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Trends in Automation (TiA)

Cover story - In focus - Paths - groundbreaking technologies/processes in an era of change

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TiA No.2.2018


Tradition and innovation
The South of the Korean peninsula is well positioned for further growth. Yet Korean culture is still steeped in traditions. Read article

High-tech wood cutting
In Sweden, function terminals CPX/VTSA are enhancing the world's fastest band saw line.  The valve terminal technology shortens installation and commissioning times. Read article


Optimised consumption
In its mixing chamber for automotive coatings, the IVECO plant in Madrid is achieving successful results with an energy efficiency solution from Festo. Read article


Pneumatic fitness
Pneumatic advantage: pre assemblies from Festo allow gentle movement of training equipment for senior citizens and rehabilitation patients. Read article


Paths to the new world

In the new age of digitalisation, the automation landscape is changing. Industry 4.0 relies on fully networked, adaptive production through intelligent products.  What route will machine and system builders take in order to make the most of digitalisation? Read article



The digital future is also transforming professional skills development.  Klaus Zimmermann, Head of Training & Consulting at Festo Didactic, explains how. Read article


Intelligent interaction
Forward looking technology: in the BionicWorkplace, a person works with a robot arm as well as numerous other assistance systems that are networked with each other. Read article


Agile flying
Unique flying behaviour: the BionicFlyingFox moves freely like its natural role model thanks to its elastic membrane and intelligent kinematics. Read article

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