineering Tools

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Engineering and design often take significant time and effort. Festo has developed a number of online engineering tools to help save you time and make your job easier. Both pneumatic and electric motion product configurator/sizing tools are available. Using pneumatic sizing, you can calculate an ideal pneumatic control chain. By entering three application parameters such as load, stroke, and positioning time, you will receive three suggestions: the perfectly accurate result as well as the high-performance and economical results. The electric motion sizing tool helps you find the right electric or electromechanical servo drive for your application. Calculations are also performed on the basis of just a few parameters. 

Link to Pneumatic Sizing Tool

Link to Electric Motion Sizing Tool

Additional Links

Festo Website

Festo Online Engineering Tools

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Contact Mechatronic Solutions

Mechatronic Solutions is a leading Festo distributor for Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We have a team of engineers on staff to help you size and select the correct solution for your application. If you would like more information or have any questions, please fill out our contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you.