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Festo Corporation - Compressed-air prep unit

The MS9 with 1-in. ports is the latest addition to the MS Series of air-preparation components. The modular units include pressure regulators, on/off and soft-start valves, filters, dryers, and lubricators, as well as modules with integrated sensors for remote adjustability and monitoring. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Parallel gripper DHPS / Three-point gripper DHDS

New compact standard grippers: without interfering edges for minimum space requirement (read more)

Festo Corporation - VZWP Servo Controlled Solenoid Valve

The VZWP is one of a number of new Festo process solutions that now gives customers a one-stop-shop for Festo high productivity and quality automated systems. Festo’s process offerings also include ball, butterfly, and gate valves, and associated automated controls. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Solid-State Cylinder Switch SMT-8M-A

The SMT-8M-A delivers high reliability in many cylinder switch applications. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Proximity Sensor Module - SMT-/SME-10M

Festo proximity sensors SMT-/SME-10M are applicable to a wide range of drive units and offer a new dimension of reliability and cost effectiveness. The long cylinder-style sensors detect the position of magnets fitted to pneumatic drives. (read more)

Festo Corporation - NPQP Polypropylene Push-Pull Pneumatic Fittings

When functionality and economics are important criteria in applications exposed to harsh cleaning detergents or in aggressive environments, the NPQP fitting series delivers a viable solution. These fittings are suitable to connect with flexible plastic tubing for a variety of pneumatic applications in such industries as food and beverage, packaging, bio-pharmaceutical, and process. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Pneumatic Components - Same Day Shipment

The Festo FAST™ program, which covers thousands of products, reduces inventory costs and shrinks time-to-market for prototypes and production equipment. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Valve series VS: The new generation

The VS is distinguished by its outstanding price/performance ratio, exceptional diversity, modern design, as well as robust and durable quality. Valves today require no limits with regard to performance data, proven technologies and materials, with a comprehensive range of accessories, numerous mounting options and easy operations (read more)

Festo Corporation - Precision Electric Linear Axis EGSK/EGSP

Festo’s new ball screw axes with recirculating ball bearing guide EGSK and EGSP put the focus on precision, repetition accuracy, compact dimensions, and rigidity. (read more)

Festo Corporation - ELGA-TB-G Electric Toothed Belt Axis

The electric toothed belt axis ELGA-TB-G from Festo enables design engineers to dispense with time-consuming in-house solutions and concentrate fully on their core activities. This speeds up the design process, and saves time and money. (read more)

Festo Corporation - PowerGripper – Inspired by a Bird’s Beak

The PowerGripper is modelled on the complex kinematics of the bird's beak. In mechanical terms, this is known as Watt's linkage. In the PowerGripper project, the developers implemented this bionic principle using the DMSP-5 Fluidic Muscle from Festo and combined it with the production technique of metal laser sintering. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Solenoid valve VUVG

The VUVG is setting a new benchmark for solenoid valves. It makes applications easier and less expensive. Its small footprint with its high flow rate to small size ratio makes it the best in its class. And of course it is easy to order, install and commission. In other words, you couldn't choose a better valve. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Semi-rotary drive, DRVS

The DRVS provides powerful rotation in a compact and lightweight package. The innovative SRBS sensing module is simple to install and enables fast and reliable teaching of the switching points. The housing and output shafts are sealed to protect from contamination in harsh environments. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Festo FAST App - Available When You Need

Introducing the Festo FAST Mobile App! The new app gives you quick and easy access to our FAST catalog, featuring a complete line of automation components. Create your own wish list for future purchases. The Mobile App is also your on-the-go solution for tracking and managing product orders. Download the app today! (read more)

Festo Corporation - Optimized Motion Series - Simpler and Easier

Optimized Motion Series is a low-cost system with optimized performance. A package that makes moving and positioning easier than ever. It comprises a mechanical system with permanently mounted motor and drive system (motor controller) with integrated web browser technology and matching connecting cables. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Handling Guide Online

Project engineering of handling systems can be quite laborious: even for simple systems such as linear gantries. Festo has now developed an engineering tool with which you can obtain the right handling system quickly and easily: with the Handling Guide Online you can reach your goal in only three steps. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Storm Water Holding Tank Solution

Festo has developed a ground-breaking storm water holding tank solution that is energy self-sufficient. Solar and wind energy drive the gate valves of storm water holding tanks, most of which are located in areas without a normal power supply. Operators no longer have to open and close the valves manually to drain the stored water, thus saving valuable time and money. (read more)

Festo Corporation -  Pneumatic Valve Terminal VTUG

Festo Corp. - NEW compact, low-cost VTUG pneumatic valve terminal from Festo offers flexibility in the choice of control options, including simplified field bus connectivity and many other performance benefits. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Ball Valve Assemblies Deliver Many Benefits

Festo now offers an entire range of ball valves, Namur solenoids, actuators, positioners, and sensors assembled and ready to install. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Microsliding Away

DGSC microslide for small spaces has positioning accuracy of 0.01 mm due to the preloaded ball-bearing cage guide. The slide has low breakaway torque and travels jerk-free starting at 15 psi. (read more)

Festo Corporation - VTOC Pilot Gas Valve Manifold

The VTOC valve manifold can be ordered in a wide range of configurations to accommodate gas box space limitations. Festo says these units are the highest density/smallest footprint pilot gas valve manifolds in the world. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Innovative EXCM, a Mini-H Gantry Handling System

Small XY planar surface gantry with rectangular working space offering extensive functionality with a highly compact design (read more)

Festo Corporation - DSBC Pneumatic Family of Cylinders

The new standard cylinder DSBC with the self-adjusting pneumatic end-position cushioning adapts optimally to changes in loads and speed. You save time and increase flexibility, and your process reliability grows. Its many variants, adaptation to ambient conditions and individual design allow it to be used flexibly. (read more)

Festo Corporation - All-in-One DC Servo Motor/Drive Unit – The MTR-ECI

This solution is ideal for on-machine mounting and fast, precise format adjustment. (read more)

Festo Corporation - MPA-C Clean-Design Valve Terminal

This new valve terminal features an IP69K rating, NSF-H1 lubricant, fieldbus/Ethernet connectivity, and large cross section for pressurization and exhausting. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Pneumatic Control Valves

Festo Corporation - This new, innovative pneumatic control valve combines three control functions into a single compact unit.

The VFOF-LE-BAH valve simplifies assembly and commissioning and saves costs of ordering and logistics. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Electric Cylinder with integrated stepper motor

Festo Corporation - The EPCO electric cylinder and CMMO-ST servo drive are the new Optimized Motion Series. This series is designed for quick and simple selection, user-friendly commissioning and optimized performance that is cost-effective. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Bus Node... EtherNet/IP Communications

Festo Corporation - CPX-FB36, which is the next generation replacement for the Festo CPX-FB32 communication node, is ideal for production and process automation environments requiring diagnostics from the operational and master controller level on down to the field level. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Part Handling and Assembly Modules

Festo Corporation - The HSP and HWS handling modules are well suited for systems ranging from simple, single station lab solutions to high speed, high volume work cells. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Integrated Motor MTR-ECI with EtherNet/IP

Festo Corp. - MTR-ECI-...-EP-SA is an innovative motor/drive package consisting of a brushless EC motor, a positioning controller, power electronics, a multi-turn absolute encoder, and an integrated gearbox. The EtherNet/IP fieldbus makes it possible to easily integrate the motor into machines with EtherNet/IP communications. (read more)

Festo Corporation -  'New' Electric Cylinder ESBF...Heavy Duty

Festo Corp - NEW, ESBF cylinder is capable of generating almost two tons (17,000 N) of feed force, making it possible to use in place of a hydraulic cylinder. The ESBF extends the range of Festo elctric cylinders beyond its DNCE electric cylinder range & provides a significant increase in maximum possible feed forces and speeds. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Bellows Grippers for light assembly/Electronics

Festo Corporation - DHEB series bellows grippers provide a safe and gentle means of handling fragile work pieces for electronic and light assembly applications. (read more)

Festo Corporation - DGC-K Rodless Pneumatic Drive

Festo Corporation - Designed for simple drive functions where installation space is limited, the DGC-K also features an internal guide for simple drive functions in small installation spaces. When specified with the optional NSF-H1 food grade lubricant, the DGC-K pneumatic drive is ideal for food and beverage packaging applications. (read more)

Festo Corporation -  Valve Terminal MPA-L

Festo Corporation - One CTEU with an adapter can control two valve terminals at the same time... regardless of valve size for even greater flexibility and savings. (read more)

Festo Corporation - EGC-HD Actuator

The heavy-duty EGC-HD actuator, with its high load-bearing capacity completes the comprehensive EGC actuator series. The entire EGC range is available as toothed belt or ball screw types with two parallel recirculating ball bearing guides. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Motor controller CMMP-AS-M3

The CMMP-AS- Preimum Servo Drive etends the existing line of preimium drives with improved performance including increased current-loop bandiwdth for smoother motions, more accurate motion profiles, incrased inertia rateios of 20 to 1, and higher accelerations and decelerations. (read more)

Festo Corporation - VZXF – a Heavy Duty Angle-Seat Valve

The VZXF is one of a number of new Festo process solutions that now gives customers a one-stop-shop for Festo high productivity and quality automated systems. Festo’s process offerings also include ball, butterfly, and gate valves, and associated automated controls. (read more)

Festo Corporation - VZWD Directly Operated Solenoid Valve

The VZWD is one of a number of new Festo process solutions that now gives customers a one-stop-shop for Festo high productivity and quality automated systems. Festo’s process offerings also include ball, butterfly, and gate valves, and associated automated controls. (read more)

Festo Corporation - VZWF A Force Pilot Operated Solenoid Valve

The VZWF is one of a number of new Festo process solutions that now gives customers a one-stop-shop for Festo high productivity and quality automated systems. Festo’s process offerings also include ball, butterfly, and gate valves, and associated automated controls. (read more)

Festo Corporation - EGSL Series Electric Slide

Whenever there is a need for precise pushing motion or handling of work pieces, the electric slide series EGSL from Festo is the right choice for pick and place systems or planar surface and 3D gantries. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Standard Gripper Series Sets New Standards

Standard grippers are the first choice for cost-effective, lightweight and compact construction of handling and assembly systems. The parallel, three-point, radial and angle gripper series DHxS from Festo features optimized gripping force retention and overload protection as well as integrated sensor slots. It offers increased reliability in a range of sizes and stroke lengths. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Servo Motor Double Controller CMMD-AS

Servo motor double controller CMMD-AS from Festo Corporation is for standard applications and simple positioning tasks with I/O connection. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Energy Efficiency Times Mechatronics

Users often make the choice of drive technology - pneumatic or electric - over-hastily on the basis of experience alone. In order to identify the most energy-efficient customer solution in the field of automation, however, a technology-neutral comparison is required. This is exactly the approach that Festo takes in order to achieve the most efficient mechatronic solutions for its customers. (read more)

Festo Corporation - Electric Short Stroke Cylinder ADNE-LAS

The electric short stroke cylinder ADNE-LAS with integrated linear motor works like a pneumatic cylinder, but is much more dynamic. The electric drive CMFL for short strokes of up to 1.8 inches (45 mm) is easy to commission even without any programming knowledge. (read more)

Festo Corporation - ExoHand Assistance System

Festo, a worldwide provider of automation technology, is meeting the challenge of an aging population with an assistance system that creates a more humane working environment in production and extends people's scope of action. (read more)

Festo Corporation - NanoForce Bionic Gripper

Small, lightweight, and powerful: Festo demonstrates how energy-efficient gripping principles found in nature can be applied in automation technology with the NanoForceGripper. (read more)

Festo Corporation - High Speed T-Gantry & H-Gantry Handling Systems

Festo's New T-Gantry and H-Gantry Herald a New Era in Packaging Handling Systems with Packing Cycle Times of 670 Milliseconds. Festo delivers the systems directly to the packaging machine, ready to install and adapted to all required machine interfaces. (read more)

News articles and press releases for Festo Corporation:

07/25/2017

Novel automated vial capping/de-capping option for the PerkinElmer JANUS Automated Workstation to be displayed at Festo Booth # 2661

07/18/2017

These new gauges with adjustable red-and-green-zone dial faces standardize the visual cues for compressed air systems and offer maximum visibility of red zone pressure or vacuum conditions.

07/13/2017

Festo will close its Appleton, WI, center and move custom assembly and kitting services to a larger facility in Mason, Ohio.

06/21/2017

The Festo CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP interface module now includes connectivity to third party IO-Link devices as well as Festo valve terminals.

06/07/2017

The intelligent energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M from Festo automatically monitors and optimizes the compressed air consumption of production equipment and can alert plant personnel to system leaks.

04/18/2017

The Festo EXCM series delivers two- or three-axis Cartesian motion for benchtop assembly machines and medical laboratory devices

04/11/2017
04/11/2017
04/10/2017

Festo products ensure consistency, quality, and cleanliness batch to batch. (Festo BrewExpo Booth #2948)

04/05/2017

Festo showcases new process automation solutions, clean valve terminals that can be machine mounted, corrosion resistant actuators, and air quality and energy efficiency solutions. (Festo ProFood Tech Booth # 1611)

03/23/2017

Festo continues to expand product stocking capabilities and application expertise closer to customers with its new Regional Service Center in Mason, Ohio, and by adding quality distributors such as AWC

03/23/2017

Festo continues to expand product stocking capabilities and application expertise closer to customers with its new Regional Service Center in Mason, Ohio, and by adding quality distributors such as BG Technologies

03/23/2017

Festo continues to expand product stocking capabilities and application expertise closer to customers with its new Regional Service Center in Mason, Ohio, and by adding excellent distributors such as Wolf Solutions

03/17/2017

The revolutionary Siemens/Festo Multi-Carrier transport system that enables mass customization is on display within the Siemens pavilion.

03/16/2017

With the introduction of this new sanitary valve family, Festo becomes the only global single-source supplier for control-cabinet-to-pipe automation for utility processes. (Festo Interphex Booth #1834)

01/30/2017

The Festo exhibit features laboratory solutions from five independent manufacturers. Each manufacturer gained cost and market advantages from a Festo technology partnership. (Festo SLAS Booth #313)

12/07/2016

Automated ball valves are the first in a new generation of process valve solutions from Festo.

11/06/2016

The Festo “Motion with a Purpose” exhibit features solutions that enhance flexibility and shorten time to market. (Festo Pack Expo Booth # N-5347)

08/09/2016

This new DRVS pneumatic drive features a sealed housing to keep dust and debris out of the bushings, while the matched SRBS position sensor is unlike anything in a semi-rotary drive application in terms of fast set up and more.

07/26/2016

The new Festo CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP interface module improves the quality, performance, and diagnostics of OEM pneumatic systems at a fraction of the cost of previous generation solutions.

07/19/2016

Festo exhibits a benchtop Cartesian robot with innovative microfluidic dosing head and other active demonstrations and static displays of clinical automation.

07/11/2016

Festo will showcase productivity solutions, Handling Guide Online, Optimized Motion System, CTEU fieldbus module, and Mobile FAST App. Visitors to the Festo booth will have the opportunity of requesting a sample of the VUVG universal solenoid valve.

06/21/2016

The Optimized Motion Series is the third OEM productivity enhancing solution launched by Festo in as many months. The new tool also makes it easier and faster to support electrical axes in the field.

05/10/2016

SBSI vision sensors are designed specifically to enhance the engineering productivity of OEMs. The sensors feature fast and easy set-up, integrated lighting, and are EtherNet/IP enabled for networking with Rockwell control architectures.

04/05/2016

Festo engineered the new mobile app with unbeatable features and ease of use for accessing product information and securing FAST delivery.

01/25/2016

Festo modular automation systems help laboratory equipment manufacturers lower engineering costs and bring products to market faster. (Festo SLAS Booth #537)

12/08/2015

Festo continues to expand product stocking capabilities and application expertise closer to customers in automation growth areas in western states.

12/01/2015

Offering fewer part numbers, a lower list price, and higher functionality compared to the unit it replaces, this new flagship pressure sensor from Festo is arguably the highest value machine and cell level pressure sensor on the market.

11/17/2015

Featured solutions meet the highest international standards for process automation safety in emergency shutdown conditions and hazardous environments. (Festo Booth 743)

10/27/2015

Festo showcases a modular X/Y planar gantry that is capable of screw driving, gluing, insertion, and picking and placing; a new flexible platform conveyor; an innovative vision sensor, a new high force/high accuracy servo controlled press subassembly.

10/10/2015

The intelligent energy efficiency module MSE6-E2M from Festo automatically monitors and optimizes compressed air use by a machine and also alerts plant personnel to system leaks.

09/15/2015

Festo and Graybar recently signed a national distribution agreement.

08/04/2015

This proof of concept will lead the way to future developments reports Festo, an OPAK partner. Festo and Siemens have also collaborated on an Industry 4.0 inspired machine transport solution – the Multi-Carrier System.

04/22/2014

Festo showcases new technology such as an all-in-one DC servo motor/drive for fast precise motion control and a host of training options offered by Didactic, the company’s training arm. (Festo Booth #910).

03/07/2014

Visitors to Festo Booth 3767 can interact with an automated fermentation process, view a media valve demonstration, and discuss the company's latest top-down/bottom-up diagnostics capabilities.

02/28/2014

-Leadership in Solar is an industry recognition program to acknowledge solar industry excellence across all segments of the industry. The Solar Power World User Community has cast its votes, and Festo was selected as a winner in the components category!

01/23/2014

Summit Media Group’s Automation World Magazine is pleased to announce the First Team category Leaders in the 2013 Leadership in Automation Program.

01/22/2014

Motion systems based on nature’s designs, high speed robotics, desktop handling systems, and the Bionic Handling Assistant as seen on PBS’s Nova are all featured by Festo at SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening).

01/20/2014

Festo introduces the new CPXFB36 node for EtherNet/IP communications. The CPX-FB36, which is the next generation replacement for the Festo CPX-FB32 communication

01/18/2014

Iowa Fluid Power, also serving western Illinois and Missouri, will represent the complete line of Festo pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls.

01/12/2014

Markets served by these distributors include packaging, robotics/palletizing, oil and gas, mining, solar, material handling, food processing, dairy and farm, semi-conductor, timber, land transportation, automotive, and printing/converting.

12/06/2013

Festo has assembled a range of downloadable material on international safety standards and procedures designed to help OEMs ensure cost effective safety engineering for machines and systems

10/29/2013

Festo pneumatic and electric actuation and control components and systems are designed to improve the overall productivity, flexibility, and performance of automated systems. (Festo Booth #2572)

10/16/2013

Festo Hosts a Two Day Event to Promote Manufacturing Opportunities in the United States

06/26/2013

The mechanical dragonfly flies like an airplane, helicopter, and glider and is controlled from a smart phone. This marvel of engineering from Festo is a stunning follow up to the bionic Smart Bird

06/26/2013

The new regional service center, scheduled to open in 2015, will assemble and distribute products to customers faster and more efficiently than ever before, while serving as a showplace for the effectiveness of Festo automation solutions.

04/02/2013

Summit Media Group will donate the 2013 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship to Chicago’s Austin Polytechnical Academy Advanced Manufacturing Career Program. The scholarship will be awarded during The Automation Conference, May 14-15 in Chicago.

01/17/2013

Festo announces the addition of Powermatic Associates, Pleasanton, California, to its distribution team. Powermatic will offer the full range of Festo pneumatic and automation products in northern California and the Reno, Nevada area.

01/09/2013

Festo will showcase its next generation solutions for laboratory automation and screening. The SLAS 2013 workshop will cover recent advancements in three key areas of lab automation and a discussion of new Piezo-valve-based technology for gas control.

12/20/2012

The GACCs recognize outstanding German subsidiary companies that demonstrate excellence in their workforce training, especially for young people.

09/01/2012

Festo Corporation, the United States arm of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automation equipment, is celebrating 40 years of advancing automation.