With a robot density of 292 units per 10,000 workers, the German economy is among the most automated locations worldwide and ranked number one in Europe according to recent robot statistics (IFR). Based on the model of large companies, German medium-sized firms are now facing a revolutionary wave of automation. Human-robot teams aim to combine the strengths of human resources with the technical capabilities of robots.
On June 21 to 24, 2016the world's largest robot trade fair and one of the leading technology platforms for automationwill inform SMEs about the latest possibilities of automation in Munich. The AUTOMATICA is THE place to be for decision-makers, manufacturers and developers, for providers and users of robotics and automation: Up to 850 companies are going to display their solutions for the optimization of production processes and professional service robotics in six exhibition halls.
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AUTOMATICA 2016 offers a birds-eye view of technological development driversin this innovative sector:Robotics, machine vision, integrated assembly solutionsand professional service robotics are core exhibition areas and special topics at the trade show.
Robots, which are mobile and collaborate with people, are indispensable in a networked production world that can react flexibly and fully automated to changing needs. Industry 4.0 and the resulting applications are a chance to establish Europe as a technology leader and pioneer. Machine vision systems and sensors enable the new robot colleagues to communicate easily and safely with their surrounding infrastructure—an essential prerequisite for a networked Industry 4.0 strategy.
“Human-robot teams are paving a revolutionary new path for SMEs to automate their production at a top-rate technical level and consequently ensure the competitive position of medium-sized companies,” said Dr. Martin Lechner, Head of Technology Trade Fairs at Messe München and responsible for AUTOMATICA.
One trade fair – many industry sectors
The global industry gathering offers the opportunity to gain information about new developments, cultivate business contacts and prepare investments in the automation industry.Plus, AUTOMATICA shows the complete spectrum of products, systems and solutions for almost every automation project and therefore appeals to users from the most diverse sectors of production such as automotive and metalworking industry, medical, pharmaceutical, food and plastics industry.
The breakthrough of smart robots
The exhibition area “Professional Service Robotics” in Hall B4 will be once more a source of inspiration. Robots have left their protective cage and now work closely with the people. Regardless of whether mining or agriculture, construction, forestry or cargo handling, whether in soil orunderwater, in the air or in space: service robots relieve people not only of dangerous work, but they also provide better quality of life.Human-robot collaboration can ensure workplace ergonomics and better working conditions.
Parallel to AUTOMATICA the new platformIT2Industrywill take place in Hall B4. The new embedded trade fair for digitization of production concerns intelligent, digitally networked work environments. The IT2Industrywill demonstrate the link between automation and information technology and focus on digital transformation in production, new opportunities for users and suppliers of robotics and automation as well as “Industry 4.0 in Practice”.
STARTUP WORLD is the new marketplace of innovation at AUTOMATICA 2016. With the STARTUP WORLD Market, the STARTUP WORLD Award, and the STARTUP WORLD Stage, it is set to offer a unique matchmaking platform to thriving startup companies, investors, and other industry entities while showcasing product innovations in automation and service robotics.
Contact for the press:
Ivanka Stefanova-Achter – PR Manager, Messe München
Tel. (+49 89) 949 - 21488
VDMA Robotik + Automation
Patrick Schwarzkopf, ManagingDirector VDMA Robotik + Automation
Tel. (+49 69) 6603 - 1590