Festo experts work daily to make our customers more productive. Here we share some successful UK applications; we hope to inspire your next automation project.
Complete servo drive portfolio
Reducing complexity and securing reliable supply is critical to success when it comes to machine building. Nigel Dawson, Head of Business Development for Electric Automation at Festo explains how Festo is assisting the industry in connecting devices seamlessly and reducing the complexity of supply and control.
Torus and Festo design total handling solution
Torus Technology Group has partnered with Festo to create a purpose-designed integrated handling solution for its new TQ-Lab modular plastics packaging testing station.
Improving predictive maintenance using AI
The world is in a state of accelerating digital change. In an industrial context machine learning, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are tools with enormous potential to deliver improved predictive maintenance strategies, but how these tools are applied is critical to success.
Innovation in pneumatics
New product innovations will make a real difference to the way you build and commission your machines. Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo GB, looks at how recent developments are driving the pneumatics sector.
Reduce your compressed air energy consumption
There may come a day when all industrial machines will carry an energy consumption rating – until then Festo offers 5 top tips for manufacturers to reduce their energy bills.
Cylinder sensors: reed or solid state?
In pneumatic applications, cylinder sensors are usually used to monitor the position of the piston within the actuator. In electric axes, they also function as a reference or hardware limit of movement sensor to prevent crashes. A solid-state version is the best choice in most cases. But for the remaining 10% of applications, a reed sensor is the way to go. This blog explains how cylinder sensors work and the conditions for using a reed or solid-state cylinder sensor.
Robotics in the Food Industry
Andy MacPherson, Industry Manager for Food & Beverage at Festo GB, shares his thoughts on why this is the perfect time for the food industry to invest in robotics and automation.
PCE help Frugalpac make sustainable wine bottles
A collaboration between Festo and PCE Automation has helped recyclable packaging experts Frugalpac™ Limited to achieve the high throughputs and precision assembly necessary to meet increased demand for its innovative paperboard Frugal Bottle.
Resilience in the Food Industry
Andy MacPherson, Food & Beverage Manager at Festo, explains the role that automation has to play in helping food processors cope with change.
Boost your productivity with AI
The challenge with many of today's machine learning packages is interpreting the output results. Anomaly and pattern detection algorithms are becoming widely available and are able to consistently predict part failures in plenty of time for planned stoppages. However, interpreting the data can be a complex task for specialists.
ROI - the case for automation digitalisation
Automation digitalisation does not just improve production and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE): it also has numerous ways of giving you a good return on investment. Festo’s Andy MacPherson offers this advice to key decision-makers wishing to implement a smart factory strategy.
Industry 4.0 comes out of its Shell
Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing. Remarkable changes are taking place – often behind the scenes – to turn expectations into reality. Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo, explains why the unassumingly named Asset Administration Shell is so crucial to delivering the Industry 4.0 vision.
The significance of ISO standards in pneumatics
Steve Sands, Head of Product Management at Festo, offers some pointers on the significance of ISO standards in pneumatic actuator development and their role in machinery design.
Simplified electric motion combining pneumatics
Warren Harvard, Product Marketing Manager at Festo, argues the case for a more application-led approach to linear motion, including hybrid solutions which can incorporate the simplicity of pneumatics with the benefits of electric automation.
Delivering the electric vehicle revolution
Warren Harvard of Festo describes exciting developments in automation technology that will improve production of Lithium-ion batteries.
Selecting the correct pneumatic solutions
Andy MacPherson, Product Manager for Food & Beverage at Festo, shares five steps to selecting the correct pneumatic solution in food applications
The shape of skills to come
The pandemic has highlighted what many of us already knew: that the skills required to keep our world functioning in future are going to be very different to the traditional trades and specialisms of the past. For example, with Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles high on the government’s agenda, there is an immediate requirement for trainees to develop knowledge and relevant skills in these areas.
Do all wireless solutions solve industry problems?
Brett Binnekade, an Applications Engineer at Festo, discusses the applications for wireless technology in the automation industry and do all solutions solve real industry problems?
Energy audit achieves 20% savings for Unilever
How simple changes save thousands on compressed air at Unilever Port Sunlight
Cerulean collaborates with Festo
Cerulean, a manufacturer of tube packing solutions, has collaborated with industrial automation specialist Festo to simplify the design of its popular FPS-1 tube packer to deliver an improved, more energy efficient, and future-proof packing solution.
PCE Automation uses Festo Technology
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.