Festo on the route to the digital product
The encoway configuration solution for the automation technology company Festo now allows the automatic generation of circuit diagrams with EPLAN Engineering Configuration (EEC). The successful cooperation between the CPQ specialists encoway and the engineering solution provider EPLAN ensures a significant increase in efficiency and has great potential for future process optimisations.
Together with encoway and EPLAN, Festo has taken another step towards digitisation. After having configured complex valve terminals, Festo customers can now generate electrical and pneumatic circuit diagrams at the touch of a button. Festo is thus bidding farewell to an error-prone and time-consuming process. “Up to now, our project engineers have built the structural model of a configured, complex valve terminal manually for the customer,” says Markus Heilmann, Head of Process and Tool Management Systems at Festo AG & Co. KG, “Our new approach makes the use of the configuration knowledge for automated circuit diagram generation possible. The result is improved quality of information and significant time savings. After an initial, single effort when creating a family of products, only a few minutes are required for each customer request.“