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Written by Cherian   
Wednesday, 14 March 2007

HANNOVER MESSE 2007, 16 to 20 April

Industrial Automation - at the heart of the automation industry 

HANNOVER MESSE 2007From 16 to 20 April, the most innovative international industry players will be coming together at HANNOVER MESSE 2007 (the Hannover Fair) where over 6,000 companies will be showcasing their latest trends and developments. For industrial production automation alone, some 2,500 exhibitors will be offering products. Industrial processes and value added chains across a variety of sectors will also be represented. Factory Automation, INTERKAMA+ and Industrial Building Automation will be presenting all the various disciplines under one roof - from open- and closed-loop control technology, measuring technology, electronics and electrical engineering, to mechanical engineering, robotics and networking of industrial processes.

  In addition to the comprehensive world market offering being presented by exhibitors, Industrial Automation is joining forces with Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) and Digital Factory at HANNOVER MESSE to provide practical and future-focused ideas in a number of exciting live presentations and forums.

Halls 16 and 17 are certainly living up to the HANNOVER MESSE aspiration to "Get New Technology First."

Live prototype demonstrations at Application Park

The real automation highlight this year is the new Application Park, a project run jointly by the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) and Deutsche Messe. At this show within a show, mechanical engineers, robot manufacturers and automation service providers will be showcasing complete production solutions. Siemens, VW and Phoenix Contact will be joining forces with well-known partners to demonstrate how customer-focused production can be combined with very short delivery times. In the first case, a production buffer warehouse currently being trialed at VW, modules are pre-assembled as required by the specific customer order. Visitors can indicate their individual requirements regarding vehicle type and power train on a touchscreen - and in no time at all the required vehicle will be ready.

In the second case, visitors can order their own mugs on the PC at a production installation that Phoenix Contact is setting up with eleven industry partners and collect it at the delivery point - personalized with their name and packaged. The end-to-end Ethernet architecture incorporating RFID chips and the link to SAP demonstrated by this second example from the Application Park will provide interesting ideas for visitors and their production.

 This program will be complemented by further special events in the vicinity of the Application Park. The Robotics Academy (Hall 16) will offer visitors robot training on various systems and in Hall 17 they will be able to obtain specific advice on their companies. Decision makers from the most diverse of sectors - from mechanical engineering to semi-luxury goods - will be able to discover the latest production automation trends at the Factory Automation Forum.

The Safety & Security Competence Center will provide compactly structured informatio­n on making production installations safe and secure. Last but not least, industry and the Lower Saxony State Office for the Protection of the Constitution will be providing details about technologies and other resources to protect against product piracy. The Industrial Identification center will offer information on further innovative identification technologies besides RFID, and the special category Wireless Automation will shed light on the world of wireless communication in production.

A large number of companies have announced new Industrial Ethernet products, including world market leaders such as Hirschmann Automation and Control. The significant progress in networking automation and IT will also be demonstrated in the Indus­trial Ethernet Competence Center in Hall 16.

At the Automation IT joint pavilion initiated by Harting and Cisco, also in Hall 16, there will be a live demonstration proving that Ethernet works as a universal network for all applications and equipment classes. Video, telephone, automation and many other applications will be illustrated by a group of exhibitors.

In the field of process automation, the Hygienic Design & Cleanroom Technology Competence Center in Hall 7 will be providing live presentations on cleanroom technology and automation components that comply with hygiene standards. This will appeal above all to mechanical engineers from the food industry.

Never before has HANNOVER MESSE offered as much practical know-how as this year. Sepp D. Heckmann justified this level of commitment by explaining, "We are looking to whet the appetites of companies and management to get them to invest in automation. We can only succeed if we ourselves are prepared to identify trends and demonstrate them in a concrete and exciting way."

 

 

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