Hannover Messe 2016 is the global hotspot for Industry 4.0 solutions. “Next April, the world’s key drivers of industrial digitalization will all be in Hanover – among them German specialists from the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering and the electronics industry, as well as leading US software providers and Asian firms also focused on making industrial digitalization a tangible reality”, remarked Dr. Jochen Köckler as the Deutsche Messe Managing Board member responsible for Hannover Messe. “This all adds up to promising new partnerships and business models on the road to the next industrial revolution.”
Hannover Messe will also be a powerful vehicle for next-generation economic policies of global scale. “The US as this year’s partner country, German industry and their European partners are all intent on leveraging the fair to promote the TTIP free trade agreement”, added Köckler. “With its focus on industrial automation and energy and a strong lineup of some 5 000 exhibitors from 70 different countries, Hannover Messe is the perfect platform for transparent and constructive dialogue in support of the TTIP.”
True to the fair’s 2016 lead theme of “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions”, visitors will be treated to promising ways of making their factories and energy systems smart by means of digital technology. At Hannover Messe, visitors with backgrounds in manufacturing will learn how they can systematically turn their production plants into smart factories.
Tomorrow’s energy systems will be comprised of many small, decentralized parts that need to be merged and managed by smart, digital technology. Under the motto “Integrated Energy”, the upcoming Hannover Messe will feature a comprehensive array of solutions for integrating the entire energy production and supply chain, covering everything from generation, transmission, distribution and storage right through to electric vehicle solutions. A working model of the energy system of the future will be presented on a brand-new interactive display.
Predictive maintenance relies on smart sensors that can determine the condition of in-service machines and schedule maintenance as and when required. Using the data gathered by these sensors, machine manufacturers can offer maintenance services to factory operators at just the right time, thereby building up their after-sales maintenance business. The new “Predictive Maintenance 4.0” display at Hannover Messe 2016 will show both concrete applications for Industry 4.0 technology and new business opportunities which are arising from it.
This year’s Partner Country, the United States of America, will be injecting Hannover Messe with even more power and appeal. Leading companies from the world’s biggest economy will come to the fair to present their latest solutions for advanced manufacturing. In addition, the US-based Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) will be mounting its first-ever display at Hannover Messe. The IIC is an international, open membership organization that aims to accelerate the establishment of the industrial Internet of Things. Apart from promoting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, President Obama will be encouraging direct foreign investment in the USA and helping to enhance his nation’s reputation as a key source of Industry 4.0 solutions.