Power management company Eaton will be at the heart of global discussions around key drivers of industrial digitisation and energy at the Hannover Messe. Eaton expects the trade show to be a global hotspot for international technology drivers such as Industry 4.0 and smart energy storage solutions, leading to new partnerships and business models across continents.
Hannover Messe (25 - 29 April, Hannover, Germany) has a particularly strong international flavour this year, with Partner Country the United States of America bringing its largest-ever delegation, capped by President Obama's planned visit to the show.
Frank Campbell, Eaton's President, Corporate and Electrical Sector, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: "Eaton is a global company with more than 100 years of history in the US and Europe. We look forward to bringing that historical experience to host discussions around the most up-to-date trends such as the industrial Internet of Things and the need for more efficient energy storage solutions. Eaton has an extensive product portfolio that will help underpin the digitisation of the manufacturing environment in international markets, leading to smarter and more efficient production."
Visitors to Eaton's main stand C63 in Hall 11 will have the opportunity to experience the company's best-in-class industrial process and machine control technologies, including electrical and hydraulic power management systems. Visitors will experience how these can help build intelligent machines and systems that are more reliable, safer and more efficient while reducing time and cost across the entire manufacturing process. Smart wiring solutions that lay the foundation for Industry 4.0 will also be on show.
Moreover, the stand will focus on export support for machine builders. Inside Eaton's custom-built two-story truck, located between Hall 11 and Hall 9, the company will showcase its industrial and commercial building offerings, with active demonstrations of systems aimed at the power quality, lighting, electrical distribution and building safety sectors. Here, Eaton will also focus on energy storage, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Eaton and automotive manufacturer Nissan to explore the feasibility of jointly developing, industrialising and commercialising energy storage and control systems.
The stand will provide details of how Nissan batteries combined with an Eaton uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can deliver an energy storage solution that has applications across industrial, commercial and residential settings. Eaton will in addition highlight the AES Advancion Energy Storage Platform, having signed an alliance agreement with AES Energy Storage to offer the technology as the core of its grid-scale, integrated energy storage systems across EMEA.
The breadth of products and services on show on Eaton's stands at the Hannover Messe will put the company at the heart of discussions around global industrial technologies. "This will be a really special show," added Campbell. "The size of the US delegation, and President Obama's planned participation, will make it a powerful vehicle for next-generation industrial policies of a global scale. Eaton has a proud history of high-end manufacturing, research and development in the US, and we look forward to holding discussions with US officials and representatives."