Robots & Machines

Superconductors Used in Factory Automation

May 13th 2017
VIDEO DESCRIPTION

Festo is a German company that specializes in developing tech for factory automation. Recently, they’ve been exploring superconductors, which are objects that are able to retain magnetic fields as they drop electrical resistance when cooled below a critical temperature. The resulting hovering effect could have hundreds of uses in industrial applications, as it allows contactless handling. Are superconductors the future of automation?

Copyright ©, Futurism, LLC All Rights Reserved. See our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Futurism. Fonts by Typekit and Monotype.