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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 →
Festo highlights flexible, adaptive gripping concept

Festo highlights flexible, adaptive gripping concept

The natural world often shows how maximum performance can be achieved with minimum energy consumption in a wide variety of ways. By transferring these principles to the development of new technological methods and innovative processes, engineers can better understand how automation systems can be more efficient. Festo says its advanced handling and kinematic robot systems […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
Cartesian handling system compared with robots

Cartesian handling system compared with robots

It is important to understand when to select a Cartesian handling system over  kinematic and SCARA assembly and handling solutions, so Festo has produced a whitepaper which provides a technical comparison of the Cartesian handling system with these other technologies. The whitepaper gives a simple overview of the Cartesian handling system and kinematic handling system, […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →
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