Festo paves the way for the digital transformation in the process industry
Digitalisation is affecting the entire automation pyramid, including in the area of process automation. Festo now offers valves for automation platforms that can be controlled by using software apps. With one piece of hardware users can implement a huge variety of functions for which currently more than 50 components are required. Festo’s Motion Terminal VTEM now comes with applications specifically for the process industry. Thanks to software that is embedded directly at field level, energy efficiency is improved and self-adaptation to process deviations is easy to achieve using software commands. There’s no need for maintenance staff to physically intervene.