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December 2023

Festo Launches HPPF Diminutive Flat Parallel Gripper for Space-Constrained Applications

Thanks to manufacturing innovations achieved on a new production line, Festo’s HPPF diminutive flat parallel gripper not only delivers great force in tight spaces, it’s also extremely well-priced. HPPF ranges from 19 mm to 41 mm among its four sizes: 8, 12, 16, and 20. The stroke ranges from a narrow 8 mm to a wide 80 mm, with gripping forces from 60 N to 377 N. These specs make the new HPPF ideal for space-constrained applications in small parts and electronics assembly. That includes battery manufacturing, since each HPPF contains less than 1% copper/zinc/nickel.

mechatronicscanada.ca

December 6, 2023

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Festo launches diminutive flat parallel gripper for space-constrained applications

Festo’s HPPF diminutive flat parallel gripper is designed to deliver great force in tight spaces. HPPF ranges from 19 mm to 41 mm among its four sizes: 8, 12, 16, and 20. The stroke ranges from a narrow 8 mm to a wide 80 mm, with gripping forces from 60 N to 377 N. These specs make the new HPPF ideal for space-constrained applications in small parts and electronics assembly.

December 6, 2023

cpecn.com
https://www.cpecn.com/products/festo-launches-diminutive-flat-parallel-gripper-for-space-constrained-applications/

drivesandcontrols.ca

panelbuildersystemsintegrator.ca

Festo’s HPPF Gripper Masters Force in Compact Corners

Thanks to manufacturing innovations achieved on a new production line, Festo’s HPPF diminutive flat parallel gripper not only delivers great force in tight spaces, it’s also extremely well-priced. HPPF ranges from 19 mm to 41 mm among its four sizes: eight, 12, 16, and 20. The stroke ranges from a narrow eight mm to a wide 80 mm, with gripping forces from 60 N to 377 N. These specs make the new HPPF ideal for space-constrained applications in small parts and electronics assembly. That includes battery manufacturing, since each HPPF contains less than one per cent copper/zinc/nickel.

canadianpackaging.com

Dec. 6, 2023

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Electeo by Festo revolutionizes electronics training for the next generation

Festo Canada recently launched a new web-based electronics training system, Electeo, designed to streamline and enhance electronic-skills development in universities and vocational or technical institutions. This innovative learning solution is a turnkey system for achieving a modern electronics laboratory with online tools, compatible with numerous devices and operating systems.

frasersdirectory.com

December 8, 2023

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Festo Launches HPPF Diminutive Flat Parallel Gripper for Space-Constrained Applications

Thanks to manufacturing innovations achieved on a new production line, Festo’s HPPF diminutive flat parallel gripper not only delivers great force in tight spaces, it’s also extremely well-priced. HPPF ranges from 19 mm to 41 mm among its four sizes: 8, 12, 16, and 20. The stroke ranges from a narrow 8 mm to a wide 80 mm, with gripping forces from 60 N to 377 N. These specs make the new HPPF ideal for space-constrained applications in small parts and electronics assembly. That includes battery manufacturing, since each HPPF contains less than 1% copper/zinc/nickel.

mechatronicscanada.ca

December 6, 2023

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Festo HPPF flat parallel gripper designed for space-constrained applications.

Festo has launched its HPPF diminutive flat parallel gripper which ranges from 19 to 41mm among its four sizes: 8, 12, 16, and 20. The gripper’s stroke ranges from 8 to 80 mm, with gripping forces from 60 to 377 N. Designed for space-constrained applications it contains less than 1% copper/zinc/nickel, making it suited battery manufacturing. It features twin piston rack and pinion motion and ball bearing guides that give it an accuracy of ≤ 0.03 to ≤ 0.06 mm. Units are symmetrical for flexibility in mounting and both sides feature a C-slot for sensors. Machine builders can adjust the stroke and there is an elastic cushioning option. The line’s small footprint also adds to its lightweight – 68g for the smallest unit and up to 1,326g for the largest.

design-engineering.com

December 8, 2023

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Emerging trends in Motion control

Manufacturing Automation

Dec 8/Digital

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Sticky Business

If a Canadian manufacturing success is the culmination of a journey, then Barrie, ON-based Innovative Automation has taken a path rarely traveled. It’s seldom that a custom machine builder creates a serial product, let alone one now garnering sales worldwide. But that’s the path the custom machine builder chose when it developed RoboTape, an automated system for feeding and installing adhesive-backed foams, felts and attachment tapes

design-engineering.com

December 11, 2023

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Communications & network

Festo’s CPX-AP-A is its new line of distributed I/O where modules are attached within a terminal. It provides a central communication and data transfer I/O interface. CPX-AP-I is Festo’s decentralized I/O where modules are connected via cable at distances of up to 50 meters between modules. AP modules, whether on-terminal or individual, are IP65/67 rated and can be located in cabinets, in clusters around the cell, individually placed, and separated at great distances. Every AP module reportedly features a real-time backplane transmission rate of 200 Mbps full duplex. AP gives machine builders the freedom to optimize the machine or cell by adding I/O where they need it. Physically attached on-terminal or connected via cable, all components such as PLCs, valves, motors, drives and I/O appear to the programmer to be incorporated within one smart terminal under a single IP address. Having the entire distributed and decentralized I/O topology under a single IP address significantly reduces hardware and installation costs while lowering system complexity. With all the components appearing to the programmer as resident in a single smart terminal, addressing becomes straightforward, programming time shrinks, and engineering productivity rises. As the functionality and capabilities of the system climb with the addition of modules, the overall distributed and decentralized I/O system becomes simpler to create and maintain.

December 1, 2023

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Electeo by Festo revolutionizes electronics training for the next generation

Festo Canada recently launched a new web-based electronics training system, Electeo, designed to streamline and enhance electronic-skills development in universities and vocational or technical institutions. This innovative learning solution is a turnkey system for achieving a modern electronics laboratory with online tools, compatible with numerous devices and operating systems.

frasersdirectory.com

December 8, 2023

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November 2023

Passing the Baton: Festo Names New Management Board Chairman

Festo has appointed Thomas Böck, 52, to succeed Oliver Jung as head of the Management Board of the family-owned global automation technology leader, effective Jan 1, 2024. The Management Board is the senior executive team charged with overseeing the worldwide operations of the company and strategic development.

November 1, 2023

mechatronicscanada.ca

drivesandcontrols.ca

canadianpackaging.com

Festo Didactic Appoints Daniel Rodriguez as Sales Director for North America

In this role, Dan is responsible for establishing and implementing the North American sales strategy for Festo Didactic. Reporting to Dan will be all of Canada and US Didactic sales, as well as Didactic Mexico.

panelbuildersystemsintegrator.ca

November 9, 2023

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Festo Introduces Its Most Compact Parallel, Angled, and Radial Grippers

From recently completed production lines, Festo introduces a new generation of competitively priced compact grippers that offer a host of advantages for precision electronics and small part assembly. The DHPC parallel gripper offers ≤ 0.01 mm repetition accuracy, while its variants – the DHWC angle and DHRC radial gripper – offer ≤ 0.2 mm accuracy. The DHPC, DHWC, and DHRC are interchangeable with competitive grippers. They provide the added benefits of smaller size, higher grip force, long service life, and improved precision.

November 15, 2023

mechatronicscanada.ca

drivesandcontrols.ca

Pneumatic Grippers

Festo introduced a new generation of compact pneumatic grippers that includes parallel, angled and radial models. The DHPC parallel gripper offers ≤0.01mm repetition accuracy, while its variants – the DHWC angle and DHRC radial gripper – offer ≤0.2mm accuracy. The DHPC, DHWC and DHRC are interchangeable with competitive grippers, the company says, but feature a smaller size, higher grip force, long service life and improved precision.

design-engineering.com

November 15, 2023

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Parallel, angled, and radial grippers

Festo compact grippers include DHPC parallel gripper which offers ≤ 0.01 millimetre repetition accuracy, its variants, DHWC angle and DHRC radial gripper – offer ≤ 0.2 mm accuracy. The DHPC, DHWC, and DHRC are interchangeable with competitive grippers. They have a smaller size, higher grip force, long service life, and better precision.

mromagazine.com

November 15, 2023

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Festo names management board chairman

Thomas Böck, has been appointed as head of the Management Board at Festo, succeeding Oliver Jung, effective Jan 1, 2024. “I am very much looking forward to contributing my experience to Festo. Together with the Festo team, we will keep the value-oriented family-owned company on course for success and promote its further development,” said Böck.

mromagazine.com

November 17, 2023

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Festo’s Power UP Initiative Seeks to Transform Food and Beverage Machine Building with Electric Automation

The Festo Power Up initiative for food and beverage machine builders aims to spur the efficient adoption of electric automation and in the process support the development of the next generation of compact, flexible, energy efficient and data-rich machines.

mechatronicscanada.ca

November 1, 2023

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Festo unveils web-based electronics training system

Festo, a German-based manufacturer of components, systems and controls for process and industrial automation, has launched a web-based electronics training system designed to streamline electronics skills development in universities, vocational and technical schools.

ept.ca

EP&T Magazine November 29, 2023

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October 2023

Canadian Automotive Conference

EPLAN, Festo, KUKA, Rittal and Siemens invite your organization to take part in the first forum on the future of the automotive Industry at Seneca College’s Centre for Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Toronto. This is an opportunity for automotive manufacturers and their partners to be at the table as we discuss the recent changes and challenges in the automotive sector.

Oct 3, 2023

Ep&t and others

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Flairop Distributed AI method improves efficiency of picking robot training

October Print/Digital

Manufacturing Automation

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The changing world of Robotics

October Print/Digital

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Manufacturing Automation

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New Chairman of the Management Board of Family-owned Company Festo

Oliver Jung (61) will leave his position as Chairman of the Management Board of Festo SE & Co. KG as planned on expiry of his current mandate. The Supervisory Board has appointed Thomas Böck (52) as his successor. Mr. Böck will join the family-owned company as the new Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2024.

mechatronicscanada.ca

October 2, 2023

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Industrial Process Control Learning Systems from Festo

Discover a cost- and space-savvy way to build universal skills in measurement, operation, control, optimization, and troubleshooting of industrial process control loops with the industrial process control learning system.

mechatronicscanada.ca

October 17, 2023

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The Blue path to higher efficiency

At CMTS 2023, Festo showcased its latest motion control technology for performing simple or complex tasks. Under the theme of the “Blue Path to Higher Efficiency,” many of the highlighted products – like the actuators in the Simplified Motion Series – provide users with estimates for annual energy consumption.

automationmag.com

By Sukanya Ray Ghosh

October 20, 2023

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Festo Didactic Appoints Daniel Rodriguez as Sales Director for North America

In this role, Dan is responsible for establishing and implementing the North American sales strategy for Festo Didactic. Reporting to Dan will be all of Canada and US Didactic sales, as well as Didactic Mexico.

mechatronicscanada.ca

October 24, 2023

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Festo Joins the Siemens Industrial Edge Ecosystem

Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform, creates an open ecosystem for collaboration between customers, Siemens, and certified partners, from large technology companies to independent software developers. Festo and Siemens announced their latest partnership at this year’s Hannover Messe trade fair. Festo has joined the Industrial Edge Ecosystem. To kick this off, Festo is offering the Festo AX Data access app, effective immediately, on the Siemens Industrial Edge Marketplace, where industrial customers can purchase numerous apps from different providers. The integrated IoT solutions based on these apps offer customers greater productivity, flexibility, and sustainability.

October 24, 2024

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September 2023

2023 innovations from Festo: Productivity tools with improved features

Festo is a leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology that tirelessly innovates to improve operations for machine builders and end-use customers in the discrete and process industries. Festo’s 2023 innovations include their CPX-AP-A remote I/O, CMMT MP servo drive, and a portfolio of productivity tools.

Sept 22

Mechatronics Canada

Staff-written/Johnson

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Festo at CMTS:Presenting best in class automation solutions

At the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2023, Festo is showcasing its latest motion control technology for performing simple or complex tasks and almost anything in between. CMTS visitors also can see examples of how Festo has leapt into the forefront with production solutions for fast-growing sectors like electric vehicles and life sciences.

Sept 18

Mechatronics Canada

Release

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Festo Remote I/O Solutions for Electric, Pneumatic Motion Reach Unrivalled Heights With CPX-AP-A

With the recent introduction of its distributed I/O solution CPX-AP-A, along with its established CPX-AP-I decentralized I/O, Festo now offers a range of electric and pneumatic automation solutions that is unmatched for performance, flexibility, cost savings, and engineering productivity. AP stands for Automation Platform and this backplane-based remote I/O system has been in development for a decade.

Sept 6

Mechatronics Canada

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New Festo CMMT MP Multi-Protocol Servo Drives Provide OEMs with Productivity, Cost Advantages

With CMMT MP, machine builders supporting multiple communications protocols can reduce their own servo-drive inventories. A unified drive family improves engineering productivity through familiarity with a single platform, simplifies technical support, and accesses a robust supply chain for competitively priced servo drives. Festo showed the benefits of the multi-protocol approach by reducing its own part numbers from 24 to eight.

Sept 6

Mechatronics Canada

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Festo Lifelong Learning Opportunities

With the explosion of digitization and other innovations in the world of manufacturing, there is a growing need to train and upskill new and existing employees. These training efforts can go a long way toward insuring against projected labor shortages in the manufacturing sector. In fact, studies indicate the manufacturing skills gap in the U.S. alone could result in 2.1 million unfilled jobs by the year 2030, potentially costing $1 trillion in the same year. The same is true of other countries too, including Canada.

Sept 12

Mechatronics Canada

Staff written/Johnson

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Festo introduces MS-Basic

MS-Basic air preparation components have the functionality to perform the most important technical tasks necessary for proper compressed air preparation and consist of pressure regulators, filter regulators, electric on/off and soft start valves, as well as manual on/off valves with filter/regulator combinations.

Sept 22

Mechatronics Canada

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2023 innovations from Festo: Productivity tools with improved features

Festo is a leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology. The company tirelessly innovates products and solutions to improve operations for factories and process automation. Festo’s 2023 innovations include their CPX-AP-A remote I/O, CMMT MP servo drive, and their portfolio of productivity tools.

Sept 22

Mechatronics Canada

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Festo at CMTS, Presenting best in class automation solutions

At the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2023, Festo is showcasing its latest motion control technology for performing simple or complex tasks and almost anything in between. CMTS visitors also can see examples of how Festo has leapt into the forefront with production solutions for fast-growing sectors like electric vehicles and life sciences.

Sept 22

Drives&Controls

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New Festo CMMT MP Multi-Protocol Servo Drives Provide OEMs with Productivity, Cost Advantages

With CMMT MP, machine builders supporting multiple communications protocols can reduce their own servo-drive inventories. A unified drive family improves engineering productivity through familiarity with a single platform, simplifies technical support, and accesses a robust supply chain for competitively priced servo drives. Festo showed the benefits of the multi-protocol approach by reducing its own part numbers from 24 to eight.

Sept 6

Drives&Controls

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Festo Remote I/O solutions reach new heights with CPX-AP-A

With the recent introduction of its distributed I/O solution CPX-AP-A, along with its established CPX-AP-I decentralized I/O, Festo now offers a range of electric and pneumatic automation solutions that is unmatched for performance, flexibility, cost savings, and engineering productivity. AP stands for Automation Platform and this backplane-based remote I/O system has been in development for a decade.

Sept 6

Drives&Controls

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CMTS 2023 features innovative Festo solutions, Sept. 25 to 28

Festo Canada is exhibiting at this year’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), which happens at the Toronto Congress Centre from Sept. 25 to 28. The corporation showcases its latest motion-control technology for performing myriad applications – simple, complex, and anything in between, while helping to position customers for a sustainable future.

September 19, 2023

REDWIRE

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Festo launches its CPX-AP-A input/output solution: new heights of performance

After 10 years of development, Festo Canada has launched CPX-AP-A, a backplane-based remote I/O system that joins the manufacturer’s unparalleled range of electric and pneumatic automation solutions. Along with the Festo CPX-AP-I decentralized I/O system, these platforms are part of the Festo Automation Platform (AP) concept, delivering peak performance, flexibility, cost savings, and engineering productivity.

September 12, 2023

REDWIRE

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CMMT multi-protocol servo drives by Festo boost productivity, reduce inventories

Festo Canada has launched its CMMT MP line of multi-protocol servo drives, each of which is configurable for Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFINET and Modbus TCP, as needed. Switching between protocols on the drive is fast and easy. These drives also are backwards-compatible with single-protocol CMMT drives, using identical cabling and mounting.

September 6, 2023

REDWIRE

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Festo Fast MDx feature

September 2023

Canadian Packaging – Automate Now Plus

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Le Project de recherce international Flairop termine avec success

September 2023

Emballages

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Festo helps customers upskill staff at the Oracle Industry Lab

Oracle and Festo are joining forces to help educators create new opportunities and solve tough challenges at the Oracle Industry Lab in Chicago. The facility is said to provide hands-on, simulated industry settings for customers to experiment, learn, and bring transformative technologies to life.

September 30, 2023

CPECN

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August 2023

Distributed AI technique accelerates picking robot training

FLAIROP research project successfully aggregates learned tasks from multiple robots without revealing sensitive training data.

August 7, 2023

By DE Staff

Design Engineering

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Festo completes FLAIROP international research project with Canadian, German partners

A new international research project involving artificial intelligence (A.I.) and robotics has been completed by The Festo Group and its Canadian partners, startup DarwinAI as well as the University of Waterloo, and the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) in Germany. Concluded at the Festo facility in Esslingen-Berkheim, Germany, the project results were presented live in Canada.

August 4, 2023

REDWIRE

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Festo introduces MS-Basic

MS-Basic air preparation components have the functionality to perform the most important technical tasks necessary for proper compressed air preparation and consist of pressure regulators, filter regulators, electric on/off and soft start valves, as well as manual on/off valves with filter/regulator combinations.

August 29

Mechatronics Canada

Staff written/Johnson

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Automation proving it can make algae a practical alternative to fossil fuels

August

CPECN

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July 2023

Barely There: Replacing Manual Operations with Lights-out Processes

The concept of lights-out production—streamlining processes with the aid of robotics and automation—doesn’t discount the need for people.

MachineDesign

Posted on July 11, 2023

By Rehana Begg

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June 2023

Festo’s Electric Motion Sizing (EMS) – Helping the Automotive Industry Enjoy a Smooth Ride

When a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in Ontario wanted to manufacture shock absorbers for a leading auto maker, they used Festo’s Electric Motion Sizing software to help them get the job done right. And in record time.

Posted on June 8, 2023

By Krystie Johnston

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Festo’s multi-axis solution boosts cobot capabilities with additional motion axes

A recent product available from Festo Canada is a multi-axis solution, certified for use with Universal Robots (UR) collaborative robot arms, or cobots. Ready to plug and function, this UR+-certified system increases cobot capabilities by providing up to four additional axes of motion, including the most popular linear transfer, or seventh axis.

Posted on June 15, 2023

By REDWIRE

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Closed-loop control advances high liquid throughput laboratory automation

Posted on June

By CPECN

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Configurable automatic or manual-actuated process ball valve

Posted on June

By CPECN

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Festo Adding Americas Production Capacity with New Plant in Mexico

Festo is investing $100 million to build a plant in Monterrey, Mexico to reinforce supply chain resilience for key products used in the Americas. It highlights the company’s “Local for Local” philosophy to position it closer to specific markets with great growth potential.

Posted on June 19, 2023

By Mechatronics Canada

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Festo adding Americas production capacity with new plant in Mexico

Festo is investing $100 million to build a plant in Monterrey, Mexico to reinforce supply-chain resilience for key products used in the Americas. It highlights the company’s “Local for Local” philosophy to position it closer to specific markets with great growth potential.

Posted on June 19, 2023

By Festo Canada

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Festo building new plant in Mexico

Festo is investing $100 million to build a plant in Monterrey, Mexico to reinforce supply chains for key products used in the Americas.

Construction has begun, with initial production slated for 2025. Once in operation, the plant will provide automation products and solutions for sectors in the western hemisphere, such as automotive, mining, pharmaceuticals and electronics.

Posted on June 28, 2023

By MRO Staff

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Festo’s Electric Motion Sizing (EMS) – Helping the Automotive Industry Enjoy a Smooth Ride

When a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in Ontario wanted to manufacture shock absorbers for a leading auto maker, they used Festo’s Electric Motion Sizing software to help them get the job done right. And in record time.

Posted on June 29, 2023

By Krystie Johnston

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Nouveautés Produits - Outil de Productivté/ Electric Motion Sizing

Posted on Summer/Eté

By Emballages

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May 2023

Festo’s new Electric Motion Sizing tool: essential for machine builders

The latest innovation from Festo Canada is Electric Motion Sizing, a free online productivity tool for error-free sizing of linear and rotary electromechanical systems. This solution slashes the engineering time needed for identifying and specifying harmonized electric motion systems, compressing hours of work down to minutes.

Posted on May 4, 2023

By REDWIRE

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Streamlining Machine Design

While managing hardware costs is standard practice in any automation project, engineering design and commissioning costs can account for as much if not more than hardware, especially for custom builds. Any measures that reduce design time and cost fall to a system builder’s bottom line.

Posted on May 9, 2023

By Mike McLeod, editor, Design Engineering

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Festo Didactic’s Digital Portal Makes New, Individualized Learning Experiences Possible

Festo Didactic developed a digital portal – the Festo Learning Experience, or Festo LX – to make it easier to create individual learning experiences for trainers and trainees.

Posted on May 11, 2023

By Ted Rozier

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Fast MDx: Saving Lives with Low-Cost Molecular Diagnostic Tests, with Festo on Board

The Fast MDx testing system is not only a game-changer in pathogen detection, it promises to be a life saver. Available starting in June, Fast MDx is the world’s first fully automated, high-throughput, near-patient molecular diagnostic testing system. Developed by the London, England-based social enterprise company of the same name with engineering support and automation technology from Festo, this extremely compact, mobile platform cuts the typical 24-48-hour turnaround time for test results to just 1-2 hours. Faster results mean earlier treatment and the possibility to contain infectious disease spread.

Posted on May 24, 2023

By Mechatronics Canada

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Festo Features a UR+ Certified Multi-Axis System at Automate 2023

Festo showcases its UR+ certified multi-axis solution for Universal Robots (UR) at Automate 2023. The UR system offers unique capabilities in the UR collaborative ecosystem by allowing up to four additional axes of motion beyond the UR cobot’s six axes. (Huntington Place Convention Center, Detroit, May 22-25, Booth #1026)

Posted on May 24, 2023

By Mechatronics Canada

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Application Story: Saving lives with low-cost molecular diagnostic pathogen tests

The Fast MDx testing system is not only a game-changer in pathogen detection, it promises to be a life saver. Available starting in June, Fast MDx is the world’s first fully automated, high-throughput, near-patient molecular diagnostic testing system.

Posted on May 24, 2023

By Festo Canada

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UR+ certified Multi-Axis System

Festo Multi-Axis System offers up to an additional four axes of motion, including linear transfer.

Posted on May 24, 2023

By DE Staff

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Life-saving Fast MDx testing system was developed with Festo’s help

The Festo Group has played a significant role in the development of the world’s first fully automated, high-throughput, near-patient molecular diagnostic testing system: the Fast MDx. A game changer in pathogen detection, this system is expected to save lives by cutting the typical turnaround time for test results from days to hours.

Posted on May 24, 2023

By REDWIRE

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April 2023

Festo Didactic’s Digital Portal Makes New, Individualized Learning Experiences Possible

Digitalization is changing the way people learn, and not just because in-person learning became so difficult with pandemic lockdowns. Trends such as mobile, micro, adaptive, and virtual reality learning were already beginning to exert an influence in technical education and training. To further these and other trends, Festo Didactic developed a digital learning portal – the Festo Learning Experience, or Festo LX – to make it easier to create individual learning experiences for trainers and trainees.

Posted on April 5, 2023

By Ted Rozier, Festo Didactic, Director of Engineering

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Festo Simplified Motion Series (SMS) Axes Enhancements

The move towards electric automation technology is not without its challenges. In addition to extensive knowledge of electrical systems and software, you also need a comparatively large budget – so it is no wonder that the benefits of electric automation have so far been limited to complex motion requirements. This is now changing: our Simplified Motion Series provides you with an automation solution that bridges the gap between easy-to-install pneumatics and smart electric automation. Simply make your production more efficient with plug and work.

Posted on May 9, 2023

By Design Engineering

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Festo’s Solid-State Cylinder Switch – SDBT-MSX

The first proximity switch with automatic switching point setting makes commissioning easier than ever before. With its detection range of 20 mm, it is easy and reliable to install, especially in applications where mounting is difficult. SDBT-MSX is ideal for all standard applications, especially in factory automation and the electronics industry/small parts handling.

Posted on May 9, 2023

By Design Engineering

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The New Festo Solution for DeltaV DCS Expands Integration Options and Productivity

Simple commissioning enables system integrators to incorporate a Festo pilot valve manifold and I/O into a DeltaV platform

Posted on April 19, 2023

By Drives & Control Solutions

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Automatic Response – Roundtable on future of automation for the packaging sector

Posted on April

By Nick Fleuriot/ Festo

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The New Festo Solution for DeltaV DCS Expands Integration Options and Productivity

Simple commissioning enables system integrators to incorporate a Festo pilot valve manifold and I/O into a DeltaV platform

Posted on April 19, 2023

By Mechatronics Canada

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The Festo Group

A responsible family-owned company and a global player in digitalisation

Posted on April 20, 2023

By Mechatronics Canada

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March 2023

New series of angle seat valves by Festo has unique modular design

Festo Canada recently launched a new series of angle seat valves that delivers installation, maintenance, operational, and inventory advantages with its innovative modular design. The VZXA family of uniquely engineered, pneumatically actuated valves provides many operational benefits, including higher safety, easier maintenance, and reduced cleaning time.

March 1, 2023 - REDWIRE

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Packaging line over-automated?

Are packaging machines over-designed? Under- or over-automated? Join experts from CPGs like Biscuits Leclerc and Belmont Food Group, alongside PMMI, Syntegon, Paxiom, Festo and Fanuc, as they tackle these questions and more at Insights into the Future of Packaging Automation on Tuesday.

By Canadian Packaging March 2, 2023

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Insights into the Future of Packaging Automation

Listen to Tom Egan, VP Industry Services of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute as he reveals the findings from the brand-new landmark PMMI Business Intelligence Study on The Future of Packaging Automation.

March 7, 2023

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Festo Advances High-Throughput Automated Pipetting with Speedy Closed-Loop Control

Applications for this closed-loop pipette head include pre-analytical sample preparation of patient samples, where liquid properties of the sample might change patient to patient. Festo Life Science personnel work with OEMs from inception to implementation, which brings products to market faster, with less engineering overhead and risk.

March 8, 2023

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Festo features electric automation innovations at ProMat 2023

Festo is highlighting several of its latest innovations in electric automation, including its unique Simplified Motion Series (SMS) at ProMat, the North American supply-chain exhibition, held this year from March 20 to 23 in Chicago.

By Festo Canada March 15, 2023

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Festo features electric automation innovations at ProMat 2023

These machine-mounted SMS axes are an innovative engineering and manufacturing breakthrough, comparable in cost and ease of installation with pneumatics, while offering added advantages like low energy consumption and the data generation characteristics of servo electrics. SMS axes feature a motor with integrated servo drive and IO-Link. No other supplier offers simple electric axes with comparable capabilities, advantages, and such a low price.

March 16, 2023

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Festo showcases SMS solutions and more at ProMat in Chicago

From March 20 to 23, Chicago’s McCormick Place is the place to be for ProMat, the largest North American supply-chain exhibition. The Festo Group, a world leader in electric automation solutions, will be exhibiting at booth N8118 – showcasing some of the company’s latest innovations, like the unique Simplified Motion Series (SMS).

March 17, 2023 - REDWIRE

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Festo Introduces the Electric Motion Sizing Online Tool for Quick Selection of Servo Drives

Users receive a choice of perfectly dimensioned options for electric and electromechanical drive components in minutes

Festo introduces the company’s latest online productivity tool – Electric Motion Sizing – for error-free sizing of linear and rotary electromechanical systems. Electric Motion Sizing improves project efficiency by slashing the engineering time required for identifying and specifying harmonized electric motion systems. Multi-axis handling systems can be specified with Electric Motion Sizing’s sister productivity tool Handling Guide Online, which offers similar benefits.

March 20, 2023

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Festo’s New Multi-Axis EXCL Gantry Breaks Price/Performance Barriers in Lab Automation

The EXCL gantry checks all the boxes for affordability, performance, flexibility, footprint, and integration

March 21, 2023

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Festo’s New DHOP Advances Lab Automation with High-Throughput Pipetting with Closed-Loop Control

Festo’s new DHOP closed-loop pipette head for high-speed robotic pipetting applications delivers consistent volumes over a wide range of liquid viscosities. In so doing, it assures the utmost in automation flexibility, speed, and feedback where devices are frequently required to handle many liquids.

March 21, 2023

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EXCL multi-axis gantry by Festo reduces engineering, acquisition, assembly expenses

Festo Canada has just launched a new multi-axis gantry kit, the EXCL, designed to break price and performance barriers in laboratory automation. This gantry reduces acquisition, engineering, and assembly expenses for automated sample handling and liquid dispensing in lab devices, joining Festo’s growing family of products built specifically for life-sciences applications.

March 22, 2023 - REDWIRE

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Idea Generator – Fluid Power: Angle East Valve (VZXA)

Design Engineering

Mar/Apr issue

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Innovation nouveautés produits: Vanne a siege incline (VZXA)

Emballages

Spring issue

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February 2023

Building the future work force. A job for us all

Annex business media

Editorial Advisory Board – Greg James (Festo Didactic)

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Fibre balls in the fight against micropollutants

Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine’s February 2023 issue includes includes a special focus on the challenges of water and wastewater treatment, and other environmental issues, in cold climates and remote locations. Plus, ES&E’s Annual Directory and Buyers’ Guide.

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The New Website for Maintenance Engineers

Festo launches the Pneumatic Essentials program, an ambitious global undertaking to streamline ordering, ensure fast delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic components, and produce more compact parts for today’s smaller footprint, energy efficient machines.

February 2, 2023

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Angle Seat Valve

Festo VZXA pneumatic valve family features unique modular design to simplify maintenance.

By DE Staff February 6, 2023

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Vendor support: The proverbial friend in need for automation projects

A custom machine builder improves performance specs promised to its customer with the support of its vendor.

February 7, 2023 by David Gersovitz

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Lancement d’une vanne à siège incliné de conception unique

L’entreprise Festo propose une nouvelle gamme de vannes à siège incliné à commande pneumatique VZXA dont la conception facilite l’installation, l’entretien, l’exploitation et l’inventaire.

février 9, 2023 By MFO Personnel

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Digital positioner controls pneumatically actuated process valve

The CMSH is an intelligent, digital positioner from Festo controls the position of a process valve that is actuated by a pneumatic actuator.

CMSH units have an ambient temperature range of -40° to 80°C and an IP66/67 rating.

Mike Edwards February 13, 2023

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Streamlining Machine Design

For almost half a century, Festo Canada has been serving the automation needs of local industry with world-leading products and solutions. As part of the family-owned Festo Group, a global leader in pneumatic and electromechanical solutions founded in 1925, Festo Canada offers a portfolio of over 30,000 products.

February 9, 2023

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Sustainability at Festo – Balanced

Ecological innovations as the key for more sustainability

Automation is an enabler for the industrial transformation towards climate protection, resource efficiency and sustainability. With its products and solutions, Festo helps to enable resource-conserving production and helps to establish a circular economy along the entire value chain – with the clear aim of reducing CO2 emissions.

February 23, 2023

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Fast MDx and Festo: Saving Lives Worldwide with Low-Cost Molecular Diagnostic Tests

High throughput testing for many upper respiratory tract pathogens thanks to automation technology

Fast MDx shows how many pathogens can be detected with unrivalled speed without the need for expensive biosecure laboratories. This near-patient testing system, developed by London-based company Fast MDx, cuts the typical 24 to 48 hour waiting time to just one to two hours. The new system uses automation technology from Festo.

February 27, 2023

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January 2023

Bionic Algae

Festo automated bioreactor moves algae-based bio-products a step closer to economic viability.

Most people think of algae as green pond scum if they think of it at all. For others, it’s potential climate gold, a source material to replace many fossil fuel-based products.

That comes with a big “if”. Algae must become cost-competitive with oil and gas. So far, that goal has eluded researchers, but perhaps not for much longer. Highly automated bio-refineries, like a scaled up version of the demonstrator Festo has built, may close or eliminate the gap.

By David Gersovitz January 9, 2023

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Festo Introduces an Online 3D CAD Configurator for Actuators and Accessories

Festo Introduces an Online 3D CAD configurator for actuators and accessories. Festo continues to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to lower engineering and purchasing overhead and bring machines to market faster with the company’s new online 3D CAD Configurator for pneumatic actuators and associated accessories such as fittings, lengths of tubing, and sensors.

From Mechatronics Canada - January 10, 2023

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Online 3D CAD Configurator creates actuator and accessory drawings

Festo has introduced an online 3D CAD Configurator for pneumatic actuators and associated accessories such as fittings, lengths of tubing, and sensors.

Once the actuator is selected from a choice of either cylinder, drive with guides, or semi-rotary drive, the engineer simply clicks on accessory hot spots to identify and select each accessory.

Mike Edwards January 11, 2023

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Festo Didactic propose des solutions pour le développement des compétences du Canada

La perpétuelle pénurie de main-d’œuvre dans le secteur manufacturier canadien force la participation de l’industrie à s’impliquer dans le développement des compétences, et ce, dans le but de stimuler l’embauche et la rétention du personnel. À cet effet, c’est l’entreprise Festo, principal fournisseur mondial d’équipements et de solution pour l’enseignement technique, qui entend aider le Canada à relever le défi.

January 12, 2023 By MFO Personnel

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Festo introduces Pneumatic Essentials program for easy-order/fast-ship pneumatic products

Festo has launched the Pneumatic Essentials program, said to be an ambitious global undertaking to streamline ordering, ensure fast delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic components, and produce more compact parts for current smaller footprint, energy efficient machines.

Pneumatic Essentials is described as a one-stop-shop for the 16 fundamental components that the company finds fit most common pneumatic applications. The components include air preparation, high wear polyurethane tubing, one-way flow control valve, high flow valves for normal and harsh environments, self-teaching proximity switch, mini slide, guided drive, direct interchangeability ANSI NFPA cylinders, and metric and imperial round and compact cylinders.

Mike Edwards January 16, 2023

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New online CAD configurator by Festo works for actuators, accessories

Festo Canada has just launched a new online three-dimensional CAD (computer-assisted design) configurator, developed to reduce engineering and purchasing overhead for original-equipment manufacturers and bring their products to market more quickly. This intuitive, user-friendly tool is designed for pneumatic actuators and their accessories, including fittings, tubing, and sensors.

Since Festo customers depend on assured component availability, this configurator focuses exclusively on the in-stock, fast-change core range of the company’s actuators and accessories.

January 16, 2023 - REDWIRE

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Festo Introduces Pneumatic Essentials – a Program for Easy-Order/Fast-Ship Pneumatic Products

Festo launches the Pneumatic Essentials program, an ambitious global undertaking to streamline ordering, ensure fast delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic components, and produce more compact parts for today’s smaller footprint, energy efficient machines. In addition to competitive prices, guaranteed availability, short delivery time, and innovative design, customers are assured of world-renowned Festo quality components that boost machine performance, lower waste, and reduce the risk of downtime.

January 17, 2023

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Pneumatic Essentials

Festo’s Pneumatic Essentials program designed to simplify order/ship pneumatic products.

Festo has launched its Pneumatic Essentials program, an initiative designed to streamline ordering of 16 of the company’s fundamental pneumatic components.

By DE Staff January 17, 2023

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Festo introduces program for easy-ordering and fast-shipping of pneumatic products

Festo launched its new Pneumatic Essentials program, a global undertaking to streamline ordering and ensure fast delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic components. Additionally, the program aims at producing more compact parts for smaller footprint, energy-efficient machines.

January 19, 2023 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Servo Axis Sizing, Ordering, and Configuration with Electric Motion Sizing (EMS) from Festo

This electric motion sizing tool helps you finding a perfectly dimensioned combination of electric or eletromechanic drive components based on your application needs. After entering only a small set of parameters the tool will recommend the best product combinations out of several million combinations within seconds.

The calculation results are a recommendation. Festo is not liable for any damage caused by this tool.

January 19, 2023

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Insights into the Future of Packaging Automation

Festo Automation Experience (AX) is a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform for predictive maintenance, predictive quality, and energy optimization. Using advanced analytics, Festo AX maps data to learn a component, machine, product, or energy system’s healthy state. Festo AX provides actionable information to correct anomalies when data begins trending out of normal.

March 7, 2023 at 11:00am ET

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Festo – a name synonymous with quality and innovation

For almost half a century, Festo has been serving the automation needs of Canadian industry with world-leading products and solutions. A global leader in pneumatic and electromechanical solutions founded in 1925, Festo offers a portfolio of over 30,000 products. Festo is a brand synonymous with reliability and durability. Festo backs its products with unrivalled engineering support – both live interaction from engineering staff based in Mississauga, ON and digitally in the form of online configurators and free software to assist customers in selecting precisely the right product for their applications.

March 7, 2023

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Festo Introduces VZXA, A Uniquely Engineered Angle Seat Valve

The new Festo VZXA family of pneumatically actuated angle seat valves delivers installation, maintenance, operational, and inventory benefits thanks to a unique modular design.

When a VZXA actuator is removed for maintenance or changeover, for example, the stem, seat, and seal stay inside the valve body, allowing the process system to remain pressurized. In applications containing hazardous materials, those materials reside safely within the system, saving cleaning time and lowering health and safety risks of contamination. No other angle seat valve offers these operational benefits.

January 24, 2023

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Festo Introduces Pneumatic Essentials – a Program for Easy-Order/Fast-Ship Pneumatic Products

Festo launches the Pneumatic Essentials program, an ambitious global undertaking to streamline ordering, ensure fast delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic components, and produce more compact parts for today’s smaller footprint, energy efficient machines. In addition to competitive prices, guaranteed availability, short delivery time, and innovative design, customers are assured of world-renowned Festo quality components that boost machine performance, lower waste, and reduce the risk of downtime.

Janaury 26, 2023

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Festo’s new Pneumatic Essentials program ensures quicker delivery of components

To spur faster delivery of guaranteed in-stock pneumatic parts and manufacture more compact components for today’s small-footprint, energy-efficient machinery, Festo Canada recently launched the Pneumatic Essentials program. This ambitious global initiative will streamline ordering processes with competitive pricing, guaranteed availability, shorter delivery times, and innovative design for 16 fundamental pneumatic components.

January 30, 2023 - REDWIRE

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First Glance – Fresh Angle (VZXA)

Canadian Packaging

Jan/Feb issue

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Idea Generator – Fluid Power: Pneumatic Essentials

Design Engineering

Jan/Feb issue 2023

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Trend Article – Automation advances in the baking industry

Food in Canada

Jan/Feb issue

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