October 8, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Festo has released the free, PC-based Festo Automation Suite commissioning software, to help users get new drive packages up and running.
Five steps will parameterize and configure all parts of an installation, from the mechanical system to the controller using the Automation Suite’s commissioning wizard.
The Automation Suite works with both Festo and third-party controllers. Besides parameterization and programming of connected Festo components, it can display their status, provide process data and any pending diagnostic messages can be seen at a glance. The interface can be customized for the user’s requirements by importing only those component and other plug-ins and sub-programs relevant to that installation or application.
The Automation Suite software also contains the basic workings of all Festo drive-related electric and pneumatic components. Device information, manuals and application descriptions can be downloaded from the software without having to open a web browser each time.
The commissioning wizard retrieves only the settings that are truly needed, ensuring that the drive system is operational quickly, easily and reliably. The user selects the drive components, sets a few parameters, loads the device, switches it on – and the drive system works.
New components and capabilities continue to be added.
The software also offers commissioning for new Festo products such as the CMMT-AS servo drive and the CPX-AP-I remote I/O control module.