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Below is a selection of some of our latest published articles featured in a wide range of magazines.

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Controls, Drives & Automation Oct / Nov 16 To educate and inform - Charlotte Stonestreet recently caught up with Festo UK Managing Director, Eliza Rawlings to talk cloud, Industry 4.0 and Brexit. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Industrial Technology Oct 16 Machine design trends to ensure food safety - Andy MacPherson reviews the various food zones and highlights strategies for optimising hygiene in food and drink manufacture. Industrial Technology

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Drives & Controls Oct 16 Drives & Controls 30thAnniversary issue - Eliza Rawlings, Festo UK Managing Director, discusses how disruptive trends will drive the future: Technology, services and people Drives & Controls

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Automation Oct 16 New Multi-Carrier-System delivers flexible, Industry 4.0 ready intralogistics - jointly developed with Siemens Automation

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The Engineer Oct 16 Women in Engineering - Managing Industry 4.0. The new head of Festo UK, Eliza Rawlings, looks back on her career and discusses a lack of young engineers of both sexes. The Engineer

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Sep 16 Modular servo press kit delivers alternative to traditional press control systems. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Industrial Technology Sep 16 Contactless handling and transport of objects. Superconductors could offer tremendous potential for industrial automation, enabling clean and low power contactless handling and transporting of objects. Festo is conducting research and development into this technology. Industrial Technology

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Works Management Sep 16 Are your managers behaving themselves? Neil Lewin, Learning & Development Consultant at Festo Training & Consulting Works Management

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Controls, Drives & Automation Aug / Sep 16 Free movement of transport carriers. The Multi-Carrier System from Festo and Siemens, provides a flexible Industry 4.0 ready intralogistics transport system. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Food Processing Aug 16 Top tips for pneumatic efficiency. Energy efficiency has become a key business concern. Pneumatic and compressed air systems can be energy wasters, so could offer a good opportunity to find savings. Food Processing

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Process Engineering Jul / Aug 16 Air of efficiency. They can become a huge source of wasted energy, but it is possible to slash the running costs of compressed air systems, says Festo's Steve Sands. Process Engineering

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Jul / Aug Modern control valves offer communications, diagnostics. Better designs, modern materials, on-board intelligence and communications in modern pneumatic control valves create opportunities and benefits for machine designers but also create new challenges that need to be addressed. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Control Engineering Jun 16 Festo embeds OPC-UA in its valve terminals to drive benefits of Industry 4.0. Control Engineering Europe

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Design Solutions June 16 Simple and compact pneumatic quarter turn actuator introduced - DFPD. The updated design which is offered with price reductions of up to 20% compared to previous models, is said to be simple, compact and modular. Design Solutions

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DP&A May 16 Smarter workers: on the road to Industry 4.0. The value of Industry 4.0 will only be realised if it is fully embraced by shop floor workers DP&A

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Process Engineering May 16 Giants of the pharmaceutical industry are becoming more flexible as modern processes start to take control. Robert Smith interviews Thomas Schulz, head of industry segment and key account management for biotech and pharmaceuticals at Festo. Process Engineering

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Drives & Controls May 16 Top tips for increasing energy efficiency in pneumatic systems. Festo has drawn on its vast experience of pneumatic systems to produce a guide that outlines some of the steps that you can take to ensure that your pneumatic systems are operating as efficiently as possible. Savings of up to 60% are possible. Drives & Controls

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Drives & Controls May 16 Hannover Fair 2016 - Robotic cocoon-spinner challenges 3D printers. Festo has developed a technology that uses a robot to 'spin' interconnected fibreglass webs to create 3D structures. The technology, called 3D Cocooner, is inspired by the way that insects spin their cocoons and is the latest in a series of nature-based technologies that Festo has developed in recent years. Drives & Controls

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Process & Control Apr 16 Simplicity and skills are key to improving productivity. Two of the key challenges in food and drink processing are productivity and skills. Here Andy Macpherson, National Team Manager, Food & Beverage Sector at Festo, reflects on the trends during 2015 and looks what's in store this year... Process & Control

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics April 16 Act naturally - equipped with ultra-modern fluidic muscles and piezo valve technology from Festo, RoboThespian is captivating crowds around the world. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Drives & Controls Apr 16 Fluidic muscles help robot 'act' naturally. The latest generation of a UK-developed humanoid robot "actor" contains 30 motion axes, many of them activated by "fluidic muscles", which help to produce human-like movements. Drives & Controls

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DPA Apr 16 Electric handling unit ensures precision and high throughput in DNA extraction. Festo has developed a high level handling system for use in the new oKtopure DNA extraction robot from LGC. The fully-automatic robot has been developed for plant and animal breeders, and molecular biologists who often face technical challenges when analysing DNA. DP&A

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Plant Engineer Mar / Apr Are we there yet? Technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things, smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 digitisation are supposed to be ushering in a new age of innovation. Do they justify the hype? Mark Venables investigates Plant Engineer

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Works Management Mar 16 Are we there yet? Technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things, smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 digitisation are supposed to be ushering in a new age of innovation. Do they justify the hype? Mark Venables investigates. Works Management

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Control Engineering Mar 16 Focus on OPC-UA - a vendor-unifying communication standard. Suzanne Gill spoke to automation vendors involved in the development of OPC-UA solutions to gather their thoughts on the technology and where it fits into their industry offerings. Control Engineering Europe

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Design Solutions Mar 16 Robothespian relies on fluidic muscles. Fluidic muscles and piezo valve technology from Festo have been used on Engineered Arts' fourth generation of its 'robot actor', Robothespian. Design Solutions

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Controls, Drives & Automation Feb / Mar 16 Smarter Workers. The full potential of Industry 4.0 will only ever be realised if factory-floor staff believe in the concept and are trained to deliver it, asserts Neil Lewin, consultant - training and development at Festo. Controls, Drives & Automation

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The Engineer Feb 16 Mimicry becomes second nature. German industrial giant Festo is turning to the natural world to solve its industrial challenges. Jon Excell reports. The Engineer

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Control Engineering Feb 16 Electric handling unit ensures accurate and rapid DNA extraction. Festo has developed a handling system for use in the new oKtopure DNA extraction robot from LGC. Control Engineering Europe

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Drives & Controls Feb 16 €70m plant implements Industry 4.0 concepts. The plant is also a showcase for Festo's own automation components and a demonstration that manufacturing in Germany can compete with countries with lower wage costs. Drives & Controls

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The Manufacturer Feb 16 Automation for the future. Jonny Williamson takes a tour of Festo's ultra-modern technology plant in Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany, a site heralded as the forefront of automation for the future. The Manufacturer

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Jan / Feb 16 Adding up the cost of compressed air by Gary Fuller, training & consulting programme manager, Festo. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Automotive Manufacturing Solutions Jan / Feb 16 Driving down the skills gap. If the automotive industry is to maintain its current rate of progress, manufacturers will have to prioritise human resources. Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

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Professional Engineering Jan 16 Answers from nature - ants and chameleons are among the animals that are inspiring engineers to develop innovative products and highly automated production methods. Lee Hibbert reports. Professional Engineering

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Maintenance & Engineering Nov / Dec 15 Reducing energy costs in compressed air systems. The costs of compressed air generation and leakage and the identification of opportunities for energy savings are reviewed. Maintenance & Engineering

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Control Engineering Oct / Nov 15 IO-Link: getting straight to the point. Standardised IO-Link technology makes communication with sensors and actuators simple and economical. This low-cost connection technology, with three or five conductors, achieves point-to-point connection without the need for complex wiring and with minimal material requirements. Control Engineering Europe

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Drives & Controls Oct 15 Novel workpiece transport system will allow individual mass production. Festo is developing a modular production line system that will transport workpieces independently and simultaneously to assembly stations, allowing different processes to be carried out on each item, and resulting in individually customised products. The system, called Motion Cube, won the Automation and Robotics category of the 2015 Handling Awards announced at the Motek show in Germany earlier this month. Drives & Controls

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Industrial Technology Oct 15 Considerations for bearing systems with linear axes. The majority of electro-mechanical axis utilise extruded aluminium profile with a single guide rail and bearing arrangement driven by an electric motor through a belt or ball screw arrangement. However there are physical limitations to the forces such a system can accurately and reliably guide. Festo's Nigel Dawson explores some alternative design arrangements. Industrial Technology

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Controls, Drives & Automation Oct 15 Future perfect form. If you go to any automation show, you can always spot the Festo stand - it's the one with the crowds of people, as Charlotte Stonestreet found out when she visited the company at the Motek trade fair. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Automation Oct 15 Online configuration tool offers handling solutions in 20 minutes. Festo has developed a new system for configuring ready-to-install handling systems in less than 20 minutes. The Handling Guide Online (HGO) significantly reduces design, assembly and delivery times compared with previous methods, from around two months to just three weeks for a standard handling system. Automation

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