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Make some room!

Smaller packaging machines thanks to CPX/MPA

With the “Breakthrough Generation of Machines” from Italian packaging machine manufacturer Cama, manufacturers of consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals are experiencing a completely new feeling of space in their factories.The new machines from Cama take up one third less space—thanks to the valve manifold concept CPX/MPA.

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High-tech wood cutting

CPX/VTSA function terminals at the fastest sawmill in the world

“With our new automated saw, we achieve a speed of 150 metres per minute. This makes it the fastest band saw line in the world”, explains Johan Fredriksson from Swedish timber supplier Norra Timber. The modular line was supplied by the Swedish subsidiary of the American system builder USNR. It includes the flexible function terminals CPX/VTSA in key places for actuating the pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

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A Swedish recipe that really hits the spot

Automotive industry: Milling the electrodes of welding guns

The fact that spot welding is becoming ever faster and more reliable is illustrated by a customer-specific solution installed at Volvo in Sweden. The ingredients for this special Swedish recipe are electric actuator technology and vision systems from Festo, linked to the CPX automation platform. This means more reliability in the production of the sheet-metal components for Volvo car bodies, and more safety for the plant operators.

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2019 Productronica China

From March 20 to 22, Festo participated in 2019 Productronica China in Shanghai, which is one of the largest electronics industry exhibitions in Asia. With the theme of“Digitalization”, Festo demonstrates the latest product solutions and digital technology highlights in electronic industry. Festo highlights on this exhibition including Festo seamless integration application of automation system CPX-E in communication, one-step motion terminal VTEM for digitalization, standard compact cylinder, such as ELGC/EGSC, used in electronic industry as well as the Piezo valve terminal and VTOC applied in the process treatment of semiconductor wafer.

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The dock that “thinks” for itself

The world of bulk material handling seems straightforward at first glance: moving, filling, delivering. However, the art of dealing with a variety of different materials is in the details, such as the docking and undocking of containers at weighing stations. In the process, cross-contamination can occur and dust can be released. The AZO CleanDock prevents this problem. Its latest generation can do even more: it “thinks” for itself. Directly attached to the dock, the integrated controller CEC of the modular electrical terminal CPX from Festo ensures additional process reliability and shortened commissioning times.

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2019 AMTS

From July 3 to 6, Festo exhibited in the 15th Shanghai International Automotive Manufacturing Technology & Material Show (AMTS) 2019. The theme of 2019 Festo booth is the application of digitalization in flexible manufacturing and the optimized solution for productivity improvement. The self-adaptive servo-pneumatic balancer YHBP provides a safe and high-performance drive solution that allows an operator to move heavy loads with ease. The clamping cylinder DFAP is widely used in the welding and clamping process. It has a smart and durable performance property which ensures reliable operation of customer production. Festo motion terminal CPX/VTEM achieves cylinder acceleration, positioning and flexible control by motion positioning APP to meet the flexible requirements of digititalized production in automotive industry.

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2019 China International Industry Fair

From September 17 to 21, Festo exhibited at the Shanghai 2019 China International Industry Fair. With three core concepts of Innovation, Value and Reliability under the theme of “Innovation creates value”, Festo displayed the efficient and personalized production system of Productivity Master in the field of electric drive and efficient solutions integrating pneumatic and electric techniques; Innovative pneumatic and electric products and solutions applying energy-saving module APP of Festo motion terminal (VTEM) for various industries; The automation platform CPX-AP-I seamlessly connected automation system and industrial IoT gateway. Superconductor technology SupraDrive, BionicSoftArm and BionicSoftHand were the stars of interaction for many visitors.

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Ultrafiltration integrity test

It is highly likely that ultrafiltration is already a key part of your water treatment system, with membranes as the main component. If they start to leak, contaminants will get into the filtrate. You therefore need to closely monitor the differential pressure between the inlet and outlet in order to identify leakages as early as possible. Festo recommends automated, decentralised pressure control and pressure monitoring to help you with this.

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Installation and commissioning services

You probably don’t have much time for test operations these days. However, during commissioning you need to determine whether all systems work together optimally. To ensure that everything runs as it should, we offer practical tools and customised support, from installation and configuration to parameterisation and training your operating staff.

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Complete process control

Efficient production is key to the economic success of electromobility. Issues such as digitalisation, sustainability and artificial intelligence will play a crucial role, particularly in what is known as the greenfield, where new pioneering production plants are being built. Networked production is one of the keys and the most important building block for data-driven digitalisation. Innovative components for generating, gathering and processing data enable traceable, transparent production concepts that can be implemented across the board. Comprehensive condition monitoring helps to avoid downtime and optimises maintenance procedures.

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Commissioning software Automation Suite

Making commissioning your drive package really easy, from the mechanics to the controller. With the free PC-based Festo Automation Suite software, you work with just one program and always have all the information and tools to hand.

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Automation components with digital added value

You are probably very eager not to miss out on the great leaps in productivity that digitalisation brings. So it makes sense to start using automation products that already have digital functionality, or that allow their functions to be greatly expanded via apps. Visions of the future? Take a look at these highlights for our smart products.

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Increased machine availability

During the assembly of battery modules and battery packs, there is a high risk of system downtime due to the many consecutive joining and assembly processes. This may be caused by a shortage of parts being fed into the process, maintenance work or the replacement of wearing parts. Independent stations are therefore used instead of line concepts with fixed process chains in order to increase machine availability. We offer a complete portfolio for the decentralised control architecture that this would require, from high-performance controllers to pneumatic and electric actuators and intelligent sensors.

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Automation for Tier 1 automotive suppliers

Whether you work on powertrains or chassis, the exterior or the interior, or you manufacture electronics or tyres, the conditions are tough and the cost pressures are huge. In this environment, Tier 1 suppliers need the most efficient and technically optimal solution as quickly and effortlessly as possible, regardless of where in the world they are. And often a mix of pneumatic and electrical technologies, too.

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Production in the fast lane

Virtually fully automated body shop

With a 95% degree of automation, the Scania body shop in Oskarshamn, Sweden is one of the most modern vehicle manufacturing plants in the world. At the same time, the plant supports extensive customization. By the time they reach the end of the assembly line, virtually no two truck cabs are the same. So is this the Industrial Internet of Things in action? Automation products from Festo have certainly provided a solid basis.

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Electric automation product highlights

On the road to seamless automation of machines and systems, we offer you a unique range of solutions. Take advantage of one of the most extensive product portfolios of different linear and rotary mechanical systems, servo drives and motors as well as controller solutions and I/O systems. Always complemented by a varied and open range of communication options for seamless automation solutions.

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Picking, packing, and palletizing

Gaining a pneumatic advantage with proportional valves

“Our design-to-order concept sets us apart from the majority of packaging machine manufacturers,” says Michael Ruf, deputy general manager of Transnova Ruf. In addition to cutting-edge robotic and control technology, the company is using pneumatic automation technology from Festo, and especially proportional technology on valve manifolds.

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Automation for car manufacturing

Management says it needs to be faster. And more flexible. And at the same time, energy-efficient. We make this happen with pneumatic and electric solutions that get the best out of both technologies – across the entire process chain for vehicle-manufacturing.

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CogniGame

CogniGame is a reinterpretation of a well-known video game from the 1970s. The difference is that the action now takes place on a real playing field: with two players, a ball and two bats, each mounted on a linear axis along the baseline. The bat can be moved along the line to the left or right to deflect the ball and keep it in play. One player moves their bat with a joystick, and the other player controls their linear axis solely by thought power via the brain–computer interface (BCI).

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Trade fairs and events

Every year, you will find Festo at many trade fairs around the world. Find out here about the latest trends in automation in the world of factory and process automation as well as technical education.

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