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Robotics June 29, 2018

Bionic robots developed and modeled after fish, spiders, and bats

Festo's 2018 bionic animals features a transforming spider that rolls or creeps, a robotic fish that autonomously maneuvers through acrylic water-filled tubing, and a semi-autonomous flying bat-like robot.

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Industrial Networking March 21, 2017

Carrier system for customized batch sizes

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable customization of batch sizes and embodies Industrie 4.0 manufacturing concepts of modularity, communications, and diagnostics.

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Discrete Manufacturing August 12, 2016

Pneumatic semi-rotary vane drive with sealed housing

Festo’s pneumatic semi-rotary vane drive and matched contactless position sensor feature sealed housing.

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Process Safety May 15, 2016

Vision sensors for code reading and inspection applications

Festo's SBSI series of low cost vision sensors are designed for code reading and inspection and is designed to make it easy for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to incorporate the power of vision sensing into their solutions.

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PLM, Control Design October 17, 2015

Transport system for machine OEM applications

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is a transport system designed for companies offering custom products or both standard and custom products packaged on the same line and has features relevant to Industry 4.0 such as an electromechanical design and OPC-UA.

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Discrete Manufacturing May 15, 2015

Pneumatic cylinder series for heavy duty applications

Festo's DSBG line of ISO 15552 large diameter tie rod pneumatic cylinders are available in 160 and 200 mm sizes and are designed for heavy duty applications such as the automotive, mining, and water treatment industries.

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Process Safety February 26, 2015

Solenoid and pneumatic valve series for clamping and locking operations

Festo's VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds are designed ideal for simple clamping and locking operations in semiautomatic assembly as well as explosive environments.

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Mechatronics and Motion Control December 5, 2014

Programmable position transmitter for linear actuators

Festo's SDAT-MHS T-slot programmable position transmitter are designed to offer OEMs a solution for sensing a pneumatic cylinder's position that can be transmitted to a PLC with a repetition accuracy of 0.1mm.

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Mechatronics and Motion Control December 1, 2014

Pneumatic actuator for servo positioning and force control

Festo's DDLI servo-pneumatic actuator delivers precise dynamic movement of large loads for OEMs and can regulate feed forces on the fly.

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Mechatronics and Motion Control November 21, 2014

Pneumatics, motor and drive units for food industry on display

Festo displayed its new line of motor/drive units, pneumatic valves and manifolds, and process automation components at Pack Expo 2014, as demonstrated in a video.

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Motors and Drives June 30, 2023

CMMT MP multi-protocol drives CMMT-AS and CMMT-ST

Festo introduces the CMMT MP family of multi-protocol servo drives. Every drive in this family is configurable as EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFINET, and Modbus TCP. Using this single-family multi-protocol strategy, machine builders supporting multiple communications protocols can reduce servo-drive inventories. A unified drive family improves engineering productivity through familiarity with a single platform, simplifies tech support, and gains a robust supply chain for competitively priced servo drives.

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PLCs, PACs August 21, 2023

Decentralized I/0 modules to optimize functionality

CPX-AP-A distributed I/O has modules attached within a terminal. CPX-AP-I is Festo’s decentralized I/O where modules are connected via cable at distances of up to 50 meters (164 feet) between modules. AP modules, whether on-terminal or individual, are IP65/67 rated and can be located in cabinets, in clusters around the cell, individually placed or separated at great distances.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors December 6, 2022

ADN-S pneumatic cylinder

Festo adds a new space-optimized product to its line of pneumatic cylinders ‒ the ultra-compact ADN-S – for performing small movements in tight quarters and, in so doing, helping machine designers keep their projects as space efficient as possible. Festo took the ISO standard ADN double-acting cylinder and shrank the housing length to create a significantly smaller, lighter weight, and attractively priced choice for space-critical applications. The ADN-S is also smaller than other compact double-acting cylinders.

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Switchgear April 26, 2022

SDBT-MSX

The Festo SDBT-MSX is the first programmable proximity switch with automatic switching point setting. With an initial detection range of 20 mm, the SDBT-MSX is easy and reliable to install and commission, especially in applications where mounting is difficult. The switch is ideal for all standard applications, including factory automation and the electronics industry/small parts handling. Only two steps are required for installing an SDBT-MSX.

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AI and Machine Learning October 25, 2022

Automation Experience (AX)

Festo introduces the Festo Automation Experience (AX), a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform for predictive maintenance, predictive quality, and energy optimization. Using advanced analytics, Festo AX maps data to learn a component, machine, product, or energy system’s healthy state. Festo AX provides actionable information to correct anomalies when data begins trending out of normal. This new solution from Festo improves machine utilization and quality, lowers waste, and ensures energy optimization.

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AI and Machine Learning October 25, 2022

Festo Automation Experience (AX)

The Festo Automation Experience (AX) is a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform for predictive maintenance, predictive quality, and energy optimization. Using advanced analytics, Festo AX maps data to learn a component, machine, product, or energy system’s healthy state. Festo AX provides actionable information to correct anomalies when data begins trending out of normal. This solution from Festo improves machine utilization and quality, lowers waste, and ensures energy optimization.

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Automation June 1, 2022

Festo UR+ certified multi-axis solution

Festo announces the development of its UR+ certified multi-axis solution for Universal Robotics (UR) cobots. The certified UR system adds up to four axes of motion beyond the UR cobot six axes, and embodies Festo world-class precision, reliability, and longevity. This solution from Festo lowers customer engineering time and speeds startup as it arrives ready to install.

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Process Instrumentation and Sensors September 16, 2022

CMSH smart positioner with VTOP modular installation platform

The CMSH delivers a highly dynamic, low-wear positioning system with high air output and a long service life. The positioner is designed for fast precision control of actuators – large or small, linear or rotary, and single-acting or double-acting. CMSH features 2-wire technology (analog and digital), HART communication, condition monitoring, fail safe modes, and a modular system with many variants.

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