Trends in automation magazine

Cover story - In focus - Connections

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Synergies

Carefully packaged
The freely configurable and flexible
Multi-Carrier-System (MCS) synchronises
the conveyors for the product and the
cardboard box in the servo-controlled
horizontal cartoning machine from
ECONO-PAK.

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Precisely dosed
As the world’s first freely scalable sachet
machine, the Sigpack VPF from Bosch
Packaging uses the new flexibility provided
by the digital pneumatics of the
Festo Motion Terminal.

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In good stead
In the filling and packaging machine
from Thimonnier, the valve terminal
VTUG with IO-Link controls all pneu-
matic functions.

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Compass

Inspired by tentacles
OctopusGripper: this latest development
from the Festo Bionic Learning Network
takes its inspiration from nature and shows
us how the grippers of the future might
look and function.

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Interaction
BionicCobot: the pneumatic light weight
robot offers safe interaction,
natural motion sequences and
intuitive operation.

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Impulse

Impulse

Ready...set...connect!
CPX-IoT connects components and
modules from the field level, such as
the Festo Motion Terminal or handling
systems, to the Festo Cloud via their
OPC UA interface.

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Connected research
In our interview, Prof. Dr. Peter Post
from Festo explains why joint research
with other companies, research organ-
isations and institutes is important and
benefits everyone involved.

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Previous Trends in automation magazine editions

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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