Members press release

AUTOMATICA 2010

8 - 11 June 2010

The preparations for AUTOMATICA 2010 are in full swing. The international leading trade fair for automation and mechatronics is taking place from 8 to 11 June 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. It will be presenting the biggest robotics range in the world and integrated solutions for every technical manufacturing challenge as well as specific solutions that further optimise production processes.

Robotic - ABBAll the leading manufacturers of industrial robots will be there. A wide range of top leading companies with focus on assembly and handling technology, robotics, machine vision and associated technologies will be participating in the International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics.

From small and medium businesses to start-up companies: The trade fair is aimed at users and developers of the whole range of automation components and systems. Automation is a key topic for every sector, whether automotive, mechanical and plant engineering, the metalworking industry, electrotechnology and electronics or, for example, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical, packaging and plastics.

Robotics convention on topics from science and practice

The international visitors are eagerly awaiting the "ISR - International Symposium on Robotics". This is seen as the biggest robotics convention in the world and will take place from 7 to 9 June 2010 in the International Congress Centre Munich (ICM) in parallel with the "German Robotics Conference - Robotik 2010". Behind the co-branding of ISR 2010 / Robotik 2010 is an integrated event with a joint programme committee, starting on Monday, June 7 and continuing for another two days in parallel with AUTOMATICA. People attending the convention will also receive a ticket to the trade fair. The 300 or so participants expected from Germany and abroad will be brought up to date with and exchange information on the latest developments, trends and applications in robotics. Conceptual sponsors of the event are the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik (DGR - German Society for Robotics) and the Robotics + Automation Manufacturers' Association within the VDMA, Germany's engineering federation.

First-class accompanying programme

Service Robotics Innovation PlatformTo give innovations and solutions as much space as possible, AUTOMATICA 2010 is also supported by a first-class accompanying programme. Once again in 2010 the 'Service robotics innovation platform' is an integral part of AUTOMATICA, in which leading robot manufacturers, suppliers and research institutes from Europe and overseas will jointly present the very latest in international service robotics. As in 2008 Fraunhofer IPA is responsible for ensuring that the latest developments in service robotics at AUTOMATICA 2010 are not just presented but explained in detail.

Mechatronics, as a future technology, is once again an important element of AUTOMATICA 2010. As an integral part of modern assembly technology and intelligent robotics, mechatronics makes mechanical engineering a safe investment and also attracts government investment incentives. So AUTOMATICA will highlight the many aspects of this topic.

The AUTOMATICA forum is another highlight for trade visitors. Subjects that promise real additional benefits to the 'normal' stand visits are tackled in panel discussions and talks. The diverse programme focuses on innovations in a practical and solution-oriented way, covering all user sectors.

Further information on AUTOMATICA 2010: www.automatica-munich.com.