productronica 2019 focuses smart factories and smart maintenance

Electronics EventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2019 • 08.11.2019

productronica 2019 focuses smart factories and smart maintenance
productronica 2019 focuses smart factories and smart maintenance

The world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production productronica 2019 will be held from November 12 to 15, 2019 in Messe Muenchen. The main topics of this year’s edition of the industry platform are Smart Factory and Smart Maintenance. The show is held biannually, co-located with SEMICON Europa.

“Being the world’s leading international trade fair for electronics development and production, productronica 2019 has many new things to offer to its exhibitors and visitors. At productronica, you will find everything that is relevant for the electronics industry: the spectrum ranges from PCB & EMS to SMT, cables, coils & hybrid to semiconductors and future markets, plus overall production support”, the show organizers disclosed.

“As a result of the increasing digitization, the linking of Smart Factory and Smart Maintenance is becoming tighter and tighter: because only with smart maintenance can Industry 4.0 be efficiently advanced. Reason enough to make these two aspects the trend topics of this year’s productronica”, Messe Muenchen further revealed.


Topics and statistics

This year’s exhibition product groups include: predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, tribology, consulting, tpm (total productive maintenance), retrofit, thermography, asset management, mobile maintenance, inspection and maintenance, smart factory services, remote services, industrial services, data analytics, maintenance concepts and methods, computerized maintenance management systems (cmms), augmented reality, etc.

The previous edition of the trade fair welcomed 1560 exhibitors from 43 countries and 44 987 visitors from 96 countries. It took place on 88 000 m2 of exhibition space. There were approx. 3400 forum attendees. 58% of the guests were international visitors, 46% of the exhibitors from abroad, 77% of the visitors had decision-making authority, organizers announce, counting the statistical figures for both productronica 2017 and SEMICON Europa 2017.


Exhibitors and visitors

The exhibitor companies at productronica can be classified into the following cluster groups:

  • Future Markets Cluster: IT to Production, Industry 4.0, technologies for batteries and electrical energy storage, organic and printed electronics, 3D printing.
  • PCB & EMS Cluster: PCB and other circuit carrier manufacturing, electronic manufacturing services (EMS).
  • SMT Cluster: Component mount technology, soldering technology, test and measurement / quality assurance, product finishing, production subsystems, production logistics and material-flow technology.
  • Cables, Coils & Hybrids Cluster: Manufacturing technologies for cables processing and connectors, coil ware production and hybrid component manufacturing.
  • Semiconductors Cluster: Semiconductor manufacturing, display manufacturing, LEDs and discrete devices, photovoltaics manufacturing, micro- / nano-production, clean room, technology, materials processing.

The visitors of productronica come from the following sectors: industrial electronics manufacturing; automotive electronics manufacturing; communication and consumer electronics; medical electronics manufacturing; military electronics manufacturing; semiconductor manufacturing; PCB manufacturing; electrical engineering; precision mechanics and optics; micro-/ nano-production; battery-/ energy-storage manufacturing; machine / equipment manufacturing; measuring, control and automation technology; aviation / aerospace industry; automobile / vehicle manufacturing; metal industry, paper and printing industry, chemicals industry, etc.


Supporting program

The main topics of the supporting program are technologies, trends, markets and solutions. “Exhibitors, partners, international associations and media representatives are actively involved in the exchange of knowledge and showcase their innovations and visions during special presentations”, Messe Muenchen announced.
The live demonstrations section will include the following elements: a 3D-AOI Arena, a CFX Demo Line, a Cleanroom, Factory One, a IPC Hand Soldering Competition and a Smart Maintenance Pavilion, organizers also disclosed.