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Control Engineering Apr 19

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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 Futures 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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Controls, Drives & Automation Dec 18 / Jan 19 Putting disabled drivers in control - Team BRIT and MME Motorsport have developed a new hand control technology that enables disabled and able-bodied drivers to use the same car with support from Festo. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Design, Products & Applications Dec 18 Improving patents' quality of life with new piezo valves. 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. Design, Products & Applications

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Smart Machines & Factories Dec 18 Industry 4.0 and the language barrier. Various different terms have evolved to describe the Industry 4.0 phenomenon: but are they helping industry to understand the changes ahead or is language a barrier to implementation? Aaron Blutstein looks for answers in conversation with Steve Sands of Festo. Smart Machines & Factories

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Automation Nov 18

Secure cloud interface provides a start on the Industry 4.0 journey. The CPX-IOT Gateway is a secure, low cost and easy to implement digital solution, enabling users to enter into the world of digitalisation and data analytics in an easy to manage and entirely safe way.

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The Manufacturer Nov 18 AI in the workplace of the future. What role will artificial intelligence play in the factories of the future, and what technological advances are being made to encourage humans and machines to work more collaboratively? Steve Sands explains what the future workplace might look like. The Manufacturer

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The Engineer Nov 18 Full speed ahead for new disabled driving tech. A look at pioneering new system to ensure racing is fairer. Team BRIT, a motor racing team of disabled drivers that competes alongside able-bodies drivers, has worked with engineers at Festo and Slovenian firm MME Motorsport on an advanced pneumatic system that enables steering, brakes, clutch, throttle and gears to all be controlled purely by hand. The Engineer

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Valve User Winter 18 Optimised for control cabinet installation. Complete customer solutions from Festo provide machine builders with a supply partner who can provide a modular, sub-system approach reducing bottle necks, build and delivery times. Valve User

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Controls, Drives & Automation Nov 18 Industry 4.0 in action. You've heard the theories, now read the realities. Here CDA brings a selection of applications where Industry 4.0 is being successfully put into practice including examples from Festo. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Controls, Drives & Automation Nov 18 Industry 4.0 case study: Smart Maintenance. Steve Sands of Festo discusses the significant impact Industry 4.0 technologies are already having on production at Festo. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Control Engineering Oct 18 Industry 4.0: Accepting the need for change. Suzanne Gill looks at the importance of automation and Industry 4.0 technologies for the food and beverage processing sector, and finds out what is driving industry forward with adoption and what is holding it back. Andy Macpherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo gives his views. Control Engineering Europe

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Industrial Technology Oct 18 Pneumatics in the 21st Century and beyond. If the future is digital, what role is there for pneumatics in the world of 21st Centure automation? Andy Parker-Bates from Festo investigates how the technology is adapting to change. Industrial Technology

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Smart Machines & Factories Sep / Oct 18 Grasping 4IR opportunities - Smart Machines & Factories 4IR survey results. The recent Smart Machines & Factories 4IR survey, supported by GAMBICA and EEF, and sponsored by Festo GB, highlights that some manufacturers are already grasping 4IR opportunities, but others are still to take their first steps on their journey. Smart Machines & Factories

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Sep 18 New Quick Check Tool helps companies prepare for Industry 4.0 adoption. Called Industry 4.0 Quick Check, it enables companies to identify their current Industry 4.0 maturity level and what their next training and development priorities should be. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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