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Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim: maximised productivity and competitiveness for our customers. Festo aims to be more than a supplier of components. Through close involvement, our advisory teams keeps feeling with practice and realize concepts that reflect the latest trends and developments in all stages of the value chain.

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Continuous innovation makes it possible for Festo to offer an assortment of > 60,000 innovative products and tailored for most industrial sectors. Festo can provide a wide range of services varying from advice and support in conceptual design, logistic and technical support, to post sales services for installation and maintenance including custom made or standard training’s of operators and technicians. Qualifications: ISO 9001:2000, IS0 14001, VDA 6.1, VDA 6.4.

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Bedrijfsnieuws

Betaalbare pneumatische cobot moet acceptatie versnellen

November 24, 2022

“De bediening is kinderlijk eenvoudig”
Het magazine Maintenance Benelux besteedt aandacht aan de introductie van de pneumatische cobot. Lees verder

Festo en PCE Automatisering biedt Frugalpac™ oplossing voor lastig probleem

November 17, 2022

De samenwerking tussen verpakkingsfabrikant Frugalpac, machinebouwer PCE Automation en automatiseringsspecialist Festo versnelt productie van revolutionaire recyclebare kartonnen wijn- en sterkedrankfles. Lees verder

Festo wil haar waardeketen het goede voorbeeld geven met verduurzaming eigen processen

October 21, 2022

Een fotogenieke bioreactor illustreert wat Festo vermag om de eigen CO2-footprint en die van haar waardeketen te verlagen. De onderneming wil zo snel mogelijk klimaatneutraal worden, door de energie-efficiency van haar processen en producten te verhogen. En door te inspireren tot het grootschalig inzetten van regeneratieve systemen als de bioreactor die CO2 afvangt. ‘Technologie is een deel van de oplossing van het klimaatprobleem’, aldus ceo Oliver Jung tijdens de jaarlijkse, internationale persconferentie. Waarbij hij uitgaat van een noodzakelijkerwijs deglobaliserende wereldeconomie waarin de VS de sterkste groeimarkt zullen blijken zijn. Lees verder [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

Slimme afvulinstallatie vol Festo componenten

August 13, 2022

In de Kortrijkse rand bouwt machinebouwer Scaldopack aan een opmerkelijk verhaal. De specialist in afvul- en sluitmachines voor onder meer de drankenindustrie blijft sterk groeien, ondanks de moordende concurrentie uit landen als China en Italië. Het recept? De rechtlijnige keuze voor kwaliteitsonderdelen en de no-nonsense aanpak. Lees verder

Fast and reliable battery cell production

June 9, 2022

Degassing and sealing of battery cells are core processes in battery production. Handling solutions from Festo ensure a reliable and dynamic process, including inspection and labelling. Pneumatic and electric actuators are used to pierce and seal the battery cells. Watch the video

THE FIRST PNEUMATIC COBOT

May 18, 2022

What if there was a robot that was easy to operate, did not require a safety fence and was also attractively priced? That would introduce a whole new era in Human Robot Collaboration. This new era is now dawning – with the world’s first Pneumatic Robot from Festo. Read more

Het helpt onze klanten om beslissingen te nemen op basis van feiten

April 30, 2022

Willen producenten van automatiseringstechnologie echte toegevoegde waarde creëren voor hun klanten, dan zijn digitaliseringsoplossingen de manier om dat te doen. Voor dat doel is Festo Automation Experience ontwikkeld, aldus Oliver Niese, vice president Digital Business bij Festo en managing director van Resolto. Lees verder [Bron: aandrijvenenbesturen.nl]

Easy integration of piezo valves for efficient gas handling

January 28, 2022


Extremely energy-saving, silent and without any heat build-up – piezo technology offers many benefits for efficient and precise gas handling in medical technology and laboratory automation. The biggest difference between piezo valves and proportional solenoid valves is the energy consumption, which is up to 95% lower. Up to now, it has not been possible to simply replace proportional solenoid valves since piezo technology needs voltages of up to 310 V and thus specific electronics. Now, however, there are simple solutions for this, which is presented in this article. Read more

Festo eXperience Centre 

December 29, 2021

Samenwerken aan de keukentafel om een proof of concept te testen. Dat is precies wat er in het Festo eXperience Centre gebeurt. Maar dat is niet het enige. Het bedrijf ontvangt ook leerlingen om hen in de praktijk te laten ervaren wat ze op school leren. Kijk mee en ervaar het zelf. Lees verder en bekijk de video

Schakelschema’s maken met FluidDraw

December 11, 2021

Er zijn tal van goede redenen om bij machines en pneumatische systemen schema’s te voorzien van hoe de installaties opgebouwd zijn, maar het tekenen ervan wordt vaak ervaren als een lastige en tijdrovende bezigheid. Lees verder

Het verschil tussen een klep- en een schuifventiel

December 3, 2021

Pneumatische magneetventielen zijn in de meeste gevallen opgebouwd uit een behuizing met een cilindrisch gat waarin zich een stang beweegt. In verschillende standen verbindt de stang de verschillende ventielpoorten met elkaar. Lees verder

Cilindersensoren voor beperkte inbouwruimte

November 19, 2021

Cilindersensoren worden hoofdzakelijk toegepast voor het vaststellen van de positie van een zuigerstang of grijper. De gemeten waarde wordt teruggekoppeld naar de besturing en hier gebruikt voor volgordebesturing, monitoring of bewaking. Lees verder

High-tech yoghurt-afvulmachine in 5 maanden

October 21, 2021

In vijf maanden werd in samenwerking met eindklant én Festo een high-tech yoghurt-afvulmachine gebouwd. Vakblad Aandrijftechniek maakte deze reportage over dit project. Lees verder

E-learning wordt door leerlingen prettig ervaren

July 31, 2021


Op ROC Mondriaan werken studenten van de opleiding Technicus Engineer met de digitale leeromgeving Festo LX. Docent Kevin Kloosterman vertelt waarom dit e-learning platform een welkome aanvulling is. Lees verder

Better gripping with intelligent picking robots

July 14, 2021

Production, warehouse, shipping – where goods are produced, stored, sorted or packed, picking also takes place. This means that several individual goods are removed from storage units such as boxes or cartons and reassembled. With the FLAIROP (Federated Learning for Robot Picking) project Festo and researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with partners from Canada, want to make picking robots smarter using distributed AI methods. To do this, they are investigating how to use training data from multiple stations, from multiple plants, or even companies without requiring participants to hand over sensitive company data. Read more

Haalbare stappen naar digitale netwerken

June 30, 2021

De vele mogelijkheden die er vandaag bestaan op het vlak van industriële netwerken, met elk hun specifieke voor- en nadelen, maken het er niet altijd eenvoudiger op om de juiste keuze te maken inzake connectietechnologie. De macht der gewoonte is voor velen nog een bijkomend argument om het voorlopig dan maar op klassieke één-op-één bekabeling bekabeling te houden. In dit artikel overlopen we een aantal goede argumenten en haalbare oplossingen om de stap naar digitale netwerken te zetten en zo reeds vandaag al klaar te zijn voor het welbesproken Industry 4.0. Lees verder

Bloedplasma efficiënt gebruiken

June 25, 2021

Bloedplasma is een onmisbare grondstof voor de productie van levensbelangrijke geneesmiddelen. De wereldwijde vraag daarnaar is hoog. Om het waardevolle product nog efficiënter te kunnen gebruiken, heeft Biotest AG een nieuwe grote installatie voor plasmafractionering ontwikkeld, waarmee uit 1 liter plasma nu 5 in plaats van 3 producten kunnen worden gewonnen. Gestandaardiseerde componenten van Festo vereenvoudigen installatie en instandhouding. Lees verder

SupraModule by Festo

June 24, 2021

The unique levitation technology has great potential for use wherever contact-free handling is required with spatial separation – for example in laboratory applications or medical technology. Watch the video  [Source:  Wevolver.com]

Festo Learning Experience

June 5, 2021


Door de digitalisering maken we een ingrijpend veranderingsproces door dat de manier waarop we communiceren, werken en leren verandert. Waar de mogelijkheden veranderen, veranderen ook de eisen die aan leren en doceren worden gesteld. Bestaande e learning-programma’s in het technisch onderwijs verwaarlozen een essentieel aspect. En dat zijn de individuele aanpassingsmogelijkheden. Festo LX dicht precies deze kloof. Lees verder

Autonomous mass production of oronasal protection masks with Festo

May 22, 2021

Grijperkits voor robots van Universal Robots

May 21, 2021

De voorkant van een robotarm is cruciaal om het grijpen van onderdelen te automatiseren. Of u nu kiest voor een klemgrijper, adaptief vormsluitend grijpen of vacuümaanzuiging – voor al deze toepassingen bieden wij u een robotgrijperkit die speciaal is ontworpen voor de robotarmen van Universal Robots. Begin nu. Lees verder

Frictionless superconducting levitation technology

May 15, 2021


At the virtual Hannover Fair, Festo has unveiled a superconductor-based levitating transport system that can be separated from its electrical cooling system and operate autonomously for up to two hours. This will allow contact-free handling and movement of objects and is aimed, in particular, at applications requiring high levels of cleanliness, such as laboratory automation, biotechnology or semiconductor production. Read more [Source: drivesncontrols.com]

Pneumatisch of elektrisch

April 17, 2021


Met alle technologische ontwikkelingen op het gebied van aandrijvingen moet je zo nu en dan even goed stilstaan bij aloude aannames. Gebruikte je vroeger geen pneumatische aandrijvingen omdat van oudsher werd aangenomen dat dat een dure oplossing is, kan het nu zomaar de goedkoopste zijn, ook in gebruik. Lees verder

Pneumatische cilinders en extreme temperaturen

April 9, 2021

Net als vuil en stof is temperatuur een uitdaging voor elke machinebouwer. Komt de machine of applicatie in een extreem koude omgeving of een zeer warme omgeving te staan. Of wisselt de temperatuur juist enorm? En hoe reageert een pneumatische cilinder hier op? In deze blog leggen we uit wat de problemen en uitdagingen kunnen zijn, welke mogelijkheden Festo biedt en welk product uiteindelijk het beste gekozen kan worden voor een bepaalde toepassing en temperatuurbereik. Lees verder

Festo: De volgende fase betreden met kunstmatige intelligentie

April 3, 2021

Gedigitaliseerde producten van Festo zorgen voor een meerwaarde in de toekomst. Nieuwe technologieën genereren ongekende marktkansen. Dit geldt des te meer voor de digitalisering in de machine- en installatiebouw. Het doel van Festo is om klanten en partners te ondersteunen en hen mee te nemen naar het digitale tijdperk als onderdeel van dit transformatieproces. Met de overname van het industriële intelligentiebedrijf Resolto is Festo klaar om de volgende fase in de automatiseringstechnologie in te gaan: het gebruik van kunstmatige intelligentie. Lees verder [linkmagazine.nl]

Eenvoudige elektrische automatiseringsoplossing

March 24, 2021

De stap naar elektrische automatiseringstechniek is niet eenvoudig. Naast uitgebreide kennis van elektriciteit en software heeft u ook een relatief hoog budget nodig. Het is dan ook geen wonder dat de voordelen van elektrische automatisering tot nu toe voorbehouden zijn aan complexe bewegingsspecificaties. Dat is nu aan het veranderen: met de Simplified Motion Serie bieden wij u een automatiseringsoplossing die de kloof overbrugt tussen eenvoudig te installeren pneumatiek en slimme elektrische automatisering. Maak uw productie efficiënter: eenvoudig met plug-and-work. Lees verder

De fabriek van de toekomst staat al in west-brabant

March 3, 2021

De fabriek van de toekomst bestaat al, in Rijen. Hier worden op een lopende band smartphones in elkaar gezet. Robots rijden af en aan. Bijzonder? Ja, want er komt geen mens aan te pas. Machines en robots praten met elkaar via een supersnelle, draadloze 5G-verbinding. Dit project, waarbij bedrijven en onderwijs elkaar gevonden hebben, is uniek voor Nederland. Lees verder  [Bron: bndestem]

Tips voor cilinders in vochtige omgevingen

February 26, 2021

Een storingsvrije werking van een pneumatische cilinder is afhankelijk van onder meer het gebruikte materiaal, de afdichting of schraper en het gebruikte smeermiddel. Al deze elementen moeten passen bij de betreffende omgevingsfactoren. Vochtige omgevingen, bijvoorbeeld buiten, in de voedselverwerkende industrie of tijdens schoonmaakprocessen, kunnen zeer agressief werken op vooral de afdichting en het smeervet. Welke keuzes je moet maken om ook in deze omgevingen te profiteren van de voordelen van pneumatiek, is te lezen in deze blog.

Robot van de toekomst maakt kant-en-klare telefoons

February 17, 2021

De fabriek van de toekomst is de enige in Nederland. Studenten van Avans werken samen met high tech bedrijven, die een model productielijn hebben gebouwd die zonder hulp van mensen een telefoon in elkaar kan zetten. Bekijk de video [Bron: bd.nl]

Persluchtslangen kiezen

February 13, 2021


Persluchtslangen zijn de figuurlijke levensaders van een pneumatische systeem. Deze aders zijn essentieel de opgewekte perslucht vanuit de compressor om te zetten in machinebewegingen. Vanwege deze vitale functie binnen het persluchtsysteem, is het van groot belang te kiezen voor een juiste persluchtslang. Lees verder

Ondersteuning in engineering | Customer Solutions

February 3, 2021


Onze engineers denken graag met jou mee over jouw engineeringsontwerp of detailengineering. Maar ook bij het produceren van complete modules kan je rekenen op de ondersteuning van onze engineers. Bekijk de video

Festo Didactic investeert volop in educatie energie en duurzaamheid

January 28, 2021

De pandemie die 2020 inluidde, heeft de aandacht afgeleid van dringende milieukwesties en stijgende energiekosten. Meer energie-efficiëntie en duurzaamheid vereisen geschoolde mensen die deze doelen in verschillende bedrijfstakken kunnen nastreven en implementeren. Leerkrachten beschikken nu over de nodige middelen om deze vaardigheden aan te leren met het uitgebreide gamma leeroplossingen van Festo Didactic op het gebied van energie en duurzaamheid. Lees verder [at-aandrijftechniek]

Flexibele pick and place applicatie dankzij gedigitaliseerde pneumatiek

January 13, 2021

De Festo Motion Terminal VTEM combineert digitalisering met pneumatiek. Ook de handlingtechniek profiteert hiervan, omdat positionering met pneumatiek nu eenvoudig mogelijk is met behulp van het VTEM-automatiseringsplatform. Talrijke componenten zoals dempers of smoringen kunnen vervallen. Lees verder [Bron: at-aandrijftechniek.nl]

Dit is de kleinste cilinder uit het portfolio van Festo

November 27, 2020

Net zo groot als een LEGO- blokje. Meer info

Bionics4Education

November 13, 2020

Festo maakt binnen vier weken concept voor beademingsapparaat

October 31, 2020


Festo heeft binnen vier weken een concept voor noodbeademingsapparaat voor COVID-19 patiënten ontwikkeld. De automatiseringsspecialist stelt dat het tot stand is gekomen dankzij een flexibel ontwikkelingsproces en standaard componenten die snel geleverd werden. Lees verder [Bron: maakindustrie]

In vier stappen een elektrische servo-aandrijving berekenen

October 21, 2020

Het ontwerpen van een servo-aandrijving is in eerste instantie het samenvoegen van een as, een motor en een drive; eventueel met vertragingskast. De complexiteit van een góed ontwerp zit echter in het dimensioneren van de aandrijving: het zodanig op elkaar afstemmen van de componenten dat de aandrijving past bij de applicatie. Lees verder

Bij Festo kennen ze de geheimen: ‘Wij maken techniek, maar de menselijke maat blijft belangrijk’

September 26, 2020


Kunstmatige intelligentie heeft de toekomst. Bij Festo in Delft, een typisch voorbeeld van een middelgrote/kleine industrie-onderneming (MKI), werken ze elke dag gedreven en creatief aan de geautomatiseerde wereld van morgen. ‘Een hoog-technologische speeltuin’, noemen directeur Dennis van Beers en innovatiemanager Jan Koudijzer hun bedrijf ook wel. Lees verder [Bron: ad, foto: Fred Leeflang]

Enable your team for Industry 4.0

September 24, 2020


At the early beginning of digital transformation, the term Industry 4.0 was only synonym of digitalization of production, aimed at driving productivity and creating new business models. But time has proven that people play a major role in this context. Watch the video

You are invited! Experience Centre @ Festo

September 12, 2020

Klantoplossingen ervaren? Nieuwe applicaties testen? Ervaar het zelf! Je bent welkom in het Customer Experience Centre van Festo in Delft. Customize bij vertrek je eigen relatiegeschenk! Maak snel je reservering via event.nl@festo.com

Flexible assistant

August 31, 2020

Hand out clothes or a towel to people, work hand in hand with a worker in assembly or work in environments with limited accessibility: the BionicMobileAssistant is predestined for a wide range of assistance services. It consists of a mobile robot, an electric robot arm and the BionicSoftHand 2.0. Read more

The Festo Motion Terminal VTEM: A Building Block For Smart Factories

August 27, 2020

The age of smart factories, or Industry 4.0, is on the rise. As a result of this evolution, manufacturers are looking to boost the simplicity, versatility and flexibility of machine systems and components—and this includes pneumatic systems. Cyber-physical systems (CPS), such as the Festo Motion Terminal VTEM, can help manufacturers meet these new demands. In fact, this technology promises to propel pneumatics further into the age of Industry 4.0 in a way traditional mechatronic systems fall short. Read more

Bionic Flower – What can we learn from plants?

July 21, 2020

Festo Didactic took the mechanisms of action of water lilies and mimosa as a model in the development of the Bionic Flower. See what engineers have developed through inspiration from the plant world. Watch the video

BionicSwift

July 4, 2020

Thanks to a close look at wings in nature, the BionicSwifts are agile, nimble and can even fly loops and tight turns. The five artificial swallows can move in a coordinated and autonomous manner in a defined airspace by interacting with a radio-based indoor GPS (ultra wideband, UWB). Watch the video

Gripper kits for robots from Universal Robots

June 17, 2020

The front unit of a robotic arm is decisive for the automation of picking up parts. Whether you decide on a clamping gripper, the adaptive shape gripper or vacuum suction, we offer a robot gripper kit that has been specially adapted to the robotic arms from Universal Robots for all of these applications. Read more

Elektrisch voor pneumatische functies

June 12, 2020

De Simplified Motion Series is hét antwoord op elektrificatie. De productenrange omvat samenstellingen van assen, motoren en controllers die zich kenmerken door eenvoud. Verder passen de 24 VDC aangestuurde samenstellingen naadloos in Industrie 4.0 vanwege de communicatiemogelijkheid via IO-Link. Optimaal geschikt dus voor bedrijven die op zoek zijn naar flexibiliteit en connectiviteit. Lees verder [Bron: at-aandrijftechniek]

Machine for automatic production of face masks

May 21, 2020

Plasma surface treatment with Festo

March 26, 2020

“A big advantage in this case was for us that we could get everything from Festo. That means not only the drive technology but also the software and the control. So everything came from a single source and we had one contact person we could approach.” – Hanna Kübler, Managing Director of Kübler Essig Maschinenbau GmbH

SupraModule: Modular solution for laboratory automation

February 13, 2020


In future-oriented fields such as laboratory automation or biotechnology the requirements placed on the cleaning of production facilities and their purity are very high. With superconductor technology, objects can be moved and handled without contact, which is ideal for such applications. Read more

Greater autonomy and repetition accuracy in liquid handling

January 23, 2020


The need for an external air supply means that space is limited when installing liquid handling systems. Also, the multiple dosing of liquids places very high demands on repetition accuracy. Festo has found solutions to both challenges, which are described in more detail in this article.

Pneumatic robotics meets artificial intelligence

December 3, 2019


Whether its grabbing, holding or turning, touching, typing or pressing – in everyday life, we use our hands as a matter of course for the most diverse tasks. In that regard, the human hand, with its unique combination of power, dexterity and fine motor skills, is a true miracle tool of nature. What could be more natural than equipping robots in collaborative workspaces with a gripper that is modelled after this model of nature, that solves various tasks by learning through artificial intelligence? Read more

No more oxidised wafers

November 19, 2019


When wafers need to be transported and stored in the semiconductor industry, the N2 purge system from Festo prevents oxygen from oxidising the wafers. The cost-efficient, pre-assembled flow controller continuously supplies the wafer reservoir (FOUP) with inert nitrogen for this. Read more

Het juiste handlingsysteem in een mum van tijd

November 15, 2019

Handling Guide Online van Festo met cartesische robots en Eplan Schematic Solution

Met de Handling Guide Online kunnen ingenieurs in recordtijd het juiste kant-en-klare Festo handlingsysteem configureren, of het nu gaat om een systeem met één as, een lineaire en vlakke 2D-handlingsysteem of een 3D-
handlingsysteem. Ze kunnen nu niet alleen extreem compacte of extreem dynamische cartesische robots plannen met behulp van de intuïtieve configuratie- en bestelsoftware, maar ze profiteren ook van de schakelschemaservice van Eplan en parameterfiles voor de motordrives. Lees verder

Integrated connectivity starts with electric automation from Festo

November 11, 2019


From components to the cloud: to achieve integrated automation and digitalised machines and systems, system planners and design engineers can now rely fully on Festo. That applies to all levels of automation, from mechanical to electrical, as well as |intelligent connectivity, regardless of the standard used by the customer. Read more

Ready-to-install solutions for the lab-on-a-chip

November 1, 2019


In medical practices, mobile analytical devices featuring “lab-on-a-chip” technology enable fast testing to identify pathogens in the case of bacterial or viral diseases. In order to lighten the load of manufacturers of these devices for in vitro diagnostics, Festo offers ready-to-install automation solutions, including customer-specific engineering. Read more

The X-ray view

September 27, 2019


At Festo, CT – among other things – is used in the new-product development process. Before new components or changes go into series production, CT analyses are carried out to examine whether the components fulfil the specified properties and quality requirements – for example, whether the casting quality is correct or whether an optimisation must be carried out. Read more

The right handling system in a matter of minutes

September 19, 2019


With the Handling Guide Online, design engineers can create the right ready-to-install handling system from Festo in record time, whether for a single-axis system, a 2D linear and planar surface gantry or a 3D gantry. Read more

It’s official: BionicOpter is the biggest flying robotic insect

September 5, 2019

Festo in Guinness World Records 2020

Plug and play met Festo elektrische aandrijvingen

August 30, 2019

De Simplified Motion Series van Festo vergemakkelijkt het oplossen van eenvoudige bewegingstaken en intelligente communicatie van de controller naar de cloud via IO-Link. De serie elektrische aandrijvingen combineert de eenvoud van pneumatiek met de voordelen van elektrische automatisering. Lees verder [Bron: at-aandrijftechniek]

New milestone in milking technology

August 16, 2019

A hybrid robotic arm with electric drives and software ensures gentle milking. Read more

Competency-based education as an important factor for the future

August 7, 2019

With almost 1400 participants from 66 countries competing for the title in 56 professional disciplines, the WorldSkills Kazan is the largest world championship of vocational skills to date. As a global industrial partner of WorldSkills International, Festo Didactic has been supporting the organization since 1991 in its efforts to continually improve the quality of technical education.
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25 per cent less power consumption

June 29, 2019


Energy savings of 25 per cent and more in compressed air systems for machines and systems – often it’s the small actions that make the difference, such as reducing the pressure level, detecting leakages or shortening tube lengths. With the Compressed Air Energy Efficiency PreAudit, Festo is opening up enormous saving potentials for system operators throughout their entire compressed air system. Read more

Revolution in automation for textile machines

June 20, 2019

The Festo Motion Terminal VTEM, one of the first products of the Industry 4.0 era, combines digitalisation and pneumatics. Quickly activated software apps are revolutionising pneumatics by increasing flexibility and energy efficiency, and accelerating production processes. This also leads to many benefits for the construction and the operation of textile machines. Read more

Plug and work with electric drives

June 12, 2019

Solving simple motion tasks electrically and intelligent communication from the   controller to the cloud via IO-Link® is now possiblewith the Simplified Motion Series from Festo. The   electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the benefits   of electric automationRead more

In één keer naar een betrouwbare machine

May 31, 2019

Bij de productie van unieke, klantspecifieke machines is het belangrijk om al in de engineeringfase de juiste keuzes te maken zodat in één keer een goed functionerende en betrouwbare machine ontwikkeld en gemaakt wordt. Lees verder [bron: at-aandrijftechniek.nl]

FluidDraw | Your software for pneumatic and electric circuit diagrams

May 20, 2019

With the new FluidDraw P6, you can create pneumatic and electric circuit diagrams even more reliably and efficiently. In addition to new features and a redesigned interface, the flexible licence models will help you to find the right licence for your needs. With the FluidDraw 365 annual subscription, you always receive the latest version, at no extra cost. More info

SupraMotion: contactless, quiet and clean

May 8, 2019

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The demands on the cleaning and cleanliness of production facilities are increasing – especially in future-oriented fields such as medical technology, laboratory automation and biotechnology. Floating automation solutions, such as superconductor technology, could easily meet these requirements in the future. Read more

ZACHTE ROBOTHAND LEERT VIA KUNSTMATIGE INTELLIGENTIE

April 30, 2019

De menselijke hand biedt een unieke combinatie van kracht, fijne motoriek en uiteenlopende vaardigheden. Reden voor Festo om het ontwerp te benutten voor productierobots. De door dit Duitse bedrijf ontwikkelde BionicSoftHand werkt pneumatisch en leert via kunstmatige intelligentie allerlei ­taken uit te voeren. Lees verder [Bron: de ingenieur.nl]

Festo groeide opnieuw in 2018

April 18, 2019

Na het recordjaar 2017 is de Festo-groep in 2018 verder gegroeid. Negatieve valuta-effecten en een toenemende vertraging van de wereldeconomie hadden een negatieve invloed op de omzetstijging. Toch was het netto resultaat een omzetstijging van 3,2% ten opzichte van een jaar eerder mogelijk tot ongeveer 3,2 miljard euro. Het familiebedrijf zal zijn groei- en digitaliseringsprogramma voortzetten onder zijn nieuwe CEO, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. H.C. Oliver D. Jung. Het aantal werknemers wereldwijd groeide tot ongeveer 21.200. Lees verder [Bron: www.at-aandrijftechniek.nl]

Festo and Siemens integrate Multi-Carrier-System into Bosch Rexroth transfer system

April 1, 2019

Siemens and Festo are presenting an innovative linear motor drive and control concept, designed to offer flexible and efficient high-performance solutions for short-cycle applications. The Multi-Carrier-System (MCS®) from Siemens and Festo has been integrated into the Rexroth TS 2plus transfer system, thus adding the modular MCS to Bosch Rexroth’s versatile building-block system based on standardized units. The advantages of the existing systems have been merged, and users are free to combine them in almost any way they wish to achieve maximum flexibility in their processes. This opens up new possibilities in assembly technology or in battery production, for example. Read more

How does Festo use AI?

March 20, 2019

Pneumatic robotics meets artificial intelligence

March 5, 2019

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Whether its grabbing, holding or turning, touching, typing or pressing – in everyday life, we use our hands as a matter of course for the most diverse tasks. In that regard, the human hand, with its unique   combination of power, dexterity and fine motor skills, is a true miracle tool of nature. Read more

New perspectives for inspections

March 1, 2019
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The smart camera SBRD from Festo for novices and professionals

The high-performance image-processing system makes carrying out inspections from several perspectives very simple and intuitive. Read more

Festo – BionicSoftHand

February 28, 2019

The pneumatic robot hand is modelled on the human hand and can learn through artificial intelligence to grasp different objects and turn them into a desired position.

Learn more

Linear actuator DFPI: Easy to install – robust and reliable in operation

February 22, 2019

ISO 15552, high IP and corrosion protection, an integrated displacement encoder or even a fully integrated positioner, swivel motion thanks to optimized piston rod guide – the robust and reliable linear actuator DFPI is the optimal choice for control of dampers, blades, slides, gate valves, pinch valves, dart valves, penstocks and many more. Now available with several possibilities for pneumatic / electrical connection and stainless steel tubing for air supply at the drive.
https://www.festo.com/dfpi

Human-Robot Collaboration in Industry 4.0

February 1, 2019
In the ARIZ research project, Festo is working with partners to develop economical areas of application.
The role of the human being in tomorrow’s production is often discussed. What new tasks will arise? Read more

SupraMotion: contact-free, quiet and clean

January 26, 2019

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The requirements placed on the cleaning of production facilities and their purity are increasing – particularly in future-oriented fields such as medical technology, laboratory automation or biotechnology. Thanks to superconductor technology, these demands could easily be fulfilled in future. Read more

Dutch Initiative Smart Industry is gaining momentum

December 19, 2018
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The Festo eXperience Centre at Festo is an important building block for this initiative
The Dutch machine and plant builder sectoris focusing its digitalisation knowledge on an initiative called “Smart Industry”. Read more

Entering the next stage with artificial intelligence

December 12, 2018

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New technologies generate unprecedented market opportunities. This applies even more to digitalisation in the machine and plant construction sector. The aim of Festo is to support customers and partners and take them into the digital age as part of this transformation process. With the takeover of the industrial intelligence company Resolto, Festo is ready to enter the next stage in the automation technology: the use of artificial intelligence. Read more

The right handling system in a matter of minutes

December 6, 2018

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The   Handling Guide Online enables engineers to design the right ready-to-install   handling system from Festo in record time, whether it is a single-axis   system, a two-dimensional linear and planar surface gantry or a   three-dimensional gantry. From 2019, the configuration and ordering software   will comprise particularly compact, but also highly dynamic Cartesian robots   from Festo. Read more

First turnkey IoT solution

November 27, 2018

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What are the four factors driving Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things? These are primarily networking, adaptability, energy efficiency and new business models. With the IoT gateway CPX-IoT, Festo is paving the way for a secure cloud solution which will enable machine and system builders and end customers to significantly improve their overall equipment effectiveness. One of the first   networked components is the energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M, with which a lot of money can be saved. Read more

Bionics4Education is winner of the Worlddidac Award 2018

November 17, 2018
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Interactive education concept for the engineers of tomorrow
On 7th November 2018, Festo was awarded for the Worlddidac Award from the Worlddidac Association. Read more

Extremely precise incisions

October 25, 2018

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Nowadays, cataract surgery is a routine procedure. This is in part due to the pioneering developments in medical technology from companies such as BYTEC, which produced the “QUBE” to support eye surgeons deliver precise and faultless treatment. Piezo, proportional and fast-switching valves allow the necessary rapid incisions to be made. Read more

DHTG: Resetting the rotary indexing table

October 20, 2018

Measuring, weighing and transporting without contact

October 11, 2018

Highly pure, sterile processes are a key challenge for the industrial production of tomorrow – especially in food processing and the pharmaceuticals and medical technology industries, but also in the electronics sector. Read more

Digitisation has arrived in the agriculture sector

October 6, 2018


In Cowshed 4.0, robots are feeding and milking the animals. The digital systems also record important measurements about their health – and turn the farmer increasingly into a data manager. Article

Bionics4Education: Generating enthusiasm for STEM

September 22, 2018


At the Maker Faire New York, Festo is for the first time presenting a bionic didactic concept that unites digital and analogue learning to learners. The objective is to generate enthusiasm among children and adolescents for the natural sciences and technology (STEM). This concept appropriately interlinks bionics and technical education – in the form of a kit for experimenting and learning. Lees verder

Festo is volop in beweging! Clustering vergroot kennisaanbod

September 15, 2018


Festo heeft haar vestigingen in Nederland en België ondergebracht in het nieuw gevormde cluster Benelux. De bestaande verkooporganisaties met hoofkantoren in Delft en Brussel blijven intact maar de samenwerking, kennisuitwisseling en marktbenadering wordt geïntegreerd. Zo wil Festo haar klanten de diepgaande expertise uit verschillende markten optimaal ter beschikking stellen. Lees verder

How to evaluate and optimize liquid handling performance in depth

August 28, 2018

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A key process in lab automation is dispensing liquid aliquots, for example with the help of automated liquid handlers. Evaluating liquid handling performance is important for lab technicians, as well as manufacturers of liquid handling technology.

Eye surgery with valve technology

July 31, 2018

Nowadays, cataract surgery is a routine procedure. But this is only possible because companies like BYTEC Medizintechnik develop devices that enable eye surgeons to carry out operations accurately, error-free and in accordance with their own personal requirements. Piezo, proportional and fast-switching valves from Festo, designed in the form of a control block, allow the necessary rapid incisions to be made. Read further

Compact and cost-effective: The multi-axis system for battery manufacturing

July 22, 2018

Festo offers a new, flexible mechanical system that consists of electric linear axes ELGC and the electric mini slide EGSC. The components can be used as individual axes or they can be combined quickly and easily to form multi-axis systems. The new multi-axis system ELGC/EGSC also meets the requirements for compact design and maximum modularity for a broad range of applications in electronics manufacturing and small part assembly, such as manifold assembly, bonding processes and Pick & Place applications.

Inspired by nature – Bionic Learning Network

July 5, 2018

Learning from nature: In our Bionic Learning Network, the principles of nature provide us with new insights for technology and industrial applications.

Find out more

Digitalisation is changing automation in the process industry

June 19, 2018
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For the first time ever, valves on an automation platform will be controlled using software apps. So with just one piece of hardware you can implement a huge variety of functions for which you currently require more than 50 components.

Festo – BionicFinWave

June 12, 2018

For the BionicFinWave, our bionics team was inspired by the undulating fin movement. Find out more about the autonomous underwater robot and its unique drive.

Fast and reliable configuration of automated process valves

May 19, 2018

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From manually operated to automated process valves, the new configurator for process valves from Festo makes selecting the optimum solution child’s play. Simply select a few parameters and the configurator will immediately suggest appropriate combinations, making engineering in the process industry fast, reliable and easy.

 

Optimized for control cabinet installation

May 17, 2018

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There is a growing trend
towards ever smaller control cabinets, and control systems, remote I/Os and valve terminals from Festo are no exception. The modular control system CPX-E and the universal valve terminal VTUG are now combined into one solution package.

Festo invests in artificial intelligence

April 24, 2018
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“We’ve been able to gain a leading company in the field of artificial intelligence for industry applications with Resolto”, exclaims Dr Frank Melzer, Member of the Management Board Product and Technology Management at Festo.

Festo – Bionics4Education

April 19, 2018

Attention, Pupils and Teachers! The interactive education concept Bionics4Education allows the world of bionics to be experienced in the classroom – with a practical training kit and a digital learning environment:
www.bionics4education.com

Configure product modules in just a few seconds

April 13, 2018
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Fast, reliable and efficient – the Festo Design Tool 3D Online configuration software reduces the risk of errors when designing and ordering system modules. The software is now available online, and no longer needs to be downloaded and installed locally. The online version is another module offered by Festo to support its customers entering the digital age.

Festo – BionicFlyingFox

March 27, 2018

First turnkey IoT solution

March 16, 2018

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What are the four factors driving Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things? These are primarily networking, adaptability, energy efficiency and new business models. With the IoT gateway CPX-IoT, Festo is paving the way for a secure cloud solution which will enable machine and system builders as well as end customers to significantly improve their overall equipment effectiveness.

Elektrische actuatoren voor compacte en lichte handling

March 3, 2018

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De lineaire actuator ELGC en de minislede EGSC maken deel uit van een pakket compacte en betaalbare actuatoren. In combinatie bieden deze elektromechanisch aangedreven assen de mogelijkheid om eenvoudig een kosteneffectief en betrouwbaar cartesiaans systeem met een minimale footprint te engineeren. Bijvoorbeeld voor het uitvoeren van lichte handling, assemblagewerkzaamheden of labautomatisering. Lees meer [Bron: linkedin.com]

Get straight to the point with IO-link

February 20, 2018

Standardised IO-Link technology makes communication with sensors and actuators simple and economical. The result of an evolutionary development, this low-cost connection technology with three or five conductors achieves point-to-point connection without complex wiring and with minimal material requirements. With controllers, valve terminals, proportional valves and sensors, Festo offers a complete range of IO-Link-capable automation technology.

 

Festo Design Tool 3D Online: Configure assembled products in a matter of seconds

February 14, 2018

Festo AG & Co. KG publishes the new online version of their configuration software Festo Design Tool 3D, which was developed in cooperation with the German software manufacturer CADENAS. As of now, Festo customers can also use the Festo Design Tool 3D online at www.festo.com/FDT-3D-online, without installation or plug-in and independent of their browser. Read more [Source: cadenas.de]

Pneumatic systems as a genuine alternative

January 30, 2018
The importance of considering service life costs in water technology
A comparison of pneumatic and electric actuator technology reveals surprising results – in favour of pneumatics.

When planning municipal water management systems, it is worthwhile to consider the service life costs. In addition to the purchase price, the follow-up costs such as operation, energy consumption, maintenance and repair can also become real cost drivers. Not so with pneumatic automation technology, though. It is robust, cost-effective and reliable because the compressed air is easy to transport, store and regulate. A comparison of pneumatic and electric actuator technology reveals surprising results – in favour of pneumatics.

Revolution in automation

January 25, 2018

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Pneumatics is intrinsically a user-friendly technology. And it’s set to become even more straightforward, versatile and flexible as the brand-new Festo Motion Terminal VTEM catapults pneumatics into the era of Industry 4.0 – with apps that can replace over 50 individual components. The latest developments in piezo technology and software have made it possible.

 

Onward into the future!

December 18, 2017


Intelligent butterflies, autonomous ants: with its bionic robotics, Festo, a Daimler AG supplier, is exploring the mobility of tomorrow. Read more [Source: mercedes-benz.com]

Servo presses and handling systems for connector assembly

November 27, 2017

Just as PCBs have successfully managed to pack an increasing amount of power into a smaller space, developers of plug connectors are working to accommodate more power and a higher contact density into smaller, lighter plug connectors. The family owned British manufacturer Harwin plc relies on Festo automation to safeguard the quality and flexibility of its production using equipment such as the servo press kit YJKP and the compact handling system YXMx.

The Festo Group

November 21, 2017

Festo, the world’s leading supplier of automation technology and technical education, is deploying its products and services to meet the challenge of smart production for the future in the course of digitalisation. Established in 1925, the independent family-owned company based in Esslingen a.N., Germany, has been a driving force in automation for over 60 years and with its unique range of offers has become the world market leader in technical education.

Astonishing space efficiency

November 15, 2017

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Astonishing space efficiency

Compact and flexible spindle and toothed belt axes and mini slides from Festo
The efficient use of space that characterises both the spindle and toothed belt axes ELGC and the mini slides EGSC from Festo is crucial.

OPENING FESTO EXPERIENCE CENTRE

November 2, 2017

Burgemeester Marja van Bijsterveldt heeft het Festo Experience Centre geopend. Dat gebeurde dinsdag 31 oktober onder toeziend oog van circa 80 aanwezige klanten, relaties en leden van branchevereniging HighTechNL bij Festo in Delft. Lees meer [Bron: delfttechnologypartners.nl]

Digital innovations pay off

October 20, 2017
Festo named Global Preferred Supplier to the Bosch Group for the third time
With this award, Bosch honours important suppliers for outstanding performance in the areas of innovation, quality and reliability.

For the third time in a row, Festo has been named a Preferred Supplier by the Bosch Group for the Standardised Pneumatic Devices material group. With this award, Bosch honours important suppliers for outstanding performance in the areas of innovation, quality and reliability.

Moving loads at the tip of two fingers

October 11, 2017
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Intuitive balancer for improved ergonomics and safety
Thanks to a servo-pneumatic balancer employees in assembly and logistics can lift and move loads effortlessly, using just two fingers.

Ergonomics improves efficiency thanks to a servo-pneumatic balancer that enables employees in assembly and logistics to lift and move loads effortlessly, using just two fingers. At the heart of the balancer is the powerful and reliable drive solution YHBP from Festo with automatic weight detection and safety Performance Level d – perfect for the automotive and packaging industries.

 

Programming a robot made child’s play

September 29, 2017

When it comes to programming, most of us probably think about complicated lines of code with lots of abbreviations, brackets and other symbols. Programming a robot can also be very easy, however, as is shown by the software that Festo developed for its pneumatic lightweight robot, the BionicCobot.

Huawei en Festo zetten 5G-technologie in voor Robot as a Service

September 8, 2017

Huawei en Festo gaan een samenwerking aan. De bedrijven gaan gezamenlijk toepassingen ontwikkelen waarbij 5G-technologie wordt ingezet in productieomgevingen. Hiervoor hebben Huawei en Festo een Memorandum of Understanding ondertekend. Lees meer [Bron: visionandrobotics.nl]

Pneumatische revolutie: lucht aansturen met apps

August 26, 2017

Tijdens een persbijeenkomst begin juli in Parijs doet Dr. Julia Duwe, hoofd van de afdeling Future Motion Solutions Management en verantwoordelijk voor ontwikkeling van de Motion Terminal, nog eens uitvoerig uit de doeken wat deze ontwikkeling inhoudt en wat die gaat betekenen voor machinebouwers en engineers. Gaat. Want de ontwikkeling is zo heet van de naald dat hij nog niet te koop is, daarvoor moet de hongerige techneut nog een paar maandjes wachten. Het stadium waarin de techniek zich nu bevindt is die van de pilot-projecten. Lees meer [Bron: maakindustrie.nl]

Quiet, fast and inexpensive: mass flow controller for life sciences

August 1, 2017

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Whether in portable oxygen system devices or in bioreactors, the new proportional flow control valve VEMD from Festo provides extremely high control dynamics and costs considerably less than comparable
solutions. Thank to piezo technology it requires only minimal space and power consumption.

The trend in life sciences is towards ever smaller medical devices, particularly for mobile applications such as portable oxygen system devices. The new mass flow controller VEMD from Festo enables even lighter, smaller and more energy-saving solutions to be designed. This increases the quality of life of patients who are dependent on such devices.

 

Quietly in the fast lane

July 29, 2017

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Only a humming noise can be heard when an electric car accelerates. Quietly, but unstoppably, electro-mobility is picking up speed worldwide. Not audible at all, but at least just as important: no exhaust gases harm the environment – if the electricity used for ‘refuelling’ is produced from renewable energy.

First turnkey IoT solution

July 11, 2017

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What are the four factors driving Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things? These are primarily networking, adaptability, energy efficiency and new business models. With the IoT gateway CPX-IoT, Festo is paving the way for a secure cloud solution which will enable machine and system builders as well as end customers to significantly improve their overall equipment effectiveness.

A real Industry 4.0 solution

July 4, 2017

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A real Industry 4.0 solution
Learning platform created by Festo and SAP

What will manufacturing processes of the future look like, and what will be their defining features?

What will manufacturing processes of the future look like, and what will be their defining features? Festo Didactic and SAP created the Open Integrated Factory giving an example on how shop floor and a Manufacturing Execution System can be linked successfully in the era of Industry 4.0. Work pieces in Festo Didactic’s CP Factory “tell” the machine how they should be processed.

BionicCobot – Making-of

April 28, 2017

Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visits the Festo booth

April 25, 2017

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On her tour of the Hannover Messe 2017 trade fair, Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visited the Festo Booth D11 in Hall 15 on 24th April 2017. The Chancellor was accompanied this year by Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Poland is the partner country of the Hannover Messe 2017. Festo is initiating the digitalisation of pneumatics with its breakthrough innovation Festo Motion Terminal, presented for the first time at the fair. Further highlights this year include the latest projects from the Bionic Learning Network: the BionicCobot, the BionicMotionRobot and the OctopusGripper.

 

The right handling system in a matter of minutes

April 11, 2017
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Handling Guide Online now with commissioning files for greater engineering efficiency
The configuration and ordering software now even supplies commissioning files, thus saving further valuable time.

The Handling Guide Online enables engineers to design the right ready-to-install handling system from Festo in record time, whether it is a single-axis system, a two-dimensional linear and planar surface gantry or a three-dimensional gantry. The configuration and ordering software now even supplies commissioning files, thus saving further valuable time.

 

A breakthrough innovation for digitalised pneumatics

April 6, 2017
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Festo exhibits a world premiere in Hanover: The Festo Motion Terminal
With the Festo Motion Terminal, Festo has achieved a technological breakthrough by merging hardware and software to produce a digital valve.

The machinery and plant construction industry is faced with the challenge of catering to the increasing consumer demand for individually adaptable products at affordable prices. Along with the continuing need for mass-produced goods for the world’s population, which will soon reach the eight-billion mark, demand is also growing for small-series production down to lot size 1. Digitalisation in the   course of Industry 4.0 is providing the necessary key technologies. With the Festo Motion Terminal, Festo has now for the first time developed a universal, programmable platform for highly flexible and adaptive automation with digitalised pneumatics.

 

 

Polish industry looks to automation and qualification of specialists

March 27, 2017

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Polish industry looks to automation and qualification of specialists

50 years of successful cooperation between Festo and the Polish economy

Festo has been a trendsetter in Polish industry for over 50 years. With its know-how in automation and technical training, the company supports the country’s growth and competitiveness as a production location for foreign companies and the domestic economy, increasingly with a focus on Industry 4.0.

Handling with a control system as a package solution

March 3, 2017

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Straightforward Festo planar surface gantry for mass-produced items

The highly dynamic planar surface gantry EXCH is 30 per cent faster than any conventional Cartesian handling system.

The highly dynamic planar surface gantry EXCH is beating every speed record. It is 30 per cent faster than any conventional Cartesian handling system while the initial costs are comparable. Festo developed this high-speed handling system for assembly operations in which small and light mass-produced items need to be positioned
quickly and flexibly. It is now available in an easy-to-order package with just one part number for both handling system and the control system CMCA.

Polish industry looks to automation and the qualification of specialists

February 10, 2017

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For over 50 years, Festo has been a pulse generator in Polish industry. With its know-how in automation and technical training, the company supports growth and competition in the country as a production site for international companies and the domestic economy, increasingly with a focus on Industry 4.0.

 

Festo NL corporate video

February 2, 2017

Turnkey planar surface gantry acquires big brothers

December 17, 2016

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New sizes of the Festo handling system EXCM open up new horizons

The compact gantry EXCM from Festo is ideal for applications where every millimetre counts.

The compact gantry EXCM from Festo is ideal for applications where every millimetre counts. With the expanded EXCM-30 and the new EXCM-40, the EXCM family now has two big strong brothers – for larger workspaces and higher loads.

 

Dosing with the utmost precision

November 15, 2016

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Diagnostics laboratories are currently faced with the challenge of
managing ever greater volumes of specimens. The new modular dispense head from Festo simplifies and speeds up the processing of samples. Combined with compact kinematics, highly precise, functional system solutions can be implemented easily.

 

Standardised description language as a success factor for Industry 4.0

October 26, 2016

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The standardised description language AutomationML (AML) is an important element for production of the future. It enables cross-vendor engineering and efficient engineering processes. Festo is involved in the AutomationML e. V. association, particularly for developing automation components in the engineering file format. That was one of the topics at this year’s AML User Conference under the heading ‘Road to Industry 4.0: AutomationML as Digital Enabler’, which took place at Festo in Esslingen-Berkheim on 18 and 19 October 2016.

Industry 4.0 finds increasing application in production

October 22, 2016
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Digitalisation is the key to networked, flexible production of the future
The implementation of Industry 4.0 is an ongoing process involving challenges, but also offers great potential for the automation industry.

The implementation of Industry 4.0 is an ongoing process that involves challenges, but also offers great potential for the automation industry – Festo recognised this at an early stage. The key elements of industrial digitalisation are the individual components, which communicate with each other within the overall system and can control and regulate themselves.

Pneumatic stars for air cushions

October 14, 2016
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Storopack relies on automation and Didactic products from Festo
Hardly anybody thinks about packaging material. Consumers unpack their goods and throw the protective packaging material away.

Hardly anybody thinks about packaging material. Consumers unpack their goods and throw the protective packaging material away. Note the “hardly anybody”, because for Storopack packaging material, whether plastic, paper or foam, is one of its core business activities. This fast growing, global company relies on stars in pneumatics from Festo for some of its equipment – sturdy, durable standard cylinders and valves that are quickly available from stock.

ISO11011 Perslucht Audit

September 15, 2016

Eenvoudig dimensioneren en bestellen van lineaire robots.

July 30, 2016

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De Handling Guide Online is de nieuwste Festo engineering software voor 2D en 3D lineaire robots. Door het aangeven van de parameters van uw gewenste applicatie berekent Festo binnen 20 minuten op uw computer een totaal oplossing met alle bijbehorende gegevens, CAD tekeningen (3D) en documentatie.

Compressed air clears the way

July 25, 2016

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The reverse jet pulse valve VZWE cleans soiled filters reliably and cost-consciously

The reverse jet pulse valve VZWE from Festo cleans dust removal systems with a brief blast of air.
The reverse jet pulse valve VZWE from Festo eliminates the risk of blockages in dust removal systems. With a brief blast of air, the heavy-duty valve keeps the dust filters free for many industries.

Sensors for improved energy management in production

July 20, 2016

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The efficient treatment of energy is of great importance to manufacturing companies. To be able to optimise the energy consumption of production facilities, all relevant consumption data must be recorded and analysed. In the ESIMA research project(Energy-autonomous Sensors and Interaction with Mobile Users) Festo, together with partners from industry and science, has devised an energy management concept based on easy-to-install sensors. Along with the development of energy-autonomous sensors, a key component of the project was visualisation, which gives plant operators a differentiated overview of their own processes, thereby contributing to the development of Industry 4.0 factories.

Process optimisation in campervan and caravan construction

July 11, 2016

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Manufacturers of production plants for lightweight composite materials are under pressure. The quicker they get machines to customers and up and running, the better their competitive edge. This demands precise procedures for efficient and therefore environmentally-friendly use of raw materials. This can be accomplished through innovative system components and good advice, both for the manufacturers and the customer. With the new solution from Festo, Technicon is expanding its innovative lead with large-area adhesive application systems.

Less expensive than conventional press-fitting systems

June 8, 2016

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Less expensive than conventional press-fitting systems.  Servo press kit from Festo simplifies many applications in the electronics industry.  It’s a simple equation: power costs money.

And when presses in electronics and small parts manufacturing are oversized, it can often cost too much. This is precisely where the servo press kit YJKP from Festo comes in: it allows electric press-fitting applications with up to 17 kN to be implemented simply and cost-effectively.

Modulaire automatisering – het LEGO® concept

May 18, 2016

Automation is the answer to increasing sample numbers

May 10, 2016
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Ready-to-install, precision handling solutions from Festo simplify processe

Reliable manufacturers of automation such as Festo with worldwide availability help reducing the pressure on Laboratories.

Ontdek de mogelijkheden van Optimised Motion Series

May 3, 2016

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Optimised Motion Series, is het totaal pakket dat elektrisch positioneren makkelijker maakt dan ooit. Het is een compleet systeem dat met één artikelnummer geleverd kan worden, bestaande uit: mechaniek (lineair en rotatie), koppeling, motor, controller en bekabeling.

Current projects from the Bionic Learning Network of Festo

April 27, 2016

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Current projects from the Bionic Learning Network of Festo
Learning from nature: Natural principles provide fresh impetus for automation technology
The Bionic Learning Network from Festo will be presenting two new research objects at this year’s Hannover Messe trade fair.

Quarter-turn actuator DFPD sets new standards in process automation

April 19, 2016

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Versatility meets design
Quarter-turn actuator DFPD sets new standards in process automation
More versatility and flexibility in process automation with the new quarter turn actuator DFPD from Festo.

New technologies

April 7, 2016

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Festo reveals its topics and projects for the Hannover Messe trade fair.

At the Online Press Conference on 6th April 2016, Festo already showed in advance what new technologies are to be expected.

Safe operation under harsh conditions

March 9, 2016

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The pilot valves VOFD and VOFC reliably actuate butterfly valves, cylinders, diaphragm actuators and rotary actuators. Thanks to their sturdy design, high corrosion resistance and choice of solenoid coils with various ignition protection types, the valves can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres up to zone 1/21 – even in open-air
applications.

The factory for skin

February 2, 2016

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Our skin – not only the biggest organ of the human body, but also an extremely delicate and injury-prone one. On average it has a thickness of just a few millimetres. Now it is the first organ that can be artificially reproduced – for some years even in a fully automated process.

Transporting and gripping in suspension

January 27, 2016

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Festo is showcasing three new, exciting concepts for the industrial application of superconductor technology at the Hanover Messe 2016.
With these exhibits, superconductors enable the contact-free transfer of carrier plates in the horizontal plane and their transport across a surface of water, and they allow a gripper to be used in suspension and an object to be moved within an enclosed liquid-filled tube. The unique characteristics of superconductors come to the fore here by making low-energy, efficient motion possible in suspension – even beyond walls or through media.

Plants based on the Lego® principle

January 18, 2016

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Fluctuating water consumption and increasingly polluted raw water – these are the market demands to which more and more manufacturers in the process industries need to adjust. The answer is plants based on the “Lego®” principle. Users can add modules or switch them off in line with requirements. But this can be achieved only with modular automation. The automation platform CPX from Festo is the central element in this concept – reflecting the motto “numbering up instead of scaling up“.

Energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M

January 13, 2016

This world first enables you to save compressed air and energy in your system
The energy efficiency module is a completely new, intelligent combination of service units, sensors and fieldbus technology. It fully automatically monitors and regulates the compressed air supply.

The right handling system in just 20 minutes

December 2, 2015

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As of immediately, technicians and engineers arrive at the right ready-to-install handling system at a record-breaking tempo in the areas of project engineering and planning. They can now order new system solutions intelligently and intuitively via the new Festo Handling Guide Online – without any interruptions in the value chain because the new configuration and ordering platform is integrated into the online product catalogue from Festo.

Handling viscose substances with precision

November 17, 2015

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Laboratories of the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical or food technology industries are increasingly relying on automation for sample. The modular sample processor, a new development from the global laboratory equipment manufacturer Anton Paar, is a reliable solution for this – and is used with electric axes and control systems from Festo.

Festo opens Scharnhausen Technology Plant

September 29, 2015

Festo’s Scharnhausen Technology Plant in the high-tech country that is Germany is at the forefront of automation for the future. The factory, where the automation company manufactures valves, valve terminals and electronics, is characterised by lean and energy-efficient processes, top-quality products and a pronounced customer focus, as well as sustainable and green production.

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September 17, 2015

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De meest veelzijdige innovatie voor het onderwijs sinds tijden is er: Tec2Screen. De unieke toepassing van een iPad in het technisch onderwijs wordt op 10 november in Nederland gepresenteerd. Tec2Screen biedt de mogelijkheid om theorie en praktijk middels de Apple iPad met elkaar te integreren. Gebruik je iPad als boek, als PLC, als parkeergarage, als multimeter, als oscilloscoop of als naslagwerk.

Handling Guide Online

August 19, 2015

Bespaar tijd en geld met de standaard Handling Systemen van Festo! In 3 stappen naar een handling systeem met de Handling Guide Online.

Efficient air preparation improves machine productivity

June 30, 2015

Efficient air preparation creates ideal operating conditions for continuously operating pneumatic units like cylinders or semi-rotary drives, and improves machine productivity. Festo helps to optimise systems with an overview of the most important manipulated variables and device components.

Motion in suspension with SupraChanger

June 12, 2015

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Superconductors are opening up possibilities for entirely new, previously unthinkable applications in automation technology. They allow contact-free, frictionless manipulation of objects and bear great potentials for process automation: Their dust- and abrasion-free operation is ideal for the protective transport of workpieces in highly clean environments, machines can be easily cleaned and objects can even be moved from behind walls.

Festo Design Tool 3D

May 19, 2015

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Quick, reliable, automated generation and ordering of product modules in your CAD format

The Festo Design Tool 3D is a 3D product configurator for generating Festo-specific CAD product combinations. Your search for matching accessories, e.g. for pneumatic cylinder series DSBC, DSNU and ADN, will thus be faster, more reliable and easier in the future.

Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visits the Festo stand

April 13, 2015

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On her tour of the Hannover Messe 2015 trade fair, Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visited the Festo stand on 13th April 2015. The Chancellor was accompanied this year by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. India is the partner country of the Hanover Messe 2015. In addition to state-of-the-art production technology, at the trade fair Festo is presenting its latest Future Concepts once again this year, with numerous practical approaches to the topic of Industry 4.0. This year’s highlights include the latest projects from the Bionic Learning Network: the BionicANTs and the eMotionButterflies.

Networked technologies in the factory of the future

March 25, 2015

Industry 4.0 involves a number of challenges – for example the search for the business model of the future, matters of data privacy protection or universal standards for communication between machines. The increasing volume of rapid networking at the technological and organisational levels will be decisive when it comes to realising more efficient value-added chains and product life cycles in future business models. Festo is viewing production from various perspectives – the focus of attention is on the development of new technologies, but also on technical education that meets the requirements of Industry 4.0.

Lightweight with Herculean strength

March 17, 2015

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The new large cylinder DSBG weighs 20% less than its predecessor and is even sturdier

It is economic, durable and well-engineered, yet the new large cylinder DSBG weighs 20% less than its predecessor and is even sturdier. Its tie rod design and newly developed end cap make this large cylinder the lightest in its class – and at an attractive price.