EMO showcases connectivity, sustainability and automation

EMO Hannover 2023 (18 – 23 September) was held under the banner of Innovate Manufacturing. The key topics at this leading trade fair for production technology were automated production, sustainability and the networking of machines with other production systems. Visitors were once again treated to a large number of major developments that are set to shape and change the face of metalworking in the coming years.

The shortage of skilled workers is now impacting the metal industry, too. Manufacturers are increasingly responding by adding appropriate automation solutions to their machine tools. More and more digital aspects are also finding their way into production facilities. The capture of production data represents the basis for documenting and monitoring production processes. This applies not only to the quality of the manufactured products, but also their ecological footprint.

Many exhibitors addressed the topic of sustainability at the event. Establishing and maintaining contacts and incorporating fresh ideas from start-ups are also of fundamental importance for the future orientation of the industry. And noticeably more importance is now being attached to the initial training of junior employees and the further training of existing staff.

EMO Hannover 2023 provided an impressive demonstration of how suppliers of production technology are responding to the current economic, technical and social challenges. Alongside automation and digitalisation, sustainability is increasingly coming to the fore. The companies are responding to the demand for greater cost and resource efficiency and are countering the shortage of skilled workers. In addition, they are prioritising the gradual refinement and optimisation of existing systems and concepts.

We will be publishing a full report from the EMO trade fair on The Automation Daily in the Featured Content section soon.

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