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Farnell to exhibit with Festo & Omega at Manufacturing Expo

26 May 2022

FARNELL HAS announced its participation at this year’s Manufacturing Expo, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on June 8-9. As a major sponsor, Farnell will showcase its growing industrial automation and control product range of more than 80,000 competitively priced solutions, and broad electronics portfolio, to support design and maintenance engineers.

Farnell’s industrial offering features many of the world’s most trusted suppliers including ABB, Siemens, Eaton, Mitsubishi, Honeywell, Schneider Electronics, Fluke, 3M, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi and more.

Part of Manufacturing Engineering Week, the Manufacturing Expo is the largest event in the UK for industrial professionals wanting to discover the latest innovations and new technologies. Farnell, together with leading global manufacturers Omega Engineering and Festo, will have an exhibition booth at Stand E28 in Hall 7 to showcase new solutions and approaches designed to help customers maintain their competitive edge and optimise manufacturing processes and production for the future.

Simon Meadmore, vice president of global product and supplier management at Farnell said: “We understand the needs of our industrial customers and have expanded our portfolio to offer over 80,000 products from many of the world’s leading manufacturers. In addition to our product offering, we offer complete support for sales, purchasing and technical enquiries to enable customers to adopt new technologies for edge computing, smart energy and efficiency.

“We have worked alongside our customers at all stages of their digitisation journey to implement process automation across various industries. Industry 4.0 will continue to influence every aspect of manufacturing from smart networks through to predictive maintenance. We are excited to get back to face-to-face meetings and live events, such as the Manufacturing Expo 2022.”

Visitors to Stand E28 will benefit from direct access to cutting-edge solutions and live product demonstrations from Omega Engineering and Festo. As a global leader specialising in production and manufacturing of process measurement and control instrumentation, Omega Engineering will showcase the new-to-market HANI clamp temperature sensor, which can be mounted like a surface sensor in seconds while offering the performance of an invasive sensor. Omega Engineering’s high-quality thermocouples and thermocouple probes will also be on display alongside innovative Layer N EcoSystem devices for monitoring and control.

Festo’s market-leading industrial and process control solutions will feature a broad range of automation components and products, such as the Mini Slide DGST; One-way Flow Control Valve VFOE; Solenoid Valve VUVG; Filter Regulator MS-LFR-B; Compact Cylinder Double-acting AND-S; Round Cylinder DSNU-S; the Guided Drive; Metric DFM, SDBT and Pressure Sensor SPAN. Festo’s compact and flexible solutions offer excellent performance across a wide range of applications.

Farnell has partnered with Festo and Omega Engineering to host two technical workshops at the exhibition, including:

Workshop #1 – Omega Engineering: Sensing incredible things

Wednesday 8th June from 11am-11.40am

Omega will discuss the potential for non-invasive temperature measurement and product advancement as well as integrated sensor-to-the-cloud capabilities. Attendees will find new ways to use Omega sensing products to address specific infrastructure and environmental conditions. Presenters will include Simon Meadmore, Vice President of Global Product and Supplier Management at Farnell and Omega’s David Tranter, Sales and Product Manager EMEA, and Conrad Blenkinsop, Business Unit Director EMEA.

Workshop #2 – Festo: Reduce compressed air energy consumption in production

Thursday 9th June from 11am-11.40am

Farnell’s Simon Meadmore and Andy Parker-Bates, relationship development manager, Festo UK & Ireland, will present the workshop. Participants will learn about different approaches to reduce energy loss associated with compressed air systems commonly used in manufacturing and production.

“With our global supplier partners Farnell can support small to medium sized companies to upgrade legacy systems to smart networks using edge computing; improve energy efficiency and productivity while reducing production costs; and limit production downtime with new approaches to predictive and preventative maintenance. We invite customers to benefit from our team’s in-depth technical knowledge and expertise at the Manufacturing Expo,” commented Meadmore.

Conrad Blenkinsop, Omega Business unit director EMEA, said: ““Omega Engineering is delighted to be supporting Farnell at the Manufacturing Expo. As a valued partner we are looking forward to showcasing our new innovation products and supporting the attendees with their instrumentation, process measurement and control requirements at the Expo.”

Simon Fletcher, marketing manager at Festo North West Europe, said: “Festo is delighted to be exhibiting with our official partner, Farnell at Manufacturing Expo. Visitors will be able to see the latest Festo products in action including new air preparation, solenoid valves, drives, flow controls and sensors. Come and discuss your automation needs with our experts on the stand.”

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