Adaptive, learning production systems are shaping the vision of the factory of the future. These focus on the way our customers see the aspects of efficiency: resources are to be conserved, setup times minimised and the increasing number of variants mastered with confidence. Festo is developing this vision and its success factors in cooperation with leading-edge users in various research projects.
Whether it be in cooperation with customers, research partners or companies in the automation industry – in various projects, Festo seeks answers to questions relating to the factory of the future and the requirements that are placed on automation.
Green Carbody Technologies
As a member of the “Green Carbody Technologies” innovation alliance, Festo is concentrating on methods and tools for optimising energy efficiency in body manufacture.
In cooperation with Fiat, Siemens, Comau and selected universities, Festo examines key parameters for the resource and energy efficiency of factories and how it can be the most rapidly implemented.
Instantly deployable evolvable assembly systems – in this research project, Festo investigates new mechanisms and architectures for the decentralised control of manufacturing facilities. These include such factors as agent-based control.