Second edition in twelve months – new rhythm
Just one year after returning from its unscheduled break, “Automatica” – leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics – will be held again from June 27 to 30, 2023. This is due to a change in its rhythm. From now on, the international automation industry will meet at the Munich exhibition center in odd years, side by side with “Laser World of Photonics” – World’s Leading Trade Fair with Congress for Photonics Components, Systems and Applications.
Anja Schneider, Exhibition Director, is optimistic about the event coming up this summer: “Our lives are increasingly affected by global challenges such as supply chain issues and lack of specialists. Robotics and automation are key technologies offering suitable solutions in this context. It takes smart automation and digital networking to make production economical and sustainable. And automatica in Munich showcases how that works.”
The halls are filling up and the attendance of companies representing the entire value chain of robotics and automation is confirmed around four and a half months prior to the event. Confirmed robotics exhibitors include ABB, Fanuc, Kawasaki, Kuka, Stäubli, Universal Robotics, and Yaskawa.
The field of assembly and handling technology is represented by Afag, Bosch Rexroth, BBS Automation, Deprag, Festo, Hahn Group, Mikron, PIA Automation, Schaeffler, Schunk, and Weber Schraubautomaten. Machine vision exhibitors include Basler, Carl Zeiss, Cognex, IDS, MVTec, VMT, and Visio Nerf. In addition, renowned exhibitors such as Beckhoff, Heidenhain, Ifm, as well as Murrelektronik and Siemens will present their products and solutions in Munich.
Apart from the leading automation industry companies, lots of exciting newcomers are on board as well. “We are also seeing positive economic forecasts for automation and robotics – creating bright prospects for an exciting and rewarding ,Automatica’ 2023,” Anja Schneider sums up.
“Automatica” 2023 focuses on three key topics: Digital Integration and AI, Sustainable Production, and Future of Work. The area of Digital Integration and AI addresses topics such as augmented/virtual reality and digital twins. Sustainable Production is composed of CO2 neutrality, circular economy, capacity for change and AI, and green tech. The Future of Work is closely related to concepts such as human-machine collaboration, service robotics, and mobile robotics. The purpose is to make automation accessible to SMEs and less automated non-manufacturing sectors under the slogan ‘ease-of-use’, thus enabling them to compensate for the shortage of skilled workers.