According to the organizers, the outlook for SPS IPS Drives in Nuremberg on November 25-27, 2014, is positive and reaffirms its position as Europe's leading trade show. Over 1,600 exhibitors from Germany and abroad are expected to showcase their innovations, products and solutions from the field of electric automation.
For the first time, the newly built hall 3A will expand the exhibition's events to 14 halls. The new hall will be dedicated to the topics of drive technology and sensors, thus creating a link between the existing halls 3 and 4A. As the exhibition has continued to expand, the themes covered by the various halls have altered. Industrial software has now been integrated into Hall 6 alongside mechanical infrastructure. Industrial communication is now accommodated in Hall 2, where topics such as industrial Ethernet and field bus systems are located. Hall 11 is occupied by the Siemens stand, which has relocated there this year.
The conference is runnning concurrent to the exhibition and always offers a first-class program. Keynote speeches on the topics of "Big data" and "Unconventional drives with smart materials" are just two of this year's conference highlights. Forty-eight presentations, two keynote speeches and the R&D talk, a podium discussion on the topic of "Opportunities and limitations of Industry 4.0", focus on practical and brand-independent dialog between development and application.