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Festo showcases its latest automation innovations at Pack Expo Connects

By Festo Canada   


Featured products are life science solutions for COVID-19 for packaging and sample analysis, electric alternatives to pneumatic actuators, and distributed I/O.

Mississauga, ON, Nov. 3, 2020 — Festo has packaged a mix of innovative products with live product demonstrations for Pack Expo Connects November 9-13.

Live demonstrations include:

  • Automation solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic – new products for life science companies developing respiratory care products, packaging, high volume sample analysis equipment, and vaccines production systems
  • Low cost and easy to use electric alternatives to pneumatic actuators with built in I/O link functionality for IIoT communications – the Simplified Motion Series
  • The CPX-AP-I next generation of distributed I/O for pneumatics and electric automation on a single modular platform for advantages such as predictive maintenance and quick commissioning
  • The benefits from FSMA and other food safety regulations in terms of energy savings and improved machine availability

Additional live demonstrations from Festo showcase process automation for the food industry, the latest adaptive grippers for end-of arm-tooling, and harnessing the power of product traceability in smart manufacturing. Each presentation will be 15 minutes in length with two per day. The schedule of live demonstrations can be found on the Festo Pack Expo Connects show page.


The Festo virtual booth will feature 10 automation products, including the Motion Terminal for digitalization of pneumatics, the smart Multi-Carrier conveyor for increased flexibility, and the CPX-E modular controller/VTUG valve terminal combination for increasing the density of I/O in a control cabinet and for minimizing tubing to make installation faster and less complex. Visitors to the virtual booth will be able to chat with Festo product and application personnel, access product videos, and download literature.

Show attendees are urged to put Festo live demos and a visit to the booth on their Pack Expo Connects show planner. For more information about Festo, call 800-993-3786 and visit

Festo at a glance

Festo, the world’s leading supplier of automation technology and technical education, is deploying its products and services to meet the challenges of digitization and smart production. Founded in 1925, the family owned company based in Esslingen, Germany supports a wide range of needs for advanced solutions in factory and process automation. In Canada, Festo has been supporting Canadian industry for over 40 years, continuously elevating the state of manufacturing in this country with innovative products, optimized motion control solutions and unrivalled support. Globally, some 300,000 customers put their trust in the company’s pneumatic and electric drive products and technology. In addition, Festo Didactic provides state-of-the-art training equipment and educational programs for industrial companies and educational institutions. The Festo Group registered sales of around €3.2 billion in the 2018 financial year and is represented worldwide at 250 locations with a total of 20,200 employees. About 8% of its annual turnover is invested in research and development.


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