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Festo Ltd

Festo manufactures pneumatic and electrical components and systems to support customers with factory and process automation. The company has an annual turnover in excess of 1.7 billion Euro, employs 12,800 people around the world and has facilities in 176 countries around the world. Festo operates an aggressive R&D program investing 7.5% of sales annually, holds over 2,800 worldwide patents, introduces about 100 innovative new products to the market every year and has a product range of over 30,000. Festo Didactic, the training and consultancy division of Festo, supports organisations seeking to develop competencies in sales & service, leadership, employee engagement, change management, team-working, coaching, business planning, production processes and automation technology. The division has particular expertise in working with manufacturing and engineering businesses. It has a full time workforce of over 200 and operates in 70 countries worldwide. Each year, it manages more than 230 consultancy projects and runs more than 2,900 open courses in 26 languages, involving some 42,000 participants.

Family owned British manufacturer Harwin makes high quality connectors for electronics applications. When investing in a new production line for its premium Gecko range, the company chose Festo technology to deliver the high levels of automation and flexibility it needed. Harwin’s connectors (more...)
Published: - 25th July 2017
Electric cylinders come in four basic types: ball screw, lead screw, roller screw and linear motors. Each technology carries its own advantages and its own particular limitations.Ball screws are fast, accurate and powerful but initial investment in product is higher than lead screws. Linear motors (more...)
Festo is introducing a new cost-effective belt-driven ELGA-RF linear axis with increased speed and load capacities thanks to the use of roller bearings in place of ball bearings. The compact axis enables machine builders and engineers to increase their machine throughput and efficiencies, while (more...)
Festo has launched a new compact electric cylinder (EPCO) and controller (CMMO), which form part of its optimised motion series positioning system. This offers all the advantages of full servo motion, but at a fraction of the cost, enabling machine builders and end users to improve motion control (more...)
Festo's EXPT parallel kinematic robots can now be configured online quickly and simply, making it much easier and quicker for engineers to specify a robot to suit their application requirements.Parallel kinematic robots, also known as delta robots or tripod robots, are high-speed handling units (more...)
Festo has extended the reach of its VTUG and MPA-L valve terminals and added a low-cost connection module for use with Fieldbus or industrial Ethernet networks. As a result, OEMs and machine builders can now connect the valve terminals directly to protocols such as CANopen, Profibus, EthernetIP and (more...)
The leading international supplier of automation equipment, Festo, has launched the new DSBC range of square-bodied ISO cylinders with innovative PPS self-adjusting air cushioning as standard. The DSBC offers machine builders and end users all the benefits of adjustable air cushioning but without (more...)
Festo has launched a new pneumatic valve terminal that delivers high performance in a compact and robust unit. The cost-effective VTUG multipin terminal is a simple-to-apply universal valve device that has many electrical connection options, giving machine builders and end users greater flexibility (more...)
Festo is launching the cost-effective EGC-HD linear drive that is claimed have the highest load capacity for its size. It is also described as reliable and easy to install, enabling machine builders and OEMs to make significant cost savings.Constructed from aluminium, the EGC-HD has high stiffness (more...)
Festo has launched a series of low-cost modular pneumatic valves, together with a complementary series of low-cost digital I/O modules, for its successful CPX automation platform. These latest additions further extend the platform's suitability for diverse automation control applications, (more...)
Festo's innovative end-position control system automatically adapts to prevailing load and speed conditions. The result is the combined benefits of faster, safer cylinder installation, with optimal performance and maintenance-free operation.Festo has developed a unique self-adjusting pneumatic (more...)
Festo has entered the low-cost electric actuator market with the launch of a unique toothed belt drive axis which marries cost-optimised design rules with precision engineering. Costing 65 percent less than Festo's popular EGC series high performance electromechanical axes, the new ELGR toothed (more...)
Festo will focus on new enhancements for user flexibility and choice at the Machine Building show. Product manager for electrical drives, Nigel Dawson, comments "The new additions to our electric drives range are all about choice and ease of use. We will be introducing for the first time in the (more...)
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