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Trends in Automation (TiA)

Cover story - In focus - Perspectives - New approaches in product development

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TiA No.1.2019


Through the ages
People with ideas that move people: the Netherlands has a long history of innovation. Festo recognised the country’s development potential early on. Read article

Milestone in milking technology
Fully automatic milking system from Lely: a hybrid robotic arm with drives from Festo ensures gentle milking. Read article


Green cruising
The cruise ship AIDAnova is the first of its kind to run entirely on LNG. The ocean liner has a gas system for controlling refuelling and supply featuring valves from Festo. Read article


Setting standards
Blood plasma fractionation: standardised components from Festo simplify installation and maintenance in a large-scale plant for Biotest. Read article


Room for new perspectives
Two teams, one goal: the world’s smallest mini slide – DGST. How to get a new product from idea to sales release in less than two years.Read article


Digital maintenance management
Smartenance: the digital maintenance manager provides you with a clear schedule and evaluation for your system maintenance. Read article

Festo has taken a new approach with the development of Smartenance. We interview Jost Litzen, who was involved in the process right from the very start. Read article


Instinct for new ideas

Form-fitting gripping thanks to inversion: operation of the adaptive gripper is modelled on a Chameleon's tongue. It was developed in cooperation with the University of Oslo. Read article

Previous trends in automation magazine

Trends in automation 02.2018
In Focus - Paths of ground breaking new technology and processes in an era of change

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Trends in automation 01.2018
In Focus - Changes switching direction, shifting times and play of light

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