Panel Builder System Integrator

Hannover

April 18, 2018

Robots that fit in with their human counterparts (and not the other way round); AR glasses that feed their wearer vital information overlays; self-learning machines that continuously self-optimize…and at the heart of it all stands one thing: people power. That's the core message of HANNOVER MESSE 2018. Or, as Deutsche Messe's Managing Board Chairman Dr. Jochen Köckler puts it: "The factory of the future is a factory that can think for itself and is human-centric."

If there's one central trend that the world's leading industrial technology showcase is tracking this year, it's the rise of artificial intelligence in factories – and the benefits of this for workers and production. Add AI to factory machinery and robots, and you get intelligent, versatile tools that make life easier for people. Köckler: "For humans, new technologies mean assistance, not competition. This year, HANNOVER MESSE will be showcasing more assistance systems than ever before, including wearable exoskeletons that enable workers to lift and move heavy objects."

From 23 to 27 April, more than 5,000 exhibitors from 75 different nations will be presenting technologies for tomorrow's factories and energy systems in an action-packed industrial technology showcase themed "Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate" . 60% of these exhibitors will come from abroad. The top exhibiting nations, after Germany, are China, Mexico, Italy, the Netherlands and France.

The rapid move towards smarter, more integrated processes in production is feeding through into the logistics sector in the form of intelligent, connected technologies like robots, drones and voice assistants. These technologies and their transformative effects on logistics will be explored in depth by more than 650 exhibitors at the CeMAT intralogistics show, which this year is being staged in parallel with HANNOVER MESSE.

Integration and interconnectedness are also among the defining themes of the energy and industrial subcontracting sections of HANNOVER MESSE. The subcontractors and suppliers at the Industrial Supply show will focus on themes like innovative lightweight construction and smart materials, while the exhibitors at the Energy show will present power grid technologies for electric mobility and energy efficiency solutions for industrial companies. Köckler: "The Energy show will demonstrate how efficient energy use can yield enormous cost savings for industry while making a major contribution to environmental protection."

"HANNOVER MESSE and CeMAT will feature solutions from leading manufacturers of automation, energy and logistics technology, the biggest names in robotics, and global IT and software providers. For five whole days, Hannover will be the global hotspot for the digital transformation of industry," said Köckler.

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PB 25 Phoenix ControlCabinet 400

Phoenix Contact will provide you with support as your reliable partner in the optimization of your processes in control cabinet manufacturing.

Phoenix Contact provides you with holistic solutions in a cooperative partnership, based on their products, services, and experience. Digital data is used consistently, processes optimized, and time saved. The PROJECT complete planning and marking software supports your entire control cabinet manufacturing process. The program provides you with an intuitive user interface that enables you to individually plan, automatically check, and order terminal strips.

Thanks to optimized interfaces, you can easily integrate data from common CAE systems. This enables you to save significant amounts of time in the overall engineering process. Read More


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Utilizing advanced analytics, The Connected Mine helps mining companies collect and aggregate data to gain end-to-end visibility into their operations and make informed business decisions to improve mining operations.

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