The Festo Motion Terminal from FESTO is nothing less than a groundbreaking innovation in digitalized pneumatics that combines hardware and software to form a digitalized valve. The development took three years, which didn’t just see the creation of an intelligent pneumatic automation platform for Industry 4.0 but quite simply a key innovation for the manufacture of products of the future that we - like the ancient Greeks - may not even have thought of yet.
The Festo Motion Terminal is a programmable platform for highly flexible and adaptive automation using digitalized pneumatics and is ideal for flexibly programming a wide range of valve functions and controlling them using motion apps. The Festo Motion Terminal combines the functions of over 50 individual components, which greatly simplifies the engineering process and eliminates a large number of hardware components. Thanks to the Motion Terminal, mechanical and plant engineering companies can use completely new platform and modular designs, while plant operators secure competitive advantages through flexible and adaptive facilities, data transparency, communication, maximum process reliability and easier operation of complex machinery. "We've created an automation platform that integrates all functions in order to cover adaptive and flexible production cost-effectively - we've thus revolutionized pneumatics," says Alfred Goll, spokesman for the Management Board of FESTO AG. The Festo Motion Terminal is due to be rolled out around the world following its premiere at HANNOVER MESSE 2017.