The Bavarian Government has approved the protection and hygiene concept for exhibitions in Bavaria signalling the go-ahead for the SPS 2020 in Nuremberg from 24 - 26 November 2020. In addition to numerous national exhibitors, many international exhibitors have also confirmed their attendance and are looking forward to the exhibition season with eager anticipation.
In cooperation with the exhibitor advisory board for Motek/Bondexpo 2020, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG have decided to postpone this year’s 39th Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly to 2021.
Together with the 14th Bondexpo international trade fair for bonding technologies, the 39th Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly is gearing up for take-off. Digitalisation will be one of the key issues of the industry highlight from 5 to 8 October 2020, and startup companies will also be provided with a special platform. An implementation concept is currently being worked out in close cooperation amongst the responsible authorities, venue operator Messe Stuttgart and trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG, in order to comply with all of the requirements resulting from the corona pandemic.
The manufacturing of products made of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) often still involves a number of manual work steps: the position and orientation of the semi-finished fiber-reinforced materials must be aligned precisely by hand to ensure that the product has the required levels of stability and flexibility after lamination and curing. Ultimately, this is the only way of enabling the user to fully exploit the advantages of the FRP material. To support the manual deposition process, known as preforming, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany, has developed intuitive software for commercially available augmented reality glasses: The system specifies the correct deposition of the semi-finished materials as a virtual representation on the mold and can thus significantly improve the quality and performance of FRP production processes.
Despite the currently tense economic situation, the platform for the automation industry once again drew numerous exhibitors and trade visitors to Nuremberg at the end of 2019. Attendees were particularly impressed by the high level of innovation and the sheer number of practical solutions presented by exhibitors.
Due to the increasing global spread of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and based on the recommendations of the German Federal Government and the Bavarian State Government, Messe München feels compelled to postpone automatica 2020. This measure has been taken in consultation with the VDMA Robotics + Automation Association as conceptual sponsor and in responsibility for the health of exhibitors and visitors. automatica 2020 will instead take place from December 8 to 11, 2020.
The last decade has seen an amazing advancement in embedded system development techniques, tools and technologies. Today, we now have microcontrollers with clock speeds above 1 GHz with more than 4 megabytes for flash storage. This dramatic increase in capabilities for microcontrollers and their affordable costs is going to usher in a completely new design paradigm in the decade to come.
The Bundesnetzagentur has been laying the foundation for campus networks, i.e. a company’s own network on factory premises. Fraunhofer FOKUS and partners from industry and science work on technical implementation of such private networks.
After four action-packed days (23 – 26 October, 2019), the industrial mega-show themed with “Driven to be SMART” + “Smart Logistics”, organized by Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai and the Chinese partners rounded off on 26 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.