SPS IPC Drives 2018:
Comprehensive Supporting Program
Rounds out the Exhibition
To tie in with the development of these topics, the exhibition will stage its first hackathon under the banner of "Digital Ideas for Smart Automation".
The event is intended to enable participants to jointly develop useful and creative software products for the automation industry. The results will be presented, and the award ceremony held on the first day of the exhibition.
Following last year's success, there will again be guided tours on IT security in automation, smart production, and smart connectivity in 2018. Trade visitors can use these tours to gain targeted and focused information on key innovations and exhibits in these special topic areas.
Attendees can also obtain extensive insights into specific topics and ask providers for advice on their particular requirements at the joint booths:
• Automation meets IT, Hall 6
• MES goes automation, Hall 6
• wireless in automation, Hall 5
• AMA Center for Sensors and Measurement, Hall 4A
In addition, the forums to be held by the German industry associations VDMA (Hall 5) and ZVEI (Hall 6) will offer high-quality, topic-specific presentations and podium discussions. There, attendees can learn more about the latest industry subjects and share their thoughts with the experts on hand.
This year's Automation 4.0 Summit will once again complement the exhibition program on the first two days of the event and address topics from the Industry 4.0 space:
• Edge computing in industry - possibilities and limits
• TSN and OPC UA in industrial environments
• IoT platforms in industry
• Sensors for Industry 4.0
A Wealth of Information
and a Bellwether for Trends
At SPS IPC Drives, attendees from all across the globe benefit from the tremendous amount of information on offer and direct access to the latest automation products. This is also confirmed by chairman of the exhibitor advisory board Christian Wolf: "For my part, I hope the many expert visitors will continue to use SPS IPC Drives not only as a working exhibition with clearly defined tasks, but also to intensively evaluate the real-world opportunities of the smart factory with exhibitors. I am certain this year's exhibition will once again be an absolute highlight for exhibitors and visitors alike, thanks also to the good economic conditions."
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt