Festo has chosen IWEX 2007 as the venue to announce a major automation initiative for the UK water industry. Fetso has recently substantially increased its R&D investment in process-specific components and sub-assemblies, with a view to establishing an equally commanding presence in the process sector. At IWEX, Festo is demonstrating its process-specific product portfolio, by showing a large number of components that have been developed exclusively to help the water industry. These range from pilot signal actuation with remote I/O and pneumatic pilot valve manifolds, through to complete quarter-turn valve assemblies and linear valve actuators. Festo will also be demonstrating a new software package known as CPX Web Monitor, which provides designers, users and maintainers of automation and process management systems with monitoring and remote diagnostics capabilities. It is a solution for installations that cover a wide physical area, making it a suitable proposition for the water and wastewater industries.