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Festo has announced it will showcase more than 80 new products at the Hanover Fair 2009.

These products will include energy saving and eco-friendly technology and bionics, to help customers sharpen their competitive edge.

Festo has also developed mechatronic systems, which open up new opportunities for adaptive and flexible production.

There will also be a strong focus on pneumatic safety functions, which make engineering simpler, faster and safer, in compliance with new machine guidelines.

Festo has increased the efficiency of many of its products by using design principles including future technologies such as nano and piezo, alternative materials and miniaturisation.

A further focus area in product development is energy efficiency.

Festo can supply energy-saving products and services and innovative new materials and software concepts that minimise the effort of production monitoring.

In biomechatronics, Festo is testing new approaches that control and regulate autonomous bionic systems, including smart system-integration and the use of cutting-edge communication technologies.

New gripper technologies for flexible and adaptive gripping in the handling industry have been developed with the aid of bionic design approaches.

The mechatronic development process is based on a multi-technology platform for the simultaneous development of mechanics, electronics and software for machines and handling solutions.

The company can thus offer technology-spanning automation solutions – pneumatic, electric, servo-pneumatic, electro-mechanical or bionic.

In 2007 and 2008, Festo invested approximately EUR165m (GBP148.6m) in its research and development facilities.

The main focus was on expanding new business fields, such as laboratory automation, medical engineering, the solar and flat-panel industry and mobile pneumatics, as well as the company’s electric drives, process automation and didactic businesses.

Festo also offers excellent training and consultancy expertise.

Festo to exhibit new technology at Hanover Fair

Festo has announced it will showcase more than 80 new products at the Hanover Fair 2009.

These products will include energy saving and eco-friendly technology and bionics, to help customers sharpen their competitive edge.

Festo has also developed mechatronic systems, which open up new opportunities for adaptive and flexible production.

There will also be a strong focus on pneumatic safety functions, which make engineering simpler, faster and safer, in compliance with new machine guidelines.

Festo has increased the efficiency of many of its products by using design principles including future technologies such as nano and piezo, alternative materials and miniaturisation.

A further focus area in product development is energy efficiency.

Festo can supply energy-saving products and services and innovative new materials and software concepts that minimise the effort of production monitoring.

In biomechatronics, Festo is testing new approaches that control and regulate autonomous bionic systems, including smart system-integration and the use of cutting-edge communication technologies.

New gripper technologies for flexible and adaptive gripping in the handling industry have been developed with the aid of bionic design approaches.

The mechatronic development process is based on a multi-technology platform for the simultaneous development of mechanics, electronics and software for machines and handling solutions.

The company can thus offer technology-spanning automation solutions – pneumatic, electric, servo-pneumatic, electro-mechanical or bionic.

In 2007 and 2008, Festo invested approximately EUR165m (GBP148.6m) in its research and development facilities.

The main focus was on expanding new business fields, such as laboratory automation, medical engineering, the solar and flat-panel industry and mobile pneumatics, as well as the company’s electric drives, process automation and didactic businesses.

Festo also offers excellent training and consultancy expertise.

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