GB press coverage

CDA Sep 20

Recently published press articles

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

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Industrial Technology Sep 20 Making digitalisation and Industry 4.0 a physical reality - how can industry attract the investment necessary to make Industry 4.0 a reality? The global manufacturing industry spends a great deal of time and effort discussing digitalisation and how it will affect production in the future. However, many of the ideas and principles remain abstract, and it is often difficult to portray the many facets of digitalisation in manufacturing in one place. Festo's Productivity Master brings these ideas into reality. Industrial Technology

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Sep 20 Festo gives the future of safe automation a hand - Industrial change has accelerated demanding a new level of interaction between people, machines and data. Within its Bionic Learning Network, Festo has been studying and developing safe automation systems to relieve people of monotonous or hazardous tasks. The BionicMobileAssistant is a prototype robot system that deploys AI to move independently, identifying and gripping objects and adaptively working with humans. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Automation Sep 20 The benefits of digitalisation - Industrial automation specialist Festo has developed a machine to demonstrate the benefits of digitalisation in manufacturing and to attract greater investment in Industry 4.0. Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Sep 20 Servo drives offer seamless connectivity from the workpiece to the cloud - Industry 4.0 is redefining manufacturing business models, supplier/customer relationships, and even the  classic automation control pyramid. One area that is developing rapidly is connectivity - combining networking, control and communication within a system. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Process & Control Sep 20 Become a master of Industry 4.0 concepts - How can you demonstrate ROI for an Industry 4.0 concept and secure the funding to make it a reality? Industrial automation specialist Festo believes it has a solution, and shows how future digitalisation concepts can be applied today. Process & Control

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Food Processing Aug 20 Is automation key to success on a post-Covid world? Our world has changed rapidly in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. So, is now a good time for food processors to move forward with automation as a strategic priority. Suzanne Gill talks to Andy Machpherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo, as well as other Industry specialists. Food Processing

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Design, Products & Applications Aug 20 Pressure-controlled liquid handling systems: a simple and cost effective solution. Infectious diseases are an ever-present threat to our society - as evidenced by the current coronavirus outbreak. Today's laboratories are increasingly reliant on automated liquid handling systems rapidly to develop and produce new vaccines. Design, Products & Applications

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Design Solutions Jul / Aug 20 Designing under pressure - Paul Kendall, Industry Sector Manager - Lifetech at Festo GB, explains how pressure controlled liquid dispensing systems are an ideal solution for laboratories developing and producing new vaccines, and looks at the factors to consider when designing a pressure based system. Design Solutions

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Food Processing Jul 20 Moving forward with the right skills - Suzanne Gill spoke to a cross section of food industry spokespeople, including Andy Macpherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo, to get their views on the engineering skills that the food industry will need to move on from the current pandemic and ensure it is prepared for future unexpected events. Food Processing

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Controls, Drives & Automation Jul 20 Smarter Futures Supplement - Entering the next stage with artificial intelligence - new technologies like AI generate unprecedented market opportunities. This applies particularly to digitalisation in the machinery construction sector. Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo GB looks at how Festo is committed to supporting customers and partners into the digital age as part of this transformation process. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Jul 20 Smarter Futures Supplement - Making digitalisation and Industry 4.0 a physical reality - making the virtual world a reality; Festo has developed the Productivity Master, a machine to demonstrate the benefits of digitalisation in manufacturing. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Process & Control Jun 20 A cost-effective dispensing alternative - pressure-controlled liquid handling systems are a simple, cost-effective way to dose nanolitrescale fluid volumes, says Paul Kendall, Industry Sector Manager - Lifetech at Festo GB. Process & Control

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Control Engineering Jun 20 Learning lessons and taking back control - while we are still embroiled in the battle to contain and defeat Covid-19, nobody truly knows the eventual outcomes - but we can begin to assess the impacts and respond positively to change, says Steve Sands. Control Engineering Europe

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Engineering Jun 20 Connected concepts - Steve Sands discusses the significant impact Industry 4.0 technologies are already having on production and how, in the space of just a few years, the use of digital maintenance has become the manufacturing norm. Engineering

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Food Processing Apr 20 Time to change your mind about paying for outcomes. Servitisation has the potential to reduce capital expenditure while also elevating performance in the food and beverage processing industry. However, the first step must be a change of mindset at both management and operational levels. Suzanne Gill talks to Andy Macpherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo, as well as other industry specialists. Food Processing

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Process & Control Apr 20 Ball and butterfly combinations in a click. Process valve selection and configuration just got a whole lot easier thanks to an easy to use and yet powerful software tool. Process & Control

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The Engineer Mar 20 Helping hands - experts from ABB, Festo, Fanuc and Universal Robots offer their perspectives on the fast moving field of cobotics including Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo. The Engineer

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Manufacturing Management Mar 20 Sustainability special - Clean savings. Unilever's washing tablet factory in Port Sunlight has turned to Festo to undertake a root-and-branch audit of the site's energy usage. Manufacturing Management

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Industrial Technology Mar 20 Seamless connectivity from the workpiece to the cloud. Warren Harvard, Product Manager at Festo, looks at how improving connectivity supports machine builders. Industrial Technology

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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.

Food Processing

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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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