The time-tested Motek/Bondexpo trade fair duo will be this fall’s most important trade fair for the industrial automation sector. All involved parties are preparing for participation at the on-site event in Stuttgart from the 5th through the 8th of October, 2021. Software for assembly will be one of the key topics.
Trade fair promoters P.E. SCHALL GmbH & Co. KG are currently preparing for the 39th Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly, in combination with the 14th Bondexpo international trade fair for bonding technology, in Stuttgart from the 5th through the 8th of October, 2021. Exhibitors and expert visitors alike are eagerly waiting to finally meet in person again, and to exchange news about production and assembly, as well as feed, handling and joining technology in industrial manufacturing. Companies want to demonstrate – in concrete terms – how developments in the fields of digitalisation, automation and robotics have progressed over the past months and which new potential applications have emerged as a result. “The entire industry sector is longing to get back together again and is looking forward to technical talks, discussions, new products and solutions. This makes us optimistic and we’re doing everything necessary, together with all involved parties, to ensure that all of the general conditions are met for holding a safe trade fair,” says managing director Bettina Schall. And: “Motek/Bondexpo will be the industry sector’s most important event in the fall of 2021.”
Automation Intelligence for Production and Assembly with Special Software Show
Nothing less than our future is at stake: companies and businesses have stepped up automation and digitalisation, and they’ve optimised and adapted production processes and the flow of materials. Ensuring unbroken supply chains, and at the same time complying with safety requirements and zero-defect production, make it more important than ever to implement “automation intelligence for production and assembly” effectively on an industrial scale. Machine learning and artificial intelligence have long since ceased to be buzzwords, and the importance of software is increasing. The trade fair promoters have correspondingly elaborated and expanded upon nomenclature and product classifications under the heading “Software for assembly”: Amongst other items, planning and simulation software, project management software and software for controlling robots and systems are now listed as product groups. Focus on the field of software is also made apparent by the fact that the topic will be consolidated in hall 1, where exhibitors from the software sector will be able to present their solutions.
On-Site Trade Fair Brings All Stakeholders Together and Initiates Collaboration
As a unique communication platform, Motek/Bondexpo brings all of the players together and stimulates collaboration, especially where the industry sector’s key issues are concerned. This also includes climate-friendly and energy-efficient production, according to Professor Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke, Head of the Department of Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) at Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. “Ultimately, consistent use of renewable energy sources and suitable energy storage solutions can make production entirely carbon neutral,” says Professor Franke. Energy and resource-optimised production is one of the main areas of research at his institute, one of whose projects deals with changing over the supply of electrical energy in production to direct current. Professor Franke stresses the advantages of collaboration between industry and research: “In particular, close intermeshing of industry and internationally leading research in the fields of automation, production and materials is a significant competitive advantage that mid-sized companies could also take advantage of to a greater extent.” Professor Franke is looking forward to the direct dialogue at the on-site trade fair: “Face-to-face dialogue is, and shall remain, unsurpassed.”
Advancing Future-Oriented Automation Projects – Face to Face
Return booking rates are rising steadily for Motek/Bondexpo in the fall of 2021, because companies want to resume the dialogue with customers and other interested parties and are securing their booth locations at live trade fairs. Industrial suppliers and users are striving to improve technology, achieve greater efficiency, promote sustainability and reduce overall costs. Together with the complementary Bondexpo trade fair, Motek is one of the most important events for production and assembly automation, as well as for joining and bonding technology, because as the leading trade fair for the world of automation it presents an appropriate, up-to-date portfolio of products and services including components, assemblies, subsystems, software and complete systems. Save the dates for the meeting of this outstanding business community in Stuttgart from the 5th through the 8th of October, 2021.
Read the full Interview with Professor Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke, Head of the Department of Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) at Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg here.