Control Expo 2017 To Showcase More Than 900 Exhibitors

The 2017 Control international trade fair for quality assurance (9th – 12th of May, 2017)  has confirmed a comprehensive list of more than 900 global exhibitors (Control 2016 had 914 exhibitors from 31 countries) will showcase offerings for QA hardware, software and services. Exhibits will include measuring technology, materials testing, analysis equipment, optoelectronics, image processing and vision systems.

New demands on manufacturers all over the world result from ever stricter requirements including the integration of Industry 4.0 structures and more in-depth use of 3D measuring technology and industrial image processing. In keeping with tradition, convincing answers will first be presented to the expert visitors by  exhibitors at the 31st Control Expo, which, once again, will be held at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre in Germany.

Not only have developers and manufacturers made a significant contribution to the current state-of-the-art of industrial quality assurance, but in addition research institutes, university laboratories, institutions, associations and scientific organisations have contributed significantly. They often initiate new approaches, generate ideas for innovative developments and stimulate the expansion of existing markets and the penetration of new ones. As a logical consequence, the Control Expo will mobilise everybody who’s anybody in the industry sector once again in 2017  to network with leading institutions and opinion makers from all areas of industrial quality assurance.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA) and the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance are longstanding collaboration partners. The IPA will hold its 10th Event Forum  at Control 2017, which is currently dealing with issues involving “Quality Over the Course of Time – a Look at the Last Decade and the Future of Quality Control”. The Fraunhofer Vision Alliance attending for the 13th time will promote a special exhibit for “Contactless Measuring Technology”. A second Fraunhofer Vision Alliance booth will focus on “Monitoring Throughout the Product life-cycle with Image Processing” this year.

The unstoppable advance of image processing and vision systems in all areas of quality assurance is one of the reasons that the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) has also been a collaboration partner with Control since 2016, with its  “Control Vision Talks” which this year will address technology issues including “The World of 3D: From 6-DoF to Point Cloud”, “Optical Metrology: Offline – At Line – Inline”, “Metrology Throughout the Whole Spectrum: From Infrared to Hyperspectral”. 

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