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Witness the culture of automation in South China’s industrial sector As one of the largest and busiest industrial trade fairs in Asia, Industrial Automation Show - Shanghai, offers an excellent opportunity for visitors and exhibiting companies to interact and understand the trends of Asia’s automation market. These face to face interactions allow visitors to see what companies have to offer and for automation companies to better understand the requirements of their clients. Organized by Germany’s leading trade fair organizers, Deutsche Messe AG along with Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd., the Industrial Automation Show (IAS) Shanghai will be hosted from September 19th-23rd, 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Just like every year, the prestigious fair grounds with a display area of more than 70,000 sqm will attract exhibitors and visitors from all over Asia and South China, in particular. In 2017, this five-day show attracted over 160,000 trade visitors from home and abroad, reporting a rise of nearly 6.5 % more visits as compared to 2016. These numbers show the strong market position this event holds amongst all of Asia’s industrial automation trade fairs, and the 6.5 % rise in number of visitors proves the increasing popularity of this international trade fair. Apart from increasing interest from South China, more and more exhibitors and visitors from countries like Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, America, Switzerland, France, Austria, Britain, Israel, Singapore, India and China Taiwan are participating, as the reach and significance of this event is gaining more importance. In 2017, the proportion of overseas exhibitors was nearly 60 %. One of the prime reasons for show’s popularity, is the large number and quality of exhibitors from all segments of the industry that display their top products and systems. Along with IAS, the venue also cohosts the Metalworking and CNC Machine Tool Show (MWCS), these two specialized themed shows bring in more than over 600 exhibitor companies respectively. The exhibitor list consists of reputed industry names and global market leaders like Siemens, Bosch, Phoenix Contact, Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, Delta, Turck, Festo, Beckhoff, National Instruments, B&R, Lenze, Sanyo, Rittal, Balluff, Wago, Pepperl+Fuchs, IFM, Sick, Harting, Baumer, Pilz, Hiwin, Keyence, Parker, Nord and many more. Just like in the past, even this year, these enterprises are expected to make a dazzling presence with their best-selling products and cutting-edge technologies that put a spotlight on smart manufacturing, highend equipment and innovative technologies, which are the key areas of “Made in China 2025”. Based on Industry 4.0 principles, the smart manufacturing concepts and applications are the main direction of China’s transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing sector. The spirit of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress focuses on smart manufacturing and the integration of information technology and industrialization, in order to revitalize the nation’s real economy. In line with these guidelines, IAS Shanghai 2018, provides a unique platform for global and domestic enterprises to expand their market presence by showcasing the latest technological achievements, and thus boosting the development of manufacturing industry. As the largest and the most influential industrial automation show in Asia, IAS Shanghai 2018 has a strong lineup of core technologies of smart manufacturing, presenting a vast display of comprehensive solutions for industrial automation, production and process automation, electrical system, Industrial IT, and digitalization of manufacturing industry. Product Category at IAS Shanghai The trade show is categorized into various display sectors into production and process automation, electrical system, robotics and industrial automation IT & software. The production and process automation category has on display products and systems from the assembly & handling technology, linear positioning systems, Author: Sushen Doshi, International correspondent for World of Industries AUTOMATION

control systems, PLC, scada, industrial PCs, embedded systems, data capturing and identification systems, industrial image processing systems, sensors and actuators, communication, networks and field bus systems, measuring and test systems, laser technology and compressed air generation systems etc. The electrical systems category consists of electrical and mechanical power transmission systems like transformers, accumulators and UPS, electric switchgear and equipment for electrical control systems, electric and electronic test and measuring equipment, electric motors & frequency inverters, motor drives, cables & cabling accessories, electronic and opto-electronic components, gears and mechanical drive systems as well. The upgradation of any industry is incomplete without integration of IT and software systems. To cater to this demand IAS Shanghai offers a vast array of industrial automation IT and software products like production and manufacturing software, basic systems and development tools for industry, internet, intranet and extranet solutions, IT hardware for industry, professional services and consultancies that showcase comprehensive IT services to maximize the benefits of software products. Robotics at IAS Shanghai 2018 One of the most in-demand sectors is robotics, with China investing aggressively in this arena. For four consecutive years, China has been the world’s largest industrial robot market. In 2016, China had a total sales volume of almost 90,000 units – representing 30 % of the global market. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), China has had the most industrial robots in operation globally since 2016. By 2020, China is expected to produce 150,000 industrial robot units and have more than 900,000 industrial robots in operation. However, despite China having the most industrial robots in the world, its robot density is below the global average, with only 68 units per 10,000 workers in 2016. China’s robotics industry is clearly large, but still has significant room for development. The Chinese government has recognized this and has tried to address it in it’s ‘Made in China 2025’ policy. Over the next decade, there is no downside to this sector as the penetration of robots in China’s manufacturing set up is set to increase tremendously. At IAS Shanghai, the robotics display area will showcase the latest industrial robots, servo control, humanmachine interaction techniques, robot vision and intelligent speech, robot simulation system, service robots, machinery, appliances & components for robotic products. Shanghai: an industrial power in itself Another reason why IAS Shanghai is one of the favorite events amongst automation industry professionals is the host city: Shanghai. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, a global trading and financial center, a major transport hub and one of the busiest container port in the world, with more than 37 million TEU in container volume annually. Even the Shanghai stock exchange has emerged as one of the world’s largest by market capitalization. Since 1992 the city has recorded double-digit growth almost every year except during the global recession of 2008-09. In 2017, Shanghai’s total GDP grew to $ 475 billion. Apart from service industries like finance, retail and real estate, Shanghai also boasts a strong manufacturing sector which accounts for more than 35 % of the total output respectively. Steel, shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing, food and pharmaceuticals, software and automation are important industry sectors. Shanghai’s advantage lies in its size and industrial diversity, the competitiveness of several manufacturing subsectors, and the emergence of business services. At the same time, Shanghai’s expanding technological capabilities are being nurtured by a deepening pool of qualified human capital, increasing R&D, FDI in high-tech activities, and the openness of the city to the rest of the world. The dynamic megapolis is driven by a growing middle class, which is feeding a demand for innovation. With its advanced services, large supplier base, easy access to skilled and highly skilled technicians and engineers, Shanghai is rightly positioned as China’s premier business city. Apart from the business context, Shanghai is also a major tourist destination, as it attracts a wide range of tourists due to its vibrant culture, natural beauty, and modern infrastructure. A wide range of trade fair venues, conference facilities along with its wellestablished transport system make Shanghai a great destination for an event of the scale of IAS Shanghai. Photographs: Lead Photo Fotolia Your Global Automation Partner Industry4.0 Generator! 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