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Festo AG & Co KG

73734 Esslingen

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OPC UA: Industry 4.0 glue? 13/03/2017
OPC-UA technologies are developing fast! Suzanne Gill caught up with some automation vendors to find out more about their latest OPC-UA technology developments. Full Story...

From vision to reality: cyber physical systems and factories 19/12/2016
Festo remains at the forefront of Industry 4.0 – from learning to initial applications, from products and solutions to its revolutionary research on BionicANTs. It is helping develop ground-breaking, forward-looking solutions and helping to significantly improve productivity. Full Story...

From vision to reality - Inspiring the 4th industrial revolution 06/12/2016
Self-organising and self-learning manufacturing networks are still visionary. A first approach to this vision is the BionicANTs research project from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network which reflects networked and collective behaviour. Industrial applications bear certain aspects of this approach. Full Story...

RS Components extends pneumatics offer through agreement with Festo 27/06/2016
Distributor, RS Components is set to integrate Festo pneumatics products into its range to provide industrial customers with a wider choice of brands from the distributor. RS is now a key part of Festo's distribution strategy across Europe. Full Story...

Latest projects from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network unveiled at Hannover Fair 10/05/2016
Two new research projects from its Bionic Learning Network were unveiled by Festo at this years Hannover Fair. FreeMotionHandling is an autonomously airborne assistance system with infinite degrees of freedom, while the 3D Cocooner combines complex lattice structures with ‘digital fabrication’ using additive manufacturing. Full Story...

IO-Link: Getting straight to the point 23/11/2015
Standardised IO-Link technology makes communication with sensors and actuators simple and economical. This low-cost connection technology, with three or five conductors, achieves point-to-point connection without the need for complex wiring and with minimal material requirements.  Full Story...