productronica 2021 to highlight digital twin, autonomous driving and electric mobility
• Electronics • Company articles • 01.11.2021
Smart Maintenance and Smart Factory, autonomous driving and electric mobility will be among the
highlights at productronica 2021, which will take place between 16 and 19 November in Munich.
With Industry 4.0, the purpose of the digital twin has expanded to include the manufacturing
industry and, in particular, mechanical and plant engineering. The possibilities include, for
example, verifying real machines, and predicting the service life and condition of the system
(condition monitoring and predictive maintenance).
Digital twin will be in the focus in the exhibition area as well as in the three forums –
productronica Forum (Hall A1), PCB & EMS Speakers Corner (Hall B3) and Innovation Forum (Hall
B2). Among the exhibitors demonstrating solutions based on digital twin will be Festo, which will
present the BaSys 4.2 research project, KUKA, ASM Assembly Systems, Manz etc.
According to consulting firm Roland Berger, the expense for electronic modules in a typical
premium car with a combustion engine is now USD 3145. In a semi-autonomous, electrified car,
these costs will more than double to USD 7030 by 2025. Around a quarter of the costs (USD 725)
can generally be traced back to digitalization.
At productronica 2021, a range of companies will present machines and services for the
development and manufacture of high-performance electronics for driver assistance systems to
realize automated driving. These include the likes of camera, radar, ultrasonic and LiDAR sensors
and specialized SoC multicore platforms for security and vision.
In Hall B2 cleanrooms, cleanroom boxes and dust-free workplaces will be shown. In addition, the
PCB & EMS Speakers Corner in Hall B3 will deal with clean room technologies, among other things.
Testing and measurement equipment for materials, components and systems will be on display in
Halls A1, A2, B2 and is a topic in the productronica Forum in Hall A1.
Among the exhibitors demonstrating solutions in the field of autonomous vehicles will be Rohde &
Schwarz, Manz, Boschmann Group, AEMtec, Automation Engineering, Alfamation, etc.
Currently, and in the years to come, the provisions for reducing CO2 emissions will lead to an
increase in electric mobility of 10% by 2025. A key player in this technological transition is
the electronics manufacturing industry. The increase of electric vehicles on the roads goes hand
in hand with the expansion of charging infrastructure and the development of high-performance
batteries and drivetrain. Exhibitors, presenting solutions in the field of electric mobility,
include Manz, KOMAX, Festo, LPKF, Viscom, Hesse Mechatronics and many others.
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