SPS IPC Drives 2018:
International Platform Enables a Unique Market Overview
The outlook for the 29th SPS IPC Drives event is again very positive and testifies to the importance of the exhibition for smart and digital automation. Some 1,700 automation providers from all over the world are expected in Nuremberg on 27 - 29 November 2018. Products and solutions, as well as trend-setting technologies of the future, will be on show.
As in the previous year, Industry 4.0 and digital change are topics of focus at SPS IPC Drives 2018. Exhibitors will present not only their solutions, but also various products and example applications for digital transformation. This will be accompanied by topic-related showcases and presentations at the exhibition forums.
The firm commitment that IT companies such as SAP bring to exploring industrial communication topics (such as OPC UA and TSN) shows how the IT and automation industries are increasingly merging. This process is also reflected in the hall occupation at SPS IPC Drives: in 2018, the topic of software and IT in manufacturing will be on display in Halls 5 and 6. Industrial web services, virtual product development and design, digital business platforms, IT/OT technologies, fog/edge and cloud computing, and many other topics will be covered here. Cybersecurity is also being addressed by numerous vendors, who will offer explanatory demonstrations at their booths of how companies can protect themselves against online attacks.
Christian Wolf, chairman of the exhibitor advisory board, also sees this continued development in a positive light: "We exhibitors are looking forward to what promises to be another successful SPS IPC Drives - with an additional hall, topics of focus that have been evolved, and for the first time under the theme of 'smart and digital automation'. This tagline particularly underscores the convergence of automation and IT as well as the positive development of the exhibition as industrial digitization advances toward integrated automation and Industry 4.0."
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt