Company : Festo AG & Co. KG

Category : Valves Actuators and Positioners

Key Products : Pneumatic Pinch Valve, Angle Seat Valve Manufacturers, Linear Actuator Controllers

The Festo Group

A responsible family-owned company and a global player in digitalization

Festo, the world’s leading supplier of automation technology and technical education, is deploying its products and services to meet the challenge of smart production for the future in the course of digitalisation. Established in 1925, the independent family-owned company based in Esslingen a.N., Germany, has been a driving force in automation for over 60 years and with its unique range of offers has become the world market leader in technical education. 300,000 customers worldwide in factory and process automation put their trust in the company’s pneumatic and electric drive solutions. In addition, Festo Didactic provides state-of-the-art training solutions for industrial companies and educational institutions throughout the world. The Festo Group registered sales of €2.74 billion in the 2016 financial year and is represented worldwide at 250 locations throughout the world with a total of 18,800 employees. 8% of its annual turnover are invested in research and development.

As a family-owned company, Festo thinks and acts responsibly and with a long-term perspective. Festo stands for clear values, utmost quality and customer-oriented innovation. It has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development in the economy and society.

Festo is advancing digitalisation in all its corporate divisions. Many aspects of Industry 4.0 are already reality today in the Festo Group. Festo is leading its customers and employees into the digital future. To this end, the company is developing new future-oriented concepts founded on the triad of innovative and energy-efficient technologies, intuitive human-machine collaboration, and education and further training.

Productivity – Festo’s core competency

Innovation for the best possible productivity, a global presence and close, long-term partnerships with its customers are the hallmarks of Festo. In the 1950s, Festo became the first company in Europe to use compressed air as a drive medium in automation. The company now offers over 30,000 products and system solutions for pneumatic and electrical automation technology which, thanks to a large variety of modular systems, can be tailored to specific customer applications in many different factory and process automation industry segments.

These include pneumatic and electric drives, valves, servo controllers, motion control, valve terminals, installation-saving connection technology, handling and assembly technology, air preparation equipment, fittings, vacuum technology, position and quality inspection, sensors and control technology.

The core product range comprises components from every phase of the pneumatic and electrical control chain, with which around 80% of all applications can be accomplished effortlessly and quickly. Festo also offers a wide range of modular systems solutions and standard handling systems.

Important industry segments are the automotive sector, the food and packing industries, electronics and assembly, biotech, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, medical engineering and laboratory automation, the chemical industry and water treatment.

Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 – smart products for the future

It is only through self-organising components that production plants really become flexible and are therefore able to meet constantly changing requirements. Products from Festo are becoming increasingly intelligent and incorporate more and more software-based applications as well as the ability to integrate embedded functions. Smart products optimise themselves, adapt to external influences, identify themselves and have a digital map in the form of a product key. Integrated sensor technology ensures that processes are transparent and self-diagnosing, thus enabling preventive maintenance.

Universal standards and interfaces such as the OPC UA common interface fulfil the requirements for smart products suitable for plug&produce applications and Industry 4.0.

The energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M is a world first that provides optimal compressed air preparation and energy monitoring.

In 2017, Festo is introducing a genuine Industry 4.0 component on the market for the first time: the breakthrough innovation Festo Motion Terminal VTEM. This is the world’s first pneumatic automation platform to be controlled by apps and demonstrates how digitalisation is making its way into pneumatics.

Festo offers comprehensive digitalisation of the customer interface. The “digital customer journey” shows in digital form all of the contact points – from the engineering process with CAD tools, via product selection, configuration, virtual commissioning, up to monitoring over the entire product life cycle.

Festo process automation

Based on its extensive expertise and its broad ranging product portfolio for factory automation, Festo has also started developing components and solutions for the special requirements of the process industries. By establishing an in-house business division for process automation, Festo is reinforcing its ambitions in this field and investing in the development of innovative products and system solutions.

The available products cover all the individual levels of the automation pyramid, from the operating level to the field level; Festo solutions are used in all process industry applications. Customers get all their components from a single source anywhere in the world: control technology and remote I/Os, valve terminals, pilot valves, sensors and positioners, actuators, process and media valves, compressed air preparation and air supply components. The range of solutions offered by Festo covers everything from individual components right up to ready-to-install systems and complete automation concepts. And Festo supports its customers around the globe throughout their entire value added chain.

Pinch valve VZQA

Control media flows!

Normally closed or normally open? Now the choice is yours. This will enable you to better control the flow of media such as granulate, liquids containing solid particles or highly viscous and abrasive media. No flow resistance, no blockages, no dead spaces and easy to clean. This means your media can flow freely.

  • Compact NC version
  • Individual components modularly configurable
  • Quick to install
  • Easy to maintain and clean
  • Durable materials

Angle seat valve VZXA

Flexible in use

The VZXA easily adapts to the task in hand thanks to its range of variants, thus maximising flexibility and minimising the effort involved in designing your application. The carefully thought-out product architecture with its easy-to-clean design means valve bodies and actuators can be freely combined. The modular product concept makes it easier to modify and maintain systems without having to remove the entire valve.

  • Modular
  • Robust and easy-to-clean stainless steel process valve
  • The actuator can be replaced without opening the piping (unpressurised)
  • 2/2-way valve in DN13 (½") … DN65 (2½")
  • Actuator modules as piston or diaphragm actuator: single or double-acting

Ball valves VZBE, VZBF and VZBD in stainless steel

For every application!

Stainless steel ball valves are used wherever different media need to be controlled – in process automation as well as factory automation. With VZBE, VZBF and VZBD, Festo has rounded off the ball valve portfolio to help you find the right ball valve for a wide range of applications.

  • CRN approval
  • Stainless steel design
  • Many connection options
  • Lockable hand lever
  • Blow-out proof shaft
  • Flange hole pattern to ISO 5211


  • API 607 Fire Safe approval


  • Electropolished surfaces SFV4 (Ra 15 μinch, corresponds to Ra 0.4 μm)
  • PTFE seal with minimal dead space (PTFE cavity fillers)

Linear actuator DFPI

Integrated, sturdy, flexible!

The new linear actuator DFPI is equipped for a wide range of applications thanks to ISO 15552, an optionally integrated positioner or an integrated displacement encoder, and an optimised guide rod for swivel motions. It is suitable for regulating air dampers, processing bulk materials as well as for regulating flow and fill levels.

  • Integrated positioner or integrated displacement encoder for external positioner
  • ISO 15552 for flexible installation
  • Easy to fit
  • Swivel motion possible for expanded areas of application
  • Sturdy and reliable
  • IP65, IP67, IP69K, NEMA4

Quarter turn actuator DFPD

Flexible in use!

DFPD is the new benchmark for quarter turn actuators. It can be used as an individual actuator or as part of a complete automated process valve system from Festo. With a torque range from 10 to 480 Nm, a rotation angle up to 180° and corrosion-resistant versions, the single- or double-acting DFPD is suitable for ball valves, butterfly valves or air dampers in the chemical, pharmaceutical and beverage industries, as well as for water treatment.

  • Single-acting or double-acting
  • Very compact
  • Highly modular
  • End position adjustable at both ends
  • Optimised spring setting design
  • For extreme temperatures: -50 … +150 °C
  • Mounting plate for pilot valve in EU (G) and US version (NPT)

Standard NAMUR Valve VSNC

The new NAMUR generation

The standard NAMUR valve VSNC is certified worldwide in accordance with the usual explosion-protection standards and can be used in many industry segments and applications. Its distinguishing features are a modern design, durable quality and fully tested technology and materials. The product also offers a very attractive price/performance ratio. This is what modern NAMUR valves should be!

  • Rotatable seal for 3/2- or 5/2-way function
  • Wide choice of EX solenoid systems
  • Robust and capable of high flow rates
  • Suitable for a broad range of applications
  • Extended temperature range
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Poppet valve principle

Solenoid Valves VOFC/VOFD

Solenoid valves for high safety and reliability requirements

Festo already has a formidable range. And in future it will be even better. Festo continuously develops and expands its valve series for process automation. The range is top quality, especially in the area of solenoid valves and their accessories. So you can control actuators safely and reliably. And you can operate them in outdoor areas without any problem, even in safety circuits up to SIL 3 or in potentially explosive atmospheres.

  • Complete range of valves and accessories from a single source
  • Meets the highest requirements for SIL and explosion protection
  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Top quality, top switching reliability
  • High system availability
  • Many years of valve expertise

Positioner CMSX

Reliable position control

The newly optimised positioner CMSX for single- and double-acting linear and quarter turn actuators is as economical as it is reliable. It is the top performer in its class in the non-explosive area. Its extra features include an excellent price/performance ratio, energy-efficient operation, high process reliability thanks to analogue or digital feedback signals and definable safety positions.

  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Energy-efficient and inexpensive in operation
  • Feedback signals as standard
  • Predefinable safety positions for emergency stop

Sensor Box SRBC

The new sensor box SRBC is the reliable and cost-effective solution when it comes to electronic position sensing and optical position indication of automated process valves. The sturdy version with IP67 and NEMA 4/4X is ideal for use indoors and outdoors, even in aggressive or corrosive environments.

  • Weather-tight housing for outdoor applications
  • Many switch variants for virtually all applications
  • Intrinsically safe to ATEX
  • cCSAus Listed, General Purpose
  • SIL 2 to IEC 61508
  • Two cable inputs for common power supply for the sensor box and solenoid valve

Sensor Box SRBE

Explosive atmosphere specialist

The new sensor box SRBE is a reliable and cost-effective solution when it comes to optical position indication and electronic position sensing of automated or manually actuated process valves. Ideal in explosive atmospheres: SRBE is certified worldwide in line with explosion protection standards. The sturdy design in IP67/NEMA4X is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.

  • Worldwide certifi cation to ATEX, IECEx, cCSAus
  • "Flameproof enclosure" ignition protection for installation without safety barriers
  • SIL 2 to IEC 61508
  • Weather-tight housing for outdoor applications
  • Extensive range of switch variants for virtually all applications
  • Two cable inputs for common power supply or the sensor box and solenoid valve

Sensor Box SRBG

The new sensor box SRBG is a compact and cost-effective solution when it comes to optical position indication and electrical position of automated or manually actuated process valves. They can be easily and directly mounted without accessories, and require minimal space.

  • Inductive dual sensor
  • Direct mounting on quarter turn actuators
  • Compact and sturdy
  • M12 plug connector or terminal rail connection
  • PNP, NAMUR, 2-wire DC, AS-Interface switching outputs
  • cULus Listed, General Purpose
  • Intrinsically safe versions to ATEX and SIL 2 to IEC 61508

Contact Details

Festo AG & Co. KG
Ruiter Straße 82
73734 Esslingen

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