Smart Machines & Factories
SPS Exhibition celebrates 30th Anniversary
Published:  22 October, 2019

As of 2019, SPS IPC Drives has a new name: SPS – Smart Production Solutions. While the title of the exhibition may have changed since its inception thirty years ago, the concept and areas of focus will stay the same and continue into the future.

Despite the challenging economic climate ahead of this year’s SPS anniversary exhibition, the outlook for the trade show is still positive and testifies to the importance of the exhibition for smart and digital automation.

Some 1650 automation technology providers from all over the world are expected as exhibitors in Nuremberg from 26th – 28th November 2019. The exhibition will showcase current products and solutions in industrial automation as well as trend-setting technologies of the future.

Exhibition visitors will benefit from the wide range of products and services offered by national and international automation and digitalisation providers. Digitisation is having a major impact on the automation industry. Exhibitors will therefore present not only their solutions, but also various products and example applications for digital transformation at the event. IT providers are also increasingly represented at the SPS. The appeal is the strong emphasis on presenting the IT topics in cooperation with the automation companies. Topics such as big data, cloud technology, 5G and artificial intelligence are often presented jointly with automation providers on the basis of practical examples and demos. In addition, topic-related showcases and presentations at the exhibition forums help to illustrate digital transformation in the manufacturing industry.

This year, the guided tours once again offer visitors from Germany and abroad the opportunity to visit exhibitors for a concise overview of specific topics, including machine learning and AI, product and machine simulation, industrial security in production, cloud ecosystems and predictive maintenance. The focus of the tours is on real use cases.

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