Digitalisation of production

Digitalisation of production

The first steps have been taken, but there is still a long way to go to completely digitalised production. With Festo, you have an automation partner who will shape the digital future with you and will support you with the right technology on the next leap forward to digital efficiency. You can find an overview of our offer of software solutions and digital products here.

Wherever your business sits in the industrial production process, you still face the key question of how and which digital products can make you more productive, faster and more efficient.

Festo can offer you a wide variety of options here. These range from Festo Smartenance – your digital maintenance assistant, to the Motion Apps that transform our valve terminal VTEM into a multifunctional automation platform, right through to our digital axis kit – the Handling Guide Online. In line with this, we have organised our portfolio around the following keywords:

But first, we’d like to invite you to see which digitalised automation solutions already exist and how our digital products are used in practice in these four videos with our industry experts.

What does digitalisation bring to your industry?

Automotive and tier-1 supplier industry

To schedule and carry out condition-based maintenance, you need to intelligently link and evaluate data from many different sources. This is how big data becomes smart data that will help you.

Food and packaging industry

Traceable production processes down to individual batches are becoming indispensable for you. Different sizes, formats and shapes are also increasingly important to you – your production is becoming flexible down to batch sizes of 1.

Process industry

By having novel automation concepts such as modular automation, but also by gathering and analysing data within the cloud, you can unlock unimagined potential for your productivity.

Electronics industry

As a manufacturer, short model cycles in electronics production pose great challenges and demand innovative solutions from your business. This is precisely where digitalisation helps: through flexible mechanics and networking of the manufacturing cells.

Digitalisation in production: staff with tablet in production hall

Software solutions for design, operation and maintenance

In our App World, we provide you with software solutions to digitally recreate entire packages of tasks in industrial production.

This brings you extensive benefits. For instance, you can use Smartenance to plan complex maintenance processes and give system operators mobile access to these. Or you can use FluidDraw to create and document entire electrical or pneumatic circuit diagrams in the design phase. Alternatively, Schematic Solution helps you to create and document entire Eplan projects flawlessly in no time at all.

Curious? Find out more here about these and other software solutions from Festo.


Plan and support maintenance with Smartenance

Check system status and power consumption with Dashboards

Manage automation projects centrally with Projects

Create circuit diagrams with FluidDraw

Create Eplan projects with Schematic Solution






Digitalisation of production: Festo Motion Terminal

Smart automation technology components

As a leader in industrial automation technology, our work revolves around ensuring that more and more of our products have a digital element. In other words, products that can generate data about their operation in real time and can send this to other components or control levels in the system. Our energy efficiency module MSE6 is an example of this. Another extremely interesting application of digitalisation is our Motion Terminal VTEM. The range of functions for this product can be expanded via an app. The examples show the opportunities that digitalisation offers for industrial automation products.

Find out more about this on our overview page.


Expand functions via app: VTEM

Live data on energy efficiency: MSE6

System kit with preconfigured software: YJKP

Optimum connection of pneumatics and the cloud: CPX-IoT gateway









Digitalisation of production: Automation Suite