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Interlift 2017 broadens its content



More internationality, more innovations, broader topics: The Interlift 2017 from October 17 to 20, 2017 in Augsburg will focus on the supplier industry of the elevator sector and the trendthemes IoT and software solutions.

 - The Interlift 2017 will be held from October 17 to 20, 2017 in Augsburg.
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The Interlift 2017 will be held from October 17 to 20, 2017 in Augsburg.

The Interlift In 2017 will display almost all areas of elevator construction from the sector. In addition to the core area, the general supplier industry of the elevator sector will be displaying novelties such as in fixation elements, cables in the shaft, cable pulleys, wiring, guide shoes, oilers and spare parts for elevator components that are prevalent on the market.

Additionally, there will also be a broader offer of products for mobility and accessibility (home lifts, jack-up platforms, etc.), since more and more companies are offering complete solutions with shaft housing, including statics. BIM (Building Information Modelling) has become a must for all software solutions for planning elevators, and IoT (Internet of Things) is likewise casting its shadows in advance. According to the organizer, quite a number of manufacturers of electronic components are focussing on this topic and preparing their products for an interface in future.

“A Night at the Arena”

Well over 500 guests were counted at Interlift’s exhibitor evening in 2015, and it certainly would have been more if there had been more room in the restaurant in Hall 6, states the organizer. Lack of space will not be a problem in future because, in view of the continually rising numbers of guests, AFAG, Interlift’s organizer, has moved the exhibitor evening to another location. A suitable setting for this top-flight event has been found in the exclusive business area of the nearby WWK Arena. As many as 1,500 guests can be served here comfortably.

VFA-Forum: Smart cities

Of course, the topic of Industry 4.0, which is of great importance to the elevator sector, can also be found in this year’s VFA forum, under the heading “Smart Elevators”. Eight further speakers will shed light on this topic from various points of view. Five of these talks offer exciting insights into the international elevator markets including the especially captivating talks about this year’s central topic of megacities. And, as always, there is a very interesting variety of ideas about innovative products and services, in addition to the important complex of standards and sets of rules. This mix of talks probably will make this year’s forum an information hotspot of the trade fair for presenting and discussing central topics of the international elevator sector.