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Integrated safety on a valve terminal
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Integrated safety on a valve terminal

At Festo's Pack Expo booth was a demonstration of how a Profibus fieldbus node can be connected to a safety network. This allows reliable communication to a pneumatic valve manifold, thus eliminating additional hardware.
Servo motor facilitates quick, automated changeover
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Servo motor facilitates quick, automated changeover

New servo motor from Festo is specifically designed for packaging machinery. Offers Ethernet IP integrated controls. Motor and drive package are both in one compact, low-voltage unit.
Bionic handling system with adaptive fingers
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Bionic handling system with adaptive fingers

Festo demonstrates the company's bionic handling system technology, which consists of three basic elements for spatial movement: hand axis and a gripper with adaptive fingers.
Pneumatic safety valve protects against unintended movement
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Pneumatic safety valve protects against unintended movement

If barrier is broken by operator, systems immediately dumps air and stops motion, offers additional protection against unintended restarts.
Video: Multiple delta robots for high-precision applications
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Video: Multiple delta robots for high-precision applications

Video shows a high-precision robotic assembly operation consisting of two Tripod robots, a rotary table, and a load-unload unit, all controlled by Festo electric and pneumatic products.
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Video: 5-axis gantry pick-sense-place for vials
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Video: 5-axis gantry pick-sense-place for vials

Lab system demo shows how a 5 axis gantry system, along with a color sensor, can pick vials from one pallet, and can sort and place them on another pallet after reading a colored dot on the vial.
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Video: How Grolsch applies ceramic stoppers to beer bottles
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Video: How Grolsch applies ceramic stoppers to beer bottles

Short video of an actual bottling operation for Grolsch brewery demonstrates the advanced kinematic properties of Festo's CMXR control system.
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Video: Delta-style pick-and-place with random objects
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Video: Delta-style pick-and-place with random objects

Festo automation technologies power this delta-style robot with the latest robot control for this belt tracking and vision application.
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Capsule and liquid filling lines ease growing pains
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Capsule and liquid filling lines ease growing pains

Sports nutrition and supplement products manufacturer and co-packer All American Pharmaceutical eases growing pains with new state-of-the art capsule and liquid filling lines.
Le Nature: Lane combining on beverage line
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Le Nature: Lane combining on beverage line

At this bottler of flavored or enhanced waters, sports drinks, fitness waters, teas, juices, and other New Age beverages, an overhead three-to-one air conveyor/combiner sends bottles in a single file to the filler block.
Festo: Pneumatic-driven delta-style robot
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Festo: Pneumatic-driven delta-style robot

What if a delta-style robot for high-speed pick-and-place packaging operations could be built for half the cost of those currently available in the marketplace? That was among the questions posed by Festo representatives December 4 at a full-day press gathering.