Online from: 1980
Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||Festo drives automation forwards|
|Author(s):||Mike Wilson, (Creative Automation Solutions Ltd, Banbury, UK)|
|Citation:||Mike Wilson, (2011) "Festo drives automation forwards", Assembly Automation, Vol. 31 Iss: 1, pp.12 - 16|
|Keywords:||Automation, Manufacturing systems, Production management, Robotics|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/01445151111104128 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the latest developments, both in terms of products and manufacturing, of the Festo company.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a result of a visit made to Festo and also the Motek show in 2010.
Findings – Festo is developing new products which will not only enable new applications for automation, but also challenge the traditional approach of applying standard robots or gantries.
Originality/value – The paper provides an overview of the latest Festo developments highlighting their importance.
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