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Festo introduces cantilever electro-mechanical drive

Festo introduces cantilever electro-mechanical drive

Industrial automation specialist Festo has introduced a new cantilever electro-mechanical drive that is designed to meet the demanding specifications of modern production facilities. The new ELGT drive combines precision with high load-bearing capacity and rigidity, which Festo says makes it ideal for small parts and Lithium-ion battery manufacturing. The ELGT is a powerful yet highly […]

By July 8, 2022 Read More →
Festo heralds new era of human-robot collaboration

Festo heralds new era of human-robot collaboration

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. Festo says this new era is now dawning – with the world’s first pneumatic robot. Collaborative robots as a market segment is set […]

By May 16, 2022 Read More →
Gantry handling for sustainable wine bottles

Gantry handling for sustainable wine bottles

A collaboration between Festo and PCE Automation has helped recyclable packaging expert Frugalpac achieve the high throughputs and precision assembly necessary to meet increased demand for its innovative paperboard Frugal Bottle. Frugal Bottle is the world’s first paper wine and spirits bottle. Its innovative design comprises an outer made from 94% recycled paperboard with an […]

By March 22, 2022 Read More →
Now you can design Cartesian robots in minutes

Now you can design Cartesian robots in minutes

Festo has extended the capabilities of its Handling Guide Online (HGO) to include 3D cantilever systems in addition to linear, planar surface and 3D handling systems. These improvements mean that design engineers can now plan extremely compact or extremely dynamic Cartesian robots in a matter of minutes using the HGO’s intuitive configuration and ordering software. […]

By February 4, 2022 Read More →
Festo helps accelerate drive to vehicle electrification

Festo helps accelerate drive to vehicle electrification

Festo continues to broaden its expertise and resources to support the automotive industry’s changing needs as it transforms from the internal combustion engine (ICE) towards electrification. From its comprehensive product portfolio, Festo offers coordinated solutions for the robust, safe and precise gripping and transport of battery cells, along with many years of experience to help […]

By December 8, 2021 Read More →
Grolsch bottling plant upgrade goes with a swing

Grolsch bottling plant upgrade goes with a swing

New servo technology from Festo is helping Grolsch to put the iconic swing tops on its bottles of lager. The ‘swing-top transfer unit’ was custom-designed by Festo in conjunction with system integrator MCA Linear Motion Robotics and is installed at the Grolsch Enschede plant in The Netherlands. The ‘swing-top transfer unit’ provides approximately 3,800 swing-top […]

By October 21, 2021 Read More →
Tiny air preparation units from Festo for end of arm tooling

Tiny air preparation units from Festo for end of arm tooling

The new MS2 air preparation units from industrial automation specialist Festo allows machine builders and design engineers to put precision and accuracy close to the process without compromising on flow rates. The MS2 air preparation units designed to deliver the optimum combination of compact design, low weight and high flow rates that are ideally suited to […]

By March 3, 2021 Read More →
Festo puts knife production at the cutting edge

Festo puts knife production at the cutting edge

Festo automation technology is being used to help STANLEY Tools in the UK to meet continued demand for its renowned safety knives, while continuing to maintain the highest standards of safety and quality. Festo automation sits at the heart of a new rotary assembly cell designed and supplied by PCE Automation. The new production cell […]

By December 21, 2020 Read More →
Festo gives the future of safe automation a hand

Festo gives the future of safe automation a hand

Industrial change has accelerated, demanding a new level of interaction between people, machines and data. Within its Bionic Learning Network, Festo has been studying and developing safe automation systems to relieve people of monotonous or hazardous tasks.  The BionicMobileAssistant is a prototype robot system that deploys artificial intelligence to move independently, identifying and gripping objects and […]

By July 23, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
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 →