SPS Smart Production Solutions, Nuremberg (Nov. 23 - Nov. 25, 2021)

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SPS is the international trade fair in the field of industrial automation and the annual highlight of the automation industry. With its unique concept, it represents the complete spectrum of smart and digital automation - from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to the vision of a comprehensively digitised industrial world. The technical progress of recent years and the digital transformation of the industry are also reflected at the fair. As a platform for innovation and a provider of ideas, the trade fair thus takes into account the convergence of automation and IT in industry and promises continued relevance, competence and an exchange at eye level.

The following topics are the focus of the SPS Smart Production Solutions fair from 23th - 25th of November 2021:

  • Electrical drive technology / motion control: Electrical drive technology deals with systems for generating movements or energy by means of power transmission. This area relates both to drives and to the energy supply of systems and machines, and also to the control of various drive components.
     
  • Mechanical infrastructure: The mechanical infrastructure comprises the mechanical components in automation technology. This includes industrial cables, which are of central importance for energy and data transmission, as well as control cabinets, which contain the electrical and electronic components of a system or production facility.
     
  • Sensor technology: Sensor technology refers to the use of sensors to measure physical or chemical properties. A sensor is a technical component that qualitatively or quantitatively records properties or the nature of its environment. Sensor technology also includes intelligent optical systems that collect data that is then evaluated via algorithms.
     
  • Control technology: Control technology is the development and implementation of controls. Control systems are used to change the state of a system. This includes the targeted influencing of the behaviour of technical systems, such as machines, plants and devices. The change is achieved through information, messages or new input.
     
  • Software and IT in manufacturing: Digitalisation places new demands on manufacturing processes and their control in the industrial automation environment. Software and IT solutions for automated manufacturing processes up to the management level thus fall under the focus of software & IT in manufacturing.
     
  • Interface technology: Interface technology is the transition point between different components of a system through which data exchange or data processing is realised. These can be human-computer interfaces as well as computer-computer interfaces. The data transmission speed is strongly dependent on the interface technology used.
     
  • Operating and monitoring: Visualise. Operate. Reporting. Inform. This is done in the form of signalling, operating and display panels and input devices such as keyboards, joysticks or touchscreens. Push-buttons such as emergency stop buttons or other switches as well as signalling devices that indicate the status of a machine with the help of coloured lights also belong to this subject area.
     
  • Industrial communication: Industrial communication is the transmission of information and data with the help of networks that are wired or wireless. This technology is mainly used in the areas of manufacturing and process automation and is becoming increasingly important as the trend towards networking grows.