The Festo SBSI vision sensor series is said to be economical and provides quick and easy installation and commissioning, even for someone lacking expert knowledge in industrial vision systems. The vision sensor series can be commissioned in three steps: adjust the image with auto functions, select detectors and define the output.
COVID-19 is making Canadian businesses even more aware of the advantages of advanced automation and other productivity enhancing solutions, according to Festo. Nice-to-have concepts are becoming must-haves to remain competitive.
Festo VMEF/VHEF directional control valves can be actuated by a single finger or hand, or a workpiece making contact with a trigger mechanism.
Festo has announced the VTSA IO-Link, a valve terminal that includes an IO-Link connector for use on the company’s ISO valve manifold VTSA. The VTSA series is capable of handling many ISO-style or high flow valves, with the added advantage of being able to use different sizes on the same manifold.
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.