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Industrial Technology Events Co-Located at IMTS 2016 Post Show Report

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Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA), the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, in partnership with AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, announced that its five industrial technology trade shows co-located at IMTS 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago successfully mirrored the HANNOVER MESSE 2016 “Integrated Industry” theme. The five trade shows and corresponding educational conferences organized by HFUSA showcased industrial technology solutions that support Industry 4.0 factory operations and help manufacturers implement equipment with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities. The five co-located events hosted 490 exhibiting companies and visitors from more than 18 countries.

HFUSA introduced three new industrial technology trade shows at IMTS this year:

  • Surface Technology North America
  • ComVac North America
  • Industrial Supply North America.

The three new events were staged in the East Hall together with:

  • Industrial Automation North America launched at IMTS 2012
  • Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA North America), introduced in 2014.

All five industrial technology trade shows demonstrated solutions, ranging across industrial sectors from automation to motion drive and fluid technologies to surface cleaning and sealing treatments, as well as air & vacuum technologies and industrial supply parts, components and systems.

Larry Turner, President/CEO of Chicago-based HFUSA, said, “Industrial Automation North America and MDA North America continue to be very popular with IMTS attendees. IIoT and digital factory solutions were demonstrated in almost every booth across these two shows. The addition of three new industrial technology events allowed us to create and demonstrate the full range of Internet 4.0 solutions at IMTS this year.

HFUSA also expanded its educational conference offerings at IMTS 2016. On Tuesday, September 13, the new Integrated Industries Conference featured a global lineup of experts who shared best practices and new technological advancements demonstrated on the floor of Industrial Automation North America, MDA North America and Surface Technology North America. As an extension of the Integrated Industries Conference, HFUSA introduced the Fluid Power Track on Wednesday, September 14, highlighting energy conservation, productivity, and machine safety themes. The Fluid Power Track also reflected the various technologies demonstrated on the floor of MDA North America. HFUSA again hosted the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit at IMTS 2016 on Wednesday, September 14. This year’s summit highlighted Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) discussions and was an extension of Deutsche Messe’s globally focused manufacturing technology trade show, HANNOVER MESSE. Cloud-based manufacturing, robotics and maintenance in the age of IIoT were highlighted.

Industrial Automation North America Doubles Exhibition Space

Industrial Automation North America doubled its exhibition space this year, ramping up its focus on digital factory systems and intelligent solutions. New and returning exhibitors demonstrated a range of technologies from Industry 4.0 innovations and advances in robotics to entire building automation processes.

MDA North America Spotlights Process Improvement Solutions

MDA North America 2016 offered IMTS visitors the opportunity to discover the latest advances in power transmission, hydraulics & pneumatics to improve process efficiency, reduce downtime and increase product quality. Within the show, the IFPE Fluid Power Zone more than doubled its footprint this year, showcasing the latest hydraulic & pneumatic products, technology and services.

Three New Shows Prove Popular With Exhibitors and IMTS Attendees

The new shows covered the entire spectrum of industrial surface treatment and finishing, compressed air & vacuum technologies and industrial subcontracting, including outsourced solutions for OEM and MRO applications, parts, components and systems. Germany, China, the Netherlands, Italy, South Korea, and Taiwan featured solutions across the three shows in their Country pavilions.

HFUSA will again stage all five industrial technology events in conjunction with IMTS 2018 from Sept. 10 – 15, 2018 at McCormick Place.

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