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FestoSeptember 13, 2018

Festo has opened its first North American customer experience centre here in the heart of Silicon Valley. With the ever-increasing linkages between making things and controlling processes through cloud computing and Big Data, the company says this high tech hotbed is an ideal site for this newest demonstration pavilion.

The 5,000 sq. ft. Festo Experience Center, Santa Clara, features a demonstration hall where augmented reality devices allow visitors to virtually experience manufacturing and processing systems utilized in such industries as semiconductors and electronics, solar and flat panel, assembly and test, medical technology, laboratory automation, food & packaging and process automation. Rotating exhibits showcase active and static displays of the latest automated manufacturing and processing solutions. Plans call for demonstrations of:

  • Modular and reconfigurable systems conforming to the concepts of Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution
  • Cyber-physical devices that change functionality based on downloadable apps
  • Predictive analytics relying on smart-sensors, Big Data concepts, and connectivity to the cloud to alert teams to system failures before failures occur
  • Cloud-based dashboards and data analytics facilitating optimum overall equipment/process effectiveness
  • Solutions for optimum energy efficiency in manufacturing and processing
  • Frictionless transport through high temperature superconductors
  • Online productivity tools for bringing products and systems to market faster and with less engineering overhead.

The Experience Centre also features a laboratory for focused customer solutions and training and meeting areas. 

For more information HERE

 

 

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PBSI Littelfuse logo seminar 400Littelfuse, Inc., a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection and power control, invites plant engineers, facility managers, and maintenance professionals to join our special arc-flash webinar on how to cost-effectively protect against catastrophic arc-flash events. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Central Standard Time. It will also be available on demand.

Attendees will learn:
• Methods available to help identify the risk of arc flash within your system
• How to choose the right arc-flash mitigation solutions to extend the life of your equipment
• Ways to increase working safely beyond the essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit
• A real-life example of how a few thousand-dollar investment helped a customer avoid an $800,000 catastrophic arc-flash event

The webinar is free, and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A session after the presentation. To sign up, visit the arc-flash webinar registration page.

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