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26. – 28.11.2019 Nuremberg Tickets & registration

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With its unique concept, SPS covers the entire spectrum of smart and digital automation – from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to the vision of a fully digitalized industrial world.

The focus is on practical solutions for your specific business area. Find answers to your current needs on-site, as well as possible solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. With the participation of highly qualified exhibitors and visitors, an exchange on equal terms is facilitated guaranteeing a worthwhile and successful visit.

Looking back at SPS IPC Drives 2018

SPS 2018

1,631 exhibitors, 544 of them from abroad, presented products and solutions from the world of smart and digital automation.

A total of 65,700 professional attendees took in the innovations and trends that will be driving their business in the future.

You can find more information on SPS IPC Drives in the “Facts and figures” section.

SPS IPC Drives becomes SPS

The SPS IPC Drives now has a new name: SPS – Smart Production Solutions.
The exhibition for smart and digital automation frequently known as SPS in Germany and around the world, has now officially received the name “SPS”.  The name of the well-established 30-year old exhibition has now changed.  Alongside the three original components – namely speicherprogrammierbare Steuerung, the German words for “programmable logic controllers”, the exhibition now showcases a much broader spectrum of solutions for future-oriented automation. It also reflects the technical progress over the last few years as well as the digital transformation of the industry. This displays how the exhibition has taken into account the merging of automatization and IT in the industry and continues to promise relevance, competence and exchange at eye-level.

“In making this change, we've committed to aligning SPS with the issue of digital transformation. To complement its strong reputation in automation, the exhibition is sending a clear signal that it also wants to cover the opportunities digitalization presents in industrial production. This is how we plan to expand the already sound core of the SPS brand and further its ongoing development. We are also giving the abbreviation an English meaning, which it did not have before.”

Sylke Schulz-Metzner, Vice President of SPS

“For one thing, adopting the name SPS as an abbreviation of Smart Production Solutions means we can retain the prominent SPS brand and leverage it around the world. It also reflects how the exhibition is increasingly showcasing holistic approaches to Industry 4.0, including through new exhibitors from the IT sector.”

Managing Director of Turck and Chairman of the SPS Exhibitor Advisory Board

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