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Festo becomes exclusive distribution partner of ZAYTRAN

Festo has entered into an agreement with ZAYTRAN, Inc., to become the exclusive distributor of ZAYTRAN products in the North American marketplace.

May 4, 2015  

Clippard MAR-1 Series Miniature Pressure Regulators

Regulators are offered in either relieving or non-relieving versions.

April 10, 2015  

Mechatronic Gripper

SCHUNK EGP gripper designed for small part handling.

March 18, 2015  

Clippard stainless steel cylinder continuous flow manufacturing process expanded

CINCINNATI, OH – With increased market demand for stainless steel cylinders, Clippard Instrument Laboratory has responded by expanding its Continuous Flow Manufacturing process for stainless steel cylinders at their Cincinnati production facility.

March 16, 2015  

Festo celebrates 40 years of success in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The year 1975 was a momentous for great beginnings; Wheel of Fortune made its debut, Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac and the release of the Atari 8000 sparked the microcomputer revolution.

March 5, 2015  

NAMUR valves from Festo offer two-way convertibility

Festo’s new VSNC series of standard solenoid NAMUR valves is two valves in one that suit a wide range of process applications.

March 3, 2015  

3D printing comes of age at CES 2015

LAS VEGAS – The 3D Print Marketplace doubled the 2014 footprint of 3D printing at the International CES this year.

February 25, 2015  

Angle Seat Valve

ODE Valve Canada 21IA Series designed for contaminated and aggressive fluids.

February 24, 2015  

Festo invests in future smart factory vision

Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, Smart Manufacturing: these and other largely vendor-driven collaborations around the world have the same overriding objective – to develop smart manufacturing technologies that take plant-wide productivity to new heights.

February 3, 2015  

Position Transmitters

Festo SDAT-MHS transmitter series provides inexpensive alternative to positional transducers.

January 27, 2015  

Position transmitters an inexpensive alternative to positional transducers

Festo Canada has introduced programmable analog feedback position sensors – the SDAT-MHS series – for pairing with any Festo T-slot pneumatic drive. (Click on CC above when video starts to view subtitles).

January 19, 2015  

Multi-material Voxel8 world’s first electronic printer

Voxel8’s FDM and conductive ink build materials allow designers to integrate polymer and electronic components in a single print.

January 8, 2015  

electronica 2014: Harting iPad app demos the benefits of connectorization

Harting’s new iPad configurator app helps users design the custom, modular connector from standard parts that best suits their application.

January 3, 2015  

Harting iPad app custom configures connectors

The Harting iPad configurator app helps users design the custom, modular connector from standard parts that best suits their application.

December 30, 2014  

Needle Valve

Clippard GNV series offers flow rates up to 60 scfm at 100 psig.

November 20, 2014  

Linear Sensor

Alliance MR inductive sensor Series designed for hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder position feedback.

November 11, 2014  

Halloween prop DIY – automated dresser drawers

This is an AutomationDirect DIY video tutorial on how to build a pneumatic automated halloween prop. This prop is a dresser with two drawers that open and close after a human triggers a sensor.

November 5, 2014  

BC government has established regulated carbon offset market

VANCOUVER, BC Offsetters Climate Solutions is pleased to announce that the Provincial Government of British Columbia has tabled their Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (the “Act”).

October 28, 2014  

DEX 2014 adds speaker lineup

Design Engineering Expo Mississauga’s new conference component highlights Canada’s engineering labor market, engineering research and the latest in design technology.

October 10, 2014  

Miniature slides from Aventics can be configured

The MSC series mini slides from Aventics (formerly Rexroth Pneumatics) have a compact design, require minimal installation space and can be optimally configured for virtually any automated handling task, the company says.

August 29, 2014  

Salmon cannon launches fish over waterway obstructions

Flexible pneumatic hose helps flummoxed fish return to spawning ground at 22 mph.

August 13, 2014  

Linear Axis

SCHUNK short-stroke ELB axis designed for dynamic assembly applications.

July 23, 2014  

Electric Pivot Unit

DE-STA-CO 98W pivot provides constant torque and 360 degree arm rotation.

July 16, 2014  

Harting Han-Yellock industrial connector provides reliability, modularity and flexibility

The Han-Yellock connector interface from Harting consists of a

June 11, 2014  

Morphing Wing

Canadian variable geometry wing design promises significant lift in aircraft fuel efficiency.

April 30, 2014  

Festo BionicKangaroo gets a jump on Hannover Messe

Automation giant’s robotic “roo” marries pneumatic and electric actuation to demonstrate precise and efficient motion.

March 27, 2014  

Getting a Grip on Industrial Assembly Lines

Quebec’s Robotiq looks to achieve intelligent and super-agile gripping as robots are asked to accomplish increasingly complex tasks.

October 7, 2013  

Less expensive Hyperloop high speed train alternative proposed by Elon Musk

Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla proposes solar-powered supersonic

August 20, 2013