Festo joins the “SmartFactory” technology initiative

There are signs of fundamental changes in the world of production technology.

There are signs of fundamental changes in the world of production technology: communication technology will in the future merge with classic industrial processes.

Festo AG is responding to these changes by working actively with partners from industry and science to help design new technologies. Festo thus recently joined the non-manufacturer-specific initiative “SmartFactory”.

The goal of the SmartFactory initiative is to transfer new technologies and concepts into the environment of factory automation. These technologies are constantly being tested on a typical industrial production plant, and then further developed and expanded. “Membership of SmartFactory allows us to cooperate closely and exchange information with other industrial companies and the world of science while at the same time it generates a considerable practical benefit insofar as we can test and develop the interaction between intelligent components from different manufacturers and the networking of these under real conditions,” says Prof. Dr. Peter Post, Head of Research and Product Range Strategy at Festo AG.

Learning factories for future-oriented training
Festo is not only concerned with production technology, it also focuses on the training of the new generation of workers for the production environment of the future. With turnkey learning factories and laboratory solutions, Festo Didactic offers the necessary tools for future-oriented instruction in mechatronics and automation technology.

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