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In addition to control of the shared flapping frequency and twisting of the individual wings, each of the four wings also features an amplitude controller. The tilt of the wings determines the direction of thrust. Amplitude control allows the intensity of the thrust to be regulated. When combined, the remote-controlled dragonfly can assume almost any position in space. This unique way of flying is made possible by the lightweight construction and the integration of functions: components such as sensors, actuators and mechanical components as well as open- and closed-loop control systems are installed in a very tight space and adapted to one another. With the remote-controlled dragonfly, Festo demonstrates wireless real-time communication, a continuous exchange of information, as well as the ability to combine different sensor evaluations and identify complex events and critical states.http://www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/13165.
This bionic technology-bearer, which is inspired by the herring gull, can start, fly and land autonomously -- with no additional drive mechanism. Its wings not only beat up and down, but also twist at specific angles. This is made possible by an active articulated torsional drive unit, which in combination with a complex control system attains an unprecedented level of efficiency in flight operation. Festo has thus succeeded for the first time in creating an energy-efficient technical adaptation of this model from nature. http://www.festo.com/cms/de_corp/11369.htm
Anyone who wants to improve process reliability and machine availability must start at the very beginning -- and first analyze the compressed air supply in detail. Particles, water and oil are the natural enemies of perfectly prepared compressed air. They have an adverse effect on the components and cost additional energy. In this video - Mike Guelker, Air Supply Product Manager for Festo, talks about air quality and how it relates to the Food and Beverage industry.