2020/05/15
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Digitalisation is changing automation in the process industry

Festo paves the way for the digital transformation in the process industry

Digitalisation is affecting the entire automation pyramid, including in the area of process automation. Festo will present its complete range of products and solutions for process industry customers at two stands at Achema in Frankfurt from 11th to 15th June 2018.

Pneumatics goes digital

For the first time ever, valves on an automation platform will be controlled using software apps. So with just one piece of hardware you can implement a huge variety of functions for which you currently require more than 50 components. At Achema, Festo will exhibit the Festo Motion Terminal VTEM for the first time in combination with applications specifically for the process industry. Thanks to software that is embedded directly at field level, energy efficiency is improved and self-adaptation to process deviations is easy to achieve using software commands. There’s no need for maintenance staff to physically intervene. “By showing actual examples, we want to discuss the potential benefits for plant operators, OEMs and manufacturers with interested visitors at Achema", explains Dr. Eckhard Roos, Head of Global KAM and ISM Process Industries. Join in the discussion at Stand E27 in Hall 11 and at Stand C72 in Hall 8.

 

At Stand C72 in Hall 8 visitors will see clever solutions for all aspects of automation with process valves. The company will showcase various product highlights such as the quarter turn actuator DFPD, the angle seat valve VZXA, the energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M and the pinch valve VZQA.

At Stand E27 in Hall 11 the focus will be on trend-setting control and automation concepts. Festo will demonstrate how intelligent components and systems communicate with each other, and how cloud applications can make these components and systems, as well as the production process, more transparent. Integrated, optimised control cabinet solutions with the modular control system CPX-E and the universal valve terminal VTUG are a further highlight.

 

Complete solutions made even easier

New online configuration tools simplify planning and design engineering. With just a few clicks, users can configure complete process valve units and control cabinets themselves to suit their own applications. This saves time and money in engineering and purchasing. Visitors will see just how easy it is at Stand C72 in Hall 8.

 

Safety first

From control components at management level to process valves at field level, SIL and explosion protection products and solutions make process industry applications safe. You’ll find them at Stand C72 in Hall 8.

 

Automation for modular production systems

Volatile markets and market requirements that are changing ever faster need flexible and modular production systems. You’ll find out how these modular systems can be automated and discover how automation will evolve in the years to come at Stand E27 in Hall 11.

 

More productivity for machine builders and end users

The Festo cloud, combined with dashboards that visualise the information gathered, significantly increases the transparency of systems and processes. Find out more about this topic, as well as how you can be kept up to date – anywhere and anytime – about the actual status of your components at Stand E27 in Hall 11.

 

Festo works on important standardisation

Festo will be a co-exhibitor for the automation of modular systems at a joint stand together with Germany’s most important industry associations, i.e. NAMUR, ProcessNet, VDMA and ZVEI. Come and find out more at Stand D41 in Hall 9.2.

 

Bionic Learning Network

In addition, Festo will present a Bionic Learning Network project to the public for the first time. Festo is working closely together with renowned universities, institutes and R&D companies to transfer principles from nature to the technical world of automation. The BionicFinWave will make its rounds at Stand E27 in Hall 11.

 

Contactless measuring and weighing

With the SupraSensor, various physical quantities such as weight, density, viscosity and temperature can be recorded using a force-based measuring system. See for yourself how the SupraSensor works at Stand E27 in Hall 11.

Festo è sia un attore globale che un'azienda indipendente a conduzione familiare con sede a Esslingen am Neckar in Germania. Fin dagli inizi Festo ha stabilito degli standard nella tecnologia dell'automazione industriale e nella formazione tecnica, contribuendo così allo sviluppo sostenibile dell'ambiente, dell'economia e della società. L'azienda fornisce tecnologia di automazione pneumatica ed elettrica a 300.000 clienti dell'automazione di fabbrica e di processo in oltre 35 industrie. Il settore LifeTech con la tecnologia medica e l'automazione di laboratorio sta diventando sempre più importante. I prodotti e i servizi sono disponibili in 176 paesi del mondo. In tutto il mondo, circa 20.000 dipendenti in 61 paesi con oltre 250 filiali hanno generato un fatturato di circa 2,84 miliardi di euro nel 2020. Di questo, circa l'8% viene investito annualmente in ricerca e sviluppo. Nell'azienda che apprende, le misure di formazione e sviluppo rappresentano l'1,5% del fatturato. Festo Didactic SE è un fornitore leader di istruzione e formazione tecnica e offre ai suoi clienti in tutto il mondo soluzioni complete di apprendimento digitale e fisico nell'ambiente industriale.

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Dr. Eckhard Roos
Dr Eckhard Roos, Head of Industry Segment and Key Account Management Process Industries at Festo SE & Co. KG.
Festo 数字控制终端VTEM,引领气动技术的数字化时代。
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Festo Motion Terminal VTEM 1
Revolution in automation with the Festo Motion Terminal: by activating new functions via apps, machine developers can create a basic machine type and then equip it with different features in accordance with customer requirements.
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Configurator for process valve units 1
Get the right solution quickly and easily with the configurator for process valve units.

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