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Bionic penguins exhibit collective behaviour at the Hannover Fair

Bionic penguins exhibit collective behaviour at the Hannover Fair
Festo’s Bionic Learning Network has developed two colonies of bionic penguins that demonstrate collective behaviour. This type of behaviour – which psychologists also call crowd behaviour – refers to social processes which emerge in a spontaneous manner when members of a group interact. In robotic terms, each penguin is an autonomous self-regulating unit that is free to explore its defined environment using complex built-in navigation and communication facilities, and is capable of modifying its behaviour in the presence of others, to fulfil a group purpose.
23rd April 2009

Festo to demonstrate innovative control solutions for the water industry at IWEX 2009

Festo will be demonstrating how its latest modular controllers and actuators enable system designers to use a task-optimised blend of electrical and pneumatic technology for process control, to help minimise cost and maintenance overheads.
3rd April 2009

Intelligent control module accommodates multiple electric drives for coordinated movement

Intelligent control module accommodates multiple electric drives for coordinated movement
Festo has launched an intelligent multi-axis control module for electric drives. The new CPX-CMXX module is a highly integrated plug-in unit designed for use with Festo’s renowned CPX series of multifunctional control terminals. The module is particularly easy to configure and set up using Festo’s FCT software tool, and helps dispense with the need for a considerable amount of system wiring, making it a very elegant drop-in control solution for single and multiple axis drives. These attributes will undoubtedly prove popular with OEMs and system integrators seeking to reduce their time to market.
27th March 2009


Festo and LeekSeek International announce joint initiative to combat energy wastage

Festo and LeekSeek International announce joint initiative to combat energy wastage
Innovation leaders Festo and leakage management specialists LeekSeek International have announced a joint initiative to combat energy wastage. The two companies are launching a unique energy-saving service for users of pneumatic automation, which provides comprehensive site-wide detection, management and resolution of compressed air leakages. The potential cost savings are huge – industry analysts estimate that European manufacturers currently waste 25-35 per cent of the compressed air that they generate, mainly through leakage caused by bad maintenance practices.
20th March 2009

Friends, robots, countrymen, lend me your ears

Friends, robots, countrymen, lend me your ears
Engineered Arts Ltd has created a unique interactive robot - named RoboThespian™ - that is currently wowing audiences around the world. Initially developed to provide entertaining semi-autonomous theatrical performances, the life-sized robot's capabilities have recently been expanded to facilitate far higher levels of audience interaction. The robot's siblings are now much in demand at science and technology centres as highly animated public orators, tireless front-of-house presenters and generally all-round benevolent funsters!
13th February 2009

Festo to première new services for energy efficiency, and new products at MAINTEC 2009

Festo will be introducing an expanded range of energy efficiency services and new training initiatives, together with a new high speed fault-finding camera, and a number of new safety products to help manufacturers comply with the EN ISO 13849-1 standard on machinery safety.
9th January 2009

Compact electric rotary actuators provide unlimited 360-degree movement

Compact electric rotary actuators provide unlimited 360-degree movement
Festo has launched a series of electromechanical rotary actuators that provide an exceptional level of movement flexibility. Capable of accommodating literally any desired angle of rotation – including a full 360 degrees and continuous unlimited rotary motion – the ERMB modules set a new standard in rotary positioning performance. The modules feature mounting interfaces on each of their six sides and can be mounted in any position, making them easy to integrate with other axes, and have a large diameter hollow output shaft to facilitate the feed-through of cables and tubing. They are particularly suitable for orienting gripper units at the front end of cantilever axes, and also provide a simple low-cost means of implementing high speed rotary positioning tables.
6th January 2009

Unique fieldbus-controlled proportional pressure regulator mounts directly on valve manifold

Unique fieldbus-controlled proportional pressure regulator mounts directly on valve manifold
Festo has launched the world’s first fieldbus-controlled proportional valve regulator that mounts directly on a valve manifold. This fully-integrated approach offers unprecedented control flexibility and conveys numerous cost-saving advantages, including reduced parts-count, simplified installation and maintenance, less wiring and powerful remote diagnostics. The new VPPM-MPA proportional pressure regulator provides design engineers with an exceptionally easy and precise means of varying the pressure of air supplied, via the valve manifold, to pneumatic actuators, facilitating accurate control of speed, force, pressure and torque.
20th November 2008

Festo launches entire portfolio of technopolymer-based pneumatics products

Festo launches entire portfolio of technopolymer-based pneumatics products
Festo is introducing a range of products for the high volume industrial control markets, where price/performance is key. The new product line includes air preparation units, compact and ISO cylinders, one-way flow control valves and a series of solenoid-operated valves and valve terminals. All of these products have significant cost advantages over their traditional counterparts.
17th October 2008


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