Compressed air preparation is not exactly a hot topic for plant operators. As a result, carelessly maintained compressed air systems waste energy and result in premature wearing of high-quality pneumatic valves and drives.
The OVEM vacuum generator from Festo is an energy-efficient solution. The OVEM vacuum generators are available with four venturi nozzle sizes for a wide performance spectrum and offer metric and inch connection types for added convenience to users.
Festo has announced that Richard J. Huss is the new CEO of Festo US.
VUVG valves from Festo have compact dimensions and low weight, making they suitable for use in the front-end area, e.g. mounted directly on a robot arm.
President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and European Commissioner Günther Oettinger visited Festo during a visit to the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
Festo has launched a novel short-stroke electric cylinder with a patented tubular linear motor and end-position controller that provides highly dynamic movements. The ADNE-LAS cylinders, thought to be the first of their type, can replace solenoid actuators. They are said to be especially suitable for applications demanding fast, controllable movements, such as ejecting faulty parts […]
Festo launched a new generation of pneumatic valves which, it claims, offer “a size-to-performance ratio never before achieved by any other valve”. The VUVG valves are based on a patented cartridge design which achieves extremely high power densities and will allow smaller valves to be used than at present in around 90% of all applications. […]
No more need for toing and froing when you are adjusting the cushioning of pneumatic cylinders. Festo’s self-adjusting cushioning PPS makes commissioning easier and also saves time. It makes it possible to achieve a dynamic but gentle cushioning action into the end positions of cylinders without the need for manual intervention. Festo round cylinders DSNU […]
Festo is launching a new series of jet valves that are said to provide exceptionally rapid switching times of less than 1ms – an order of magnitude faster than standard pneumatic solenoid valves. Based on a new design featuring just one moving part, the new MHJ series jet valves also provide very high switching time […]