Co-located with IMTS 2018, the newly branded Hannover Messe USA is a platform for four industrial technology trade shows, including IAMD USA
The Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA (IAMD USA) trade show, featuring an array of automation and manufacturing products essential to Industry 4.0 concepts, is coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 10-15. Two trade shows—Industrial Automation and MDA—were combined to create IAMD USA, one of the four industrial technology trade shows making up Hannover Messe USA—Deutsche Messe’s newly branded North American industrial technology event—co-located with IMTS 2018.
The event features 130,000-ft² (12,077 m²). of exhibition space and will be accessible to more than 115,000 IMTS 2018 attendees, making Hannover Messe USA, together with IMTS, North America’s largest showcase for Industry 4.0.
For IMTS 2018, the Hannover Messe USA exhibition space and three special display areas will be located on two floors of the East Building. Level 3 will feature its Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA (IAMD USA). Located alongside IAMD USA will be the Fluid Power special display area.
Level 2 of the East Building will house three other Hannover Messe USA co-located trade shows: ComVac USA, Industrial Supply USA and Surface Technology USA. These shows will take place alongside the event’s Digital Factory and Industrial Energy Systems special display areas. Educational presentations will be offered throughout the show floor.
“We certainly have witnessed broad-based changes in industrial automation, industrial IT, power transmission and fluid power technology since IMTS 2012,” said Larry Turner, president and CEO of Hannover Fairs USA. “Many of these advanced manufacturing changes will be showcased this year at Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives North America (IAMD USA), which is part of the newly branded Hannover Messe USA platform of four industrial technology trade shows co-located with IMTS 2018.”
IAMD USA will feature the latest automation technologies that boost efficiency and reliability of the modern production process—from individual components to complete systems, including robotics and automation services, micro sensors and nanotechnology, chain and belt transmissions, and sealants, bearings and gears.
To meet the ever-changing demand of customers, manufacturers are now looking for cross-sector and cross-platform solutions, as well as digitally integrated products. Some Industry 4.0 trends that will be featured and discussed include adaptive machines achieving batch size; the benefits of standardization; and secure solutions and new security standards. Product categories include automation technology, process and energy automation, electrical and mechanical power transmission, production automation, automation technology and IT, and hydraulics and pneumatics.
Advanced Automation & Industry 4.0 Concepts
“Since we first started exhibiting at the industrial automation technology trade show co-located with IMTS in 2012, we have successfully showcased our advanced automation solutions to our target customers at this event,” said McKenzie Reed, industry segment manager for automation at Harting. “Now more than ever, Hannover Messe’s presence in North America is vital to promoting Industry 4.0 concepts, and we are excited to again connect with our customers at the Hannover Messe USA show in September.”
Harting will showcase its latest solutions and will discuss how they build entire custom-engineered solutions that clients can sell to their ecosystem at large, added Reed.
For a wide manufacturing audience, HIWIN will showcase a selection of systems and components designed to fit motion control and positioning needs. One product HIWIN will introduce at the show is the Super Z ballscrew, which has an optimized bearing recirculation path improving positioning acceleration, speed and accuracy and reduced noise. The compact design (15-30% smaller than commonly used ballscrews) makes it perfect for small systems, even those with higher payloads. HIWIN will also display the new MG-0 miniature guideway. The MG-O bearing recirculation system is constructed of resin, reducing its weight by 20%. This design offers smoother motion for optimized speed and positioning performance. Stainless steel construction provides excellent resistance to corrosion. Small and lightweight, the MG-O is ideal for miniaturized machinery.
For small and mid-sized companies looking to automate, but with limited design engineering resources, HIWIN offers complete, affordable systems that are easy to set up, program, and maintain, according to the company. One solution, HIWIN’s KK single-axis positioning stages, combines both ballscrew and guideway to achieve simple design and ideal performance. The U-rail support structure not only guides the movement of the slider driven by the ballscrew, but is also used as a structural component, eliminating hours of design time.
For those show attendees looking for an articulated industrial robot solution, HIWIN will showcase its cost-effective RA-Series six-axis robot in a variety of industry applications. The RA robot line comes in three load capacities (5 kg, 10 kg, 20 kg) with customizable reach options. Built-in electrical and pneumatic ports make end effector integration simple. On- and off-line programming is intuitive and user friendly. HIWIN offers rotary joints and electric grippers to complement robot and linear positioning applications.
At Beckhoff Automation’s booth, the scalable Beckhoff system architecture for factory and machine automation will be featured. The system promotes control hardware consolidation at all levels and is backed by powerful PC-based control technology and by the EtherCAT industrial Ethernet system. With TwinCAT IoT and TwinCAT Analytics software, machines and plants benefit from built-in Industry 4.0 and IoT functionality.
Engineers do not have to rely on separate hardware and software platforms to achieve their goals. Engineering efficiency is increased because the software packages share the same universal platform as all other machine programming tools from Beckhoff, including PLC, motion control, safety, HMI, and robotics.
This approach takes the best from AT and IT, and makes tools available to multi-specialty engineering teams in one universal environment. The benefits from the early days of this Beckhoff effort remain from the integration of PLC, motion control and HMI, while adding other valuable functions for robotics, safety, measurement, condition monitoring, and cloud connectivity and IoT.
“A highlight at Hannover Messe USA will be TwinCAT HMI, the new HMI software platform from Beckhoff,” said Shane Novacek, marketing communications manager at Beckhoff Automation LLC. “TwinCAT HMI is ideal for visualizations that dynamically scale to suit the screen formats of industrial displays and any mobile device with a web browser.”
Attendees visiting the Rockwell Automation booth will learn about digital and automation technologies that help improve quality, reduce costs, increase responsiveness and ultimately improve time-to-market. Additionally, attendees will learn about independent cart technology that allows manufacturers to improve flexibility, reduce change-over time and increase throughput.
“In the automotive industry, the need to improve overall machine performance, speed in decision making and product integrity is critical to remaining competitive,” said Reid Schook, business manager for the automotive industry at Rockwell Automation.
“We look forward to sharing advanced manufacturing technologies to help customers meet these goals and achieve operational excellence.”
Display Areas Feature Digitalization and Energy
IMTS and Hannover Messe USA will feature three special display areas, including the new Digital Factory, the new Industrial Energy Systems and the returning Fluid Power special display area that is located alongside IAMD USA.
The new Digital Factory area will be the leading event for integrated processes and IT Solutions. As factories of the future continue to intelligently integrate with all elements wirelessly connected, this “digitalization” is changing manufacturing processes by optimizing and accelerating new product development and lowering production costs.
The Digital Factory area will highlight the latest innovations in the field of industrial IT, including software and wireless technology, digital twins, predictive and preventive maintenance, sensor technologies, production monitoring and control systems, and IT security.
Covering the latest trends in the energy industry, the new Industrial Energy Systems area is a special feature premiering at IMTS 2018. Energy is a significant variable cost for many manufacturing companies, with fluctuating fuel prices affecting operations, profits and cash flow.
Many manufacturing companies, however, do not track their energy consumption. In addition to public commitments to reduce emissions and embrace renewable energy options, an effective energy management strategy can provide a competitive advantage that presents new opportunities for value creation and differentiation.
The Fluid Power display area will feature the latest trends and innovations in the fluid power industry, from components to complete solutions. Manufacturers of fluid power technologies are critical to the overall quality, efficiency and performance of machines used in the manufacturing industry. Incorporating digital connectivity into these systems will pave the way for a new era in manufacturing that will be characterized by intelligent, self-optimizing and autonomous processes.
Surface Technology USA Showcases Latest Treatments, Finishing Innovations
Surface Technology USA, America’s trade show for surface treatment and finishing technologies, is coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 10-15. Co-located with IMTS since 2016, Surface Technology USA is the trade show for the value-add chain for surface treatment and finishing—from pre-treatment and coating to post-treatment and end products. More than 400 exhibitors will showcase their latest surface treatments and finishing innovations to more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals.
The trade show will cover more than 90,700-ft² (8,426 m²) of exhibit space and feature industrial surface treatment and finishing, including cleaning and pre-treatment, coatings, paint finishes and electroplating. There will be networking opportunities for attendees to discuss business development strategies and challenges, make new professional contacts, and to catch up with industry colleagues.
Surface Technology USA will be located on level two of McCormick Place’s East Building. Also in the East Building will be the Digital Factory and Industrial Energy Systems special display areas. Both levels two and three will feature educational presentations on the show floor and in the special display areas.
“Surface Technology is a perfect complement to IMTS,” said Larry Turner, president & CEO of HFUSA. “Every manufacturing sector needs a kind of surface treatment, especially in the metalworking industry.”
Attendees will learn about the latest solutions, innovations and technologies in surface treatment, which is relevant for various industry trends across the entire industrial chain, and is of utmost importance for the factory of the future.
There will also be opportunities for visitors to meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world to discover new technology solutions, strengthen their international business networks and prepare and finalize purchasing decisions. More than 18 countries will be represented at Surface Technology USA.
“We expect to extend the overall scope and global nature of the co-located shows this year by highlighting more exhibitors from around the world in our international pavilions, including China, Germany, Italy, Korea and Taiwan,” said Turner.
Product categories include pre-treatment, green surface treatment, industrial liquid surface treatment, plasma surface treatment, surface micromachining, microsystems technology, electroplating, and finishing and coating solutions.
For additional registration and exhibitor information on Surface Technology USA visit: hannovermesseusa.com.
Industrial Supply USA Showcases Solutions Across Value Chain
Industrial Supply USA, the international trade show for industrial subcontracting, supply solutions and lightweight construction presented by Hannover Messe USA, is coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 10-15. One of several co-located shows at IMTS, this is the trade show where manufacturing professionals will find supply solutions across the entire industrial value chain. Industrial Supply USA will be located on level two of McCormick Place’s East Building.
Due to the networked factory of the future requiring smart workpieces, components and systems to be seamlessly integrated into an intelligent manufacturing process, innovative supplier solutions are needed, and Industrial Supply North America is the premier platform for companies to present these solutions.
Manufacturing professionals attending Industrial Supply North America will learn about the latest solutions and innovations in manufacturing technology, meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world, discover new technology solutions, strengthen their international business network and much more.
Product categories include:
Materials/technology know-how: Steel, metals, non-ferrous metals, rubber, plastics, ceramics, composites, special materials, hybrid materials.
Development, design & processes: Non-cut component manufacturing: casting, forging, sheet metal forming, machining, joining/fastening techniques, materials treatment, engineering, design, industrial services.
Parts, components & systems: semi-finished products, systems and assemblies, intermediate and finished products.
Industrial Supply earned international recognition at Germany’s Hannover Messe and made its successful debut in North America at IMTS 2016. Hannover Messe USA is comprised of four industrial technology trade shows, including Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives, ComVac, Industrial Supply and Surface Technology plus three special display areas.
For additional registration and exhibitor information on Industrial Supply USA, visit: hannovermesseusa.com.
ComVac USA Showcases Latest in Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology
ComVac USA, the international trade fair for compressed air and vacuum technology, is coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 10-15, and will provide a platform for business development and create a strong synergy with the Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA trade show. ComVac USA will be located on level two of McCormick Place’s East Building.
Process automation, pneumatic systems and eco-friendly exhaust-air cleaning systems are all integral to future smart factories and depend on advanced vacuum-air and compressor solutions. Compressed-air and vacuum systems are so vital to many areas of technology that there can be no energy-efficient, sustainable production without them.
Co-located with IMTS since 2016, ComVac USA, a platform for connecting top suppliers and technology providers with end-users with the goal of driving the industry forward, will highlight the latest product developments, technology, and plant and system components for all areas of compressed air and vacuum.
Industry professionals attending ComVac USA will discover the latest solutions and innovations in manufacturing technology, meet face-to-face with key suppliers from around the world and strengthen their international business network; and much more.
Product categories include air compressors, compressed air equipment, air processing equipment, dryers and coolers, compressed air storage and distribution equipment, compressor accessories and components, vacuum technology, and water filtration and treatment equipment.
For additional registration and exhibitor information on ComVac USA, visit: hannovermesseusa.com.