Esslingen, Germany-based Festo has entered into a strategic partnership with MassRobotics of Boston, to further global market growth and innovation initiatives dedicated to the development of the next generation of robotics.
Festo has introduced the space-saving, flat, DLGF rodless linear drive, said to be an economical choice for applications where installation space is especially tight, like packaging and handling technology.
Grasping workpieces like a chameleon’s tongue — that’s the functional principle of Festo’s adaptive shape gripper DHEF — and why it won renowned distinctions in 2020 including the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award. The gripper can thus pick, gather and place objects of many different shapes without any need for manual changeovers.
The VAEM solenoid valve controller from Festo for multi-head micro-dispensing in pharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory applications provides individualized control and calibration of up to eight solenoid valves.
The DPDM Multimount compact cylinder is said to Festo’s smallest, lightest and most economical choice yet in its class. The product is suitable for many applications compact cylinders perform, such as stopping or stabilizing small work pieces or work platforms in light manufacturing.
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.