PRINCETON, N.J. – Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG, one of the world’s top trade fair organizers and exhibition centers, today announced that the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) trade fair and conference will be held in conjunction with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 10-15, 2012. IANA’s main industry sectors include Automotive, Aerospace, Energy, Infrastructure, Food & Beverage, Machine Tool, Material Handling, Medical, Mechanical and Fluid Power Transmission. Exhibitors, who have already secured booth space, include B&R Automation, Siemens, Beckhoff Automation, Harting North America, IXXAT Automation, Molex and Lanbao Sensor of China.
Technologies for improving manufacturing processes will be on display and will feature key applications of process and production automation plus energy-related applications. IANA 2012 promises to attract high profile domestic and international buyers offering an excellent platform for networking.
“Access to industrial automation solution providers at IANA will significantly increase return on investment for the more than 80,000 attendees,” said Larry Turner, Hannover Fairs CEO. “We have already secured commitments for more than a third of IANA’s exhibitor space.”
Hannover Fair’s portfolio of Industrial Automation events are well established industry gatherings in Europe and the BRIC countries. To significantly increase the share of international buyers, Hannover Fairs will promote IANA during all of its industrial shows, including HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading showcase for industrial technology held annually in Hannover, Germany, as well as its other shows geared towards target industries for automation vendors.
Other highlights of IANA are a two-day executive level IANA Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit. Keynote topics range from enterprise asset management to process optimization, energy management and sustainability manufacturing. Case studies of plants that have automated for profitability, improved performance of existing assets and reduced maintenance costs will be presented. Educational events and topics covering a broad array of interests will include an international focus. The event also features plant tours to major manufacturing facilities in Chicago.
Other conference tracks include presentations on motion control in automation and hydraulics and pneumatics in automation. The goal of these tracks are to help engineers tasked with improving performance, productivity, life efficiency and the green efficiency of manufacturing equipment and industrial automation systems.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) will offer automation standards education via a one-day course. Topics of Measurement and Control Fundamentals, Grounding and Noise Reduction for Control Equipment, Introduction to and Practical Applications of SCADA Systems, Industrial Wireless Systems, Improving Manufacturing through Automation and Safety Instrumented Systems are just some of the highlights.
“AMT is doing an excellent job of keeping their existing visitor base of more than 80,000 informed about the new automation pavilion at IMTS. Additionally, we will be leveraging our six manufacturing technology events worldwide and network to draw even more engineers and manufacturing specialists to Chicago in 2012,” said Aryan Zandieh, Director of Hannover Fairs Industrial Events.
First-time IANA exhibitors can either purchase raw space by ordering their required services through the IMTS online E-Kit or purchase turnkey booth packages in 10’x10’ increments. IANA offers dedicated display areas and pavilions. For instance, NFPA’s IFPE Fluid Power Zone is a pavilion for companies exhibiting technologies in the fluid power transmission, hydraulics & pneumatics and mechanical transmission space. NFPA members will receive a 10 percent discount to exhibit in the pavilion.