With more than 190,000 visitors, attendance at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 jumped 8.5% from 2014 and drew a record 5,000 American visitors including President Barak Obama. Manufacturing technology companies from the United States, the 2016 partner country, showed off their systems, explaining how advanced controls and machines can tap into Industry 4.0 – the connected manufacturing future in which data flows from design to manufacturing to sales to customers – improving efficiency and quality.
“The United States and Germany are equal partners in the pursuit of digitalized manufacturing and energy,” says Dr. Jochen Köckler, member of the managing board at Deutsche Messe. “In order to connect products, machines, industrial enterprises, and people across countries and continents, we need to arrive at universally applicable technologies and standards. At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, the U.S. and Germany – along with other leading industrial nations – have sparked the dialogue needed to make that happen.”
Solutions on display ranged from retrofits of individual machines to full production-line integration, complete with data capture and analysis in the cloud.
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