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Selection tool saves money and reduces CO₂ emissions

Software helps with the choice between electric or pneumatic

Choosing the right drive technology in automation saves money and, at the same time, also protects the climate. So how do users find the right technology that enables them to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the long term? The new CO₂ & TCO Guide from Festo supports machine and system manufacturers to make the choice.

The online tool from Festo for comparing electric and pneumatic automation technology helps users to find the right drive technology and simultaneously reduce CO₂ emissions and the total cost of ownership (TCO). When the right drive technology is chosen, machines and systems consume less energy during operation and permanently reduce their CO₂ footprint.


Pneumatic and electric

The CO₂ & TCO Guide shows how much energy the various automation products use when in operation and how this influences the TCO. Users simply enter the application’s parameters and, in next to no time, the software creates and visualises energy-efficient and sustainable suggestions for the motion task from Festo’s portfolio of automation products. As part of this process, it also compares the pneumatic and electric applications.


The information shown includes the annual CO₂ emissions as well as the procurement and TCO costs for each solution. Based on this information, machine and system manufacturers can decide for themselves which parameters are the most important for them and which drive technology to choose.

费斯托 (Festo)是一家全球性的独立的家族企业,总部位于德国埃斯林根。自成立以来,Festo在工业自动化技术和技术教育方面制定标准,从而为环境、经济和社会的可持续发展做出贡献。公司为超过35个行业的30万家工厂和过程自动化客户提供气动和电驱动自动化技术解决方案,其中生命科学和实验室自动化业务受到越来越多的关注。Festo产品和服务遍布176个国家。2022年,费斯托在全球61个国家的250多个分支机构拥有约20800名员工,实现销售额38.1亿欧元。每年约7%的销售额用于研发。在这家学习型企业,1.5%的销售额用于基础和进一步培训。Festo 教学培训 (Didactic SE) 是全球领先的技术教育和培训供应商,为全球客户提供工业环境中全面的数字化和常规学习解决方案。

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CO₂ & TCO Guide
Clarity at last: the CO₂ & TCO Guide from Festo helps users to pick the right drive technology and in the process save money and energy and reduce CO₂ emissions.