Concentrated robotics power at HANNOVER MESSE 201823 January/ 2018
ABB, Epson, Kawasaki, Kuka, Mitsubishi, Schunk, Stäubli, Universal Robots, Franka Emika and Yaskawa – the exhibitor list for HANNOVER MESSE 2018 reads like a Who’s Who of the robotics industry. These robotics companies, systems integrators and providers of gripper systems and more will be showcasing their Smart Factory solutions under the banner of the show’s lead theme of “Integrated Industry – Connect & Collaborate”. Their presence reflects the integral role of robots and automated guided vehicles in today’s modern manufacturing landscape. It is a landscape in which robotics and automation are constantly breaking new ground in human/machine collaboration. What’s more, as these technologies mature and grow in diversity, they are becoming increasingly affordable for small and mid-size manufacturers.
“The range of Industry 4.0 solutions coming out of the robotics industry at the moment is truly vast,” commented Arno Reich, Global Director Automation for HANNOVER MESSE. “That is why the robotics and automation showcase is a major attraction for all visitors at HANNOVER MESSE. All areas of the manufacturing industry are improving their production processes and outputs by integrating industrial robots, mobile robots, automated guided vehicle systems and industrial image processing solutions. The applications of these technologies are growing all the time, thanks to innovations like touch-sensitive robotic technologies, pack-and-place solutions and barrier-free, collaborative robots.”
In 2018, robot manufacturers, image processing specialists and systems integrators will again be showcasing the latest innovations and highlights at the Robotics, Automation & Vision Application Park in Hall 17. Among the Hall 17 exhibitors will be Asentics, MVTech and HANNOVER MESSE first-timer Q.Vitec. With its live presentations of mobile robotics solutions and automated systems, the Robotics, Automation & Vision Application Park pavilion is a perennial visitor magnet at the show. Robotics, automation and industrial image processing will also feature strongly at the Automation Forum in Hall 14. The forum lectures will have a dual focus on R&D and in-factory applications, so there will be plenty of interest for visitors from all backgrounds.