Festo at the Semicon Southeast Asia 2018 Exhibition

Festo exhibited at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018, the region’s premier gathering of the industry for connecting people, products, technologies and solutions across the global electronics manufacturing supply chain was held last 22 -24 May 2018 at the new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur (MITEC).

Complete solutions – electric and pneumatic –increase productivity

The small parts assembly, semiconductor and electronics industries are all characterised by highly complex sequences with many different work steps and processes. Fast and precise production, assembly and handling of small parts in tight spaces is a challenge faced by all these industry segments. Festo specialists have these sequences fully under control. From a selection of over 30,000 components, they will put together the perfect solution for you – from compact electric drives to complete handling systems.

As the technology leader in our industry, Festo spends over 7 per cent of turnover on research and development. Festo Bionics department is learning from nature itself to create industrial solutions of tomorrow.

Inspired by nature

Festo has been dealing intensively with the bionics field since the start of the 1990s. That is why Festo started the Bionic Learning Network in 2006. Since then, every year at the Hannover Messe trade fair, Festo presented the latest bionic technology platforms that have been developed as part of the network.

Automation technology carries out everyday tasks in factories such as gripping, moving and positioning goods as well as controlling processes. Nature performs all of these tasks instinctively, easily and efficiently. Sometime in May, Festo showcased one of its bionic objects, the AirJelly – inspired by Jellyfish at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018, the region’s premier gathering of the industry for connecting people, products, technologies and solutions across the global electronics manufacturing supply chain.

Air is the element of the AirJelly. It glides through the air with the aid of its central electric drive and an intelligent, adaptive mechanical system. The remote-controlled AirJelly is kept in the air by its helium-filled ballonet. Driven by the eight tentacles of the jellyfish via their respective cranks, the structure of each tentacle is based on the Fin Ray Effect®.

These new products help to inspire innovation, encouraging greater creativity in solution processes, motivating the development of ideas and more options for its customers, development companies and private inventors. To attract future talent, Festo also reaches out to well-known universities and institutes every year to showcase its bionic capabilities, inspiring young people to take an interest in technology and join the industry.