With the number of diabetics in the world rising by about 10 million a year, there is steady demand growth for the insulin pens that help people manage their lives. That prompted OEM systems builder Syntegon Technology to develop a new flexible production line concept for assembling these auto-injectors that leverages Festo automation and especially the YJKP servo press kit.Read More
The VTEM Motion Terminal from Festo employs digital pneumatics said to be capable of delivering sweeping upgrades to common automation processes like pick and place, dosing and parts handling.
Festo has expanded its technology for energy conservation and early leak detection in pneumatic production with two more intelligent energy efficiency modules — the MSE6-C2M and MSE6-D2M.
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.