Trends in automation magazine

Cover story - In focus - Changes - switching direction, shifting times and play of light

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Festo Trends in automation magazine 1. 2019

Synergies

Through the ages
People with ideas that move people: the Netherlands has a long history of innovation.  Festo recognised the country’s development potential early on.

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Milestone in milking technology
Fully automatic milking system from Lely: a hybrid robotic arm with drives from Festo ensures gentle milking.

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Green cruising
The cruise ship AIDAnova is the first of its kind to run entirely on LNG. The ocean liner has a gas system for controlling refuelling and supply featuring valves from Festo.

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Setting standards
Blood plasma fractionation: standardised components from Festo simplify installation and maintenance in a large-scale plant for Biotest.

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Compass

Instinct for new ideas
Form-fitting gripping thanks to inversion: operation of the adaptive gripper is modelled on a chameleon’s
tongue. It was developed in cooperation with the University of Oslo

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Impulse

Impulse

Room for new perspectives
Two teams, one goal: the world’s smallest mini slide – DGST. How to get a new product from idea to sales release in less than two years.

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Digital maintenance management
Smartenance: the digital maintenance manager provides you with a clear schedule and evaluation for your system maintenance.

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Interview
Festo has taken a new approach with the development of Smartenance. We interview Jost Litzen, who was involved in the process right from the very start.

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Previous Trends in automation magazine editions

 

Trends in automation 35
In Focus - Paths of groundbreaking technologies and processes in an era of change.

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Trends in automation 32
In Focus - Flexibility

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Trends in automation 31
In Focus - Spaces above, below and inbetween.

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Trends in automation 30

In Focus - Diversity in nature to production of multiple variants.

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Trends in automation 29

In Focus - Communication of Ants, robots and humans.

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Trends in automation 28

In Focus - Dimensions - Spatial wonders and amazing feats.

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