Customer Magazine
Trends in Automation (TiA)

Cover story - Decisions

Not all decisions are made in such stunning settings as here on a small island to the north of the polar circle. Or in 90 minutes, either. But sometimes decisions have to be made more quickly than usual. You can read all about where and why, head or gut instinct, and which automation concept is the right one for you, as well as lots more, in this issue.

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TiA No.1.2020

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How we decide what we decide
Neurobiologist Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Roth breaks down the four types of decisions. And explains how external factors also influence our decision-making process. Page 8 


The right response
Both a challenge and an opportunity: successful partnerships, joint projects and new ways of communicating during the coronavirus pandemic. Page 22


Rapid mask production
Mikron, Germany: a mobile system for producing face masks made possible with engineering support from Festo and featuring products from the core product range. Page 28


Cutting-edge machining
Stama, Germany: millingturning centres with integrated automation and key components from Festo. Four customised solutions play their role in the highspeed handling processes. Page 30


A wealth of diamonds a day
Buko, Belgium: high performance automation solution with fast switching valves brings out the sparkle in diamonds. Page 36


A perfect fit
Paro, Switzerland: flexible electronics assembly with the Multi Carrier System. The transport solution increases the flexibility of the plant. Page 38


Care and cooperation
Croatia, Alfa Car: new production plant for car cosmetic products. More than 200 process valves can be controlled fully automatically using a complete solution from Festo. Page 40


The right choice
Where once the focus was on pneumatic solutions, nowadays the Festo portfolio boasts five technologies, all equally represented. Page 14


One more question
Dr. Frank Melzer, Member of the Management Board at Festo, talks about his work as head of the central steering group of Plattform Industrie 4.0 and about forward looking decisions. Page 20


Seeing and understanding
More than 3,700 subscribers, over 120 videos in German and English, 1 million clicks: the YouTube video series ‘service2see’ is the perfect complement to the technical hotline. Page 12

Past Magazines


Trends in automation 02.2019
In Focus - Intelligence - Bright minds, smart systems and clever solutions

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Trends in automation 01.2019
In Focus - New approaches in product development

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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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