We missed (again) the biggest automation event of the year in Nuremberg (D) this year. There are only so many things one can do and with the proliferation of user group or company sponsored events in the final four months of the year it is difficult to spread the limited resources – both fiscal and physical – to cover everything. That is why we try to use the social media resources to cover so many of these events.
The SPS/IPC/Drives has been consistant in delivering a very useful and practical showcase for the European and Global automation market for many years. This year was no exception.
52,028 trade visitors poured into Nuremberg and chose this exhibition as their highlight of the year for the electric automation industry. During the three days of the show the industry showed its condensed ability and its optimism which it will use to profit from the positive economic situation. Indeed the boyancy of the show belied the gloom and doom of the mass media predictions of the economic state of Europe. Especially the increase in visitors from abroad was significant. 10,147 (+34%) came to inform themselves about the offers of 1,323 exhibitors.
The concurrent conference showed a growth as well. 302 (previous year: 281) participants took part in the event to discuss new trends, exchange knowledge and network intensively
Last year we reported on this show too – Major show in the heart of Europe – and this year topped it in size with nine halls full of automation and having to fight your way through the crowds to see what you wanted to see.
One of the most complete reports is from Leo Poner’s Industrial Ethernet Book in their SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2010 Show Report published on 7th December 2010. They report that the shopw emphasised green issues and security.
Microsoft listed Windows Embedded Partner Innovations Showcased at the show.
Carl Henning, the ever-active ProfiBus US guy, put two contemporaneous reports on their stand on his ProfiBlog. Both offer a pictorial guide to the stand entitled “Technologies in the PI Booth” and the next one “Welcome to the PI booth” They are good pen pictures support with generous pictures and videos of what one stand’s experience was. He also alludes to the US automation journals who sacrificed time so close to their beloved Thanksgiving festival to report on this event.
He may have another report. This and some of their reports will appear below appear below, newest at the top.
Innovation abounds at a record-breaking SPS event (Control Engineering EME 13/12/2010)
ProfiBlog SPS/IPC/Drices ReCap (10/12/2010)
Walt Boyes tells How I Spent My Thanksgiving Vacation! (9/12/2010)
HBI Table talk says SPS / IPC / Drives – really all pure automation? (Google translation – 8/12/2010)
On Windows wrote Microsoft partners at SPS/IPC/Drives (8/12/2010)
Around the show (Carl Henning 7/12/2010)
Automation World’s Gary Mintchell’s Mintchell Report comments in living colour on his way home from the show on key trends and new products from Siemens and Beckhoff are highlighted. He also has a few pictures on his Flikr page: SPS-Drives Trade Fair Nuremberg.
ProfiBlog ProfiBus & ProfiNet News (ProfiBlog 1/12/2010)
Highest hopes exceeded – more than 52,000 came (Organiser’s release 25/11/2010)
EPN Industrial Automation Blog reports on Box IPC with Core-Processor (23/11/2010)
The next SPS/IPC/Drives 2011 show is scheduled for 22 – 24 November 2011, so mark your diary.