After all the hype about e-business, Interkama is still the world's premier show for controllers and instrumentation

09/24/2001


T he fifteenth edition of Interkama will open its doors to the public on Monday, 24 September. Europe's largest trade fair for process automation will be smaller than previous years, with a net exhibition space of 35,000 square meters for its nearly 900 exhibitors in five exhibition halls (Interkama 1999 had 1,255 exhibitors in 53,000 square meters). But fair organisers are determined to improve the quality and have added an "Innovation Marketplace" forum that is free to all fair visitors.

Dr. Uwe Martens, president of Interkama 2001, who is also president and ceo of the Krohne Group in Duisburg, says the supply and demand side of the industry are actively involved in bringing about a complete shift in the automation industry, and this trend will be reflected at Interkama.

Interkama 2001 at a glance

Date:
Location:
Transport:


Admission
:
Catalogue :
Visitors:
Exhibitors:
Congress:
Web site:

24 - 28 September 2001; 9h to 18h
Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre Halls 13 to 17
Local underground, trams, and buses serve the exhibition centre. The entrance ticket allows free travel on the local transport network.
Day ticket, DM 50; two days DM 80; week DM 120
Print DM 35; CD DM 35; Print+CD DM 50; available after 27 Aug.
Interkama 1999 had nearly 60,000 visitors, 30% foreign
900 covering 35,000 square meters
'Innovation Marketplace' free to all visitors, in Hall 13
www.interkama.com

"Today, automation technology must play its part in adding value to our customers' companies and be judged according to how successfully it does so," says Dr. Martens. "This means that the entire value chain has to be kept in mind. This includes upstream processes of production, for purchasing to storage of intermediate products as well as downstream processes such as assembly, packaging, finished goods inventory, sales and shipping.

"The basic nature of this big industrial shift is the following: the focus in the past was cost-`cost of ownership.' The focus in future automation will be performance-`value of ownership.' Our goals are all based on the benefit of knowledge and we must make a considerable contribution to adding value for our customers' companies. This is a big challenge to a leading fair like the new Interkama."

But Dr. Martens is quick to make this point: "To avoid any misunderstandings: Interkama will remain the world's leading place for device and instrument manufacturers."

Five technology trends

Dr. Martens sees five major technology trends that will be evident at Interkama:

1. Online all the time: process control systems will provide complete life cycle data about plant equipment to allow optimisation of day-to-day operations.

2. The new vertical orientation of production systems: operational and logistic levels are being integrated with the management level.

3. Decentralisation of intelligence into the field level, and the integration of plant equipment not previously included in automation. All of this is made possible by modern fieldbus technology.

4. The emergence of "soft components": software, engineering, and services. Five years ago, 80% of expenditures went to hardware; today this number is about 50% and in another five years the product price will be related to only 20% for the hardware.

5. A full, corporate-wide asset optimisation initiative to manufacture products "in quantity, in quality, in time, in price, and in place."

"As a representative of the industry, I do not intend to measure Interkama's future success by how many more visitors will come," says Dr. Martens. "Of greater significance is whether we are able to reach new target groups, new companies and new industries with their decision makers who are key to these new concepts and business models. The foundation has been laid with our improved Interkama concept and the new scope."


Halls 13/14

Sensors
Measuring equipment
Services
Integrated solutions

Halls 15/16

Systems
Services
Integrated solutions Devices and components Actuators Analysers Auxiliary power supplies Balances
Communication
Controllers
Motion, servo drives Quality assurance Switchgear
Test equipment
UPS

Hall 17

Systems
Services
Integrated solutions Software

 

INTERKAMA Innovation Marketplace (Hall 13)
MonTuesWedThursFri
Communications9:30-11:00Wireless communicationsRemote monitoring and diagnosisHuman machine systems
Explosion protection
E-business Markeplace11:30-13:00E-procurementAutomation trendsProduction managementSupply chain integration
Carreers13:00-14:00Software is pacesetterStudents discover innovationsPublic funding for researchStudents discover innovationsTips for planning
Intelligent field devices
Microsystems
14:30-15:30Actuator technologiesField devices and control systemsMicro-sensorsFieldbus systemsTechnology
Strategies and methods16:00-17:30Asset managementPIC Control'Open source' softwareSimulation and process methods
Special forum programme at the INTERKAMA Innovation Marketplace
Replacing the classic trade fair congress, the "Innovation Marketplace" is centrally located in Hall 13. There will be four or five presentations each day; the forum programme, say show organisers, will add the finishing touch to exhibitors' presentations. The Marketplace will feature news on the automation-related themes of e-business (including e-procurement, e-fulfilment, supply chain integration, web application





The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering subscribers. Vote now (if qualified)!
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Maximize ROI with integrated control system approach; Microcontrollers vs. PLCs; Power quality; Accelerate and rewire IIoT; Traits for excellent engineers
HMI effectiveness; Distributed I/O; Engineers' Choice Award finalists; System Integrator advice; Inside Machines
Women in engineering; Engineering Leaders Under 40; PID benefits and drawbacks; Ladder logic; Cloud computing
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) represent the logic (decision) part of the control loop of sense, decide, and actuate. As we know, PLCs aren’t the only option for making decisions in a control loop, but they are likely why you’re here.
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
This article collection contains several articles on how advancements in vision system designs, computing power, algorithms, optics, and communications are making machine vision more cost effective than ever before.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
Cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering subscribers. Vote now (if qualified)!
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Maximize ROI with integrated control system approach; Microcontrollers vs. PLCs; Power quality; Accelerate and rewire IIoT; Traits for excellent engineers
HMI effectiveness; Distributed I/O; Engineers' Choice Award finalists; System Integrator advice; Inside Machines
Women in engineering; Engineering Leaders Under 40; PID benefits and drawbacks; Ladder logic; Cloud computing
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) represent the logic (decision) part of the control loop of sense, decide, and actuate. As we know, PLCs aren’t the only option for making decisions in a control loop, but they are likely why you’re here.
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
This article collection contains several articles on how advancements in vision system designs, computing power, algorithms, optics, and communications are making machine vision more cost effective than ever before.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
Cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by Control Engineering subscribers. Vote now (if qualified)!
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Maximize ROI with integrated control system approach; Microcontrollers vs. PLCs; Power quality; Accelerate and rewire IIoT; Traits for excellent engineers
HMI effectiveness; Distributed I/O; Engineers' Choice Award finalists; System Integrator advice; Inside Machines
Women in engineering; Engineering Leaders Under 40; PID benefits and drawbacks; Ladder logic; Cloud computing
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) represent the logic (decision) part of the control loop of sense, decide, and actuate. As we know, PLCs aren’t the only option for making decisions in a control loop, but they are likely why you’re here.
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
This article collection contains several articles on how advancements in vision system designs, computing power, algorithms, optics, and communications are making machine vision more cost effective than ever before.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
Cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me