Automation tech showcase

Jon Lawson

The SPS IPC Drives event takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from November 28-30. It is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation.

Visitors will be able to meet suppliers of electric automation technology from around the world. The trade fair provides the perfect platform to search the right solutions for a variety of automation tasks.

The topic of Industry 4.0 is developing from a vision to reality and will once again be a main focus of the exhibition.

In the age of digital transformation, IT and automation are increasingly merging and this will be reflected at this year's event as never before.

Alongside topic-based special display areas, presentations, many products and examples of applications devoted to digital transformation, hall 6 has a new thematic focus, which will address these new challenges in production technologies.

SPS IPC Drives is the exhibition for electric automation technology. It covers all components down to complete systems and integrated automation solutions.

The exhibitors - manufacturers of electric automation technology - present products and services from a variety of sectors, including: control technology; IPCs; electric drive systems and components; human-machine-interface devices; and sensor technology.

Other key areas of focus include: industrial communication; industrial software and digital production; interface technology; and mechanical infrastructure.

The exhibition space covers over 120,000m2 and the 2016 event saw more than 63,000 visitors seeing the latest in products and ideas from over 1,600 exhibitors. The 2017 event is set to be even bigger.

As well as seeing the latest products, at SPS IPC Drives the exhibition forums offer the ideal platform to visit exciting panel discussions and get informed about all of the current trends in automation.

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