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Festo AG & Co KG

73734 Esslingen
Germany

Telephone : +49(711)347-2964
Fax : +49(711)34754-2964
Web : http://www.festo.com


Editorial archive;

The simplicity of pneumatics meets the advantages of electric actuators 09/12/2019
Festo believes it can now offer the simplicity of pneumatics to the world of electric automation, with the electric Simplified Motion Series. Full Story...

Connectivity in real-time - IO Link, and the Automation Platform Network 17/09/2019
It is critical that suppliers of remote I/O systems can connect to the most important networks used in industry today. PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT® and Modbus are all common networks used in Industrial Automation but how does a manufacturer of machines standardise, when their various customers specify different networks in their factories? Nigel Dawson, head of Business Development Electric Automation at Festo explains. Full Story...

Seamless connectivity from the workpiece to the Cloud 14/01/2019
As well as being an expert in mechanics and pneumatic motion technology, Festo offers a range of electric automation solutions, including its most recent launch of the latest motion controller technology with seamless integration into leading host environments. Eberhard Klotz, head of the Festo Industry 4.0 campaign explains. Full Story...

Dr Melzer of Festo to head Industry 4.0 platform steering committee 17/12/2018
Dr Frank Melzer has become the head of the Industry 4.0 platform steering committee for the digitisation of business in Germany. He took over the role from Bernd Leukert of SAP on 4 December 2018. Full Story...

Compact flow sensor for control of compressed air energy demands 02/09/2018
Festo has released the new SFAH Flow Sensor to enable cost-effective monitoring of compressed air use. It provides a user interface with high output flexibility to give a clear picture of energy usage. Full Story...

Mobile maintenance: proof of Industry 4.0 payback 20/08/2018
Eberhard Klotz, head of the Industry 4.0 campaign at Festo, demonstrates what contribution Industry 4.0 is already making to the booming automation technology sector today. He highlights the potential improvements in performance and quality of maintenance teams – and thus OEE figures – with rapid return on investment times. Full Story...

Proof of Industry 4.0 payback 20/04/2018
Eberhard Klotz explains what contribution Industry 4.0 is already making to the booming automation technology sector and demonstrates how it is already offering a pay back. Full Story...

Decentralised Industry 4.0 automation platform 20/11/2017
At this year’s SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition visitors will be able to experience the flexibility of Festo’s Multi-Carrier-System (MCS) for intralogistics with batch sizes down to one. Also on display will be Festo's new IP20 and IP65 rated automation platforms with IoT gateways and a direct link to a cloud. Full Story...

The digitalisation of pneumatics 15/05/2017
At Hannover Messe, Suzanne Gill spoke to Marcio Lopes da Silva, product manager at Festo, about the latest pneumatic developments from the company. Full Story...

A pneumatic revolution in automation? 03/05/2017
The Festo VTEM Motion Terminal heralds the beginning of a new era, catapulting pneumatics into the era of Industry 4.0 – with apps that can replace over 50 individual components. The latest developments in piezo technology and software have made this possible. Full Story...

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...