Festo Corporation

Islandia, NY 11749


About Festo Corporation

Explore our many products & services, including our 24/7 online shop; interactive trainings & workshops; the bionic learning network; or shop for 1,000's of automation components with the STARS Program. Visit our website to see how Festo is your Partner in Automation!

Product Summary

Pneumatic/electromechanical systems,components & controls for process & factory automation


1377 Motor Parkway
Suite 310
Islandia, NY 11749
United States

More Info on Festo Corporation

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Festo is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for process control and factory automation solutions, with 61 national headquarters serving more than 175 countries. With over 40 years of innovation in the United States and over 80 years globally, Festo has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment. Our dedication to the advancement of automation extends beyond technology to the education of current and future automation and robotic designers with simulation tools, teaching programs, and on-site services. Festo is globally recognized as a symbol of expertise in factory automation and process control. We can help decrease process costs by engaging Festo as an extended workbench and benefitting from our expertise with regard to pre-assembled pneumatics, customized product designs, and system solutions. Festo enables its partners to obtain more intelligent automation solutions from a single source. In addition to tried and tested pneumatic drive units, Festo also provides both servo-pneumatic and electric drive units. Our intelligent systems for status monitoring and machine diagnosis (condition monitoring solutions) are made up of sensors, software, controllers, and visualization. These solutions can greatly reduce maintenance and servicing costs. With a comprehensive line of automation components, custom components and complete electromechanical and pneumatic motion controlled multi-axis systems . . . Festo can support your most complex automation requirements.

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Parallel Gripper

May 7, 2024
Festo has introduced the HPPF flat parallel gripper that ranges in height from 19 mm to 41 mm among its four sizes: 8, 12, 16, and 20. The stroke length ranges from 8 to 80 mm...

Pneumatic Service Units

Feb. 6, 2024
MS-Basic is a new family of lower cost pneumatic service units in polymer housings. MS-Basic air preparation components can perform the tasks necessary for compressed air preparation...
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Festo New Space Optimized DSNU-S Shaves Off Size and Weight of Standard ISO Round Cylinders

Oct. 14, 2021
This cylinder achieves a breakthrough in small size while incorporating reliability and performance features.
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Festo Adds New Manual and Mechanical Pneumatic Valves to Its Core Product Range

Aug. 2, 2021
Festo recently introduced the manually operated VHEF and the mechanically operated VMEF pneumatic valves. These small, durable, and versatile valves are core Festo products and...
Festo’s DGST compact pneumatic mini slide is designed for precision handling, press fitting, pick and place, and electronic and light assembly applications.

Pneumatic Mini Slide

Sept. 1, 2019
Festo’s DGST compact pneumatic mini slide is designed for precision handling, press fitting, pick and place, and electronic and light assembly applications.
Craig Correia, Director of LifeTech & Process Industries, Festo

Achieving Energy Efficiency Through Industry 4.0

Aug. 16, 2019
Examining the installation of IoT technology in a pharmaceutical production environment can help illustrate how IoT can aid energy conservation efforts, provide predictive analytics...
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Pancake Cylinders

June 11, 2019
Festo’s aluminum-body DPCA cylinders are for new systems, while composite-body DPCB cylinders are for MRO applications.
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Digital Simplicity: New Ways to Increase Productivity With Smart Systems

May 10, 2019
New technology behind cyber-physical systems unites traditional pneumatics with electric automation to propel digital pneumatics further into the age of Industry 4.0.
Promoting their cooperation around OPC UA at the field level are (l-r): Takayuki Tsuzuki, general manager, FA Systems Div., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Rainer Brehm, vice president of automation products and systems, Siemens; Paul Brooks, business development manager, IOT, Rockwell; Stefan Hoppe, president & executive director, OPC Foundation.

2019: The Year of the Industrial Network Protocol

The OPC Foundation, CC-Link Partner Association and ODVA have all made announcements about major moves planned for 2019, indicating serious movement toward greater device and ...
Frank Latino, Festo

Pneumatics in the Age of IIoT

Nov. 2, 2018
Using Industrial Internet of Things pneumatic solutions to improve OEE, energy efficiency and agile manufacturing.

Articles & News


Online 3D CAD Configurator

Sept. 27, 2023
Festo releases new online configurator to deliver a 3D CAD file of an actuator assembly and expedite ordering.
Festo's CPX-AP line of I/O modules connect to a controller via a bus interface to reduce the number of devices requiring IP addresses on the network.

Festo’s Focus on Reducing Automation Complexity

Updates to Festo’s I/O and servo drives center on streamlining network IP addressing, providing multi-protocol support and easing device configuration and equipment commissioning...
Panel parts are clamped in pneumatically actuated devices and welded, controlled by Festo’s CPX/VTSA valve manifolds. Evert Forsberg (left), Lars Kreutner (right), both from Scania, and Leif Lindahl (center) from Festo.

Scania Automates for Mass Production of Customized Truck Cabs

Regulations restricting human use of welding tools helps Scania improve production processes and product quality with greater use of robots and Festo automation technologies.
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Festo’s Multi-Axis System for Universal Robots’ Cobots

June 19, 2023
Four additional axes can be added to the cobot’s six axes to increase its reach and enable additional uses.
Jim Heppelman delivers opening presentation at PTC LiveWorx 2023

PTC Highlights Automation Industry Use of Its Technology

Application of PTC software by automation suppliers such as Balluff, Festo and Schneider Electric highlight broad use of the company’s design and connectivity software as the ...
At an auto plant, AI continuously monitored the plant’s welding guns. This solution decreased unplanned downtime on the welding line by 25%.

Machine Learning and AI Improve the Bottom Line

Machine learning and artificial intelligence may appear futuristic, but these solutions have advanced rapidly to where end users experience them as a practical, vital tool for...
Using advanced analytics, Festo AX maps data to learn a component, machine, product, or system’s healthy state and provide information for the correction of anomalies when data begins trending out of the normal range.
PEI 2022

Festo AX Introduced at PACK EXPO International

The Festo Automation Experience (AX) is an artificial intelligence platform for predictive quality, predictive maintenance, and energy optimization.
The CMSH shown here is mounted on a quarter-turn actuator via the VTOP modular platform.
Supplier News

Festo Revolutionizes Process Valve Positioning with a Stunning New Solution

Sept. 21, 2022
The VTOP modular installation platform with CMSH smart positioner improves valve control and lowers cost by up to 30%.
Dr. Ulrich Stoll, member of the owner family and member of the Festo Supervisory Board, gives the keynote address at the historic Cincinnati Union Terminal on July 5 during the Festo U.S. 50th Anniversary Gala.
Supplier News

Festo Marks 50 Years in the U.S. with Major Expansions in U.S.-Based Manufacturing and R&D

Aug. 4, 2022
The Festo Mason, Ohio, Campus will be the site of a Global Production Center and Technology Engineering Center.
With the Festo Motion Control Package, a seventh axis can be added to a Universal Robot cobot for a range of applications, including palletizing. Source: Festo.

Festo Adds Motion Control to Universal Robots’ Cobots

The Festo Motion Control Package can add up to four axes of motion beyond the six axes of motion provided by Universal Robot’s collaborative robot products.

Videos & Resources

White Papers

How To Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce CO2 Emissions With Next-generation Purge Systems

Feb. 16, 2024
Semiconductor manufacturers face mounting pressures to reduce their energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. As part of this effort, the use of piezo-based valve technology...
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Pairing Centralized and Distributed I/O

Andy Lewis, manager of electric automation business development at Festo, explained how Festo’s new CPX-AP-A centralized I/O works with the CPX-AP-I distributed I/O can work separately...
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PEI 2022

PACK EXPO 2022 Automation Trends

Exhibits by Beckhoff, Schneider Electric, Stratus Technologies, and Festo highlight growing trends around automation use in the CPG industries.
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Robot Highlights from PACK EXPO 2021

In this Take Five video, we turn the spotlight on new robotic technologies from Festo, Honeywell, Universal Robots, and Robotiq showcased at PACK EXPO 2021.
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Festo Integrates Electric Automation and Pneumatics

At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021, Festo showcased its new Simplified Motion Series combining pneumatics and electric automation along with its new gripper technologies.
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas Automation Preview

Highlights of new automation technologies to be showcased at PACK EXPO Las Vegas from Beckhoff Automation, Festo, Nord Gear, Omron, and Universal Robots. Watch this Take Five ...
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Pneumatic Function Integration on One Controller

Sept. 26, 2019
Though Festo first released its Motion Terminal two years ago, it continues to develop software upgrades that expand its range of capabilities.
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Integrated safety on a valve terminal

Oct. 7, 2013
At Festo's Pack Expo booth was a demonstration of how a Profibus fieldbus node can be connected to a safety network. This allows reliable communication to a pneumatic valve manifold...
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Servo motor facilitates quick, automated changeover

Oct. 7, 2013
New servo motor from Festo is specifically designed for packaging machinery. Offers Ethernet IP integrated controls. Motor and drive package are both in one compact, low-voltage...
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Training for an Automated Environment

June 6, 2013
It's no secret that technicians and engineers rarely arrive at manufacturing facilities ready to function effectively in their jobs without training. In this presentation from...

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Expanding the Talent Pipeline with Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeships

April 13, 2022
A partnership between Festo-Didactic and two Ohio high schools underscores a growing interest in teaching automation technology skills at the primary and secondary levels.
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An Employer-Educator Model for Filling IIoT Roles

March 21, 2022
Improving workforce development outcomes and closing the skills gap depends on how well institutions and industries can work together. An interview with educators at Patrick &...
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Educational Partnerships Expand Across Industry

Jan. 19, 2022
Universal Robots, Bosch, Danfoss, and Festo have all launched new partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions in the interest of bridging the automation skills ...
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Connecting the Factories of Tomorrow, Today

Nov. 3, 2021
With the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things, production systems are driving toward a seamlessly connected future, in which all mechanical, electrical, and intelligent interfaces...
Festo’s SMS combines pneumatics with electric automation for use in positioning, indexing, clamping, feeding, and cut-to-length tasks.

Festo Bridges Pneumatics and Servo Motion

The company’s new Simplified Motion Series adds IO-Link connectivity to make positioning, indexing, clamping, feeding, and cut-to-length tasks more cost effective than traditional...
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Automated De-Powdering for 3D Printed Parts

Aug. 30, 2021
A new collaboration between Festo and Solukon aims to design a flexible handling system for automated de-powdering of 3D printed components.
The Festo Motion Terminal. Source: Festo

How Cyber-Physical Systems Extend Mechatronic Capabilities

Aug. 15, 2021
As exemplified by the Festo Motion Terminal, the use of cyber-physical systems is extending the capabilities of automated devices—even pneumatic ones—in preparation for Industry...
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Deep Learning Boosts Robotic Picking Flexibility

Aug. 12, 2021
A new collaboration between Festo and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology aims to make pick-and-place robots more adaptable.
The new generation of flexographic presses are loaded with fast make-ready and waste-saving features. Photo courtesy of PCMC.

How Digitalization Propels Industry Toward Greater OEE

May 17, 2021
By uniting end users, OEMs, and tier-one suppliers in support of uptime and sustainability, the digital transformation of industry can be leveraged to maximize overall equipment...