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Festo Uses Natural Waves to Convey Delicate Items

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William K.
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William K.   1/23/2014 2:20:57 PM
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It has been my experience that Festo engineers often come up with brilliant ideas. Possibly there  could be an interesting article about the culture and policies that promote such a steady stream of excellent ideas and inventions.

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Charles Murray   1/23/2014 7:19:15 PM
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Thanks for the link, Rob. I hadn't seen it before. It takes a company with vision to invest in that kind of technology and have the patience to nurture it.

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Rob Spiegel   1/23/2014 7:52:39 PM
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Good point, Chuck. I was very surprised to see Festo's commitment to natural processes. Usually you only see that advanced R&D coming out of non-industrial organizations such as universities and the military.

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OLD_CURMUDGEON   1/24/2014 12:03:15 PM
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For close to the past 20 years, we have standardized on FESTO actuators, cylinders & control & accessories without having a single failure in that time.  The ONLY non-FESTO pneumatic components used on the machines that process our products are items for which FESTO has NO close substitute.  And, these items are VERY few.

The engineering assistance from FESTO is exceptional, and the sales engineers we've dealt with over these two decades are phenomenonly well-versed & capable.

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William K.   1/24/2014 3:10:25 PM
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It seems that I am not the only one to be impressed by Festo.  Now if some others could work to copy those quality and skill levels.

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FESTO AND WAVE HANDLING
bobjengr   1/25/2014 11:49:04 AM
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Great Post.  I have used Festo equipment for the past 25 years.  They have always provided excellent quality and great technical support.  I did not realize their wave handling technology existed so I really appreciate the information.  I can certainly understand the great need for providing conveyors used to move delicate materials.  The video of their device transporting an egg really says it all.  Many thanks Rob for the great information.

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smart conveyer system
taimoortariq   1/26/2014 12:00:29 AM
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What an exciting application. Festo is really concentrating alot on its R&D department and is definitely contributing towards the advancement on the automation industry. They truly have great minds.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: FESTO AND WAVE HANDLING
Rob Spiegel   1/27/2014 10:28:51 AM
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Thanks Bobjengr. Yes, the wave technology for conveyors really came out of the blue. But lots of developments are coming out of the  blue in automation these days. 

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Rob Spiegel   1/27/2014 11:53:09 AM
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That's pretty good, Taimoortariq. Yes, Festo has delivered a very interesting way of bringing natural movement to the automation world.

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Re: transport / tumble ?
Rob Spiegel   1/27/2014 12:58:44 PM
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That's an interesting image, GlennA. I guess the next video we should see of this is one with actual fruit.

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