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 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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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.