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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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Control Engineering May 21 The shape of skills to come - Babak Jahanbani, MD of Didactic Services, the training division of Festo, highlights the importance of identifying and filling the engineering skills gap. Control Engineering Europe

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Food Processing May 21 Food & Drink Federation special issue - The why and how of investing in automation and digitalisation - making a major investment in your business, particularly when it involves transformative technologies, can be daunting. Andy Macpherson offers some advice for key decision makers wishing to implement a smart factory strategy. Food Processing

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Food Processing May 21 Food & Drink Federation special issue - The benefits of digitalisation - How can you demonstrate ROI for an industry 4.0 concept and secure funding to make it a reality? Industrial automation specialist Festo has developed a machine to show the benefits of digitalisation in manufacturing. Food Processing

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Drives & Controls May 21 Cutting-edge cell assembles blades for Stanley knives - the hand-tool manufacturer Stanley has automated the intricate assembly of safety knife blades at a UK plant. The new cell has allowed it to boost production and quality, and cut time-to-market. Drives & Controls

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Design, Products & Applications Apr 21 Simplified electric motion with combined pneumatics: an alternative to linear pneumatic cylinders - many machine builders think that they need to choose between electric automation and pneumatic drives. Some claim that electric actuation is cheaper, easier to work with and more energy efficient. Others feel pneumatic technology is far more rugged, simpler and has a higher power density. But is this 'one or the other' approach always helpful in meeting the needs of the application? Warren Harvard, Product Marketing Manager at Festo explores this. Design, Products & Applications

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Control Engineering Apr 21 Save money and installation time with seamless connectivity - connectivity in automation technology must be regarded as a whole - from the workpiece all the way to the cloud. With seamless connectivity, the mechanical, electrical and intelligent interfaces all need to be taken into account, for all components. Fredrik Stal from Festo explains more. Control Engineering Europe

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Eureka Mar 21 Festo gives Stanley the edge - Festo automation technology is being used to help Stanley Tools in the UK to meet continued demand for its renowned safety knives, while continuing to maintain the highest standards of safety and quality. Eureka

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Drives & Controls Feb 21 How Covid has helped to accelerate robot design - How has the Covid pandemic affected our adoption of robotic technologies? Steve Sands, head of product management at Festo GB, shares his thoughts. Drives & Controls

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Control Engineering Feb 21 Can wireless solutions solve real industry problems? - Brett Binnekade from Festo discusses the use and benefits of wireless technology in automated systems, for both OEM's and end-users. Control Engineering Europe

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Industrial Technology Jan / Feb 21 Knife production - at the cutting edge - Automation technology from Festo sits at the heart of a new rotary assembly cell designed and supplied by PCE Automation. The new production cell contains Festo mini slides, axes, cylinders, valves and grippers, all of which contribute to the high precision alignment required for Stanley knife assembly. Industrial Technology

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Process & Control Jan 21 Seamless connectivity - Warren Harvard, Product Marketing Manager - Electric Automation at Festo, explores how seamless connectivity is enhancing industrial automation. Process & Control

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Design Solutions Dec 20 / Jan 21 Connectivity and control in Industrial automation - Warren Harvard, Product Marketing Manager - Electric Automation at Festo, discusses the demands faced by machine builders in meeting networking expectations, and the tools available to help them achieve seamless connectivity. Design Solutions

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Process & Control Dec 20 / Jan 21 Seamless Connectivity - Warren Harvard, Product Marketing Manager - Electric Automation at Festo, explores how seamless connectivity is enhancing industrial automation. Process & Control

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Food Processing Dec 20 Digitise to survive - with a perfect storm of labour shortages and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Suzanne Gill finds out whether the importance of digitalisation has increased, to help ensure more resilient and robust food production processes. Andy Macpherson from Festo contributes. Food Processing

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Control Engineering Nov 20 Rise of the digital twin - Steve Sands explains how and why the digital twin is set to be a key technology for the success of Industry 4.0. Control Engineering Europe

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Controls, Drives & Automation Nov 20 Pneumatic robotics meets artificial intelligence - with an eye firmly on the cobotics sector, Festo's BionicSoftHand and BionicSoftArm 'future concepts' are pneumatically operated, enabling safe interaction directly with people. Controls, Drives & Automation

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Design Solutions Oct 20 Future-proofing tube packing - when it decided to simplify the design of its tube packing machines and make them Industry 4.0 ready, Cerulean worked with Festo to develop a new design concept. Design Solutions

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Food Processing Oct 20 Upskilling to ensure smart technology is properly utilised - Suzanne Gill asks industry specialists, including Andy Macpherson, Food & Beverage Industry Manager at Festo, whether engineers in the food and beverage process industry have the skills needed to work with changing manufacturing models that employ smart technologies such as robotics, AI and the Industrial Internet of Things. Food Processing

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Oct 20 New Festo media separated solenoid valves range offers high precision control of fluids and gases - the VYKA valves offer a high precision, compact solution to a wide variety of dosing and continuous flow applications. Hydraulics & Pneumatics

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Control Engineering Oct 20 Addressing global megatrends with seamless connectivity - notwithstanding the current Covid crisis, other megatrends are having, and will have, an even greater effect on the manufacturers of the future. Nigel Dawson discusses how these opportunities can be exploited. Control Engineering Europe

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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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