Festo US Press Releases

 

Press releases and news from Festo US

 

 

11/2014

 

Festo Introduces the MPA-C Clean-Design Valve Terminal

This new valve terminal features an IP69K rating, NSF-H1 lubricant, fieldbus/Ethernet connectivity, and large cross section for pressurization and exhausting.

 

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11/2014

 

Festo Introduces Its All-in-One DC Servo Motor/Drive Unit – The MTR-ECI

This solution is ideal for on-machine mounting and fast, precise format adjustment.

 

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10/2014

 

Festo Names Its Top Five Air Supply Safety Control Products – A Surprising Mix of Simple and Sophisticated Components

The most popular Festo air supply safety products place a spotlight on how OEMs approach turning off air pressure, exhausting pressure in an emergency, and safely restoring pressure.

 

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10/2014

 

Festo Introduces a New Series of Compact, Powerful Pneumatic Twin-Piston Semi-Rotary Drives – the DRRD

The DRRD series is ideal for precise and economical handling and assembly applications

 

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10/2014

Festo Becomes the Exclusive Distribution Partner of ZAYTRAN, Inc. for North America

Festo has entered into an agreement with ZAYTRAN, Inc., to become the exclusive distributor of ZAYTRAN products in the North American marketplace.

 

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10/2014

Festo Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

Festo Hosts Two Day Event to Promote the Importance of Manufacturing to the United States

 

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9/2014

ZF Honors four companies with "Supplier of the Year" awards

ZF invited its top 100 production suppliers to its 2014 Supplier Day in Livonia, Michigan, on September 4. Four regional suppliers, Quadrad Manufacturing, Meadville Forging Company Group, Voit Automotive de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and Festo Corporation, were presented with a “Supplier of the Year” Award at the closing awards ceremony.

 

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9/2014

Festo Introduces Its Next Generation Belt Drive – The ELGA-TB

In comparison to the series it replaces, the ELGA-TB features improvements in feed forces, payload, and list price.

 

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7/2014

 

 

Festo Introduces a New Generation Closed Loop Position Controller for Quarter Turn Actuators - The CMSX

The Festo CMSX delivers proportional closed loop control, energy savings, safety, and more at a price nearly half that of typical closed-loop position solutions in the process industries.

 

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7/2014

 

 

Festo Demonstrates a Small, Highly Efficient Wind Powered Generator Ideal for Mounting on Residential and Commercial Buildings

The innovative design is based on the aerodynamics of a seagull’s wing and utilizes advanced automation control technology for continuous optimization based on wind conditions.

  

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6/2014

Festo Reimagines Actuator Control Valve Design and Saves Customers Money, Time, Energy, and Space
New pneumatic actuator control valves feature up to three functions in one space saving unit – more than 50 percent smaller than valves with comparable functionality.

 

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6/2014

TSI Solutions Is the New Festo Distributor in Georgia
TSI Solutions specializes in helping Georgia manufacturers & machine builders optimize the performance of their machinery through our extensive product knowledge and applications expertise

 

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6/2014

 

New Festo Brochure Reveals the Secrets of eMotionSpheres – an Autonomous Motion, Guidance, and Monitoring System
With the eMotionSpheres, Festo shows how several flying objects can move – individually or collectively – in a coordinated manner and within a defined space.

 

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5/2014

The New Festo Approach to Ball Valve Assemblies Delivers Many Process Application Benefits
Festo now offers an entire range of ball valves, Namur solenoids, actuators, positioners, and sensors assembled and ready to install.

 

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4/2014

 

At PaperCon 2014, April 27-30, Festo Emphasizes Higher Machine Uptime through Both Technology and Training
Festo is showcasing new technology such as an all-in-one DC servo motor/drive for fast precise motion control and a host of training options offered by Didactic, the company’s training arm (Festo Booth #910).

 

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4/2014

Festo Introduces the Innovative EXCM, a Mini-H Gantry Handling System for Small Parts Assembly and Medical Laboratory Automation
The EXCM arrives at the customer’s location with critical parameters already loaded for plug-and-work operation.

 

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3/2014

 

Hydraulics & Pneumatics Announces Winners of the 2014 Best of Industry Awards
The Best of Industry Awards were developed to recognize those in the industry that have done a great job helping provide engineers with the critical information they need.

 

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3/2014

Fifty Teams Compete to Present Impressive Science and Technology Skills at FIRST® Robotics Competition--"Aerial AssistSM
Students Learn Critical Thinking and Gracious Professionalism in Addition to  Designing and Constructing Robots by Working with Mentors to Participate at SBPLI Long Island Regional FRC on March 27-29

 

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3/2014

At Interphex 2014, Festo Demonstrates Solutions that Increase Uptime, Reduce Commissioning and Assure Process Quality
Visitors to the Festo Booth #3767 can interact with an automated fermentation process, view a media valve demonstration, and discuss the company’s latest top-down/bottom-up diagnostics capabilities.

 

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3/2014

Festo Expands Its Electric Cylinder Range to Include the New Heavy Duty Electric Cylinder ESBF
The ESBF electric cylinder can produce feed forces competitive with hydraulic cylinders.

 

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2/2014

Festo Introduces the DGC-K Rodless Pneumatic Drive for simple drive functions where installation space is limited
When specified with the optional NSF-H1 food grade lubricant, the DGC-K pneumatic drive is ideal for food and beverage packaging applications.

 

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1/2014

Third Annual “Leadership in Automation” Awards  Recognize the “First Team” Honorees
Summit Media Group’s Automation World Magazine is pleased to announce the First Team category Leaders in the 2013 Leadership in Automation Program.

 

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1/2014

Festo Names Iowa Fluid Power its New Distributor for Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas
Iowa Fluid Power, also serving western Illinois and Missouri, will represent the complete line of Festo pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls.

 

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1/2014

 

Festo Names Three New Distributors for Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Parts of Idaho and Oregon
Markets served by these distributors include packaging, robotics/palletizing, oil and gas, mining, solar, material handling, food processing, dairy and farm, semi-conductor, timber, land transportation, automotive, and printing/converting.

 

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1/2014

Festo Launches an Online Technical Support Community
Community members post questions or answers and search the forum by topic to find already posted Qs & As. Animation and films can augment written answers. The forum is available 24/7.

 

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1/2014

Festo Demonstrates at SLAS 2014 the Benefits of Technology Transfer from Industrial Settings to Medical Laboratories
Motion systems based on nature’s designs, high speed robotics, desktop handling systems, and the Bionic Handling Assistant as seen on PBS’s Nova are all featured by Festo at SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) 2014, January 18-22, San Diego Convention Center, Booth # 735.

 

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 1/2014

Festo Introduces the New CPX-FB36 Node for EtherNet/IP Communications
The CPX-FB36 brings new options and high performance to EtherNet/IP applications.

 

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 12/2013
 
       

Festo Has Developed a New Series of Bellows Grippers That Gently Expand to Engage Inner Surfaces
The Festo DHEB series bellows grippers provide a safe and gentle means of handling fragile work pieces for electronic and light assembly applications

 

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 12/2013

Festo Compiles Vital Information on Machine Safety
Festo has assembled a range of downloadable material on international safety standards and procedures designed to help OEMs ensure cost effective safety engineering for machines and systems

 

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 11/2013

Festo Develops Low Cost Fieldbus Connectivity to Pneumatic Valve Terminals
One CTEU with an adapter can control two valve terminals at the same time regardless of valve size for even greater flexibility and savings.

 

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 11/2013

P&G Recognizes Top Performing Global Partners
Tells Top Strategic Business Partners that Focus is on Growth and Value Creation

 

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 10/2013

The New Festo HSP and HSW Part Handling and Assembly Modules Come As Packaged Solutions: Assembled, Tested, and Ready To Go
The HSP and HWS handling modules are well suited for systems ranging from simple, single station lab solutions to high speed, high volume work cells.

 

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 10/2013

 

Festo Showcases at Process Expo 2013 Automation Solutions Ranging from Simple Polypropylene Fittings to State-of-the-Art CIP Systems
Festo pneumatic and electric actuation and control components and systems are designed to improve the overall productivity, flexibility, and performance of automated systems. (Festo Booth #2572)

 

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10/2013

Festo Corporation Celebrates Manufacturing Day
Festo Hosts a Two Day Event to Promote Manufacturing Opportunities in the United States

 

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Festo Introduces the New Compact, Low-Cost VTUG Pneumatic Valve Terminal
The VTUG pneumatic valve terminal from Festo offers flexibility in the choice of control options, including simplified field bus connectivity and many other performance benefits.

 

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 9/2013

Festo Showcases at Pack Expo 2013 an Innovative EtherNet/IP Enabled Integrated Motor That Facilitates Fast, Accurate Machine Changeover
This new solution was specifically designed for applications involving automatic format adjustments.

 

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 8/2013

Festo’s Small Footprint VTOC Pilot Gas Valve Manifold Ideal for Semiconductor Industry Gas Box Applications
The VTOC valve manifold can be ordered in a wide range of configurations to accommodate gas box space limitations. Festo says these units are the highest density/smallest footprint pilot gas valve manifolds in the world.

 

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 8/2013

Festo Introduces the New DSBC Pneumatic Family of Cylinders That Save Significant Design and Installation Time and Improve Overall Motion Performance
New Festo cushioning technology – PPS – adapts itself automatically to changing loads and speeds.

 

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 7/2013

  

 Festo Demonstrates an Automated Gripping System That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Teach itself How to Manipulate Different Shaped Objects
This research points the way toward robots and automated machines and processes that cost less to program and deliver higher flexibility.

 

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Festo Ensures Faster Machine Changeover with the New Electric Cylinder and Closed Loop Servo Drive Solution– EPCO-CMMO-ST
This cylinder/drive combination offers the flexibility of commissioning via the internet.

 

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 6/2013

    

Festo to Build State-of-the-Art Assembly/Distribution Center in Ohio
The new regional service center, scheduled to open in 2015, will assemble and distribute products to customers faster and more efficiently than ever before, while serving as a showplace for the effectiveness of Festo automation solutions.

 

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 Inspired by Nature...Technical Details of the Bionic Dragonfly from Festo, the BionicOpter

The mechanical dragonfly flies like an airplane, helicopter, and glider and is controlled from a smart phone. This marvel of engineering from Festo is a stunning follow up to the bionic Smart Bird.

 

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 6/2013

Festo Adds a Heavy Duty Unit to its Popular EGC Line of Toothed Belt and Ball Screw Electric Actuators

The EGC-HD (heavy duty) load bearing capacity is twice that of the EGC.

 

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 5/2013

 Festo Introduces the Popular DHxS Series Grippers
Festo's newest line of pneumatic grippers has hit an application sweet spot in terms of quality and performance.

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4/2013

Festo Introduces the Innovative CMMP-AS…-M3 Ethernet Enabled Servo Drive
This new servo delivers safe-off capabilities for faster machine restart and shorter machine downtime. The flexibility of this networked drive makes it an ideal choice for machine builders looking for a competitive edge.

  

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 3/2013

Festo Introduces the VZXF – a Heavy Duty Angle-Seat Valve for both Gaseous and Fluid Process Applications

Introducing the Festo VZXF line of angle-seat valves. They are equally suitable for gaseous and fluid applications and are ideal for control of media flows whether contaminated or highly viscous. A VZXF unit is insensitive to contamination because it does not have small diameter control, gate valves and automated controls.

 

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 3/2013

Festo Introduces the VZWP– An up to 40 Bar Servo Controlled Solenoid Valve for Water, Air, and Neutral Media Process Applications

The Festo solenoid valve VZWP features a piston seal instead of a diaphragm seal and a maximum operating pressure of 40 bar, an ideal universal process valve for water, air, and neutral media.  Bottling (secondary circuit), irrigation, well engineering, sanitary engineering, water treatment, and mixing plants, pipeline construction, and pneumatic automation systems are ideal choices for the process valve.

 

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3/2013

Festo Introduces the VZWF – A Force Pilot Operated Solenoid Valve for Water, Air, and Neutral Media Process Applications

Festo’s VZWF, a force pilot operated solenoid valve can be used with water, air, and neutral media. This new valves utilize relatively small solenoids to control high pressures with large nominal diameters in closed media circuits. This valve is suitable for applications in which the medium can be vented downstream of the valve into the atmosphere or a tank.

 

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 3/2013

Festo Introduces the VZWD - An up to 90 Bar Directly Operated Solenoid Valve for Water, Air, and Neutral Media Process Applications

The Festo solenoid VZWD valve can switch at any pressure from 0 to 90 bar without differential pressure – even in closed media circuits.   It is ideal for high pressure and dosing applications and can operate with water, air, and neutral media. Applications include high pressures and low flow rates, vacuum, venting gas installations, safety shut-off, gas dosing, high pressure cleaning, and pneumatic automation systems.

 

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 1/2013

Festo Introduces an Innovative Series of Pneumatic Safety Valves - the MS6-SV and MS9-SV

Festo MS6-SV-C and MS9-SV-C safety valves offer compact size, functionality and pricing advantages.  With the additional ISO 13849-1 safety standard these valves are an excellent choice for applications with performance level c safety requirements.

 

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Festo Names Powermatic Associates its Newest Distributor

Festo announces the addition of Powermatic Associates, Pleasanton, California, to its distribution team. Powermatic will offer the full range of Festo pneumatic and automation products in northern California and the Reno, Nevada area.

 

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 1/2013

 

Festo Introduces the Solid-State Cylinder Switch SMT-8M-A

Festo is introducing the new SMT-8M-A solid-state cylinder switch for T-slot applications on pneumatic drives. The company’s premier new switch is fully optimized, harmonized and tested for Festo pneumatic drive packages, which ensures high reliability and fast set up.

 

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 1/2013

Festo Showcases Advanced Lab Automation Solutions at SLAS 2013

Festo will showcase its next generation solutions for laboratory automation and screening at SLAS 2013 in Orlando, Booth #1301 on January 12-16.  The SLAS 2013 workshop will cover recent advancements in three key areas of lab automation and a discussion of new Piezo-valve-based technology for gas control. Compact, energy efficient Piezo valves have a host of mobile and stationary applications, including in vitro diagnostics and respiratory care.

 

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