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Control Engineering Nov 19

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Control Engineering Mar 20

Are pneumatic systems smart enough to survive? As Industry 4.0 starts to change the manufacturing and process industries, many have questioned whether pneumatics has a future. Control Engineering asked some pneumatics providers what they think including Steve Sands, Head of Product Management, at Festo.

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Food Processing Feb 20

Skills: a vital ingredient for Industry 4.0 success. Food Processing looks at the changing engineering skills requirements as industry moves towards Industry 4.0. Andy Macpherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo, gives his thoughts.

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Design Solutions Feb 20 Compact Solutions guide the way. Aruj Abbas, Product Manager at Festo, explains why pneumatic guided drives are getting smaller and explores how the latest compact solutions have the capability to deliver the high performance needed, opening up new application possibilities. Design Solutions

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Process & Control Feb 20 An app for all occasions - the advantages of digitalisation. Dr. Eckhard Roos, from Festo HQ, discusses digitalisation and AI, and the possibilities they offer for automating process valves. Process & Control

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Industrial Plant and Equipment Jan / Feb 20 A study in smart maintenance. Steve Sands from Festo discusses the significant impact Industry 4.0 technologies are already having on production. This article explains how, in the space of just a few years, the use of digital maintenance has become the norm within Festo production plants and illustrates the benefits that other manufacturing companies might expect from adopting smart maintenance practices. Industrial Plant & Equipment

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Control Engineering Feb 20 AI at the edge has a small footprint. At a recent Festo press event, Tanja Maass, Managing Director at Resolto Informatik, spoke about the benefits of bringing artificial intelligence directly to the machine. Control Engineering Europe

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Controls, Drives & Automation Jan 20 Industrial transformation. The growing pace of technological change, increasingly uncertain prospects for the global economy and political debate about trade relations and Brexit are putting the manufacturing industry under pressure. Rather than simply going with the flow, Festo aims to play and active role in this complex scenario. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Drives & Controls Jan 20 Start-up brings real-time AI to machines on the shopfloor. A German start-up that Festo bought last year claims to be implementing AI (artificial intelligence) directly on machines and interpreting data there in real time. Resulto Informatik says it already has appliocations at work in manufacturing environments. Drives & Controls

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Food Processing Jan 20 Tools to help deliver a digital future. Industry 4.0 has now moved well beyond the concept stage although there is still a long way to go. The next generation 5G wireless networks and use of Artificial Intelligence will be crucial elements to enable Industry 4.0 to be wholly implemented says Steve Sands from Festo. Food Processing

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Smart Machines & Factories Dec 19 / Jan 20 A decentralised approach to digitalisation. The Industry 4.0 vision of a smart factory where every component, every device, every system and every site is digitally connected via the cloud presents an enormous design and engineering challenge. Is there a simple way of achieving the level of standardisation and connectivity required without compromising on design flexibility? Smart Machines & Factories asked Andy Parker-Bates, Product Manager at Festo, for his view. Smart Machines & Factories

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Design, Products & Applications Dec 19 New developments in pneumatic guided drives - Aruj Abbas, Product Manager at Festo, explains why pneumatic guided drives are getting smaller and explores the latest devices to market. Design, Products & Applications

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Industrial Technology Nov / Dec 19 New decentralised IO system delivers real-time data handling - Andrew Parker-Bates, Product Manager at Festo, answers questions about its new CPX-AP-I decentralised IO system and the improvements it delivers for machine builders, system integrators and end-users. Industrial Technology

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Connectivity in Print Nov 19 Leadership 4.0: smart skills for a smart industry. It's difficult to underestimate the impact that Industry 4.0 will have - not just on the manufacturing workforce but on the entire structure of how we make products and choose products for our personal use. Connectivity asked Neil Lewin, Senior Consultant, Festo Training & Consulting to look at how industry leaders need to respond to Industry 4.0 and how they should manage their organisations through this period of immense change. Connectivity in Print

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Control Engineering Nov 19 Plug and work for simple electric movements - when simplicity of pneumatics meets advantages of electric actuators. Control Engineering Europe

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Control Engineering Nov 19 Embracing digital twins - A Research and Markets report - Internet of Things Digital Twinning: Market Outlook for IoT enabled Physical to Virtual Mapping and Management 2017-2022 - stated that, by 2022, 85% of all IoT platforms will embrace digital twins. Suzanne Gill interviews a number of Industry specialists including Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo. Control Engineering Europe

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Controls, Drives & Automation Nov 19 Smarter Futures Supplement - Data & analytics in the digital era. Today many manufacturers collect, or have the ability to collect, data from their machinery and production processes. However, many struggle to extract and convert their data to information and insights of value to their business. Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo, considers the issues. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Nov 19 Smarter Futures Supplement - IO Link and the automation platform network. When a combination of networks becomes attractive - Nigel Dawson, Head of Business Development Electric Automation at Festo explains. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Industry 4.0 Magazine Oct 19 Industry 4.0, 5G and AI: delivering a digital future. Manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase production efficiencies, boost profitability and improve product quality, while at the same time enhancing security, safety and sustainability. Industry 4.0 Magazine

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Industrial Technology Oct 19 Automation delivers greater freedom for cows and farmers. The combination of cartesian robotics with pneumatics technology at Fullwood has delivered an innovative automated milking technology that offers benefits to dairy cows and farmers alike. Industrial Technology

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Smart Machines & Factories Oct 19 Industry 4.0, 5G and AI: delivering a digital future. The next generation 5G wireless networks and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be crucial elements to enable Industry 4.0 to be wholly implemented. Smart Machines & Factories talks to Steve Sands from Festo. Smart Machines & Factories

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Control Engineering Oct 19 Tools to help deliver a digital future. Industry 4.0 has now moved well beyond the concept stage although there is still a long way to go. The next generation 5G wireless networks and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be crucial elements to enable Industry 4.0 to be wholly implemented, according to Steve Sands. Control Engineering Europe

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Controls, Drives & Automation Sep 19 Smarter Robotics Supplement - Smarter robotics in farming. The smart way to milk - Fullwood Packo collaborates with Festo to use automation that delivers greater freedom for dairy cows and farmers. Fullwood Packo have partnered with Festo to deliver the flexibility and performance required in the modern dairy industry. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Sep 19 Fullwood Packo collaborates with Festo to deliver greater freedom for dairy cows and farmers. Festo supplies complete cartesian robot assemblies and pneumatic controls kits for each Fullwood Packo milking robot. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Control Engineering Sep 19 IO Link, and the Automation Platform Network - when a combination of networks becomes attractive. It is critical that suppliers of remote I/O systems can connect to the most important networks used in industry today. PROFINET, EthernetIP, EtherCAT® and Modbus are all common networks used in Industrial Automation but how does a manufacturer of machines standardise, when their various customers specify different networks in their factories? Nigel Dawson, head of Business Development Electric Automation at Festo explains. Control Engineering Europe

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Drives & Controls Jul / Aug 19 Compact pneumatic slides are 'the smallest on the market'. The DGST mini slide sets a benchmark for compact, yet robust and precise drives for compact handling systems. Drives & Controls

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Manufacturing Management Jul / Aug 19 Where are all the smart factories? The fourth industrial revolution is slowly beginning to take shape; however, as Steve Sands, Product Manager at Festo tells Manufacturing Mangement, more needs to be done by UK manufacturers to fully embrace it. Manufacturing Management

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Process & Control Jul / Aug 19 The key ingredients for food industry automation. Andy MacPherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo, examines how the UK food industry can develop the skill set required for a more automated future. Process & Control

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Industrial Technology Jul Aug 19 Pneumatic upgrade improves bulk tube packing efficiency. When specialist manufacturer of tube packing solutions Cerulean decided it was time to overhaul the design of its popular FPS-1 tube packer, it called upon Festo to help simplify the design and deliver an improved, future-proof packing solution. Industrial Technology

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Engineering May 19 Delivering Industry 4.0: from theory to reality. Steve Sands updates on where we are on the road to making Industry 4.0 ways of working a global reality. Engineering

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Apr / May 19 Festo pneumatic robots get to grips with artificial intelligence. Festo showed its pneumatic BionicSoftHand at Hannover Fair 2019. Combined with the BionicSoftArm, a pneumatic lightweight robot, the Future Concepts are suitable for human-robot collaboration. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Controls, Drives & Automation Apr / May 19 Smarter Futures Supplement - New business models & applications; the potential of Industry 4.0. If you are after an enthusiastic advocate of digitalisation, you really don't need to look any further than Dr Michael Hoffmeister, Executive Expert Digital Business at Festo. At the company's International Press Conference he took to the stage to convey Festo's approach to Industry 4.0, IIoT and digitalisation. Charlotte Stonestreet, editor of CDA, was there. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Apr / May 19 Smarter Futures Supplement - The smart answer to maintenance management. Festo broke new ground with the development of its digital maintenance management tool 'Smartenance'. Head of Product Management and Marketing at Festo, Steve Sands, looks at the process that brought the pioneering technology together. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Apr / May 19 Smarter Futures Supplement - Paths to a new world - Hololens, mobile phones, 3D printing or smart glasses - the gadgets that over 30 years ago captured the public imagination in the blockbuster movie "Back to the Future" have now become a reality. Industry 4.0 is automating the modern working world and helping machine and system builders reach new heights. What route will the sector take to make the most of digitalisation? Controls, Drives & Automation

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Industrial Technology Apr 19 Improving patients' quality of life with new piezo valves. Paul Kendall explores the latest developments in piezo technology and how their application in medical devices can improve quality of life. Industrial Technology

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Eureka Apr 19 Pneumatic robotics meets AI - automation company, Festo has unveiled its latest pneumatically-operated soft robots, which could be used side-by-side with human operatives or as inspection tools in water and industrial applications. Eureka! takes a look.  Eureka

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Control Engineering Apr 19 Faster. Better. Connected. How the Festo automation platform provides industrial intelligence for the integrated industry. Industry 4.0, seamless connectivity, digitalisation, smart products or platform concepts are keywords for higher productivity. The impressive automation platform from Festo encourages customers to increase their competitiveness in the booming automation technology sector. Control Engineering Europe

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Drives & Controls Apr 19 Pneumatically-powered 'hand' and 'arm' collaborate safely with humans. At the recent Hannover Fair, Festo unveiled its two latest nature inspired technologies: a pneumatically operated 'hand' and 'arm' which can interact safely with people. Drives & Controls

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Design Solutions Mar 19 The future of pneumatics - what role is there for pneumatics in an increasingly automated and digitised world? Andy Parker-Bates, product manager at Festo investigates. Design Solutions

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Smart Machines & Factories Mar 19 Industry 4.0: The future is AI. Festo Member of the Management Board Dr Frank Melzer has taken over as head of the Industry 4.0 platform steering committee for the digitisation of business in Germany. Smart Machines & Factories' Aaron Blutstein caught up wiith him in Holland to find out which direction Industry 4.0 is heading. Smart Machines & Factories

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Drives & Controls Mar 19 Executive Viewpoint 2019 - Drives & Controls asked leaders from the automation and motion engineering sector to give their views on topics that they believe are vital to the sector. Steve Sands, Head of Product Management & Marketing, discusses Industry 4.0 and how change is a constant, but the rate is accelerating. Drives & Controls

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Control Engineering Feb 19 Faster. Better. Connected. How I40 based machines benefit from the Festo Automation Platform. Right from the earliest days of Industry 4.0 Festo has been deeply engaged and has built up outstanding experience in research, production and process optimisation. Now an impressive automation platform enables their customers to do so, too. Eberhard Klotz, Head of Festo Global Key Account Management Industry 4.0, explains. Control Engineering Europe

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Food Processing Feb 19 Skills: a key ingredient for success. Andy Macpherson examines how the UK food industry can develop the skills set required for a more automated future. Food Processing

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Electronic Product Design & Test Feb 19 Medical feature - Paul Kendall, Industry Sector Manager - Lifetech at Festo, explores the latest developments in piezo valve technology and how their application in medical devices can improve quality of life. Electronic Product Design & Test

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Industrial Plant & Equipment Jan / Feb 19 Six steps to smarter factories. The potential that Industry 4.0 offers to improve production efficiencies, reduce costs and be more responsive to customer demands is becoming more widely appreciated. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin the transformation. Steve Sands, head of product management at Festo, offers some tips on getting started. Industrial Plant & Equipment

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Jan / Feb 19 Team BRIT and MME Motorsport use Festo automation to put disabled drivers in control - new hand control technology enables disabled and able-bodied drivers to use the same car. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Industrial Technology Jan 19 Pneumatics assure smooth, safe lifting. Digital pneumatics bring a new level of sophistication to an innovative roll handling system from Dotec. Industrial Technology

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