Festo offers users smart and intuitive control with Cabinet Guide Online

A custom control cabinet with Cabinet Guide Online

From July 2018, engineers and designers working on water technology will be able to create purpose-built, ready-to-install control cabinets in record time – and make considerable savings compared to conventional custom-designed control cabinets. Cabinet Guide Online is Festo’s latest online tool and enables you to configure and order your new control cabinet solution in a smart and intuitive way

Moreover, it is revolutionising the design of custom control cabinet solutions for water technology. It couldn’t be easier: The system designer describes the application, and the intelligent configurator creates a custom control cabinet solution. With the online tool, it only takes the designer a few minutes to configure a control cabinet that will control pneumatic process valves in water treatment plants; it only requires a few steps – enter the application, configure the cabinet, select and order.

With Cabinet Guide Online, there are numerous custom control cabinet variations possitble


Numerous variations possible

These custom-designed control cabinets can actuate four to twenty pneumatic process valves and process IO signals, and can be installed either indoors or outdoors depending on how they are configured. Before it is shipped out, every control cabinet is thoroughly checked to make sure it meets high quality requirements.

For ATEX solutions in zone 2/22 or 1/21, Festo will prepare custom offers on request. Circuit and connection diagrams in EPLAN, CAD model data, CE operating instructions and a CE declaration of conformity are included.


Cutting time to market

Cabinet Guide Online opens up completely new horizons when it comes to custom control cabinet solutions and considerably reduces installation times. New standards also significantly shorten parameterisation and commissioning times. Machine builders can thus considerably reduce the time to market for installed control cabinets.

Thanks to this brand-new engineering tool, design engineers gain time and space for creativity in planning and project engineering processes for their companies’ core areas of technological expertise. Sifting through catalogues, tedious supplier RFQs, ordering individual components and creating time-consuming custom designs for control cabinets are thus a thing of the past forever.


Intuitive software

Engineering costs are dramatically cut, and detailed product knowledge is not needed. This intuitive software with its structured data entry ensures that the right components are selected.

Easy-to-understand questions about the application take the user step by step through the configuration process. Detailed product knowledge is not required, Cabinet Guide Online offering a tailor-made control cabinet solution that also saves engineering time and costs.


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