See and experience the latest technologies at the largest international trade fair for the skilled trades and industrial sectors in Austria
On the 9th – 12th October 2012 the fourth edition of the VIENNA-TEC will be showcasing around 550 direct exhibitors and featuring representatives of another 550 businesses at Messe Wien
- Six trade fairs united under one roof
- Special displays serve upskilling and further training initiatives
- Highlight: M-2000iA/900 – the largest industrial robot in the world shows just what it can do
This year’s edition of the VIENNA-TEC features a combination of six well-established trade shows that comprise Austria’s largest international trade fair for technical trades and industries. The show at Messe Wien runs for 4 days, up to and including the 12th October, and hosts 550 direct exhibitors* and representatives of another 550 businesses from a total of 14 countries (last update: August 2012). It is a stage for the latest developments in the theme sectors covered by the ‘Automation Austria’, ‘Energy-Tec’, ‘IE Industrieelektronik’, ‘Intertool’, ‘Messtechnik’ and ‘SCHWEISSEN/JOIN-EX’ shows.
The ‘VIENNA-TEC’ is now being held for the 4th time and each time around 1100 companies represented at this trade fair underline its significance as an essential commercial stage for the technical trades and industries in Austria. As well as addressing the domestic market, the interregional concept of the VIENNA-TEC is also designed to serve Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. It continues to be an important platform for interaction between businesses from Austria, neighbouring countries and the regions of Central, Southern and South-Eastern Europe.
Matthias Limbeck (Dipl.-Ing.), Chief Executive responsible for the VIENNA-TEC on behalf of the organisers, Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien, explains: ‘The VIENNA-TEC is a decisive provider of impetus for technological developments in Austria and the CEE and SEE regions for the following two years. The VIENNA-TEC covers the entire range of themes of interest to industry and related trades and traders, from innovation and development through to the finished product and serial production. Thus, it is the most comprehensive specialist industrial and commercial fair in the whole of Austria – and it’s the undisputed number one show’.
Special display section: Further training at the VIENNA-TEC extremely popular
Encouraging younger people to become involved in such fields of industry is an key goal pursued both by the domestic industrial sector and by the VIENNA-TEC organisers. Hence, this year the trade fair manager, Eveline Sigl, and her expo team have been involved even more closely with the issues of vocational education and training. As a result several distinct theme sections have been set up with the main aim of arousing the interest of younger people in technology and the industrial sector. ‘Putting together the special display sections for the VIENNA-TEC was a real delight’, enthused Eveline Sigl. ‘The large degree of innovation in Austria, the pioneering spirit and the enthusiasm at the show are striking’. As well as exhibitor displays there are to be a number of special premium showcases and side events at the VIENNA-TEC. One such section is entitled ‘The Future of Manufacturing Technology – intelligent and versatile’ (hall B, stand B0820) staged by the First Viennese Production Technology Colloquium of the Institute of Manufacturing Technology and High Performance Laser Technology from the Technical University of Vienna.
Another special display is devoted to ‘Focusing on Interfaces: prozesskette.at’. Prozesskette.at belongs to the Alliance for Precision Manufacturing (hall B, stand B0208), a network of leading businesses in the machining production sector. Close cooperation in finding solutions is at the heart of the decision making process for the member businesses of prozesskette.at. Content is coordinated and perfectly scheduled collectively to provide customers with a high concentration of expertise in all areas of the manufacturing process, particularly in dealing with interface problems. Goods and services include CAD/CAM parts programming, machining tools and their integration, work piece clamping systems, tool presets, processing machines for cubic and wave-shaped parts, gauging and testing systems for quality assurance.
Robotik@FH Technikum Wien (hall C, stand C0521) is staging a special showcase for projects conducted by students of mechatronics and robotics at the FH Technikum in Vienna. The robots were developed, programmed and built in the laboratory by students as part of their Bachelor and Masters degrees.
Other special display sections are the ‘The Monitoring Station Experience’ (hall C, stand C0533), at which the training process is demonstrated in relation to a variety of themes; ‘Witness the speed of our gauging and monitoring technology’ (hall C, stand C0745) and the ‘Live material flow calibration using a mobile calibration system according to ISO/IEC 17025’ (foyer D, stand D0001).
At the ‘Speed Research’ section in hall C (stand C0361) the TU Graz Racing Team from the Technical University of Graz demonstrates the capabilities of ‘Max Wheel’ racing car and exhibits new ideas for electro-mobility. The racing car was developed by students at the Technical University in their spare time and can be seen ‘live’ at the VIENNA-TEC. These proud students will also be displaying the many awards won over the past few years for the ‘Max Wheel’.
For more information on the special displays – go to the continually updated service here.
SPECIALIST TRADE SECTION:
Trade fairs: Automation Austria and MESSTECHNIK
At the VIENNA-TEC 2012 the ‘Automation Austria’ and MESSTECHNIK trade fairs give trade visitors from the metal processing industries, auxiliary supply industries, automobile and aviation, machine building, medical technology, tool and mould construction, electric technologies and the energy industry, the opportunity to get right up to date on automation and monitoring technologies.
Speedy and skilful assistants made of steel
At the stands of ABB, Fanuc Robotics and Stäubli trade visitors can see speedy industrial robots designed for assembly, handling and palletising purposes ‘in action’. The world’s largest industrial robot, the M-2000iA, will also be there. It has a maximum load capacity of 900kg and a vertical lift range of 620cm (according to Fanuc Robotics). These agile aids of steel are built compactly, have immense reach ranges and can be used in extreme conditions. Their powerful arms can reach up to 3 metres and move work-pieces weighing anything from a few kilogrammes to several hundred kilos. Depending on their load capacities they can move incredibly quickly and complete several hundred to far more than 2000 cycles per hour. Sophisticated control software facilitates smooth and even robotic motion and the highest possible degree of route precision.
Less energy – more performance…
…is the key to effective automation and gauging technology. There is great demand for more economical consumption and lower power capacity control modules that nevertheless do not compromise on excellent performance levels.
Key providers such as Beckhoff, Bernecker+Rainer, Harting, Murrelektronik, Phoenix Contact, Pilz, Rittal, Vipa and Wago take to the spotlight at the ‘Automation Austria’ to showcase their systems and solutions in front of trade visitors interested in the entire chain of process and manufacturing automation. A full package of technologies will be on show, from drives and control systems to visualisation technology. Several manufacturers are comprehensive single source suppliers; others focus on individual components in process control technology, touch screens, joining and fixing methods, I/O systems or industrial usage PC hardware and software. A significant role in the successful implementation of A-Z automation is played by industrial communication in the shape of the most commonly used bus systems – EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Powerlink and Profinet.
One significant trend that has been observed is the growing integration of functions in security and safety technology shown by the commonplace use of large numbers of drive units and control systems.
At the stands of Balluff, Euchner, Schmachtl and Wenglor trade visitors can gain a detailed impression of the workings of the keen eyes of automation – sensor technologies. These stands showcase inductive and capacitive sensors, as well as motion and proximity change sensors.
Gauging technologies – cutting costs and saving time
Monitoring technologies, in combination with control units and regulating equipment, are preconditions for effective automation technology. Hence, the MESSTECHNIK show features systems and solutions for monitoring and recording data for virtually all mechanical, electrical and electronic gauging systems in the manufacturing and processing industries – for pressure, flow, filling levels, noise levels, vibrations, voltage, electricity and temperature. Regardless of how extreme the conditions sometimes are (dust, heat etc.), the solutions offered provide exact and reliable measurements and readings in chemical and pharmaceutical plants, whether for the food industries or in energy technology. One essential aspect uniting all the providers is the focus on significant reductions in the time and expense required to gain such readings.
The large numbers of providers on show offer individual devices and also complete gauging technology systems with analytic software for virtually all tasks in the manufacturing and processing industries. These can be seen at the stands of exhibitors such as Chauvin Arnoux, Dewetron, Endress-Hauser, Faro, Fellner, Fluke, HBM, Hexagon, Jumo, Kobold, LB-acoustics, LeCroy, Leica, LEM, Mittli, Nikon, Olympus, Rohde & Schwarz, Testo and Vega Grieshaber.
Opening Times and Details The VIENNA-TEC takes place from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th October from 09.00 – 18.00, and on Friday 12th October 2012 from 09.00 – 17.00. A full range of details regarding exhibitors, the side event programme and other items of information on the VIENNA-TEC is constantly updated at www.vienna-tec.at
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