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Automatica event right back on track, say organisers

Organisers of Automatica, one of the world’s largest industrial robotics and automation trade shows, say the event is “right back on track” after a terrible pandemic which virtually destroyed the entire events sector.

In a press release, Automatica organisers say: “The indicators for automatica 2022, which will be held at the Munich exhibition grounds from June 21 to 24, are very positive. All industry leaders have already applied half a year before the event.”

Companies such as ABB, Denso, Doosan Robotics, Epson, Fanuc, Hanwha, igus, Kawasaki, Kuka, Omron, Stäubli, Universal Robots, Yamaha, and Yaskawa will represent the robotics sector.

From the assembly and handling technology sector, Asys, ATS, Bosch Rexroth, Deprag, Festo, Hahn Group, Manz, Mikron Automation, PIA Automation, Rhein-Nadel-Automation, Schaeffler, Schunk, Stiwa, teamtechnik Maschinen und Anlagen, Weber Schraubautomaten, Weiss, Zeltwanger, ZVB, Zimmer, and many others have submitted their application.

From the machine vision sector, companies such as Asentics, Basler, Carl Zeiss, Euclid Labs, IDS, Inxpect, ISRA Vision, MVTec, Visual Components, and VMT will be exhibiting in Munich.

The sectors of sensor technology, control system technology and industrial communication, software and cloud computing, safety and security technology, positioning systems, drive technology, supply engineer-ing as well as research and technology will also be well-represented by exhibitors such as Balluff, Beckhoff, Cenit, DLR, Euchner, Fraunhofer, Hiwin, Keyence, Leantechnik, Leoni, Maxon, Nabtesco, Neugart, SICK, Sie-mens, Sumitomo, Unimotion, and Wenglor Sensoric.

In addition to the established industry leaders, numerous newcomers such as Agile Robots, Apera, exoIQ, Franka Emika, fruitcore robotics, incubedIT, Isochronic, Kassow, Mech-Minds, Micropsi Industries, Neura Robotics, Robotiq, Rethink, robominds, Techman Robot, Wandelbots, Yuanda Robotics, or Xitaso will also use automatica 2022 as an opportunity to present themselves.

Generally speaking, say the organisers, this year’s automatica comes at the “perfect point in time” as the industry continues to grow.

Frank Konrad, CEO of HAHN Automation, says: “Our industry is on the upswing. Due to the pandemic, companies have postponed investments in robotics and automation, and now have a huge backlog.

“At the same time, new business is boosted by the topics of climate neutrality and sus-tainable use of resources.”

The VDMA Robotics and Automation Association, conceptual sponsor of automatica, says that it expects strong industry growth of 10 percent for the current year.

The association expects the industry turnover to reach €14.7 billion in 2022, precisely matching the pre-pandemic level of 2019.

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