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The Festo LIVE program at the Hannover Messe 2021

Our live streams at the digital Hannover Messe are for anyone seeking inspiration. Whether you attend expert talks, panel discussions or product presentations, you will get exciting and informative insights into topics of the future such as artificial intelligence, bionics, electric automation or digitalisation in production. Our experts will provide concise and enjoyable summaries of all these topics.

Day 1 | 12.04.2021

German sessions

11:00 - 11:25 | Panel discussion: #WirMachen - Results and strategic goals of the Industrie 4.0 platform

Dr. Frank Melzer (Member of the Management Board Product and Technology Management, Festo SE & Co. KG & Chair Member of Plattform Industrie 4.0), Dr. Frank Possel-Dölken (CDO and Member of the Excecutive Boad, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG & Chair of Plattform Industrie 4.0)

Where are we today in the development of Industrie 4.0 ecosystems and what tasks still lie ahead? - On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the term "Industrie 4.0", Dr Frank Melzer, CTO of Festo, discusses with his designated successor as chairman of the steering committee of Plattform Industrie 4.0, Dr Frank Possel-Dölken, CTO of Phoenix Contact. Together they look at the contribution of the Industrie 4.0 platform to the development of the networked industry and talk about the strategic goals that the platform has set itself for the coming years in the areas of data space, security, sustainability and implementation.

HANNOVER MESSE Event
Moderation: Dr. Margit Aufterbeck, Geschäftsstelle Plattform Industrie 4.0
Language: German

13:00 – 14:00 | Festo press conference

Oliver Jung, Dr. Ansgar Kriwet, Dr. Heinrich Frontzek

Non-public press conference - exclusively for media representatives.

14:30 – 14:55 | Bionics and SupraMotion: a look into future concepts

Karoline von Häfen, Michael Schöttner
 

Get to know our concepts for the future of education and production with SupraMotion, Supracube, the Softhand on the DynaArm, the Bionic Swift and the Bionic 4Education.

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Day 2 | 13.04.2021

English sessions

07:00 - 07:50 | Opening and live guided tour of our latest innovations and highlights

Dirk Zitzmann, Martin Beier, Stevano Zagoto, Davin Tandrayuana

In a fascinating 45-minute live guided tour we present this year’s partner country together with our colleagues from Festo Indonesia and will show you the highlights on our trade fair stand. Come and join us on the Tuesday morning!

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12:45 – 12:55 | Bionics and SupraMotion: a look into future concepts

Karoline von Häfen, Michael Schöttner

Get to know our concepts for the future of education and production with SupraMotion, Supracube, the Softhand on the DynaArm, the Bionic Swift and the Bionic  4Education.
 

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13:00 – 13:10 | Does seamless connectivity really help you to save money?

Nigel Richard Dawson
 

In this session we will get to the bottom of this question and show you, using practical examples, how you can minimise risks and save costs using seamless connectivity.
 

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13:15 – 13:25 | LifeTech: Control even the smallest flows with precision

Johannes Lang, Christian Sampedro Hofmann
 

Festo offers you an attractive mix of standard automation components and specially developed industry-specific solutions, whether for laboratory processes, manufacturing medical equipment or in vitro diagnostics. Find out more about our state-of-the-art fluid and motion technology that is perfectly adapted to the needs of modern laboratory environments. And get an overview of our innovative products, systems and services for the diagnostic market that reduce your validation time and speed up your time to market.
 

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13:30 – 13:40 | LifeTech: Automation of in vitro diagnostics: modular solutions for every task

Thomas Kunert
 

We will show you how you can go to market more quickly with ready-to-install automation solutions from Festo. Our portfolio ranges from small solutions for lab-on-a-chip devices for analysing patient samples on site to large devices in analysis laboratories.
This includes customer-specific valve blocks for controlling channels in lab-on-a-chip devices and miniature cylinders for the actuators. But it also includes components for handling, identifying, opening and closing sample vials or dispensing fluids in microwell plates.


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13:45 – 13:55 | Mobility newly defined: electrification in the automotive industry

Martin Schaupp
 

The electrification in the automotive industry is moving ahead. Festo supports this structural change with automation solutions, from battery cell production to vehicle integration. At the Festo highlights display we show you the operation of a fully automated assembly of battery cells into modules and packs. The focus is on the reliable and precise gripping and transporting of the battery cells. In addition, you can discover a system solution with standardised components from Festo that perfectly matches the application.


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14:00 – 14:10 | Press conference: the quick route to safe insulin pens

Christopher Haug, Claus Holm
 

“Shorten the time-to-market by using the Festo Automation Platform.”
Press meeting using case study of the new assembly line for insulin pens from Syntegon.


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14:15 – 14:25 | Festo Core Range: proven products newly imagined

Liu Xuhui, Thomas Martin, Bernd Müller
 

Rethinking the obvious – that was our goal when our engineers put the Core Range under the microscope one more time. We wanted to incorporate products from process automation, from the electric and pneumatic control chain, in each case below the control level, into the Core Range. The end result is a selection from our portfolio that offers the best value for money for every function – with the expected high quality. And where the experts spot that the value for money could be even better, they set to work again to make these products even more economical, even more well-engineered and even more efficient.


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14:30 – 14:40 | Electric automation: greater efficiency with seamless connectivity!

Nigel Richard Dawson, Tim Otto
 

Discover the astonishing variety of electric automation at Festo! From solutions to implement simple movements between two end positions using several axes, or dynamic Cartesian robots to highly complex and flexible servo drive solutions that can be directly integrated into networks. And all that with perfect connectivity. Everything fits together perfectly, from the shop floor to the higher-level control system. That is how state-of-the art communication and control concepts can easily be made a reality.


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14:45 – 14:55 | Sustainability in automation: solutions for energy-efficient production processes

Roland Volk
 

At Festo, we want to do everything we can to slow climate change and accept our share of the responsibility for the environment. In this session we show you how the right engineering design, energy-efficient production, Energy Saving Services and the learning offer from Didactic can contribute to reducing your CO2 emissions.


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15:00 – 15:10 | Digital solutions for greater efficiency

Sebastian Werler, Martin Neumann
 

All our development activities for digitalised automation revolve around one question: how can we make you more productive across the entire value chain? In this session you can discover Festo’s comprehensive concept for digitalisation. From the Festo Automation Experience, the new solution offered by Festo that, by using data from processes, machines and components together with AI, contributes to an increase in overall system efficiency, to Smartenance, our intuitive cloud application, that supports industrial end users with their service management right up to digitised components such as the Festo Motion Terminal.


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15:15 – 15:25 | Tailored solutions for process automation

Alexander Vargas
 

We give you an overview of the portfolio from Festo for process automation. From process, media and solenoid valves to actuators, sensors and controllers to ready-to-install systems, comprehensive automation concepts, learning offers, software tools and configurators. There is a particular focus on modularity of the plants for maximum flexibility.


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15:30 – 15:40 | Piezo valves, pressure regulators and MFCs – a wide range with great precision

Marcus Stemler
 

Take part in this session and find out how with piezo valves, pressure regulators, multi-channel solutions and MFCs from Festo you can control pneumatic pressure, gas flows and pneumatic movements and force. And how you can achieve impressive connectivity in line with Industry 4.0 at the field level of your application.


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15:45 – 16:10 | Keeping up with the changes on the shopfloor. Emerging and changing job roles using the example of a mechatronics technician

Dr. Sandra Funk, Christian Deppe, Dr. Stefan Kapp, Dr. Tobias Schubert

New technologies are changing industrial practice and thus the skills that professionals need to acquire today.  For example, the qualifications of a mechatronics technician from 15 years ago can no longer be compared with those of a mechatronics apprentice who will complete his apprenticeship in 2021. Requirements have changed fundamentally as digitalization has progressed, and they still do. Have a look with us at Festo’s state-of-the-art learning system for competency development in mechatronics, the MPS 403-1 and the respective curriculum. Learn why topics like Mobile Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Energy Monitoring and Resource Efficiency or It Security are gaining importance and how they are incorporated in our curriculum. 


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16:15 – 16:25 | Automated assembly and packaging - virtual plant tour of the technology centre in Germany

Christoph Kögler
 

During the plant tour, you will be shown automation possibilities for quantity-dependent production using examples of applications from our own production facility.


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17:00 – 17:25 | An electric future powered by a qualified workforce

Pascal Drouin, Mathieu Plourde

 

Energy costs and environmental footprint reduction is a burning issue in the industry. As the world seeks greater energy efficiency and sustainability, there is greater reliance on electricity because of its versatility, ease of control, and cleanliness. Technological advances and digitalization make electrical applications more accessible and affordable. Industrial electrification of fleets, processes, and buildings, as well as small-scale renewable energy production, are accelerating. A qualified workforce is essential to harness the power of electricity; sound transversal skills also allow for efficient teamwork and adaptability to evolving environments. Join us to discuss the challenge of qualifying human resources to build an electrical future, with a focus on a critical worker: the industrial electrician.


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German sessions

09:00 – 09:10 | Bionics and SupraMotion: a look into future concepts

Karoline von Häfen, Michael Schöttner


Get to know our concepts for the future of education and production with SupraMotion, Supracube, the Softhand on the DynaArm, the Bionic Swift and the Bionic 4Education.


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09:00 - 09:45 | Panel Discussion: Sustainable production in Industry 4.0 - the digital circular economy as an update

Prof. Dr. Peter Post (Vice President & Head of the Sustainability Task Force, Plattform Industrie 4.0 Festo SE & Co. KG), Johannes Heereman (CEO, NORMCUT UG c/o MotionLab), Dr. Sarah Brückner (Head of VDMA), Mark Edler (Vice President Global Environment, Health, Safety, Weidmüller Interface GmbH), Rebecca Tauer (WWF Deutschland)

Industrie 4.0 technologies open up the possibility of rethinking industrial value creation and sustainably aligning business models and production processes along a digital circular economy. Value creation networks are taking the place of linear supply chains. Remanufacturing replaces the disposal of old machines. The digital twin creates transparency across an entire production cycle and products are managed throughout their entire life cycle. The Industrie 4.0 platform will show development paths for sustainable production and present companies that are already producing in the spirit of the circular economy. A discussion panel will highlight the potentials as well as the challenges for industrial companies on the way to a digital circular economy.

Hannover Messe Event
Moderation: 
Janina Henning (Community Management Sustainability, Geschäftsstelle Plattform Industrie 4.0)
Language: German, Live Translation

09:15 – 09:25 | Electric automation: greater efficiency with seamless connectivity!

Tim Otto, René Neumann
 

Discover the astonishing variety of electric automation at Festo! From solutions to implement simple movements between two end positions using several axes, or dynamic Cartesian robots to highly complex and flexible servo drive solutions that can be directly integrated into networks. And all that with perfect connectivity. Everything fits together perfectly, from the shop floor to the higher-level control system. That is how state-of-the art communication and control concepts can easily be made a reality.


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09:30 – 09:40 | Technical education and industrial workforce development in transition

Enrico Rühle
 

The role of technical education and training can be considered elementary for technological innovation, but also for the promotion of the labor market: Rapid technological change requires continuous development of your employees and high adaptability. Therefore, lifelong learning and the development of practical skills are crucial. We support you in identifying the changing competence profiles of individual job roles and offer learning solutions for acquiring the necessary skills.


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09:45 – 09:55 | LifeTech: Control even the smallest flows with precision

Johannes Lang, Christian Sampedro Hofmann
 

Festo offers you an attractive mix of standard automation components and specially developed industry-specific solutions, whether for laboratory processes, manufacturing medical equipment or in vitro diagnostics. Find out more about our state-of-the-art fluid and motion technology that is perfectly adapted to the needs of modern laboratory environments. And get an overview of our innovative products, systems and services for the diagnostic market that reduce your validation time and speed up your time to market.


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10:00 – 10:10 | LifeTech: Automation of in vitro diagnostics: modular solutions for every task

Thomas Kunert
 

We will show you how you can go to market more quickly with ready-to-install automation solutions from Festo. Our portfolio ranges from small solutions for lab-on-a-chip devices for analysing patient samples on site to large devices in analysis laboratories.  This includes customer-specific valve blocks for controlling channels in lab-on-a-chip devices and miniature cylinders for the actuators. But it also includes components for handling, identifying, opening and closing sample vials or dispensing fluids in microwell plates.


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10:15 – 10:25 | Automated assembly and packaging - virtual plant tour of the technology centre in Germany

Christoph Kögler
 

During the plant tour, you will be shown automation possibilities for quantity-dependent production using examples of applications from our own production facility.


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10:30 – 10:40 | Mobility newly defined: electrification in the automotive industry

Martin Schaupp
 

The electrification in the automotive industry is moving ahead. Festo supports this structural change with automation solutions, from battery cell production to vehicle integration. At the Festo highlights display we show you the operation of a fully automated assembly of battery cells into modules and packs. The focus is on the reliable and precise gripping and transporting of the battery cells. In addition, you can discover a system solution with standardised components from Festo that perfectly matches the application.


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10:45 – 10:55 | Reliable and precise: component assembly for battery modules

Martin Schaupp
 

In this session, you will discover how the sturdy, reliable and precise gripping and transporting of battery cells works.


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11:00 – 11:10 | Festo Core Range: proven products newly imagined

Liu Xuhui, Thomas Martin, Bernd Müller
 

Rethinking the obvious – that was our goal when our engineers put the Core Range under the microscope one more time. We wanted to incorporate products from process automation, from the electric and pneumatic control chain, in each case below the control level, into the Core Range. The end result is a selection from our portfolio that offers the best value for money for every function – with the expected high quality. And where the experts spot that the value for money could be even better, they set to work again to make these products even more economical, even more well-engineered and even more efficient.


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11:15 – 11:25 | Sustainability in automation: solutions for energy-efficient production processes

Roland Volk
 

At Festo, we want to do everything we can to slow climate change and accept our share of the responsibility for the environment. In this session we show you how the right engineering design, energy-efficient production, Energy Saving Services and the learning offer from Didactic can contribute to reducing your CO2 emissions.


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11:30 – 11:40 | Digital solutions for greater efficiency

Sebastian Werler, Martin Neumann
 

All our development activities for digitalised automation revolve around one question: how can we make you more productive across the entire value chain? In this session you can discover Festo’s comprehensive concept for digitalisation. From the Festo Automation Experience, the new solution offered by Festo that, by using data from processes, machines and components together with AI, contributes to an increase in overall system efficiency, to Smartenance, our intuitive cloud application, that supports industrial end users with their service management right up to digitised components such as the Festo Motion Terminal.


Save the session in your calendar

11:45 – 11:55 | Tailored solutions for process automation

Alexander Vargas
 

We give you an overview of the portfolio from Festo for process automation. From process, media and solenoid valves to actuators, sensors and controllers to ready-to-install systems, comprehensive automation concepts, learning offers, software tools and configurators. There is a particular focus on modularity of the plants for maximum flexibility.


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12:00 – 12:10 | Piezo valves, pressure regulators and MFCs – a wide range with great precision

Marcus Stemler
 

Take part in this session and find out how with piezo valves, pressure regulators, multi-channel solutions and MFCs from Festo you can control pneumatic pressure, gas flows and pneumatic movements and force. And how you can achieve impressive connectivity in line with Industry 4.0 at the field level of your application.


Save the session in your calendar

12:15 – 12:25 | Does seamless connectivity really help you to save money?

Tim Otto, René Neumann
 

In this session we will get to the bottom of this question and show you, using practical examples, how you can minimise risks and save costs using seamless connectivity.


Save the session in your calendar

12:30 – 12:40 | Automated assembly and packaging - virtual plant tour of the technology centre in Germany

Christoph Kögler
 

During the plant tour, you will be shown automation possibilities for quantity-dependent production using examples of applications from our own production facility.


Save the session in your calendar

Chinese sessions

08:00 – 08:10 | Electric automation: greater efficiency with seamless connectivity!

Liu Xuhui
 

Discover the astonishing variety of electric automation at Festo! From solutions to implement simple movements between two end positions using several axes, or dynamic Cartesian robots to highly complex and flexible servo drive solutions that can be directly integrated into networks. And all that with perfect connectivity. Everything fits together perfectly, from the shop floor to the higher-level control system. That is how state-of-the art communication and control concepts can easily be made a reality.


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08:15 – 08:25 | LifeTech: Automation of in vitro diagnostics: modular solutions for every task

Gong Zhou
 

We will show you how you can go to market more quickly with ready-to-install automation solutions from Festo. Our portfolio ranges from small solutions for lab-on-a-chip devices for analysing patient samples on site to large devices in analysis laboratories.
This includes customer-specific valve blocks for controlling channels in lab-on-a-chip devices and miniature cylinders for the actuators. But it also includes components for handling, identifying, opening and closing sample vials or dispensing fluids in microwell plates.


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08:30 – 08:40 | Mobility newly defined: electrification in the automotive industry

He Dong
 

The electrification in the automotive industry is moving ahead. Festo supports this structural change with automation solutions, from battery cell production to vehicle integration. At the Festo highlights display we show you the operation of a fully automated assembly of battery cells into modules and packs. The focus is on the reliable and precise gripping and transporting of the battery cells. In addition, you can discover a system solution with standardised components from Festo that perfectly matches the application.


Save the session in your calendar

08:45 – 08:55 | Festo Core Range: proven products newly imagined

Liu Xuhui
 

Rethinking the obvious – that was our goal when our engineers put the Core Range under the microscope one more time. We wanted to incorporate products from process automation, from the electric and pneumatic control chain, in each case below the control level, into the Core Range. The end result is a selection from our portfolio that offers the best value for money for every function – with the expected high quality. And where the experts spot that the value for money could be even better, they set to work again to make these products even more economical, even more well-engineered and even more efficient.


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Spanish sessions

16:30 – 16:40 | Bionics and SupraMotion: a look into future concepts

Karoline von Häfen, German Roberto Biquez Talayero


Get to know our concepts for the future of education and production with SupraMotion, Supracube, the Softhand on the DynaArm, the Bionic Swift and the Bionic 4Education.


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16:45 – 16:55 | Electric automation: greater efficiency with seamless connectivity!

Eduardo Soares De Andrade
 

The electric automation offer has greater breadth and variety than ever before. Horizontally, it ranges from cost-effective and simple movement between two end positions using the Simplified Motion Series to highly complex and flexible servo drive solutions with synchronised movements over many axes or dynamic Cartesian robots. Vertically, this portfolio offers outstanding and unparalleled seamless connectivity: mechanical, electrical and intelligent. From the shop floor to the master controller, everything fits together. State-of-the-art communication and control concepts can be realised with innovative servo drive technology and direct integration into networks as well as with clever software solutions. Discover the astonishing variety of electric automation at Festo!


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17:30 – 17:40 | LifeTech: Automation of in vitro diagnostics: modular solutions for every task

Paula Marin Canibano
 

We will show you how you can go to market more quickly with ready-to-install automation solutions from Festo. Our portfolio ranges from small solutions for lab-on-a-chip devices for analysing patient samples on site to large devices in analysis laboratories.
This includes customer-specific valve blocks for controlling channels in lab-on-a-chip devices and miniature cylinders for the actuators. But it also includes components for handling, identifying, opening and closing sample vials or dispensing fluids in microwell plates.


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17:45 – 17:55 | Tailored solutions for process automation

Alexander Vargas
 

We give you an overview of the portfolio from Festo for process automation. From process, media and solenoid valves to actuators, sensors and controllers to ready-to-install systems, comprehensive automation concepts, learning offers, software tools and configurators. There is a particular focus on modularity of the plants for maximum flexibility.


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18:00 – 18:10 | Mobility newly defined: electrification in the automotive industry

Javier Alcazar
 

The electrification in the automotive industry is moving ahead. Festo supports this structural change with automation solutions, from battery cell production to vehicle integration. At the Festo highlights display we show you the operation of a fully automated assembly of battery cells into modules and packs. The focus is on the reliable and precise gripping and transporting of the battery cells. In addition, you can discover a system solution with standardised components from Festo that perfectly matches the application.


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18:15 – 18:25 | Piezo valves, pressure regulators and MFCs – a wide range with great precision

German Roberto Biquez Talayero

 

Take part in this session and find out how with piezo valves, pressure regulators, multi-channel solutions and MFCs from Festo you can control pneumatic pressure, gas flows and pneumatic movements and force. And how you can achieve impressive connectivity in line with Industry 4.0 at the field level of your application.


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18:30 – 18:40 | Festo Core Range: proven products newly imagined

Francisco Costarrosa

Rethinking the obvious – that was our goal when our engineers put the Core Range under the microscope one more time. We wanted to incorporate products from process automation, from the electric and pneumatic control chain, in each case below the control level, into the Core Range. The end result is a selection from our portfolio that offers the best value for money for every function – with the expected high quality. And where the experts spot that the value for money could be even better, they set to work again to make these products even more economical, even more well-engineered and even more efficient.


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18:45 – 18:55 | Sustainability in automation: solutions for energy-efficient production processes

Javier Alcazar
 

At Festo, we want to do everything we can to slow climate change and accept our share of the responsibility for the environment. In this session we show you how the right engineering design, energy-efficient production, Energy Saving Services and the learning offer from Didactic can contribute to reducing your CO2 emissions.


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19:00 – 19:10 | Digital solutions for greater efficiency

German Roberto Biquez Talayero

 

All our development activities for digitalised automation revolve around one question: how can we make you more productive across the entire value chain? In this session you can discover Festo’s comprehensive concept for digitalisation. From the Festo Automation Experience, the new solution offered by Festo that, by using data from processes, machines and components together with AI, contributes to an increase in overall system efficiency, to Smartenance, our intuitive cloud application, that supports industrial end users with their service management right up to digitised components such as the Festo Motion Terminal.


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19:15 – 19:25 | Digitalization and Hybrid Seminars: The new reality?

Armando Ramirez Loya

 

Get insights into the topics of hybrid seminars as a new megatrend in learning that our local colleagues are sharing for you in Middle and South America. Moreover, learn how we are supporting you with the digital transition and migration of I4.0 technology into learning systems. Last but not least, we'll give you an insight into why simulation software is the ultimate tip for distance learning - especially in the Corona Pandemic but also beyond.


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Day 3 | 14.04.2021

German sessions

09:30 – 09:55 | Key Note Dr. Kriwet: Resilience thanks to automation

Dr. Ansgar Kriwet

The pandemic has made us even more aware of the fragility of our ecosystem. Consumers also pay more attention to environmentally-friendly products. How can we boost the immune defences of our production systems? Dr. Ansgar Kriwet, Member of the Management Board Sales, gives a few insights into how Festo is tackling these challenges.

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11:00 - 11:25 | Panel Discussion: Asset Administration Shell in practice

Michael Hoffmeister (Festo SE & Co. KG), Jens Gayko (Strandardization Council Industrie 4.0 e.V.), Andreas Orzelski (Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG), Birgit Boss (Robert Bosch GmbH), Kai Garrels (ABB STOTZ-KONTAKT GmbH)


The experts from the working group Reference Architectures, Standards and Norms of the Platform Industry 4.0 will report on the latest developments in open source implementations for the asset administration shell using the ASSX Package Explorer and sub-model specifications in the current project InterOpera.


Hannover Messe Event

Moderation: Christoph Legat, Hekuma GmbH
Language: German

English sessions

08:30 – 08:55 | Tailored to the electronics industry with automation solutions from Festo

Jochen Luik, Marthinus Venter, Torsten Schulz

 

Short innovation cycles and miniaturization are the defining features of the electronics industry. Speed, precision, reliability and cost effectiveness are therefore the key requirements for machine building and automation solutions. We are the experts in industrial automation – and our products and solutions are designed precisely with your requirements in mind.
 

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10:30 – 10:55 | Festo pneumatics: simply part of the solution

Thomas Martin, Bernd Müller, Liu Xuhui
 

Rethinking the obvious – that was our goal when our engineers put the Core Range under the microscope one more time. We wanted to incorporate products from process automation, from the electric and pneumatic control chain, in each case below the control level, into the Core Range. The end result is a selection from our portfolio that offers the best value for money for every function – with the expected high quality. And where the experts spot that the value for money could be even better, they set to work again to make these products even more economical, even more well-engineered and even more efficient.


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Day 4 | 15.04.2021

English sessions

08:30 – 08:55 | Mobility newly defined: electrification in the automotive industry

Martin Schaupp
 

The electrification in the automotive industry is moving ahead. Festo supports this structural change with automation solutions, from battery cell production to vehicle integration. At the Festo highlights display we show you the operation of a fully automated assembly of battery cells into modules and packs. The focus is on the reliable and precise gripping and transporting of the battery cells. In addition, you can discover a system solution with standardised components from Festo that perfectly matches the application.


Save the session in your calendar

10:30 – 10:55 | Electric automation: greater efficiency with seamless connectivity!

Nigel Richard Dawson, Tim Otto, René Neumann
 

Discover the astonishing variety of electric automation at Festo! From solutions to implement simple movements between two end positions using several axes, or dynamic Cartesian robots to highly complex and flexible servo drive solutions that can be directly integrated into networks. And all that with perfect connectivity. Everything fits together perfectly, from the shop floor to the higher-level control system. That is how state-of-the art communication and control concepts can easily be made a reality.
 

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15:00 – 15:25 | International R&D for LifeTech products

Prof. Dr. Volker Nestle, Petros Apostolopoulos

Germany, USA and Bulgaria: innovative product development and networking of competencies across multiple sites.

Dispensing, aspirating and transporting: Festo offers a broad portfolio for liquid handling applications. The products are developed and manufactured at different locations. The event will give you an insight into the agile collaboration of our teams and how they exchange ideas. Especially when it comes to customer requests and how they can implement their requirements in the best possible way. Furthermore, we will show you our product highlights such as media-separated solenoid valves VYKA, the valve control VAEM as well as the decentralised pressure and vacuum generation PGVA.

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15:30 – 15:55 | Panel Discussion - Digital Learning: Best Practices and Future Trends

Dr. Hans Jörg Stotz, Dr. Philipp Melzer, Konrad Bayer, Sandra Eckhardt

Digital learning has become increasingly important - since the beginning of the  Covid-19 pandemic, it has become an elementary component in vocational education and training. But even without the pandemic, vocational education and training as well as industry are in a continuous process of change. For example, the digital transformation is not only changing WHAT is to be learned in the context of technical education and training, but also HOW it can be learned. What will the future of learning look like? Find out in our panel discussion. Learn about best practices in everyday training and get insights into the learning trends of the future.


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Day 5 | 16.04.2021

German sessions

13:45 – 14:15 | Expert Talk: More equality and diversity through AI?

Tanja Maaß, CEO at Resolto Informatik GmbH (part of the Festo group)

Calls to stop racism and discrimination in our everyday and professional life are growing louder and louder. The use of new technologies and artificial intelligence offers new chances to promote equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion. An expert talk about the progress but also the challenges of this development between Sophie Richter-Mendau, Tanja Maaß and Vanessa Cann.

Language: German, Live Translation

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