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Pneumatic Actuators

 Pneumatic Actuators are intended to convert pressure energy into motion energy, a process involving the transmission and Pneumatic Actuatorsdissipation of forces.

  • Cylinders with Pistons
  • Rodless Cylinders
  • Semi-Rotary Drives
  • Tandem & Multiposition Cylinders
  • Stopper Cylinders
  • Clamping Cylinders
  • Drives with Linear Guides
  • Bellows & Diaphragm Cylinders
  • Shock Absorbers

ValvesDirectional Control Valves can be electrically and pneumatically actuated.  Their high speed valves offer extremely short switching times and high flow in a compact size with 100 % duty cycle.

  • Directional Control Valves
  • Manually/Mechanically Actuated Valves
  • Shut-off, Pressure Control and Flow Control Valves
  • Proportional Valves & Proportional Pressure Regulators
Valve Manifolds

The basic principle of Valve Terminals is by linking electromagnetic valves it is possible to create a valve manifold with a common compressed air supply.  All valve terminals and the Valve Terminalselectrical CPX terminal are modular configurable products and can be put together individually to meet the customer’s needs.

  • Standard Valve Terminals
  • Universal Valve Terminals
  • Application Optimized
  • Function Integration
  • Fieldbus/Ethernet Built-in
Electro Mechanical Components

Electro mechanical ComponentsFesto provides Positioning Systems with electromechanical actuators and harmonized motor controller packages.  They offer various linear axes for dynamic response and speed, precision and powerful movement.  Their motor and controllers go from cost-effective stepper motors to highly functional servo motors.

  • Electro Mechanical Actuators
  • Motors & Controllers

HandlingFesto provides individual modules for Handling Systems, such as linear modules, feed separators or a compact unit for a complete Pick & Place cycle.

  • Handling Units
  • Mechanical Grippers
  • Rotary Indexing Tables
  • Handling Modules
Vacuum Technology

Vacuum TechnologyFesto uses Vacuum generators that function according to the single-stage venturi principle.  Vacuum grippers from Festo are available in various materials and designs – depending on the workpiece surface – and there is a suitable suction cup holder for each suction cup.

  • Vacuum Generators
  • Vacuum Suction Grippers
  • Vacuum Suction Cups
Compressed Air Preparation

Compressed Air PreparationFesto offers service unit combinations and individual units for Preparing Compressed Air in two series: MS series and D series.  The Modular connection system doesn’t require intermediate blocks and provides optimum flow rates with minimum size. 

  • Service Unit Combinations
  • Filter/Regulator Combinations
  • Filters
  • Pressure Regulators
  • Lubricators
  • Softstart & Quick Exhaust Valves
  • Dryers
Pneumatic Connection Technology

Pneumatic Connection TechnologyFesto Pneumatic Connection Technologies supplies you with tubing and push-in fittings that suit your requirements.  A wide range of tubing and push-in fittings in many different materials guarantee durability and reliability for all applications.

  • Tubing
  • Piping
  • Fittings
  • Metal Pipe Fittings NPFB
  • Tubing/Fitting Combination PEN/QS-B

SensorsThe highest level of process reliability, optimal performance and maximum safety. Festo’s new and comprehensive Sensor Portfolio combines these key features and ensures smooth and efficient production processes.

  • Proximity Sensors
  • Inductive Sensors
  • Position Sensors
  • Pressure & Vacuum Sensors
  • Flow Sensors
  • Optical Sensors


Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  The world’s leading provider of pneumatic and electrical automation technology has the right solution for every requirement with over 28,000 catalog products, customized solutions, ready-to-install automation systems and a matching range of services from SA products to before and after-sales support. This makes Festo the partner of choice for its customers all over the world – whether in factory automation, process automation or for consulting, training and skills development.  Innovations for higher productivity, reduced costs and increased energy efficiency are the critical parameters for the success of tomorrow’s automation solutions. Thanks to Festo’s continuous ability to innovate and identify trends early on and to implement them, energy-efficient products and solutions are already available today. To achieve innovations in today’s dynamic market environment, you need to be able to recognize the needs of your customers and to develop competitive solutions to meet those needs. That is why close partnerships are central to Festo; they ultimately lead to competitive advantages for all parties involved.

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This is an engineer to engineer community for the discussion of Festo products and applications. We encourage you to share tips and solutions with fellow Festo users.

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Festo Support CommunityThe Festo Support Community provides an online space for engineers to ask questions about Festo products and their application. Questions are answered by Festo Technical Support or other users.  Community members post questions or answers and search the forum by topic. Hundreds of questions and answers are already on the site and are available 24/7.

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Positioning Drives - Selecting and sizing electrical axes, motors and gear units. Version 1.4.10 (13.10.2009) 10 MB.  System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Air dryer calculation for membrane and adsorption dryers.  This program calculates the correct sizes for Festo air dryers and indicates possible choices for individual applications.
ProPneu – Pneumatic sizing is an expert system that helps you to select and configure of the entire pneumatic control sequence. If you edit an input variable, the program automatically applies the necessary changes to all of the other components.  System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Bearing calculation DGPL/SLG/DGC pneumatic linear drives. This software tool determines the optimum drive configuration for linear drives type SLG and DGPL.  System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Gripper selection - You need to calculate the weight, direction of movement, distances, etc. The software tool informs you immediately which parallel, radial, angle or 3-point grippers you need to use and in which size.  System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Shock absorber selection - The software tool is always able to recommend the right shock absorber for the job.  Whether diagonal or vertical, curved or straight, lever or disc, all types of cushioned movements are taken into account. System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Calculation of mass moment of inertia -  This tool calculates all mass moments of inertia for you., Whether discs, cuboids, push-on flanges, grippers, etc.  System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Soft Stop - The Smart Soft Stop selection program performs all of the relevant calculations.  Travel times are reduced by as much as 30% for pneumatic drives and vibration is also greatly reduced.  System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Vacuum selection - Which suction cup on which surface for which movement?   System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Tube selection(Version 1.23) - Simply enter parameters such as working pressure, chemicals and resistance to cleaning agents, and the program will instantly calculate the tubing best suited to your application.  System requirements: Windows 96, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP 

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