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New bio-inspired robotic concepts from Festo

New bio-inspired robotic concepts from Festo

Festo has unveiled two new lightweight robotic concepts, inspired by nature. The BionicWheelBot and BionicFlyingFox are this year’s creations from the company’s Bionic Learning Network, where Festo’s experts looked at the motion of spiders and bats to navigate complex situations – from crossing rocky terrain to learning efficient flight paths. BionicWheelBot robot is based on […]

By May 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Festo modular controller scalable for robot tasks

Festo modular controller scalable for robot tasks

The ability to respond quickly and efficiently to rapidly changing customer demands is a key consideration in factory and process automation applications. Designed with this in mind, the new CPX-E modular control system from Festo delivers flexible, compact control coupled with high levels of compatibility to help engineers and machine builders deliver Industry 4.0-ready automation […]

By April 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Festo introduces pneumatic robot concepts

Festo introduces pneumatic robot concepts

Festo has unveiled three new lightweight robotic concepts for handling with pneumatics, working in collaboration with humans. While the BionicCobot is inspired by the natural movement of the human arm, the BionicMotionRobot is inspired by the way elephant trunks or octopus tentacles move, and the way they wrap around objects was the inspiration behind the […]

By April 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Festo appoints Eliza Rawlings as UK managing director

Festo appoints Eliza Rawlings as UK managing director

Festo has appointed Eliza Rawlings as its UK Managing Director. Festo is committed to helping customers maximise productivity and competitiveness through its industrial factory and process automation solutions. In her new role, Eliza will lead these efforts in the UK, heading up the organisation and driving initiatives to engage staff and customers. Eliza’s appointment marks […]

By August 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Festo showcases modular handling platform

Festo showcases modular handling platform

Festo be introducing its modular handling platform at the Hannover Fair 2016 for small scale handling applications, which is a ready-to-operate system allowing automation users to considerably reduce costs and time-to-market. It is particularly suited to electronics and light assembly as well as for laboratory automation, enabling precise curved travel paths to be created for […]

By March 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Festo fluidic muscle gives robot natural movement

Festo fluidic muscle gives robot natural movement

Festo has supplied its ultra-modern fluidic muscles and piezo valve technology to Engineered Arts for use in the fourth generation of its ‘robot actor’, RoboThespian. RoboThespian is a life-sized humanoid robot designed for human interaction in a public setting. It is fully interactive, multilingual, and user-friendly, making it a perfect device for communicating with and entertaining […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →
FlexShapeGripper brings greater gripping flexibility

FlexShapeGripper brings greater gripping flexibility

The FlexShapeGripper robot gripper from Festo is another of its bionic creations inspired by nature. The FlexShapeGripper provides a flexible and adaptable gripping mechanism that can be used in a wide range of applications. Pictured: the FlexShapeGripper can grasp, pick up and put down several differently shaped objects in one process. The FlexShapeGripper was developed […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →
Cartesian handling system configured in just 20 minutes

Cartesian handling system configured in just 20 minutes

Cartesian handling system design has traditionally been a lengthy process, as you painstakingly configured each axis through hours of trawling through component specifications, batted ideas back and forth with suppliers, waited for quotations, and made the inevitable amends when your anticipated dynamics defied the laws of physics. Then of course there was the lengthy wait […]

By March 23, 2015 Read More →
Automation alliance scoops Food Processing Award

Automation alliance scoops Food Processing Award

A three-way alliance between automation specialists Pacepacker Services, FANUC UK and Festo has scooped the coveted Robotics and Automation accolade at the 2014 Food Processing Magazine Awards. Pictured from left to right: Pacepacker’s Ian Merchant, Chris Francis and Andreas Fantousi collect the award from Paul Wilson, managing director of Scorpion Vision, Colin Harris from Festo […]

By November 1, 2014 Read More →
Robot gripper based on the human hand

Robot gripper based on the human hand

A new design of robot gripper was one of the highlights of the Festo stand at this year’s PPMA show. The MultiChoiceGripper is a flexible gripping concept that offers variable gripping based on the human hand. Pictured: Festo’s MultiChoiceGripper robot gripper picks up a ball using the centric grip. The form-fitting Fin Ray fingers on […]

By October 8, 2014 Read More →
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