Smart sensors, intelligent drives, modular production, automated logistics systems and holistic solutions for intelligent manufacturing – Hannover Messe has it all. The world’s premier trade fair for industrial technology will open its gates under the motto ‘Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence’. The motto reflects the organiser’s desire to show how the close integration of automation, power transmission and fluid power and software and IT can supercharge industrial production. At Hannover Messe 2019, this pivotal confluence of technologies will be clustered at Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) – a mega-show spanning 14 exhibition halls. Automation and robotics solutions The IAMD show will feature the full range of products and solutions, including factory and process automation systems, industrial IT, robotics In 2019, the integration, digitisation and interconnection of industrial technologies will transform the world’s manufacturing industries more than ever before. In recognition of this, the IAMD show will feature the full range of products and solutions for the factory of the future, including factory and process automation systems, industrial IT, robotics, smart drives, and intelligent hydraulics and pneumatics systems. All the exhibits will share one unifying theme: ‘Industrial Intelligence’, which is also the official lead theme for Hannover Messe 2019. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping to eliminate production downtime, boost efficiency and ensure the seamless integration and operation of all the different parts that make up smart factories. The over 200,000 trade visitors attending the upcoming Hannover Messe will come from a diverse range of user industries. But most will come to the fair with the same clear objective in mind: to find the right state-of-the-art smart automation solutions for their manufacturing operations. For the companies they represent, digitisation is the key to keeping their competitive edge. Integration of industrial technologies IAMD will showcase the best power transmission and fluid power technologies the world has to offer" “Automation solutions for the digitisation and smart integration of industrial technologies will be the focus of the upcoming IAMD show,” said Arno Reich, Global Director IAMD for Hannover Messe. “IAMD will also showcase the best power transmission and fluid power technologies the world has to offer, as well as serving as a central forum for debate on the latest market and technology trends.” While there are still over six months to go until the gates open on the next Hannover Messe, a large number of market leaders – among them Siemens, ABB, Festo, Bosch Rexroth, Schneider Electric, Phoenix Contact and Beckhoff – have already registered display space. Confirmed exhibitors of intelligent power transmission and fluid power technology solutions include SEW EURODRIVE, Schaeffler, Continental, Aventics, Hydac, KTR, Parker Hannifin, Trelleborg and ZF Friedrichshafen. Innovative robotics solutions All the market leaders in the robotics industry will also be represented at the show, including FANUC, KUKA, Yaskawa, Kawasaki, Universal Robots, HIWIN and Mitsubishi. Hannover Messe’s robotics showcase has been growing steadily for many years and reliably delivers an accurate snapshot of the current state-of-the-art. A key trend in the industry has been the emergence of cobots (collaborative robots), which, rather than replacing humans, are designed to work alongside them. At the upcoming Hannover Messe, the most innovative robotics solutions will once again be celebrated as part of the ROBOTICS AWARD. At the upcoming Hannover Messe, the most innovative robotics solutions will once again be celebrated as part of the ROBOTICS AWARD Sensor systems are a key enabling technology for fully integrated, interconnected and intelligent operations across a wide range of different industries, including the energy industry, the mechanical engineering industry and the eMobility sector. The fact that sensor technology has become something of a unifying theme throughout Hannover Messe will be borne out by leading market players, such as ifm electronic, SICK, Pepperl + Fuchs, Hans Turck and Balluff. Industry 4.0 solutions Apart from the exhibits, trade visitors can look forward to a comprehensive supporting programme of forums and special presentations, including the Hannover Messe PUMP PLAZA; the Wireless, M2M & IoT display; the Application Park showcase for robot manufacturers, systems integrators and image processing specialists; and a new SME Pavilion where small and mid-sized companies will present their Industry 4.0 solutions. Among Hannover Messe's many platforms for learning, knowledge sharing and lively debate on the latest trends and developments will be the new Motion & Drives Forum and the well-established Automation and Industry 4.0 forums within the IAMD show.
HANNOVER MESSE and Industry 4.0 (originally coined in Germany as Industrie 4.0): two names that are inextricably intertwined. True to form as the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology, HANNOVER MESSE got on board very early with the opportunities of Industry 4.0, and in the process became the global hotspot for the digital transformation of industry. This year, with ‘Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate’ as its lead theme, HANNOVER MESSE, is taking its Industry 4.0 commitment to the next level with a strong lineup of keynote themes. These include the integration of industrial IT and automation, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance, the industrial platform economy, people and work, SMEs and technology users, interoperability, security and standards, to name but a few. The central discussion platform for these themes will once again be the ‘Industry 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet’ forum in Hall 8. International experts will take the stage at the forum to present new use cases, test beds, technologies and service offerings. There will also be daily panel discussions, where representatives from business, science and government will debate the big issues. The solutions and insights on offer at those two shows are what undeniably make HANNOVER MESSE the world's leading showcase for Industry 4.0" IAMD and Digital Factory shows "With numerous exhibitors from every segment of HANNOVER MESSE highlighting the lead theme, Industry 4.0 will feature prominently throughout the halls," said Arno Reich, Global Director IAMD and Digital Factory for HANNOVER MESSE. "But the epicentre of it all will be the IAMD and Digital Factory shows. The solutions and insights on offer at those two shows are what undeniably make HANNOVER MESSE the world's leading showcase for Industry 4.0." The automation and industrial IT sectors are prime examples of the changes wrought by integration in terms both of intelligence and convergence at the technology level and of interconnectedness and collaboration among enterprises. Traditional boundaries and demarcations are breaking down as classic automation specialists morph into software experts and classic IT providers forge alliances with major industrial corporations. HANNOVER MESSE showcases complete Industry 4.0 solutions – everything from smart components to cloud-based data management" Showcasing wide-range of Industry 4.0 solutions These trends are also reflected in the merger of the Industrial Automation and MDA shows of past years to form the new IAMD – Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives show. The merger was the logical consequence of market changes in the age of digitisation. "The market for multidisciplinary solutions and integrated products is growing all the time," Reich said. "The new tradeshow makeup is just another example of how we are systematically building on our Industry 4.0 strengths. Like no other trade fair, HANNOVER MESSE showcases complete Industry 4.0 solutions – everything from smart components to cloud-based data management – and not just the individual building blocks." The dialogue on Industry 4.0 and integration that springs up at the exhibition stands will be addressed in greater depth in a number of dedicated forums, first and foremost of which is the aforementioned ‘Industry 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet’ forum in Hall 8, followed by the Smart Power Transmission and Fluid Power Solutions showcase in Hall 23, the Automation Forum in Hall 14, the Logistics 4.0 Forum in Hall 19/20 at CeMAT, and the central Industrial Supply Forum in Hall 4. Communication standards for IIoT Industry 4.0 and integration will also feature prominently at HANNOVER MESSE's Energy show. For example, on the Monday of the show, the German Energy Agency (dena) will use the Digital Energy display to present the findings of a recent survey on the market potential and uptake of digital technologies that facilitate the smart integration of industry 4.0 systems with the energy supply infrastructure of industrial companies. Given that the digital integration of production raises many new technical challenges, one of the main topics up for discussion at the ‘Industry 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet’ forum will be norms and standards for communication in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Other topics include the platform economy, artificial intelligence and machine learning and IT security. Many national-level and international initiatives will be using the forum to present their responses to the digital transformation challenge. HANNOVER MESSE is a unique opportunity to gain a comparative global perspective on Industry 4.0 visions, ideas and approaches Industrial security display area This means that HANNOVER MESSE is a unique opportunity to gain a comparative global perspective on Industry 4.0 visions, ideas and approaches. The forum is organised by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI), Germany's Industry 4.0 Platform (Plattform Industrie 4.0) and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). This year, the discussion on IT security won't be confined to the ‘Industry 4.0 meets the Industrial Internet’ forum, the Automation Forum and the Smart Power Transmission and Fluid Power Solutions display. That's because this year, for the very first time, the Digital Factory show will have a dedicated Industrial Security display area. Located in Hall 6, the display area will feature a group pavilion and a forum.