York Tech to Host Visit
from Festo's Mobile Mechatronics Lab
April 8, 2011
ROCK HILL—York Technical College will host Festo’s Mobile Mechatronics Lab on April 19 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Baxter Hood Center. The event is free and open to anyone interested
in learning more about cutting edge automation technology. Refreshments will be served.
Mechatronics technology explores the potential of combining mechanical, electronic, and computer technologies in innovative ways. It begins with essentially mechanical processes or devices—kitchen appliances for example—then applies electronic and computer technologies to make them work better or more efficiently. It is being used in the development of many of the “smart” devices and systems we use every day. Modern cars, microwave ovens, next-generation ATMs, and any number of other common products are the work of mechatronic engineering.
Staffed with experts in the field of automation, the mobile lab displays energy-efficient automation technology and services, as well as the latest advancements in the field of mechatronics.
As the sophistication of electronics and computing continues to grow, the application of mechatronics to a wide spectrum of industries—including robotics, aerospace, medical, defense, as well as automotive and manufacturing—will also grow. This nearly unlimited potential also means a nearly unlimited potential for those seeking careers in this exciting field.
Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of
automation technology and the performance leader in industrial
training and education programs.
For more information about the mobile lab, visit
http://www.festo.com/cms/en-us_us/10387.htm. For questions about
the visit to York Tech, contact Brenda Odom at (803 981-7144 or
Technical College /
452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730