2020/05/25
ID: 2994

More user-friendly than ever before

“Festo Automation Suite” software for quick commissioning

Three functions – one software: the PC-based software Festo Automation Suite combines the parameterisation, programming and maintenance of electric components from Festo in one program. It enables the entire drive package, from the mechanical system to the controller, to be commissioned in just a few intuitive steps.

The free Festo Automation Suite is the main software of the constantly expanding Festo Automation Platform, which is entering the automation market with numerous new products and solutions from the mechanical system to the cloud. With this software, the parameterisation of servo drives and integration into the control program take no time at all.

 

Complete connectivity

The Festo Automation Suite is an important part of Festo’s philosophy of complete connectivity, i.e. the ability to connect a workpiece completely to the cloud, from its mechanical connections and electrical interfaces to commissioning and controller programming. This simplifies the work of every machine builder and automation engineer when it comes to connecting the mechanical and electric technology as well as the control levels and their interfaces with the hardware and software.

 

The basic functionalities of all Festo components are already integrated in advance. To customise the software, plug-ins or add-ons can be installed directly via the program. Just enter the equipment type or part number and the software will find and install the right plug-in.

 

Device description data, manuals and application descriptions can be downloaded conveniently from the software without having to open a web browser every time. The overall control concept permits the problem-free commissioning of various devices. These devices are added to the product and connected to each other by dragging and dropping.

 

Only five steps to a ready-to-use drive system

The plug-in of the servo drive CMMT-AS makes configuration and parameterisation child's play as the integrated commissioning assistant reliably and conveniently leads to a completely functional drive system in just five steps.

 

Together with the automation system CPX-E, integration into the control system is quick and easy. Where 100 mouse clicks and keyboard operations were once required, only two now suffice. The software automatically integrates all required driver modules into the user program and calculates all important parameters in the background. Optionally, the CODESYS add-on enables the further programming of motion control and robotics functions.

 

Breakthrough in digitalisation

With the Festo Automation Suite, Festo is driving digitalisation forward and supporting its customers to enter the age of Industry 4.0. Festo as an automation expert is combining its extensive knowledge of industrial applications with the latest developments in information technology to realise online applications for industrial automation practice. Festo is also using digital communication to support its customers throughout the Digital Customer Journey. This digital journey guides customers reliably and comprehensively through the Festo portfolio, from information procurement and configuration through ordering and delivery to commissioning and maintenance or even to the technical training offering of Festo Didactic.

Festo es un actor global y una empresa familiar independiente con sede en Esslingen am Neckar (Alemania). Desde sus inicios, Festo ha marcado pautas en la tecnología de automatización industrial y en la formación técnica, contribuyendo así al desarrollo sostenible del medio ambiente, la economía y la sociedad. La empresa suministra tecnología de automatización neumática y eléctrica a 300.000 clientes de automatización de fábricas y procesos en más de 35 sectores. El sector LifeTech, con la tecnología médica y la automatización de laboratorios, es cada vez más importante. Los productos y servicios están disponibles en 176 países de todo el mundo. En todo el mundo, unos 20.000 empleados en 61 países con más de 250 sucursales generaron unas ventas de aproximadamente 2.840 millones de euros en 2020. De esta cantidad, alrededor del 8% se invierte anualmente en investigación y desarrollo. En la empresa de aprendizaje, las medidas de formación y desarrollo representan el 1,5% de la facturación. Festo Didactic SE es un proveedor líder de educación y formación técnica y ofrece a sus clientes de todo el mundo soluciones integrales de aprendizaje digital y físico en el entorno industrial.

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Automation Suite
Parameterisation, programming and maintenance in a single software package: Festo Automation Suite centralises, simplifies and accelerates many tasks and the electrical Festo automation technology.
© Festo SE & Co. KG
CMMT-AS 2
Servo drive CMMT-AS up to 2.5 kW and optional control unit CDSB.
© Festo SE & Co. KG
CPX-E 3
With the Festo Automation Suite and automation system CPX-E only two mouse clicks are required for quick integration into the control system.