PARTNER SPOTLIGHT- FESTO

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

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.