Control technology and software

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Pneumatic and electropneumatic controllers

Pneumatic and electropneumatic controllers

Pneumatic/mechanical sequencer and command module

Steppers

Control block for two-hand start

Local controllers.

Electronic controllers

Electronic controllers

Compact controllers with serial and Ethernet interfaces.

Electrical peripherals

Electrical peripherals

Electric components for valve terminals

AS-Interface components

Operator units

Operator units

Display and operating units for controllers and electrical terminals.

Software

Software

Software and user documentation.

Accessories

Accessories

Electric and mechanical accessories and assembly components

Documentation

Documentation

Operating instructions/manuals

Training systems

Training systems

EduTrainer Universal

Selection guide

Selection Guide

Control technology and software

Pneumatic and electropneumatic controllersLogical sequences of pneumatic functions can be implemented with pneumatic and electropneumatic control units. Bistable valves are used as command memory modules for the pulse stages.
Electronic controllersThe electronic controllers from Festo are modern, compact and versatile PLCs that enable programming with CODESYS according to IEC 61131-3. Different control systems are used in automation technology, depending on the application and the industry. Festo supplies both compact and modular electronic control systems. The compact controllers have all interfaces and functions (e. g digital, analogue signals) in one housing and are designed for small to medium control tasks. The modular controllers can be expanded very flexibly and are therefore designed for the medium and upper power range.
Electrical peripheralsThe product portfolio of the electrical peripherals includes modular and compact I/O systems with IP65/IP67 and IP20 degree of protection. They can be connected to higher-level controllers via fieldbus or industrial Ethernet interfaces. Digital and analogue signals are supported. In addition, you can choose from a variety of technology modules that, for example, enable an IO-Link® master or PROFIsafe to be integrated in the system. The smooth combination of the electrical peripherals with the portfolio of valve terminals rounds off the system.
Control panelThe human-machine interface (HMI), which is part of the control technology, enables the operator to operate the machine, monitor the system status and intervene in the process. The information is provided visually on the operating panel.
Software automationFesto provides the appropriate software tools required for configuration and programming. These software environments are used both for designing pneumatic systems and for sizing complete kinematic axis systems. Other tools are also available for parameterising and configuring valve terminals and electric servo drives.Appropriate device description files are available for connecting Festo components to higher-level controllers, thus enabling integration into the host systems.Festo offers a programming system to IEC 61131-3 (CODESYS) for programming controllers.