EuroBLECH 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, has opened its doors at the Hanover Exhibition Centre in Germany. Until Friday, the 26th October 2018, a total of 1,507 exhibitors from 40 countries will present the latest technologies along the entire sheet metal processing chain. With a net exhibition space of 89,875 square metres, this year’s EuroBLECH has further grown in exhibition space by 2,000 square metres, compared to the last event in 2016.
This year, 58% of exhibitors at EuroBLECH come from outside Germany. The percentage of international exhibiting companies has thus increased by a further 4%. Biggest exhibitor countries are Germany, Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, the USA and Austria.
For this year’s 25th edition of EuroBLECH, the main topics are Industry 4.0, big data and digitalisation. These new trends and developments offer advantages in terms of new business approaches, streamlined and less complex processes as well as improvement of productivity and efficiency. Therefore, the organisers, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, have chosen the motto ‘Step into the digital reality’ as the overall theme of EuroBLECH 2018. Visitors can expect the most comprehensive technology range in terms of industrial digitalisation of sheet metal working at the show this year.
EuroBLECH, the industry sector’s leading trade exhibition, presents the entire sheet metal working technology chain, ranging from high tech systems to conventional machinery: sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, joining, welding and surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, additive manufacturing, quality control, CAD/CAM/CIM systems and R&D. The show attracts sheet metal working specialists at every management level in small and medium-sized companies as well as in large enterprises. Visitors include design engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts from associations and R&D.
Opening hours and advance ticket sale
The opening hours of the exhibition are from Tuesday, 23rd to Friday, 26th October 2018 from 9.00 to 18.00hrs. Entrance tickets for EuroBLECH 2018 are still available at a discounted price via the online shop. Tickets can also be purchased on-site throughout the duration of the exhibition. A ticket in pre-sale via the online ticket shop costs €32 instead of €42 on-site, and a season ticket online costs €52 instead of €62 on-site.
The EuroBLECH 2018 App is now available for iPhone and Android devices. The app not only offers the option to register and buy tickets but also contains information on all exhibitors, their products and events. Furthermore, it includes interactive floor plans showing the location of exhibitors’ stands.
EuroBLECH Awards Ceremony
The winners of the EuroBLECH Online Competition ‘Step into the digital reality’ will receive their prizes at the official awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018, at 14.00 hrs, in Hall 16, Stand C51. Prizes will be awarded in the following three categories: Digital Transformation, Best Start-Up and E-Mobility.
Friday is career day at EuroBLECH
On Friday, 26th October 2018, entry to EuroBLECH 2018 will be free for students if they show their student identity card at the entrance. During all other show days, students will be able to visit the show at a reduced entrance fee of €15.
Further extensive visitor information is available on the EuroBLECH website: www.euroblech.com
Moog – a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services – will be exhibiting a range of its innovative technology at the EuroBLECH Trade Show held at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover Germany (Hall 27, Booth G174) between 23 and 26 October.
EuroBLECH is the largest international trade show for the sheet metal and metal working industry, and features over 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries. This year Moog will exhibit its 360° Solution, offering electric, hydraulic and hybrid technologies. The Solution deploys a ‘technology neutral’ approach, through which the company helps metal and metal working machine builders make use of technology that helps achieve all of their performance goals.
At EuroBLECH Moog will launch its new Modular Die Cushion System, which will feature as a live display. Moog`s new system includes a main cylinder with integrated position measuring technology, accumulators, a hydraulic power unit and a number of manifolds. The system features software libraries, and the control unit’s hardware components provide a compact, robust hydraulic system enabling highly dynamic control.
Customers will benefit from Moog‘s extensive experience in developing motion control technology for metal presses. As a package, the Modular Die Cushion System can save both time and money. Its easy-to-use software enables a longer life for deep-drawing dies, higher system reliability and reduced time required for commissioning the system in the plant.
Also on display at this year’s show will be one of Moog’s other key new products, the Electrohydrostatic Pump Unit (EPU). The EPU is a next-generation, hybrid system designed to combine the advantages of both electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical technologies. It brings together the reduced consumption of an electrical system, and the power of a highly reliable hydraulic system with easy energy storage for failsafe motion. The unit is available either as a single product, or as an integrated Electrohydrostatic Actuation System (EAS) that combines the EPU with additional components the customer requires.
The EAS is an equally important part of Moog’s 360° approach, and the company designed it to help customers achieve optimum solutions that meet specific machine needs across multiple applications. This technology helps to implement a decentralized motion control system that eliminates the need for the hydraulic power unit, complex piping and filtration systems, thereby reducing the need for additional space on each axis.
Moog’s Large Motor Solution (LMS), another of the new products featured at this year’s EuroBLECH, has been designed to provide a highly dynamic, high torque and reliable throughput for the next generation of metal working machinery. The LMS is a new primary motion system for servo control from 139 kW to 1 MW, that offers the highest dynamics available to the metal industry. It also features an integrated system architecture that provides energy savings and higher productivity. The motor is available with collaborative engineering support that will help simplify engineering challenges, and comes with tools that will facilitate quicker machine design and commissioning time.
For the third time, outstanding organisations and companies in the sheet metal working industry are invited to enter the EuroBLECH 2018 online competition in five categories, now open at https://www.euroblech.com/2018/english/awards/. Recognition will be given for best practice, innovation, excellence and outstanding performance. Five winners, one in each category, will be selected by professionals in the sheet metal working industry via an online voting, starting in September.
This year’s “Step into the digital reality” competition engages the businesses in digital and automated processes. The five categories stand for late-breaking issues in the digital context of the sheet metal working industry: The first category ‘Digital Transformation’ is open to businesses with excellent ability in applying smart manufacturing methods. The second one, ’25 EuroBLECH shows’, will select the funniest EuroBLECH story, either from visitors or exhibitors who participated in EuroBLECH over its long history. ‘Cyber Security’ as the third category highlights the importance of secure data exchange within a production environment. The fourth category is ‘Best Start-up” and will reward new businesses for their outstanding performance. Pioneers in lightweight and component design for sheet metal working are invited to enter the fifth and last category, “E-Mobility”.
The five succeeding businesses will be formally presented with an award and certificate during a ceremony at EuroBLECH 2018. The winners will also be announced on the EuroBLECH website.
The online competition is now open to all companies or organisations from all over the world in the sheet metal working industry if they match the requirements of at least one category and they are setting an extraordinary example in one of these categories.
The closing date for entries is 31 August 2018. After that, the entries will be published on the EuroBLECH website and the voting will start. The sheet metal working community can select their favourite entry in each category by an online voting system, with the voting closing on 30th September. At the award ceremony during EuroBLECH 2018 on 24 October, the winners will officially be announced and receive their prize. The entries from all participants will also be published on the EuroBLECH website which is used regularly as an information platform by professionals in the sheet metal working industry. More information about the EuroBLECH 2018 Online Competition as well as the participation can be found at https://www.euroblech.com/2018/english/awards/.
EuroBLECH is the world’s leading exhibition for the sheet metal working industry and takes place 23 – 26 October 2018 in Hanover, Germany. The exhibition functions as a global platform for professionals from the whole sheet metal working industry to meet and discuss late-breaking innovations, current developments and new products. The exhibition covers the entire sheet metal working technology chain: sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, joining, additive manufacturing, welding and surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, quality control, CAD/CAM/CIM systems and R&D. The show targets all sheet metal working specialists at every management level in small and medium-sized companies as well as large enterprises. Visitors include engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts in associations and R&D. Around 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries are expected to present their latest developments and systems for sheet metal working as well as conventional machines on a net exhibition space of around 89,000m².
Further information is available at www.euroblech.com
EuroBLECH 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, takes place from 23 – 26 October 2018 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Six months ahead of the show, around 1,400 exhibitors from 38 countries already secured their stand space at the world’s leading trade exhibition for the sheet metal working industry. Currently, major exhibitor countries are Germany, Italy, Turkey, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and the USA. At present, the exhibiting companies have secured almost the entire exhibition space from the previous event. EuroBLECH 2016 concluded with a record net exhibition space of 87,800 square metres.
Every two years, EuroBLECH is the must-attend event for design engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts from associations and R&D in order to discover the latest trends and machinery in sheet metal working. Visitors to this year’s show can expect the complete spectrum of intelligent solutions and innovative machinery for modern production in sheet metal working, which are presented in form of numerous live demonstrations at the exhibition stands. At the moment, the digital transformation is playing a major role in the industry, which enables an increased efficiency and thus a higher level of automation and predictive maintenance. These developments are reflected in this year’s motto for EuroBLECH “Step into the digital reality”, since Industry 4.0 and the relating Smart Factory have become major topics in sheet metal working. This has now become an important area for small and medium-sized companies planning to invest in these technologies in the near future in order to gain a competitive advantage in their market.
„The digital transformation is momentarily an important topic in the industry. This requires a close collaboration along the entire value chain, from production control to maintenance“, says Evelyn Warwick, Exhibition Director of EuroBLECH, on behalf of the organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions. „The biggest challenge for companies in the sheet metal working industry is to create an intelligent manufacturing environment which is based on the secure exchange of data and the networking of machines and processes. EuroBLECH 2018 offers its visitors the possibility to find solutions for these challenges and to connect with business partners to help them with the integration of these processes, machines and systems into their production“, continues Evelyn Warwick.
The EuroBLECH Exhibition Profile
EuroBLECH is the largest exhibition for the sheet metal working industry worldwide and is the marketplace for visitors to discover and source the latest innovative manufacturing solutions. Numerous live demonstrations at the exhibition stands offer trade visitors the opportunity to experience machines and systems from all areas of sheet metal working in action. The EuroBLECH exhibition profile covers fifteen technology sectors and therefore covers the entire sheet metal working technology chain: sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, tube/ section processing, joining, welding, additive manufacturing, surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, quality control, CAD/CAM/CIM systems, factory and warehouse equipment as well as R&D.
The exhibitor list, available on the EuroBLECH website, is regularly updated and provides plenty of information on exhibiting companies, such as exhibitor profiles, online press boxes, company videos and contact details. The EuroBLECH newsletter, which is sent out monthly ahead of the show, offers the latest news about the show, the exhibitors and the industry sector. The subscription form for EuroBLECH News is also available on the website www.euroblech.com. On Social Media, EuroBLECH can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. EuroBLECH is now also available on Instagram. The official hashtag is #euroblech.
EuroBLECH 2018 will once again be held in halls 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 27 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. The opening times are from Tuesday, 23 October 2018 to Friday, 26 October 2018, from 9:00 to 18:00. International flight connections, as well as the excellent local infrastructure, make the venue easily accessible by plane, car and public transport.
Further detailed information about the exhibition, as well as travel and accommodation, are available on the show website www.euroblech.com
Quality and innovation in sheet metal working lead the way to Industry 4.0
EuroBLECH 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, will take place from 23 – 26 October 2018 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. One year ahead of the world’s leading sheet metal working technology exhibition, which is once again occupying eight halls in Hanover, the stand reservation at the organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions has already begun. The last event in 2016 closed with very positive results: with 1,505 exhibitors from 41 countries exhibiting on a net exhibition space of 87,800 square metres and 60,636 visitors from 102 countries.
For the next event, besides major topics such as lightweight construction, hybrid production processes and additive manufacturing, the main focus will be on networked manufacturing. Increasing efficiency, improvement in performance of machines and systems, networking of components and predictive maintenance to reduce downtimes – these are the key points of Industry 4.0. To implement this trend in production reality it is vital to introduce high-quality sophisticated systems as well as innovative software and all-in-one systems. In addition, the Factory of the Future is based upon increased data security as well as company-wide cooperation to develop new solutions.
“The first applicable systems of Industry 4.0 have already been presented at EuroBLECH 2016. In the meantime, the development continues rapidly. Now it will be exciting to see how this trend further evolves and will be established in the production industry – from small and medium-sized companies to large corporations. Hence, this offers enormous opportunities and potential to manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and solutions in the sheet metal working industry”, says Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of the organisers of EuroBLECH, Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
“We are therefore very pleased to offer our exhibitors once again a high-quality international platform for the presentation of their latest machines, systems and solutions. At EuroBLECH 2018, they will be able to present these to a specialised trade audience who are ready to invest in the latest technology. EuroBLECH 2018 will take place for the 25th time in its history, and as the world’s leading sheet metal working technology exhibition, will once again be the showcase for technological development and the economic trend barometer. It will be building the platform to support the sheet metal working industry in its long-term development”, continues Nicola Hamann.
EuroBLECH 2018 is once again occupying halls 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 27 at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. From conventional machines and systems to latest technologies, the EuroBLECH exhibition profile is clearly structured and covers the entire sheet metal working technology chain: sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, joining, welding, tube/section processing, surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, machine elements, quality control, CAD/CAM/CIM systems, factory equipment and research & development. For interested companies to be placed in their respective technology sector, the organisers suggest to reserve their stand space as soon as possible.
For companies interested in exhibiting at EuroBLECH 2018 an exhibitor brochure is available to order in three languages. The brochure contains information regarding the exhibition, available stand options as well as further details regarding the show. The newly designed show website www.euroblech.com offers detailed information about the international event, such as an exhibition profile, facts and figures about the show, details for stand bookings and an online reservation form, an interactive floor plan as well as video footage and photos of the previous event. With its modern responsive design the new show website is user-friendly for desktop as well as mobile use.