Achema 2018

Festo at Achema – from field level to cloud services

Digitalisation is changing the process industry too. Visitors to our stand at Achema from 11 to 15 June had the opportunity to see how, together with Festo, they can use these changes to their advantage.


Festo presented brand-new products and clever solutions for all aspects of automation with process valves. To discover what smart engineering at Festo really means, visitors were able to try out, click by click, the configurators for process valve units and control cabinets. Festo also demonstrated how intelligent components and systems communicate with each other, and how the Internet of Things (IoT) can make this process even more transparent.


"Once again this year we had many interesting conversations with customers and international experts and were able to amaze our visitors with our innovations", says Dr Eckhard Roos, Head of Global Key Account and Industry Segment Management Process Industries, describing his impression of Achema.


The innovative spirit of Festo was also confirmed by a jury of technical journalists who awarded the Festo Motion Terminal the special prize "Flexible Production" as part of the Innovation Awards.


One of the main highlights at Achema was the world premiere of the BionicFinWave, an underwater robot that propels itself forward using fins running lengthways and navigates through pipe systems autonomously. Festo is thus once more giving renewed impetus to future work with autonomous robots and new drive technologies for use with liquid media.


All in all, Achema 2018 was a great success.

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