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Industrial Technology Apr 18

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Smart Machines & Factories May 18 Robots, AI and the collaborative workplace. How can artificial intelligence be applied to accelerate the transition to more connected factories, where human and machine work collaboratively? What technological advances are being made, and how can we encourage robots (and humans) to learn? Steve Sands, head of product management at Festo, explains what the future workplace might look like. Smart Machines & Factories

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Manufacturing Management May 18 End game for maintenance. Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics are pushing maintenance into a digital future, as Mark Venables explains. Steve Sands, head of product management at Festo contributes. Manufacturing Management

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Control Engineering May 18 Is your Industry 4.0 network secure? Steve Sands, head of product management at Festo, explores how recent work by Festo enables control engineers to ensure the security of networks while providing the benefits of Industry 4.0 connectivity. Control Engineering Europe

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Industrial Technology May 18 Skilled workers are the vital ingredients for Industry 4.0. Andy Macpherson looks at what manufacturers can do to secure a suitably skilled workforce for the future as well as examining what technological advances are now available to help food processors start their journey towards the smart factory. Industrial Technology

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Drives & Controls May 18 Bionic spider rolls or runs, while fruit bat flies overhead. A camera-guided flying fruit bat, and a 'spider' that can both walk and roll, were the latest additions to Festo's menagerie of bionic creatures that made their debuts at last month's Hannover Fair. Drives & Controls

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Design, Products & Applications May 18 How to choose the right valve for optimised machine performance. Increased production demands in recent years have led to a need for more accurate, reliable and durable components. Ironically, as the range of available technologies and pneumatic valve types, models, and properties expands to meet these requirements, specifiers, machine builders, OEM's and plant engineers can find the choice daunting. Andy Parker-Bates, Product Manager at Festo gives a brief overview of the main valve technologies, their operation and respective pros and cons. Design, Products & Applications

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Apr / May 18 Digital transformation and the automotive sector. British Fluid Association members consider the growing trend towards automation and digitalisation within the automotive industry, and the enduring importance of more traditional technologies such as pneumatics within the fast-developing digital transformation landscape. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Control Engineering Apr 18 Proof of Industry 4.0 payback - Eberhard Klotz explains what contribution Industry 4.0 is already making to the booming automation technology sector and demonstrates how it is already offering a payback. Control Engineering Europe

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New Manufacturing Yearbook 2018 Driving the manufacturing of the future. Steve Sands looks at how Industry 4.0 is shaping the manufacturing of the future. New Manufacturing Yearbook

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Manufacturing Management Apr 18 Developing the right skills for Industry 4.0. Manufacturers have to consider the impact that implementing Industry 4.0 will have on their workforce, and the skills that will be needed in the future. Neil Lewin reports. Manufacturing Management

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Smart Machines & Factories Mar / Apr 18 Digital transformation and the automotive sector. British Fluid Power Association companies consider the growing trend towards automation and digitalisation within the automotive industry, and the enduring importance of more traditional technologies such as pneumatics within the fast-developing digital transformation landscape. Smart Machines & Factories

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Smart Machines & Factories Mar / Apr 18 Creating a route to Industry 4.0. Festo's senior consultant, Training & Consulting - Neil Lewin, says the company has identified four key creativity techniques that can help develop creative thinking and generate new innovative ideas. Smart Machines & Factories

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Controls, Drives & Automation Feb / Mar 18 Smarter futures supplement - The digitalisation of pneumatics. Andy Parker-Bates, Product Manager at Festo, looks at the latest pneumatic developments from Festo. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Feb / Mar 18 Smarter futures supplement - Driving the production of the future. Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo GB, discusses the company's activities around Industry 4.0, its view of production of the future, benefits for original equipment makers (OEMs) and end-users and partners in industrial markets. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Food Processing Feb 18 Pneumatics joins the smart revolution. Andy Parker-Bates discusses the technological advances in pneumatics that are helping food processors start their journey towards the smart factory. Food Processing

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Food Processing Feb 18 A key ingredient for success. There is a crisis in the UK food industry - fewer newer recruits are being attracted into the sector and experienced workers are leaving. What can companies in the food supply chain do to secure a suitably skilled workforce for the future? Andy Macpherson examines the options. Food Processing

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Jan / Feb 18 Annual Boardroom Report - The game plan. Hydraulics & Pneumatics spoke with leading figures (including Eliza Rawlings, Managing Director, Festo GB) from the fluid power and related technology and services sectors about a number of current key discussion points - including market opportunities, innovation, regulations and health & safety.  Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Food Processing Jan 18 Smarten up to the future of food manufacturing. Where and why should food and beverage processors start their smart manufacturing journey? Suzanne Gill asked a variety of automation and equipment suppliers for their thoughts and advice including Andy Macpherson from Festo. Food Processing

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Electronic Product Design & Test Dec 17 Making electrical positioning easy to select, easy to connect, easy to configure - with all the challenges machine builders face over the selection, connection and configuration of electromechanical drives solutions, Warren Harvard, Product Manager for Electric Drives at Festo, sheds some light on how to make the process easier. Electronic Product Design & Test

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Nov / Dec 17 Eventful journey - this issue of Hydraulics and Pneumatics marks its 21st anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, a number of prominent spokespeople within the fluid power and wider motion control sectors consider some of the key technological, political and legislative changes that have come to pass over the past two decades. Steve Sands from Festo contributes. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Manufacturing Management Nov / Dec 17 A lean approach - as the Fourth Industrial Revolution approaches, a focus on lean will position your site ahead of the rest. Neil Lewin on the seven traditional 'wastes' of a lean manufacturing approach Manufacturing Management

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Process Engineering Nov / Dec 17 Smart moves - the maintenance sector has been quick to embrace a more automated approach to industrial processes. Festo's Steve Sands considers how implementing Industry 4.0 will continue the momentum. Process Engineering

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Design Solutions Nov 17 Making better connections - family owned British manufacturer Harwin PLC makes high quality connectors for electronic applications. When investing in a new production line for its premium Gecko range, the company chose Festo technology to deliver high levels of automation and flexibility it needed. Design Solutions

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Panel Building & System Integration Nov 17 Easy to select, easy to connect, easy to configure - Warren Harvard discusses how building a solution using multiple components from different suppliers can be complex, time consuming and risky. Panel Building & System Integration

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Valve User Winter 17 Plants based on the Lego principle: modular automation is the answer to volatile markets in process industries. Shorter production runs and increasingly varied requirements from the same plant, these are the market demands which more and more process plant manufacturers and operators must adjust to. The solution is plant based on the Lego principle of modular automation, where users can add modules or switch them off to match shifting requirements. Valve User

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Industrial Technology Oct 17 Easy to select, easy to connect, easy to configure - Warren Harvard discusses the challenges facing machine builders and what can be done to improve the easier selection, connection and configuration of electric drives solutions. Industrial Technology

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Drives & Controls Oct 17 Charging into the future - the UK is hoping to establish itself as a world leader in producing the battery systems that will be vital for future electric vehicles. As part of a £246m Government-backed programme, a pilot battery-assembly machine has been built that demonstrates a combination of control, speed and precision. Drives & Controls

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Design Solutions Oct 17 Easy to select, easy to connect, easy to configure - Warren Harvard, product manager for electric drives at Festo, discusses the challenges facing machine builders and what can be done to improve the process of specification, allowing for easier selection, connection and configuration of electric drive solutions. Design Solutions

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Smart Machines & Factories Sep / Oct 17 Communicate the change of Industry 4.0 - Industry 4.0 will undoubtedly create a wealth of opportunities for new business models, new products and new solutions. We are only just beginning to understand the possibilities of a world where operating technologies and information technologies 'talk' directly to each other and make real decisions, using calculations outside the range of human capabilities. This has the potential to lead to enormous efficiencies in labour, material and energy. Neil Lewin, senior consultant at Festo Training & Consulting reports. Smart Machines & Factories

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Industrial Technology Sep 17 Delivering the factory of the future: the transition from digitalisation to Industry 4.0. Steve Sands of automation specialist Festo explores the practicalities involved in delivering the factory of the future, and shares some first-hand experiences about the impacts of increased automation on people and their roles. Industrial Technology

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Valve User Autumn 17 Simple ways to save costs when selecting process valves for your application. Kai Feller of industrial automation and control manufacturers Festo asks the right questions - and provides answers. Valve User

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Controls, Drives & Automation Aug / Sep 17 Industry 4.0: Revolution or evolution? While many in the industrial sector continue to speculate over whether Industry 4.0 represents revolution or evolution, Festo is already undertaking ever-growing digitalisation with both mind-sets, as Charlotte Stonestreet reports. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Aug / Sep 17 Change is on the menu. If the food and drink sector is to continue to build on productivity gains and fully unlock its future potential, increased levels of automation and digitalisation offer opportunities for faster, more flexible and more intelligent production, together with increased energy efficiency, reduced waste and an optimised value chain.  Controls, Drives & Automation

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Food Processing Aug 17 Demonstrating how Industry 4.0 solutions might work. What will the manufacturing processes of the future look like, and what will their defining features be? Food Processing recently found out at a press event held at SAP's Experience Business Centre in Paris. Food Processing

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Process Engineering Jul / Aug 17 In the flow. Ensure you have the most effective valves and you minimise a proportion of the risk inherent in many industrial processes, not least fluid flow. It's a matter of knowing what to look for in a product and how to maintain it, Brian Attwood learns. Process Engineering

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Smart Machines & Factories Jul / Aug 17 Evolution and revolution in pneumatics. The globalised markets are placing two key requirements on the manufacturing companies: greater speed in all entrepreneurial processes on the one hand and a broader range of individual options for the consumer on the other. Smart Machines & Factories

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Industrial Technology Jul / Aug 17 How to save costs when selecting process valves. How do you choose the best valve control solution for your process automation applications? Kai Feller asks the right questions - and provides answers. Industrial Technology

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Air User (IP&E) 2017 Pneumatic systems: air preparation matters. To achieve process reliability, machine availability and to boost the service life of pneumatic systems, it is important to optimise air preparation. Industrial Plant & Equipment

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Valve User Summer 17 10% savings: Water supply company makes use of pneumatics. For the construction of a new ground water filtration system, water supply company Landeswasserversorgung turned to pneumatic automation technology from Festo, for the multi-media and activated carbon filtering basins in the Langenau water treatment plant - saving 10% on investment and operating costs compared to electric automation. Valve User

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Automation Jun 17 Industry 4.0 - unlocking UK's niche as a world player. As we look forward we can see big changes coming. Changes that will impact the way we trade with our European counterparts, and changes to the leadership of still the largest economy on earth. As much as the international political infrastructure is shifting, so the technological landscape and the interaction of technology and industry is fundamentally altering how products are made and produced. By Eliza Rawlings, Managing Director, Festo. Automation

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Electronic Product Design & Test Jun 17 Harwin makes better connections using Festo - space is at a premium on today's printed circuit boards. Electronics design engineers are looking for connectors providing higher power handling with dense pin counts in a miniature, lightweight package. When investing a new production line for its premier Gecko range, Harwin chose Festo technology to deliver the high levels of automation and flexibility it needed. Electronic Product Design & Test

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Eureka Jun 17 Safe human-robot collaboration. The latest collaborative robotic concepts offer an alternative to classical industrial robots, but just how will they integrate with the wider industry? Eureka

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Food Processing Jun 17 Predicting the future of maintenance. Suzanne Gill finds out how advancing technologies and digitalisation of the plant floor might affect maintenance strategies for food processors. Food Processing

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics May / Jun 17 Robotic concepts inspired by elephants, octopuses and the human arm - Festo has unveiled three new lightweight robotic concepts for handling with pneumatics, working on collaboration with humans. Hydraulics & Pneumatics Download
Machinery Update May / Jun 17 Top tips on how to optimise air preparation for pneumatic units. Machinery Update

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Process Engineering May / Jun 17 A difficult diet - with a quarter of its workforce and a majority of imports and exports deriving from the UK, plus a government-led health agenda beckoning, the sector has a great deal on it's plate with which to contend - Andy Macpherson from Festo contributes to this future trends article. Process Engineering

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Process Engineering May / Jun 17 Building blocks - Plants based on the 'Lego principle' of modular automation are the solution to volatile markets in process, according to Festo's Kai Feller. Process Engineering

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