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Trends in Automation (TiA)

Cover story - In focus - Intelligence - Bright minds, smart systems and clever solutions

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TiA No.2.2019

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All in the mind
What is intelligence? Can you inherit it? Can you enhance it? And what about IQ tests? These and other questions are discussed by Prof. Dr. Detlef H. Rost from the University of Marburg. Read article


High tech at high speed
China: from e-mobility and high-speed trains to intelligent manufacturing. Festo’s largest production facility outside Germany is being built in Suncun. Read article

Perfectly matched
China: customised cylinders have increased the efficiency of filling and cleaning processes. Read article

Complex, but not complicated
Switzerland: modular system concept for a fully automated dosing and packaging line allows faster throughput times. Read article

The dock that thinks
Germany: decentralised control with CPX-CEC increases process reliability and reduces commissioning times in bulk material handling. Read article

40,000 genetic tests per day
Netherlands: automated DNA extraction system with electric drive technology and valve terminals VTUG with IO-Link®. Read article

Swabian recipe for success
Germany: clever automation solution for a pretzel twisting machine ensures high flexibility and short set-up times. Read article


Key technology
Intelligent systems are optimising processes and opening up new perspectives. Festo is driving this development within the company. Read article


New learning spaces
Future-oriented training at Freudenberg: Festo Didactic helped to create the learning spaces in the new training centre and trained trainers on the topic of Industry 4.0. Read article


Hand in hand
BionicSoftHand: using artifi cial intelligence, the pneumatic robot hand learns to independently solve gripping and turning tasks. Read article


One more question
Dionysios Satikidis, Festo expert on AI and Autonomous Systems, gives an insight into the different learning methods of artificial intelligence. Read article

Previous trends in automation magazine

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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