In this video, Beth Goodbaum, lead writer and reporter for Career Journal, speaks to Frank Langro of Festo Corp. at its U.S. headquarters in Hauppauge, N.Y. Langro, the director of marketing and product development, speaks about why Festo decided to open its doors to the public on national Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4.
Career Journal was on the scene during the morning event at the company, which supplies intuitive solutions for industrial automation.
Manufacturing Day is part of industry efforts to break down misconceptions about manufacturing and give the public a better understanding of the innovative technologies that are in use and improve quality of life today.
Festo will open its doors tomorrow, Oct. 5, to local high school and middle students. The company has worked with designers and manufacturers for more than 40 years to increase manufacturing productivity and to advance the state of industrial automation.
Alex Vargas, head of process applications for the automation region, explains pharmaceutical and sanitary applications in one of Festo’s mobile units.
IMT Career Journal also spoke with a Festo success story. Matt Quigley, an intern-turned-engineer, and graduate of Stony Brook University, spoke about his variable pitch gripper, an innovative device that he hopes will be used for DNA sampling and lab testing in the future.