24 May 2022

Mastering controlled pneumatics webinar to help design energy efficient machines and increased machine flexibility

Festo webinar

Mastering controlled pneumatics to design more energy efficient machines and increased machine flexibility, will be the topic of a live 45-minute webinar on Tuesday 7th June at 10am, with speakers including Steve Sands, Head of Marketing and Product Management for Festo North West Europe, and Benno Brinkers, Product Marketing Manager at Festo.

With rising energy prices pushing up the cost of compressed air, it is more important than ever to use it carefully and wisely.   The same is true for process gases, ranging from air to inert gases, oxygen, and exotic gases. These are used for everything from everyday applications in food packaging or tyre inflation, to highly precise and technical applications for semi-conductors or scientific research. They are all dependent upon the cost of the gases they consume. As the cost of these rises, the case strengthens for carefully re-evaluating the technology used to control flow and pressures.

The webinar looks at:

  • What is controlled proportional pneumatics and what operating principles are available?
  • Flow or pressure control – how to choose the right approach?
  • Application examples – applying controlled pneumatics for flexibility and energy saving
  • Combining pressure and flow control for a new motion control approach
  • Comparing proportional control technologies; Piezo, voicecoil and PWM

Each control technology has its inherent characteristics: price, precision, dynamics, power consumption, noise, ruggedness, reliability, service life, etc. The advice of the Festo specialists is a shortcut to understanding and selecting the most appropriate options.

The webinar is ideal for pneumatic engineers, controls engineers and system architects that are designing, specifying or upgrading automation systems in factory automation.


Steve Sands is head of marketing and product management for Festo North West Europe.  He is an engineer, with over 35 years’ experience in automation and control.  He is passionate about automation technology and its applications for productivity.

Benno Brinkers has worked his entire career in and around industrial automation, first as a Sales Engineer, and now as a Product Marketing Manager. His goal is to provide customers with advanced solutions to engineering problems. He’s motivated by using optimal control solutions and value choices to make the right trade-offs between costs, controls and technical possibilities.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please still register and you will be sent a link to the recording.

Click here to register.

Company info: Festo