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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.

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. Digitalization, AI and the LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation are 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.

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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.