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SPS IPC Drives, industrial automation comes together in Parma.

SPS IPC Drives: the event, May 23-25, will cover the industry’s full range of products: stainless steel switchboards, electrical components, complete systems, and integrated automation solutions.

Back again this year is the appointment with the trade fair par excellence in Italy for industrial automation, SPS IPC Drives in Parma. It will be held May 23-25, and EiQ Industrial will also participate : at booth H064 in Hall 5, the company will present stainless steel switchboards.

An important event, that of SPS Parma, which brings together suppliers and manufacturers from the automation world and thus covers the entire range of products in the sector: stainless steel carpentry, electrical components, complete systems, including integrated automation solutions.

Proving the strategic nature of industrial automation, the numbers speak for themselves: ANIE automazione forecasts a 7 percent increase in the sector in 2016, supported by the positive performance of machine manufacturers.

The fair goes from strength to strength, and the 2016 edition saw an 11 percent increase in exhibitors and 22 percent increase in visitors destined to increase again this year.

However, the product sectors of interest to SPS Parma are many:

  • Drive systems and components
  • Electromechanical components and peripheral devices
  • Sensors
  • Control technology
  • IPC
  • Industrial software
  • Interfacing technology
  • Low-voltage switching devices
  • Human-machine interface devices
  • Industrial communication
  • Training and consulting
  • System integrator
  • Technical publishing
  • Trade associations

It is no coincidence that the name of the event is emblematic: it is derived from the names of some key electrical automation products. The term SPS, in fact, comes from the German “Speicherprogrammierbare Steuerung,” meaning “programmable logic controller,” an automated machine that manages and controls industrial processes. The term IPC Drives stands for “Industrial PC Drives” or “Industrial PCs and Drives.”

The SPS Parma exhibition does not forget the latest developments in the industry, and in particular Industry 4.0, offering visitors the opportunity to learn what projects are in place and what solutions are operational. In particular, a dedicated exhibition area will be set up that, thanks to the possibility of interacting with the enabling technologies on display, will provide an understanding of the potential offered by the digital transformation of the Italian manufacturing sector. The focus here will therefore be on new technologies: collaborative robotics, IIoT and M2M, BIG DATA and Analytics, augmented reality, 3D printing, and Cyber Security.

Finally, organizers have also scheduled a number of meetings where speakers from leading companies will speak: on May 23, technology investment and manufacturing process overhaul will be discussed; on the 24th, the automotive sector and applications of enabling technologies will be covered; and on the 25th, the focus is on food and pharmaceutical companies.