People are always proposing pneumatic tubes for all sorts of far-fetched ideas (going back at least to the Jetsons!), but the folks are Greener Ideal think that pneumatic tubes are the future of garbage removal.
Festo has been active on the cutting edge of design the last few years, from the award-winning design of its M9 compressed air preparation units to its elegant SmartBird and elephant-inspired robotic arm. So it’s great to see the latest item to come out of their German design team, the ExoHand. And nice to see pneumatics playing a prominent role in this design
The big event last month was the annual conference of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) in Hawaii. In what was supposedly their largest Hawaii event ever (it’s usually held in the islands every third year), attendees heard a lot of information about globalization and how to take their companies and products to the international market.