With free, PC-based Festo Automation Suite commissioning software, getting a new drive package up and running can be done in five easy steps needed to parameterize and configure all parts of an installation, from the mechanical system to the controller using the suite’s commissioning wizard.
Festo has announced that the Esslingen, Germany-based company’s Sofia, Bulgaria, production centre won a 2019 Lean & Green Management award for implementing the so-called OPEX (Operational Excellence) approach in value flow organization.
Festo has created the Simplified Motion Series of electric drives for jobs requiring very simple motion or positioning, with the added bonus of being exceedingly easy to commission.
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.