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Topical smart manufacturing industry issues to be covered at SIAF Guangzhou 2022

24 Jan 2022

SPS – Industrial Automation Fair (SIAF) Guangzhou gives prominence to the latest global trends in the smart manufacturing market. Held from 3 – 5 March 2022 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, visitors and exhibitors from all over the world will gather at the venue which encompasses everything within smart industrial automation technologies and solutions. What’s more, the fair will feature interactive seminar programmes to explore the future of industry transformation.

As the prime trading platform for the automation sector in South China, SIAF Guangzhou show has earned significant support and trust from industry peers. With the advancement in smart manufacturing solutions and the increasing demand for a better user experience, exhibitors will showcase a range of new smart manufacturing solutions and technologies. These include industrial robotics, drives, sensors, human machine interfaces (HMI) and embedded systems, connectivity, electrical technologies and industrial internet. Held concurrently with Asiamold – Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition, both fairs expect to welcome over 65,000 visitors and host more than 550 exhibitors across 40,000 sqm of exhibition space.

As China’s economic recovery continues, many companies are exhibiting at the fair to display new products and technologies. Some of the leading brands confirmed to display their latest solutions include AirTAC, Amila, Autonics, Balluff, Baumer, Binder, Bonfiglioli, Chong Feng Seiko, CK Vision, Cognex, Controlway, Datalogic, Daheng, DECA, Dinkle, Fuji Electronics, Hanyoung Nux, HR, Huoban Pneumatic, ICP DAS, ifm, IHSOR, Jingqi, KIS, Koyo, Lanbao, Laogou, Magus, Meijidenki, Micromatch, Pegatron, Pepperl+Fuchs, Robustel, Rocksensor, Rongyi, Sanlixin, Schmeral, Shijie Intelligent, Sinfonia, SVLEC, TBI Transmission, WAIN, Weide, Yakotec, Yaskawa, and others.

Adding to an array of categorised exhibits and demonstrations offered onsite, SIAF will once again organise a number of interactive conferences and seminars. Collectively, this offers an unparalleled platform for industry experts to exchange the latest market information and provide attendees with a better perspective on industry developments worldwide. Some of the highlighted events include:

‘Carbon Peak’ and ‘Carbon Neutral’ Policies Accelerate Industrial Internet Development Forum
Since the introduction of the Chinese government’s ‘carbon peak’ and ‘carbon neutral’ policies, the country’s smart manufacturing market is currently undergoing drastic energy reforms which pose many challenges as well as opportunities. To adhere to the government’s stringent initiatives, manufactures have actively responded by developing energy efficient manufacturing solutions by further integrating information technology with manufacturing processes. This can optimise and improve overall production quality and efficiency, and reduce production waste and emissions among other benefits.

‘Dialogue with Hidden Champions’ Seminar Series
Top international and regional experts will provide the latest information on digital production lines and smart factory standards to promote infrastructural upgrades for manufacturers in South China. Experts will share and discuss latest industry trends under China’s latest Five-Year-Plan, reveal the latest findings within the smart manufacturing industry and identify industry challenges and opportunities through case-study sharing.

Time-Sensitive Networking Technology and Applications (TSN/A) Conference
Returning to SIAF Guangzhou for the third time is the TSN/A conference. ‘Accelerating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence’ will be the theme for 2022 and the event will see an array of specialists presenting the latest developments for time-sensitive networking (TSN) technologies including TSN in the 5G era, TSN in SPE-L1, and related products, applications and configurations through interactive discussions and case-study sharing.

Automated Production Line and Machine Vision Application Forum
China has gradually transformed into the world’s manufacturing powerhouse. With smart manufacturing technologies within the country now in high demand, specifically for computer, communication and consumer electronics (3C) and logistics industries, the forum will highlight the latest developments in machine vision technologies and how they streamline various manufacturing processes.

Smart Industry Solutions Seminar
As the Internet of Things technology grows and evolves, the way people interact with devices and machinery continues to change. The seminar will feature presentations, covering the latest sensors, human-machine interfaces (HMI), industrial robotics, machine vision, drivers, connectivity, preventive/predictive maintenance technologies as well as industrial software and applications.

Extra health care and hygiene precautions will be in place
As trade fair organisers, Messe Frankfurt’s top priority remains the health and safety of fairgoers. To ensure that visitors and exhibitors are meeting in a hygienic and safe environment, added measures will be in place at the fair. These include: real-name authentication at registration, onsite temperature checks, frequent sterilisation of public areas and distancing measures for conference / seminar audiences, amongst others.

SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition Co Ltd, Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Associate sponsors are the Guangdong Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Instrument and Control Society, China Light Industry Machinery Association, China Chamber of International Commerce and Guangzhou Chamber of Commerce.

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Notes to editors
A selection of pictures from SIAF Guangzhou is available here:

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
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* Preliminary figures for 2021