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productronica 2017: focus on cables in Hall A5


Although everyone is talking about "wireless" these days, the major technological challenges such as energy transition, high-speed Internet, Industry 4.0 and electric mobility will not take place without wires. At productronica in Munich, Hall A5 will contain the framework, in which exhibitors and visitors can exchange information about the latest developments and production technologies in the sector cable, coil and hybrid components.

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Hidden cables form the circulatory system of every network. Wireless competition is often limited in terms of stability, data protection and speed in this respect. Therefore, conventional lines for communication and control can still not be replaced by "wireless" in many areas. The requirements for the cables are thereby as varied as the applications. They must not only work correctly, but also conduct high currents, tolerate heat, be immune to electromagnetic interference and biocompatible for medical purposes. In addition, they have to withstand extreme mechanical loads in industrial robotics.

According to the current business climate survey by the VDMA specialist department Productronic, German manufacturers of components, machinery and equipment for electronics production expect sales growth of 10.5 percent for this year and an increase of 6.8 percent for next year. In addition to the continued weak euro, this is thanks the growing demand from the automotive industry for electronics and the increasing digitalizing and networking in production and the consumer sector.

The current outlook on global electronic market also looks promising. The German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (ZVEI) expects a four percent increase for the current year as well as for 2018. As a result, the growth rate of one of the largest industrial goods markets in the world remains stable. In other words, good news for cables & coils. Because they transmit or transform electric energy and electronic data, they are in demand from virtually all sectors of industry. productronica will take place on the grounds of Messe München from November 14 to 17, 2017.