Hannover Fair

date: 25.04.2016

In Hannover, visitors from the manufacturing industries learn step by step how to convert their production plants into Industry 4.0 factories. Visitors from the energy industry discover technical solutions for intelligent energy systems.

Today's world of energy generation, distribution and consumption is more complex than ever. Future energy systems require increasingly detailed solutions that interact with each other via an intelligent system. Electricity comes more and more from decentralized generators that need to be networked. Energy storage and distribution also has to be digitally controlled. Power grids and data networks are converging.

"Under the catchphrase 'Integrated Energy', HANNOVER MESSE presents solutions for connecting the entire energy chain – from generation, transmission, distribution and storage all the way to alternative mobility solutions," says Köckler.

In recent years HANNOVER MESSE pioneered the Industry 4.0 era. Rarely has a technological development made such a profound impact so quickly. What previously was a vision is now a reality, ready for use in factories. HANNOVER MESSE 2016 will give this trend further momentum – not only with new technologies, but also with the new business models that they enable.

For example: with predictive maintenance, machine and plant engineers embed sensors in machinery so that it can independently indicate that it will soon require servicing. Using this data, the machinery manufacturer can build his after-sales business by offering timely maintenance services to factory operators. Köckler: "At the new special display 'Predictive Maintenance 4.0' we make it clear: Discover Solutions is not only about technological solutions, but also about creating new fields of business."

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Project Coordinator

SINTEF Digital
Dr. Tor Dokken


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