Visitors to the Festo booth at last week’s Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show in Mississauga, ON, could actually touch some parts of the Festo automation platform, like the next generation CMMT-AS and CMMT-ST servo drives. It’s what they can’t touch that is taking automation projects to a new level of convenience, the company says.
MS2 regulators from Festo are not only the smallest yet in the MS-Series of standard service units, but also the smallest and lightest regulators on the market, the company says.
QS system push-in fittings and connectors from Festo includes over 1000 types of standard and function fittings. Standard QS PEN units are suitable for a wide range of tasks and and said to be attractively priced.
The DGST series pneumatic mini-slide from Festo is said to be extremely compact and affordable, with the smallest footprint on the market and an excellent price/performance ratio. The slide and yoke are manufactured as a single component, rather than two pieces joined together, thus ensuring very high rigidity and perpendicularity.
With a population of 2.8 million, Bursa is the fourth biggest city in Turkey and needs approximately 700,000 cubic metres of fresh water every day. In order to optimize the supply of drinking water, the local municipal water company BUSKI recently modernized its water treatment plants.
Recognizing that North America is at the forefront of the global life sciences market, Festo has made Boston the site for its first development centre for innovations for that sector. The newly opened Boston Technical Engineering Centre (TEC) will develop advanced products by partnering with renowned medical and laboratory equipment manufacturers, many of which are located in and around that city.
The EFSD electric stopper from Festo is said to provide exceptional stop-and-release functionality in the movement of product from station to station in assembly and transfer systems. With benefits such as a lower installation cost, faster commissioning and operational energy savings, it is the suitable choice in stop-and-release wherever an electric actuator is preferred to a pneumatic option.
The Festo Motion Control Package (FMCP) is said to give machine and system designers the best of two worlds: a complete, optimized motion control kit for running a Festo handling system – and easy integration and setup of that robot through the user’s PLC, whatever the brand.
Festo has acquired Fabco-Air of Gainesville, FL, a manufacturer of pneumatic automation components. The acquisition is the latest in a series of investments to support sales growth in North America. Fabco-Air’s NPT pneumatic cylinders are used on new machinery and systems and as replacement components.
The Festo PTFEN line of FDA-compliant pneumatic tubing is said to deliver excellent high pressure, heat, corrosion and hydrolysis resistance required for harsh operating environments in many process industries.