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With a company participation of around 2,050 across 45 countries, the EMO Hannover 2017 is all set to open its door on September 18, 2017 at Hannover, Germany

EMO Hannover 2017 Connecting systems for intelligent production

Sep 4, 2017

With a company participation of around 2,050 across 45 countries, the EMO Hannover 2017 is all set to open its door on September 18, 2017 at Hannover, Germany. With its motto of ‘Connecting systems for intelligent production’, it will be spotlighting the issues of digitisation and networking for production operations. The feature highlights the Indian participation at the fair, that will be showcasing the entire bandwidth of today’s most sophisticated metalworking technology.

Underlining the theme of ‘Connecting systems for intelligent production’, the EMO Hannover 2017, organised by VDW, will be held on September 18-23, 2017 at Hannover, Germany. Promising a showcase of the gen-next era of the global metalworking sector, the trade fair will be ceremonially opened by the hon’ble President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Spread across 1,52,000 sq m, the six-day exhibition has 2050 exhibitors, and hopes to generate important impetus for implementing the much-discussed concept of Industry 4.0 or the Internet of Things.

Intelligent production

According to Carl Martin Welcker, General Commissioner, EMO, in the machine tool industry, there has been a long since implementation of digitalisation. “Digital images, for example, for simulations have likewise been possible for quite a long time now,” he remarked. Under the keyword of Industry 4.0, the task now is to network the entire production operation, and indeed the complete added-value chain.

Event highlights

The fair will be presenting the latest machines, plus efficient technical solutions, product-supportive services, sustainability in the production process, etc. The principal focus will be on metal-cutting and forming machine tools, production systems, high-precision tools, automated material flows, computer technology, industrial electronics & accessories. The display categories include machine tools, Additive Manufacturing, other machines, precision tools, parts, components & accessories, software, manufacturing and process automation, metrology and quality assurance and services. The trade visitors to the fair come from all major sectors of industry, such as machinery & plant manufacturers, the automotive industry and its component suppliers, the aerospace sector, precision mechanics & optics, shipbuilding, medical technology, tool & die manufacture, and steel & lightweight construction.

EMO Hannover is traditionally a forum for innovations and trendsetters. “We shall be organising numerous events designed to address & progress important technical and commercial issues in the world of metalworking,” reported Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director, VDW. This complements the manufacturers’ range of exhibits, and communicates to visitors a comprehensive picture of trends and issues themed around metalworking. They are also exemplified by the Industry 4.0 area with its presentation forum addressing multifarious aspects of the motto embraced by the fair — ‘Connecting systems for intelligent production’, ‘India Day’, conference on ‘Additive Manufacturing’, seminar on machine safety, special show on ‘Aerospace Technology’ and ‘Production for tomorrow’ symposium. The picture is rounded off by other activities themed around youth recruitment, match-making initiative and a special stand featuring international start-ups.

India Day: Are Modinomics fuelling an industrial renaissance in India? This question will be addressed during the India Day hosted by the VDW at the EMO Hannover 2017 on September 20. It aims in particular to elucidate the perspectives for the mechanical engineering, automaking and aviation user sectors. The EMO’s India Day will also be supported by the Indian government. N Sivanand, Joint Secretary of the Department of Heavy Industry in the Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises, Govt of India, will be spotlighting the government’s initiative for boosting the manufacturing sector. There will be six delegations of high-ranking Indian entrepreneurs, which will be organised & accompanied by various Indian customer associations and the staff of the VDMA’s liaison office in Kolkata.

Additive Manufacturing conference: CECIMO’s ‘International Conference on Additive Manufacturing’ aims to capture some of the most interesting advancements in this fast-evolving landscape. Industry leaders, high-level researchers and policymakers will illustrate & discuss some of the latest solutions to accelerate AM deployment in the factory.

Safety Day: The day will feature experts presenting their insights on the requirements & challenges entailed by the current state-of-the-art, mapping out how practical solutions ensure high levels of safety and elucidating what remains to be done in the future.

Production for tomorrow symposium: Organised by VDW, the symposium will draw attention to precisely those innovations that will guarantee the high-end quality of machine tools for the years ahead as well, irrespective of network thinking.

EMO is the world’s most important international meeting point for production technology specialists from all over the globe. The following section highlights the Indian participation at the fair.

“India: sought-after destination for global investors” — Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India

What are your expectations from the EMO Hannover fair this year?

EMO Hannover is the top global trade fair of the machine tool sector and the most efficient marketing instrument in the branch, bringing together manufacturers and users from all countries.

The fair will be presenting the latest machines, plus efficient technical solutions, product supportive services, and sustainability in the production process. The principal focus of the fair is on metal-cutting and forming machine tools, production systems, high-precision tools, automated material flows, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories.

According to you, will EMO Hannover help the Indian manufacturing industry strengthen its presence in the global landscape?

India’s economy is indeed expanding, as is its industrial production output. In the machine tool industry sector, the nation ranks 8th amongst the world’s largest markets, with a recorded volume of 1.7 billion euros in 2016. This corresponds to growth of 11% in euros. For 2017-2018, too, a continuingly moderate increase in consumption is predicted. India imports around 70% of the machine tools it needs. In 2016, these were worth approximately 1.2 billion euros.

At the EMO Hannover, it is not only technical trends but also interesting markets that are showcased. India, for example, is the only shining spot within BRICS nations, which has reported consistent growth and capital investment. Against this backdrop, we are organising the ‘India Day’ event on September 20. The event will feature a presentation and panel discussion focusing on both application & user industries like machine tools, automotive & aerospace sector.

The ‘India Day’ event will also be supported by the Indian government. The Joint Secretary of the Department of Heavy Industry in the Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises is expected to participate and will be highlighting the government’s initiative for boosting the manufacturing sector. We will also be welcoming a delegation of high-ranking Indian entrepreneurs together with IMTMA.

How do you think it will help the ‘Make in India’ initiative by our Prime Minister?

India, the third-largest Asian economy, which notched up a growth rate of around 7% in 2016-17, is the most sought-after destination for global investors. The country’s game changing initiatives such as ‘Make in India’, opening up of strategic sectors like defence, railways, aerospace, etc to foreign direct investments and the implementation of ‘one nation one tax’ through the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have spurred its manufacturing growth. This will have a positive effect on the growth of the Indian machine tool industry, which registered an impressive growth rate of 18% during 2016-17 as against a decline by 3% globally in 2016. Currently, India stands 12th in production and 8th in consumption as per Gardner’s World Machine Tool Output Survey 2017.

“India emerging as a world-class manufacturing hub” — PG Jadeja, Chairman & Managing Director, Jyoti CNC Automation and President, IMTMA

Can you highlight your exhibits at the upcoming EMO Hannover Fair? Do you plan to have any special launches for the export market?

As EMO Hannover is the prime trade fair for the metalworking sector, we are showcasing our technological capabilities to serve and compete in the international market. The bandwidth of our exhibits focus on our technologically-advanced solutions, which cater to the metal-cutting sector, ranging from speed-oriented compact foot print machines to multitasking machines with sophistication. The exhibit basket includes the new avatar of our largest selling variant DX 200 as DX 200 nvu and VMC 850 as VMC 850 nvu, which are much advanced and improved gen-next machines. The high-precision turn mill centre AX 300 and Tachyon 7 is a state-of-the-art high dynamic drill tap centre, which will be showcased at the fair. The product variant K Mill 10, exclusively built for the high-end die & mould application and a battery of high tech 5-axis machines namely, K3X8(Five) nvu, Umill 5 and 6, 5-axis double column machining centre KX50R nvu and 5-Axis universal machining center MX 10 are also some machines, which will be demonstrated at the fair.

What are your expectations from the fair this year?

We are witnessing a global acknowledgement in the metal-cutting sector and its presence in this sector. We expect the trade visitors from all major sectors of industry, such as machinery & plant manufacturers, the automotive industry and its component suppliers, the aerospace sector, precision mechanics, shipbuilding, medical technology, tool & die manufacture and the energy sector. We see this exhibition as the most important international interaction point for production technology specialists from all over the planet for exchange, upgradation and expansion of business opportunities. This EMO would provide bilateral connection in innovative trends for intelligent production system and challenges. There will be plenty to see at this EMO on the topics of Industry 4.0 and automation. We expect networking to trigger a quantum leap forward in terms of improving productivity and competitiveness among users in all sectors.

Will EMO Hannover help the Indian manufacturing industry strengthen its presence in the global landscape?

EMO is an important event for machine tools. Not only big investors, but mid-tier user participation is also encouraged from various Indian manufacturers to showcase their capabilities. Comprehensive information has built consumer confidence for the Indian manufacturing sector and has shown a corresponding improvement, and a renewed upturn in bilateral machine tool business is being signalled. India is emerging as a world-class manufacturing hub and a strong global competitor, which has indicated its potential. India’s economy is currently growing faster than those of most other newly industrialising countries and the showcase from the Indian manufacturing industry will strengthen the trust across the global landscape.

How do you think it will help the ‘Make in India’ initiative?

The present contribution of manufacturing sector to India’s GDP is nearly 15%, which projects enormous potential for development. Through the ‘Make in India’ campaign, the government aims to increase and ensure that industrial production output and capital investment in the major user sectors for machine tools grow more substantially with the aid of capital investment from abroad. India, being placed among one of the top 10 machine tool markets across the globe, interaction of Indian experts with global experts on technical and commercial trends mapping out the resultant challenges for production technology would greatly help for capturing the targets. The platform of India Day would address some critical issues concerning economics, planned tax reforms and industrial reforms, thus attracting investors with clarity and trust. Delegates from the government participating at the event will also be spotlighting the government’s initiative for boosting the manufacturing sector.

“More manufacturing opportunities for India” — Sameer Kelkar, CEO & R&D Head, Grind Master Machines

Can you highlight your exhibits at the upcoming EMO Hannover Fair? Do you plan to have any special launches for the export market?

Grind Master now has a base in Europe due to the acquisition of a French Company SPMS. Thus, at this exhibition, we are exhibiting the supramatic superfinishing technology. The SPMS supramatic range of superfinishing machine for powertrain shafts is trusted by leading OEMs globally. The CMA series machine generates precision engineered surface finish and geometry characteristics on automotive powertrain shafts such as input and output shafts, of gearbox.

The CMA series is fully automatic with PLC control and modern features including a touch HMI. With automation for loading/unloading, which includes conveyor systems, etc, it is built for high-volume production and is used by the leading automotive OEMs globally including in Europe, South America, China, etc.

What are your expectations from the fair this year?

Our vision is to become a trustworthy innovative global company in the metal-finishing machinery. We expect the visitors at EMO 2017 to recognise the expertise that we have built over many years and appreciate our passion to build machines. This will further our interests worldwide in terms of customers and business/technology partners.

According to you, will EMO Hannover help the Indian manufacturing industry strengthen its presence in the global landscape?

EMO is a perfect meeting place for international customers, possible channel partners and technology collaborations. Grind Master exports over 60% of its produce and looks forward to expanding its international markets. It is a perfect stage to showcase our products and strengths. The exhibition is also a great place to see the latest developments in machine technology and an idea generator for future products/prospects.

How do you think it will help the ‘Make in India’ initiative by our Prime Minister?

Due to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India, there are enormous opportunities in the field of manufacturing. New manufacturing technologies will be required to fulfill the demands from defence, aerospace and energy sectors that are growing very fast. The fair will provide access to such advanced technologies.

“We are expecting new customers in this edition of EMO” — R K Purohit, Managing Director, Sphoorti Machine Tools

Can you highlight your exhibits at the upcoming EMO Hannover Fair? Do you plan to have any special launches for the export market?

We are the leading manufacturers of tool discs and tool holders. We are displaying slotted tool disc and tool holders, VDI tool disc, VDI tool holders and VDI-driven tool holders at EMO. We make driven tool holders in VDI 30 and VDI 40 DIN in 1809, 5480, 5482. We are also launching our new products – VDI 16 and VDI 50 driven tool holders, BMT static tool holders and BMT driven tool holders in EMO. BMT is a new type of tool holders clamping system and its varieties are increasing in the global market.

What are the expectations from the fair this year?

EMO is the world’s biggest machine tool exhibition. We are expecting good response for our products. We have a wide range of products. We are specialised in customised tools for any application. Our products are well accepted in the global market and our export is 40% of our sales. We export to Germany, Italy, France, China, Australia and other countries. This is the fourth EMO that we are participating in. We had a good response in all the EMO exhibitions so far and we are expecting new customers in this EMO.

According to you, will EMO Hannover help the Indian manufacturing industry strengthen its presence in the global landscape?

EMO is the biggest machine tool show. Visitors from all over the world are attending EMO to witness new developments in the machine tool industry. It is a big platform to showcase our products to the world. Now, Indian products are well accepted in the global market. EMO helps Indian manufacturers to strengthen their presence in the global market.

How do you think it will help the ‘Make in India’ initiative by our Prime Minister?

‘Make in India’ is a good initiative by our Prime Minister. ‘Make in India’ attracts foreign industries to set up manufacturing facilities in India. This will make India a manufacturing hub. It will also give boost to local SMEs, creating new job opportunities. As per data, contribution of manufacturing industries for GDP is not high and India’s eight states contribute 70% of the country’s manufacturing sector. Thus, this initiative focuses on equitable spreading of manufacturing activities.

“Developing new markets is all about winning confidence of buyers” — Dr Vishwas R Puttige, Head, Business Development, Ace Manufacturing Systems

Can you highlight your exhibits at the upcoming EMO Hannover Fair? Do you plan to have any special launches for the export market?

AMS will be displaying one of the most technologically advanced products available in the machine tool industry. This will include high speed drill tap machining solution with high speed pallet changer. It not only provides low chip to chip times, but also masks the component exchange time with the pallet changer. This product is most suitable for high volume components with short machining times. They are preferred for applications demanding frequent tool changes with multiple drills and taps to be performed on the components. The versatile machine has the ability to cut components of different material composition to suit specific applications. Such machines are widely required in the auto component industry, and the electronics manufacturing industry.

What are your expectations from the fair this year?

EMO has always served as one of the best platforms for showcasing the most advanced technologies from around the world. Trade fairs like these allow the products on display to be critically evaluated at a global level. It has always provided opportunities for machine tool manufacturers to penetrate into newer regions and market segments. It is also a good platform to network with dealer partners from and outside Europe. It provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships with existing customers and also meet potential buyers and explain to them our manufacturing prowess. Another expectation from the fair this year is to understand the latest trends in machine tool technology and provide an insight as to where the market is heading compared to its current situation.

According to you, will EMO Hannover help the Indian manufacturing industry strengthen its presence in the global landscape?

This is the largest machine tool show, which attracts visitors from across the globe especially Europe. Considering the fact that it is one of the largest consumers of machine tools annually, it surely would help manufacturers strengthen its presence. Developing new markets is all about winning confidence of the buyers in that market. If there is no consistent visibility of manufacturers from any country at various platforms, machine tool buyers will not show interest. EMO is one such platform with high visibility, which has provided a platform for many Indian manufacturers to establish their presence in the European regions. It will continue to strengthen the confidence of Indian manufacturers with their presence at the fair.

How do you think it will help the ‘Make in India’ initiative by our Prime Minister?

The Indian machine tool industry has come a long way in becoming one of the top 12 machine tool manufacturing countries globally. With the high levels of quality and reliability demonstrated by the Indian machine tool builders, the confidence levels on the capability of India to provide a comfortable platform to manufacture in the country has significantly increased. This has attracted many global manufacturers to set up base in India for their local and global requirements. In recent times, India has also seen many global manufacturers get associated with Indian manufacturers for collaborative developments locally.

“EMO will widen scope of Indian businesses” — V Anbu, CEO & Director General, IMTMA

How will participation in EMO Hannover help the Indian manufacturing industry strengthen its presence in the global landscape?

Technologies of the present and the future such as Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, 3D manufacturing, automation, etc are changing the way manufacturing functions. EMO is one of the apex shows, which will help the Indian manufacturing industry to keep itself informed on the advancements in these technologies. Adopting these technologies in key sectors such as defence, aerospace, medical, railways, automobiles, auto components, and so on will pay rich dividends for India’s manufacturing sector. Participation at the EMO will also provide the Indian manufacturing industry the right forum to pitch for its industry-friendly policies and attract foreign investments as the fair attracts key decision makers from various parts of the world.

How do you think the ‘India Day’ at EMO will help the ‘Make in India’ initiative?

The ‘India Day’ at EMO on September 20, 2017, will be focusing on the high-potential Indian market. Indian companies will showcase their capabilities in manufacturing. The event and its networking will widen the reach and scope of their business on the global map and will also enable in attracting FDI/capital investments to set up manufacturing units in India. This will give impetus to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government.

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