Cover story - In focus - Changes - switching direction, shifting times and play of light
High tech at high speed
People with ideas that move people: the Netherlands has a long history of innovation. Festo recognised the country’s development potential early on.
China: from e-mobility and high-speed trains to intelligent manufacturing. Festo’s largest production facility outside Germany is being built in Suncun.
Complex, but not complicated
Switzerland: modular system concept for a fully automated dosing and packaging line allows faster throughput times.
The dock that thinks
Germany: decentralised control with CPX-CEC increases process reliability and reduces commissioning times in bulk material handling.
40, 000 genetic tests per day
Netherlands: automated DNA extraction system with electric drive technology and valve terminals VTUG with IO-Link.®
Swabian recipe for success
Germany: clever automation solution for a pretzel twisting machine ensuring high flexibility and short set-up-times.
All in the mind
What is intelligence? can you inherit it? Can you enhance it? And what about IQ Tests? These and other questions are discussed by Prof. Dr Detlef H. Rost from the University of Marburg.
Hand in hand
BionicSoftHand: using artiﬁ cial intelli-gence, the pneumatic robot hand learns to independently solve gripping and turning tasks.
One more question
Dionysios Satikidis, Festo expert on AI and Autonomous Systems, gives an insight into the different learning methods of artiﬁ cial intelligence.
Intelligent systems are optimising pro-cesses and opening up new perspectives. Festo is driving this development within the company.
New learning spaces
Future-oriented training at Freudenberg: Festo Didactic helped to create the learning spaces in the new training centre and trained trainers on the topic of Industry 4.0.