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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.
Milestone in milking technology
Fully automatic milking system from Lely: a hybrid robotic arm with drives from Festo ensures gentle milking.
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.
Blood plasma fractionation: standardised components from Festo simplify installation and maintenance in a large-scale plant for Biotest.
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
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.
Digital maintenance management
Smartenance: the digital maintenance manager provides you with a clear schedule and evaluation for your system maintenance.
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.