Manufacturers continue to seek ways to reduce setup, changeover, and unscheduled machine down-time from their suppliers. To meet this demand, Festo Corp., Hauppauge, N.Y., now offers a systems diagnostic approach featuring a wide selection of intelligent components, systems, and services, including special sensors and intelligent valve terminals.

The comprehensive system offers users a way to maximize productivity by identifying potential component or system-wide faults, thereby increasing machine uptime and output. Unlike traditional component-based diagnostics, this systems approach incorporates the entire pneumatic process by integrating valves, drives, service units, and sensors into one system.

The Festo Pneumatic Systems Diagnostic program incorporates different levels of diagnosis, with the ability to access system data and to adjust overall system performance quickly and easily for the lifetime of the machine. During machine installation, no time is lost to troubleshooting machine malfunctions or production delays.

Regardless of the degree of automation, pneumatic components and systems can be monitored and measured to meet desired operating parameters. Components can monitor for switching cycles, flow rate, pressure, operating status, and more. By using these intelligent systems, maintenance personnel are able to find and replace defective parts and adjust settings for maximum cycle times faster than ever before.

For more information, call Festo Corp. at (631) 435-0800, or visit www.festo.com/us