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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 15:14

Five Industrial Technology Events at IMTS 2016

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A growing trend of the Industrial Technology Events at IMTS 2016 is the number of international exhibitors present on the show floor. Approximately 70 percent of the companies exhibiting at the five co-located industrial trade shows are headquartered outside of the United States. Industrial equipment and smart manufacturing solution providers from around the world recognize the importance of the North American manufacturing sector and will be exhibiting at Industrial Supply North America.

German Pavilions sponsored by The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in association with Germany Trade & Invest will be located on the floor of Industrial Automation North America, as well as the inaugural Surface Technology North America trade show. A total of 46 German industrial equipment suppliers, or more than triple the number of German exhibitors from 2014, will be demonstrating their technologies across the floors of these trade shows. New to the events this year, more than 18 German companies will demonstrate surface treatment solutions at Surface Technology North America.

More than 20 Italian companies will showcase the latest fluid power and hydraulic & pneumatic equipment at this year’s Motion, Drive & Automation North America and will demonstrate the latest Italian designed compressed air and vacuum technologies at the inaugural ComVac North America trade show. Additionally, The Italian Trade Agency, the Italian government agency promoting the internationalization of Italian companies abroad in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development, and Assofluid – The Italian Fluid Power Association, will highlight their member companies’ focus on research & development and emphasis on successfully addressing individual customer needs. Turkey also will have a strong presence this year at ComVac North America with nine companies demonstrating air compressor and hydraulic components.

Commenting on Italian-based Sotras decision to exhibit at the inaugural ComVac North America trade show, Executive Director of Sales Carlo Quaglino said, “ComVac North America offers us an extraordinary opportunity to open doors into the United States industrial market. U.S. manufacturers have signaled their interest in sourcing Italian-made quality filtration products. We see ComVac North America as an important chance to offer our specialized knowledge and our high-quality innovative, safe and reliable industrial filters for compressors and vacuum pumps.”

More than 16 exhibitors from India, as well as a host of solutions providers from across Asia also will be demonstrating smart manufacturing solutions across the five events.

“As a result of carrying over the “Integrated Industries” theme from this year’s HANNOVER MESSE event, visitors to the Industrial Technology Events co-located with IMTS 2016 will discover a number of international resources and solutions for enhancing performance, saving energy and expanding their digital factory footprint in the growing, competitive global economy,” said Larry Turner, president/CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, the organizer of HANNOVER MESSE.

Industrial Automation North America, MDA North America, ComVac North America, Industrial Supply North America, and Surface Technology North America are organized by Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary, Hannover Fairs USA.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 14:55

Surface Technology North America 2016

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The inaugural Surface Technology North America 2016, one of five industrial technology events co-located at IMTS from September 12–17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago, will cover the entire spectrum of surface treatments and coatings. North American and international exhibitors will showcase coating processes for metals, plastics, glass and ceramics, as well as electroplating, industrial plasma-based surface treatment, and micromachining. Select surface treatment and cleaning solutions focused on the automotive, mechanical, metalworking, electronics and electrical engineering industries, as well as medical technology sector will hold the spotlight.

“Surface Technology North America is a perfect complement to IMTS because surface treatment is the next step in the manufacturing process after parts cleaning, especially in the metalworking industry where products need some final surface finishing process,” said HFUSA President & CEO Larry Turner.

Show attendees can learn more about global advances in hybrid polymers with new properties used in the coatings industry, surface pre-treatments applied during the manufacturing process, as well as high-speed and batch process treatments.  Many of the new surface treatment applications demonstrated at the show will offer attendees new solutions for their surface treatment problems at substantial cost savings.

Surface Technology North America is hosting a German Pavilion supported by the German Ministry of Economics where attendees can secure contacts with German surface treatment companies. Additionally, treatment, cleaning and coating companies from Italy and France will be exhibiting their innovative solutions.

“Surface Technology North America 2016 is a spring board for all global companies to secure new business opportunities in the U.S., such as identifying potential buyer groups, locating distributors and potential business partners,” added Turner.

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Since the launch of the initiative “Made in China 2025”, smart manufacturing stands at the top of China’s agenda for modernizing its industry. This was evident at Industrial Automation BEIJING, North China’s leading trade fair for industrial automation, which recorded solid growth during its May 11–13, 2016 run at the Beijing Exhibition Center: 210 exhibiting companies presented themselves to 17,600 visitors and the exhibition covered 22,000 square meters.

Sixty-five percent of exhibitors where foreign, coming from countries such as Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United States. Big names included Balluff, B&R Automation, Cognex, EPLAN, Harting, ifm electronic, Koyo, Rittal, and Weidmüller. Industrial Automation BEIJING also hosted the PROFINET Summit Forum, an area dedicated to integrated automation and plant systems where companies such as GE, Phoenix Contact, Red Lion Controls, SAP, and Siemens presented live Industry 4.0 demonstrations.

The International Intelligent Manufacturing Conference on Wednesday, May 11, compared China’s “Made in China 2025”, Germany’s “Industry 4.0” and the United States’ “Industrial Internet” initiatives. Miao Wei, China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, announced China’s plans to further develop key sectors such as logistics, robotics and sensors. Burkhard Ducoffre, counselor at the German Embassy in Beijing, and Val Huston, principle commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, also spoke. The afternoon session featured three plenaries: “Strategy and Policy of Intelligent Manufacturing Development”, “Contents and Systems of Intelligent Manufacturing” and “Practice and Paths of Intelligent Manufacturing”.

“Beijing is not only North China’s industrial hub; it is also a base of tremendous political support for smart manufacturing,” said Wolfgang Pech, senior vice president at Deutsche Messe AG. “This was clear at the conferences, which brought together representatives from China, Germany and the U.S. to compare and exchange ideas about modern manufacturing, as well as on the show floor, where many exhibitors presented not only separate products and services, but also complete automated solutions.”

Industrial Automation Beijing is organized by Deutsche Messe’s subsidiary in China, Hannover Milano Fairs China Ltd, and sponsored by the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. The event belongs to Deutsche Messe’s HANNOVER MESSE Worldwide portfolio, which includes events in China, India, Turkey, and the United States. Industrial Automation BEIJING 2017 is scheduled for May 10–12.

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Tuesday, 05 January 2016 11:24

5 Industrial Events to Co-Locate With IMTS 2016

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Deutsche Messe’s five industrial trade fairs co-located at The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) from September 12–17, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago will occupy two times more space compared to 2014. IMTS currently registers increases of 10 percent in display area and 16 percent in exhibitor participation. Hannover Fairs USA, Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary is organizing the five shows and conferences.

The growth of Deutsche Messe’s portfolio at IMTS reflects the resurgence of manufacturing in America. Industrial Automation NORTH AMERICA premiered in 2012. MDA NORTH AMERICA followed in 2014. Now ComVac NORTH AMERICA, Industrial Supply NORTH AMERICA, and Surface Technology NORTH AMERICA debut in 2016. Together the events account for double the display area in 2014 and represent five industry sectors: industrial automation; power transmission, fluid technology and motion control; compressed air and vacuum technology; industrial subcontracting and lightweight design; and surface treatment. Compared to the same point in time in 2014, four times more space is sold for 2016 with 75 percent of registrations from companies based outside the United States.

“IMTS and our fairs collectively represent the largest industrial technology event in North America. For six days exhibitors have direct access to the world’s largest economy – one that is undergoing a manufacturing resurgence,” said Wolfgang Pech, senior vice president at Deutsche Messe. “Visitors experience first-hand the technologies and techniques that U.S. manufacturers use to stay competitive while at the same time learning about and comparing the Asian and European approaches to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things.”

Surveys conducted in 2014 at IMTS, Industrial Automation NORTH AMERICA and MDA NORTH AMERICA indicate that 86 percent of visitors found solutions to specific manufacturing problems, 85 percent planned to make a purchase within one year, and 64 percent initiated new business contacts.

Key trends at Deutsche Messe’s 2016 Chicago events include the “SMAC stack” (social, mobile, analytics, and cloud), which helps companies accelerate development and retain customers; the Industrial Internet of Things, which helps automate production and maintenance, freeing up more time for research and development; and next-shoring (developing and manufacturing products closer to where they will be sold), which improves production control and efficiency.

China, France, Italy, Germany and Taiwan are contributing country pavilions and the National Fluid Power Organization (NFPA) organizes the Fluid Power Area at MDA North America.

Three conferences round out the program at Deutsche Messe’s events. On September 13 GIE Media runs three tracks – MDA plus ComVac, Industrial Supply and Surface Technology – for design, manufacturing and process engineers as well as plant managers and purchasing managers. On September 14, CFE Media stages the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit and NFPA organizes a fluid power track.

Industrial Automation NORTH AMERICA, MDA NORTH AMERICA, ComVac NORTH AMERICA, Industrial Supply NORTH AMERICA, and Surface Technology NORTH AMERICA are organized by Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary, Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., in cooperation with AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. The five events run parallel to IMTS 2016 and belong to Deutsche Messe’s HANNOVER MESSE Worldwide portfolio.

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Friday, 24 May 2013 10:44

EMO Hannover 2013

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From September 16-21, 2013, this year’s EMO Hannover will be opening its doors.  At the world’s premier trade fair for the metal-working sector, manufacturers of machine tools and components will be showcasing products, solutions and services for meeting and mastering the challenges involved in industrial production operations.

The international machine tool market has more than tripled in the past 20 years up to 2012, to around $85 billion.  Since the turn of the millennium, machine tool consumption on a dollar basis has grown by an annual average of almost 7 percent.  The principal driver here was Asia, where in 2012 two-thirds of total worldwide machine tool production output was consumed.

In the year 2013, economic pundits are anticipating another rise in machine tool consumption, by 8 percent to reach what will then be around $92 billion.  Following a year of slight decline in 2012, their prediction is based on the assumption that GDP and industrial production output are going to increase again more vigorously worldwide.  In China, the premier growth driver for the global economy, the double figure growth rates in GDP are weakening to high single figure increases.  But there’s an ongoing shift in the weightings involved: as per capita income rises, demand for consumer goods supersedes demand for capital goods as the primary driver.  Now it is the growing middle class who are demanding more and more goods and services, electronic high-tech products, more and eco-friendly vehicles, and much, much more.  This applies not only to China, but to many emergent markets worldwide.

This is benefiting the major customer groupings of the international machine tool manufacturers: the automotive industry and its components suppliers, mechanical engineering, metal production, metalworking and processing, the electrical engineering industry, precision mechanics and optics, including medical technology, and other vehicle manufacture (the aviation industry, rail vehicles and shipbuilding).  In the ongoing year, they will be investing around 9 percent more in expanding and modernizing their production capacities.

Users in the United States are likewise planning to increase their capital investments, by 4.8 percent in the current year.  In 2014, the rise is predicted to be an impressive one-tenth or more.  But what technologies, what machines, what processes are the right ones? Answers to these questions, and the precise choices to make for optimum results, this is what trade visitors from the U.S. will find out at EMO Hannover 2013. In 2011, more than 2,100 trade visitors and production experts from the U.S. travelled to Hanover for EMO.

For the U.S., too, economic pundits are predicting growth in this EMO year.  Now that the turbulence in the financial markets has subsided, at least in the short term, and consumption is picking up again, some early indicators are pointing upwards again.  The significantly improved asset situation of many Americans, and the high demand for replacements, are boosting vehicle sales.  Population growth, an ageing society, and Western-style diseases are also leading to annual growth rates of between 4 and 6 percent in the U.S. medical technology segment, the world’s biggest market in this category anyway.  Machine tool consumption is accordingly set to grow by 8 percent in 2013, to reach around $9.4 billion.  Market growth is being driven primarily by the following sectors: electrical engineering, precision mechanics, optics and mechanical engineering. The U.S. imports around 67 percent of its machine tool requirements, which means it’s vital for customers from the country’s industrial segment to visit EMO 2013 in Hannover to learn more about ongoing trends and innovations in the metalworking sector from all over the world.

As exhibitors, too, the U.S., one of the leading producer nations and the world’s fourth largest market for machine tools, is always very well represented at EMO.  In 2011, 57 firms showcased their products for the global market on around 3,100 square meters of exhibition space.  As a major exporting nation, the U.S. needs its manufacturers to show the flag at the world’s premier trade fair for this sector.  In Hannover, they will also be meeting their customers from Europe in large numbers.  With a share of 42 percent and over 50 percent growth since 2009 to most recently$ 546 million, Europe is an important growth market for U.S. manufacturers.

In addition, however, more than a third of the international trade visitors to EMO are also Asian and American customers.  “At EMO, manufacturers and visitors from the U.S. will meet the entire world of metalworking.  So for anyone in the U.S. who has anything to do with machine tools, visiting and exhibiting at EMO is a definite must,” is the verdict of Wilfried Schäfer from the VDW.

From September 16-21, 2013, international manufacturers of production technology will be spotlighting “Intelligence in Production” at the EMO Hannover 2013.  The world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking industry will be showcasing the entire bandwidth of today’s most sophisticated metalworking technology, which is the heart of every industrial production process.  The fair will be presenting the latest machines, plus efficient technical solutions, product-supportive services, sustainability in the production process, and much, much more.  The principal focus of the EMO Hannover is on metal-cutting and forming machine tools, production systems, high-precision tools, automated material flows, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories.  The trade visitors to the EMO come from all major sectors of industry, such as machinery and plant manufacturers, the automotive industry and its component suppliers, the aerospace sector, precision mechanics and optics, shipbuilding, medical technology, tool and die manufacture, steel and lightweight construction.  The EMO Hannover is the world’s most important international meeting point for production technology specialists from all over the planet.  In 2011, the fair attracted more than 2,000 exhibitors, and around 140,000 trade visitors from more than 100 different countries. EMO is a registered trademark of the European Committee for Cooperation of the Machine Tool Industry CECIMO.

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Deutsche Messe AG continues to expand its activities worldwide and is now organizing the first-ever MDA NORTH AMERICA from September 8-13, 2014.  MDA will take place parallel to the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago and will highlight products, solutions and technologies related to Motion Drive & Automation.  Another event in Deutsche Messe’s trade fair portfolio – INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION NORTH AMERICA – celebrated its impressive premiere in Chicago in 2012 also parallel to IMTS.

“The success of INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION NORTH AMERICA showed that the core competence from the HANNOVER MESSE portfolio perfectly complements the manufacturing technology fair IMTS.  Nothing demonstrates our commitment to developing our activities in North America better than MDA NORTH AMERICA, which will serve as a perfect platform for exhibitors from power transmission and control technology on one of the biggest markets in this sector”, said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG.

“Germany is the American market’s No. 1 supplier of products in the power transmission and control technology sector.  More than 21.1 percent of total exports of power transmission and fluid technology to the United States (worth 9.5 billion euro) came from Germany, with Japan 18.2 percent and China 14.1 percent in second and third place respectively.  In absolute terms, the value of exports to the United States in this sector in 2011 was more than double the figure for 2001.  In fact, following the economic shock of 2009, business had already rallied sufficiently in 2010 to have reached the same level as in 2008, before the crisis.  The figures for 2012 suggest further growth, which is why we welcome MDA NORTH AMERICA as an additional platform for our successful overseas business”, adds Hartmut Rauen, senior executive of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and head of the VDMA’s power transmission and fluid power divisions.

Larry Turner, CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG, said, “Following the successful launch of INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION NORTH AMERICA this year, we expect MDA NORTH AMERICA will be just as successful when it debuts in 2014.”  

MDA NORTH AMERICA provides manufacturers with an effective showcase for products from every sector of mechanical power transmission and control technology, as well as pneumatics and hydraulics.

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