SPS IPC Drives 2015: Automation solutions and Industry 4.0

Oct. 13, 2015
Exhibitors and attendees interested in the latest technologies in industrial automation will gather for the 26th consecutive year at SPS IPC Drive 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Last year, nearly 57,000 people convened in Nuremberg, Germany at the annual SPS IPC Drives trade fair and conference. This year, exhibitors and attendees interested in the latest technologies in industrial automation will gather for the 26th consecutive year.

Held in conjunction with the trade fair, which runs from November 24-26, is the German-language conference also on the topic of electric automation. This forum allows product managers and design and development engineers from supply and user industries, as well as those from academia in research and development, to meet to discuss new technologies and innovative applications in the industry. Last year’s conference topics branched out from automation into new topics such as infrastructure, logistics, and mobile machines.

In 2014, 1,602 exhibitors from Germany and abroad gathered at the show’s exhibition, and this year, SPS IPC Drives expects a similar amount of key industry players to attend. The exhibition, which presents the latest products, solutions, and technologies in automation, is expected to cover the following areas:

  • Control technology
  • IPCs
  • Electric drive systems and components
  • Human-machine-interface devices
  • Industrial communication
  • Industrial software
  • Interface technology
  • Mechanical infrastructure
  • Sensor technology

Products that will be on display at SPS IPC Drives 2015 include:

  • CORE series of telecentric lenses and illuminators launched by Opto Engineering
  • Industrial automation solutions from Datalogic
  • 3D camera and smart camera from MATRIX VISION
  • 2D laser scanner from Pepperl+Fuchs
  • LED lighting accessories from iiM target machine vision applications
  • Additionally, Industry 4.0 is a special focus topic in many of the booths at this year’s exhibition. Visitors can expect to see the following information on Industry 4.0:

    • Automation meets IT: A forum and joint stand that will present data-based business models and IT-based automation solutions that look toward the digital production of the future.
    • MES goes automated: A joint stand that will show order transactions and production processes being optimized by the use of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
    • SmartFactoryKL: A special exhibition highlighting a flexible automated production process with standardized interfaces and modern IT that addresses the challenges and automation tasks of tomorrow.

    View more information on SPS IPC Drives 2015.

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