Remote IO system taken to a whole new level
The decentralised IO system CPX-AP-I allows compact and lightweight I/O modules as well as the decentralised valve terminals from Festo to be integrated into major host systems in a flexible and scalable way. Another advantage of CPX-AP-I is its seamless connectivity from the field level right through to the cloud, providing access to features such as predictive maintenance. This makes digitalisation incredibly easy.
CPX-AP-I lets users from the general machine building, automotive or electronic sectors transmit their machines' process data in real time. Up to 500 participants can be connected to the main systems with a cable length of up to 50 m between the modules. The benefit is that existing valve terminals from Festo can be easily integrated into the new system, so that nothing changes in terms of the pneumatic control sequence. An aspect that is forward-looking but already a reality is the system's connection to the IoT gateway CPX-IOT from Festo, enabling status data to be exchanged in cloud systems.
A digitalisation all-rounder
The all-rounder amongst remote IO systems is equipped with IO-Link technology as well as IO-Link device tool, simplifies commissioning without the need for additional software tools and has a plug-in for the Festo Automation Suite and for using a web server, all tailored to each customer's needs.
This makes the system perfect for applications in which installation space, decentralisation and digitalisation are key. Based on the new AP system communication from Festo, CPX-AP-I ensures fast and seamless communication in all common host environments. This gives users a machine design that meets the requirements of the digital factory of the future.
Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. The LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation is becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,800 employees in over 250 branch offices in around 60 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €3.81 billion in 2022. Each year around 7% of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.