August 25, 2016 — A growing trend of the Industrial Technology Events powered by HANNOVER MESSE at IMTS 2016 is the number of international exhibitors present on the show floor. Approximately 70 percent of the companies exhibiting at the five co-located industrial trade shows are headquartered outside of the United States. Industrial equipment and smart…

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By Larry Turner, President/CEO of Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., Deutsche Messe’s U.S. subsidiary and organizer of five co-located industrial trade shows and conferences at IMTS Since Industrial Automation North America launched at IMTS 2012, international participation has continued to increase across all of the Industrial Technology Events powered by Hannover Messe. This September, approximately 70…

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In the last few years, manufacturers and industrial organizations around the world are starting to invest in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) programs and initiatives to help accelerate the era of IT-optimized smart manufacturing. As IIoT solutions providers better frame, define and create IIoT strategies, many organizations have started to look at what is possible…

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The pace of technological change is rapidly accelerating, as automation suppliers and controls developers race to bring to fruition the connected factory of the future. At this year’s co-located Industrial Automation North America show, held in the Lakeside East Building of McCormick Place at IMTS 2016, more than double the number of exhibitors as appeared…

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Senior level discussions about the latest innovations in hydraulics and pneumatics equipment utilized to lower manufacturers’ energy consumption will be the focus of the Fluid Power Track, an extension of the Integrated Industries Conference at IMTS from September 12–17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Taking place on Wednesday, September 14, themes for the Fluid…

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has elements of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. The technology behind IIoT, also known as Industry 4.0, which was established at HANNOVER MESSE in Germany, can be perceived as a “magical solution” where you sprinkle the beans and your business grows. An Accenture survey of 1,400 C-suite…

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Senior level discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the focal point for the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit held during Industrial Automation North America 2016, which is co-located at IMTS from September 12–17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Themes for the one-day conference on Wednesday, September 14 revolve around cloud-based…

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Hannover, Germany and Chicago, IL — Security for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) requires a thoughtful plan but is not a showstopper according to exhibitors at the upcoming Industrial Automation North America 2016. The trade show, co-located at IMTS from September 12–17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago, offers a wealth of resources and…

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Hannover, Germany and Chicago, IL — The role of the robot continues to offer big benefits for manufacturers according to exhibitors at the upcoming Industrial Automation North America 2016. The trade show, co-located at IMTS from September 12–17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature high interest robotics topics such as collaborative learning, core isolation…

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Hannover, Germany and Chicago, IL— To help manufacturers reap the benefits of the digital factory, companies exhibiting at Industrial Automation North America 2016  emphasize the need for smart, transportable data and connections to the plant floor. These digital factory topics and more will be a focal point at the upcoming show, co-located at IMTS from…

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