Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) impresses original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end users alike. Production and the digital world are coming together, making factory automation more flexible, increasing energy efficiency, linking logistics processes more closely, optimising the value chain – and all this is happening in process automation too.
The Internet of Things (IoT), smart factories, cyber-physical systems and big data are driving the project of the future solutions must be ever faster, more diverse, more flexible and more intelligent. Calls for greater availability, energy efficiency and just-in-time production are on the increase.
Festo is playing a major role in shaping the Industry 4.0 trend, and emphasises the following aspects in particular:
Politics and standardisation: Festo is a member of the “Industry 4.0” initiative of the German Federal Government, and is involved in all key standards associations and initiatives on this topic.
Products and technologies: Festo offers complete electric and pneumatic automation solutions, from the cloud through control technology, IoT gateways, sensors and actuator technology.Products and solutions can be found using the tabs below.
Human-machine interaction: learning from nature and the Bionic Learning Network.