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taimoortariq
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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.

bobjengr
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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.

William K.
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Re: Festo
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.

OLD_CURMUDGEON
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Re: Festo
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.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Festo
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.

Charles Murray
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Re: Festo
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.

William K.
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Re: Festo
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.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Video Link
Rob Spiegel   1/23/2014 1:13:49 PM
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Thanks TJ, I really apprecaite the link. Good video.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Festo
Rob Spiegel   1/23/2014 12:54:36 PM
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Yes, Chuck, Festo has a Bionic Learning Center devoted to learning from nature:

http://www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/9617.htm

 

GlennA
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transport / tumble ?
GlennA   1/23/2014 12:49:12 PM
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The conveyor belt is stationary, but the 'delicate' fruits or vegetables will move with the 'wave' ?  I have an image of apples going in one end, and after a distance of rolling, tumbling, and bumping into the other apples, exiting as apple sauce.  I think delicate produce may be better off with a moving belt.

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