Festo Energy Efﬁciency Modules
Make energy consumption of industrial ﬂeets, individual machines and single components fully transparent. Securely transmit data of different device types, technology standards and ages to a cloud-based platform. Aggregate, visualize, and analyze data in real-time, and apply switch-off cycles on unused components to reduce costs.
Festo supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology for 300,000 customers in over 35 industries. Headquartered in Esllingen, Germany, the company has over 20.000 employees worldwide.
Thomas Stauß, Head of Development Engineering Software, Festo AG & Co. KG, explains how Festo and MindSphere come together to provide real-time information to monitor and optimize Energy Efﬁciency Modules and as the result save energy costs.
Festo and MindSphere have partnered to optimize Festo’s machine system by reducing energy costs and increasing machine availability with MindSphere’s easy visualization and machine set-up, as well as global data analytics. Starting point has been a hands on workshop with MindSphere experts which enabled Festo to directly focus on creating value.
Festo Energy Efﬁciency Modules are installed as plug-and-work solutions for the pneumatic circuit as a whole. A decentralized automation platform collects data from multiple modules and combines them on a valve terminal with Codesys controller on board. From here data are sent via gateway to the MindSphere cloud. A dedicated Festo app allows easy data aggregation, visualization, condition monitoring and advanced diagnostic.
The data generated by the Festo energy efﬁciency module are brought via OPC-UA and an CPX-IOT Gateway to the MindSphere Cloud. The App needed is developed by Festo and installed in the Mindphere environment using Siemens MindConnect LIB. The App for the Festo energy efﬁciency module inside MindSphere allows easy visualization, quicker
set-up and parametrization of the product and online visualization during machine run-time. The data analystics support advanced diagnostic and condition monitoring concepts and could lead into predicitive maintenance system by combining data from different sources inside the cloud.
Energy cost reduction
The Festo app for MindSphere provides detailed real-time information on every connected Energy Efﬁciency Module. Key metrics like supply pressure, supply ﬂow, and air consumption are displayed and reported over time.
Als Festo sehen wir uns als "Engineers of productivity" und möchten den Kunden in seiner präferierten Umgebung bestmöglich unterstützen. Die Siemens MindSphere bietet eine IoT-Plattform mit viel Potenzial und ein Ökosystem, das einen Durchbruch im Bereich der vernetzten Fertigung erreichen kann. Sie ist daher eine Zielplattform für unsere Dienste für vorausschauende Wartung und Energieeffizienz, #higherproductivity eben.
Andreas Oroszi, Vice President Digital Business, Festo AG & Co. KG
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