Whether you call it Industry 4.0 or integrated industries, FESTO AG from Esslingen, near Stuttgart, has fully embraced this year’s headline topic at HANNOVER MESSE. The company is showcasing a huge range of high-tech crowd pullers - ready-to-buy products that already offer the new OPC-UA communication interface, end-to-end handling solutions with networked communications as opposed to switch cabinets, Qualification 4.0 training solutions from FESTO Didactic, and a whole lot more besides. A special highlight is undoubtedly the new industry island that FESTO is using to demonstrate adaptable mechanics to suit control and software architectures for the flexible factories at the heart of Industry 4.0. This panoply of exhibits is rounded off with inspired ideas such as its studies in “Supra Motion” and the latest projects from the Bionic Learning Network.
FESTO has been focusing intensely on bionics since the start of the 1990s. The Bionic Learning Network that it founded in 2006 has created a forum for active and open collaboration with renowned universities, institutes and development companies.
FESTO AG & Co. KG (73734 Esslingen, Germany), Hall 15, Stand D07