Festo Aqua Ray

Festo have produced the Aqua Ray – a remote controlled fish with a water-hydraulic drive unit. Its form and kinematics are modelled on the movement patterns of the manta ray. Festo’s bionic fluidic muscles are used as actuators which are made of largely hollow elastomer tubes with integrated woven aramide …

Festo Aqua Penguin

Festo have developed a unique robotic penguin, known as the Aqua Penguin. Its wing propulsion and its head and tail sections can move in all directions, therefore allowing the robotic penguin to manoeuvre in cramped spatial conditions and to turn on the spot when necessary. The Aqua Penguin is also …

Festo Expert Knowledge for the Food and Beverage Industry

Overview of the basic conditions – The three zones The European standard DIN EN 1672-2 -“Hygiene requirements for food processing machines” defines three equipment zones: the food zone, the splash zone and the non-food zone. Festo provides comprehensive expertise, advice and the right products for your applications in all three …

Festo Safety Engineering & EC Machinery Directive

Reducing risks with safety orientated pneumatics Machines must be designed so that people, animals and property as well as the environment are protected against damage. The aim is to prevent physical damage of any kind. Using safety orientated pneumatic components from Festo means that you can implement safety measures that …

Festo Airic

Festo have developed a unique robotic arm – Airic, based on the human arm and shoulder joint. Airic’s arm has artificial bones and muscles, that were designed on computer and grown in a 3D polyamide structure using a state of the art laser sintering process. The muscles are actual Festo …

Top 10 tips on selecting and installing Electrical Drive Automation solutions

Size from end effector upwards When considering a handling system of any type, always work from the end effector (gripper or vacuum) upwards. Firstly size the gripper, then any rotary actuator requirements. After this, size the vertical (Z axis) and then any horizontals (X and Y axis). Minimise quantity of …