Let’s get ready for automatica 2018

The international trade fair for robotica and automation, automatica, will take place in Munich from June 19 to 22. The exhibition has already allocated more exhibition space than in 2016.
Patrick Schwarzkopf, Managing Director of VDMA Robotics + Automation, sees enormous economic and social potential. “It is not a coincidence that robotics and automation are booming. They are the driving force behind digital, networked production with higher productivity and increased competitiveness. In the smart factory, man remains at the center and works closely with machines. Workstations are becoming more efficient, ergonomic and attractive”. With the Trend-setting topics digital transformation in manufacturing, human-robot collaboration and service robotics, automatica makes an important contribution to designing Work 4.0 at places where people bear more responsibility than ever before. These topics will be exhibited tangibly and concretely at the trade fair. Digitalization has long been recognized as a key driver of competitiveness and sustainable success. With its own topic area, IT2Industry, automatica covers everything from robotics and automation to information technology, and all the way to cloud computing and big data. These highly relevant topics will be discussed in an ICT exhibition area as well as the IT2Industry Forum. At the same time, the OPC Day Europe 2018 will again take place within the context of automatica.