The Festo Automation Experience (Festo AX) offers you an easy-to-use Artificial Intelligence solution that allows you to gain great benefits from analysing the data being produced by your assets. Increase productivity, reduce energy costs, avoid quality loss, optimise your shopfloor and create new business models – simply by analysing your data with Festo AX. As an expert in electric and pneumatic automation we offer you much more than just a regular Industry 4.0 solution because we combine our expertise in data science and software development with great domain knowledge.
What Festo AX has to offer
Get started with condition monitoring and preventive maintenance of components, machines and systems. Data collected from the shopfloor can be used to make runtime-based maintenance suggestions, thus enabling more efficient maintenance. You can easily expand the capabilities of Festo AX with just a few clicks and add artificial intelligence to it.
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Avoiding production stand stills is a big challenge for many manufacturers. Festo AX helps you overcome this challenge.
How? The data produced by your assets is sent directly to the Festo AX software and processed by algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning straight away (real time analytics). You are notified as soon as the data differs from the “healthy state” of the asset (anomaly detection). The notification informs you of the sensors involved and even provides a recommended course of action. Of course, Festo AX also still needs your knowledge: classify the anomaly so that the software knows how to react next time the same anomaly occurs - improving the algorithms and also avoiding unwanted notifications (human-in-the-loop).
The result: Anomalies are detected very early on, meaning that unexpected downtime can be avoided, spare parts are at the ready and maintenance can be carried out without having any negative impact on your production.
Festo AX supports you in all your energy efficiency tasks. For example, reducing energy costs such as network charges by preventing costly load peaks is a complex and challenging task.
How? Festo AX adaptively learns the load profiles of consumers and connectable generators in production and calculates power averages. The software generates a warning message alerting you very early on if a defined and cost-relevant load limit is about to be exceeded - for example, power consumption.
The result: Proactive measures for switching off relevant consumers, connecting own generators – such as CHPs – or even restructuring production can be implemented before the load limit is exceeded. Enabling you to avoid peak loads, reduce grid charges and consequently lower production costs.
Manufacturing processes are set up to produce the best results yet rejects occur time and time again. Festo AX helps you to avoid quality loss, thus reducing the amount of rejects you produce.
How? Festo AX learns the complex correlations between process parameters and exogenous influencing factors – such as ambient temperatures – and proactively alerts the process expert of impending quality losses by analysing the process data in real time.
The result: The system calculates which process parameters are responsible for the quality loss and how they must be adjusted in order to achieve the defined product quality again. Thus, ensuring consistent quality and avoiding rejects all together.
Increase your asset efficiency with the help of Festo AX.
How? Festo AX learns the correlative relationships in complex technical systems based on process data and uses this knowledge to continuously optimise control-relevant processes regarding different criteria.
The result: Various applications can be optimised, such as optimising temperature control in building automation to increasing the efficiency of producing energy using turbines in power plants. The system can be used as a decision-making aid or to transfer optimised parameter sets directly to the control technology.
Festo AX for OEMs
Implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) into your own shopfloor isn’t the only way you can benefit from the data your assets are producing. Connect Festo AX to your assets to expand your services with new AI products. Enable your customers to harness the potential of the data collected or offer them AI-based products as an “all-round carefree package”.
We provide you with support regardless of your preferred runtime environment. Thanks to its open interfaces and connectivity adapters, Festo AX is easy to integrate into existing infrastructures. Flexible operation is possible by using container, docker technology.
Festo is with you all the way, from components to software solutions, on edge or in the cloud.
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