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Product and functional groups

The SPS provides a comprehensive look at smart and digital automation. To help you find what you’re looking for, we have divided the exhibition into 13 product and functional groups. 

1. Drive systems and components

1.1.1. Asynchronous motors

1.1.2. Three-phase motors

1.1.3. Direct current motors

1.1.4. Synchronous motors

1.2.1. AC-servomotors

1.2.2. Brake motors

1.2.3. DC-servomotors

1.2.4. Direct drives (rotatory)

1.2.5. Gear motors

1.2.6. High geared frequency motors & drives

1.2.7. Hollow shaft drives

1.2.8. Compact drives

1.2.9. Linear motors

1.2.10. Planar motors

1.2.11. Precision drives

1.2.12. Belt and chain drives

1.2.13. Spindle motors

1.2.14. Torque motors

1.2.15. Transverse flux drives

1.3.1. Brushless DC motors

1.3.2. Single-phase motors

1.3.3. Electronic motors

1.3.4. Direct current motors

1.3.5. Micro actuators

1.3.6. Micro motors

1.3.7. Stepping motors and drives

1.3.8. Voice coil actuators

1.3.9. AC motors

1.4.1. Water

1.4.2. Oil

1.4.3. Air

1.5.1. IP codes

1.5.1.1. IP0

1.5.1.2. IP20

1.5.1.3. IP65

1.5.1.4. IP69K Hygiene

1.5.2. Explosion-proof

1.6.1. Power converters

1.6.1.1. Converters

1.6.1.2. Rectifiers

1.6.1.3. Inverters

1.6.2. Drives

1.6.2.1. Three-phase drives

1.6.2.2. DC drives

1.6.2.3. Compact drives

1.6.2.4. Positioning drives

1.6.2.5. Positioners

1.6.2.6. Electric traction drives

1.6.1.     Drive controllers

1.6.2.     Motor controllers

1.6.3.     Decentralized drives

1.6.4.     Vector controllers

1.6.5.     Positioning systems

1.6.6.     Technology functions for electric drives

1.7.1. Brakes

1.7.2. Brake resistors

1.7.3. Brake modules

1.7.4. Chokes

1.7.5. Solenoids

1.7.6. EMC filters

1.7.7. Gears

1.7.8. Couplings

1.7.9. Motor power cables

1.7.10. Capacity modules

2. Sensor technology

2.1.1. Flow sensors, switching

2.1.2. Level sensors, switching

2.1.3. Pulse sensors, counters

2.1.4. Inductive sensors

2.1.5. Capacitive sensors

2.1.6. Photoelectric sensors

2.1.7. Laser sensors

2.1.8. Magnetic sensors

2.1.9. Ultrasonic sensors

2.1.10. Sensors for cylinders

2.1.11. Pressure and vacuum sensors, switching

2.1.12. Temperature sensors, switching

2.1.13. Sensors for hazardous areas, switching

2.2.1. Absolute value encoders

2.2.2. Incremental value encoders

2.2.3. Resolvers

2.2.4. Sine wave encoders

2.2.5. Tachometers

2.2.6. Rotary transducers for hazardous areas

2.2.7. Digital encoders

2.2.8. Digital encoders with single-cable solution

2.3.1. Code scanners, optical

2.3.2. RFID systems

2.3.3. Identification sensors for hazardous areas

2.4.1. Vision sensors

2.4.2. Smart cameras

2.4.3. Vision systems

2.4.4. Lighting

2.4.5. Cameras

2.4.6. Lenses

2.4.7. Processing and evaluation software

2.5.1. Accelerating sensors 

2.5.2. Deformation sensors

2.5.3. Distance sensors

2.5.3.1. Distance sensors, inductive

2.5.3.2. Distance sensors, optical

2.5.3.3. Distance sensors, ultrasonic

2.5.4. Torque sensors

2.5.5. Pressure sensors, measuring 

2.5.6. Flow sensors, measuring 

2.5.7. Color sensors, measuring 

2.5.8. Humidity sensors

2.5.9. Level sensors, measuring 

2.5.10. Velocimeters

2.5.11. Force transducers

2.5.12. Light grids, measuring 

2.5.13. Linear encoders

2.5.14. Linear potentiometers

2.5.15. Inclination sensors

2.5.16. Measuring scanners

2.5.17. Temperature sensors, measuring 

2.5.18. Angle sensors

2.5.19. Weighing sensors and systems

2.5.19.1. Load cells

2.5.19.2. Weighing systems

2.5.20. Sensors and devices for material analysis

2.5.21. Sensors for hazardous areas, measuring 

2.5.22. 2-wire Ethernet sensor technology

2.6.1. Safety cameras

2.6.2. Safety light grids and curtains

2.6.3. Safety scanners

2.6.4. Safety switches

2.6.5. Safety connecting blocks

2.6.6. Safety shutdown mats

3. Control technology

3.2.1. Control modules

3.2.2. I/O modules

3.2.3. Functional modules

3.2.4. Communication modules

3.2.5. Remote (fieldbus) I/O

3.2.6. Remote (fieldbus) functional modules

3.2.7. Remote (fieldbus) communication modules

3.3.1. Control modules

3.3.2. I/O modules

3.3.3. Positioning modules

3.3.4. Functional modules

3.3.5. Communication modules

3.4.1. Pure PLC function

3.4.2. PLC with NC/CNC motion function

3.4.3. Safety PLCs

3.5.1. Compact safety PLCs

3.5.2. Modular safety PLCs

3.5.3. Safe I/O modules

4. IPCs

5. Human-machine-interface 

6. Factory power - grids and -supplies

6.1.1. Power supplies

6.1.2. Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)

6.1.3. Power supplies for hazardous areas

6.1.4. Direct current networks

6.1.5. Transformers

6.2.1. Isolation monitoring devices

6.2.2. Fusing devices

6.2.3. Lightning and surge protection devices

6.2.4. Current and voltage monitoring devices

6.2.5. Phase failure protection devices

6.2.6. Monitor relays

6.2.7. Measuring relays

2.1.1.Compact safety switches

2.1.2.Modular safety switches

6.4.1. Active and passive filters

6.4.2. Main voltage quality

6.4.3. Network analyses

7. Interface and interface technology

7.1.1. Measuring amplifiers

7.1.2. Measuring transducers

7.1.3. Isolation amplifiers

7.1.4. Current and voltage transformers

7.1.5. Interface changer

7.1.6. Ex-isolating measuring transducers and isolation amplifiers

7.2.1. Optical couplers (SSRs)

7.2.2. Signaling relays

7.2.3. Timers

7.2.4. Counters

7.2.5. Switching relays

7.3.1. Rail-mounted terminal blocks for industrial use

7.3.2. Passive sensors/actor boxes 

7.3.3. Plug connectors

7.4.1. Marking materials and marking devices

7.4.2. Tools, machines and assistance devices

7.4.3. Control cabinets and mounting accessories

8. Low voltage-switching devices

8.1.1. Motor contactors

8.1.2. Auxiliary contactors

8.1.3. Semiconductor relays

8.2.1. Motor protection switch

8.2.2. Overload relays

8.2.3. Motor starters/soft start devices

8.2.4. Motor management systems

8.3.1. Main switches

8.3.1.1. Disconnecting switches

8.3.1.2. Power switches

8.3.1.3. Switch disconnectors

8.3.2. Control switches

8.3.3. Electric cam switches

8.3.4. Mechanical switches

9. Mechanical infrastructure

9.1.1. Heatings for cabinet systems

9.1.2. Coolings for cabinet systems

9.1.3. Fans and blowers for cabinet systems

9.2.1. Housings 

9.2.2. Racks

9.3.1. Cables and cords for industrial use

9.3.2. Fiber optic systems for industrial use

9.3.3. Cable carriers

9.3.4. Cable feedthrough

9.4.1. Slip ring systems

9.4.2. Fiber optical rotary joints

10. Software & IT for manufacturing 

10.1.1. Mechanical construction

10.1.2. Electrical construction

10.1.3. Programming/software for control technology

10.1.4. HMI/SCADA programming software

10.1.5. General planning software

10.2.1. MES

10.2.2. Production data acquisition

10.2.3. Energy and resource management

10.2.4. Data management for the production

10.2.5. Production optimization

10.3.1. Analysis

10.3.2. Asset management

10.3.3. Predictive maintenance

10.3.4. Condition monitoring

10.3.5. Remote monitoring

10.4.1. Technology

10.4.1.1. Cyber security

10.4.1.2. Edge computing applications & services

10.4.1.3. Cloud computing applications & services

10.4.1.4. Mobile application

10.4.1.5. AI application

10.4.1.6. App marketplaces

10.4.2. Industry focus

10.4.2.1. Discrete manufacturing

10.4.2.2. Mobile automation

10.4.2.3. Building automation

10.4.2.4. Process industry

10.4.2.5. Energy

11. Industrial communication

11.1.1. Network infrastructure

11.1.2. Field devices (I/O modules etc.)

11.1.3. Functional modules

11.1.4. Network adapters

11.1.5. Tools

11.1.6. Software protocol stacks

11.2.1. Network infrastructure

11.2.2. Field devices (I/O modules etc.)

11.2.3. Functional modules

11.2.4. Network adapters

11.2.5. Tools

11.2.6. Software protocol stacks

11.3.1. Network infrastructure

11.3.2. Field devices (I/O modules etc.)

11.3.3. Functional modules

11.3.4. Network adapters

11.3.5. Tools

11.3.6. Software protocol stacks

11.4.1. Network infrastructure (radio modems, access points)

11.4.2. Field devices

11.4.3. Functional modules

11.4.4. Network adapters

11.4.5. Safety devices

11.4.6. Tools

11.4.7. Wireless communication for hazardous areas

11.7.1. Network infrastructure

11.7.2. Field devices

11.7.3. Functional modules

11.7.4. Software and tools

11.9.1. Connection to cloud systems

11.9.2. Edge in the network

11.9.3. Network infrastructure and management for industrial IOT

12. Training and consulting

13. Functional groups

13.1.1. Support and development of specifications and standards 

13.1.2. Associations and societies for standardization

13.2.1. Planning and project management tools

13.2.2. Supply of digital device data (digital twin)

13.2.2.1. For processing with CAD/CAE tools

13.2.2.2. For processing with engineering tools

13.2.2.3. Models for simulation of products, machines and processes

13.2.3. Planning and engineering tools

13.2.3.1. Electrical and mechanical construction

13.2.3.2. Design of automation systems 

13.2.3.3. Drive dimensioning

13.2.3.4. Programming of PLCs

13.2.3.5. Provision of technology functions 

13.2.3.6. Possibility of integration of external article data (e.g. XML files)

13.2.3.7. Simulation tools

13.3.1. Tools for parametrization and configuration of products, production processes, machinery and equipment

13.3.2. Solutions for virtual set-up

13.3.3. Auto-tuning for field devices

13.4.1. Systems for production optimization

13.4.1.1. Integration of order, production and product data (e.g. connection to ERP systems)

13.4.1.2. Analysis of machine and process data

13.4.1.3. Energy data and resource management

13.4.1.4. Continuous Optimization/Adaption/AI

13.4.2. Systems for increasing machine and plant availability

13.4.2.1. Condition monitoring 

13.4.2.2. Predictive maintenance

13.4.2.3. Assisted/Prescriptive Maintenance

13.4.2.4. Preventive Maintenance

13.4.3. Connectivity solutions

13.4.3.1. Cloud / Fog-based solutions

13.4.3.2. Control, monitoring and optimization of production processes

13.4.3.3. Service and support in the production process

13.4.3.4. Industrial Security 

13.5.1. Network services (e.g. data storage, bandwidth)

13.5.2. Remote Support 

13.5.3. Condition Monitoring

13.5.4. Dynamic Improvements

13.5.5. Lifecycle Information

13.5.6. Maintenance Management

13.5.7. Advanced Analytics

13.5.8. Process Efficiency

13.6.1. Design of machines and plants

13.6.2. Programming and set-up of machines and plants

13.6.3. Realization of integrated IoT solutions for production

13.6.4. Connectivity – networking of existing plants

13.6.5. Security Services