Festo at the heart of absolute automation thanks to its intuitive industry solutions Festo is renowned as one of the leading pneumatic automation suppliers. Over the years, they have also set the pace in both Process and Electric Automation. This is backed by their proven record of reliability and product performance in these industries. Their ability to provide complete solutions has placed Festo at the heart of absolute automation as very few companies can provide solutions for all three technologies without requiring third-party components. ‘The Heart of absolute automation’ is also the theme for their new 2021 campaign! Tying into this theme, their Process Automation solutions are regarded as the veins that help keep the heart beating. In anatomy, the veins are the channels that provide blood to the heart. This is the same in Festo real-life applications. With their process valves and configurator tools, they give their customer’s production a seamless and unstoppable media flow. Continuing with this analogy, the global company‘s Electric Automation solutions are the conduction system that provides seamless connectivity from the brain to the heart. In industry, their seamless connectivity solutions aim to reduce the complexity of automation tasks from the workpiece to the cloud, making different interfaces simple and easy to handle. Russell Schwulst, the Head of Process Automation and Marcus Gericke, Head of Electric Automation, delve more into the unique Festo offerings in these industries.
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Process Automation technology for basic and sophisticated tasks Festo offers a complete range of Process Automation products extending from a mechanical process valve to pneumatic, electric, and hybrid solutions. Their diverse product range and services include Linear Actuator DFPI, Quarter-turn Actuator DFPD, Angle Seat Valve VZXA, KVZA butterfly assembly just to name a few! “With our diverse product range and our modular automation concept, Festo provides solutions for basic and sophisticated tasks. We can integrate our products as a complete solution and seamlessly tie them into your existing process, “ said the Head of Process Automation at Festo South Africa, Russell Schwulst. He also added that their Customised Solutions department can assemble, test and commission butterfly valve assemblies locally to save their customers time. They can also manufacture state-of-the-art panels that comprise PLCs, HMIs, drives and all peripherals in-house. Their team of local Process Automation experts combined with their engineering tools, years of expertise and international support allows them to provide their customers with the highest level of efficiency. They help designers specify the best solution for applications. Their