• Theme: Bearings and Linear Guides


    A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, German leader Festo presented new potential uses for its superconductivity technology. We met with Susanne Krichel, portfolio manager at Festo. Watch our video interview.


    Festo announced innovative application concepts for its superconductor technology at SPS. Georg Berner, Project Coordinator for the SupraMotion future concepts, talked to DirectIndustry e-magazine about SupraGripper and SupraMotion.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: What is the technology behind SupraGripper? Georg Berner:...

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    Race car driver Richard Noble has launched the Bloodhound project, which aims to break the land speed record in October 2017. Its supersonic car is expected to reach Mach 1.4, covering 1 mile in only 3.6 seconds. To do so, the vehicle will be propelled both by a jet engine and a rocket engine. The special wheels are...


    Watch our exclusive report. Will magnetic levitation bring about a revolution in the factory of tomorrow? At SPS, automation manufacturer Festo presented its supraconductivity technology for production lines. Their SupraCarrier could be commercially launched in 5 years for handling and conveying applications. Yet,...

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